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Keep Gary Herselman Keeping On!

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It has recently come to our attention that notorious (only in the best way) shorts-sporting Kêrels frontman Gary Herselman (aka Piet Pers of the Gereformeerde Blues Band) has fallen on hard times, within already hard times for him, within what are, as I’m sure you are aware, hard times for everyone. To help Gary out, we have organised this Back-a-Buddy campaign and are working on a compilation album of his best tunes (due for official release Friday 4 December), as well as a few other treats for fans.

While compiling the 19 song epic, we have been constantly reminded of Gary’s versatility as a composer. From munchies songs, like 'Koeksusters' and 'Pampoensop', to riff rockers like 'The Bezuidenhouts' and 'Lazer Beam', to drink and drug ballads like 'Limbo' and 'I’m through with drinking (but drinking's not through with me)', his inimitable sense of humour shines bright. His music is guaranteed to put a smile on your dial, as it did ours as we slave away to get this record together.

Back him through the fund and you will also put a smile on Gary’s dial, which is the most important part. All his backers will receive a free download code to the album, a glorious testament to a unique S’efrikan talent. Gary simply couldn’t have happened anywhere else on the planet…and we’d like to have him around here for a while longer.

Monies raised will go directly to Gary to assist him with essentials required for survival and to keep him in a little data so he can remain with us online. We'd also like to help to provide him with the means to record new material.

Donations

  • Nov 24, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "I always remember the kerels in some bar in yeoville (kerels by candlelight :) " - Eric van den Berg

  • Nov 23, 2020 - USD $ 39.93
  • "Hey from the passage to suurbrak its allways in a song" - Stephen

  • Nov 23, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Strength thru music" - Tim

  • Nov 22, 2020 - USD $ 6.51
  • "Sterkte ou boet, vas byt" - Piet Perdekop

  • Nov 21, 2020 - USD $ 32.56
  • "Thanks Gary! Hillbrow Records to Jamesons n Genuine ding!" - Ian H

  • Nov 21, 2020 - USD $ 19.53
  • "Sterkte." - Malie

  • Nov 21, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Keep the Riffs Riffing" - Marc Henwood

  • Nov 20, 2020 - USD $ 64.60
  • "Shine on, Bru!" - Robbi Robb

  • Nov 20, 2020 - USD $ 6.46
  • "Always with the shorts and tweed jacket! Kerels gig still rings in my ears. Sterkte" - Marc

  • Nov 20, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Thanks for all the love Gary, I wish you well" - Ross Campbell

  • Nov 20, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Sterkte" - Lila

  • Nov 20, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Keep on Rocking Gary!

    " - Riaan Esterhuizen

  • Nov 20, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "We need to pay for music so that musicians can afford to keep on creating music" - Bob Dubery

  • Nov 19, 2020 - USD $ 64.92
  • "From Jamesons to Welkom, you brought me light!" - John the Miner

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Keep on keeping on" - Philip

  • Nov 19, 2020 - USD $ 64.92
  • "Take care, Gary. Looking forward to the compilation. " - Glynis Woollgar Loizeau

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 264.38
  • "A local legend" - Vark

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Good luck Gary - still a long way to go and some great music to be written and played in the future. Lotsa love and hope to catch up soon!" - Dan Chiorboli

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "

    Good luck!

    " - Chris Moon

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "The Knockando days- short but always remembered" - Garth Holmes

  • Nov 19, 2020 - USD $ 36.57
  • "We'll always have Hillbrow - sterkte, GH" - Paul Jammy

  • Nov 19, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "To all artists struggling. Thank you. " - Anonymous

  • Nov 18, 2020 - USD $ 23.73
  • "For PP, my favorite musician from Afrika" - Theunis

  • Nov 18, 2020 - USD $ 32.45
  • "Thank you for all the great music & priceless memories" - MickeyT

  • Nov 18, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "May the legend continue. " - Heat of September

  • Nov 18, 2020 - USD $ 649.07
  • "Better late than never" - Underground Press

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 317.25
  • "Blaf Blaf" - Boetie from Maritzburg

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "For the imminent introduction into life ahead...much love " - Petra

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Stay strong" - Ceri

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Voorspoed Gary" - Lampies

  • Nov 18, 2020 - USD $ 38.94
  • "Thank you for all the great gigs! Those were the daze ;) " - Sian

  • Nov 18, 2020 - USD $ 97.36
  • "On behalf of Stan and Leigh James, who send love bigly" - Stan James

  • Nov 18, 2020 - USD $ 59.41
  • "Chin up, Mr Rehearsalman!" - Alistair

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "

    Keep on rocking

    " - Patrick Green

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 423.00
  • "

    Yes you can, Gary x

    " - Lisa

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 317.25
  • "

    Luvya!

    " - Gustav

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Hang in there Legend

    " - A.Fan

  • Nov 18, 2020 - USD $ 32.45
  • "With love and thanks for the music " - Mark Thomas

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Sterkte hoor!" - Bea

  • Nov 18, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Wish we had known each other while I was there. We came so close (Splashy Fen 1995). Be well my friend - Love Tanya" - Ancient Echoes

  • Nov 18, 2020 - USD $ 7.32
  • "The soundtrack to many a Jol. Keep well Gary." - Sean C

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Plug it in!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 18, 2020 - USD $ 32.44
  • "Gary stole my girlfriend at the time. Shot bra, you saved me a life of angst." - Martin

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Gods bless Gary " - Anon

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 68.00
  • "Met Gary many years ago in Jamesons when he very generously let me use one of his guitar pedals for our guest band opener. Great guitarist and songwriter and a true gent!" - Cliff

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 79.54
  • "Strength Boet/Memories... " - Madandy

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 25.95
  • "Don’t spend all the donation on zol Gary!! " - Sean “Pantsula” Roe

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 33.14
  • "Keep on gooing a wheel spin ! " - Garth

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 6.63
  • "the way your phat wit punctures the petty pace..." - much appreciation

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Nooit, ek sê..." - SD3000

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 66.29
  • "Thanks for the music, best of luck to you Gary!" - Melanie

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Rock on" - Bob

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 199.91
  • "Keep on rocking !" - Ivan Kadey

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 52.88
  • "Angel blessings" - Jane van Vuuren

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 12.98
  • "Die Gereformeerde Blues Band se optrede by Tuks in die 80’s het baie van ons se lewens verewig verander! " - Willem

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 16.22
  • "For the memories." - Marshall

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Good luck" - Brian Bedingfield

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 12.98
  • "Keep on and on..." - Nicky Rebelo

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "thannks" - Ei Noni Moose

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 105.75
  • ":)" - B

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 131.71
  • "“LONG LIVE THE LOUD!” #LLTL" - Marq Vas

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Keep on changing lives brother man! " - Spooky

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Jis bra" - Hoffie

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Thank you for the music Gary." - Permanent Record

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 12.98
  • "Good luck Gary!!" - Theo Crous

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 12.98
  • "Play the guitar sing the songs we are all with you carrying bongs - shorts and slops always top notch props!!" - Desmond

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Keep on" - Martin

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "draaipunt" - Andreas

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Keep well & all the best bro" - James Ockenden

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 26.34
  • "Strength, Peace and Love boet" - Rod Nichols

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Sterkte" - Piet

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 12.98
  • "Stay strong bro - the music will get you through!" - Victor Joubert

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 131.14
  • "not feeling two grand" - Kalahari Surfers

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 12.98
  • "Take care Gary ️" - Steve Bazzea

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Take care brother" - Commander Drum Slut

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 64.88
  • "Piet Pers, my neighbour in Beaty st. in Yeovil in the mid 80's, you still make me laugh, keep going strong boet." - Emelia Weavind

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Kortbroek" - Herby

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 32.44
  • "I'll never forget those Jameson days and the chilled out afternoons at your place..." - Tov

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 16.22
  • "Love" - G

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 64.88
  • "Gary. My memory of watching the Gereformeerde Blues Band in Pretoria will stay with me forever. Consider this a thank you for some of the best nights of my life. Strength." - Ronan Descy

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 12.98
  • "Hope to see you back in action soon, from the team at TuneMeWhat.com" - Tune Me What?

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 64.88
  • "All the best" - Duncan

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 32.44
  • "May the pula from the heavens rain down on you, in mighty recognition of your beauty darling Gary " - Jennifer Ferguson

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 64.88
  • "Hey Gary... keep it crazy buddy!" - David Chislett

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Good luck Gary" - Andre

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Keep dancing in our hearts" - Soutie

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Piet Pers for president! " - Cas

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 64.88
  • "Thanks for all the good times Gary. I have such fond memories of Jameson's and working together at Hillbrow Record Centre. The days of my life!" - Olaf Figenschou

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 32.44
  • "come booi!" - Hermann

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 32.44
  • "Miss the music!!" - Daisy

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Go, Gary!" - Jud

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 13.01
  • "very much keep keeping on Gary" - NBTMusicRadio

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "keep on trucking" - Roddy

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 264.38
  • "Keep on rocking!" - Graeme Sacks

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 370.13
  • "In gratitude" - Guy

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Be well. " - NM

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Thanks for your contribution to SA Music Gary. Respect!" - Kevin

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Woof!" - Robbie

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "_" - GARETH

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 3.24
  • "Go Gary!" - Andrew Thompson

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It has recently come to our attention that notorious (in a good way) shorts wearing Kêrels frontman Gary Herselman (aka Piet Pers of the Gereformeerde Blues Band) has fallen on hard times, within already hard times for him, within what are, as I’m sure you are aware, hard times for everyone.

To help Gary out, we are organising a Back-a-Buddy campaign and putting together a compilation album of his best tunes so far as well as a few other treats for fans.