Bottomless Coffee Band

Based in Cape Town

Who they are:
The Bottomless Coffee Band is a multi-instrumentalist folk-rock band from Cape Town. The husband-and-wife duo writes, composes and performs songs about sharing a fierce love for life, music, traveling and coffee.

Their style:
The style of the Bottomless Coffee Band can be described as acoustic folk-rock 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.

How it all started:
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 filled 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 full-time musicians, pursuing their dream to inspire others through their music.

Their instruments:
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 10 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.

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