1925Band releases a new radio single for the song Gedig Op Jou Arm, in celebration of the Eintlik Nogal Baie DVD.
Gedig op Jou Arm was written by one of the members of the group, David-Lee Gericke. “It started with a dream I had when I was sixteen years old. An angel appeared to me in the dream and encouraged me to write a love song to God. I woke up and within a short time I had written the song. We regularly play it at our shows and everywhere we go people are touched by it. We are so privileged for the rest of the public to finally hear the song,” says David.
1925Band consists of three musically gifted brothers, Reno, Jeff and David-Lee Gericke, who started their professional music career in 2010. They have an acoustic folk sound, and their ability to harmonise, together with the copious amounts of emotion they pour into each song, is what makes them such a pleasure to listen to.
“We write music with heartfelt lyrics and melodies and want audiences to truly feel it. Ultimately, that is what hits are made of and what listeners can identify with,” explains Reno, the eldest brother. “David and Jeff write most of our songs and are usually inspired by everyday events, relationships and our own experiences, as well as those of others.”
Although 1925Band has not officially released an album, their privately produced CD, Horizon, contains no less than eight original tracks. “Our favourite songs are Gedig Op Jou Arm and Eintlik Nogal Baie, because they are easy to listen to and have special meaning to us. We have also recorded a few short videos, which have been well received by the public.”
Their song, Eintlik Nogal Baie, was the theme song of the movie with the same title which released during November 2017. Gedig op Jou Arm can also be heard in the movie which will be released on DVD and DSTV Box Office on 24 February 2017.
The movie, Eintlik Nogal Baie, is based on a script called Ally. Jarrod created the characters, and the story is a good combination of romance, comedy, action, suspense and tragedy. “It tells the story of Jay van Niekerk (André Lötter), an attractive, but shy cartoonist who is firmly in control of his life. He arrives at a crossroads when he encounters Ally (Marisa Drummond) with her overprotective father and ex-boyfriend, which changes his life forever in the most dramatic way. Audiences must remember to have enough tissues when viewing this film,” says Jarrod De Jong, co-writer and producer of this new romantic comedy.
Eintlik Nogal Baie was produced in conjunction with The National Film and Video Foundation and The DTI, distributed by Times Media Films and directed by Jacques Brand (The Blanket, Die Laaste Ure).