Sons of Trout



Sons of Trout will be playing a one off concert at Cafe Roux in Cape Town on the 6th Jan 2018.

This is a rare opportunity to catch one of SA’s most iconic and original bands in an intimate setting. Mike Rennie, violin maestro, will be flying in from San Francisco especially for the show.

In their heyday, The Sons of Trouts were considered to be one of the hardest working bands in SA, touring extensively both locally and abroad. They are particularly remembered for their energetic and infectious live performances. Now 20 years on, since their inception, they will be treating you to a nostalgic sonic roller coaster ride, performing an assortment of classics from their 5 studio albums. If you have other plans on the 6th Jan 2018, CANCEL!!!!, and book your tickets to catch these legends.



Albert Frost

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Old School Country Legends

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

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Shen FM

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

Jon Shaban

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tony Browne presents A Tribute to Counting Crows

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Tony Browne (of Me & Mr Brown fame) will be doing a tribute to Counting Crows. Who can forget the band that bought us one of best sounding albums of all time?!
Expect a great evening hearing all the greatest hits & more, played with all the passion of the originals

Oddo Bam

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Oddo Bam is a musician from Stellenbosch, South Africa, who is driven by a commitment towards creating a thoughtful and meaningful brand of music. He started performing as a solo artist in 2014 and released his first single, “Sweet Ocean”, in January 2015. A few months later he returned to the studio to record his first EP, The Snow Burial, which was released in September 2015 and features four lyrically loaded songs with an intimate living room feel.

For the past two years Oddo Bam has consistently worked at building a loyal and engaging fan base. His labour has proven successful, as he managed to raise over R60 000 through a Crowdfunding campaign aimed at funding his debut album, titled The Fox and the Furrow.


Janie Bay

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Hailing from the beautiful Helderberg area in Cape Town, now residing in Pretoria, Janie Bay started out her career with her solo effort, “I Remember” securing three No. 1 hits on local mainstream and student radio stations. After the album launch in April 2011, Janie & her brother (The Beard) started playing her then current songs in an acoustic / unplugged setting. This was a totally organic progression as they wanted to carry on writing and playing without the financial pressures of session musicians joining in. This progression lead to their recent live project, “Janie & The Beard”.

Since 2012 they’ve had many successful tours, played more than 100 shows a year, touring every province in the country and have been invited abroad regularly. They have appeared on 5FM, Two Oceans Radio Vibe, SABC 3 and RSG. Some performances under their belt include Oppikoppi, White Mountain Festival, STRAB, Up The Creek, KKNK and Park Acoustics with backto-back tours and corporate events all over the country.

In the beginning of 2014, Janie decided to take her career to new heights and moved to Pretoria to perform her music in other corners of the country.

Having performed with local acts like Jack Parow, Matthew Mole, Die Heuwels Fantasies, aKing, Francois Van Coke, Desmond & The Tutus and Valiant Swart to name a few, she is steadfast on a journey to share her music with friends already made and with those along the way.
Some recent collaborations include SA’s top selling hip-hop artist Jack Parow on the chart topping song ‘Veilig’ and a feature on one of Bouwer Bosch’s singles, “Hardloop”. In October 2016, Janie signed a record deal with Warner Music South Africa. She released 2 singles called ‘Dance’ and ‘Better Off’ which did very well on radio and TV. In September 2017, Janie released her sophomore album “Miscellany” which is available on iTunes, Deezer, Apple Music, Spotify and in Musica stores nationwide which also includes a colab with Fokofpolisiekar / Die Heuwels Fantasies’ Hunter Kennedy.

With the promise of a great career, Janie is more surely than slowly finding her calling in the folk-pop environment while charming audiences with a captivating voice and heartfelt performances.

Video Links:
“Veilig” – Jack Parow ft. Janie Bay (Live)
“It Ain’t Me Babe” (Live) – Janie & The Beard ft. Francois van Coke
“Dance” Music Video
“The Desert” Live on Expresso Show:


Koos Kombuis

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

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

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

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

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


Keren Lindley

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