Mar
21
Wed
Lonesome Dave
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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“LONESOME” DAVE FERGUSON is a one-man lo-fi-hi-impact explosion of Trans-Blues & Country-Dub. This solo show uses only harmonica, human beat-box and vocals, recording live loops and then layering and building those loops to construct a song… Although it’s a solo act it’s not your typical singer-song-whiner type show, expect more in your face dance-style grooves served up in a Deep-South style…

“LONESOME DAVE, A ONE-MAN-MUSIC-MAVERICK THAT SENDS YOU INTO A TIMEWARP OF WARM, DEEP SOUTHERN SOUL, BLUES & COUNTRY SOUNDS, MIXED UP WITH A GOOD MEASURE OF FOOTSTOMPING DUB FUNK AND DANCESTYLE GROOVES. RAW, RETRO-FUTURISTIC GENIUS…” – Heartbeat cover story issue 02 2011

“HE MOVES LIKE A MAN POSSESSED BY HIS OWN ART, HE DELIVERS THE WORD HALLELUJAH IN A WAY THAT I’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE BUT I BELIEVE HIM MORE THAN I BELIEVE ALL OTHERS THAT CAME BEFORE HIM… HE LOOKS THE BUSINESS. HE SOUNDS THE BUSINESS. HE DELIVERS THE BUSINESS. LAST NIGHT I WAS IN THE PRESENCE OF GENIUS. TODAY, YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW, I AM RICHER FOR IT.” – 24.com review of Levi’s Vintage Sundays 2010

“DAVE FERGUSON OPENED FOR EVAN DANDO AND HAD THE COUNTING CROWS OFFER CASH DOLLARS TO EXTEND HIS SET…NOT BAD FOR ONE MAN AND A HARMONICA” — Evan Milton, Obrigado Magazine 2008

“FOOTSTOMPING, BLUES, BLUEGRASS AND CAJUN OFFERINGS FROM ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMERS YOU ARE LIKELY TO SEE FOR SOME TIME” — Vusa Mazula 2007

Take a listen.….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9VYjtwx5cI

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

 

Mar
22
Thu
Jack Mantis Band
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Jack Mantis Band have just returned to S.A. after their second successful European tour. The Cafe Roux audience can expect a showcase of songs form the upcoming album, and the new South African band line-up. With a history steeped in music and a lifetime spent gaining insight and wisdom the world over, JMB brings something truly generous to their performances – a sense of common humanity and togetherness. The brotherhood between band members and the sincere heart expressed through their music is tangible. It is undeniable that their vision is to create a conscious shift through their music and to hold a space for meaningful shared experiences.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Mapumba
Mar 22 @ 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  22 March for music that will feed your soul.

Please note, no tickets will be sold at the door, book your spot online

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

Mar
23
Fri
Colorfields – “Decade” Album Launch
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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COLORFIELDS was conceived in 1997 by drummer- songwriter Ash Read (The Streaks, The Zap Dragons, Strawbelly) as a live electro band seeking to combine elements of the exploding electronic dance music scene with an authentically live rhythmic core. The Colorfields sound draws inspiration from a wide variety of musical genres ranging from the swirling psychedelic rock of classic bands like Pink Floyd to the live dance giants, Faithless; from the edgy sonic trip-hop songs of Massive Attack to traditional and tribal World music beats, while the thought provoking content and social commentary draws much inspiration from anarchist philosophy.

In 1998 Colorfields released their debut album Incidents, which was described by Stephen Sugar Segerman as “one of the most electric and thrilling indie SA albums of the decade”. After a brief and intense period of touring, during which they shared the stage with Hip-hop giants, Cypress Hill, Colorfields disbanded due to Ash’s crippling drug-addiction – that very same addiction being the central theme running through the Incidents album.

Colorfields return in 2017 with a brand new collection of songs and a fresh line-up showcasing their unique sound. Ash Read (drums & vocals) and Kerstie Read (synths, violin & vocals) team up with legendary bass player Schalk Joubert and virtuoso guitarist Ben Badenhorst to deliver a pumping dance-driven set. The forthcoming album Decade, which is to be released on 23 March 2018, is a conceptual work bringing a message of hope and a clarion call to the rebel within for the advancement of personal freedoms, creativity and connection.

They kicked off the 2017/2018 season headlining at the intimate Aftermath festival, and will be appearing on the Main Stage of the Bazique Festival in March 2018.

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

 

Mar
24
Sat
Arno Carstens & Ard Matthews – DAY TIME OUTDOOR SHOW
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Ard and Arno are known world over for their unqiue and brilliant voices.

Ard Matthews originally as the front man of Just Jinger, and Arno Carstens the lead man of Springbok Nude Girls, both bands dominating the SA music scene during the 1990’s. Ard and Arno both recently pursued solo careers and have each released their debut solo albums. As the front man to two of SA’s most iconic bands, it should be a special day when they collaborate for the first time together in a full show

Two ticket types available:

Grass tickets R150 – 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 – R250. 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.

****ARNO CARSTENS & ARD MATTHEWS is an AFTERNOON SHOW. Not an evening show

Back in Black: The ACDC Tribute
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tasked with putting together an ACDC tribute for Hillcrest Quarry’s annual Tribute Fest, Riaan Steyn (drums) and Neil Lombard (rhythm guitar) assembled a bunch of their close musician friends and family, Lance Paul Jackson (vocals), Ian Smit (lead Guitar) and David Adamson (bass).

They spent the next 6 months in a rehearsal room fastidiously studying the finest nuances of AC/DC’s live performance and emerged victorious after their stellar closing performance at the 2016 Tribute Fest.

“The intention had always been to play just that one year end show but after having so much fun learning these songs and playing them that night in December, we decided to carry on gigging the show from early 2017” says Steyn.
Having now extended the show to a full 90 minutes of ACDC’s Greatest Hits and notched up a couple of very successful gigs along the way, including a sold out first time performance at Durbanville’s legendary Die Boer, expect to hear and see one of the few Cape Town bands that have managed to mimic these iconic rockers with such authenticity.

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

Mar
27
Tue
The Kickstands
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Gary Nixon and Rudi Greyvenstein have been friends since school days in Scottburgh. Thanks to their talent for songwriting and performance, they have played over a thousand gigs around Southern Africa since 2009. The Kickstands pride themselves on being able to perform at intimate venues as well as major festivals and showcase events. We’ve had the privilege to perform amongst and support some of South Africa’s most popular artists such as Goldfish, Just Jinjer, Goodluck, Albert Frost, Dan Patlansky, Arno Carstens, Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Desmond & the Tutus and Mango Groove.

Without radio support, their live performances have carried a unique, improvised and energetic acoustic sound around Southern Africa gaining fans along the way, all the while fine-tuning their craft. Most of all, enjoying the journey.

OPENING ACT: The Renegades.

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

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Mar
28
Wed
Amy Ayanda
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Amy Ayanda is a multimedia artist from Cape Town, South Africa. Having been interested in music from a young age, Amy developed a love for singing and drama culminating in her completion of a degree at the Michaelis School of Fine Art , majoring in painting. Ayanda played piano and guitar recreationally since high school, and developed her music during the time of her undergrad. She then went on to work with Cape Town Producer Thor Rixon, with whom with she released her debut EP “Ports”, containing the single La Llorna. This album shaped Ayanda’s electronic sound. Amy debuted her new band in 2015, consisting of producers Dean Berger and Daniel Breiter (Birthday Girl). The band’s line-up has remained consistent and is a mix of organic and electronic sounds combined with Ayanda’s vocals. The group has performed on various stages including CTEMF, Design Indaba & Rocking The Daisies. This will be her first time performing at Café Roux.

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

Mar
29
Thu
Opposite the Other
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Opposite the Other just dropped an energy-fuelled release in the lead up to their debut European tour with Matthew Mole. Be sure to welcome the Capetonian three-piece home to South Africa in style!
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM
The Rivertones
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

Mar
30
Fri
Mike McCully & The Harmonix presents a Trbute to ABBA
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mike McCully (McCully Workshop and Buccaneer fame) has again put together another tribute show this time featuring the fantastic music of ABBA.

With an All-Star cast, this show first came to prominence in 2014 at Grand West Casino and ran for two sell-out seasons !

This time Mike himself is on drums and vocals and leads the amazing cast comprising of bassist extraodinaire Neil Payton, the multi-talented Warren Lomberg on guitars and vocals and keyboard wizard  Gordon Mackay( like Mike from McCully Workshop)

on violin, keys and vocals.

The two girls making up the Abba group (both Agnetha and Freda lookalikes) are the awesome Sjanel Vosloo and the amazing Luella Holland, Both girls were in the original show at Grand West.

Patrons will be encouraged to sing along to their favourite ABBA songs like WATERLOO, RING RING, CHIQUITITA, FERNANDO, MONEY MONEY MONEY, DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW, GIMME GIMME, VOULEZ VOUZ, NAME OF THE GAME, THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL, MAMA MIA, DANCING QUEEN  and many more.

Recently the show was performed again at Grand West  to a sellout crowd and the audiences went ballistic !!

If you are an ABBA fan then this show is not to be missed !

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID…………………CAPE TIMES……………….PHENOMINAL ABBA SHOW ! UNMISSABLE !!

                                            DIE BURGER……………… THE GIRLS ARE AMAZING !! THEY HAVE ALL THE MOVES !1

                                                                   CAPE ARGUS ……………..THIS IS AN AWESOME ABBA SHOW !! ALL THE MUSICIANS ARE AMAZING !!

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

Wonderboom
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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21 years on and WONDERboom are still rocking South Africa! It’s no small feat to be hailed as one of South Africa’s longest-lived and most legendary rock bands, and still going strong.

Although rock is the fundamental sound of the band, WONDERboom have delved into different genres, ranging from funk through to punk and even kwaito.

None can deny that WONDERboom’s biggest strength is their live performance. From festivals to nightclubs, the band just kicks ass – consistently!

WONDERboom have released 8 albums, headlined many major SA festivals, been nominated for 5 SAMA’s (South African Music Awards), and won a Kanna Award & People Crystal Award in 2003 for South Africa’s hottest band. They also won the South African leg of the 2004 Global Battle of the Bands & came SECOND WORLDWIDE!

There can be few South African music fans that aren’t familiar with their hits, like Never Ever, Jafta Rebel, Something Wrong, Green Fever, Africa, Shadows, Charlie, It’s Great to be Alive, Best Side, On The Radio, Karaoke Bar and now, currently on 5fm and campus stations, Ooh La La.

 Cito, Martin Schofield and Wade Williams, the founding members of WONDERboom, have been writing songs and performing together for over 23 years and show no signs of stopping the rocking rollercoaster!

It’s been 7 years and one hell of a rollercoaster ride since the release of their last album, The Automatic Shuffle.

In 2013 they lost their very dear friend and drummer, Garth McLeod, to a freak motorcycle accident.

Then, in a sort of reinvention, they’ve had to get the WONDERmachine up and going again.

Enter Jonathan Bell on drums, and so the process of a new Rock & Roll relationship began…

It’s been a cathartic and introspective journey since, but no one, who has seen them live recently, can deny the sheer magical force that WONDERboom has become again.

Rising Sun, their new album, captures this story in a dynamic way. The title track suggests what they, as a band, feel – a new dawn. A revival of what was once regarded as an electric, live and very stimulating music experience, is here again!

Singles such as Great Escape and Ooh La La have already been embraced with loving arms by fans and the South African music industry alike.

Current videos

“Ooh La La” – https://youtu.be/dClpvI2KkWo  “Great Escape” – https://youtu.be/u_z0Uu7jsq8

Mar
31
Sat
Khoisanboy_Man: Walk the Talk (A Collaborative Symposium)
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Khoisanboy.Man is a solo acoustic/loop artist based in Cape Town. He makes experiential soundscapes. Music that deals with the Human Condition, Love and Separation and the Ultimate learning of Loving the Separation.

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER & MUSIC FROM 6-8PM.

Apr
3
Tue
The Bootleggers Blues Band
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Bootleggers Blues Band

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

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

Apr
4
Wed
Deslynn Malotana & Androgenius
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Deslynn and Audrogenius

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

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

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

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

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

Androgenius is a newly formed project by Al Clapper (vocalist & songwriter), Alex Mayers (bass), Jarryd West (drums) and Michael Wilson-Trollip (keyboard and synth) and Callum Macdonald (electric guitar).
With each of them coming from different musical backgrounds, androgenius sees them stepping out of their comfort zones to blend various sounds, grooves, influences and ideas together for what they’ve aptly dubbed ‘Soul Hop’.Link to FB page: facebook.com/theandrogenius/

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

Apr
5
Thu
Rumswinger (First Thursdays – Free Entrance)
Apr 5 @ 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.

 

Barry Hilton
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Barry Hilton –  30 years of touring, 6 children, 2 ex-wives, a new wife, 6 dvd’s, two movies, Vegas, Cleese, Connolly, Monkhouse, millions of air miles and a Lifetime Achiever statue on his mantelpiece…. If Barry Hilton isn’t the quintessential South African comedy giant, no one is.

Forged in the fire of the global comedy circuit from London to Hong Kong, this versatile and dynamic comedy icon works the room with magnetic charm and infectious ease. His deft timing and tap-dancing mind leave any crowd thrilled that they came, regardless of their own background.

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

Apr
6
Fri
Akkedis
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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The Dennis-twins and AJ Graham have been on the scene for more than 20 years but to the sweet delight of their adoring followers. This trio proves with every live show why they are one of SA’s favourite Afrikaans rock bands. Attending an Akkedis show is like attending mass at a church sermon, for their sound will stay universally relevant for as long as rock ‘n roll is still alive. Expect  African music blended with blues and rock in a variety of languages.

Their 6th studio album Onder Ou Tafelberg was produced by Peter Pearlson and released in 2016. Drawing on the success of their trusted classic sound, fans can expect a bigger, better and fuller sound on this recording.  Arthur’s authentic steel string chords are zig-zagged with the signatory harmonica throughout the album and as per the Akkedis custom, the album is loaded with tales of humans’ constant tug-of-war with mortality.

Arthur wrote all the songs while drawing on his personal insight and emotion. His remarkable talent for writing songs is perfected by the musical aptitude of Rudi, AJ and all the artists who assisted with the album’s production.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Barry Hilton
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Barry Hilton –  30 years of touring, 6 children, 2 ex-wives, a new wife, 6 dvd’s, two movies, Vegas, Cleese, Connolly, Monkhouse, millions of air miles and a Lifetime Achiever statue on his mantelpiece…. If Barry Hilton isn’t the quintessential South African comedy giant, no one is.

Forged in the fire of the global comedy circuit from London to Hong Kong, this versatile and dynamic comedy icon works the room with magnetic charm and infectious ease. His deft timing and tap-dancing mind leave any crowd thrilled that they came, regardless of their own background.

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

Apr
7
Sat
Boulevard Blues Band & Nhoza
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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BOULEVARD BLUES BAND are back at the wonderful Cafe Roux Restaurant in the heart of Noordhoek.
They will pulling out all the stops with 2 sets of  ‘Electric Blues’ guaranteed to get your mojo back up to full power.
They are tight, well oiled and a unit of international quality & experience
And they have been busy entertaining fans all over the country spreading the Blues Gospel for nearly 20 rocking years.
Expect to hear classic Blues from BB King,  SRV, Joe Bonnamassa, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and much more

They will be joined on stage by the powerful ‘Blues & Soul’ Vocals of Nhoza Sitsholwana
who is a thrilling musical experience even for the most jaded of souls.
She will be paying tribute to Etta James, Tina Turner, Shamekia Copeland, Tracy Chapman to name a few.

The Blues Team:
Richard ‘Pebbleman’ Pryor   – Guitars
John ‘Whiskey Dust’ Mostert     – Vocals
Nhoza ‘Soul Sister’ Sitsholwana   – Vocals
Greg ‘Turkey Neck’ Smith       – Blues Harp & Percussion
Rob ‘Basslines’ Stemmett   – Bass
Graeme ‘The Gabbott’ Abbott   – Drums

Listen to this : Nhoza with Boulevard Blues Live at Hillcrest Quarry – ‘Ghetto Child’ https://youtu.be/IrfGW9QRvhQ

Dinner from 6 30pm & the Show starts at 8 30pm. R120
Ph 021 7892538 for more info

Ernestine Deane & Maya Spector
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ernestine Dean and Maya Spector

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Two of Cape Town’s most powerfully feminine vocalists, Ernestine Deane and Maya Spector share the stage for a night at Cafe Roux, Shortmarket street.
Both women write and perform straight from the heart, and the audience can expect some magic as they weave their material together for the very first time.   Their band includes Nobuhle Ashanti on keys, Angelo Syster on guitar, Andre Webb on bass and Terryl Bell on drums.
Produced by Arte Viva Management.
Links:
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Maya Spector:
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Apr
10
Tue
Nik Rabinowitz – Dry White
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Nik Rabinowitz has recently recovered from his early-onset midlife crisis, just in time for Cape Town to become the world’s first city to run out of water. Run out! Imagine! Running out of milk – sure! Eggs – definitely! But water – what!? At least we’re first at something?

In his new one-man show, Dry White, Nik explores the causes and its ramifications of Cape Town’s water crisis – which if you know anything about Cape Town, you may know are not the same for everyone. He looks at the bigger picture, but also the smaller picture – the details nobody has had time to consider. For example; should we really still be referring to it as The Cape of Storms? Just saying.

It’s important to note however, that Nik is addressing the water crisis because it’s a highly relevant subject at the moment, that he knows his audience wants to hear about. And he’s using it to reel you in, so that he can get into what he really wants to talk about – relationships.

When it comes to relationships with humans, Nik has had many, continues to pursue some, and lose others. Whether it’s his relationship with his very first girlfriend – who ended up being his last girlfriend (as a result of ultimately becoming his wife), or the girlfriends in-between, or his relationship with his children or an aunt or his dogwalker (you heard me) or his late father – it’s all connected to something larger. What is that something?

You’ll have to come to the show to find out. But keep your expectations low when it comes to getting real answers – remember, this is a comedy show, not a therapy session. Then again, from my experience in therapy, I’d say there might be more to gain from a comedy show.

Tickets available on/at www.caferouxsessions.co.za

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

Apr
11
Wed
Piet Botha & Jack Hammer ‘Die Middernagtrein’ Album Launch
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Join Piet Botha and his band Jack Hammer in one of Cape Towns favourite live music venues.  The country’s longest-running rock band will make their debut appearance at Café Roux, Cape Town on Wednesday 11 April. This show is part of the launch tour for Piet’s 6th Afrikaans studio album ‘Die Middernagtrein’.   Tickets are R120 pp.  Dinner from 18h30.  Show starts at 20h30.

More history about the legend that is Piet Botha:

He started this long and illustrious career back in 1972, when as a Tuks student, he played as a solo artist at some of his hometown venues in Pretoria.

A true Rock ‘n Roller at heart, Botha is probably one of the finest guitarists this country has ever produced. His early influences and inspiration was found from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and many of the rock legends of the 1960’s and 1970’s.   In 1984 Botha formed the phenomenal rock outfit Jack Hammer and has kept the name ever since. Jack Hammer has seen many, many members come and go in it’s 33 year history, but it’s founder, the legendary Piet Botha alias the ‘Hammer’, is still rocking steady to this day.   They will be touring the Western Cape in April to release Piet’s new Afrikaans album ‘Die Middernagtrein’.

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

Apr
13
Fri
Native Young
Apr 13 @ 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

Sean Koch
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Sean Koch, originally a trio but now   4 piece band of close friends hailing from Cape Town, South Africa have been creating infectious music since Jan 2016 releasing there first 5track EP Natural Projection shortly after. Since then they have completed two European tours and joined up with there now German family, Budda Publlishing, based in Berlin. They are quickly growing there following abroad and are now moving towards recording there first full length debut album to tour in the European Summer of 2018. With there rootsy acoustic sound they also fuse electronic pieces in the most convenient places whilet not losing the singer-songwriter style of music.

There show caters for all, from the  person at the back wanting to listen to the strong messages they trying to convey of unity, being present and gratitude for everything and everyone around us, or from the people in the front row jumping around to what can be very sing along kind of songs being Good Times Keep Rolling and Flow there two upbeat summer anthems off there EP.

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