2017 proved to be a truly spectacular year for Yusuf / Cat Stevens. Indeed, with the release of The Laughing Apple, a hugely successful tour of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and with Yusuf becoming a grandad for the ninth time one might even go so far as to say that 2017 really ought
The Spark Arena in Auckland certainly lived up to its name at an electric night on New Zealand’s North Island. The crowed buzzed with an energy that Yusuf and the band had to meet head-on in a clash that might have be better suited to the rugby field, but only in the friendliest of matches.
Eric Appapoulay Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals, Mandolin Eric Appapoulay’s presence in Yusuf’s musical journey started at around the time that Yusuf re-entered the Western musical mainstream with his Another Cup album and he has been an essential part of the live band ever since. Eric describes himself as an “eclectic multi-instrumentalist” and has lent
Kwame Yeboah (Musical Director) Keys, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Backing Vocals, Percussion Born in Ghana, Kwame Yeboah joined the Roadsters in 2009 and his wide ranging musical talents quickly led to him becoming an integral part of the team. A hugely versatile multi-instrumentalist, Kwame plays guitar, percussion, keyboards, drums, and sings backing vocals with Yusuf.
Yusuf was received like a war hero returning from a successful campaign on foreign soil as he took to the stage at the Perth Arena. However, the jubilant masses were not cerebrating an expression of military might, instead, they were revelling in the return of a messenger of peace whose only weapons are an acoustic
Glen Scott Keys, Drums, Bass, Backing Vocals, Percussion Glen is a new face to the Roadsters and was introduced to the team by Kwame. Their paths crossed regularly on the London session circuit and while working together they developed a strong friendship. As one of the most in-demand session musicians and musical arrangers around,
A Cat’s Attic: Peace Train Tour is Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ first ever tour of South Africa. In attendance of the first show, at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, was Ingrid Schoeman, a survivor of drug resistant TB who, in conjunction with TB Proof, has dedicated considerable time and energy to fighting the stigma that