“Music provides a platform to bring people together, to change the world, even if just for a moment...”
Rubber Duc is an independent, four-piece band, made up of Nick Jordaan (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, hi-hat), Brendan Campbell (lead guitar, kick drum, backing vocals), Sheldon Sham (saxophone, crash, tambourine, backing vocals) and Amiel Gopal (bass, snare drum, backing vocals).
From time to time, Rubber Duc also calls on the incredible drumming skills of Leeroy Sauls to add some additional bang on stage. Lee also drums on the album.
Their unique “folk-swing-hop” sound immediately gathered them a following and a great deal of media attention; they’ve been called “Joburg’s hottest new band” and “the next big thing”. Rubber Duc’s melodies are catchy and the lyrics are nostalgic, evocative and clever. Whether performing original material, creating their own take on covers, or commenting on the world around us, their live performances guarantee a good time for all!
They might be only three years old, but the Ducs have a large and varied fan base! They have played at many South African live music venues and festivals, from Pretoria to Durban to the Cape and back home again to Jozi, and have diverted their flight path via Dubai and Mauritius. Rubber Duc are a no-brainer for corporate events because of their wide appeal and their fun and engaging on-stage personality! As a repeat client says: “Rubber Duc had our 700 guests on the dance floor from the first chord to the last. They are fun, talented and very professional. We liked them so much we have booked them again. Can't wait!” The Ducs read a crowd and amend their set according to the audience response, mixing up their original hits with their superb, “ducked-up” covers. “Rubber Duc are one of the favourite bands booked by our properties nationally. They are professional, yet relaxed, making their clients feel at ease. They are a refreshing act that will get your party up and dancing, but also work in a formal dinner environment. They performed at our Final Round dinner for Nedbank Golf Challenge last year and at the Castle Lite Extra Cold Entertainment Zone for two years running and the crowd just couldn’t get enough. It is always a pleasure dealing with them,” states Lara Portelli, events and entertainment manager, Sun City Resort. Accomplishments and Acclaim Released in March of 2014, their first single, 'Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That', is a satirical musical look at living in South Africa. The song was inspired by the YouTube clip of Sweet Brown that went viral worldwide. It reached #2 on 5FM and ECR. They followed up their initial success with toe-tapping songs such as ‘Stay with me’, ‘Zebra Horse’ and the anthemic ‘It’s Alright’. Their debut album, The Secret Sunrise, was released in September of 2016 and the single ‘Are we there yet?’ is playing on radio stations across the country. With the support of their fans and a great team backing them, Rubber Duc are set to take the music industry by storm with their inimitable style and positive outlook. Watch this space, Duckheads!