Sunset Sweatshop

30 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment

YANDI DU PLESSIS



WINDHOEK

Feel-good rock and reggae group Sunset Sweatshop has made headlines in neighbouring South Africa with their hits Coming Along and Move It.

Lead singer Ian Heyns said he inherited his love for music from his father, who is also a musician.

"There were always instruments lying around in the house." When he was 10 years old, he started writing songs.

"I played with a lot of different bands for a long time, but I only found my niche when I started playing with Sunset Sweatshop. Making music with your friends for people who are eager to listen is incredible.”

First time in Nam

Heyns shared they lost a lot of playing time due to the coronavirus restrictions, but added it gave him time to spend with his family and work on new material.

The group’s performance at the Namibia Tourism Expo will see them travel to the Land of the Brave for the first time.

"We bring a ton of spirit to the expo and bring very nice vibes. Expect an energetic show!”

Heyns said the entertainment and tourism industries go hand in hand. "I am attracted to certain parts of Cape Town because of the music, art and food. The same is true all over the world.”

Sunset Sweatshop's message to festival-goers and music lovers is not to give up. "This will blow over. We will need you when the world returns to normal.”

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