(Alternative Rock)

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Johannesburg based alt rock outfit OTN was formed in 2010. They have created much positive hype in their wake, enjoying many great achievements and performances including The State Theatre, Seasons Whither, The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup fan park at Monte Casino and The Standard Bank Arts Festival in Grahamstown (where they won the highly venerated 2010 Standard Bank Ovation Award, becoming the first rock band in the history of the festival to hold the honour).




Four competent solo artists, songwriters and producers formed the hip-hop group Abstrakt in 2005. More of a project based collective, their focus fell mainly on the studio; writing and producing classy, conscious hip-hop with unique beats and thought provoking lyrics.


(Alternative Soul / “Jozi Soul”)

Duane joined the Newtown line up in 2008 and was with them until early 2011. Newtown gained quite a following during their time on the circuit and played many of SA’s larger shows and festivals including Splashy Fen, Rocking the Daisies, Oppikoppi and Jo’burg burning.



(Funk / Soul)

Duane joined Rise in 2003 as part of their brass section. He was only with them for one year, but during that time they were very active on the live scene. With a highly dynamic live show, they performed at many high profile shows and festivals.


Ethel My Love

Duane joined Ethel My Love, a punk band from Johannesburg, in 1999 and continued to perform with the group until 2001. During this time Ethel My Love performed on most of South Africa’s major stages and festivals, including Woodstock, Oppikoppi, Easter Rock Fest and State Of The Nation. They were also billed with most of SA’s top rock and punk acts including Sugardrive, Wonderboom, Saron Gas and Fuzigish to name a few.


(Alternative Rock)

Sublemon was a young alt rock band founded by Duane Arthur. It ran from 1994 to 1998. During it’s existence Sublemon remained unsigned, yet achieved great cult (and commercial) success. They were the first South African band to be aired on MTV, they performed on most of SA’s major stages and festivals, shared the stage with most of SA’s top acts at the time, including Springbok Nude Girls, Just Jinjer, Sugardrive, Boo and many more…