Blues Cruise 2019

Crimson House On The Mojo Rising Blues Cruise [Interview]

Blues Cruise 2019

Crimson House chats about the Blues Cruise 2019

Batten down the hatches, because in March 2019, for the first time, South African Blues legends will be taking to the sea for an unforgettable cruise experience on board the MSC Musica Cruise Ship.

Blues artists such as international legend, Doc Maclean, Albert Frost, Black Cat Bones, Shadowclub, Gerald Clark, Crimson House, Wolgang Marrow, Gunshot Blue and Coelacanth will be performing on the Mojo Rising Blues Cruise for 4 days, setting sail on a carefree voyage exploring the most beautiful places on earth.

Setting sail from Durban, the cruise ship will embark on an excursion to the Portugese Islands and all the luxury resort leisure facilities on board are included free of charge!

This cruise is selling out fast (less than 85 cabins available), so you better book now!

I caught up with Crimson House, one of the artists on the lineup, to talk about the cruise:

I saw you guys have been quite busy this year! You travelled a lot: Mozambique, Swaziland, Namibia… You also released some new music. Any highlights, standout moments or shows?

Yes, our first time in Swaziland was incredible. Bushfire festival is a real beautiful example of what Africa is capable of in bringing beautiful people together.

I heard you’re also releasing a new album at the start of next year! Can you give me some inside info? Who’s working with you on this one? And how many new tracks can we look forward to?

Yes, we’ve got 11 tracks on the new album. Antonio Cencherle has been producing it. We are really proud of this new album, it’s a really different mix of songs and we have found our sound in this new one with more gypsy and afro infusion then ever. It’s a really upbeat album, every track is a banger and we cannot wait for the world to hear it.

Awesome! So, do you have a specific date yet? And will there be a launch tour?

We will launching officially on January 18th 2019. However, on new years eve we have exclusive prints available at Kirstenbosch.

Crimson House

You asked your fans to give their input on the title of the new album on social media. Was it a difficult decision among you guys and what did you decide on?

We spent some time thinking of a title. We’ve settled on “lets get weird” as its an instruction, as well as a good idea of what the music does to the listener.

Now over to the Blues Cruise. This sounds like a crazy experience! For the readers: what is it all about and when is it taking place?

It’s a musical festival on a cruise ship, a first of its kind in South Africa, and it’s going to be amazing. We’ve seen pictures of the theatre and it is spectacular. We cannot wait to do our show on that cabaret-style stage. It’s exactly the right fit for our style.

I can only imagine all the memories that will be made on this cruise! Have you ever been on such a cruise? What are you most looking forward to?

Never have we experienced anything like this, and we have played every kind of show you can imagine! This will be a first for us and we are counting the seconds until we are on that boat!

So exciting. What song should people listen to on repeat before the Blues Cruise? Please share a link!

And any other artists on the ship you recommend we see?

Albert Frost, Doc Maclean, Black Cat Bones, everyone of the acts really, they are all unique and brilliant in their own ways.

Finally, where can we see you perform live next to warm up for the cruise?

New Years eve at Kirstenbosch Gardens, with Jeremy Loops.


Come and live life on the water, singing the Blues under enchanting clear skies on the Mojo Rising Blues Cruise. Kids under 18 sail for free and tickets start at R4 545,00.


Pay Deposit of R3000 only!

Final payment is required no later that 60 days before departure.


Make sure to select the BLUES CRUISE option when making your booking!


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