You need look no further than The Soil’s dedicated fan base, and the rate at which their support is growing, to understand how powerful the movement is.
You can tune in to Metro96.4 FM this Friday between 06:45 and 09:00 for an unplugged session on Glen and Unathi’s show to get a taste of the real experience.
A year ago, through the release of their self-titled debut album, The Soil set out to inspire a nation with messages of hope and a movement towards what represents joy, peace, love, and all that transcends our definitions of these.
Today, The Soil are topping national retail charts with the release of their deluxe edition (album repackaged with bonus tracks and bonus DVD). Their single ‘Baninzi’ just entered the Metro FM charts at number 30 – not bad for the three-piece acapella group who have been hard at work for the last twelve months promoting their album, and spent the last seven years prior to that on the road, before signing a recording deal with Native Rhythms Productions.
Dedication and hard work is a winning combination for The Soil, but nothing compares to their fans’ responses to their live shows, so if you have yet to attend a performance or listen to their music, make sure you don’t miss these dates:
15 June – Metro FM Unplugged Performance with Glen and Unathi
23 June – UGU Festival Main Event, Port Shepstone
20 July – THE SOIL CAMPUS TOUR – Wits Theatre [starts: 18:00 – tickets: R80 at the door]
10 August – THE SOIL CAMPUS TOUR – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, PE [starts: 18:00 – tickets R70 at the door]
17 August – THE SOIL CAMPUS TOUR – Cape Town Intervarsity Special, CTICC, Marimba Restaurant [starts: 18:00 - tickets R50 at the door]
31 August – THE SOIL CAMPUS TOUR – UJ Arts & Culture Theatre, Kingsway [starts: 18:00 - tickets R70 at the door]
The Soil is as comfortable at big music festivals and concerts as they are on intimate theatre stages. In the past eight years, The Soil has graced stages of renowned events such as The Grahamstown Arts Festival (in 2010 and 2011), The Standard BankJoy Of Jazz, Jazz by the River, as well as the Nelson Mandela Theatre and the Catalyst Theatre in Cape Town to name a few. The Soil is excited about their campus tour and see this as an opportunity to connect with their fans.
“We really can’t wait to perform at all campuses in Mzansi, share what we have been blessed with, and sing our hearts out to the very people that continue to support our music. This will give us a chance to interact with our supporters, autograph their new copies of our deluxe edition, share hugs, take as many pictures as we can and show them how much we appreciate their love and support,” says Ntsika of The Soil.