Creeper are bassist Dan Wilson and saxophonist Luke Townsend from South Africa. Thus far, they have recorded five albums and are currently working on their sixth. Their fourth album 'The Trip' was one of music critic Richard Haslop's worldwide top 100 albums of 2010. Their most recent album 'Dreamstates' was CD of the Week on Fine Music Radio in Cape Town in 2012.
The roots of Creeper lie back in 1998 when Dan and Luke started experimenting with loops, multilayered bass parts and various blown instruments. Their first album (Isinglass) reveals an organic approach to songwriting and willingness to experiment musically. Later on, when Luke visited Dan in Durban, they recruited drummer Wesley Gibbens and recorded the drum-driven 'Time it was'. Wesley was also on 'Tune the Moon' together with rapper Ewok.
After 'Tune the Moon', Creeper became a duo and began exploring dance elements whilst retaining improvisation and world groove. On 'The Trip' they charted new directions in Acid Jazz, reaching out to electronica and global dance without sacrificing their stripped down jazzy edge. Their most recent album 'Dreamstates' reveals an acoustic/psychedelic direction, featuring virtuoso violinist Ant Cawthorn-Blazeby and vocalist Kerry Wood. Their live set takes listeners on an atmospheric, ambient adventure with multi-layered melodies and spontaneous groove.
Luke and Dan have had a long and fruitful musical association that lasts to this day. Dan is a SAMA nominated musician (Best Jazz CD 'Max Roach Park', 2008) and Luke is a seasoned woodwind player, also DJing occasionally on Fine Music Radio in SA.
We hope you enjoy our music.