Welcome to the home of all things BEDROCK – The original Band From The Sand!!
How’re you getting on in the Age of Corona virus? Tired of lock-downs, isolation, working from home….missing friends and family, perhaps? Why not let BEDROCK (The Band In The Sand) lift your mood with some of our cheerful, sometimes silly, tunes? You see, BEDROCK has always been about relieving the daily tedium with our mixture of original songs threaded, in most cases, with a serious dollop of humour.
You’ll find our music on all well known digital platforms – Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, You Tube and the like. Please add us to your play lists if you like what you hear.
If you’re looking for some light relief, here’re a few recommended tracks:
- Mobile Party (Album: So, Where’s The Party?)
- Saturday Night (Album: Recovery)
- Rickshaw Baby Blues (Album: So, Where’s The Party?)
- Babbelas Blues (Album: Recovery)
- Miggie In My Whiskey (Album: Simplicity)
- Feelin’s Gone (Album: Desert Rock)
- I Wanna Go (Album: Sand Circle)*
- Who You Are (Album: Album: Desert Rock)
- Nothing Worries Me (Album: So, Where’s The Party?)
- Last Round (Album: So, Where’s The Party?)
If you’re new to the BEDROCK experience, we’re about having a bit of good, old fashioned fun. With the input of band members with roots in countries such as Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, BEDROCK have always been an innovative and unconventional bunch. All their songs are about the world they live and gig in – the people, the places, the experiences, the humour, support and friendship. It’s infectious!
“From the heady days of the seemingly endless early afternoon till late night gigs at La Cantina, where the crowds were often so large that they spilled out onto the pavement outside the bar, where the tables and chairs doubled as elevated dance floors…I can say: I was there!” – Paul Alexander, former bassist of the Namibian band, Snoblind. Liner notes to Sand Circle (2014).
“Bedrock is a band that does not take itself too seriously at all, but they are very serious about giving their fans (they prefer to call them friends) a good time playing good music”. – Brian Currin of Brian Currin Music, liner notes to Desert Rock (2011).
“This album rocks! I’ve never been a big fan of African Rock and Roll. In fact I can honestly say that I’ve never heard an African rock band did too much for me. After listening to Bedrock’s new album, all I can say is, “If this is what music is like in Namibia, send me to the desert.” – Wahr’s World Of Music (USA)(2003)”
“For one thing, ‘So, Where’s the Party?’ is freer, with an aggressive, purposeful guitar. No pretentious noodling here.” – South African Rock Digest (21 April 2003)
“These guys have the party-in-the-garage sense of fun.
Overall, ‘Bedrock’ is a cool name — and they make cool, honest, rock music” – South African Rock Digest (5 November 2001).
“In the liner notes, they regard their music as “garage rock”, but I
think they’re too good for that term.” – South African Rock Digest (5 November 2001)
“But the rest of the album is a mixture of original rock songs performed by
a group of older rockers who clearly realize and accept that an NME
correspondent is unlikely to pitch up in the near future, but don’t care at
all.” – South African Rock Digest (12 August 2001)
LINKS TO OUR MUSIC HAVE BEEN PROVIDED ON THIS PAGE AND THROUGHOUT THE SITE, HOWEVER, OUR CATALOGUE IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON iTUNES, SPOTIFY, AMAZON AND ALL OTHER WELL KNOWN DIGITAL MUSIC PROVIDERS. SEARCH FOR BEDROCK (THE BAND IN THE SAND) OR THE BEDROCK PROJECT.
The original band, having been around for more than 20 years, established a valued circle of friends. BEDROCK music is a mixture of original pop, classic rock, folk, country and instrumental songs, a sound developed over many years in the Namib desert in Namibia where the band had its roots. Humour is an important ingredient in our musical blend so listen out for those little touches in our songs…and don’t be afraid to be amused! PS – There should be something there for everyone…
Although the original BEDROCK band dissolved in 2014, a number of its members have continued to keep the legacy alive through their current activities. BEDROCK’s work and catalogue have been absorbed into the BEDROCK PROJECT’S mantle. BEDROCK members who are still active on the music scene include Pete Krog who is active with the band, WAVE KEROSENE, in Mauritius, Pete Shout who is busy in Cape Town with a project called FERRATONE, as well as his PETE’S MOBILE PARTY disco which specialises in fare from the 60’s and 70’s, Kenny Ramage who is writing and recording in Northern Ireland, John Rogers who is a prolific songwriter and musician in Cape Town frequently releasing new material under the name of DAGADOON (check it out!) and Heiko Doedens whose golden voice won him the title of The Voice Namibia in 2019. BEDROCK’s most frequent guest over the years, Dan Shout, has gone on to establish himself internationally as an acclaimed jazz saxophonist.
Back in 2017, two of the band’s long serving members, Pete Shout and Kenny Ramage, released an EP of seven original tracks entitled OPEN DOORS. This album sticks to BEDROCK’s successful formula of mixing genres and giving listeners some fun and amusement.
Prior to this, the band’s 2008 album, SIMPLICITY album was completely remixed and enhanced and re-released in 2016. This album contains many of the band’s most frequently played radio tracks such as “My Girlfriend”, as well as many digital download favs like “Wheel O’ Hearts”, “You Don’t Know”, “Moon and Dunes” and “Flower Girl”. If you haven’t checked SIMPLICITY out yet, do so today!
To discover more about the Bedrock experience, please explore our back catalogue where you’ll encounter various stories and experiences, lots of tales of parties, wild times, desert life and interesting characters, all under-pinned by the band’s subtle brand of humour. You’ll find our music available to you via all popular digital music providers (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc), as well as at CD Baby You can also find us on Facebook where we have a Music Store available. Please LIKE our page whilst you’re there!
You can also check out our YouTube videos:
Moon ‘ Dunes – An extremely popular instrumental track from the 2008 album, SIMPLICITY. The track speaks to the incredible experience of watching the full moon rise over the majestic sand dunes of the Namib desert.
What Crap Is That? – A song which was inspired by the punk bands of the 80’s and 90’s, a tongue-in-cheek jab at society’s conventions and norms.
Nothing Worries Me – A popular tongue-in-cheek reggae song about the sweet leaf! (From 2003’s release, SO, WHERE’S THE PARTY?).
Dust Town – A song which bemoans the fate of the town’s of the Namibian Namib desert, settlements whose futures are dedicated by the ebbs and flows of the international diamond market, all these towns and villages serving the mining industry. (From the 2010 release, DESERT ROCK).
BEDROCK’s digital downloads have been available since 2006 and, over the years, the most popular tracks have been:
- Band Song (Album: DESERT ROCK)
- Crowd Invasion (Album: SO, WHERE’S THE PARTY?)
- Mobile Party (Album: SO, WHERE’S THE PARTY? )
- What Crap Is That? (Album: SO, WHERE’S THE PARTY?)
- So, Where’s The Party? (Album: SO, WHERE’S THE PARTY?)
- Angels (Album: SO, WHERE’S THE PARTY?)
- Moon ‘n Dunes (Album: SIMPLICITY)
- On Her Own (Album: DESERT ROCK)
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Man (Album: RECOVERY)
- She’s A Lady (Album: SIMPLICITY)
For the full BEDROCK STORY please follow the HISTORY tab on this site…it is a pretty special story. You will also find all the links to the band’s music and our YOUTUBE video channel, as well as snippets that are designed to entertain and amuse you. BEDROCK have a deep appreciation for their friends and would like to welcome you into this circle, too.
WHO YOU’LL MEET ON BEDROCK’S ALBUMS…
On RECOVERY (2001) you’ll bump into the “Rock ‘n Roll Man”, Kenny Ramage’s epic tune, the first Bedrock song ever aired on commercial radio. He’ll be alongside “The Loser” and the “Man Who Needs A Woman”.
On SO, WHERE’S THE PARTY? (2003) you run into the “Rock ‘n Roll Man II” and face the experience of a “Crowd Invasion” before reclining with the “Rickshaw Baby Blues” and, finally, calling for a “Last Round”!
As far as SIMPLICITY (2008) goes, you’ll soon run into “My Girlfriend”, a “Tramp’s Song”, a “Slow Learner”, a “Flower Girl” and, to top it all, “The Alchemist”.
2010’s DESERT ROCK will introduce you to the band’s anthem, “Band Song”, someone “On Her Own” and a plea to preserve a special place from becoming a “Dust Town”.
Finally, 2014’s SAND CIRCLE, will introduce you to “The Man In The Corner”, a young lady from Namibia, “Lazy Susie”, the “Winner”, a whole lot of folk trying to join the band, and finally, “Billy Badger”.