5 Minutes with Chris Chameleon

You are one of the most unique & diverse performers we’ve had the privilege of seeing on our cafe Roux stage. How would you describe your music to someone who has never seen you perform?

Describing music is like painting flavours – it’s always a bit of a compromise. but if i had to describe my music I’d say it’s like a stir fry with a dash of lime and chilli.

What do all the awards & nominations over the years mean to you?

They are reminders of acknowledgements i have gotten from the industry over the years. although they pale in comparison to the audience of every nights performance, they do create a warm, fuzzy feeling. i think the difference is that the acknowledgment of the industry by means of awards appeal to my vanity, whereas the acknowledgement of an audience inspired completes my work.

Intimate setting or big concert arena? What is your favourite performance space?

It’s like Porches and donkeys – a Porche is not of much use in the Lesotho mountains and a donkey somewhat cumbersome on an autobahn. they are completely different and each particularly suited to their own environment. in an intimate setting i manage to take the audience on a journey through the self, by opening up myself, creating a comfort zone of honesty. in a large venue or festival, i take the audience along on a common journey, a whole bunch of selves in a herd, headed off on some special journey.

Who is on your bucket list of artists you would love to see live?
Fleetwood Mac

What can our audience expect from your upcoming cafe Roux shows?

For some time now I have been applying myself to firmly embracing the present. as such, i spend much time in thought or meditation and in practise to rid myself of the burden of expectation, since the latter effectively removes us from the joy of the present. i would be inconsistent to encourage expectation from other folks. there’ll be bass, guitar, two voices in four octaves and stories to make you weep a little, laugh a lot and question either yourself or me. or both. 

Catch CHRIS CHAMELEON LIVE at Café Roux Noordhoek and Cape Town this coming new week.
14th June – Cape Town
15th June – Noordhoek
Tickets R 150
To book visit www.caferouxsessions.co.za

Easter , Lunch Specials & LIVE Music

 06.10.14

An eventful week coming to both venues. Take a look : Café Roux CAPE TOWN: 11th – Aidan Martin Band 12th – Cedric Samson – Family & Friends 13th – Duncan Faure (RABBIT) – Sold Out 14th – Watershed (Acoustic stripped down show) 15th – Watershed (Full band) *Lunch time specials at Café Roux CT from 12-3pm. 20% off meals only. T&C’s apply. Café Roux NOORDHOEK: 12th – Ann Jangle 13th – Henry Ate (KARMA) – Sold Out 14th – Red Tape Riot – Stand around Dance Party 15th – The Blue Jets Also happening at The Noordhoek Farm Village : 15th – The Noordhoek Farm Village Easter Egg Hunt for Kids (2-7years old)  from 10:30am – 12:30pm – Tickets are R60 per child

Café Roux CAPE TOWN: OPEN FOR LUNCH

Café Roux Cape Town (74 Shortmarket street, Cape Town) is open for lunch from Tuesday – Saturday. We are offering 20% off all meals (drinks excl.) from 12pm – 3pm every day. Book a lunch table today!

Steven McKellar front man for Civil Twilight heads to Café Roux this month.

  • 20th April – Café Roux CT
  • 21st April – Café Roux Noordhoek

WIN  a Civil Twilight Hamper for those going to the event! It will include a Civil Twilight T-Shirt, a CD as well as a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey to share with your friends at the show! CLICK HERE

Karen Zoid LIVE at Café Roux, NOORDHOEK

KAREN ZOID performs LIVE at Café Roux Noordhoek

Karen Zoid has become such an important part of the home grown scene that her name is now the byword for emotionally charged, downright incendiary South African rock music. What’s more, throughout a career spanning well over a decade, Zoid has managed that unusual and frequently tricky feat of balancing popular appeal with critical praise; of securing an audience of both Afrikaans and English speakers; of retaining her individuality in a market known for its desire for sameness.

Her unmistakable voice, razor sharp lyrics and passionate performances make her a one of a kind performer. Zoid’s super-charged rock energy and an ability to write gorgeous, delicately rendered songs that speak of the emotional vortex is what drives this exceptional artist to keep creating.

Zoid also currently hosts her own hit talk show “Republiek van Zoid Afrika” on KykNet and also appears on “The Voice South Africa” alongside fellow coaches Kahn Morbee (The Parlotones), Bobby van Jaarsveld & Lira. Karen recently made iTunes history with an unprecedented number of consequent #1 hits and her collaboration with Francois van Coke – “Toe Vind Ek Jou” – has tallied over 2 million views in just one year.

• KAREN ZOID OUTDOOR SHOW ( 4-6PM) – café Roux , NOORDHOEK
• 1st APRIL 2017
• GRASS TICKETS – R 150
• SEATED TICKETS – R 250
• BOOK ONLINE – www.caferouxsessions.co.za
COMING TO CAFE ROUX THIS WEEK:

Café Roux – NOORDHOEK
20th – Jackal and The Wind
22nd – Paige Mac & Friends
23rd – PJ Powers
24th – Arno Carstens
25th – Pebbleman & Tauna Fern (Blues meets Rock)

Café Roux – CAPE TOWN
20th – Square Set Revival
22nd – PJ Powers
23rd – Nicky Schrire
24th – Jack Mantis Band
25th – 3 Tons of Fun

BOOK ONLINE – www.caferouxsessions.co.za
A ticket purchase automatically reserves you a table at Café Roux.

Café Roux, Cape Town: OPEN for lunch, dinner, private functions & live music!

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Life is full of functions. There are birthday parties, baby showers, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, board meetings, conferences, workshops, engagements and weddings. The truth is that while occasionally it’s appropriate to host these in the comfort of your own home or at the office, many events call for a space that’s a little more spacious , less stressful, more memorable and better equipped! Cafe Roux Cape Town is open to private reservations and bookings as these! Cafe Roux is open from 12:00 to late for lunch, dinner or a live music performance from Tuesday – Saturday weekly. Contact Vanessa or Michael – vanessa@caferoux.co.za / michael@caferoux.co.za for more information. FOR MUSIC PERFORMANCES VISIT – WWW.CAFEROUXSESSIONS.CO.ZA

7 LIVE Music performances this week you must see!

Whether you are still in holiday mode, or wish to just enjoy a great night out with friends and family, then we have 7 great gigs coming your way this week!  Everything from Acapella to Xhosa Opera and more! See below:

 74 SHORTMARKET STREET, CAPE TOWN:
10th – MTHWAKAZI 
(Xhosa Opera Singer)
11th – SHENFM
12th – WANDILE MBAMBENI
13th – LUCY KRUGER
14th – JESSE CLEGG

THE FARM VILLAGE, NOORDHOEK:
13th – SEAN KOCH TRIO (TOM JAMES 9UK) , JPSON)
14th- BLACKSMITH 

DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW STARTS AT 8.30PM
BOOK YOUR TICKETS VIA WWW.CAFEROUXSESSIONS.CO.ZA

Next up at Café Roux – Jan 2017

Coming to Café Roux January 2017

NOORDHOEK

4th Jan – Wendy Oldfield
5th Jan – Avade
6th Jan – MC CREE
7th Jan – Stelth Ulvang (of The Lumineers)
13th Jan – Sean Koch Trio
14th Jan – Blacksmith
19th Jan – Jono Johansen
20th Jan – Nicky Schrire with Jono Tait
21st Jan – Crimson House
25th Jan – Dan Patlansky


CAPE TOWN

3rd Jan – Loki Rothman
4th Jan – Red Tape Riot
5th Jan – Wendy Oldfield
6th Jan – Stelth Ulvang (of The Lumineers)
7th Jan – Monark
10th Jan – Mthwakazi
11th Jan – ShenFM
12th Jan – Wandile  Mbambeni
13th Jan – Lucy Kruger
14th Jan – Jesse Clegg
18th Jan – The Plastics
19th Jan – Paige Mac
20 Jan – Manouche
21st Jan – Sterling EQ
25th Jan – Barry Hilton
26th Jan – Trenton & Free Radical
27th Jan – Sannie Fox
28th Jan – Dan Patlansky


Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Shows start at 8.30pm PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL BOOK ONLINE VIA www.caferouxsessions.co.za


** A reminder NYE Dinner & DJ – 31st December 2016 – Limited Tickets available.

Music this week at café Roux Noordhoek

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Coming to café Roux Noordhoek this week.

23rd – FOREFRONT (EP Launch)

Forefront is an energetic 4-piece indie rock band from the Mother City that is influenced by the likes of Maroon 5, Shortstraw, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Drawing from a diverse range of musical backgrounds, the members of Forefront compliment each other brilliantly and create a performance that is both entertaining and diverse.
24th – SONIK CITIZEN & OH MERCY!

Sonik Citizen & Oh Mercy is a lyrical soul-rock trio fresh on the music scene, formed by multi-award winning artist, Mark Fransman. At its core expect a “soul-blues” inspired entity, with a strong groove and dynamic live show.
25th – ARD MATTHEWS

Acoustic rock artist Ard Matthews needs very little introduction to our cafe Roux audience. The much-loved frontman of legendary SA rock band, Just Jinger, delivers a world-class solo acoustic performance every time he visits our little stage.
26th – THE RIVERTONES

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 and many more. The Rivertones do not disappoint.

TO BOOK TICKETS VISIT – www.caferouxsessions.co.za

café Roux Cape Town – Line up

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You may have heard our exciting news that cafe Roux is opening in Cape Town. Situated in the heart of the city (74 Shortmarket Street), we will be staging the best South African talent, up-close & personal, in our unique & intimate 100-seater setting.   Opening the new venue is winner of The Voice SA Richard Stirton, launching his new album on the 25th & 26th of Nov . The month of December has an amazing lineup on offer. Some top entertainment for the festive season. Take a look who is preforming in Cape Town soon….

NOVEMBER

25 & 26 – Richard Stirton – Album Launch
28 & 30 – Nik Rabinowitz

DECEMBER

1st – Jack Mantis
2nd – 3 Tons of Fun 3
rd – Jimmy Nevis

7th – Joshua K. Grierson & The Trouble
8th – Nomadic Orchestra
9 & 10th – Majozi
13th – Alice Phoebe Lou
14th – Nate Mainguard
15th – Arno Carstens
17th – Ard Matthews
18th – Hot Water
19th – Tailor
20th – ISO Unplugged
22 & 23rd – Watershed
27th – Hatchetman
28th – Stone Jets

29th – Mike Mcully & The Harmonix 3
0th – Michael Lowman

Coming Cape Town in January 2017

Stelth Ulvang (The Lumineers), monArk, Sannie Fox, Dan Patlansky, Lucy Kruger, Jesse Clegg, Lucy Kruger, Paige Mac & lots more….

TO BOOK VISIT : www.caferouxsessions.co.za

 

PRIME CIRCLE – 16 Dec 2016 (Day Time)

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One of South Africans biggest iconic rock bands, Prime Circle are coming to Noordhoek Friday the 16th December (Arrive at 15:30pm; Music starts 16:30pm and finishes approximately 18:00pm).

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 available.

Seated table tickets R250 within cafe Roux, under the bedouin tent – R250. Full menu available.

Kids are 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.

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