Meet Jason Horseman From the band GAGE
GAGE is a three-piece rock outfit that was formed in 2007 comprising of Jason Horseman on lead vocals and drums; Llewellyn Burger on guitar and backing vocals and Johan Wooberg aka Johnny Woo on bass guitar and backing vocals.
Members of the Band
I used to give Lyle guitar lessons way back then when his hair was still short – LOL! I contacted him a couple of years ago and asked him to join GAGE. Johan used to play in a friend of mine’s band that I was a session vocalist and drummer for. Russel Nathanson was the bass player for GAGE at this stage and Johan joined as a second guitarist. Russ took a job overseas and Johan (AKA Johnny Woo) took over on bass.
“A valued object given as a guarantee of good faith”
The Reasons I Chose This Profession:
I grew up with my Dad that played in a band so I was literally born into the industry. I love music and entertaining people – seeing all walks of life appreciate music together is an awesome feeling!
Our Bands Greatest Achievements:
Writing a set list and actually sticking to it! LOL. We have performed at many festivals like STRAB, Oppikoppi and Splashy Fen – being selected as a band to perform is an achievement in itself! Our live TV performances are definitely also way up there and also our UK tour last year.
My Biggest Musical Influences:
My biggest musical influences are Sound Garden, Foo Fighters, AHA and I would love to open for the band Audio Slave on tour someday.
The Most Influential People in my Life:
My fiancé Angela and our son Ethan Tyler are the most influential people in my life. Becoming Ethan’s father was the proudest moment of my life. Angela and Ethan’s love and support is the driving force behind my lifelong dream.
Our Music & Songs:
Our music is high energy, powerful and melodic. I write the songs that we perform. I normally first come up with a cool vocal melody or guitar riff and then start adding extra ideas to it. We play our new ideas live at gigs to see the reaction of the audience and then finalise the arrangements in the band room.
To date, GAGE has recorded 3 albums, the first released in 2010 titled “Empty Spaces”, the second in 2013 titled “Break the Silence” and the third in 2016 title “For the Fans”
When I’m Not Writing or Performing:
I love to braai when I am not writing or playing. I’ll braai every day if I can have my way!