We can all relate to a Sunday late morning when you’re accompanied by a cup of tea and a room filled with window-filtered sun, aroma and tranquil meaningful music in the background. You really need no sidelined entertainment when this fills you up and you encounter the beauty of existence.
I reminisced on this very thought…
Coffee Snobs’ music bursts out anything but snobby music, although coffee seems to be the main import of motivation and might I add inspiration.
Our team was invited to join in on an event organized in the time span of a week or so and it became as intimate as the music itself. Having a full on conversation with a Mocha topped with sassy foam while being treated to songs lyrically filled with great passion is how we spent our latest Saturday afternoon and therefore we thank Vernette Wessels and Marius Wessels from Coffee Snobs for making a turn in Bloem playing at Bloemfontein Coffee Roasting Co.
And yes, they are happily married, with a two-year old son who already fell in love with their music. Vernette is on lead vocals and guitar and Marius Wessels on bass and percussion. This Mosselbay based duo has already released two full studio albums, Aroma and Lig, and can be found on their Facebook page. Two of their songs features in the very popular Afrikaans film, ‘n Man soos my Pa. Be sure to check them out: https://www.facebook.com/coffeesnobsband/
Our own local talent, Jacobus Silwer ended the afternoon with some original music. Jacobus is a one of a kind story maker and these stories co-operate with pieces of music he also storied up in a genius and entertaining way. The combination makes for an echoing feeling of happiness throughout the following couple of hours of the day. Jacobus truly makes it his business to bleed out any original and local arts in the form of music.
The Coffee Snobs took us on a trip down memory lane with a song like Kinders van die Wind, a true gem of our Afrikaans nation. One of their new singles and also the name of their latest album, Lig, is a song that portrays hope. An aroma of sounds and lyrics mixed together to create some fresh and good music. Just like a cup of good-morning coffee