Beatenberg- DAY TIME OUTDOOR SHOW

When:
December 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2017-12-16T15:00:00+00:00
2017-12-16T18:00:00+00:00
Where:
cafe Roux Noordhoek
Cost:
R100- R200

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Since​ ​the​ ​release​ ​of​ ​debut​ ​album,​ ​​The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg, Beatenberg​ ​has​ ​upended​ ​entrenched​ ​ideas​ ​of​ ​what​ ​constitutes​ ​South​ ​African music​ ​–​ ​and,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​process,​ ​has​ ​delivered​ ​a​ ​resolutely​ ​international​ ​sound​ ​that subverts​ ​​and effortlessly​ ​owns​ ​mainstream​ ​pop.

Now​ ​the​ ​Cape​ ​Town-based​ ​three​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​Matthew​ ​Field​ ​(vocals​ ​and​ ​guitar), Robin​ ​Brink​ ​(drums)​ ​and​ ​Ross​ ​Dorkin​ ​(bass)​ ​is​ ​poised​ ​for​ ​a​ ​global​ ​breakthrough with​ ​a​ ​new​ ​album​ ​set​ ​for​ ​release​ ​in​ ​2018.​ ​Currently​ ​being​ ​recorded​ ​in​ ​London Beatenberg’s​ ​second​ ​album​ ​will​ ​be​ ​released​ ​through​ ​Island​ ​Records​ ​following the​ ​band’s​ ​signing​ ​to​ ​the​ ​label​ ​earlier​ ​this​ ​year.
Regarded​ ​as​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​most​ ​artistically​ ​diverse​ ​recording​ ​homes, Beatenberg​ ​is​ ​a​ ​natural​ ​fit​ ​for​ ​Island’s​ ​artist​ ​roster.​ ​Over​ ​the​ ​13-songs​ ​on​ ​​The Hanging

​ Gardens  of Beatenberg,​ ​the​ ​band​ ​revealed​ ​its​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​create​ ​sublimely crafted​ ​pop​ ​that’s​ ​as​ ​rooted​ ​in​ ​indigenous​ ​South​ ​African​ ​styles​ ​as​ ​other​ ​musical influences​ ​(including​ ​reggae,​ ​jazz​ ​and​ ​classical).

With​ ​such​ ​a​ ​singular​ ​sound,​ ​it​ ​was​ ​no​ ​surprise​ ​that​ ​the​ ​band​ ​turned​ ​up​ ​in collaboration​ ​with​ ​Mumford​ ​&​ ​Sons​ ​on​ ​their​ ​2016​ ​​Johannesburg

​​ EP.
“We​ ​came​ ​across​ ​Beatenberg​ ​and​ ​immediately,​ ​unanimously,​ ​liked​ ​it,”​ ​said​ ​Ben Lovett​ ​of​ ​the​ ​decision​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​Field,​ ​Dorkin​ ​and​ ​Brink.​ ​“In​ ​some​ ​ways​ ​I guess​ ​it​ ​felt​ ​familiar,​ ​the​ ​song​ ​structure,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​instrumentation​ ​and​ ​the​ ​fact they’re​ ​singing​ ​in​ ​English.​ ​But​ ​there​ ​was​ ​also​ ​something​ ​unique​ ​and​ ​foreign​ ​to​ ​it that​ ​attracted​ ​us​ ​to​ ​the​ ​music.”​ ​Marcus​ ​Mumford​ ​described​ ​the​ ​band​ ​as​ ​“serious, serious​ ​musicians”.​ ​“Robin​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​those​ ​drummers​ ​who’s​ ​just​ ​like​ ​a​ ​wound-up toy,​ ​he’s​ ​metronomic​ ​and​ ​he’s​ ​got​ ​mad​ ​chops.​ ​Ross​ ​is​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​bass​ ​player​ ​these days​ ​too,​ ​with​ ​his​ ​high​ ​up​ ​fretless​ ​vibe,​ ​and​ ​Matt​ ​is​ ​genuinely​ ​a​ ​virtuoso​ ​guitarist and​ ​a​ ​great​ ​front-man.​ ​Understated​ ​and​ ​way​ ​cooler​ ​than​ ​anyone​ ​else​ ​I​ ​know.​ ​A few​ ​of​ ​us​ ​from​ ​our​ ​band​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​playing​ ​jazz​ ​and​ ​afrobeat​ ​stuff,​ ​so​ ​we​ ​had similar​ ​backgrounds​ ​in​ ​some​ ​musical​ ​respects,​ ​but​ ​they​ ​just​ ​took​ ​to​ ​an​ ​academic level​ ​whereas​ ​we​ ​are​ ​schoolboys​ ​in​ ​comparison.”
Alongside​ ​appearing​ ​on​ ​three​ ​of​ ​​Johannesburg’s​ ​five-tracks,​ ​the​ ​Mumford​ ​&​ ​Son connection​ ​also​ ​saw​ ​Beatenberg​ ​performing​ ​with​ ​the​ ​UK​ ​band​ ​(and co-collaborators​ ​Baaba​ ​Maal​ ​and​ ​The​ ​Very​ ​Best)​ ​

​ Beatenberg became a​ ​showcase​ ​for​ ​the​ ​possibilities​ ​of​ ​pop​ ​music​ ​unconstrained​ ​by​ ​outdated​ ​genre boundaries​ ​and​ ​geography.​ ​Songs​ ​like​ ​“Ithaca”,​ ​“The​ ​Prince​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Hanging Gardens”​ ​and​ ​“Scorpionfish”​ ​deployed​ ​crystalline​ ​melodies​ ​to​ ​guide​ ​listeners!

They will be performing LIVE in Noordhoek on the 16th December! What a treat! Get booking folks!

Opening acts:

Seferino – https://soundcloud.com/seferino-beatz 
Manu – https://soundcloud.com/manu-grace

 

Two ticket types available:

Grass tickets R100 – 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 – R200. 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.

****BEATENBERG is an AFTERNOON SHOW. Not an evening show