Piet Botha & Jack Hammer ‘Die Middernagtrein’ Album Launch

Jack Hammer band

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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

The Dark Blue Orchestra

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Son of a musical genius and a ballet dancer, exchanged at birth for the son of a mafia capo, Don DiMartino forms The Dark Blue Orchestra with a rather ambitious goal in mind: to use music for criminal rehabilitation purposes.

Composed of musicians sharing the same humanistic goals, The Dark Blue Orchestra has been skimming the underworld cabarets with great acclaim since 2011. This is their extraordinary story they tell on stage during an hour of uncompromising show, laced with classical intermezzi and video art.

In it’s current form, the band is composed of:

Donnie DiMartino, megalomaniac Barytone, eccentric author and composer of the songs

Salossin Freeman, Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, specializes in Musique Concrête, film scoring and free jazz. He co-composes the Dark Blue repertoire.

Jeremy Laine, drums. With several years touring with a power trio called «The Perfect Idiots», specialist in medieval drumming, and graduate of the Didier Lockwood Jazz school, Jeremy brings raw power to the rather elaborate melodic structure of the Dark Blue Orchestra’s live sets.

Raphael Bancou, classical pianist and musical arranger/scorer for theater and film. His hobbyhorse is to put sound triggers anywhere he can, so his suit and even his shoes can launch musical samples and image clips.

“The Birth of The Dark Blue Orchestra” is the first part in an epic triptych about the troubled youth of Donnie DiMartino, hyper-sensitive son of an underworld capo.

The show is a cinematic cabaret rock spectacle that immerses the public in the universe of this tortured young man, his childhood, finding love and the genesis of The Dark Blue Orchestra, a musical outfit designed to rehabilitate criminals through tailor-made requiems.

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

**TICKET PRICE INCLUDES A CD.

Francois van Coke

Francois Van Coke (6)

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FRANCOIS VAN COKE rose to fame as the iconic front man of legendary South African rock bands Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel. On the 8 th of April 2015, Francois launched his self – titled debut solo album and kicked his solo career into gear with the release of the most poignant ballad of that year -Toe Vind Ek Jou

featuring Karen Zoid. Records caved quickly after this release. It was the first Afrikaans album and single to simultaneously jump to number 1 positions on the SA iTunes Store that year. The song was downloaded more than 20 000 times on iTunes thus achieving Platinum status as a single.

The music video for for Vind Ek Jou was viewed over a million times within 6 month and was announced as the biggest Afrikaans music video of 2015 with numerous  number 1’s on radio, massive media coverage and regular sold out shows, Francois solo career hit the ground running and paved the way for the release of his second full length album, Hierdie is die Lewe (This is the Life)

2018

Francois van Coke will write his third full length album during this year, but in the meantime fans can look forward to a Francois van Coke and Friends EP which will be released during the course of 2018.

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

Francois van Coke

Francois Van Coke (6)

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FRANCOIS VAN COKE rose to fame as the iconic front man of legendary South African rock bands Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel. On the 8 th of April 2015, Francois launched his self – titled debut solo album and kicked his solo career into gear with the release of the most poignant ballad of that year -Toe Vind Ek Jou

featuring Karen Zoid. Records caved quickly after this release. It was the first Afrikaans album and single to simultaneously jump to number 1 positions on the SA iTunes Store that year. The song was downloaded more than 20 000 times on iTunes thus achieving Platinum status as a single.

The music video for for Vind Ek Jou was viewed over a million times within 6 month and was announced as the biggest Afrikaans music video of 2015 with numerous  number 1’s on radio, massive media coverage and regular sold out shows, Francois solo career hit the ground running and paved the way for the release of his second full length album, Hierdie is die Lewe (This is the Life)

2018

Francois van Coke will write his third full length album during this year, but in the meantime fans can look forward to a Francois van Coke and Friends EP which will be released during the course of 2018.

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

Khoisanboy Man

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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 FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM

Mike McCully & The Harmonix presents a Trbute to ABBA

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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

Nik Rabinowitz – Dry White

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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.

Dry White is at Café Roux in Noordhoek on the 14th, 15th  and 16th of March at 8.45pm. Tickets available on/at:

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

Nik Rabinowitz – Dry White

Nik Rabinowitz

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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.

Dry White is at Café Roux in Noordhoek on the 14th, 15th  and 16th of March at 8.45pm. Tickets available on/at:

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

Nik Rabinowitz – Dry White

Nik Rabinowitz

BOOK NOW

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.

Dry White is at Café Roux in Noordhoek on the 14th, 15th  and 16th of March at 8.45pm. Tickets available on/at:

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

CrossCurrent

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. Â

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.Â

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.

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