As many of you may have recently seen on Facebook, full time, professional musician Simba Morri (and former Shifty Records and 3rd Ear Music recording artist) has some serious health issues, compounded by financial problems as a result of being a full time, professional musician! Plus the COVID-19 lockdown has not helped Simba’s situation. Initial posts about the issue helped get some funds into the account of Guillaume Rossouw AKA Gil Gap (of punk legends Safari Suits) a close friend of Simba’s who is assisting on getting him the relevant medical tests so that we can understand all that will be required going forward to properly care for Simba Morri.
We ask that you please consider contributing to this fund, any amount is acceptable as it will all help, if you are unable to contribute financially (we realise it is tough for everyone out there) then please share it with people you think can, we’re also open to any other ideas and will be pursuing other fundraising avenues. Thank You!
THE SHIFTY SIMBA FUND
Any funds not used for Simba’s situation will go towards a new legally formulated and administered fund set up to assist impoverished Shifters who may require emergency medical assistance in the future.
Join us for this fantastic event. Matthew van der Want and Chris Letcher reunite for a special one-off show and live album recording featuring Andrew Joseph on bass, Nicholas Bjorkman on drums, and Victoria Hume on vocals & keyboards.
Will feature a fan Q&A session after the set. Host/Interviewer to be announced. Tickets Limited.
In 1998 and 2002, singer-songwriter Matthew van der Want and Chris Letcher (ex Urban Creep, singer-songwriter, and composer) collaborated as an acoustic duo to release two albums, and one EP. 1998’s full length ‘Low Riding’ was nominated for two South African Music Awards namely ‘Best Rock’ and ‘Best Adult Contemporary’ album. 2002’s follow up ‘Bignity’ garnered a ‘Best Rock’ album nomination at that year’s South Africa Music Awards. Both albums were recorded for Shifty Records by Lloyd Ross. The duo received vast critical acclaim and have been repeatedly hailed as two of South Africa’s top singer-songwriters, ‘Bignity’ was awarded the additional accolade of ‘top ten’ in the Mail & Guardian’s albums of the decade (2000–2010).