Based: Johannesburg

Rubber Duc is a fresh and quirky trio hatched in 2013. Nick Jordaan, Brendan Campbell & Sheldon Sham’s sound is unique, feel-good and a “duckload” of fun!

The Rubber Duc style is fun, quirky and humorous. But don’t let their tongue-in-cheek flavour fool you – these are a seriously talented trio of young musicians! Brendan Campbell covers lead guitar, kick drum and backing vocals, Sheldon Sham handles sax and Nick Jordaan manages the rest: vocals, guitar, high hat and tambourine!

Rubber Duc brings something fresh and unique to the South African music scene – the melodies are catchy and upbeat and the lyrics are nostalgic, evocative and clever! Whether performing original material, “ducking up” covers, or poking fun at the world around us, their live performances are a guaranteed quacking good time!

How did it all start?

Rubber Duc was hatched in late October 2013 when Brendan Campbell and Nick Jordaan were asked to put together an acoustic set for a friend of theirs in desperate need of a “cover” band. From the start, they did things a little differently. With the kick drum, high-hat, tambourine and two guitars they created a sound that immediately stood out.

Realising that they needed to spread the word about their second show being at On The Hill – MoRock213 in late November 2013, Nick & Brendan recorded a cover of the 1975’s hit single “Chocolate”, shot a music video (directed by Kyle White), and released it on YouTube a week before the show. The feedback was incredible, and the video was shared on various social media platforms.

During the same week, they felt the need to add another fledgling to the nest, and saxophonist Sheldon Sham became the third member of Rubber Duc! The band has since performed live in and around Johannesburg and has built an enthusiastic fan base.

Why ‘Rubber Duc’?

Before the band was formed, Brendan and Nick had a ridiculous idea to attempt to be DJ’s in duck suits. (Don’t ask!) So when that very first acoustic set came along they felt that “Rubber Duc” suited their sound perfectly.

What’s next?

In short: More music, more original creations, more performances and much more fun! Rubber Duc is constantly working on new songs as well as their fresh take on covers. They are currently developing an album to be released later this year.

The ducks believe that music provides a platform to bring people together, to change the world, even if just for a moment…

In their own words: “When people sing your music back to you, whether it is one person or a thousand, the point is that the message has touched someone in one way or another.”

With a great team backing them, Rubber Duc is set to make waves in the music industry pond with their inimitable style and positive outlook! Watch this space Rubber Duckers!