The weekend of love kicked off with Albert Frost playing on 14th February 2020 at The Pub in Nelspruit. It was sweat dripping, spirit filling and a whole lot of love for quality South African music.
People really did stop and stared at this lonely maestro on stage. His red Fende and loop petal, that he plays and twists to make new, unique sounds. I love to watch how Frost builds up a song from nothing on the loop pedal into a beautiful masterpiece. At first, it doesn’t make any sense for someone who has never seen a loop pedal before. It’s like building with Legos, it fits no matter the colour. And then he builds up the different sounds to ‘loop’ over each other. Who needs a drummer and a bassist when you have a loop station? And don’t forget the wah-wah pedal! It always blows my head what Albert can do with this instrument on stage especially on “Who do you love?” Man what a vibe!
You ain’t seen the blues rock genre played quite the way Albert Frost does it. He can turn an acoustic guitar into a drum, bass and 6 string of almost every imaginational music mind. The young “old soul” man with a lengthy music history behind him. He started in a band called The Blues Broers in which his late father was the drummer. After his dad’s passing, his mum married the bassist of the group. And Albert proudly told the crowd that he honoured to have played with two dads in the same band. Albert is fearless on stage when it comes to songs and the events that inspire it.
I enjoyed Albert on his solo trip to Nelspruit, add a band and it’s double the love. Albert might be living in Tulbuch, Cape Town but his love for the Nelspruit will probably never die out. He made Valentine’s Day a perfect night out in the Lowveld summer evening.
His album “Devil & Gods” have just been released on vinyl for the first time since it’s original release 10 years ago. You can order your copy today because only a limited amount has been pressed.