GOLD RUSH - Rock, Pop, Blues album (Catalogue #MOS0027, Release Date: 14.05.2017 iTunes)

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The 18th studio album release by South Africa’s No.1 vocal sensation and songwriter Ike Moriz sees him returning to his early career British rock and Britpop influences: Besides 10 fresh new Moriz compositions, this 11 track CD also contains a cover of David Bowie’s 70s hit “Golden Years”. The legendary singer repeatedly voted Ike’s early original works (Still, Mirrors and Shade, You Could) as top songs on his website. 

The album was recorded at SAMA award nominated Paris Studios in Cape Town. SA music scene veteran and SAMA award winner David Ledbetter as well as chart topper Greg Schoeman of The Sunshines fame joined Ike on lead and rhythm guitars. Supported by up and coming musical talent Jethro Chiddy on drums, the album bursts with enthusiasm, energy and instantly addictive melodies and themes. There is a sense of urgency, hope and anger that flows like a red thread throughout the songs reflecting an artist’s life in the young and politically tumultuous democracy of South Africa.

After returning from last year’s sold out “Love Swings Tour 2016” Moriz will also support this album with a tour: From early July to late September 2017 Ike is bringing the highly anticipated “GOLD RUSH TOUR” to audiences in Germany (German tour website: with over a dozen concerts from Hamburg to Berlin during the South African winter. It is an exciting time for the artist as well as his audience as he embarks on this journey with a new style breaking away from his popular swing and jazz albums of the past 5 years (Don’t worry, he will still play his popular swing/pop hits too)!

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Melodic, smooth, yet gritty, Bowie-esque and catchy rock, blues & pop alternative from Cape Town via London and Berlin. Eighteen albums and counting by South Africa's No.1:

Track list: 

1.  Lawless (Ike Moriz) 3:11

2.  Wishful (Ike Moriz) 3:04

3.  Gold Rush (Ike Moriz) 4:05

4.  Heroes In Red (Ike Moriz) 3:07

5.  Dollar Bill Persistence Resistance (Ike Moriz) 2:21

6.  Riding On The Storm (Ike Moriz) 4:19

7.  Golden years* (David Bowie) 3:49

8.  Forgotten  (Ike Moriz) 3:44

9.  You’re Always Late (Ike Moriz) 4:12

10. No Matter What You Do (Ike Moriz) 3:36

11. On Our Way - 2017 Remix (Ike Moriz) 2:57

©℗ 2017 Eike Moriz. Mosquito Records London (PTY) Ltd; All tracks written, composed and produced by Eike Moriz except track 7 * written/composed by David Bowie

Cover design: Ike Moriz

Mixed and mastered by Paris Zannos at Paris Studios, Fishhoek, SA.

  • Drums – Jethro Chiddy (tracks: 1, 10) 
  • Electric Guitar – Gregory Schoeman (tracks: 3, 4) 
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – David Leadbetter
  • Mixed By, Mastered By, Engineer – Paris Zannos
  • Photography By – Eike Moriz* 
  • Songwriter, Executive Producer, Written By, Composed By – Ike Moriz (tracks: 1-6, 8-11) 
  • Vocals, Backing Vocals, Arranged By, Keyboards, Bass, Acoustic Guitar – Eike Moriz
  • Recorded at Paris Studios, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Publishing: Ike Moriz (Mosquito Records London PTY Ltd)
  • Sub – Publishing: Sheer Publishing in SA
  • Distribution: CD Baby (worldwide). Select Music Distribution and Mosquito Records London PTY Ltd in SA. 
  • Barcode: 191061556336