This is the story of the Bottomless Coffee Band – married multi-instrumentalist folk-rock duo from Cape Town; making songs about life, love, blues and breakfast!
Lourens and Esté Rabé produce a unique sound. Their performance is electric and reminds of the good old days when Johnny Cash and June Carter filled theatres with folk music – entertaining and unique.
Have a listen:
We met as two ambitious young students at the University of Stellenbosch, singing in the choir. After a few cups of coffee we soon realised that we shared much more than our common interest in blues music. Today we are happily married, working as full-time musicians, pursuing our dream to inspire others through music.
We have a great love for instruments; we are constantly on the look-out for interesting sounds to include. Currently we play 12 instruments between the two of us, gracing the stage with an impressive display of music-making gadgets, and allowing the sound of a full band. Our instruments include the Farmer foot drums, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, acoustic bass, U-Bass (aka basselele), accordion, ukulele, harmonica, glockenspiel, melodica and various percussion instruments. We also sing, whilst playing the mentioned instruments.
Some highlights thus far include:
Two national tours so far, and released our second album, Anthelia, in 2018.
Played with / opened shows for:
Goldfish (Dimension Data ProAM golf tournament 2014, George)
Jeremy Loops (Media 24 Year end function; Electric Vines 2014, CT)
Emo Adams (News 24 Magazines awards of excellence, CT)
Heinz Winckler (Val De Vie)
Kahn Morbee (KKNK 2015)
Die Heuwels Fantasties (Happiness Festival George 2015)
TV performances: Expresso Morning Show, KykNet Makietie, KykNet DeKatTV, KykNet, JouShow (Emo Adams), Cape Town Television
Radio: RSG (Oggend op RSG), RSG (Befonk), Radio Helderberg, Tygerberg 104FM
Newspapers: Die Burger, Beeld, Weekend Argus, Tygerburger, Vrydag (Die Burger)
Magazines: Rooi Rose, Huisgenoot, The Coffee Mag
Online: Channel 24, FlatWhite Concepts Magazine, 9Lives, LittlePinkBook
Contact person: Esté Rabé