The Pretty Blue Guns are four best friends who love making a noise. They have been playing shows all over South Africa for the past few years with some of the country’s top acts, ranging from small intimate theatre shows to huge festivals.

"...almal wat ek ken wat die Gewere al sien rook het, reken dit is spiekeries." – litnet.co.za

Their style has been described as “gritty blues rock”, with influences ranging from early Robert Johnson era blues and Tom Waits to modern rock giants such as The White Stripes or Kings Of Leon.

“What the Pretty Blue Guns do well, is introduce this genre of music to an audience that would not normally be familiar with it, back to a time when music was still considered an art. Not only do they introduce it, but they set the standard for others to follow.” -morethanmusic.co.za

They recently released an album entitled “Cutting Heads”, the name of which is a reference to blues buskers in the 1920’s that would battle for tips from passers-by, playing the same traditional blues songs as other buskers, except finding ways to make the songs more interesting and more entertaining in order to capture the attention and respect of the crowds. The album has been received with critical acclaim:

“…‘n indrukkende debuut en ‘n sterk kandidaat vir die plaaslike rock-album van die jaar toekenning.” -Beeld (4/5 stars)

“I can honestly say these guys, with the help of a brilliant producer and sound engineer have made an album that’s difficult to switch off once you started listening.” -samusicblog.co.za

“…if you are a fan of any version of the blues, you will love Cutting Heads.” - twindie.net

“…it’s a great album, I can almost describe the album as modern vintage, uniting the old and new into a complete package that is “Cutting Heads”. – morethanmusic.co.za

“A fine, fine release from a shit-hot band. Highly recommended.” - Muse Magazine (4/5 Stars)

The Pretty Blue Guns do not follow the expectations of any particular "scene", and they have been praised for their heartfelt approach to the creation of music and their identity as a musical force that does not follow trends, but instead stays true to its roots.
you do know you're only really supposed to put your own band on here right, not someone elses