After studying the DMP course at Emendy Sound & Music Technology College Theunis de Bruyn as well as another Alumni student Louis Potgieter, who successfully completed the AMP course was approached to become part of the group "The Ice project" They immediately got signed at a well known record label.
The Ice Project is a soft rock/post grunge band that started out in Potchefstroom, a town known for its artistic student community. At first The Ice Project was known for its acoustic sounds, but can now be seen as a full four piece band drawing influence from a wide variety of bands such as Collective soul, Matchbox 20, Colday, Pearl Jam, Arcade fire, Bon Iver and many more.
The Ice Project is currently based in Pretoria, has shared the stage with well known bands, such as One day remains, Made in Wrong Kong, Tidal waves, The Parlotones, The Black Hotels, Wonderboom, Crash car burn and others.
The Ice Project has received airplay on Jakaranda FM and the Song "Rollercoaster" was included in top 5 local acts on the MK channel's show "Studio 1" for more than six weeks.
In January 2010 The Ice Project was signed to Sovereign Records and is currently inbetween recording and gigging to prepare for the first full length album.
The four piece band consists of guitarist Heinrich Pelser, who is a guitar teacher by profession and has an objective passion for all kinds of music; drummer, Theunis de Bruyn who juggles backing the vocals, hooking up the pad sounds and even playing acoustic guitar all whilst beating the kit in a signiture fassion; Louis Potgieter on bass and keys, experimenting with synthetic sounds and stealing the show by constantly swapping bass and keyboard within songs; and finally singer/song writer Cobus Bester who lends his signature vocals, lyrics and melodies to the colaborative concept that is The Ice Project.
Date of Posting: 02 November 2010
Posted By: Theunis de Bruyn
Digital Music Production Course, Pretoria
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