Redhouse was formed in 1999 by lead guitarist and vocalist Ross Meintjes, his younger brother and drummer Brendon Meintjes, and long-time best friend, bass guitarist and backing vocalist Everett Montague. The band was formed in a little town called Pinetown, situated just north of Durban.

The band’s sound, style and style and stage act has often been compared to the likes of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Who and Jimi Hendrix. More recently, a lot of their latest compositions feature strong influences by The White Stripes, Audioslave and The Darkness.

Redhouse recently recorded their single Killer for the C-Weed compilation album. And was met with a very positive reaction by both the public and fellow musicians. At the 2003 Splashy Fen Music festival they were voted the best up-and-coming band, an honor which allowed the band to perform twice that weekend, both times in front of a packed crowd. At the 2002 Splashy Fen, Lead guitarist Ross performed a spectacular guitar solo on main stage, which included his own rendition of the South African National Anthem. In 2003 the band also got invited to play with Dan Patlansky and The Mississippi Muthers at the world famous Blues Room in Sandton, performing a packed venue of 350-plus people, as well as more than holding their own against the likes of Wonderboom, Tweak, Cutting Jade and Jo Day at the 2003 Southern Cross Music festival. 2004 saw the band again performing at Splashy Fen and Southern Cross, but this time increasing their audience at each performance to some of the largest numbers for a single band the festival has ever seen. As well as being the only Durban band to receive a night-time slot on the Go/Meltdown Main Stage at Woodstock 6 music festival at Hartbeespoort dam, and once again, attracting one of the biggest crowds of the festival!

The band has built up a reputation across South Africa as being one of the most talented, energetic, spectacular and loudest rock bands to ever grace the stages of the local pub, club and music festival scene and through their constant gigging, their legion of fans is perpetually increasing. They are, in the eyes of many, the most entertaining live acts this country has to offer.

The afore-mentioned single Killer, along with a demo of another track called Superman has been play-listed on both TuksFM in Pretoria and MaritzburgFM in Pietermartizberg and their new single Let me see you has recently been aired, which received fantastic response, from as far afield as Australia. Redhouse also recently played to the biggest audience at the Peitermartizburg Rag Festival.

Their two track CD has also been requested by Fresh Music who play Radio 2000 as well as Jeremy Baker from the Evening Show, 91.3 Modern Rock in Canada and will be aired in November.