Guru

Guru is a 2 piece band comprising of Lionel Bastos on guitar and lead vocals, Russell King on lead guitar and vocals.

They have been playing regularly in Cape Town and surrounding areas for the last 5 years to much acclaim at venues as diverse as Bamboo at the Cape Royale, Doppio Zero, the Lookout Deck, the Dubliner, The SA OPEN in Franschoek, harvest festivals on wine farms, The Robertson Wine festival, Fogies, Chapman’s Peak Hotel, Dizzy’s and the Harley Davidson club.

Lionel Bastos has been a musician for 30 years and has played in England, USA, Brazil and Germany for 4 years, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and all over South Africa. He is a record producer, SA’s most covered songwriter and a multiple award nominated and SAMA award winning artist. Russell King has performed at the BMW Pavilion and performing arts with large shows and is an acclaimed guitarist.

They play a wide variety of music that can accommodate any audience or event from laid back acoustic sets , and ranging from Michael Buble to Santana, Clapton and Coldplay, to Sting and Kings of Leon to tracks or acoustically for a more relaxed setting, covering music from the 60’s to today.. They regularly do weddings, company lunches and dinners and birthdays parties ranging from 21st’s to 60 th’s.

Repertoire

“Yellow” Coldplay
“Clocks” Coldplay
“ In my place” Coldplay
“ Chasing cars” Snow Patrol
“Crack the shutters” Snow Patrol
“Layla” Clapton
“ Brown eyed girl” van Morrison
“ Have I told you lately” Van Morrison
“ Moondance “ van Morrison
:”Change the world “ Clapton/Babyface
“ Home” Michael Buble
“ Another brick in the wall “ Pink Floyd
“Some kind of wonderful” Grand Funk railroad
“Born to be wild” Steppenwolf
“In my life” The Beatles
“ Father and son” Cat Stevens
“ Fly me to the moon” Sinatra
“ Smooth” Santana
“ I’m a believer” 3 versions
“ Walk of life” dire Straits
“ Sultans of swing” Dire Straits
“ Love the one you’re with” CSNY/ Luther Vandross
“ Whiter shade of pale” Procul Harem
“ So far away” Dire Straits
“ Slow dancing in a burning room” John mayer
“ Heartbreak warfare” John Mayer
“ Freefalling” John Mayer/ Tom Petty
“ Is she really going out with him” Joe Jackson
“ When you’re gone” Bryan Adams
“She will be loved” Maroon 5
“Purple rain” Prince
“ hey Soul sister” Train
” Hold the line” Toto
“ Every breath you take “ Police
“ Walking on the moon” Police
“ If you love somebody” Sting
“ Fields of gold” Sting
“Rocket man “ Elton john
“ Crazy” seal /Alanis
“ Missing you” John Waites
“Fire” Springsteen
“ Dancing in the dark” Springsteen
“ Hungry heart” Springsteen
“ Sex on fire” Kings of Leon
“ Use somebody” Kings of Leon
“ Stuck in the middle with you” Stealer’s Wheel
“ Long train running” Doobie Brothers
“ Listen to the music” Doobie Brothers
“ Save room” John Legend
“ Sail away” David Grey
“Grandma’s hands” Bill Withers
“ Every little thing she does is magic” Police/ Shawn Colvin
“Sitting on top of the world” Keb Mo
“New shoes” Paolo Nuttini
“Billie Jean” Michael Jackson
“ Satisfaction” Rolling Stones
“ Wild horses” Roiling Stones
“ Sweet home Alabama” Lynnyrd Skynnyrd
“ Wonderwall” Oasis
“Feel” Robbie Williams
“Losing my religion” REM
“ Have you ever seen the rain” CCR
“ Proud Mary” CCR
“ Save tonight ” Eagle Eye Cherry
“Shout” Tears for fears
“Before you accuse me” Clapton
“For what it’s worth” Buffalo Springfield
“ Your body is a wonderland” John Mayer
“ Get down on it” Kool and the gang
“ To love somebody” reggae version and acoustic normal version
“I can’t help falling in love with you” UB40
“Mustang Sally” Wilson Pickett
“ Crazy little thing called love” Queen
“ Heaven” Bryan Adams
“ Half of my heart” John Mayer
“ Stand by me” John Lennon and others
“ Wonderful tonight” Clapton
“ Waiting in vain” Bon Marley
“Is this love” Bob Marley
“ Do it again” Steely Dan
“Cherry bomb” John Cougar Mellencamp
“ Lullaby” Shaun Mullins
“ Someday” Shawn Colvin/ Steve Earle
“ Sugar man” Rodriguez
“Knocking on heaven’s door” Dylan

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