The Blues Band meets on Monday nights and have coffee and milk tart or samosas! They chat and have fun and then get to the reason for gathering, the music.
Andre Pelser has a unique style forged by years of travel and exposure to various jazz, Gospel and blues musicians. He has also performed in a band as a student at UCT called “Seventh Son” and he knew how to play Beatles’ songs and others.
Bob Dylan has influenced his song writing and Andre even did a musical play in a documentary style called "The Dylan Show” that was approved by Dylan himself over the phone. Andre’s discography is actually cast and we have a few of his albums available on this site like “Everything Works Together” that he helped to produce with his family, the Baileys.
This album is the first of the collection of songs that came to be known as the Harvester Blues Band. Acclaimed blues musicians from Cape Town, Greg Smith (Boulevard Blues) on blues Harp and Dale Collins (Boulevard Blues, The Dale Collins Band) on Lead guitar. Jean-Pierre Joubert is on bass and
there are insights on vocals and guitar form Luke Kirschke and Jean-Pierre Cordier. Aje Pelser is on drums and percussion.
“Preacherman” Blues is a powerful double time shuffle that tells Andre’s story growing up in church, “hide and seek inside the church and football in the yard.” He speaks of his experience on a mountain top in Switzerland and in the desert of Arizona as turning points in his Christian life and
calling into ministry.
“How can I ever thank you” is a summary of the band’s gratitude towards Jesus Christ for salvation and all the benefits of faith.
The band toured to the ‘Worship and Clouds Music Festival’ in Benin City Nigeria playing to a large crowd who really took the blues style of music. They cheered when Andre put on his white hat and started playing the piano.
The Harvester Blues Band continues to perform at Artlines Missions Auctions, raising funds to reach Africa and Asia and other continents with the Gospel. Through Mission Auctions we have been able to reach over 120 nations to date and we value the support of art and music patrons around the
world! God bless you!