The feet stomping, skirt lifting, shoulder popping musical bliss by Pretoria based band, December Streets, have been caressing the ears of many since 2009. Only in 2010 when beat lyric combos of Tristan Coetzee (vocals and guitar) and Gideon Meyer (bass and sax) – boasting a 7 year musical camaraderie – united with the brilliance of Afro-funk player Nico van Loggerenberg (lead guitar), the beat popping Corneil Clasen (drums) and our very own SA born Satchmo, Waldo Boshoff (trumpet) did the December Streets really progress to what you know them to be today.
December Streets with their eclectic rhythms, slick beats, reggae/ska trumpet, symphonic trio of guitars and a voice to match is uniting genres and people alike. Their style ranges, but the catchy beat-lyric combos found in songs like ‘Fire through the Window’ and ‘Who Needs Shoes’ are signature.
Together, the boys in the band are bringing fresh flavour to the SA scene. Their EP was recorded at Anti-Motion studios, featuring campus hits ‘Fire through the Window’ and ‘Who Needs Shoes’, which both reached the number one position on TuksFM’s Most Wanted and SA Top 10 charts. ‘My Name’, has been playlisted on 5FM, taking the number one spot on the Rock Chart and peaked at 16 on the international charts. December Streets continue to play at shows and festivals across the country including Splashy Fen and SA Big 5 (KZN), Oppikoppi and Aardklop (NW), VredeFest (GP) and MK Avontoer (WC).
Untainted authenticity, a contemporary yet pioneering sound and terribly addictive tunes are all on the menu. Tune in!