Dec
16
Sat
Ard Matthews
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Acoustic rock artist Ard Matthews needs very little introduction to our cafe Roux audience. The much-loved frontman of legendary SA rock band, Just Jinger, delivers a world-class solo acoustic performance every time he visits our little stage.

Armed with some amazing songs & a dynamic stage presence, Ard had this to say about his experience of performing at cafe Roux many times over the years…..

“Cafe Roux is one of the very few live venues in South Africa that ‘gets it’. To them, as it should be to every other venue, the music and the artists come first. Great respect is shown when an artist performs on the night and it starts with a simple sign on each table saying ‘Shhhh, let’s listen to the music…’ Thank you for setting the bar so high when it comes to the simple art of music appreciation. Last time I played there I probably experienced my most sincere standing ovation of my career to date. It really is an honour to play at this venue”

Take a listen to this recent collaboration Ard did with Karen Zoid–>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lZmPze6hyE

Note: Dinner from 6:30/7pm. Show starts at 8:30pm

Dec
19
Tue
Tailor
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tailor – With two 2013 SAMA nominations behind her debut album “The Dark Horse” and a 2015 SAMA nomination behind her second album “Light”, Tailor’s journey has been nothing but a feat of celebratory confidence.
Tailor is a force to be reckoned with, her diverse voice will take you through an emotional yet happy journey which will leave you inspired. Tailor is famous for her energy as a live act.

Note: Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show from 8.30pm

Dec
20
Wed
Rubber Duc
Dec 20 @ 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

Dec
21
Thu
Watershed
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Watershed – structured around singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Craig Hinds who has always felt he is a man with a positive message to convey and after teaching high school for two years while playing his own material out in smaller venues Craig decided to take the opportunity to form a band and make his voice and songs heard across the world.

Watershed’s travels have led them to perform at the prestigious South by South West Music festival in Austin Texas and Canadian Music week to various dates across Europe where their music is particularly well received in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after a radio DJ on holiday in South Africa heard “Indigo Girl” and thought it would enchant his listeners. He was absolutely right. The play listing of the song on the local German station quickly built momentum and lead to them to be picked up by EMI Germany who released “In The Meantime” and every album & single since.

Working with various producer’s the band had the opportunity to hone all the facets that make up a great album and the result is their finest work to date. The new album “Watch the Rain” tips the hat to the new-age country sound while still remaining grounded in the cultured acoustic rock that Watershed is known and loved for and the first single off the album “Magical Energy” is already building momentum on the local South African charts.  While the term Watershed is universally used to describe a turning point, a lesser known use is in broadcasting field where it is used to describe the transition time when adult content can be shown and maybe now that’s a better fit for a band that has matured and realised the strength and depth of their sound and trusted in their process and abilities.  Watershed are 15 years in the making and nowhere near ready to stop.

Take a listen to –> Watershed – Watch the Rain

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

Dec
22
Fri
Watershed
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Watershed – structured around singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Craig Hinds who has always felt he is a man with a positive message to convey and after teaching high school for two years while playing his own material out in smaller venues Craig decided to take the opportunity to form a band and make his voice and songs heard across the world.

Watershed’s travels have led them to perform at the prestigious South by South West Music festival in Austin Texas and Canadian Music week to various dates across Europe where their music is particularly well received in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after a radio DJ on holiday in South Africa heard “Indigo Girl” and thought it would enchant his listeners. He was absolutely right. The play listing of the song on the local German station quickly built momentum and lead to them to be picked up by EMI Germany who released “In The Meantime” and every album & single since.

Working with various producer’s the band had the opportunity to hone all the facets that make up a great album and the result is their finest work to date. The new album “Watch the Rain” tips the hat to the new-age country sound while still remaining grounded in the cultured acoustic rock that Watershed is known and loved for and the first single off the album “Magical Energy” is already building momentum on the local South African charts.  While the term Watershed is universally used to describe a turning point, a lesser known use is in broadcasting field where it is used to describe the transition time when adult content can be shown and maybe now that’s a better fit for a band that has matured and realised the strength and depth of their sound and trusted in their process and abilities.  Watershed are 15 years in the making and nowhere near ready to stop.

Take a listen to –> Watershed – Watch the Rain

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

Dec
23
Sat
Christmas with Hezron Chetty & The ZugZwang feat. Special Guests
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Hezron Chetty & The ZugZwang bring their dynamic live show to Cafe Roux but this time with a twist! The band have invited singer songwriters; Francesca Biancoli, Ruby June and Lindsay Homan to join them for a special Christmas showcase.

The evening will see them performing Folk Christmas songs intertwined with their original music while they are backed by Hezron Chetty (Violin), CJ Duckitt ( Bass) and Jeanre Leo (Drums)

Dinner served at: 6:30pm
Show Start at 8:30 and ends at 11pm
Tickets: R120.00 bookings through www.caferouxsessions.co.za

 

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

Dec
27
Wed
Jesse Clegg
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The son of iconic South-African musician Johnny Clegg, Jesse Clegg spent the first six years of his life on tour with his father. He has released six Top 10 singles and toured extensively throughout South Africa. As an official ambassador  for the Nelson Mandela 46664 Foundation, Jesse was invited to play at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the annual Mandela Day Concert. He has been nominated for three South African Music Awards.

Take a listen to this –> Jesse Clegg Breathing Feat. Shekhinah

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

Dec
28
Thu
Jesse Clegg
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The son of iconic South-African musician Johnny Clegg, Jesse Clegg spent the first six years of his life on tour with his father. He has released six Top 10 singles and toured extensively throughout South Africa. As an official ambassador  for the Nelson Mandela 46664 Foundation, Jesse was invited to play at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the annual Mandela Day Concert. He has been nominated for three South African Music Awards.

Take a listen to this –> Jesse Clegg Breathing Feat. Shekhinah

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

Dec
29
Fri
Prime Circle – Stripped Down
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Prime Circle are no strangers to touring and have been continuously raising the bar in efforts to expand their musical horizons and boundaries for many years now, the up coming three piece “STRIPPED” tour is no exception. Ross, Dale and Neil will be embarking on a national tour of difference they say, as the music is stripped down to its bare minimum getting to the root of the songs and their stories.

The reason for only having the three members and not the usual five is so that the band can get to play more intimate venues, fans will get to see the whites of their eyes as they lay down the music that has been apart of so many people’s lives and experiences.

This is definitely one to watch.

**PLEASE NOTE DINNER FROM 6.30PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM

Dec
30
Sat
Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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CREEDANCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL TRIBUTE: The Story of John Fogerty

Bertie’s in his garage again, this time with Wayne Pauli on lead vocals and guitar, James Kibby on vocals and guitar, Mike Dorea on vocals and Bass and Alan Thwaites on Drums. Bertie, the backyard mechanic from Parow is played by Graham Burton. He tells the story of CCR and John Fogerty from his perspective. From the early years of CCR through to the present, he recalls the events that shaped Fogerty’s life, and his own, with more than 20 hits, such as,  “Suzie Q”, ” Hey Tonight”,  “I Put a Spell on You”, and ” Bad Moon Rising” the audience is taken on a humorous and poignant journey through John Fogerty’s life

To quote Bertie; “It’s like the band was right here in my garage!”

 

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

Jan
2
Tue
Janie Bay
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Hailing from the beautiful Helderberg area in Cape Town, now residing in Pretoria, Janie Bay started out her career with her solo effort, “I Remember” securing three No. 1 hits on local mainstream and student radio stations. After the album launch in April 2011, Janie & her brother (The Beard) started playing her then current songs in an acoustic / unplugged setting. This was a totally organic progression as they wanted to carry on writing and playing without the financial pressures of session musicians joining in. This progression lead to their recent live project, “Janie & The Beard”.

Since 2012 they’ve had many successful tours, played more than 100 shows a year, touring every province in the country and have been invited abroad regularly. They have appeared on 5FM, Two Oceans Radio Vibe, SABC 3 and RSG. Some performances under their belt include Oppikoppi, White Mountain Festival, STRAB, Up The Creek, KKNK and Park Acoustics with backto-back tours and corporate events all over the country.

In the beginning of 2014, Janie decided to take her career to new heights and moved to Pretoria to perform her music in other corners of the country.

Having performed with local acts like Jack Parow, Matthew Mole, Die Heuwels Fantasies, aKing, Francois Van Coke, Desmond & The Tutus and Valiant Swart to name a few, she is steadfast on a journey to share her music with friends already made and with those along the way.
Some recent collaborations include SA’s top selling hip-hop artist Jack Parow on the chart topping song ‘Veilig’ and a feature on one of Bouwer Bosch’s singles, “Hardloop”. In October 2016, Janie signed a record deal with Warner Music South Africa. She released 2 singles called ‘Dance’ and ‘Better Off’ which did very well on radio and TV. In September 2017, Janie released her sophomore album “Miscellany” which is available on iTunes, Deezer, Apple Music, Spotify and in Musica stores nationwide which also includes a colab with Fokofpolisiekar / Die Heuwels Fantasies’ Hunter Kennedy.

With the promise of a great career, Janie is more surely than slowly finding her calling in the folk-pop environment while charming audiences with a captivating voice and heartfelt performances.

Video Links:
“Veilig” – Jack Parow ft. Janie Bay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA1_e4HJrhw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQD8BoV52Qo (Live)
“It Ain’t Me Babe” (Live) – Janie & The Beard ft. Francois van Coke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ3dZsyB2f8
“Dance” Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skJDGCw92rA
“The Desert” Live on Expresso Show: https://www.facebook.com/expressoshow.sabc3/videos/1895578193790066/

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

Jan
3
Wed
Hatchetman
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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This foursome combine their prodigious musical and vocal talents to form Hatchetman, a band that, as the name suggests, cuts straight to the heart with songs on life, love, and most things in between. Their soaring harmonies and searing dynamism in the musical accompaniment has brought many a person to tears. The honesty, and a willingness to explore the darker and more tender sides of the human condition, as well as a very personal and human presentation of the same, sets the band apart from many of its contemporaries.

Lyrical topics range from heartbreak to a rumination of the multifaceted nature of Cape Town, while musically, the band meets somewhere between folk, rock, funk and acoustically inclined sounds, all delicately underpinned by the poignant, powerful and beautiful blend of three voices.

The band consist of 4 members:

Jono Tait, guitarist and singer, is the son of Richard and Retha Tait, owners of the Alma

Café, one of Cape Town’s premier live music venues. A spirited character, and the main

songwriter for the band, is very candid in his lyrics as well as his onstage interaction with the crowd.

Matt Catto is the beating heart of the band with his percussive skills (on both cajon and full kit) and his ear for magic harmony lines. Given his upbringing and family background, it was kind of inevitable that Matt would turn out to be a master musician. A member of the Blundell family clan, a prodigious musical family from Cape Town whose roots stretch right back to the origin of the South African folk music scene in the 60’s, Matt recalls some of his earliest childhood memories being around music and musicians, specifically singing harmonies.

Alex Searle is the new man of the band, a prodigiously talented bass player and musician in his own right, he cut his teeth on the Dubai hotel circuits where, by the age of 18, he was playing six month contracts on the hotel cover band scene. With more than a leaning towards jazz and the funkier side of the rhythm equation, Alex brings a lightness of spirit and tremendous energy to proceedings.

Stephane Corneloup completes the picture. A classically trained concert pianist, Steph abandoned his studies in favour of the electric guitar. His subtle approach to the music and French flair for delivery has been the catalyst for the band to really open up and start testing hitherto uncharted musical terrain.

The band’s debut album, Finding Sanity, was recorded throughout 2016 with industry heavyweight, Willem Moller, and is a true testament and statement of the band’s hard work and commitment since its inception. It is available as a hard copy only at gigs.

Plans are afoot for a companion single to the album along with a music video.

For more information, please have a look at the links below and feel free to mail us or send a message on Facebook.

Links:

website: www.hatchetmanband.com

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hatchetmanband

soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hatchetmanband

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hatchetmanband

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

Jan
4
Thu
Rumswinger (First Thursdays – Free Entrance)
Jan 4 @ 6:00 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.

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

  • Entrance is free
  • Drinks specials on the night.

 

Jan
5
Fri
Mikanic
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mikanic was formed in 2003, with Michael Rennie on violin & vocals and Nick Turner on acoustic guitar & vocals.  Both musicians were already well known on the South African music scene having founded Sons of Trout, one of the country’s top selling acts.

In 2004 Mikanic released their first album, Swimming with the Women, to great critical acclaim and popular success.  The album crossed musical boundaries, established Mikanics characteristic sound, and provided the springboard for their departure to the USA.

During their 5 year stint in the Big Apple, they performed at many of New York’s legendary venues including CBGB, Ace of Clubs ,The Knitting Factory and Joe’s Pub. They also toured extensively through out the USA, as well as the U.K and Japan.

Mikanic’s music effortlessly spans a multitude of genres with an organic sound that is distinctively South African. Lyrically powerful, relevant, humorous and energetic, the music has a wide appeal.

This will be a rare opportunity to catch this dynamic duo in action. Expect a few surprise guests in the mix.

Now based in New York, Mikanics line-up features musicians from Japan (Yasuhito Sasaki on lead guitar), India (Shirzad Khusrokhan on bass) and the USA (Alex Beckmann on drums).    Mikanics music effortlessly spans genres with influences ranging from rock, reggae and African to hip-hop and jazz.  Lyrically powerful, relevant, humorous and energetic, the music has a wide appeal. With shows that feature virtuosic musicianship, funky grooves and catchy tunes, Mikanic has quickly become one of New Yorks hottest live acts.

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

Jan
6
Sat
Sons of Trout
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Sons of Trout will be playing a one off concert at Cafe Roux in Cape Town on the 6th Jan 2018.

This is a rare opportunity to catch one of SA’s most iconic and original bands in an intimate setting. Mike Rennie, violin maestro, will be flying in from San Francisco especially for the show.

In their heyday, The Sons of Trouts were considered to be one of the hardest working bands in SA, touring extensively both locally and abroad. They are particularly remembered for their energetic and infectious live performances. Now 20 years on, since their inception, they will be treating you to a nostalgic sonic roller coaster ride, performing an assortment of classics from their 5 studio albums. If you have other plans on the 6th Jan 2018, CANCEL!!!!, and book your tickets to catch these legends.

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

 

Jan
9
Tue
Ally May
Jan 9 @ 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 released it on the 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.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM
Jan
10
Wed
Oddo Bam
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Oddo Bam is a musician from Stellenbosch, South Africa, who is driven by a commitment towards creating a thoughtful and meaningful brand of music. He started performing as a solo artist in 2014 and released his first single, “Sweet Ocean”, in January 2015. A few months later he returned to the studio to record his first EP, The Snow Burial, which was released in September 2015 and features four lyrically loaded songs with an intimate living room feel.

For the past two years Oddo Bam has consistently worked at building a loyal and engaging fan base. His labour has proven successful, as he managed to raise over R60 000 through a Crowdfunding campaign aimed at funding his debut album, titled The Fox and the Furrow.

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Jan
11
Thu
Mapumba
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mapumba is a multi-genred world music performing and recording artist. He blends traditional melodies, stories, and languages from his native DRC with original inspirations that deliver a rich African sound with a modern touch. Best described as an African Tracy Chapman meets Salif Keita, Mapumba’s versatility to take listeners on a journey from soul and folk music through reggae, r&b, funk and Afropop, combined with his infectious energy and stage presence make his shows an unforgettable kaleidoscope of experiences that linger long after the concerts end. In his own words, Mapumba describes his style as one that dances with the past, sings with the present and plays with the future”. Mapumba has shared the stage with prominent artists including: Miriam Makeba, Oliver Mtukudzi, Salif Keita and Lira, to name a few. He has toured internationally and has even played for dignitaries such as Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton. Join us at Cafe Roux Cape Town on the  11 January for music that will feed your soul.

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

Jan
12
Fri
Arno Carstens
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Cafe Roux presents Arno Carstens – The Intimate Sessions

This acoustic rock set includes the hits from his career as front man of The Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved and most celebrated songs from his career as a platinum selling, award winning English solo artist and some popular cover tracks. Arno performs a bilingual set, and includes tracks from his brand new Afrikaans album “Die Aandblom 13”.

The first single from the album, Ontwaak, recently won Song of the Year at the Bok radio annual awards and the album won Best Alternative Album 2017 at the Ghoema awards. Die Aandblom 13 was also nominated for best Alternative album at the South African Music Awards, and won for Best Engineered album. The album is also currently nominated for 2 Tempo Awards.

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

Jan
13
Sat
Lo-ghost
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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‘Cape Town based alternative-pop duo return to Cafe Roux for their first show of 2018. The dual-fronted electronic outfit deliver powerful vocal performances, interlaced with dark synthesis and deep, danceable electronic beats and explore themes of love, loss and the human condition. Their fiercely honest song-writing utilises accessible pop sensibilities to deliver an affecting and impactful set with a unique and memorable sonic signature.

Lo-ghost released their first full-length album, “There’s Blood In My Body and It Sounds Like This:” in July 2017, available through all distribution services.
 

Watch the ‘Ghost in a Blood Machine’ video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qad5UiSTc9M

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8:30PM

Jan
16
Tue
Sonik Citizen
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Sonik Citizen is a lyrical soul-rock trio that was formed by multi-award winning artist, Mark Fransman. At it’s core, Sonik Citizen is ‘song’ inspired entity, composing and performing songs of lyric, melody and poignancy on variety of subjects, that appeals to wide range of audiences. Celebrated drummer, Paul Tizzard takes the seat of drummer and anchor of the trio with Eugene Ackerman being the purveyor of groove. Fransman fronts the group with his unique soul-inspired voice and musicianship.

Take a peak at –> Sonik Citizen

Note: Dinner from 7pm. Show starts at 8:30pm

 

 

 

Jan
17
Wed
Aston Wylie
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Aston Wylie comes from a small sunny town called Gonubie in East London. After school he went on to study a BMus Music Technology at NMMU in Port Elizabeth.
Looking to make performing a full time job, Aston started his Journey in January 2015 in Cape Town by busking at the Slow Market in Stellenbosch. He also recorded and released his first EP “Fly Like You” around this time. Since then he worked his way into the industry by performing at markets, weddings, corporate functions and private events. This has led to opportunities for him to perform his music in and around Cape Town and South Africa as a solo artist and as a session musician with South African singer/songwriter, Majozi. Aston also had a stint on “The Voice SA” Season 2 where he participated as a member on Team Lira and Team Kahn. He has most recently released another EP called “Today” in 2017.
Aston’s multi instrumental pop/folk style is in development as he takes influence from a number of artists ranging  from Micheal Buble  Ed Sheeren and Passenger to the likes of Alt J.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Jan
18
Thu
Majozi
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Over the past years, Majozi has been steadily climbing the South African music ladder, getting the opportunity to open for Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Zebra and Giraffe and international artist, Yoav. His most recent achievements include opening for Mango Groove at Durban Botanical Gardens, playing at Oppi Koppi Music Festival and White Mountain Music Festival as well as playing on the main stage at the Mr Price Pro Concert. Now signed by Universal Music SA, Majozi is taking the music industry by storm!

‘I am fully amazed by the love and grace of God, and thank him full heartedly for giving me the abilities to do what I do. Love any guitar driven music. Blues, rock, indie, country, hardcore, or anything that gets bodies moving in a positive way’ – Majozi

Take a listen –> Majozi

Note: Dinner from 6:30/7pm. Show starts at 8:30pm

Jan
19
Fri
Diamond Thug
Jan 19 @ 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

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Rocking Horse
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rocking Horse Highway 3

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Titled ‘Highway Going Nowhere’, the album contains 10 original songs written and produced by Clive and Tony Ridgway.  The brothers are keen to point out that ‘the album is more than just a collection of generic country songs: It is the culmination of our songwriting partnership of 30 years.  Songs on the album cover topical and relate-able issues with a hint of satire and social commentary.’  Rocking Horse will be performing a selection of songs from their back catalogue as well as a handful of tracks from the new record.

 

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