Since the start of their band in 2010, their music has grown and
evolved, but it still remains true to their initial vision - to combine
different sounds from their treasure chest of instruments to create a full band
effect. Seeing the Bottomless Coffee Band on stage reminds of the good old days
when Johnny Cash and June Carter ?lled theatres with entertaining folk music.
As two ambitious young students at the University
of Stellenbosch, Esté
and Lourens met in the University choir. After a few cups
of coffee they soon came to realise that they shared much more than their
common interest in blues music. Today the happily married couple works as
fulltime musicians, pursuing their dream to inspire others through their music.
The style of the Bottomless Coffee Band can be described as acoustic folkrock
and afro-blues. The band members like to refer to it as gourmet music. This
term captures their vision as musicians: to produce an organic sound that is
true to themselves, that encourages good times, evokes emotion and sparks deeds
of love, hope and change.
The creative duo has a great love for instruments;
they are constantly on the look-out for interesting sounds to include in their
oeuvre. Currently they play 12 instruments between the two of them, gracing the
stage with an impressive display of music-making gadgets, and allowing the
sound of a full band. Their instruments include the Farmer foot drums, acoustic
and electric guitar, banjo, acoustic bass, U-Bass (aka basselele), accordion,
ukulele, harmonica and various percussion instruments. They also sing, whilst
playing the mentioned instruments, and write their own songs. Their days are
?lled with performances at various functions, including wedding pre-drinks,
corporate events, private functions, festivals and public shows. In November
2014 the Bottomless Coffee Band released their ?rst album, Room With A View.
This album, consisting of nine original works and two of their most popular
covers, documents the ?rst four years of their music career. Being on the road
constantly, Esté and Lourens have the privilege of seeing and experiencing our
beautiful country and meeting friendly new faces. It is these encounters with
nature, people and each other that inspire them to dream up fresh lyrics and
They also draw inspiration from music legends such
as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Queen, John Mayer, The Lumineers and
Mumford and Sons, to name just a few.