Meet Can of Worms SA
Behind the Music
Can of Worms SA brings you feisty live music performances - original tunes written and arranged by the group themselves. Music features vocals from newly crowned lead singer Kerry Hiles, as well as lyrical lines from the saxophone, clarinet and electric violin. The sound is driven by the drumkit, bass and electric guitar. Several of the band are multi-instrumentalists, changing instruments during the set, which presents a varied and interesting performance. Drummer Steve Meise switches between drumkit and djembe for some songs, calling on tribal rhythms to drive the music.
The bands unique sound is a fusion of various genres including World Music, Afro-fusion, and Folk Rock. Think Zap Mama, Freshly Ground, and The Waterboys. A refreshing and catchy musical style that you will soon learn to recognise as Can of Worms SA.
Shows and performances have interactive elements – you will be invited to sing along, dance along, and lose yourself in the music. This cohesive group of musicians present authentic, original South African music for all ages to enjoy.
Standard Bank Ovation Award 2023
'On the Flip Side' performed live at the National Arts Festival 2023
Standard Bank Ovation Award 2021
'Out of the Can' performed as a live stream in the Guy Butler Theatre, as part of the National Arts Festival online
SAfm Sundowners Concert 2023
Live performance at the popular, free sundowners concert in the Monument foyer at the National Arts Festival
Spar Kirkwood Wildsfees 2023
Performances on the ECPTA Main Stage on Fri & Sat
Independent Recording & Releases
Four Singles to Date: Titambe, Destiny, Funk It and Pillow
National Youth Day Celebrations 2022
Live Performance at the Mthatha Stadium
Spar Kirkwood Wildfees 2022
Various Performances including ECPTA Opening Ceremony
Vrystaat Kunstefees 2022
Live Performance on Saturday Evening at Aasvoel Klub, Bloemfontain
AfriMusic Song Contest 2020
Regional Finalists with 'Titambe'
Can of Worms SA fills the void left by 'Freshly Ground'