Oct
24
Tue
The Brothers Remedy & Brothers of Fynn
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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“In their quest to discover a genre that is both inclusive and unique, Jules Terea and Hezron Chetty stumbled on a style that is best displayed in an intimate setting. By marrying Hezron’s violin with Jules’ acoustic guitar and sublime vocal ability, this duo keeps its audience locked down for the duration of each of its performances.”

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

Oct
25
Wed
Dan Patlansky Solo Acoustic Tour
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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DAN PATLANSKY SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR | SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2017

Dan Patlansky returns to his South African fans after a successful tour to the UK, Germany and the Netherlands earlier this year. Stripped down and acoustic, Dan will be touring South Africa over the course of September and October 2017, before heading overseas again in November to perform as special guest on on Joanne Shaw Taylor’s UK tour.

Fans can look forward to hearing acoustic renditions of Dan’s old and newer albums, including the two worldwide #1 albums, Dear Silence Thieves (voted #1 Blues Rock Album in the world by Blues Rock Review USA in 2014), and his latest offering Introvertigo (voted #1 Blues Rock Album in the world by Blues Rock Review USA in 2016). Dan received both these accolades alongside names such as Joe Bonamassa, Chase Walker Band, Supersonic Blues Machine, Devon Allman, and many more, and is also the first artist ever to place #1 on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums Of The Year twice.

Be sure to catch DAN PATLANSKY on his nationwide acoustic tour in a city near you!

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

Oct
26
Thu
The Best of Rob van Vuuren
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Rob van Vuuren is a comedic phenomenon. He has performed nationally and internationally for twenty years. He has won a slew of awards of over that time including the Comics Choice Breakthrough Act Award as well as over 5 Standard Bank Ovation Awards. He has two Comedy Central Africa specials to his name and can be seen currently on Famous Last Words on the same channel. He is the guy who schucksed Schuster, he is Twakkie and Van Der Merwe and the person behind many other iconic South African television and film characters. He will be at Cafe Roux for one night only to bring you a hilarious hour and a half of his favorite comedy from an illustrious career.

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

Oct
27
Fri
The Rudimentals (Stand around / Dance Party)
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Rudimentals is a Reggae/Dancehall/Dub and fusion outfit, based in the creative hub of Cape Town South Africa.

The Rudimentals frontline singers features 4 of the most highly skilled and electrifying performers in the local industry.

Fronted by local Zimbabwean born hero: T-Boss Maidza, he is flanked by Zimbabwean musical legend King Labash, recent 2016 winner of Zimbabwean Best dancehall video awards, and next, from Brooklyn, NYC, is U.S.A born rapper and all round emerging media personality, is Whosane Pangaea, alongside Jamaican born star, Khaos Cottrell, who also happens to be an international Hugo Boss and Armani Male Model.

The band’s legendary status has been earned from over 15 years of positive contributions to the local music industry.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A STAND AROUND DANCE PARTY. LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE.

FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE FROM 76.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AROUND 9PM.

Oct
28
Sat
Christine Weir & The Kilts
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Celebrate the Celtic festival of Samhain at Café Roux with CHRISTINE WEIR AND THE KILTS

This year, you could not find a better way to celebrate the Celtic feast of Samhain than by joining ‘Christine Weir and the Kilts’ at Café Roux CBD on the 28th October. With Christine providing poignant lead vocal lines, Matthew Weir on bass and vocals, Leon Oosthuizen on soulful accordion, Rayelle Goodman on the Fiddle, and Duncan Robinson on acoustic guitar, ‘Christine Weir and The Kilts’, boasts a repertoire that will inspire and delight Celtic music lovers.

This is as Celtic as it gets in Cape Town!   Everything from Irish jigs, Scottish reels, traditional songs by Robbie Burns, songs to celebrate Samhain itself , and with Christine Weir, a founder member of Not the Midnight Mass at the helm, the show also showcases soaring vocal harmonies provided by five excellent musicians.

Please feel free to come in your Kilt! Strut your tartan!  Sing along with us this Samhain and enjoy a real a guid evening of Irish and Scots song! One lucky audience member will win a bottle of Scotch whiskey – no kidding!!

Tickets cost R130 book at webtickets.

Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtKQ2OMF7Vw

Oct
31
Tue
Mr Cat & The Jackal
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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This multi-instrumental four piece is going to find all your lost socks, cure your hang-over and bring back that lost lover. By use of a musical saw, bouzouki and the occasional maudlin waltz and tango. Expect the classics, but beware of the brand new songs from our upcoming fourth album – they burn (in the best way possible)

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

Nov
1
Wed
Piet Botha with Jake Gunn
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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For the first time ever, Piet Botha, the ‘Godfather of South African rock’, will perform at Café Roux in Cape Town on Wednesday 1 November.

The stripped-down show at Café Roux promises to be an intimate, one-of-a-kind performance with honorary Jack Hammer member, Jake Gunn, on guitar.

Piet has been known as a pivotal teacher, mentor and father-figure in the South African rock scene has been on the road to recovery since April, when he fractured vertebrae in his back during a performance in Margate. He fell off the stage and had to undergo an operation to stilt the vertebrae.

One of the country’s top blues/rock musicians, Piet began writing songs and forming bands while still at school and his first professional gig was in 1974. More than 40 years down the line, he plays not only because his fans love to see him, but as John Lee Hooker sang “it’s in him and it’s got to come out”.

He was one of the first artists to be inducted into the SA Rock Hall of Fame in 2002 as a way to commemorate his life-long contribution to the South African music scene. He has won a multitude of awards for his song-writing and in 2006 received a Prestige Award from the FAK for his outstanding contribution to the Afrikaans language.

After discovering rock ‘n roll at a young age, Jake Gunn was inspired to start playing guitar and worked tirelessly to improve his skill. His soulful brand of blues rock, infused with reggae, is well received by audiences all over South Africa. “Springing from the backwaters of Brackenfell with the hair of Robert Plant, the skill of boy Clapton and the voice of a morning-afternight-before Mark Knopfler, Gunn is a revelation.” -Alice Inggs, Rolling Stone South Africa

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

Nov
2
Thu
Rumswinger (First Thursdays – Free Entrance)
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Rumswinger is a vigorously charismatic electro / nu wave Pop 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, drinks and music!

  • Entrance is free
  • Drinks specials on the night.

 

Nov
3
Fri
Richard Stirton
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Richard Stirton, hails from the vibrant suburb of Rondebosch, Cape Town.  Richard poured all of his focus into sport before turning to music after several sporting injuries halted his sporting progress.

Richard’s first solo performance was in the Rondebosch Boys’ High Cabaret when he was 17. After dabbling in theatre, Richard enrolled at the University of Cape Town to commence a degree in Business Science.

Music, however, was something that he couldn’t quite give up. Come 2014, Richard decided to take gap year to pursue his passion for music again. During this time, he worked at Stardust Restaurant as a “singing waiter” for the year and began playing solo gigs by the end of that year. The following year he entered The Voice South Africa, on the encouragement of his friends and family, and after being coached by Kahn Morbee (Parlotones), Richard took the coveted first prize.

Following the show, Richard signed a lucrative record deal with Universal Music and has been thrust into music video shoots, writing and recording his first few singles, photo shoots and interview after interview with the media. Richard’s musical influences include Matt Corby and Bon Iver and has released his debut album called “Middle Ground” produced by Denholm Harding. His album has top the charts #1 on iTunes. Richard has had countless hits since winning The Voice SA and has already earned his first major accolade of an iTunes #1, with his rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence, from the hit show. In July we received word that A panel chose the top 23 winners of The Voice internationally, and SA The Voice winner, Richard Stirton made it to No.1. Since winning the Voice he has performed with South Africa finest from Khan Morbee, Lady Smith Black Mambazo and host of other great artists.

Richards impressive voice immediately caught the attention of internationally renowned mic and headphone brand, AKG, who approached him to represent the AKG brand in South Africa as an endorsee and brand ambassador.

Take a listen to this : https://youtu.be/-ic-aiVyVIk

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

 

Nov
4
Sat
Blacksmith
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Blacksmith was started in Port Elizabeth at the Four Winds Folk Club in the early 1970’s, and continued in Cape Town from 1975. Current band members are Neil Harvey (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Nielen Prinsloo (banjo, mandolin, bass, vocals), James Harvey (accordion, harp, whistles, bass, vocals), James Hall (fiddle, vocals), Caoe Town’s Oldest Boy Band.

Our music style has drifted towards Pure Acoustic, and our repertoire contains Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, English, Irish and Scottish Traditional, A Capella Rap, Modern and Ancient Pop, Hard Rock and Boeremusiek – so no real focus then, but a reflection of a band that has been going for well over 40 years. We play numbers we enjoy as a band, and happily our audiences seem to like them too. New blood injects new life into the band, brings new material and keeps us ever fresh.

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

Nov
7
Tue
Sibling Rivalries : An Evening with Bam Bam Brown & Ann Jangle
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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It would appear you may be receiving a visit from one Bam Bam Brown!? Cue the music, hit the lights, put on your Sunday best!” Brown has spent the last handful of years honing his craft as both producer and singer-songwriter and has been both at the forefront and foundational end of the exciting Cape Town music scene. While making his first big statements as frontman to local rock scene trailblazers Saintfearless (2009-2012) and Feverstone (2013-2015), Bam Bam also found time for annual solo tours where he found himself strumming, looping, singing and modulating not only soundscapes and song ideas, but his own vast, musical story – bit by bit.

2016 Saw the premiere year of Bam. His first video single “Bite My Lip” was released via Bob Loves Dylan and reached 10’000 views in less than a year, topping the likes of The Lumineers’ Stelth Ulvang, local giants Majozi and long time musical companions, Stoker.

Bam toured his first live band works nationally, even getting invited to play with revered Afro Jazz acts The Brother Moves On in the Maboneng Precinct in JHB and Park Acoustics in PTA. After a final hurrah opening for the Springbok Nude Girls national DVD tour, Brown headed to India where he covered 6000km’s and spent 2 months branching out into his solo arrangements. Upon his return he began work on an upcoming EP, to be released before a mid year stint in the cultural cauldron of Berlin. 2017 is going to be big for dear Bam Bam Brown, we hope you can get it on the action!

Ann Jangle. Queen of the underground. Her ominous style of dark folk, eclectic rock, gypsy infused, theatrical, soulful style of writing & performing leaves a long lasting impression. She belts out her voice on stage like she was born there. This South-African born singer/ songwriter/ producer/ composer has performed her way onto a vast variety of stages all across Europe & Southern Africa and shares the stage with many different artists to bring a heartfelt performance that resonates.

Since the start of Ann Jangle, she has received a substantial amount of airplay
and very good write ups all over South-Africa and Europe.

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

Nov
8
Wed
Michael Lowman & Majozi – Storytellers
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Join us for a spectacular night of storytelling by Michael Lowman and Majozi.

Michael is far from your regular, run-of-the-mill, schooled and bread musician. His story is different. Something penned straight out of the Hollywood-Underdog playbook. At the not-so-tender age of 17, Michael picked up a guitar for the first time. Songwriting came naturally for this John Mayer inspired guitarist and he soon found himself in Los Angeles, heart firmly pinned and exposed.

Not only has he since performed for and supported international stars like Tori Amos and UB40, but he has also shared the stage with African Mega Stars Mafikizolo, when he was asked to open up the 2014 MTV African Music Awards ceremony. His newest album (released October 2016) features renowned South African singer Karlien van Jaarsveld, was play listed on more than 25 stations nationwide, including charting on the JacarandaFM Top 20.

Majozi is a proudly South African musician who has recently emerged onto the scene from the coastal city of Durban.
At the age of thirteen, he started to teach himself guitar, which eventually led to him studying a foundation course in jazz and popular
music at the University of KwaZulu Natal.

He describes his music as being Indie-folk with subtle influences of electro and attributes his faith as one of his musical inspirations.

In 2013, he released his first EP, Marvelous Light, which was recorded and produced by Warren Meyer of Doppler Studios. The album made it to no.9 overall on the South African iTunes chart and no.1 in the singer/songwriter category.

Following the online success and popularity of the EP, his single, The River, was play-listed on 5FM, Kfm and other radio stations across the country. The infectious beat and meaningful lyrics have fans singing along with gusto at all the gigs he has been landing.
Over the past year, Majozi has been steadily climbing the South African music ladder, getting the opportunity to open for Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Zebra and Giraffe, Mango Groove, Matthew Mole and international artist, Yoav
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM
Nov
9
Thu
Nick Turner Trio
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Accomplished Singer/ Songwriter and guitarist Nick Turner was the founding member of Sons of Trout in the late 90’s, and later one half of Mikanic, with fellow Trout Mike Rennie.

 Nicks music effortlessly spans genres with influences ranging from Rock, Reggae, and Afro-Pop to Ghoema, hip-hop and jazz. He writes in both English and Afrikaans, with songs that are lyrically powerful, relevant, humorous and energetic. His music has a wide appeal, with performances that feature virtuosic musicianship.

After spending several years in New York City, Nick returned to Cape Town to embark on a solo career. Since then he has been a regular highlight on the stages of the countrys major music festivals including Oppikoppi, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Rocking the Daisies and KKnK, the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees. At KKnK, Nick has been involved in a number of award-winning shows. In 2010, he won the award for â Best Debut Production alongside Karen Zoid and Louis Mhlanga in the show a Malaika/My Engelâ In 2015, he was part of the show a˜Al le die Berge Nog so Blou which clinched the award for Best Music Production❠at the festival. The show went on to win the prestigious Fiesta award for â Best Music ProductionVthat same year. He has collaborated with some of the best in the business including Zolani Mahola, Albert Frost, Tony Cedras and Bakithi Kumalo (from Paul Simon fame), Karen Zoid, Louis Mhlanga, to name a few

After much anticipation Nick has released his first solo album “Home and Secure”

Home and Secure is a retrospective of Nick’s career spanning 20 years in the industry. œ really a homecoming album,’ he says, ‘A retrospective of my love affair with music and the journey it has taken me on, which has spanned twenty years, so far.”

Nick drew together a stellar line-up of musical collaborators to weave the rich sonic tapestry of the album.

Most of the songs on the thirteen-track album are new, including a few Afrikaans numbers which are already favourites with live audiences, as well as fresh takes on a couple of songs from Nicks Trout and Mikanic days.

As always when it comes to Nick Turners music, not only is the musicianship masterful but the album is also lyrically so smart; there are songs that will make you smile and others that bite, very nicely indeed.

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

Nov
10
Fri
Roxton met Herki
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Roxton met Herki

Roxton met Herki formed in 2015 when soloist Josh Roxton met Herman ‘Herki’ Vercuiel in a bar (which they still do from time to time). Roxton, who released his solo album We Are the Architect in 2015, watched his sound evolve when his acoustic guitar and loop pedal were complemented by Herki’s signatory cajon, modified with a kick drum under his right foot and a tambourine under his left. However, this is not your average sit-around-the-fire folk music; it is transcendental African folk, brought to its full potential with layers of vocal play and ‘nu folk’ rhythms. Their unique sound became wildly popular and landed them on stages of major festivals around the country. Their performances at Smoking Dragon Festival (2016), Synergy (2016), Malkop (2016) and Up the Creek (2017) were met with dancing crowds demanding encores.

After releasing their debut album Slightly Ajar in April this year, Cape Town folk indie duo Roxton met Herki have entertained audiences across South Africa and in Europe. Their sound, created with a refurbished cajon, acoustic guitar, vocals and a loop station, depicts a strong African undertone and fills the void of originality among much of South Africa’s music.

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

Nov
11
Sat
The Kiffness
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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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 has had great success in the South African music industry, racking up a total of 3 SAMA nominations and 10 singles playlisted across national radio stations – all of which have reached top 10 status in the top 40 charts.

From it’s relatively humble beginnings, Dave’s made his way from bedroom producer to building his own studio & becoming one of South Africa’s most reputable producers. He has collaborated with some of South Africa’s leading artists including Tresor, Shortstraw, Moonchild, Samuel Miller & Mathew Gold. With The Kiffness’ success on radio the project has gained major momentum and the group 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 (Bushfire), Zimbabwe (Vic Falls Carnival) & 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.

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

Nov
14
Tue
Deslynn Malotana
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Born in Johannesburg with roots in the Eastern Cape, Deslynn is a Cape Town girl by heart. A soul singer, songwriter and performer, Deslynn loves art as much as she loves her afro.

Deslynn is almost quiet and sometimes loud. Her vibrant personality and subtle demeanor is neither too much nor too little, she floats eloquently between both worlds.

A graduate of the Campus of Performing Arts (COPA) in Cape Town where she majored in Vocal Performance under the guidance of Emily Bruce (Gold Fish). When asked about her giftedness, Deslynn accredits her musical prowess and passion to the influence of her father.  The late Desmond Malotana was the founder, band leader and keyboardist for well-known 80’s band, “Brenda and the Big Dudes”. He wrote and produced songs like “Promises” and the hit single, “Weekend Special”.

She released her self- titled EP, “Deslynn” in 2014.  The EP is Deslynn’s first offering on record and enjoys success on local radio. “How” – a cinematic love ballad placed number 1 on the Hunters SA Top Ten (Heart FM) on 12 June 2014 where it remained for 2 weeks. The song was also ranked 8th in the Hunters SA Top 10 chart for the year 2014 while other songs on the EP dabble in Reggae, Soul and House.

Music makes her skin glow and her mind is always racing with a melody. Through her artivism, she gets really personal, really quick, intent on speaking to the souls of her listeners from the moment they hear her voice.

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

Nov
15
Wed
Bad Peter – Need to Hear EP Launch
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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BAD PETER is a folk duo made up of PG Badenhorst and Alwyn Bekker.
Both members picked up guitars for the first time in high school and like so many others started jamming riffs by Metallica, Blink etc. but this soon developed into a preference for acoustic guitar playing. To start off with, the motivation was purely to have fun, they never thought about making music for a living!
From playing mostly covers to gradually building a repertoire of original music together and gigging more and more, BAD PETER was soon travelling the country and winning fans on a daily basis. They were never going to go unnoticed for long, so when they signed a worldwide record and publishing deal with The David Gresham Record Company in November 2014, they were the only ones who were surprised.
BAD PETER released their highly anticipated debut single ‘Month of May’ in April 2015 and within 24 hours secured themselves a Top 30 single on the iTunes Chart in South Africa. Their 5-track EP, LET GO, was released in November 2015 and reached the Top 20 on the iTunes chart in South Africa. The duo found inspiration for their debut offering in day-to-day struggles and experiences and the influences of Country, Folk and Blues are evident in tracks like ‘Month of May’ and ‘On This River’ other tracks like ‘Brother’ explores African guitar sounds combined with melodic rapping and a theme of living together in this beautiful diverse country of ours. Their third single ‘Faithful Lover’ is a song about a one night stand, disguised as a love song.  As a live act they quickly became in demand and gigged relentlessly, playing at major festivals in South Africa.
“We don’t like to limit ourselves to a specific genre. Being singer-songwriters gives us that freedom” says PG. “You’ll hear country, Latin, blues, African, pop and reggae sounds in our songs. We prefer writing songs that can make people dance, groove and feel good!”

BAD PETER is an energetic band that really has a passion for jamming, performing and making music live! They often tell one another if neither one of their guitars break during this performance they’re not giving it their all. This might sound like a strange thing to hear from guys playing acoustic but they love putting all their energy into performing, and that’s what makes them such a joy to watch.
According to the band, “It’s been the raddest, funniest 3 years of our lives and we couldn’t be happier. A thought that really blows our minds is that we’ve just started and we have no idea and can’t wait to see what happens!”

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

Nov
16
Thu
Luca Hart & Riaan Smit
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Luca Hart and Riaan Smit, both successful songwriters in their own genres, now bring their stories together for an evening of expression, soul, and instrumental collaboration. Having recently performed at Up the Creek 2017, they now perform their individual music, followed by a joint set, at Cafe Roux.

Luca Hart:

Classically trained violinist and recording engineer Luca Hart creates her own compositions, ranging from soulful singer/songwriter ballads to cinematic soundscapes, always incorporating the violin in an enticing live performance boasting technique and flowing melodies. A creative one-woman force, she masters the composition and production, through to the album designs herself and draws audiences large and small with her honest and charming performance.

Luca has performed with LUMA, Spoegwolf, Hatchetman, Crimson House, Matinino, Mr Cat and the Jackal, Gerald Clark and Arno Carstens, amongst others. Apart from performing and recording, she also teaches violin and music theory, and is a passionate hiker and adventure seeker- sometimes creating nature documentaries to suit her compositions. Her aspiration is to compose for film.

Music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV7MJ_L9CVs

Riaan Smit:

Riaan Smit sings from the depths of his soul and has mastered the art of expression in music, his styles range across the board with an affinity for blues and Gypsy music. He has traveled and toured across the globe learning the language of music through collaborating with artists wherever he goes. Namibian born and based in South Africa he has entertained audiences far and wide with his show band Crimson House, and toured the world with his touring act the Brothers Remedy.

A naturally gifted multi-instrumentalist, Riaan finds expression in guitar, harmonica, percussion, bass, and a baritone voice that can scream or tell a sweet soft story.

Known as the “Ringmaster” in performance arts circles, his ability to lead a 70 piece circus has been proven time and time again when he leads the successful circus show the  “Trash Cabaret”.

“The music is in you, that piece of wood doesn’t sing until you touch it”

Music video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbH3kb5jcSI

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

Nov
17
Fri
Me and Mr Green – A Tribute to Coldplay
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Me and Mr Green presents a Tribute to Coldplay.

Join us for a  very special once-off evening paying tribute to Coldplay. This promises to be a very special night indeed as the boys take us on a musical journey through the almost unparalleled body of work of one of the world’s biggest and most successful bands. With well over 80 million records sold worldwide, Coldplay have cemented their position as one of  the top live acts on the planet and Me & Mr Green promise to recreate the power and emotion of a real Coldplay concert. This is a once-off experience not to be missed!

***Please note that dinner is available from 7pm & show starts at 8:30pm

 

 

Nov
18
Sat
The Cape Town Swing Cats
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Cape Town Swing Cats is a group of talented jazz musicians specialising in swing era tunes that will have your feet tapping and your booty shaking in no time. Partnering with the local Lindy Hoppers, they play regularly for the growing swing dance community as they bring back the vibrant sounds of the dance halls of Harlem and Sophiatown. Drawing on the giants of swing: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman, as well as inspiration from the South African swing bands of the time like the Manhattan Brothers, the energy is undeniable and matched only by the dancing it inspires.

Group members have between them performed at the highest levels of the South African music industry (National Arts Festival, Cape Town International Jazz Festival), participated in popular bands (Grassy Spark, The Rudimentals, Nomadic Orchestra) and classical ensembles (Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra), and enjoyed licensing deals from record labels in France and Germany.

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

Nov
21
Tue
Rumswinger Disco Dream EP Launch
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Rumswinger is a vigorously charismatic electro / nu wave Pop 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.

Rumswinger will be launching their new album Disco Dream on the 21st November.

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6:30/7PM. SHOW AT 8:30PM

Nov
22
Wed
Monark
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Without a doubt one of the most exciting acts to break out from 2013, Monark are changing the face of pop music in South Africa. Mixing Eugene Coetzers uniquely characterful vocal delivery – polished with his distinctive falsetto – and Ewald Jansen van Rensberg unmatched, global production style, Monark craft songs rich in meaning and soul stirring hooks.

Performing as a 4-piece band, Monark deliver something completely fresh and unique, and are setting trends sonically and stirring up tastes in the South African music landscape. Having dominated the South African airwaves with their first 2 singles, Smiling (5FM Top 3) and Build It Up (5FM Top 5, and #1 on Jacaranda FM, Highveld/KFM, Algoa FM, OFM), they also released their 3rd single, Something in the build up to the launch of their debut album NEGATIVES. The album, which was released worldwide on 14 July 2014, peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Album Chart on the day of its release.

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Home to some of South Africa’s most renowned legendary bands, Potchefstroom delivered their latest offering to the South African music scene – Monark – in May 2013 when the four piece pop rock band emerged with their first single, Smiling.

 

The band was formed when producer Ewald Jansen van Rensburg teamed up with friend and vocalist, Eugene Coetzer. For a couple of years they patiently developed and worked towards finding the specific sound they were after. Once they had discovered it, they gathered together the musicians that were needed to grow and perform the music, with Deon de Klerk joining the band on bass guitar and Graeme Wuth on drums. The band officially formed in August 2012, intent on making popular, yet tastefully engineered music with a cinematic feel.Â

With Eugenes unmistakably unique voice and soaring falsetto, Smiling immediately gained mainstream attention and popularity on major radio stations throughout South Africa. It peaked at No. 3 on 5FM Top 40 Chart and was a Top 20 hit on Highveld and KFM. The video also reached No. 1 on MKs Top 10 Chart.

December 2013 saw the release of Monarks second single and music video, entitled Build It Up. The single soon followed in the footsteps of Smiling success and charted on radio nationwide. It reached the Top 5 on 5FM’s Top 40 Chart, No. 2 on East Coast Radio and became the bands first No. 1 single, topping the Jacaranda FM Top 20 Chart, KFM and Highveldâs Kia Take 40 SA Chart as well as reaching No. 1 on Algoa FM.The bandS follow up songs – Something and You Make also did well through the end of 2014 into 2015, with a new singLe called Hush being released half way through last year to massive success across all radio stations, achieving Top 5 status in charts across the country and becoming a firm favorite at the live shows.

Monark achieved industry recognition winning the MK 2014 Award for Best Newcomer, along with being chosen as one of the selections in iTunes exclusive New Artist in 2014™ campaign. At the 2015 SAMA™s (South African Music Awards), the band were nominated for Best Pop Album, as well as Record of the Year, along with a nomination for Ewald Jansen van Rensburg for Best Producer for the NEGATIVES album.  In 2016, the band released a deluxe edition of their debut album which includes their latest singles Hush and the songs currently charting on SA airwaves, Falling and Soldier, as well as a couple of other new tracks and remixes.

Their energetic and polished live performances have been incredibly well received by their fans, with Monark performing on some of the top stages in the country – including Rocking The Daisies, Durban Day, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Parklife, 94.7 Joburg Day, KFM 94.5’s KDAY, Splashy Fen, KKNK, Durban Botanical Gardens, supporting international superstars Bastille at Emmarentia Dam in JHB, to name but a few, as well as live performances on top rated TV shows The Voice, Strictly Come Dancing, and at the 2016 South African Music Awards.

Recent projects include a collaboration on the world-renowned Coke Studios TV show with Rap icon Riky Rick, and upcoming vocal star Lisa Good.  The single that was created was called â˜Spare a Little Love’, and was released in September 2016 to great acclaim.  The band released their 2nd studio album which is self titled as ‘Monark’ at the end of May 2017, with the first 2 singles achieving tremendous success on SA radio, starting with genre departure Broken™, and the latest being “Show Me The Love”

 

 

 

MONARK Contact:

 

Website: http://www.monarkband.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monarkband

Twitter: https://twitter.com/monArkband

 

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

Nov
23
Thu
The Rivertones
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Rivertones – Join Cape Towns’ most loved Reggae band for a night of reggae skanking to the likes of Bob Marley tunes and The Rivertones original reggae music.

The Rivertones have been busy gigging around the Western Cape 7 nights a week and we are lucky to have this awesome band join us.  They have performed at Cape Fest, Obs Fest, Whale Fest, Bastille Fest, Un-Corked Wine Fest, Billabong Pro World Surfing Competition, Cape town Festival of Beer, Bay Hotel, Raddison Hotel, Round House, The Grand, Mojo Spier, Brass Bell, HQ Heritage Square and many more and do not disappoint.

Please note: Dinner from 7pm. Show starts at 8:30pm.

Nov
24
Fri
Nomadic Orchestra
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Nomads bring the bounce. With a new album to perform there is a whole new range of  music to enjoy, and the members of Nomadic Orchestra are as excited as ever to  perform a live and intimate show at the new Cafe Roux venue!
Expect 2 sets during the evening, with up-tempo songs, an amalgamation of afro-rhythms with jazz chops, music of the world for anyone with a tap in their toes and a beat in their feet.  

The band exists in a constant state of flux, with a selection of roles being filled by a rolling substitution of musicians, and day-jobs keeping individuals busy. Gabriel repairs and imports brass instruments, Greg composes music for the gaming and advertising industry, Joe studies finances, Jono flies hang-gliders and Lumanyano travels across Southern Africa performing drums for a wide selection of acts.

Joe can do handstand-pushups.
Jono flies hang-gliders.

Take a listen to –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu-v1J3FMr4

Note: Dinner is served from 6.30/7pm. Show starts at 8:30pm

Nov
25
Sat
Matthew Gold
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mathew Gold burst onto the scene as the voice behind Goodluck’s hit single “Taking It Easy” in 2011. He has since had success with various number 1s such as and is currently recording his second album.

In 2015 Mathew teamed up with BreakDLaw on the single, “When We Were Young” that charted across the country and his current single “Lay Down” is playing across the airwaves and slowly gaining momentum.

Mathew’s album is set for release in June/July 2016 and he has worked with various top producers on the album such as Sketchy Bongo (“Back To The Beach”) and Tellaman who produces his latest single “Lay Down”.

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