Ross Harding Releases ‘Chapter II’ EP And ‘Black Sun Blues’ Music Video
South African Rock Singer-Songwriter Ross Harding Releases ‘Chapter II’ EP And ‘Black Sun Blues’ Music Video
South African Rock Singer-Songwriter Ross Harding is back with his new EP ‘Chapter II’ and music video for ‘Black Sun Blues’. This spirited sophomore EP is a gritty riff-laden masterwork reminiscent of the classic hard rock, grunge & blues artists, perfect for fans from Black Sabbath to Alice In Chains. Recorded at Audio Nebula Studios, Ross Harding worked hard during 2022 with producer Byron Muller to bring this commanding volume of work to live, potently fuelled by a rock-blues-rooted consciousness that’s emotive, moving, and original. Mixed by Byron Muller and mastered by Rogan Kelsey.
Ross shares that “Chapter II is the best work my career has seen thus far. There is a fire driving me to make great rock music, something I’ve had since I was a kid. I know Chapter II is great, and that people will love it like I do. It was created with blood, sweat and tears, and the consistent strive to make honest, authentic rock music.”
Ross Harding is a Singer-Songwriter from Johannesburg, South Africa. As a songwriter and performing artist, he personifies rich, versatile vocal abilities with expert guitar knowledge, and has gained global industry recognition for his command of blues and rock music, reminiscent of the classic rock, grunge & blues artists of the past. “And ultimately, that’s what Harding has done so well on his debut solo EP – he’s found himself a sound that’s full of emotion, passion and angst, but more importantly, one that celebrates the memory of rock music.“ (Texx And The City)
In 2017 Harding formed the blues rock band, BLACK HARBOUR BLUES, and has made local and international progress performing, touring, and recording with the band. Notable performances include a headline slot at the Drakensberg’s WHITE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL, Main Stage at 2014’s RAMFEST with Biffy Clyro, Trivium, Fouls and Killswitch Engage, countless local festivals, an acoustic international tour to Italy, and many independent shows throughout South Africa.
In 2018 Harding and Hughes hosted a sold out “HOUSE OF BLUES” show, which included some of South Africa’s top blues musicians – Andre Kriel (Black Cat Bones), Pepi Dimevski (Gunshot Blue), Richard Bruyns and others. Ross Harding has supported major South African artists like DAN PATLANSKY, FOKOFPOLISIEKAR, THE NARROW, and PRIME CIRCLE and is able to enchant all kinds of audiences.
Performing both as a solo acoustic artist and with a band, Harding is able to captivate audiences with his vocal prowess and acoustic guitar accompaniment, while his trio band boasts mastery of the blues, classic rock styles, and original music. His debut solo record, REST & RESURRECTION, was released in early 2022 and has seen local and international recognition, with a follow up EP, called CHAPTER II and music video for BLACK SUN BLUES that was sponsored by MTN.
Performances have included two Cape Town tours, with shows at the DAISY JONES Bar Stellenbosch and SABC’s ESPRESSO TV, as well as independent club shows throughout South Africa, with live recordings at DISCOVRTV Johannesburg and MIX FM.
Ross is also the new vocalist for South African Rock Super Group Fear Of Falling.