Desmond & the Tutus
Lead Vocals: Shane Durrant
Guitar: Douglas Bower
Drums: Craig Durrant
Desmond & The Tutus have been scare-crowing across the world’s stages with their unique, some might call it niche, brand of kwela-indie-punk for just on ten years. But to call it niche would be entirely missing the point, the Tutus are more shape-shifters than niche. The Tutus have also toured extensively internationally, opening, on their 2009 UK tour, for The Vivian Girls, The Soft Pack and Women. They played at one of the last, and legendary, Optimo parties at The Sub Club in Glasgow and somehow managed to sell out their first European headliner at Vanner och Bekanta in Stockholm.
The band has sold out shows all over Japan, backed up by a number of album releases by Osaka-based record label Flake Records. So basically, people LIKE this band. The Tutus have played headline slots at just about every notable South African music festival and local live music venue in the country.
The band’s latest album, Enjoy Yourself, won the SAMA for Best Rock Album in 2016. The album is a collection of indie-rock anthems, pretty love songs and pulsing disco hits and is the band’s most successful release to date.
- Catch Desmond & The Tutus in a double bill with Opposite the Other on 29 June at 19:00 in the Guy Butler Theatre