Multi-platinum selling band Watershed have released five studio albums so far, along with a greatest hits album during their 20-year career, as well as receiving two SAMA awards for best pop album. They are also multiple winners of South Africa’s best band award by People Magazine.
Eighteen years after the release of their debut album ‘In the meantime’, Watershed have put together their sixth studio album ‘Harbour’. This South African music success story has had a string of radio singles that way surpasses the years they have been around. ‘Indigo girl’, ‘Fine way’ and ‘Letters’ are just a few of the tracks on the album.
The band has toured and performed alongside some of the biggest names in world music, such as U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Geldof, The Corrs, The Cranberries. Craig Hinds, the lead singer and songwriter for this band has built a career on lyrics and melodies that have touched his fans and consistently grown a following with every album the band has produced.
‘Harbour’ boasts 10 tracks that are acoustic in their construction, and current in their appeal. Hinds teamed up with fellow band mate, and producer, Gideon Botes to come up with a production that is Watershed all the way.
“We took a while to get this album done, because Gidi and I and the rest of the guys had to carve out time in our schedules to work on this record – It’s not that easy to set out to record and produce an album within a set number of weeks. It requires a different kind of discipline but allowed us the freedom to listen and improve on stuff as we went.The result is something we are all really proud of.”
The band is Craig Hinds on vocals, keyboards, guitar, Howie Combrink on drums and guitar, Gideon Botes on electric guitar, Quintin Askes on bass and Paul McIver on acoustic guitar.
To celebrate their new album, we are giving one lucky reader two tickets for VIP seating to Watershed’s Boxing Day gig on the fields at Huguenot House Franschhoek. The winner will also receive two nights accommodation including breakfast at Huguenot House – reservations based on availability at time of making the booking.
How to enter:
Simply fill in your details and answer the question on the form below to enter. For a chance to win, answer this question below: How many albums has Watershed released and what is the name of their latest album?
Competition Ts & Cs:
– The winner will be announced at 1pm on Monday, December 7
– Winner will be contacted via details entered on the form
– Prizes are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for money
– Transport to and from event is not included