Contributor: JP Sing
The first time I saw Jacques Moolman perform, I was just out of high-school, and went to Roxy’s Rhythm Bar in Melville to watch a band called Airship Orange. Over the years, Jacques evolved and grew his Blues Rock band, Shadowclub to great success within South Africa and towards the end of 2015, I found out about his solo project, called Chambers.
In late 2015, I was lucky enough to attend a showcase of his at the awesome Good Luck Bar in Jo’burg. The show case was great and he has a handful of songs that keep you captivated throughout the entire show. Mixing traditional blues rock with an electronic infused cluster of melody.
Riding off the awareness of his first single, a remix by Pascal & Pearce, Chambers received high radio airplay on popular South African radio stations as well as the remix/original of ‘Heaven’s got No Place’ added to Filtr playlists locally, and internationally in Holland, Switzerland & elsewhere. Plus, 1 million streams internationally by the end of 2015. It also reached the Hot 99’s #1 track for the 2015 chart.
Check out the music videos for Heaven’s Got No Place original and Pascal & Pearce remix below:
Here is the remix:
Come 2016, Chambers released his debut EP on 20 May 2016. Packed with 5 originals and 3 remixes, this album is great to chill to. I must admit that I listened to the album on a recent long drive and it was perfect. Chambers’ Deluxe EP is a must have for any occasion. You can stream it on a chilled Sunday, a long drive, a braai and any another activity you’re busy doing. The EP flows well, with Jacques dynamic musical influence in vocal melodies and electronic synth infusion. If you’re a fan of Lana Del Rey or Florence and the Machine, you will love Chambers. My 3 favourite tracks on the EP are Heaven’s Got No Place, Love Spell and Red Blood Stains.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and get yourself a copy or stream it online.