Watershed, a multi-platinum band, has gifted fans with five studio albums and a greatest hits collection over their two-decade career. Celebrated recipients of two South African Music Awards (SAMA) for the best pop album, they have also been repeatedly crowned as South Africa's best band by People Magazine.
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Harbour: A New Wave of Sound
Close to two decades post the release of their debut album, 'In the meantime', Watershed unveiled their 6th studio album 'Harbour'. Renowned for radio hit singles like 'Indigo girl’, ‘Fine way’, and ‘Letters’, the band has rubbed shoulders with global music elites, including U2, Peter Gabriel, and The Cranberries during their European tours. Craig Hinds, the driving force and the voice of Watershed, merges meaningful lyrics with mesmerizing melodies, crafting songs that have garnered a global audience.
The Essence of 'Harbour'
Crafted with ten acoustic tracks, 'Harbour' is an epitome of Watershed's signature sound. Produced in collaboration with bandmate and producer, Gideon Botes, the album emphasizes the band's collective spirit.
Hinds praises the synergy within the band, where individual talent melds seamlessly without ego overshadowing the soul of the song. With tracks like 'Mountainside', a song encouraging positivity amidst adversity, and 'Out the window', a haunting duet with the legendary Lira, 'Harbour' is a testament to Watershed's evolution in music.
A Rich Tapestry of Achievements
With songs that resonated across continents, Watershed's iconic 'Indigo Girl' echoed in Europe after a German DJ introduced it to his audience. Their tours, both locally and internationally, are characterized by their acoustic rock sound, making them stand out in the crowd.
They've had their melodies incorporated in commercial ventures and have even had band members branching out with solo endeavors, like Hinds' 'Ordinary Boy' in 2013.
The Band Behind the Music
Comprising Craig Hinds on vocals, Howie Combrink on drums, Gideon Botes with his electric guitar, Quintin Askes on bass, and Paul McIver on acoustic guitar, Watershed is a confluence of raw talent.
Their journey, from a breakout single in 2000 to international acclaim, is a tale of perseverance and passion. Their achievements include a plethora of awards and recognitions, such as the prestigious Comics Choice Lifetime Achiever Award.
Decades of Dedication
20 years since their inception, Watershed remains an indomitable force in music. With awards ranging from SAMA nominations to being consistently recognized as South Africa's best band, they continue to enthral audiences with their unique sound. Known especially for their hit 'Indigo Girl', their global recognition surged when the tune caught the ears of a vacationing German radio DJ.
From their initial rise to fame with 'Indigo Girl' to their current album 'Harbour', Watershed's journey is a testament to their musical genius and dedication. With a history rich in accolades, collaborations, and concerts, they continue to elevate the world of music, one note at a time. Whether you're a long-time fan or just discovering them, Watershed's music promises an immersive experience, transcending boundaries and resonating with souls worldwide.