Welcome to the world of Critical Mass - the 'Folk Rock' Band.
Critical Mass music combines the Folk-Rock styles of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young through to the Progressive Rock of Pink Floyd. This Cape Town based band specialize mainly in late 60's to 70's style of music but have embraced more recent music that is suited to the Folk-Rock genre. A large part of any performance includes original music penned by members of the band, In 2013 Glenn Buys was a finalist and Best Original Music songwriter in the Forever Young Music Competition.In 2011 the band were voted second in the Flipside original music competition.
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Critical Mass - the band is a Cape Town, South Africa based band which includes a 'club' of members spread around the world. The music started as a camp fire duo entertaining friends but through the tenacity and determination of front man and founder member Glenn Buys,the band developed into a fully fledged gigging outfit. The line up changes regularly depending upon the presence of members in Cape Town.
Band floating membership:
Glenn Buys- vocals, lead guitar, guitars, harmonica.
Erick Smith- guitars, bass guitar, vocals.
Keith Warnett- bass guitar, flute, backing vocals.
Horst Breuninger- vocals, guitar
Ted Faulkner- bass guitar, vocals.
Bob Hughes- guitars, vocals
Gerard Scholz- drums, piano.
Calvin Smit- rhythm & lead guitar
Juan Beukes- percussion, Spanish guitar, backing vocals.
Ivor Jacobs- drums
Kathy Ashwell- vocals, guitar
Keith Warnett, Erick Smith,; one of the founder members of the band currently living in London, Calvin Smit, Horst Breuninger and Juan Beukes all appear on the album "Reaching" recorded a few years ago.
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