The Blood Brothers unite to tell us what People Gotta Know

As individuals, you’ve heard plently of songs from all of them. Now, the Blood Brothers released their first track and music video as a supergroup: People Gotta Know. The aim of the Blood Brothers is to spread awareness about, and raise funds for the fight against cancer. Together, they perform the major hits that made them famous plus songs from international bands that influenced their sound. They’re also finally bringing their 3 hour show to Cape Town this week.

The Blood Brothers

Jason Hinch, Albert Frost, Rian Zietsman, Francois van Coke, Arno Carstens, George van der Spuy, Kobus de Kock Jnr, Hunter Kennedy, Loedi van Renen, Isaac Klawansky.
Photo by Andre Badenhorst

The video was made by Loedi Van Renen, Hunter Kennedy and André Badenhorst, and the lyrics written by Hunter Kennedy.

To buy the song (and support the cause), click here to visit iTunes.

The video (and song) surpasses the requirements and expectations of a charity/fundraiser promo video. It is stylised, edited, and designed to a degree that any of the members’ individual band videos would be. The creepy medical equiment, luminescent yellow goo paints a toxic picture that reinforces the disease-based lyrics.

The Cape Town concert

10 of South Africa’s biggest music heroes.  1 stage.  3 Hours of non-stop power hits.

After the very successful first concert at Carnival City on the 18th of July, The Blood Brothers are reuniting for another jam-packed concert at Grand West Casino in Cape Town on 23 September 2015.

Tickets range from R250 – R395 and are available from WebTickets. For more info, see the Facebook event.


The Blood Brothers claim to be South Africa’s first supergroup, united in a battle against cancer in support of the Vrede Foundation. The group consist of Arno Carstens (Springbok Nude Girls), Francois van Coke (Fokofpolisiekar & Van Coke Kartel), George van der Spuy (Taxi Violence), Albert Frost (Blues Broers), Kobus de Kock Jnr. (Black Cat Bones), Hunter Kennedy (Fokofpolisiekar), Rian Zietsman (Taxi Violence), Jason Hinch (Boargazm), Isaac Klawansky (Shadowclub) and Loedi Van Renen (Taxi Violence).

Die Vrede Foundation is a non-profit, public benefit organization with the two goals to generate awareness amongst young South Africans (aged 15-29) regarding cancer, and to raise funds and provide financial aid to young South Africans with cancer who do not have medical aid. They are inspired by Herman’s Story, and strongly believe that “Cancer does not have to be a death sentence.”

Loedi van Renen, George van der Spuy, Jason Hinch, Rian Zietsman, Isaac Klawansky, Francois van Coke, Kobus de Kock Jnr, Hunter Kennedy, Arno Carstens, Albert Frost. Photo by Andre Badenhorst

Loedi van Renen, George van der Spuy, Jason Hinch, Rian Zietsman, Isaac Klawansky, Francois van Coke, Kobus de Kock Jnr, Hunter Kennedy, Arno Carstens, Albert Frost.
Photo by Andre Badenhorst

Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

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