A big part of a group’s success is how well they sync and can harmonize into one talented and flawless entity.
This is the case when it comes to Simpl3 Stori3s. A band not just consisting of three talented musicians, but a band that’s made up of three brothers all sharing the same love and passion for music. “Three individuals combining their skills to craft arrangements, harmonies, and personalities, leaving any listener eager to hear more.”
The origin of Simpl3 Stori3s is fascinating. The idea behind the band came when the three were studying at The University of the Free State. They were on campus when the idea hit them to combine their determination for success in the music industry. The band currently resides in Bloemfontein, South Africa but has managed to perform on various platforms across the nation. One such an event that showcased Simpl3 Stori3s’ talent was The Humanitarian of the Year plus Talent Search evening at the Indaba Hotel.
The band currently consists of CJ van Wyk aka Clintjay, Naledi Mohapi aka Ned, and Sam Akach aka The Hero. Alongside touring the country and performing for huge crowds, the three has still managed to pay tribute to legendary songs by covering them. Some of these hit singles include Bruno Mars’ Marry You and also Redemption Song from the one and only, Bob Marley. What makes Simpl3 Stori3s such an inspiration to all up and coming entertainers is how far they have come.
It’s not always that you see an independent music group win three awards in one year.
2015 saw Simpl3 Stori3s walking away as winners of The Bloem Show Talent Search, winners of The Crooked Boer Sessions, and also winners of The Golden Bean Free-State Music Award. It won’t be a surprise if we see Simpl3 Stori3s touring internationally in the near future. So when you see they’re heading to your area, make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see them perform.
Adriaan Gerhardus Beeslaar. Young South African male currently the owner and writer for Blue Monkey Magazine and also a writer for Anytime Anywhere Magazine. Adriaan, nickname Riaan is also the author of the young adult fiction book Firefly.
Born 1992 Riaan Beeslaar only discovered his love and passion for writing at age 23 in 2015 when he started working on his young adult fiction novel titled Firefly. Currently, a freelance journalist residing in Johannesburg, South Africa.