Photographer: Danie Nel
The brilliant young guitar wizard, LOKI ROTHMAN, was born with his middle fingers and ringers stuck together on both hands. This condition is known as Syndactyly. He underwent twenty three operations as a toddler and received extensive physiotherapy to isolate and strengthen his fingers.
Who could foresee that at the age of twenty four, Loki would have travelled the world as Jack Parow’s guitarist, reached SA’s Got Talent’s top 6 in 2009, worked with the likes of Die Antwoord and Toya Delazy, had hit singles chart on radio and would own 32 string instruments - anything from a banjo to a lap steel.
Syndactyly – “It’s a visual thing.”
Hot on the heels of the successful release of his debut album, The Way Back, in June this year, Loki is set to launch his guitar instrumental DVD, Syndactyly, this September.
The Way Back is a pop album with elements of acoustic, rock and electronic and displayed Loki’s singer-songwriter side.
Syndactyly will showcase this maestro’s magnificent guitar skills.
“Don’t believe me just watch…”
A little taste of the DVD - One Man Band Guitar Covers by Loki Rothman
Syndactyly will contain 11 visual tracks. Loki already released these covers this year in anticipation of this DVD’s release:
Syndactyly DVD Launch – 11 September at Durbanville High School
Loki will also be playing all the favourite songs from his The Way Back album.
Date: 11 September 2015
Venue: Durbanville High School Auditorium
Address: Langenhoven Street, Cape Town
Tickets: Early bird tickets are R90. Scholars and pensioners’ tickets are R80 per person.
Get tickets: online.computicket.com
Other: Hiram Koopman and Chad Zerf will accompany Loki.
The Syndactyly DVD and The Way Back album will be on sale at the show.
YOU magazine review of The Way Back:
Jack Parow’s guitarist steps into the spotlight with this impressive debut solo album on which he sings and plays all the instruments. The Cape Town based artist’s lyrics are intelligent and the songs take in a wide range of styles, from the soulful How Love Feels to the electro-pop of Subtitute Lover and Clocks. The production and arrangements are excellent and it’s clear this is a talented musician we can expect to hear a lot more from.
Also check out the outstanding track "Lie To Myself." Petrus Malherbe