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A Dream in Motion

Motion is a six-piece Cape Town based rock group consisting of Grant Shuttleworth (vocals), Malcolm Burger (lead guitar), Braam Cilliers (rhythm guitar), Ronnie Belcher (drums), Steven van Heerden (bass), and Esther Roos (keyboard and backing vocals) and was formed in November 2001.
Together they combine their diverse musical interests and backgrounds in creating spectacular music.

The media attention around the song "dream" has been phenomenal. The song was written as a gift to Mark from the band prior to his lift off into space. The track has been played with footage of Markıs adventures in Russia and on the International Space Station. The track has been flighted on Carte Blanche regularly and has been used as a music video ³filler² on Mnet. It was screened on SABC prime time news and eTV. It is posted on DSTV and CNN International has requested a copy.
Over and above that, the song has been getting radio air- time from 5fm(Darren Scott, Mark Gilman, Alex Jay), KFM, RSG, UCT Radio, Matie FM, Cats Radio and Heldeberg Radio. Newspapers such as Argus and Die Burger have covered the story and interviews with FMR, Tyger Talk, Stage Magazine, etc have been lined up. The band is currently in negotiation with various people regarding taking the next step.

Motion is in no way trying to "coat tail" on the success that Mark Shuttleworth has worked so hard to create for himself. The band feels that they have worked hard enough on their own to qualify for any success that may come their way. They do, however, realize the enormous potential of the opportunity that has been presented to them and are working hard to meet the challenge and follow their own dream.

For more information, contact the band.

Listen to a clip from the song (1.6 Mb).

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