Crimson House

South African-inspired gypsy-infused blues

Crimson House

Gypsy-infused blues

Crimson House

Crimson House have introduced what they call “Gypsy Jungle Music”: a mix of South African-inspired gypsy-infused blues with an exhilarating and inclusive live performance. This style has also been baptised ‘Acoustic Dance Music’, or ADM.

Crimson House are a high-energy show band that delivers a potent set designed to make anyone jump and dance and sing uncontrollably.  Their style is a mix of gypsey, swing, rock ‘n roll with blues undertones.

They have been hailed as one of the greatest live acts in South Africa, boasting three successful albums, a new one in the making and a series of radio-rotating songs around the globe… And they have no intention of slowing down.  They have played at every major festival in Southern Africa, including Bushfire Festival, STRAB, Up The Creek, Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, Splashy Fen, White Mountain Festival and many more.

The band leads the audience on a musical journey that leaves everyone smiling and bouncing with careless abandon.

Riaan Smit fronts the mad troupe of musicians, which includes Nick Becker on alto saxophone, Gareth Harvey on baritone sax, Christoph De Chavonnes Vrugt on drums, Arno Van Zyl on guitar, and André ‘Skywalker’ van der Merwe on bass.

Upcoming Shows

No shows booked at the moment.

“…a world-class act. Potent as whisky, wild as the desert, and fiery as all hell.”  

Rolling Stone Magazine, South Africa


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For booking inquiries please contact us:

Tel: +27 (0) 82 892 0356