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Rockstardom – Our first Rock Star

Good Day Rugrats. It is with great pride that I can announce the release of my first single called “rockstardom” on this site before I do so anywhere else. It will be available on all the download sites (itunes,cdbaby,sony music service etc) from Friday and a video of the song will be flight on MK after the weekend.

My album called “truth and recession” is released November 30 and will be available for sale At Musica and Look & Listen as well as digitally online.

Ok sales pitch out of the way. Some on this site might know me as an astute rugby brain and the only one to correctly call pretty much every winner in 2011. But it is events on this site that edged me to pursue the old music dream 2 years or so ago and I was at the time happy to proclaim to anyone who would listen that henceforth I am gunning for it regardless of whether I have any talent or not!

A busking trip to Cape Town allowed me to write a couple of tunes that would eventually impress the guys at SonyATV enough to give me a publishing deal and subsequently arrange a record deal with Indie Label MIA

Months went by while I recorded the album in an apartment at the South Coast before having it mixed in London and finally mastered in Johannesburg.

Now you might think having a hopefully flourishing music career will prevent me from imparting wisdoms on this site. Fear not my fellow gentlemen. Morne is bound to be so inspired by my achievement that he will finally get a Ruggaworld mobile app going so we can all keep in touch.

More good news is that my management company plans to approach Ruggaworlds own DavidS to become a bouncer at my live shows. Problem is we sent a tender out to the entire East Rand community for this job but it would seem every male person (and some females – complete with moustache) in the East Rand rates himself as someone who ‘kan bliksem’. I will update you later on Dawies application.

Again thanks for your friendship and support.


Here is Brendon’s brand new video!

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    November 9, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Best of luck dude, hope your dreams come true!

  2. avatar


    November 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Very nice. I like! :applause:

    Good luck with the album!

  3. avatar


    November 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    It’s good! I really enjoyed it and will be looking out for the album here in the land of the Nam.

    Good luck with the album and here’s to rockstardom!


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    Methos The French Stormer

    November 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Congrats dude! I like it!

    Hope all goes well.

    If you publicly acknowledge on this site that forwards are the brains and muscle of any good rugby team I will send this to all my facebook friends etc.

    Waiting to hear from you.


  5. avatar


    November 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Reply to Methos The French Stormer @ 12:26 pm:

    Dude, will mail tracking number to you tonight, it is in wife’s wallet!

  6. avatar


    November 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Hah… great read and well done mate!!!

  7. avatar


    November 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Is that Durban Freeway just heading into town?

  8. avatar


    November 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 11:42 am: Jinne – I that it was YOU!

  9. avatar


    November 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Reply to Icebabe @ 1:53 pm:

    Haha, no babe, not me thats hey!

  10. Duiwel


    November 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Well done Shieldsie,
    gaan voluit!!!
    best of luck!!

    maybe there will be groupies and drugs too

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    November 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Reply to Duiwel @ 3:04 pm:

    Dont you think he is spaced out enough as is?

  12. avatar


    November 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 3:10 pm: from the picture…I’d say! :mrgreen:

  13. avatar


    November 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Anyway Brendon – dont know you – but good luck with your new adventure! If you don’t have dreams. you have nothing!

  14. avatar


    November 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Good song but the dude in the video is a fraud.

    The real Shields would have worn the goggles upside down and turned the guitar into a wind instrument.

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    November 9, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Great song Brendan… love the video too… like an alternate version of Ben Lee complete with a real ‘busker-esque’ feel with that classic ‘one-man-band’ outfit (who built that)?

    You should be making music in Australia mate…

  16. Duiwel


    November 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Ja-ja Miertjie,
    having seen the video
    which is great,
    we only need to hope for the groupies
    the rest is covered.

  17. Duiwel


    November 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    i noticed that your hand on the guitar
    hardly changes notes.
    Did you actualy play there?

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    November 9, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Reply to Duiwel @ 8:34 pm:

    It’s all done by smoke and mirrors –
    didn’t you know?

  19. Duiwel


    November 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Eks maar dom Oudste,

  20. DavidS


    November 10, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Uhu… just recovered from exams yesterday…

    Good one shieldsie… great one actually

    Good luck and I have sent it ou on RW’s Facebook and all contacts on my FB too.

    Now I intend to wait till the piratebay releases a cracked version and then….



    Will the MP3 be released via rhythm music as well?

  21. avatar

    its a 15 man game - embrace it!

    November 10, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 1:26 pm:

    thats right yes.

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    its a 15 man game - embrace it!

    November 10, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Reply to Duiwel @ 8:34 pm:

    no I could not. the suit was simply too heavy. The minute I looked down i would bliksem neer. Tried to play a couple of times but it simply did not work. Had to just keep my neck up!

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    its a 15 man game - embrace it!

    November 10, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Reply to DavidS @ 9:11 am:

    Not sure about Rhythm. iTunes, Amazon, CdBaby and the local Mahala concept.

    Will let you know tomorrow when single is released.

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    its a 15 man game - embrace it!

    November 10, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 5:06 pm:

    well its a plan. Talking with old Dave Thompson (ex sony boss-idols dude now living in Perth) to do something next year in Oz.

    Gotye, Bon Iver success in Oz suggests this music has market there. But my dream is the UK.

  25. avatar

    its a 15 man game - embrace it!

    November 10, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Reply to Methos The French Stormer @ 12:26 pm:

    sorry methos I cannot acknowledge it on a public forum as that would be spreading blatant lie. The forwards are the muscle though – yet in Spies’ case only the muscle and no longer the power!


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    Methos The French Stormer

    November 10, 2011 at 11:09 am


    Word of advice – try to make it in France. I’m against my will listening to the worst French rock music EVER made.

    Here – because it is kind of a closed market like SA – once you are famous you are famous for fkn EVER!

    The missus said she loved you song! Said it was cute… :soek:


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    November 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Reply to Methos The French Stormer @ 11:09 am:

    Yep, ask Halliday.

    Congrats on the video Brendon. Hope it works out well for you.

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    November 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Reply to its a 15 man game – embrace it! @ 9:43 am:

    Yep the market is huge here in that genre (well and most live music of any genre) and Melbourne definitely the place to be based… just some similar Aus acts making their name atm ‘Children Collide’, ‘Seeker Lover Keeper’, ‘Kimbra’, ‘Oh Mercy’, ‘Gypsy and the Cat’, ‘Decoder Ring’, ‘Dan Sultan’, ‘Lady of the Sunshine’, ‘Little Birdy’, ‘Sparkadia’, ‘Boy and Bear’… just some I’ve been listening too…

    Aussies have always been into supporting live music (perhaps the disposable income) and there’s excellent support by both govt and radio stations for artists (not just music) of any genre…

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    November 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 12:55 pm:

    Live music with live musicians –
    or singing live to backtracks,
    which is a dishonest sin in my
    books, no matter what the genre?

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    November 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 1:06 pm:

    Definitely live as in with traditional instruments to modern electronics… there’s no real set-rules anymore though… music has become so varied…

    Brendan’s style (although I’ve only seen the above video) is very popular over here… youtube some of the bands I mentioned above… I reckon Ou Toppies would like some of it

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    November 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    OZ flags flying at Newlands.

    OZmob 284
    Poofters 96 all out

    Watson 5 wickets in 21 balls.


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