Aug
23
Wed
Mean Black Mamba
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mean Black Mamba is a two piece roots and blues band consisting of Guy Collins on guitar and lead vocals and James van Minnen on drums and backing vocals. They produce a very large sound drawing on the hypnotic riffs and rhythms of Northern Mississippi, tribal drum patterns reminiscent of Africa and lyrical storytelling full of humour and hope. The duo have been forging a brand of highly improvised roots-rock-trance-blues that has audiences grooving across the country and have been well received at festivals and venues around Southern Africa.”

Guy Collins is the guitarist and lead singer for Mean Black Mamba. He is also currently involved as guitarist and backing singer in afro-fusion band Hot Water, live shows and recording sessions with Gerald Clark & The Deadmen, The Josh Hawks band and collaborations with various artists including Lonesome Dave Ferguson. He played in the 90’s cult band Billygoat and paid his dues with Afrikaans rocker Valiant Swart for a short period during the mid-90’s.

James van Minnen started his career as a percussionist. He was one of the founding members of fusion band Starkravingsane. He has subsequently become a sought after drummer and has pioneered a percussive, groove driven drumming style with Mean Black Mamba. Over the years he has worked with the likes of Mother City Mojo & Hot Water and is also an avid student of Middle Eastern percussion which helps to drive his other main project, Ottoman Slap.

They are currently working on expanding their already extensive repertoire and have recently been doing some intimate, extremely acoustic shows in the style of early blues and bluegrass artists, a couple of microphones and minimal amplification. They are currently working on a music video of a brand new song, Dirty South, which brings new instruments and elements of rap in fusion with their signature raw blues sound. Fans of Seasick Steve, The White Stripes, The Black Keys and the lesser known but legendary fathers of electric Mississippi boogie RL Burnside & Junior Kimbrough and the trance blues great Mississippi Fred Macdowell will thoroughly enjoy this show.

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

Aug
24
Thu
The Dusty Rhodes Band – A Neil Young Tribute Show
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, director and screenwriter, best known for playing with Buffalo Springfield, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. A musical genius who is constantly improvising. He plays guitar, piano and harmonica on many albums which frequently combine folk, rock, blues and other musical styles. His gritty guitar work, especially with Crazy Horse, earned him the nickname “Godfather of Grunge”. Young has received several Grammy and Juno awards. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: as a solo artist in 1995 and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. In 2000, Rolling Stone named Young the 34th greatest rock ‘n roll artist.

In this tribute The Dusty Rhodes Band is a folk/rock band who recreates that unique acoustic sound of Neil Young. Featuring songs such as Alabama, harvest, old man, southern man, long may you run, heart of gold and many more, this show is not to miss.

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

Aug
25
Fri
Arno Carstens
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Platinum selling, award winning, singer-songwriter Arno Carstens has released 12 albums; 5 as lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as part of Electronica project Bhelltower and 6 as a solo artist, Arno Carstens.

He’s had over 20 top ten singles and won 5 SAMA Awards including Best Rock Album in 2004 for Another Universe and Best Adult Contemporary Album in 2006 for The Hello Goodbye Boys.

During his 20 year career, Arno has performed with U2, The Rolling Stones and REM, among many others; headlined every major South African music festival; and performed at some of the most legendary and exclusive international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, V Festival and Hard Rock Calling.

In September 2016, Arno released his debut Afrikaans album, and to honour his roots, called it ‘Die Aandblom 13’. Thirteen tracks that tell loosely fact based stories about who he is and where he’s come from; he grew up in Worcester at Aandblom Straat 13, and still goes there as often as possible.

Take a listen –> Arno Carstens

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

Aug
26
Sat
The Modern Vintage Varietease, by Black Orchid Burlesque
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Modern Vintage Varietease Burlesque Show is a fusion of spectacle and glamour of the yesteryear with a sexy modern edge. Modern burlesque has taken on many forms, but it has the common trait of honouring one or more of burlesque’s previous incarnations. Today’s burlesque performers put emphasis on style, and are sexy rather than sexual. What to expect? Burlesque has evolved since the 1800’s and while a typical burlesque act usually includes striptease, expensive or garish costumes, and bawdy humour, today’s performers have learnt to evolve their acts into memorable show pieces by incorporating elements of cabaret, circus skills, aerial silk, and more; sensuality, performance, and humour are kept in balance. This is why Black Orchid Burlesque SA is proud to exclaim that we have been tastefully titillating South Africa since 2007 with a variety of performers who each explore and present performances that are full of character, charm and magic!  So join us at Cafe Roux Noordhoek on the 26th of August and let us entertain you with some beautiful burlesque, featuring group numbers and solo from Black Orchid’s stunning Starlettes and budding Bobettes in all their glittered glory!

Show Starts 8.30pmPrice – R120 per personTickets will be available online via caferouxsessions.co.zaFor more information – info@blackorchidburlesque.com Please note: R.O.A.R.This is an adult themed show – Yes, the clothes come off! No, there is no full nudity! Our ladies are just that – LADIES! Same goes for the boys 😉

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

Aug
30
Wed
The Blue Jets
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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It’s Blues time and it’s about time for well-known and recognised solo performer Tony Shine – who has finally gotten a band together. After many years of sharing the stage with artists like The Boulevard Blues, Kevin Floyd, Dave Ferguson, Tim Parr, even Jack Parow and Lil Wayne, and having performed to over 80,000 people at the World Cup and at major gigs such as Blues Meets Rock, Grahamstown Festival, Billabong Pro, Table Mountain Blues Festival and Rock the River, SAMA award winning musician Tony Shine has assembled a stellar line-up that is The Blue Jets!

Joined by the solid back-line of Peter Krainhofner on Bass and Juerg Thuli on Drums, Tony is joined up front by Keith Beckett and his beautiful, fluid guitar melodies, and respected showman and top SA Harmonica player,Derek Harper Jnr.

This powerful and dynamic band bring together their many years of live performance experience to deliver a high energy, visual feast that includes much more than the standard blues set, but rather also throws in a refreshing mix of Rhythm n Blues, Swing and Funk with a dash of good ‘ol Rock n Roll. This impeccably tight line-up, supported by the groove of Tony’s soulful voice, makes for a foot tappin’, ass shakin’ band that ensures that there is not a bum on the seat in the house.

“Brilliant band.”Dr John –Boulevard Blues.

“Up there with the best –I even phoned the local hotel to let the band play over curfew, first time I’ve ever done that.” – Chris Kreef – Saronsberg Theatre, Tulbagh.

“Impressive! Enjoyed the band and repertoire.” – Blues Broers.

“The Blue Jets with SAMA winner Tony Shine, in my mind one of the best frontmen in the business” Bianca Coleman – Weekend Argus

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

 

Aug
31
Thu
Oldies but Goldies
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Oldies But Goldies show comprises of the duo James Marais and Monique Cassells. The show pays tribute to the golden era of music from the ‘50s to the ‘80s, featuring artists such as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Little Richard, The Platters, the Righteous Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens, the Hollies, the Eagles, the Monkees, Tom Jones, Cher, Queen, Shakin’ Stevens, Dire Straits and many more. The show is a mini-theatrical experience, featuring the dynamic vocal and visual performances of James and Monique, alternating as a duo and individual performers, who also do multiple costume changes throughout.

James and Monique are a powerful duo and perform some of the best Beatles and Everly Brothers duets you are likely to hear. They also put their own stamp on some well-known hits not previously performed as a duet, even songs by Elvis Presley. They have performed together at many different venues and for diverse functions over the years, most notably in three of James’ productions at the Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest Casino in Goodwood, several performances at Die Boer Theatre in Durbanville, The Barn in Mossel Bay, The Barnyard in Plettenberg Bay, Caledon Casino, Garden Route Casino in Mossel Bay, Golden Valley Casino in Worcester, Mykonos Casino in Langebaan, Jamrock Theatre in Brackenfell, All Star Theatre in Brackenfell, Mykonos Casino in Langebaan, Villa Pascal Theatre in Durbanville, Bellville Civic Theatre and Kraaifontein Civic Hall.

James was named South Africa’s no. 1 Elvis Tribute Artist at the Elvis Festival Africa 2010, and travelled to Wales to represent SA in the Elvis World Cup, finishing fourth out of 12 competitors from around the globe. As a result of this, James was featured in the 24 June 2010 edition of the Huisgenoot magazine. He has since also featured in various newspapers including the Argus and the Cape Times.

James has appeared on the T.V. show “Noot Vir Noot”, which was first broadcast on 9 March 2012, and rebroadcast twice thereafter. He also performed alongside the cream of South African Afrikaans entertainers at the Innibos Festival on 30 June 2012. On 23 December 2016, James’ appearance on SABC 2’s “Musiek Roulette” was broadcast, and he was a guest on Jou Show”, Kyknet’s Afrikaans variety show hosted by Emo Adams, in 2011.

James has also been interviewed by various radio stations, including Bok Radio, CCFM, Good Hope FM, Cape Talk, Radio Tygerberg and Fine Music Radio.

Monique is a very accomplished vocalist, having performed many different genres of music over the years, including rock ‘n roll, rock, pop, country, blues, ballads and even light classical.  Elvis Presley has been an all-consuming passion for her since she was 11 years old, and she performed his music in her public performance debut at the age of 17 in 1994.

Monique holds the distinction of being South Africa’s only female Elvis Tribute Artist, and participated in the Elvis Festival Africa, held in Storms River, in 2010 and 2011, both as a solo artist and alongside James Marais.

Monique has been interviewed by radio stations including SAFM, Fine Music Radio and Assembly Radio (online station). She has also featured in various newspapers, including the Cape Times.

James is currently enjoying radio airplay with his original, self-composed song, “Closure”, which has entered the top 10 on Zone Radio’s Top 40 chart. He is also grabbing the attention of the Afrikaans original music market, with his song, “Ek Is Jammer My Skat”, for which he has released a music video.

Monique is currently enjoying radio airplay with her original, self-composed song, “So Great To Be With You”. It is featuring in the top 10 on Zone Radio’s Top 40 chart. Her country song, “Wild And Free”, has featured on Down South Country Radio.

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

Sep
1
Fri
Macstanley
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Over the past 12 months Andy, Neil & Clinton have often been asked whether Macstanley (ex Flat Stanley) is still together. The long answer involves children, the promotion of rock concerts, recording audio for TV shows, wives, practicing sport psychology, more children, home renovations, cycling, writing new songs, and lots of other mundanities (or whatever the real word is).

The short answer on the other hand, is YES! Relishing the opportunity to get together again as a band of friends, to banter amongst themselves and with the audience, and just to play & feel the music & good vibes. Especially some of the older stuff. And if the audience shout loud and heckle them enough, maybe even something brand new…

Have a listen…..https://www.youtube.com/user/MacStanley1

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

 

Sep
2
Sat
My Bob Dylan Songbook presented by Rupert Mellor
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel prize for his literary genius as songwriter. One of Cape towns most well-known and enduring entertainers, Rupert Mellor has put together a band of fine musicians to celebrate the work of this legendary artist

He will be singing his versions of many Dylan classics that have travelled with him through his + – 50 years in the music industry .This is a very personal look at the music of Bob Dylan starting in 1964  till today .

Expect an eclectic mix of hits and anthems and hidden gems, from Times are a Changin to Just like a Woman to I`ll be your baby tonight  and a whole lot more  .”

Sep
7
Thu
Sean Koch Trio
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Fresh off their 3rd european tour the boys of the Sean Koch Trio will be back, yet again for an intimate night at Cafe Roux Noordehoek.

The Sean Koch Trio is a three-piece band of close friends hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, and have been creating infectious, uplifting alternative folk music since January 2016. The Trio consists of Sean Koch on Vocals and acoustic guitar, Shaun Cloete on Bass and Lead guitar and Ross Hillier on Drums and Djembe.

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

Sep
8
Fri
3 Tons of Fun
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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3 Tons of Fun has emerged over the last 8 years as one of SA’s most loved all-female group. Based in Cape Town, they are in great demand amongst the corporate circuit in South Africa and overseas.

In 2013 they released their first album ‘ Larger than life’ which has a collection of old favourites as well as three original songs written by Saxy Sthe herself.

This is a one of a kind must see show! Join us on the 8th September for a spectacular night in Noordhoek.

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

Sep
9
Sat
CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE FUNCTION
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
13
Wed
Larry Amos
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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LARRY AMOS – Born in Gauteng on the 6th of April, 1952, from a very young age he aspired to being a musician, and started playing guitar at the age of 9. Performing at family parties and school functions his sweet voice was known to make the women cry! At 15 years he formed a band that went on to win 3rd prize at a Battle of the Bands held at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg.
After school Larry went to Cape Town to pursue his love for music by working during the day and performing as a guest artist at various nightclubs at night. After 2 years in Cape Town, Larry came back to Johannesburg and teamed up with his brother Robbi Robb and Govinda Davidopoulis as a trio doing parties, functions and guest spots around town.

He began his professional career after signing with an agency as a solo artist with his first gig in the Persian Room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Durban. Touring the country from there, included at stint as backing vocals and understudy to Riff Raff in the Rocky Horror production in Lesotho (it was banned at the time in SA). He also performed on the TV show, “Beat 79” doing one of his own compositions, “Mother Nature”.Baxtop was formed in Johannesburg in 1978 with Larry Amos on guitar and vocals, Tim Parr (guitar, vocals), Fuzzy Marcus (guitar, vocals) and Bruce Williams (drums, vocals) and was billed as ‘ the best bluesrock-boogie band that never came out of the American South.'”Work it out” is rated as one of the Top Ten Albums of South Africa according to Garth Chilvers.

“Baxtop” became South Africa’s top original blues-rock band, signed a recording contract with WEA records, and had a number one hit with “JoBangles” and also won a Sarie Award. The band also toured with Millie Jackson on her South African visit. In 1982 Baxtop disbanded, and Larry formed the Larry Amos Blues Band…
“However, what struck me about him were his awesome abilities and that phenomenal guitar work of his and the way he made that instrument work. Everything was so fluid and slick. He did things that I had never seen and heard of before. Cigarette stuck in the strings up in the neck, near the keys of his guitar, standing in the light of a solitary flood light and he would let it crank – slowly and uncertainly at first and then, as he got into his stride …. Things just happened. This wasn’t a Jimi Hendrix extravaganza (as seen on film). It was just one man and his guitar and he just went places with it where I have never been or heard of before.” — Rogan Coles – Music journalist The Blues Band was followed by the “Naughty Boys” who released one of the last 7 singles to be pressed in South Africa. Larry composes his own music and currently has over 60 titles registered with SAMRO. In1994 the R.A.W. CD was released, this was a co-operative effort with Bruce Williams (previously the drummer for Baxtop), and enjoyed moderate success with one of the numbers, “Dance of Love” being chosen to appear on ‘Monster Hits’.

In 1991 Larry went to Ireland and joined Tim (Parr) performing at the Galway Busking Festival, and various venues including as an opening actor two concerts of Don Baker (Bono of U2’s favourite harp player),where the audiences went wild for his original numbers and exciting guitar playing. Later, in 1995 Larry and Tim supported “Crosby, Stills and Nash” at the Standard Bank Arena and were complimented by them for his outstanding song, “Let the Sun” and performance. “Let the Sun” is featured on his CD “GOING UP” which is on sale at
gigs around the country as a compilation of various aspects of his work. He has also recently released a demo CD “Un” which comprises mainly of ballads and shows another aspect of this talented artist.

In 1998 Larry did the vocals on Willem Fourie’s CD released by Makhulu, “Wondering”. He has also done guitar parts on Frank Lepo’s (Sankamoto) solo album, as well as Sinyaka’s “Why isonda ma gents”. He has jammed locally with the likes of Johnny Fourie, Alistair Cokley, Mike Faure, George Worthmore, Jethro Butho, Julian Laxton, Mike Slavin and numerous others, including a surprise session with Shaun Phillips at Tandoor, Rockey Street!

Larry has done gigs at various venues, including: Frascas, Honeydew; Blues Room, Sandton; Opiyard, Pretoria; Bohemian, Millpark; Unplugged Kitchen, Broederstroom; Killarney Mall, Killarney; Rustlers Valley, Free State; Blue Naartjie, Orange Grove; Origin, Orange Grove; Page 3 StudioTheatre, Magaliesberg; Carry’s, Northriding; Zeplins, Cape Town; Log Cabin, Cape Town; Barley Corn, Cape Town; Brass Belle, Cape Town; Radium Beer Hall, Orange Grove; Big Easy; Banbury Cross, Northgate; Caesars Palace, Jhb International; Bass Line, Melville; Julian’s, Cresta; The Showcase, Northgate; Cliffy’s, Pietermaritzburg; Splashy Fen 2001, Underberg; Tempo’s; Catfish & Caterpillar and Bingelela – KZN; Tusk Inn- DBN; Churchills & The Stagecoach – PMB, Rags – Gauteng…..

At the end of June 2001, he launched a SAB sponsored event “Blues in the Berg” at the Caterpillar and Catfish, which was followed by a 3 week working holiday jamming with Russell Taylor at Bingelela just outside Bergville. The South African Music Week took place between 24 – 28August and he was invited to feature at various events in Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

Larry was also involved in the vocals and guitar for the soundtrack of aSABC TV programme first flighted on 23 October 01, done in conjunction with Louis van Rensburg.

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Sep
14
Thu
The Stone Jets
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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CAPE TOWN BAND, STONE JETS, MADE UP OF MANFRED KLOSE AND GIVEN NKANYANE ARE BUILDING A FAN BASE ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA WITH THEIR FRESH, UNIQUE BRAND OF AFRO POP ROCK.
FORMED IN 2013, THE BAND HAVE RELEASED TWO EPS, NAMELY RIVER (2014) AND WHAT I SAY (2016), AND PERFORMED ALONGSIDE THE LIKES OF HUGH MASEKELA AND MAJOZI.  THEY’VE PERFORMED ON NATIONAL TELEVISION SABC 3’S EXPRESSO MORNING SHOW AND SABC 2’S HECTIC NINE-9, AS WELL AS APPEARING ON SOME OF SOUTH AFRICA’S BIGGEST FESTIVAL STAGES.

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER AND DRINKS FROM 6.30PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM

Sep
15
Fri
James Stuart & The Rosie Bruce Band
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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James Stewart
Emmy nominated, Multi SAMA award-winning, chart topping singer/songwriter, producer and musical entrepreneur. As a singer/ songwriter for The Usual, he achieved fame with enduring #1 classics like ‘The shape that I’m in’ and ‘Like a vision’ securing the band a special place in the hearts and homes of music lovers throughout South Africa.
His solo achievements include hits with ‘Shine’, ‘A Man like me’, ‘You don’t stop Turning me on’ and ‘Beautiful Mistake’.

James’ music has taken him all over the world.
The Rosie Bruce Band
A ‘dad and daughter’ duo that blend acoustic guitar, vocals and harmony into a set of original folks songs and well-loved cover’s from the likes of James Taylor and Carol King. Cameron is an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter who has been performing to audiences since the late 80’s. He has taken great joy in sharing his love for music with his daughter Rosie, who has loved to sing since the day she was born! Their show is a beautiful combination of talented musicianship and heart-warming interaction between a dad and his daughter. Cam & Rosie will be joined by Ian Cohen on bass and Keith Farquharson on keyboards.
*PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM
Sep
16
Sat
PEACE TRAIN TO A WILD WORLD: A TRIBUTE TO CAT STEVENS
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Cat Stevens captured the imagination of millions of fans with his passionate voice and soul-stirring lyrics during his quest for world peace, selling more than 40 million albums during the decade of 1967 to 1977. 1977 also marked the turning point in his life, when he converted to Islam and changed his name to Yusuf Islam, abandoning his career as a pop star, following a near-death experience.

Peace Train To A Wild World” is a nostalgic, memorable tribute to Nobel Peace prizewinner, Cat Stevens, who has not only been hailed as one of the most important figures in the folk-rock genre, but is best known as popular British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

His debut album, Matthew and Son, and his first single, I Love My Dog, catapulted Cat Stevens to fame in 1966, but in 1968, at the age of 19, he contracted tuberculosis and took a leave of absence from the music industry to convalesce. It was during this introspective period that Cat Stevens penned his rich, personal, inspirational songs with his signature sound and yielded many hits, like Morning Has Broken, Peace Train, Moonshadow and Wild World.

Two accolades bear testimony to Cat Stevens’ extraordinary contribution to humanity: On 10 November 2004 he was presented with a Man of Peace award and on 4 November 2005 he was awarded with an honorary doctorate for services to education and humanitarian relief.

Peace Train To A Wild World” not only highlights Cat Stevens’ haunting melodies and soulful lyrics, but also gives one a glimpse into the life of one of the world’s greatest folk-rock artists, from birth to current status as converted Muslim and humanitarian. The tribute features Werner Carstens, on lead guitar, mandolin, and backing vocals; Craig Stott on acoustic guitar and lead vocals. His rendition of Cat Stevens’ songs has earned him standing ovations. Charl Strutt and Gavin Young feature on bass and drums respectively.

You are invited you to hop onto their “Peace Train” and to enjoy the nostalgic trip to their “Wild World” of gold-status hits and showstoppers like Oh Very Young, Lady D’Arbanville, Moonshadow, Matthew and Son, Morning Has Broken, Father and Son, The First Cut Is The Deepest and Can’t Keep It In, to mention but a few.

Sep
20
Wed
Ottoman Slap
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Cape Town-based Ottoman Slap will heal your wounds, allay your sorrows and soothe your soul as they weave their music, originating in the soul of itinerant folk musicians and travellers.
Their eclectic musical offering includes traditional pieces and adaptations of folk songs from places such as Romania, Andalusia and Algeria, as well as original compositions influenced by Balkan and Middle Eastern music, with mesmerising Tribal Fusion bellydance as the highlight.

They strike a resonance between local and global music by weaving together Middle Eastern and Cape rhythms along with vocals in Spanish, Roma and Afrikaans. Instruments include saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, saw, mandolin, guitar, accordion, double bass, darbuka, daf, riq, cajón, zils and castanets.


It is a fascinating fusion of world styles and, importantly, an integration of dance and music, drawing on themes of cultural movement, rootlessness and restlessness.


In the words of Ottoman Slap percussionist James van Minnen: The band formed around our passion for what is considered exotic music. Although it may seem counter-intuitive to be playing Middle-Eastern, Balkan and Mediterranean- inspired music in South of Africa, for some reason, there is something in these cultures that we feel at home with and which feels like a very natural stylistic form of expression for us. These artistic styles and culture are deeply embedded in many things we in the Western world consider as normal domestic and native.  

This unique blend of music and dance is a feast for the senses, simultaneously shedding new light on traditional culture and finding common roots.
Take a look at these :

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

Sep
21
Thu
Amy Tsajink
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Amy Tjasink ( 24 ) is a local singer songwriter who over the passed few months has become a force to be reckoned with in the SA Music Scene. She has been writing songs since the age of 15, and recently took the bold step to release her debut EP entitled “ Average Jane” with her full band. Amy has been known for her local performances in and around Cape Town, but blew away her audiences upon her return from performing abroad, and came back with a new sound, a sound more true to herself.. She is a natural flirt on the stage, and engages her audience with the true stories behind all of

her songs. She blends the styles of Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift & Jack Johnson into her own unique style, which is made unique by her sweet vocals.

Amy is currently working on the release of her first complete studio album, working on Music videos, and discussing record deals – a very exciting time in her musical career.

Amy Met her band mates whilst studying music in Cape Town, and came across her lead guitarist in a recording session at Cosher Recording Studios. Amy & Jonny ( lead guitarist) have an onstage energy that is amazing to watch, as Jonny plays amazing country styled guitar solos, while Amy flirts using her lyrics.

Amy’s best experience to date was her launch last year. The show had a turn out of over 300 people, and Amy truly got to shine and show the masses what she is capable of.

It’s every singer/songwriter’s dream to perform their own music, and doing this for the first time showed me exactly why I love this industry” says Amy.

Amy Has achieved so much since her Debut in August last year. Throwing a massive launch caused a lot of attention to come her way, and since then, has managed to write and perform a song that made it to #2 on The Good Hope Fm Charts. The song called “ Get wild” is a collaboration with EDM Duo, “Alt Ego”, the song has since been played daily on music channel TRACE. She also headed the save the water campaign, writing and performing a song called “Drip Drop” in collaboration with Cape Argus and Acoustic Element, which reached over 150 000 views on social media, helping in creating awareness of our drought within the community.

Amy’s dream is to perform at Kirstenbosch Gardens at their Summer Concerts.

Artists she would love to perform with include Freshlyground, as well as Matthew Mole, as they were in school together, and performing together after so many years out of school would be amazing!

BLURB for Amy’s Acoustic Show:

Amy Tjasink, a born and bread local from the Valley, plans to wow her audience with her quirky original songs in her acoustic show. This particular show will feature her lead guitarist & Producer Jonny Dose on guitar while Amy strums and sings her tunes. The duo will be showcasing what is to be expected from her full studio album, set to be released in early 2018. You can expect a completely new sound from the songstress, a unique blend of Pop and folk music.

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

Sep
22
Fri
Hot Water (Solo)
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

DONOVAN COPLEY : HOT WATER (12)

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It’s impossible to listen to Hot Water. To just listen. Because when Donovan Copley, the band’s founder, frontman, and creative heart, starts singing, playing (often his iconic Afri-can guitar), jiving and jumping around stage, backed up by a mix of stellar South African musicians as diverse as the country itself, you can’t sit still…

No one does. The music – ‘South African Folk-Rock,’ Copley calls it – layers the sounds of traditional mbaqanga, kwela and maskanda with a more contemporary folk-rock vibe and utterly danceable rhythms, woven through with Copley’s raw, sweet voice and inspiring, almost dreamlike lyrics…

…Songs about ‘going home’ – whether to a place, a person, a community, or to yourself.

Hot Water’s deeply rooted in South Africa, but its appeal is universal. As are Copley’s musical intentions…

‘My aim is to create awesome entertainment that – rather than playing into and feeding off people’s fears and pain – instead creates upliftment, magic and miracles.’

Take a look at this –> http://concert.arte.tv/de/hot-water-band-africa-festival

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

 

Sep
23
Sat
Jenny & The Jameses
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jenny & The Jameses

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˜Jenny and the Jameses™ is an Original Celtic folk band formed in March 2015. The band comprises singer / songwriter Jennifer Eaves on lead vocals, guitar and piano, James Hall on violin and vocals, and multi-instrumentalist James Harvey on accordion, harp, flutes and vocals (and quite frankly whatever else he feels like playing on the evening).

The bandâ™s Debut album “Untitled” was released in early September / October 2015 and since then the band have been on a whirlwind adventure in and around the Country. After a year of touring their debut album and composing new material the band finds themselves in studio again on the verge of releasing their second album.

Jenny and the Jameses have performed in the Cape Town Folk and Acoustic festival, Knysna Celtic festival, White Mountain Festival, Taste of Darling Festival, Darling Beer Festival, as well as venues big and small, quirky and straight-laced, and humble and grand all around the country. They never fail to charm. Jnny and the Jameses™ are one of the most fun and refreshingly honest bands on the circuit and most certainly not to be missed live.

Listen to this –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzpdULcJh4M

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Sep
27
Wed
BRYNN with Hezron Chetty & the ZugZwang
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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2017 has seen BRYNN come into its own. The five piece Alternative/Folk Rock act (featuring Jules Terea (NZ) on Vocals, David Van Vuuren (Frontman of Southern Wild) on lead guitar and backing vocals, Hezron Chetty on Violin, Alex Smillie (Southern Wild) on Bass and Eddy Kriel on Drums) is taking the local music scene by storm. On the 26th of February, BRYNN is performing at Shimmy Beach Club for the charity event “Tutu Fest” alongside Alice Pheobe Lou, Majozi, Goodluck and The Kiffness.

Their debut album is being recorded at Popsicle Studios in Woodstock, the album is set to be released in early May, after which the band will tour the country extensively with brother bands Southern Wild and Hezron Chetty. The band is also planning a tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2018 and hopefully a tour of the United States in the near future.

Listen to this –>BRYNN & HEZRON CHETTY –

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

 

Sep
28
Thu
Hatchetman
Sep 28 @ 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

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Sep
29
Fri
Brian Finch – New Classic
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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“the CLASSIC”- BRIAN FINCH SHOW, also the title his latest compilation cd released this year, featuring 16 of the best tracks from 13 Albums/cd released to date.

Brian Finch’s genre of music is a blend of Folk, Blues, Country, Rock .. Brian Finch is roots.

His music is inspired by influences of the country that saw him born and grow, live and make music, namely South Africa. With a refreshing musicality and a patina voice that is warm and deep. His music is traditional country to stories in a tempo that speaks to one. He is not a newcomer on the music scene, he has been there since 1974 where he was performing with Kenny Henson. His albums, have had great reviews, from Bringing Back the Good Times, Playgrounds in Paradise, Eden, Never Look Back, In Another World, and Living for Yesterday to mention a few. He is an entertainer of note and gives his audiences the desire to dance by his impact. Brian has been active on the live music circuit since the 70’s and still packs in the audience’s with a standing ovation on the first number, at a recent gig in Knysna.  www.brianfinch.co.za

Wayne Coughlan will join Brian on dobra guitar.

**CD’s will be on sale at R200 each.

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

Sep
30
Sat
Native Young
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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When asked how he would describe Native Young –  creator of the project Yannick says, “It’s a constantly evolving tapestry of culture, emotion and melody”. Formed in the garage of a Gugulethu marimba maker in 2014 – this brotherhood is blurring lines and breaking cultural barriers through their own distinct  brand of ‘Kasi pop’.

With members stretching from Khayelitsha to Spain – Native Young is an independent collective hosting a menagerie of rotating talent and eclectic taste. Their music itself is focused on returning to the grass roots of pop, raw African rhythm and simple storytelling. It’s this simplicity that has provided the group with a vehicle for deeper cultural exploration both musically and spiritually. Often fusing English, Xhosa, Sotho and Zulu lyrics in sweeping anthemic choral arrangements – Native Young certainly is an ode to African heroes like Umoja, Super Rail Band and Marumo – along with a melodic nod to western contemporaries like the Beatles. 

June 2016 saw the release of Native Young’s debut LP ‘Kings’ – a unique blend of acoustic African sound mixed with electronic sensibilities and listed as one of the top 20 South African albums of 2017 by indie music blog Texx and The City. The group has also held successful performances at prestigious international festivals like Lake of Stars in Malawi, Les Escales in France and an opening slot at Fusion festival Germany. 

As for the future, the collective will be focused on touring both locally and internationally as well as writing tracks for their next full length album, set to be a conceptual journey into the heritage of African disco and traditional Mbaqanga. Music is that ephemeral expression that seems to connect us all and It’s this sentiment that boldly shines in the raw and colourful tale of Native Young.

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

Oct
7
Sat
Native Young
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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When asked how he would describe Native Young –  creator of the project Yannick says, “It’s a constantly evolving tapestry of culture, emotion and melody”. Formed in the garage of a Gugulethu marimba maker in 2014 – this brotherhood is blurring lines and breaking cultural barriers through their own distinct  brand of ‘Kasi pop’.

With members stretching from Khayelitsha to Spain – Native Young is an independent collective hosting a menagerie of rotating talent and eclectic taste. Their music itself is focused on returning to the grass roots of pop, raw African rhythm and simple storytelling. It’s this simplicity that has provided the group with a vehicle for deeper cultural exploration both musically and spiritually. Often fusing English, Xhosa, Sotho and Zulu lyrics in sweeping anthemic choral arrangements – Native Young certainly is an ode to African heroes like Umoja, Super Rail Band and Marumo – along with a melodic nod to western contemporaries like the Beatles. 

June 2016 saw the release of Native Young’s debut LP ‘Kings’ – a unique blend of acoustic African sound mixed with electronic sensibilities and listed as one of the top 20 South African albums of 2017 by indie music blog Texx and The City. The group has also held successful performances at prestigious international festivals like Lake of Stars in Malawi, Les Escales in France and an opening slot at Fusion festival Germany. 

As for the future, the collective will be focused on touring both locally and internationally as well as writing tracks for their next full length album, set to be a conceptual journey into the heritage of African disco and traditional Mbaqanga. Music is that ephemeral expression that seems to connect us all and It’s this sentiment that boldly shines in the raw and colourful tale of Native Young.

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

Oct
26
Thu
Dan Patlansky Solo Acoustic Tour
Oct 26 @ 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!

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