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Red in Tooth and Claw

This album was recorded during 2011 in the Knysna forest on the south coast of South Africa. It is the debut album of Andrew James & The Steady Tiger. As far as possible, we set out to capture the integrity of our live sound; the elusive dialogue between two musicians in a room - and this is a achieved in a beautiful crafted, honest recording. Released 05 August 2011

Andrew James 

Vocals , Guitar, Lap Steel, Banjo, Monochord 

James van Minnen “The Steady Tiger” 

Drums, Percussion, Vocals 

Guy Buttery

Mandolin on Rushing & Saw on Harder Than my Bones

Ariella Caira Reolon


Ilse Lotz

Vocals on Under The Umbrella

Aron Turest-Swartz

Piano on Conversations with a Cobbler, Rhodes on Swansong & Percussion on Harder Than My Bones

All Songs written by Andrew James

Recorded and engineered by Howard Butcher. at Peace of Eden Studio’s, Knysna. Rushing - Engineered at Sound & Motion by Matt James.

Mixed by Matt James & Mastered by Simon “Fuzzy Ratcliffe at Sound and Motion Studios, Cape Town.Design by Andrew James - Cover Photo by Amor Coetzee ”There are no dancers only the dance” from The Rhythms of Society by Michael D. Young. All music C Andrew James & The Steady Tiger 2011 - This is an independent release.


It took all of two notes for me to announce that I was covering Andrew James. Incredible guitar playing and percussion combined with great catchy tunes and lyrics with a message would be the quick description for this duo from Cape Town, South Africa. Imagine if John Butler, Ray LaMontagne, Ben Harper and Bono decided to start a band…that supergroup would sound a lot like Andrew James.

This entire album is filled with superb musicianship. The songs are all built for the stage where it is obvious a six minute tune can be played out much longer as the duo work their magic.


-- Victor Alfieri - Indie Music Reviewer

“Sliding country-blues grooves and world-aware rhythms are delivered with deceptive simplicity, leaving it sounding raw, yet soulful and subtle.” “The collaboration with drummer James van Minnen is one of two musicians ready to explore a whole range of interesting country-bluesy, earthy folk-funk sounds without it ever feeling cluttered. There are moments on this album that are straight out of the early 70s, with simple/complex grooves like a bass heavy, latter-day John Martyn while others sound more like a laidback John Butler Trio.”

-- Nick Aldridge - Mahala