Dec
13
Wed
Arno Carstens
Dec 13 @ 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

Dec
14
Thu
BOO
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Boo! began in 1997 in the backstreets of dirty Brixton, Johannesburg, when it’s first members, Ampie Omo, Chris Chameleon and Leon Retief conspired to make music that would go against most of the conventional wisdom of the time.  Having considered names like “Yello Lilo” and “Die Wit Ding Wat in Die Pad Le”, it was Chris’ dream of playing to the sound of a stadium boo-ing the band that eventually won out.  Although the name was in part, designed to thwart any chances of feedback on a bad performance, this contingency was never required as Boo! became not only one of South Africa’s favourite bands of all time, but also one of the country’s proudest musical exports to both Europe and North America.

In 7 years Boo! acquired an enormous cult following worldwide by performing 800 gigs in 17 countries, including 14 states in the USA as well as countries such as Hungary and Croatia. Brandishing their self-styled genre of “monkipunk”, Boo! performed at various European and American festivals with the likes of the White Stripes, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Franz Ferdinand, Smashing Pumpkins, Cypress Hill, Placebo, Coldplay amongst others.  The band also received a South African Music Award (SAMA) in 2002 for ‘Best Pop Album’.

The band’s sound consisted of bass, drums, brass, keyboards and percussion; notably lacking guitar.  In spite of this unusual orchestration, Boo! hit the number one position on the 5FM top 40 with “Stagefright” and a number two position with “OOAA”, testimony to frontman, bassist and resident drag queen, Chris Chameleon’s exceptional songwriting abilities.

In September 2004, Ampie Omo and Leon Retief announced their resignation from Boo! and performed their final show with the band on 14 December 2004.  Leon Retief continued his career in a drive to create order from the chaos that is the general state of affairs behind the scenes in South African music.  Ampie Omo continued his career as a member of ska-outfit Fuzigish and was the invited guest trombonist for the Violent Femmes when they played in South Africa in 2005 and 2007. Chris Chameleon surprised his punk pundits and cohorts by becoming one of the best-selling and critically most acclaimed artists in the Afrikaans music landscape, notching up a total of 19 national awards in four years including a South African Music Award (SAMA) and a Medal of Honor from the South African Academy of Science and Arts.

2010 saw Boo! back with a change in wardrobe and drummers with Riaan van Rensburg taking over from Princess Leonie. The album, recorded in Amsterdam, typified the very musically irreverent and emotional antics which created this South African legend.

After an impressive second debut at the Ramfest festivals in both Johannesburg and Worchester, Boo! had announced their return in no uncertain terms and had made it clear that that little something that has been missing from South African music for years is a loud and clear: Boo!

After much ado and what had possibly become the most anticipated album in the history of South African music, Boo! finally released “The Three Of Us”. Chris Chameleon, who is once again at the helm on bass guitar and vocals, was joined by long time collaborator and multi-instrumentalist, Ampie Omo. The latest addition to the lineup, completing the trio and adding the beats to the funk was Riaan van Rensburg on drums.

August 2010 saw a very exciting new partnership form as Boo! signed to Seed, a Division of Top Independent Record Label, Sheer Sound! Combining the Indie Music Genius of Boo! and the passion of the Indie team at Seed, the oyster has it’s grain of sand to show what greatness this partnership will achieve. Sheer Sound is very proud to have Boo! join the family at Seed!

“The Three Of Us” is an album that embodies the familiar Boo! sound yet also has an air of maturity in terms of the songwriting. The band set up camp in Amsterdam to record the album and on their return, a limited edition run of albums was released for sale at gigs only. The album had since been completely remixed by Neal Snyman with audio approval by Theo Crous (Parlotones, The Dirty Skirts, Prime Circle, Louise Carver, Chris Chameleon, Springbok Nude Girls, Paul E. Flynn) and remastered by Jonathan Crossley. The stunning 24-page booklet featuring the artwork of Wilma Britz has also been given the onceover by designer Joanna Peters.

Boo! launched the album in style at Montecasino on October 15 2010, to a crowd of nearly 500 people huddled together on a fresh Spring evening at Montecasino in the North of Johannesburg to witness the birth of one of the most anticipated albums in South African rock.

Chris Chameleon, Ampie Omo and Riaan van Rensburg, unleashed songs from their brand new album, as well as old familiars, onto the crowd of onlookers. The performance was topped off with stage pyrotechnics, mimes and street buskers. The band conducted interviews before the launch at the Absa Balloon.

Said Chameleon after the gig, “well, there you have it – our baby monkey, “The Three Of Us”’ is now launched. It will go out into the world and be all the ape it can be! Thanks all for coming out and making it such a special night for us!”

Since May 2012 Boo! went into remission for a few years and is now ready and geared to resume activities.

Boo! has established a culture of dynamism within the band since its inception, and this year fans will be treaded to yet another Boo!volution as the band returns to the live circuit for more passionate Monki Punk performances which has now evolved into Guerilla Punk!

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

Dec
15
Fri
Rumswinger Disco Dream EP Launch
Dec 15 @ 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 15th December.

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

Dec
16
Sat
Beatenberg- DAY TIME OUTDOOR SHOW
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Since​ ​the​ ​release​ ​of​ ​debut​ ​album,​ ​​The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg, Beatenberg​ ​has​ ​upended​ ​entrenched​ ​ideas​ ​of​ ​what​ ​constitutes​ ​South​ ​African music​ ​–​ ​and,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​process,​ ​has​ ​delivered​ ​a​ ​resolutely​ ​international​ ​sound​ ​that subverts​ ​​and effortlessly​ ​owns​ ​mainstream​ ​pop.

Now​ ​the​ ​Cape​ ​Town-based​ ​three​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​Matthew​ ​Field​ ​(vocals​ ​and​ ​guitar), Robin​ ​Brink​ ​(drums)​ ​and​ ​Ross​ ​Dorkin​ ​(bass)​ ​is​ ​poised​ ​for​ ​a​ ​global​ ​breakthrough with​ ​a​ ​new​ ​album​ ​set​ ​for​ ​release​ ​in​ ​2018.​ ​Currently​ ​being​ ​recorded​ ​in​ ​London Beatenberg’s​ ​second​ ​album​ ​will​ ​be​ ​released​ ​through​ ​Island​ ​Records​ ​following the​ ​band’s​ ​signing​ ​to​ ​the​ ​label​ ​earlier​ ​this​ ​year.
Regarded​ ​as​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​most​ ​artistically​ ​diverse​ ​recording​ ​homes, Beatenberg​ ​is​ ​a​ ​natural​ ​fit​ ​for​ ​Island’s​ ​artist​ ​roster.​ ​Over​ ​the​ ​13-songs​ ​on​ ​​The Hanging

​ Gardens  of Beatenberg,​ ​the​ ​band​ ​revealed​ ​its​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​create​ ​sublimely crafted​ ​pop​ ​that’s​ ​as​ ​rooted​ ​in​ ​indigenous​ ​South​ ​African​ ​styles​ ​as​ ​other​ ​musical influences​ ​(including​ ​reggae,​ ​jazz​ ​and​ ​classical).

With​ ​such​ ​a​ ​singular​ ​sound,​ ​it​ ​was​ ​no​ ​surprise​ ​that​ ​the​ ​band​ ​turned​ ​up​ ​in collaboration​ ​with​ ​Mumford​ ​&​ ​Sons​ ​on​ ​their​ ​2016​ ​​Johannesburg

​​ EP.
“We​ ​came​ ​across​ ​Beatenberg​ ​and​ ​immediately,​ ​unanimously,​ ​liked​ ​it,”​ ​said​ ​Ben Lovett​ ​of​ ​the​ ​decision​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​Field,​ ​Dorkin​ ​and​ ​Brink.​ ​“In​ ​some​ ​ways​ ​I guess​ ​it​ ​felt​ ​familiar,​ ​the​ ​song​ ​structure,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​instrumentation​ ​and​ ​the​ ​fact they’re​ ​singing​ ​in​ ​English.​ ​But​ ​there​ ​was​ ​also​ ​something​ ​unique​ ​and​ ​foreign​ ​to​ ​it that​ ​attracted​ ​us​ ​to​ ​the​ ​music.”​ ​Marcus​ ​Mumford​ ​described​ ​the​ ​band​ ​as​ ​“serious, serious​ ​musicians”.​ ​“Robin​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​those​ ​drummers​ ​who’s​ ​just​ ​like​ ​a​ ​wound-up toy,​ ​he’s​ ​metronomic​ ​and​ ​he’s​ ​got​ ​mad​ ​chops.​ ​Ross​ ​is​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​bass​ ​player​ ​these days​ ​too,​ ​with​ ​his​ ​high​ ​up​ ​fretless​ ​vibe,​ ​and​ ​Matt​ ​is​ ​genuinely​ ​a​ ​virtuoso​ ​guitarist and​ ​a​ ​great​ ​front-man.​ ​Understated​ ​and​ ​way​ ​cooler​ ​than​ ​anyone​ ​else​ ​I​ ​know.​ ​A few​ ​of​ ​us​ ​from​ ​our​ ​band​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​playing​ ​jazz​ ​and​ ​afrobeat​ ​stuff,​ ​so​ ​we​ ​had similar​ ​backgrounds​ ​in​ ​some​ ​musical​ ​respects,​ ​but​ ​they​ ​just​ ​took​ ​to​ ​an​ ​academic level​ ​whereas​ ​we​ ​are​ ​schoolboys​ ​in​ ​comparison.”
Alongside​ ​appearing​ ​on​ ​three​ ​of​ ​​Johannesburg’s​ ​five-tracks,​ ​the​ ​Mumford​ ​&​ ​Son connection​ ​also​ ​saw​ ​Beatenberg​ ​performing​ ​with​ ​the​ ​UK​ ​band​ ​(and co-collaborators​ ​Baaba​ ​Maal​ ​and​ ​The​ ​Very​ ​Best)​ ​

​ Beatenberg became a​ ​showcase​ ​for​ ​the​ ​possibilities​ ​of​ ​pop​ ​music​ ​unconstrained​ ​by​ ​outdated​ ​genre boundaries​ ​and​ ​geography.​ ​Songs​ ​like​ ​“Ithaca”,​ ​“The​ ​Prince​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Hanging Gardens”​ ​and​ ​“Scorpionfish”​ ​deployed​ ​crystalline​ ​melodies​ ​to​ ​guide​ ​listeners!

They will be performing LIVE in Noordhoek on the 16th December! What a treat! Get booking folks!

Opening acts:

Seferino – https://soundcloud.com/seferino-beatz 
Manu – https://soundcloud.com/manu-grace

 

Two ticket types available:

Grass tickets R100 – to be seated on the grass area of The Farm Village. Bring your own blankets.

No cooler boxes allowed. There will be a mobile burger stand & bar on the grass.

cafe Roux menu also available.

Seated table tickets within cafe Roux, under the bedouin tent – R200. Full menu available.

Kids under the age of 12 enter for free and are expected to “roam free” – they do not get allocated table seats.

Weather – if it rains, those booked on the grass will not have cover.

Those booked at seated tables will be under the big bedouin tent.

Times – arrive from 3:30pm. Music to start at approx. 4:30pm. Finished by 6pm.

****BEATENBERG is an AFTERNOON SHOW. Not an evening show

Dec
19
Tue
The Sweet Resistance & Rubber Duc
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THE SWEET RESISTANCE & RUBBER DUC

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Resistance is futile when it comes to these rock n roll romantics. Just know that The Sweet Resistance are set to redefine South African music, blending epic alt-rock with compelling hints of electro-pop to craft melodic, arena worthy anthems. Their debut, Where There Is Hope, overflows with towering guitar hooks, driving percussion, shimmering synths and tender song writing. This brew would suffice for most bands, but The Sweet Resistance also come armed with the powerful voice of lead singer Tash. Her impassioned delivery lights the way through the dramatic song terrain and she will undoubtedly draw you in. Her rare and masterful guitar hooks combined with her intentional story telling is altogether extraordinary.

Live, the band promise to offer a sonic passage to a landscape of hope, determination, grace and inspiration. The songs are rhythmic, melodic anthems, plumbing the depths of life, love, opportunity and release.

The album is available for purchase on ITunes and across multiple world-­‐wide digital download platforms.

Since TSR’s launch, their debut single FEEL hit the number 1 spot on the 5FM Indie Chart and spent over 3 months on the SA Top 30. TSR were included in the stellar SA band line up that supported the long-awaited PIXIES Tour of SA.  Looking at the incredible response from local media, TSR were certainly a highlight of the event, attend by over 16000 festival goers. Bruce Dennill of Participate had this to say about the band: The line-up prior to The Pixies arriving on stage could have held its own anywhere in the world: the Orianthi strut of Natasha Meister and the rest of The Sweet Resistance. The Sweet Resistance were the newest and least known of the outfits on the bill, but are clear future frontrunners, with a big, tight sound driven by Tash’s penetrating vocals and captivating guitar work.

TSR’s follow up single “Captivated” has just been released and is already making waves on local radio nationally. 5FM play listed “Captivated” in March and with its debut on the TOP10@10 POP Charts it went straight to number 1!

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! AINT 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!

Expect a extraordinary show not to be missed by these two incredible bands!

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

Dec
20
Wed
Tailor
Dec 20 @ 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
21
Thu
Jesse Clegg
Dec 21 @ 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
22
Fri
Jesse Clegg
Dec 22 @ 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
23
Sat
Watershed – DAY TIME OUTDOOR SHOW
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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WATERSHED 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.

Acoustic rock outfit Watershed emerged as one of the most successful South African exports of their generation when the single “Indigo Girl” topped the Ger- man pop charts. Formed in Johannesburg in 1998, Watershed was the vehicle of singer/songwriter Craig Warren Hinds, a former high school English and history major.

The band itself is 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 are 15 years in the making and nowhere near ready to stop.

Two ticket types available:

Grass tickets R100 – to be seated on the grass area of The Farm Village. Bring your own blankets.

No cooler boxes allowed. There will be a mobile burger stand & bar on the grass.

cafe Roux menu also available.

Seated table tickets within cafe Roux, under the bedouin tent – R200. Full menu available.

Kids under the age of 12 enter for free and are expected to “roam free” – they do not get allocated table seats.

Weather – if it rains, those booked on the grass will not have cover.

Those booked at seated tables will be under the big bedouin tent.

Times – arrive from 3:30pm. Music to start at approx. 4:30pm. Finished by 6pm.

****WATERSHED is an AFTERNOON SHOW. Not an evening show

Dec
27
Wed
Prime Circle – Stripped Down
Dec 27 @ 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
31
Sun
New Years Eve with Me & Mr Green
Dec 31 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm

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If you’re looking for plans for New Years Eve – look no further.

cafe Roux Noordhoek will be hosting a party to remember.
R500 a ticket  includes a welcome gin cocktail, a relaxed sit-down supper & then a momentous party with Me & Mr Green.
Arrival time from 7:30pm.
Tickets available through www.caferouxsessions.co.za
Jan
3
Wed
Auldfield (Wendy Oldfield & Robin Auld)
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Wendy Oldfield and Robin Auld are Auldfield where they combine a mix of djembe, soul vocals, harmonica, stompboard and African blues guitar stylings to create a fresh roots sound.
Both veterans of the South African touring circuit with many hit songs along the way, their collaboration is uplifting and upbeat with roots versions of their old hits along with their contemporary catalogue
ROBIN AULD born in Lusaka, Zambia to Scots parents, had a childhood which was spent alternating between Southern Africa and Scotland; a journey reflected in the African and Celtic influences in his music.
Familiar to SA audiences from hits like “All of Woman” and “Baby you been good” which have been radio staples for 30 years, he learned to play the guitar by listening to Hendrix, Ry Cooder and Neil Young, also absorbing influences from the various guitarists of Southern Africa.
WENDY OLDFIELD started out as lead vocalist in the iconic rock band Sweatband, before moving on to the soul and African styles that produced her massive hit, Acid Rain.
She has performed with many SA artists such as Steve Newman, Paul Hamner, Lionel Bastos and Cindy Alter
An evening of stellar entertainment from two of SA’s top performers…not to be missed!

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

 

Jan
4
Thu
Justin Serrao & David van Vuuren
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

JUSTIN AND DAVID

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Justin Serrao will be bringing the acoustic country Rock and David van Vuuren will bring the deep heartfelt melodies. Join us on the 4th January for a special evening with these 2 singer songwriters.

Listen to this Justin Serrao —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iExCG51EIYM

Listen to this David van Vuuren —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Rs4ZLAMv0

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

Jan
5
Fri
Keren Lindley
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Keren Lindley, singer songwriter from Cape Town has a passion for story telling and composition. Influenced by the likes of Tracy Chapman, Regina Spektor and L.P , Keren explores an alternative Folk sound. Her unique vocals paired with the rich tones of Acoustic guitar create an intimate space for you to feel moved and inspired. Keren has spent the last year exploring the Music scene in London, gaining live experience from legendary venues such as “Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Cafe” , ” The Troubadour” and ” The Bedford”. Only in Cape Town for a short amount of time before returning to the U.K., this artist is not to be missed.

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

Jan
6
Sat
Shen FM
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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ShenFM places their music on a beach at sunset. Its an eclectic mix of beats, uptempo yet still peaceful, dance-able but not overpowering. Fusing pop, acoustic rock, house and African music, ShenFM creates a blend of uplifting rhythms only leaving you feeling good.
“You guys are real tight man, super slick!” – Robert Trujillo, bass player for Metallica, 2013
They have played in America, France, Ireland, Dubai, Sweden, Angola, Malawi, Angola and of course, South Africa. They’ve played with Jeff Bridges in Cape Town, Vusi Mahlasela in Sweden for Her Majesty Queen Silvia, played and opened for Lionel Richie in Dubai, GoldFish, Lock ‘n Ville, Freshly Ground, Watershed among many others…
“What a great band.” – American actor Jeff Bridges, 2012
With an album already out on iTunes, ShenFM is about to release the next one in early 2017.  Radio stations like 5fm, Kfm and Goodhope to name a few, are already playing ShenFM’s new release ’A Simple Kind of Paradise’.
“You guys are real tight man, super slick!” – Robert Trujillo, bass player for Metallica, 2013
ShenFM.com has all the info you need, and make sure to follow them on instagram & Facebook (@ShenFM) and Instagram/twitter (@ShenFMlive).
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Jan
10
Wed
Rodrigues Tribute
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rodriguez Tribute Band

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The band @dictd is a 5 piece outfit from the Western Cape who have focused on paying tribute to the legendary folk icon that is Sixto Rodriguez, since 2013.

The band have carried out successful performances over the last few years in venues such as, Ou Meul theatre, Paarl; Klein Parys vineyard, Paarl, Jam rock theatre, Multiple sports complexes and private functions around the Western Cape.

The band brings to life in a subtle and smooth manner their own similar renditions of all the Rodriguez hits, covering both albums, Cold Fact and Coming back from Reality, featuring songs like, Sugar man, I wonder and lots more. The show, serving true Rodriguez fans has been fortunate enough to play for over 2000 people to date over 10 shows.

The band consists of:

Dave Feldtman on vocals and acoustic guitar:

Ian Visser -Lead Guitar

Cobus Steenekamp -Base

Dean Spangenberg – Drums

Trevor Moller -Keyboards

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

Jan
11
Thu
CrossCurrent
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Crosscurrent photographed at Noordhoek Beach, Cape Town by Mark Williams.

Crosscurrent photographed at Noordhoek Beach, Cape Town by Mark Williams.

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CROSSCURRENT is a four man Indie/ Afro/country band playing toe-tapping, get up and move, original Cape Town music. 

Having just won the Cape Town Upstaged ‘Battle of the bands’, Crosscurrent is making big waves wherever they go, moving like a rocket to the very top of the Cape Town music scene.

Lead singer David Franke will move you with his superb vocals, Paul Botes with his sweet guitar riffs.   Milo Hills-Williams will amaze you with his insane yet sensitive drumming and Owen’s trumpet will stir your heartstrings and make you feel.   Their incredible ability to reach deep inside their audience and take them on an epic musical journey is well worth the experience.

Influenced by Mumford and Sons, Beatenberg, Of Monsters and Men, to name a few, they have found their own, unique sound.  Rooted in Africa, their songs celebrate life in all its shades.  Their rhythm makes it impossible to sit still, having wowed audiences and received standing ovations.   The generous response from their audience combines with their love of performing and makes for a heady mix.   

Having started out, just over a year ago, creating their own sound, they have taken giant leaps in the local music industry.  Winners of the first Jack Black Brewery open mic competition they have grown in stature to open for Monarch and amongst many gigs have played the Greenpop festival, headlined for the Vergenoegd ‘Youth Day Music Festival’ and now have a date with you, at the Cape Town’s Café Roux on the 30th November 2017. 

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

Jan
12
Fri
CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE FUNCTION
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
17
Wed
Jon Shaban
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Having gigged extensively locally and internationally as part of various bands, 2012 saw Jon Shaban launch his solo career. Armed with just his voice and his guitar, he takes to the stage to deliver songs which have been described as honest and easy to relate to. The performance is raw and there’s no holding back on the sharing of extremely personal experiences, the kind we’ve all been t haven’t necessarily processed in the way Jon does. “It’s exhausting sharing my life with a room full of total strangers” says Jon. “But it’s the feeling of walking off stage after such an intimate creative release and feeling like a new person which makes it worth it.”

Since 2012, Jon has achieved a lot in South Africa having performed at most of the country’s top festivals as either himself or with his band, The Shabs. He has graced the stage at Rocking the Daisies, Oppikoppi, Splashy Fen, White Mountain Folk Festival and Mieliepop, where they were reviewed as one of the top bands of the festival.

Jon has also toured with and opened for various international artists such as Frank Turner, Stelth Ulvang (The Lumineers) and Brett Newski.

In 2015, Jon launched his first solo album aptly entitled ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ in conjunction with quitting his job and committing to music full time.

2016 saw Jon and his band, The Shabs, launch their debut album, ‘Folk is Dead’ and after touring it around South Africa for a full month in March, Jon headed to Europe where he played over 40 shows solo and 25 with The Shabs in 9 different countries around Europe including slots at prestigious alternative music festivals, the biggest being ‘Mighty Sounds’ in Tabor, Czech Republic where they were again reviewed as one of the top bands of the festival.
On their return they got right back into the local swing of things and were invited to play ‘FORR Festival’ in Mozambique and ‘Smoking Dragon’ on New Year’s Eve where they collaborated again with Stelth Ulvang.

Currently Jon is in studio working on his 2nd full length solo album which will be released in the 1st half of 2018.

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

Jan
18
Thu
Old School Country Legends
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY LEGENDS: JAMES & MONIQUE

With the continuing success of the “Oldies But Goldies” and “Elvis: Rock ‘n Roll Tribute” shows, James Marais and Monique Cassells now bring you a brand new show, “Old School Country Legends”. The show is a tribute to some of the legendary names in country, including Hank Williams (Your Cheatin’ Heart), Patsy Cline (Crazy), Johnny Cash (Folsom Prison Blues), Dolly Parton (9 to 5) Don Williams (You are My Best Friend), Tammy Wynette (Stand By Your Man), Pussycat (Mississippi), the Bellamy Brothers (Let Your Love Flow) and many more, as well as country songs by Elvis Presley and the Eagles, artists who also excelled in this genre.

Listen to this –> https://youtu.be/FN4daicTxhU

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

Jan
19
Fri
Albert Frost
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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For the past two decades, the energetic performances of this accomplished guitarist have dazzled audiences as he deftly alternates between rhythm and lead, while showcasing acoustic and electric guitars. His first love is blues, stemming from the influence of his long relationship with the Blues Broers with whom he has performed since 1994.

He has recorded with Arno Carstens, Koos Kombuis, Chris Chameleon, Blues Broers and many others. He has performed with every major artist in South Africa, and with international artists like Ali Faka Toure and Finley Quaye. He has toured with Simple Minds and Rem, and supported the Rolling Stones.

In 2015 Frost’s impressive 21-year stint with the Blues Broers came to an end, having toured and recorded five albums with them. Now he is looking forward to some exciting new collaborations. In the near future, music fans can look forward to Frost touring with Loki Rothman as well as more shows from Blood Brothers, an interesting project bringing together some of the best from the South African rock fraternity such as Frost, Arno Carstens, Francois van Coke, George van der Spuy (Taxi Violence) and Kobus de Kock Jnr (Black Cat Bones).

April 2016 saw the release of his much anticipated third solo album, The Wake Up, which, according to Frost, signals the “start of a new journey” for him. In a departure from Frost’s blues roots, The Wake Up explores various musical avenues and lyrical content to create something he says will surprise and excite his fans.

The album won in the coveted Best Rock Album category at the 2017 SAMA Awards.

A very successful 2017 KKNK, also sees Frost a Kanna award nominee for two shows: with Loki Rothman (The Acoustic Guitar) and with Zolani Mahola (Rok en Rol.)

His patent enjoyment of the music he performs and his instruments as well as his charming rapport with the audience, keeps his admirers captivated and returning for more.

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

Jan
20
Sat
Medicine Boy
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Medicine Boy is a Dream Noise duo from Cape Town, South Africa.

 

“Majestic tones of guitar cut across vast plains of roaring silence. With multiplied intensity they return from there & shake something vulnerable in my soul. Stark drums measure time for the enchantment of two voices, deeply concentrated, painfully beautiful and eerie. Just like old rituals.” – Alternativemusicblog.org

 

Most drawn to the fine line between the calm & chaotic – inhabited by the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Spiritualized – Lucy Kruger & Andre Leo have conjured a sound from deep within the reverb tank, where lonesome lullabies and screeching strings find comfort in one another.  Their debut album ‘Kinda Like Electricity’, was released in August 2016 and is a natural collection of influences – from soaring Psychedelia & fuzzed-out Noise to primal Blues rhythms & Country/Folk balladeering, all baptized in reverb.

 

‘Medicine Boy are somehow able to sound like all of their influences at once—and yet also, simply, like themselves; forging a sound that is faithful to their mentors but, impressively, swaggers up to meet them eye-to-eye, chest out, and chin forward.

Kinda Like Electricity, recorded and mixed by Dave Langeman, is more than just an admirable album put out by a promising South African band. It is, to my ears, a record of the moment that one of this country’s brightest acts discovered their identity.

– David Cornwell, Don’t Party.

 

Returning from their second European tour at the end of last year, the duo have begun recording their second full length album. For their performance at Café’ Roux CPT they will be doing a stripped down set with songs from both their releases as well as debuting a couple of new ones.

Lucy & Andre will be joined by Werner von Waltsleben on drums & Hezron Chetty on violin.

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

Jan
24
Wed
Tony Browne presents A Tribute to Counting Crows
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tony Browne (of Me & Mr Brown fame) will be doing a tribute to Counting Crows. Who can forget the band that bought us one of best sounding albums of all time?!
Expect a great evening hearing all the greatest hits & more, played with all the passion of the originals
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Jan
25
Thu
Nomadic Orchestra
Jan 25 @ 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

Jan
26
Fri
Koos Kombuis
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Koos Kombuis (born André le Roux du Toit, November 5, 1954) is a South African musician, singer, songwriter and author who became famous as part of a group of antiestablishment maverick Afrikaans musicians, who, under the collective name of Voëlvry (“voëlvry” is synonymous to the word “fugitive”), toured campuses across South Africa in the 1980’s, to “liberate Afrikaans from the shackles of its past”. Fellow musicians of this movement were Johannes Kerkorrel (Ralph Rabie) and Bernoldus Niemand (James Phillips).

They were a younger generation Afrikaner who didn’t believe in apartheid and didn’t toe the ruling National Party line.  Kombuis is somewhat of an icon among South Africans, who consider him the father of non-conformist Afrikaans culture.

He cites Bob Dylan, Neil Young as well as ex-Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon as musical influences. His musical style is folky and raw.  Kombuis often accompanies himself only with his acoustic guitar, but sometimes uses a backing rock band with world-renown musicians Schalk Joubert, Albert Frost and Kevin Gibson. He has also performed with musicians such as Stef Bos, Vusi Mahlasela, Rocco de Villiers, Syd Kitchen, Louis Mhlanga, Amanda Strydom, Laurika Rauch, and many more.

Koos Kombuis is considered one of the best lyricists in South African music. One of his most popular hits is “Lisa se Klavier”, which has been covered by Laurika Rauch and The Parlotones and translated into Dutch, Portuguese and English. He has collaborated with the Belgian artist Stef Bos on two albums and Stef has recorded Koos’ song “Onder in My Whiskeyglas”.

Koos is also known as an author and columnist for several South African publications. He is known for his sharp satirical style, never to waiver from tackling even the holiest of holy cows and the ability to bring his readers from fits of hysterical giggles to the brink of tears. He has published several novellas, an autobiography, memoires of the Voëlvry Movement, volumes of poetry, short stories and compilations of his columns.

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