Aug
22
Tue
Gavin Minters – Something borrowed, Something Blue
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tuesday 22nd August – I will be performing a selection of old and new songs with a few classic covers thrown in. I will be joined by two incredible longtime music partners, Mark Fransman on piano and James Scholfield on guitar. Jasmine Minter will open the show and join us for a few tunes.

Jasmine Minter

Jasmine Minter is a 17 year-old, singer-songwriter from Cape Town. She is an indie-folk, pop artist who incorporates personal stories into her writing.
In her short career she has had the privilege to perform at venues such as the Baxter Theatre and the Kirstenbosch Concert Stage. She has also had the opportunity to perform with artists, such as Prime Circle, Sonik Citizen, Gavin Edwards, Chris Werge, Brynn and Mark Fransman.
In both 2015 and 2016, she was the opening artist at the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival. These concerts featured artists such as, Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens and David Kramer. This year, she featured on the same festival and teamed up with Gavin Edwards. She also sang with Sonik Citizen at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. She recently sang a duet with Ross Learmonth at the Prime Circle Kirstenbosch concert.
Near the end of 2016, she released her debut single “Gain” and in one month had hit 5000 views. She is to release her next single “Fakest of Smiles” later this year.

Aug
23
Wed
The Jimm Harrison Project
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Jimm Harisson Project started off as a long term experiment combining several musical influences into an exciting pop-rock collaboration with a splash of blues. The Jimm Harisson Project was founded when Jimm Harisson was awarded a recording contract from BrightIdeasStudio. Their first album was recorded in December 2014 and was finished early 2016. The band always emphasises perfection when it comes to their music and they pay extreme attention to detail when it comes to their performance.

JHP has performed several festivals including Up the Creek, Splashy Fen, Unplugged 62, Mykonos Festival, Darling Brew October Fest, Riebeek Olive Festival, Darling Wilflower Festival and many more. The band has also had the opportunity to perform with artist such as Francois Van Coke, Heuwels Fantasties, Prime Circle, Theuns Jordaan, Monark and Herman Kleinhans to name only a few. Louisa Steyn from Tygerburger writes “there is always something different to their shows”, so not only will their music take you on a majestical journey, their shows are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM

Aug
24
Thu
Paige Mac & Friends
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Emotively submissive, fun and raw talent are just three of the many ingredients that make Paige Mac the quintessential collective the world is fast embracing each time lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Paige Mac Mahon strikes a chord. Joined by Cape town born and raised Bass player Craig Potgieter and Italian drummer Giovanni Serci and having played with the likes of Lira, Just Jinger, Matthew Mole, Civil Twilight and many more South African greats the trio is an experience that you don’t want to miss out on. Having been a citizen of the deep south they’re a local act we’re excited to support unto greatness.

Matt Samson and Chloë Kiley are a duo in love, life and music. Combining Chloë’s passion for storytelling and angelic voice behind the piano with Matt’s prodigal guitar playing and talent with a loop-station they have created their own sound and always strive to put their all into every note they play.

Join us as the two forces join together for a evening of soul and storytelling.

**Please note: Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show to start at 8.30pm

Aug
25
Fri
Diamond Thug
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Since their formation, Diamond Thug have continually evolved, always striving to create a unique sound that’s stay true to their perspective. Their music glides through dream-pop, skittish, off-kilter electronica & psychedelic-rock, creating cosmic-influenced ethereal soundscapes, which swirl below Chantel’s haunting, yet beautiful melodies. The pursuit of an authentic & honest sound has earned the band various honours in international competitions such as Culture Collide’s pick to perform at SXSW 2017, as well as Converse’s Music Global Takeover and the attention of Grammy Award winner Darryl Torr, who had this to say about the band:  “When listening to Diamond Thug, you are taken on a journey.  It’s the effortless vocals, supported by a solid band, that tips you over the edge & pulls you through into their world.  It’s rare to find a voice that can execute such interesting melodies so effortlessly as well as a band that leaves space for the vocals to shine, yet are able to maintain musical integrity.”

In 2016 the South African band, Diamond Thug, recorded their debut EP with the help of Dave Minehan (The Replacements) and released it to waves of support, Indie Shuffle calling it ‘…a joy to listen to’. After significant support from their home country and now at Spotify, where they have now had several million plays, and with the wind in their sails, Diamond Thug introduced their music internationally last year when they went on a month long European tour. On the 26th May saw the release of their first single, ‘Eclipsed’ from their debut album which is set to release in February 2018.

Few quotes from various international blogs:

“Their music can move you, excite you and perhaps even – dare I say it – inspire you.” – The Huffington Post

“Diamond Thug’s come-hither voice dances through salty beach air” – Billboard

“As flawless vocals glide over soaring guitar riffs and electronic melodies, the track has clearly been created for lazy summer evenings and dancing under festival sunsets.” – Wonderland

“This isn’t a diamond in the rough; it’s a proper gem.”  – DIY

“Incorporating bouncing synthesisers, afro-rhythmic drum beats and immaculate guitar playing” – Indie Shuffle

**PLEASE NOTE DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM

Aug
26
Sat
PEBBLEMAN & Tauna (A Blues Rocking Night)
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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PEBBLEMAN & TAUNA FERN are a musical treat to behold & they are cooking up a pot of Original ‘Blues Rock’ Mojo
with some Classic Rock covers & flavours courtesy of Tauna Fern.
This is their first time at Cafe Roux Cape Town and will be taking no prisoners getting even the most jaded souls up and rocking.

They have played big festivals to small clubs and have opened for Prime Circle, Springbok Nude Girls and Van Coke Kartel.
They have 2 Albums out and a signed a Distribution Record deal with www.grooveyardrecords.com in New York USA.
They will also be playing some brand new material on the night for a soon to be recorded 3rd Album.

– Jesse Jordan Vocals
– Tauna Fern Vocals
– Richard Pryor Guitars
– Rob Stemmett Bass
– Kevin Gibson Drums

Jesse ‘the Pocket Rocket’ Jordan is back from a month tour in Germany so it will be his first gig back on home soil.

Some Cool Links:

I got a Girl https://youtu.be/WwCIoepv3KI
Loaded http://youtu.be/dbqCG4y211g
Pebbleman Live at Cafe Roux Noordhoek https://www.facebook.com/PebblemanRocks/videos/1829313420416005/

Motherless Child https://www.facebook.com/PebblemanRocks/videos/1510496005631083/
Heartaches and Nickels https://youtu.be/7aO0H1mmFYs
Life Inside a Dream https://youtu.be/pz-76RdmnKE
Lonely Times http://youtu.be/BOikZvVRrXg

Doors open for Dinner at 6 30pm and Music starts at 8 30pm.
Tickets at Webtickets.  Only R100 entry.    See you There !!!!

Aug
29
Tue
The Bootleggers Blues Band
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Bootleggers Blues Band

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The Bootleggers Blues Band consists of six semi-professional musicians with decades of recording and performing experience between them. The Bootleggers are Cape Town based and have been playing clubs, festivals and music venues around the Cape Town music scene for a number of years. The band currently features original members, vocalist and harp player Terry (Tel-boy) Porter. The Bootlegger’s stellar line-up also includes guitarist/vocalist Hallam (H-Bomb) Lewis, Dieter (Stray-Cat)Stutz on bass, drummer Brian(Moonshine) Mansell and keyboard player Trevor Catfish) Perrins. Regularly featuring on lead vocals is the fabulous Miss Marguerita Freeks. Years of entertainment experience, a huge voice and a scintillating stage personality make a performance by the Bootleggers and memorable experience The Bootleggers exhibit levels of professionalism and musicianship that makes it easy to become a dedicated fan. The band is well versed on what it takes to please a crowd and are equally at home playing concerts, festivals, music venues, functions and private parties. The Bootleggers Blues Band takes the traditional influences of blues and creates a rocking sound that respects the tradition of the blues whilst providing the audience with an entertaining and danceable mix of blues classics along with a variety of songs that showcase the talents of all of the band members

**PLEASE NOTE DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30

Aug
30
Wed
A Night with Chris Werge & Rowan Stuart
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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At 25, Chris Werge has steadily been making his mark in the South African music scene.
After launching his debut album, ‘Exposure’ in January 2015 he went on to open for James Blunt in February at The Grand Arena, GrandWest.

With this momentum Chris began gigging throughout Cape Town leading to a second place award at a local ‘Anything Acoustic’ competition hosted by Rolling Audio at Spiro’s in Hout Bay. It was here that he was noticed by artist manager Craig Reid (Jimmy Nevis, Monark, Just Jinjer) who asked Chris to audition for The Voice South Africa later that year.

After being selected as a part of the top 105 contestants Chris was flown to Joburg to perform his Blind Audition with the song ‘Royals’ by Lorde. His performance got him a turn from Bobby Van Jaarsveld landing him a spot in Team Bobby. After being eliminated from the show Chris used the momentum and energy to record and release his first music video for his single ‘On My Mind’ which has been playlisted on radio stations across the country.

The last twelve months have seen Chris gigging full-time at venues around South Africa. Some of his highlights in 2016 have been opening for Daniel Baron & Richard Stirton at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre as well as performing at the Nu-Breed Music Festival alongside Matthew Mole, Majozi, Josh Wantie, The Johnson Twins (Al Bairre) & Sam Burger (Opposite The Other). He currently holds residency gigs at two of the top hotels in Cape Town, the One&Only & 12 Apostles, with previous residency’s at The Table Bay, The Piano Bar & The Taproom (Devil’s Peak Brewery).

South African musician Rowan Stuart has created an inimitable brand of ‘folk-meets-pop’ music, seamlessly crossing over from acoustic singer-songwriter to radio charting pop artist, while retaining his signature depth of content. Recalling Sting’s imaginative storytelling, Death Cab For Cutie’s sense of space and beauty, and John Mayer’s tight grooves, Rowan uses his notable prowess on the guitar as the foundation for his creativity.

Rowan’s career came into full swing in 2014 with the release of his acoustic album ‘Hidden Doors’. He has since toured South Africa, and opened for some of the country’s biggest acts, including The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Matthew Mole and many others. A maestro guitarist, Rowan is a brand ambassador for Cort Guitars.

His single “Silver Balloon”, released late in 2016, was play-listed on major radio stations across South Africa, including 5FM, East Coast Radio, Algoa FM, KFM, 947 and more. Independent music journalist Claire Martens wrote: “Silver Balloon juxtaposes Rowan’s earlier acoustic focus, working in a house/urban beat that provides a strong undercurrent for his signature lyrical content – storytelling at its best. This song is at once recognisable and different, indicating a fresh, new direction for the young guitar maestro. Produced by Shotgun Fakes – the husband and wife duo Stef and Pam Myburgh, previously of The Arrows – “Silver Balloon” carries with it the capacity for universal appeal. This is typical of Rowan, whose formula of both discerning, yet uplifting pop songs always hits the sweet spot.”

Rowan is currently continuing his touring schedule while preparing for the release of his next single later this year.

 

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM

Aug
31
Thu
Retro Dizzy
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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RETRO DIZZY is a psychedelic surf rock band. Formed in Hermanus, the group now resides in Cape Town and is part of the ever-growing psych, garage and surf scene within The Mother City and since the beginning of 2017, has joined the Jägermeister family as ambassadors.     The band is Nicolaas Rossouw on drums, Stuart Dods on bass and backing vocals, Andre Vlok on guitar and Richard Liefeldt on vocals and guitar.

After performing alongside American pysch and garage rock legends AllahLas and Black Lips, RETRO DIZZY rounded off 2015 by tearing the Campsite Stage at Rocking The Daisies apart.

They progressed quickly from a more classic rock genre to a more garage and surf orientated sound, evident on their second album, ‘Creatures of the Black Desert’. The album was released in 2015 to much praise with The FUSS calling the album, “One of the best psychedelic albums to ever come out of South Africa.”   Now, with the release of their third album “JUST RELAX”, they’re looking to expand their reach to the rest of the country. A successful nationwide tour in March and performances on The Main Stage at Mieliepop Festival and Lush Festival are just the beginning!

Since the beginning of 2017 RETRO DIZZY has been apart of the Jägermeister family, having been signed to their music program as ambassadors.

“JUST RELAX” is available to purchase at all gigs and festivals and to download and stream across all major digital stores.

Please listen to this : RETRO DIZZY – FEEL ALRIGHT

**PLEASE NOTE DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHWO TO START AT 8.30PM

Sep
1
Fri
Hezron Chetty & The Kickstands
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

HEZRON CHETTY AND THE KICKSTANDS

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Hezron Chetty and his band will be returning to Café Roux for a one night musical experience that will be taking the listeners on a journey. His 3 piece band made up of Cj Duckitt ( Bass) and Jeanre Leo (Drums) fuse Rock and Psychedelic music with a touch of classical and otherworldly sound scapes. Hezron Chetty has established himself on the music circuit as an exceptional violinist who is bending the boundaries of the violin. He has been asked to join South African musical heavyweights Arno Carstens, Albert Frost, Medicine Boy and Sannie Fox for numerous shows as well as supporting the likes of Finley Quaye(UK), Jocelyn Brown from Incognito, El Trio (LA), Viewe Farka Toure(Mali).

Durban based band the Kickstands will be joining Hezron while on their tour.
Musicianship, songwriting and over a thousand gigs around Southern Africa since 2009.

The Kickstands pride themselves on being able to perform at intimate venues as well as major festivals and showcase events. We’ve had the privilege to perform amongst and support some of South Africa’s most popular artists such as Goldfish, Just Jinjer, Goodluck, Albert Frost, Dan Patlansky, Arno Carstens, Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Desmond & the Tutus and Mango Groove.

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7M. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM

Sep
2
Sat
Andriette
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Andriëtte het reeds in 2007 as n vars vokale vonds in die Suid-Afrikaanse musiekindustrie begin woel.  n Dekade later hou sy steeds aan om die musiekliefhebbers én resensente te verras met een puik album na die volgende. Haar kenmerkende lae register verwissel moeiteloos met betowerende hoë note om nuutskeppings soos “Napoleon”, “Sewe oseane”, “Ons”, “Pêrel vir n kroon” en “Mag Hy”- sowel as haar vertolkings van immergewilde gunstelinge – in harte, en ranglyste regoor Suid-Afrika in te sing!  Andriëtte werk tans aan haar 6de Album.

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM

Sep
5
Tue
Maya Spector
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Sweet Sounds of Maya Spector

Maya Spector’s voice has a texture that might be best described as an old soul, weathered by life and schooled by adversity, yet still so alive in vocal tone and bubbly in its expression.

Coming from a culturally diverse, musical family, Maya was always surrounded by new music styles and ways of life. She was born in Japan to an American father and South African mother, lived in Swaziland, The United States and South Africa. She graduated in 2009 from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in jazz performance and music education.

Never staying far from the stage, she has appeared on stages around South Africa in international and South African musicals and as a lead vocalist and back-up singer with many different music groups and she has performed and recorded with a number of leading South African artists.

Her debut EP, entitled “My Simple Little EP”, earned Maya some great radio airtime with her single ‘Slow’ hitting the local Top 40 Heart FM chart. Maya is back in studio working on new material with coveted music producer Graham Ward and looking to hit the airwaves soon with her new school/ through back sound.

Maya’s music is something that is certain to set your own musical inspiration running rampant. One thing is for certain, Maya Spector does not live for music; she is alive because of it!

She will be joined by a fantastic trio of amazing musicians:

Ramon Alexander – keys
Annemie Nel – drums
Angelo Syster – guitar
Andre Webb – bass

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“Spector’s voice is pure honey, with the darkness as well as sweetness that implies, and she tells her stories convincingly.” -Gwen Ansell (Business Day Live)

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM

Sep
6
Wed
Rubber Duc
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Rubber Duc burst onto the SA music scene in March 2014 when their first single hit the number 2 spot on the 5FM and ECR charts!  “AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT” was inspired by the YouTube clip of Sweet Brown that went viral worldwide. The song is a satirical look at living in South Africa today and a humorous take on current issues… All the stuff we simply don’t have time for!

Rubber Duc released their much anticipated debut album in September 2016. Conceptualised and created on the road between shows, “THE SECRET SUNRISE” was produced, recorded and mixed at Openroom Studios in Johannesburg by Grammy and SAMA-award winning engineer and producer Darryl Torr, and former Zebra & Giraffe front-man Greg Carlin.

RUBBER DUC plans to release the second single off the album in early 2017, but they aren’t resting on their laurels… Work on the next album will definitely start on tour on December!
Although their style and genre is hard to define – Amiel calls it the love child of Mango Groove and Mumford & Sons – their music appeals to a diverse group of people across all age groups. Rubber Duc believes that music provides a platform to bring people together, to change the world, even if just for a moment…  In their own words: “When people sing your music back to you, whether it is one person or a thousand, the point is that the message has touched someone in one way or another.”

Take a listen to this –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8mz5kuyQmw

**PLEASE NOTE: Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show to start at 8.30pm

Sep
7
Thu
First Thursdays with Rumswinger (Free Entrance)
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Rumswinger is a vigorously charismatic electro / nu disco outfit dripping with talented individuals who combine in a carnivalesque expression of deep electro beats layered with french guitar licks, fat bass lines and a bristling horn section. The diversity of their musical backgrounds merge to create a unique style and character that is unforgettably infectious.
This 4 piece outfit boasts the entrancing and energetic Carla on lead vocals, Lee Lips on Trumpet, Simon on Saxophones, Marne ‘King Louie’ behind the decks punching out the big and bruising back-beats.

Join us at 74 Shortmarket Street from 6.30pm for dinner, drinnks and music!

Entrance is free

Listen to them here : Rumswinger

Sep
8
Fri
The Kiffness – Album Launch
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Apart from achieving internet fame with his spicy memes & controversial views – The Kiffness makes jazzy, groovy & uplifting house music and is fast becoming one of South Africa’s favourite live electronic acts. From the beginning of 2013, founder & brainchild David Scott had great success on local radio stations with 8 songs already playlisted & all songs reaching top 10 status in the top 40 charts. He has also learned that writing amazing things about himself in the 3rd person is a sure way to give him a massive ego. Let me, I mean him, continue…

Dave Scott founded the project in early 2010 when he arrived in Cape Town to pursue a career in music. During his studies at Rhodes University Dave played a handful of instruments in multiple bands while also DJing at a couple nightclubs. Upon arriving in Cape Town he was ready to use his experience in both live & electronic forms of music & fuse them to form a live electronic act.

From it’s relatively humble beginnings, Dave managed to make his way from bedroom producer to building his own studio & crafting a handful of successful singles that have had great success on radio charts. Featuring on some of those singles are some of South Africa’s leading artists including Tresor, Shortstraw, Samuel Miller & Mathew Gold. With The Kiffness’ success on radio the project has had the opportunity of playing headlining slots at some of South Africa’s most reputable festivals such as Rocking the Daisies, Splashy Fen & Park Acoustics to name a few. They’ve also played international shows in the Seychelles, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe & Vietnam.

Saxophone & synth extraordinaire Raiven Hansmann joined Dave for live shows in early 2017. Before joining forces with Dave on stage, Raiven had played a major role behind the scenes in co-writing a couple of The Kiffness’ tracks. Friend & collaborator Mathew Gold has also joined the band in the live format for a couple of shows, adding a 3rd dynamic to the live shows.

What sets The Kiffness apart from most electronic acts is their tangible instrumental talent. What’s more is that they are great performers, so crowds can expect nothing short of a huge vibe.

Achievements

– “The Kiffness – You Say You Love Me ft. Tawanna Shaunte” nominated for “Best Music Video” in the South African Music Awards 2017.

– Nominated for 2 South African Music Awards in 2015 for “Best Pop Album” & “Best Producer”.

– “Tresor & The Kiffness – Evergreen” was the first 5fm Mashlab to reach the #1 spot on the 5fm Top 40 in 2016.

– The Kiffness 2014 album ‘KIFF’ debuted at #3 on the iTunes pop album chart & #5 on the album chart.

– The Kiffness was included in the iTunes list “New Artists for 2014” to watch out for.

– The band has 8 singles that have been playlisted on national radio stations, all making top 10 status on the 5FM radio charts.

– Where Are You Going was rated as one of the top 100 songs of 2013 in South Africa based on radio play and sales, and was included in the Now 65 compilation CD in 2013 & the ‘Goldfish Organic House’ compilation in 2014.

 
The Kiffness is back with a brand new album “Soul Safari”. Join Dave (trumpet, keys), Raiven (sax, keys) & surprise guest vocalists as they launch you into a unique journey through the cosmos of your mind, body and soul.
Snacks will be provided & fresh copies of the album will be on sale.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30/9PM
 

 

Sep
9
Sat
Jack Stone
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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With his new single hot off the press, Jack Stone and his band hit the road again to promote his new song called Summer Love.
With songs that are rocking, catchy and beautiful at the same time, described as a sound that hints towards the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi yet very much its own, you can expect a night that will take you to a warm comfortable place in your heart and mind.
Come and join Jack, his band and the audience as he plays you the sounds of his new and latest single.
**PLEASE NOTE DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM
Sep
12
Tue
Basson Laubscher & The Violent Free Peace
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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March 2014 saw the first official release from BASSON LAUBSCHER & THE VIOLENT FREE PEACE – a 7 track indomitable debut EP entitled SHAKEDOWN. The EP was recorded in full stereo sound at Sunset Recording Studios in Stellenbosch with legendary producer, Jurgen von Wechmar.

The EP features a blend of music for every music fan’s taste: From hard rocking blues, country ballads and slow smokey blues to upbeat folk songs and dark muddy soundscapes – a collection Basson describes as quite scattered, but which still conforms to one big picture in the end.

Basson Laubscher was born and raised in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch where many of the country’s top artists and music legends stemmed from. He was brought up in a diversely musical house were the music ranged from Abba, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters to Beethoven.

His father and brother played guitar, and he picked up the guitar at age 15 when he first heard the guitar sounds of the great Stevie Ray Vaughan and hasnt looked back since.

THE VIOLENT FREE PEACE

The Violent Free Peace formed at the end of 2004 and is a collective of top musicians who perform with Basson to create foot stomping blues. What started out as a passion project for Basson – just to jam, have fun and honour his early influences by playing the music he loved – he gathered musicians to perform with him the blues covers that he grew up with and loved. That grew into something fresh and original as he soon started writing his own material and thus Basson Laubscher & The Violent Free Peace became the new place for his creativity to go and which is also now his main musical direction.

Basson has always been a bit of a rock and blues child, and The Violent Free Peace is now his mouthpiece through which he takes the language of the blues and puts his own spin on it. He describes his music with TVFP as rock ‘n roll with a slight hint of country and blues roots with loud, food stomping performances. Basson delivers his blues raw and emotional; this really is where his guitar skills are displayed at best.

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM
Sep
13
Wed
Daniel Baron – A Weekend of Mass Destruction – Album Tour
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Daniel Baron is a South African award-winning, chart-topping singer/songwriter/producer with an astounding fifteen radio chart hits and five number 1′s to his name. His smash hit ‘Children Of The Sun’ broke records and debuted on the 5FM Top 30 chart at the number 1 position. It was also the top selling South African dance song on iTunes for over 3 weeks in a row. Baron’s voice and sound carries a distinctive flair and he is known for crossing over genres with an array of electro-infused pop-dance tunes, inspiring stadium-sized anthems and emotional piano ballads that have all taken the world by storm. A humble disposition combined with a captivating stage-presence, gravity defying vocals, and not to mention profoundly crafted songs that carry messages of love, inspiration, hope and faith have all been factors in cementing him as one of South Africa’s greatest music stars.
*PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM
Sep
14
Thu
Luna Paige with Shalk Joubert & Kevin Gibson
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Luna Paige is one of SA’s established singer-songwriters. Since 1999 she has appeared on compilation album Eve: Women in the garden of song, alongside artists such as Lesley Rae Dowling, released 4 English albums, 1 Afrikaans DVD, 2 singles and most recently released the Korreltjie Kantel CD (as heard on RSG). It is with the release of the Korreltjie Kantel CD that Luna Paige last visited and performed at Cafe Roux earlier this year alongside artists Nick Turner and Jamie Jupiter.
On the 14th of September she will be accompanied by acclaimed bassist Schalk Joubert and world renowned drummer, Kevin Gibson. Both of these artists have been performing and working with Luna for many years.

This is your chance to experience this singer at her best – in an intimate setting where she shares the stories behind her songs. Luna accompanies herself on piano and guitar. She will be performing a selection of songs from her original repertoire, which includes English and Afrikaans material. For more information on Luna and to listen to some of her songs, visit her website www.lunapaige.com

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM

Sep
15
Fri
Lo-ghost
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Lo-ghost is a new up-and-coming alt-pop duo from Cape Town. Comprised of Evan Strauss and Shannon Devy, the dual-fronted electronic outfit explores themes of love, loss and the human condition through dark synthesis, deep and danceable electronic beats, and powerful vocal performances. Their fiercely honest song writing utilises accessible pop sensibilities to deliver an affecting and impactful set with a unique and memorable sonic signature. With the release date for their first full-length album slated for July 2017, Lo-ghost entered the scene mid-2016 with a stunning debut video release for “Ghost in a Blood Machine”, the lead single off their debut EP “Mother”. The video, which addresses issues of internalised homophobia, presents a poignant and heart-breaking narrative of the interplay between love
and shame, performed and choreographed by Chester Martinez (FKA Twigs, “Honey 2”) and Devon Marshbank.  The work was picked up and featured by media outlets across the continent.

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Sep
16
Sat
Sterling EQ
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Known for changing the face of instrumental music in South Africa and beyond with their extraordinary fusion of virtuosity and fresh beats, Sterling EQ boasts four successful releases, nearly 1000 live performances since 2008, and thousands of followers worldwide. They have performed in 12 countries and for live audiences of up to 40,000, and on live broadcasts to millions of global television viewers. Sterling EQ proudly boasts a South African Music Award (2011) and a Ghoema Music Award (2013) as well as various further nominations.

The trio is lead by celebrated flute virtuoso Carina Bruwer who is also widely known for her marathon swimming feats, with the dynamic Ariella Caira enchanting on the electric cello, and ace violinist and composer Luca Hart whose Grappelli-inspired improvisations has audiences in awe.  These three Classically trained virtuosos share dozens of awards, degrees and distinctions between them, as well as a passion for the latest beats and pop music trends

Take a listen –> Sterling HQ

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Sep
19
Tue
The Royal Commoners
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Th Royal Commoners

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What started out as an upbeat folk-outfit way back in 2012, has slowly developed into a more subtle and soulful sound. Expertly blending three part harmonies and emotive melodies, The Royal Commoners are coming into their own with a more indie-acoustic expression – with their latest single “Something Like This” signalling the start of something more honest to their style.

Having shared the stage with some of SA’s best – Matthew Mole, Majozi, Opposite The Other and more, The Royal Commoners’ aren’t strangers to putting together an engaging and heartfelt performance, so don’t miss out on this event.

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Sep
20
Wed
Can Skylark
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Can Skylark, Number 1 South African born musician, powerhouse and all round entertainer. Can Skylark’s independent debut album “PURE”, playlisted on both national and international radio stations, garnered 2 number 1 hit singles “Nothing’s gonna get me down today” and “Everything is cool” in South Africa.

Skylark’s sophomore album and EP entitled “Overdrive”, features another 2 number 1 hit singles “So High”, with SA legendary producer, singer/songwriter and IDOLS SA music director, RJ Benjamin, as well as “Timebomb”, written and produced by multi-platinum award-winning international songwriter, Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguilera). “Timebomb” launched its debut and is playlisted on Billboard radio stations in the US. Timebomb has received the highest rating of 4 stars in an audience compatibility study by an independent auditor. This is the highest rating ever received by an artist in Africa in over 30 years – and the highest rating achieved globally in the last 5 years. Independently released music videos “Nothing’s gonna get me down today”, “Everything is Cool”, “Moving On” and USA released “Timebomb”, have received over 100 000 organic views on YouTube.

 

Sep
21
Thu
Alexandra May
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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ALEXANDRA MAY has been wowing the South African public since the age of 11 in a number of high profile theatre productions, dedicating her heart and soul to the arts at a very young age.
Alexandra has been surrounded by music her whole life. Growing up in a musical family, she started singing at the age of 7, and dancing and acting soon followed. She started out with ballet and modern dancing, and has also been doing Latin American and Ballroom dancing for the past 4 years. As a kid, she appeared on SABC’s Fun Factory and in her teens, she performed at the People’s Theatre in Johannesburg in productions such as Beauty & The Beast, Disney’s Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty amongst others. In 2012, she also performed her own show ‘Regardez – Journey in Song’ at the Sandton Theatre on the Square.
In 2014 she joined the Africa Voices Programme – an organisation geared towards the development of highly talented and deserving young musicians beginning their careers in the music and film industries. Here Alexandra was mentored by industry greats such as David Kramer and Mike Myers.
Alexandra has performed with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra and the Rand Symphony Orchestra, and in 2015 was signed to renowned South African label, The David Gresham Record Company.
She listens to and is influenced by different genres and many elements of music. She describes her sound as a mixture of everything she loves in music, whether that be retro sounds or the 80s. She finds inspiration from the world around her, including experiences and lessons she has learned from people, failures and happiness. Her main aim is to inspire people with her music and also to enthuse to have a great time.
Alexandra released her debut single, AMAZING, through David Gresham Records in April 2016, which charted on 5FM, Good Hope FM and PukFM. In September 2016, she released her second single entitled Highlights, as well as her debut EP on 2 September, entitled ONE.
The EP was produced by Ziggy Adolf and was recorded during 2015 and 2016 at David Gresham Records Studios. ALEXANDRA describes the EP as showing different aspects of herself emotionally and vocally.
Mid 2017 ushered in a new phase for Alexandra as she launches herself as an Independent Artist.  She has been in studio with Producer – Greg Carlin of OPENROOM Productions recording a song she wrote, entitled “LIKE YOU DO”, and is set to release on 15 September 2017.
“I want to inspire and encourage people with my music  Whether it gives someone the guts to tell someone how they feel about them, or gives them a moment to cry and let their feelings out.” says Alexandra. Her singles Amazing & Highlights were #3 and #6 respectively on the 5fm Charts for Top Songs 2016.
ALEXANDRA also recently became an ambassador for INSPIRED YOUTH programme, which has been created to positively enhance the quality of life for young people around the world.
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Sep
22
Fri
Louise Day
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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“You don’t choose music, music chooses you. So says Louise Day, South African folk/pop singer and songwriter from Cape Town. Extremely talented and personable, Louise is a busy musician, juggling a recording and performance schedule that involves sharing the stage with some of South Africa’s top musicians as well as regular solo gigs. Her smooth and pure voice, unique blend of pop and folk music, compelling song writing and frequent collaborations with the big names of South African music make her a popular local player. Surrounded by her talented band, this is an experience that you don’t want to miss out on.

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Sep
26
Tue
Hilton Schilder’s Album Launch
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Legendary Cape Town jazz pianist Hilton Schilder releases a wonderful new album;  Alter Native.
The launch (and album) feature the exceptional Mark Fransman on Sax and flute,
the wonderful Eldred Schilder on double bass and the very talented
 Carlo Fabe on the skins. And of course Hilton on Piano, guitar, bows, melodica and vocals.
There are special guest vocal appearances by Hilton’s daughter Duende and also from Mishka Reddy.
The album represents Hilton’s musical and cultural roots combined with
Modern jazz influences.  But the sounds of the Cape are ever present in this cutting edge and very relevant
new Cape Town Album.
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