Johannesburg based singer-songwriter Steve Umculo’s brand new single, Lemonade Stand is a deliciously light-hearted ode to making lemonade and forgetting your worries. Its musical style is reminiscent of acoustic surf rock artists such as Jack Johnson, Donavon Frankenreiter & Animal Liberation Orchestra.
The conception of “Lemonade Stand” was a result of Steve’s love for the acoustic surf rock era and Cav Barry (fellow songwriter and lyricist) wanting to create a playfully philosophical song cantered around the old ‘life giving you lemons’ proverb. The arrangement of the song itself was carefully constructed with fun-loving verses, catchy choruses and an epically comical bridge. Steve draws on familiar musical talents that featured on his “Philosophy” EP, including that of the gifted guitarist Michael Bester whose solo launches the song into a different frontier of musical brilliance. The final product is an existentially humorous but musically satisfying take on an age old and hopeful adage.
Watch the lyric video here
Pre-sale tickets are R65 and available here
They will be R95 at the door.
This will be followed by a nationwide tour which will see Steve playing in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Knysna, Cape Town and Swaziland.
“Take all your doubts and squeeze them out.”