Dec
18
Tue
Jesse Clegg – Take You There Tour 2018
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The son of iconic South-African musician Johnny Clegg, Jesse Clegg spent the first six years of his life on tour with his father. He has released six Top 10 singles and toured extensively throughout South Africa. As an official ambassador  for the Nelson Mandela 46664 Foundation, Jesse was invited to play at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the annual Mandela Day Concert. He has been nominated for three South African Music Awards.

Take a listen to this –> Jesse Clegg Breathing Feat. Shekhinah

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

Dec
19
Wed
Jesse Clegg – Take You There Tour 2018
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The son of iconic South-African musician Johnny Clegg, Jesse Clegg spent the first six years of his life on tour with his father. He has released six Top 10 singles and toured extensively throughout South Africa. As an official ambassador  for the Nelson Mandela 46664 Foundation, Jesse was invited to play at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the annual Mandela Day Concert. He has been nominated for three South African Music Awards.

Take a listen to this –> Jesse Clegg Breathing Feat. Shekhinah

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

Dec
20
Thu
Tailor Becoming Anna Wolf Tour
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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TRACK CREATED IN A BATHTUB BROKE SAFFA ARTIST IN LONDON

It has been South African artist, ANNA WOLF’s dream to work with producer Pete Boxta Martin and songwriter Dantae Johnson ever since she landed in London!

Boxta Martin is a multi-award winning and Oscar-shortlisted London-based producer that has written, produced and remixed for a variety of top-selling artist such as James Arthur, Arrow Benjamin, Jesse J, Mali Music, Missy Elliot, Rizzle Kicks, Sugababes, to name a few. Dantae Johnson is Boxta Martin’s mega talented business partner and is signed to Sony ATV in the United Kingdom.

Wolf knew someone, who knew someone, who knew someone, who knew Boxta Martin and Johnson. The only way to get their attention, was to write a hit song with a fresh sound.

Wolf, previously known as Tailor, went through her thousand-plus demos and relived the nostalgia of all her growing pains as an artist until one night she wrote a song that she believed would speak through “a Boxta Martin and Johnson’s produced lens” to millions.

She took her guitar and went to the bathtub, recorded herself on her cell phone and performed the song by stumping her feet against the tub to create a sound that is still used in the final mix.

She sent the song to Boxta Martin and Johnson who summoned her to the iconic Matrix Recording Studios (Adele, Lana Del Rey) where they recorded her new single, BELIEVER!   

Boxta Martin and Johnson offered ANNA WOLF an artist development deal under their company The Three Bears Entertianment and is busy recording a full E.P. with her in studio.

The now London-based ANNA WOLF wants to share her journey of discovery with her TAILOR BECOMING ANNA WOLF South African Tour.

She will land in South Africa in November and plan to do an imtimate string of performances where her hypnotic stage pressence will captivate the imaginations of those who dare to follow their dreams.

To give you a taste of what you may demand from an ANNA WOLF performance, follow the link to her new single: BELIEVER and watch a teaser for her BELIEVER MUSIC VIDEO here.

Click on this link to listen to BELIEVER:

https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/believer/1438354018?i=1438354020&ls=1&app=music

Click on this link to watch the teaser for the ANNA WOLF BELIEVER – MUSIC VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfPwu6KqCKA&feature=youtu.be

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

Dec
21
Fri
Serrotone
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Vocalist songwriter Pete Guthrie of Spoonfeedas teamed up with James Robertson, and close friend, talented drummer Billy Kruger. Between Guthrie and Robertson they have been instrumental in writing and performing over10 charting singles (including a couple of no 1’s and a handful of top 10’s) on South African radio.    Robertson who sang and wrote material for Spoonfeedas left in 2001 and went on to form Cubic Inch.
During his time as front man for Spoonfeedas, Guthrie opened for artists like Muse, Velvet Revolver, Simple Plan, Ronan Keating and Metallica. He also performed the National anthem in Christchurch NZ at a Trinations test between the Springboks and the Allblacks.
While with Cubic Inch, Robertson opened shows for Bryan Adams on his SA tour, while Kruger has performed with a variety of established artists at impressive events like  Youth Day concert in Amsterdam with SA group MIC where they performed with Delirious at Ajax Football Stadium before a full house of 60 000 people.
A hugely special feature with Serrotone has become the regular inclusion of Nick Ames who is certaibly one of the finest trumpet players in South Africa.
SERROTONE has rapidly become saught-after, with a series of sold-out shows all within their first year of performing.
New arrangements of past originals a collection of exciting new tracks and an engaging live show make SERROTONE a must see!

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

Dec
22
Sat
Nick Turner & Hatchetman
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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What do Jono Tait and Nick Turner have in common? If you guessed that they’re both great singer songwriters, you’d be correct, but the’re also both the only ones performing on the evening who aren’t related to the famous Blundell musical family :-)

Join us for an evening of fantastic live music at one of Cape Town’s premier sit down and listen venues, Cafe Roux (Shortmarket street)
as we present to you Nick Turner Music and yours truly, Hatchetman.

Hatchetman, in case you don’t know, is Jonathan Tait (Vocals and guitar), Nick Catto (Vocals and bass) and Matt Catto (Vocals and Cajon

Nick’s band is, Nick Turner (Vocals and guitar), Jonny Blundell (Guitar and backing vocals) who happens to be the uncle of Nick and Matt and then James van Minnen (Percussion and backing vocals) who happens to be the cousin of Nick and Matt. See where we’re going with this :-)

As is customary with Cafe Roux, doors open at 6:30pm with dinner served till 8:30pm. The music will start shortly after.
Tickets are R140pp and available via https://caferouxsessions.co.za/cape-town-live-music/

 

Dec
28
Fri
Ard Matthews Band
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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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.

Armed with some amazing songs & a dynamic stage presence, Ard had this to say about his experience of performing at cafe Roux many times over the years…..

“Cafe Roux is one of the very few live venues in South Africa that ‘gets it’. To them, as it should be to every other venue, the music and the artists come first. Great respect is shown when an artist performs on the night and it starts with a simple sign on each table saying ‘Shhhh, let’s listen to the music…’ Thank you for setting the bar so high when it comes to the simple art of music appreciation. Last time I played there I probably experienced my most sincere standing ovation of my career to date. It really is an honour to play at this venue”

Take a listen to this recent collaboration Ard did with Karen Zoid–>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lZmPze6hyE

Note: Dinner from 6:30/7pm. Show starts at 8:30pm

Dec
29
Sat
Rock Steady – The Women of Rock!
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Rock Steady pays tribute to the amazing women of Rock music past and present over the last 60 years.

From Janis to Alannis, Patty Smith to Pink and from Blondie to the Bangles.  In Classic Rock, Blues rock, Glam Rock, Country Rock, in R&B, Dance and in Pop.

The show runs through each decade from the 60’s till today. Talking trends, fashion, movies, and of course, the women in music  –  the icons, the pop stars, the posers, the angst filled, the one hit wonders, the country gals and the legends. This energetic show is a must for those who love rock classics old and new!

PLEASE NOTE: DINNE4R FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM

 

Jan
3
Thu
First Thursdays with The Bootleggers Blues Band (free entry)
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Bootleggers Blues Band

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

Join us for a Blues Vibey and Swinging Electric vibe at 74 Shortmarket Street.

Entry is free.

Drinks on special

From 6pm till late.

www.caferouxsessions.co.za

 

Jan
4
Fri
Majozi
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Over the past years, Majozi has been steadily climbing the South African music ladder, getting the opportunity to open for Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Zebra and Giraffe and international artist, Yoav. His most recent achievements include opening for Mango Groove at Durban Botanical Gardens, playing at Oppi Koppi Music Festival and White Mountain Music Festival as well as playing on the main stage at the Mr Price Pro Concert. Now signed by Universal Music SA, Majozi is taking the music industry by storm!

‘I am fully amazed by the love and grace of God, and thank him full heartedly for giving me the abilities to do what I do. Love any guitar driven music. Blues, rock, indie, country, hardcore, or anything that gets bodies moving in a positive way’ – Majozi

Take a listen –> Majozi

Note: Dinner from 6:30/7pm. Show starts at 8:30pm

Jan
5
Sat
Auldfield : Robin Auld & Wendy Oldfield
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Singers of some of the most played songs in South African radio history, Wendy Oldfield and Robin Auld combine a mix of djembe, soul vocals, harmonica, stompboard and African blues guitar stylings to create a fresh roots sound.

The No 1 “All of Woman”, “Baby you been good” and many other top 20 songs are among the Robin Auld catalogue, with Wendy Oldfield’s “Acid Rain” and “Miracle” also being instantly familiar to SA audiences.

Both veterans of the South African touring circuit, their collaboration is uplifting and upbeat with roots versions of their old hits along with their contemporary catalogue.

Auld learned to play the guitar by listening to Hendrix, Ry Cooder and Neil Young, also absorbing influences from the various guitarists of Southern Africa.

Based in Cape Town, he has performed and recorded in New York, London, California, Glasgow and Nashville, and over 16 African countries.

Award winning Wendy Oldfield started out as lead vocalist in the iconic rock band Sweatband with the legendary guitarist John Mair. They achieved national prominence with the massive hit “This Boy”, and since then she has performed with Brenda Fassie, Steve Newman, Lionel Bastos, Jabu Kanyile and Hugh Masekela, and as singer of SA world music supergroup Mondetta established herself as one of SA’s top vocalists.

Auldfield has had a great reception from SA audiences, recording an album and touring nationally in the last year with sold out shows and headline appearances at Grahamstown festival.

A concert of stellar entertainment from two of SA’s top performers…not to be missed!

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

Jan
8
Tue
Money for Bali
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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We are a five piece band living it up in the Mother city i.e. Cape Town, South Africa.

Consisting of a burning saxophonist who fights the daily urge to display his other horn in public, a bassist who is so smooth he can be the peanut butter to your jam, a drummer who in his spare time works as a panel beater and metronome, a lead guitarist who puts the “long,” in “Schlong” and who shreds not only the guitar but also the backing vox, and finally we have a vocalist who, when he finally hits the right note, still fails with the women which he tries to make up for with really average rhythm guitar.

We hope to create something unique for our listeners and hopefully our music will provoke thought, love, criticism, awe and all those feelings that may be associated with being in a dream.

We are nothing without those who listen!

**PLEASE NOTE DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM

Jan
11
Fri
Jackal and The Wind
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Jackal and the Wind is a four-piece indie/folk band from Stellenbosch, South Africa. Comprised of Christopher Kruger on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Cobus von Wielligh on bass, Peter Kruger on lead guitar and Johan Pretorius on drums, the band has been gaining steady acclaim since its inception in 2013. Their signature track, ‘The Ukulele Song’ put them on the map when it gained a cult following among the student demographic with 200 000+ impressions on SoundCloud and top honours on the Digital Forest Live Sessions in the same year.

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

 

 

Jan
12
Sat
The Rudimentals
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Rudimentals is a Reggae/Dancehall/Dub and fusion outfit, based in the creative hub of Cape Town South Africa. The Rudimentals front-line singers features 3 of the most highly skilled and electrifying performers in the local industry. The band is Fronted by 3 artists:
  • Zimbabwean musical legend King Labash, recent 2016 winner of Zimbabwean Best dancehall video awards
  • Next, from Brooklyn, NYC, is U.S.A born rapper and all round emerging media personality, is Whosane Pangaea,
  • Jamaican born star, Khaos Cotterell, who also happens to be an international fashion model for the likes of Hugo Boss and Armani. The band’s legendary status has been earned from over 15 years of positive contributions to the local music industry.
RECENT AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE:
  • 2014 (Nov): 5fm Top 40 – No 1 with Sound Boy Killa
  • 2015 (Apr): 5fm Top 40 – No 2 with ‘Bubbling’
  • 2016 (Jan): 5fm 2016 Top 100 – No 9 with ‘Bubbling’

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

 

Jan
15
Tue
Lo-ghost
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 Since their debut album release mid-2017, Cape Town alternative duo Lo-ghost have been steadily building a reputation as one of the freshest up-and-coming sounds on the scene. With their dark, lush production, innovative song-writing and powerhouse vocal performances, Lo-ghost are carving out a unique and memorable space for themselves in the South African sonic landscape. And they’re just getting started.   Lo-ghost (Shannon Devy and Evan Struass) started their journey mid-2016 with a stunning debut video release for “Ghost in a Blood Machine”, the lead single off their first EP “Mother”. The video, which addresses issues of internalised homophobia, is a heart-breaking manifestation of the interplay between love and shame, performed and choreographed by Chester Martinez (FKA Twigs, “Honey 2”) and Devon Marshbank. The work was picked up and featured by media outlets across the continent.   Since “Mother”, Lo-ghost have released a full-length album, a podcast series, multiple singles, a limited-edition vinyl release and a multiple live performance videos. Their music has accrued over half a million streams world-wide in 2018 alone. After a year and a half of packing out venues across Cape Town, and with a new album scheduled for release in 2019, Lo-ghost are set and ready for their first round of national and international touring and festival performances in the new year.
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Watch the ‘Ghost in a Blood Machine’ video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qad5UiSTc9M

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8:30PM

Jan
18
Fri
Desmond and the Tutus
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Desmond & The Tutus have been scare-crowing across the world’s stages with their unique, some might call it niche, brand of kwela-indie-punk for just on ten years. But to call it niche would be entirely missing the point, the Tutus are more shape-shifters than niche, their sound slotting comfortably between Thandiswe Mazwai and Hugh Masekela, as it did at the Soweto Heritage Fest in 2013, or between surf rocker’s Beach Party and synth mavens Gateway Drugs during the Puma Happy Holiday in summer 13/14.

The Tutus’ have also toured extensively internationally, opening on their 2009 UK tour for The Vivian Girls, The Soft Pack and Women. They played at one of the last, and legendary Optimo parties at The Sub Club in Glasgow and somehow managed to sell out their first European headliner at Vanner och Bekanta in Stockholm. They’ve also played among Johnny Clegg, The Mahotella Queens, and Blk Jks at the South African themed Rio Loco in Toulouse, France in 2010. As an intern trying to put together a blurb on deadline you could probably just say something like “Desmond & The Tutus have sold out shows all over the globe, including Japan, France, Sweden and the UK”, I mean if you don’t want to go into the whole how-do-I-trim-that-mass-of-info-down panic.

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Closer to home, or rather right at home, the Desmonds have played for deaf people at Joburg’s Bassline, where there was a vibrating dancefloor and interpretive dancer and, according to Craig, “a deaf person who stole my bag that night.” Let’s not get into that. Early in 2014 they performed at Kirstenbosch to a bunch of young people who were about 5 years old when the band was formed. That’s scary. Desmond & The Tutus are kak old. They remind a lot of people about that one time in first year. But that didn’t stop Shane from leaping off the stage a couple of years ago at the I Love Soweto Party at Orlando Bowls Club and participating in some kind of weird dance off. That’s just how they roll.

Forming in 2005, it took until 2008 for Shane, Nick, Craig and Doug to get their act together and release their debut album Tuckshop, which was loved for it’s home record vibe more than it was a commercial success. Around this time they also had two releases on Japanese labels, Flake Records and Every Conversation.

Shortly after this they released an EP entitled & The. In 2008 Parisian label, Tigersushi released a 12” of Kiss You On the Cheek.

In 2012 the band worked with Los Angeles­ based producer, Eric Broucek, and their 2nd full­length album entitled MNUSIC was released in July of 2012. The first three singles from the album all charted on the 5FM Top 40. Most notably, the 2nd single Zim Zala Bim reached No. 1 on the 5FM Top 40.

Desmond & The Tutus basically have not done too badly in ten years. This you, as an intern, or even editor, on a deadline, should take note of. It’s notable. People LIKE this band, whether it’s because their music is cheeky and infectious and jangly (but not too jangly) or it’s because they spin around the stage as if their limbs are coming off, yowling like Big Foot in the Canadian wilderness, or because they like to dress up at Halloween and are pretty serious about their costumes. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, yes they did that. Four Ali G’s. Check. The Parlotones. Check.

People who like them have also said very nice things about them. Here are some of those things:

“A band with a personality larger than life” – indiedoesit.co.za

“A distinctively South African sound” – SA Promo magazine

“handmade-with-love “kwela punk”” – Mahala

“the best party I’d had in ages” – JHB Live

There are very few bands in this country that have the ability to make a crowd get up and dance. If I were to evaluate this list, I am without doubt that Desmond And The Tutus would come out tops. – indiedoesit.co.za (again, these guys love the Desmonds)

“F****** amazing! I danced my face off from start to finish. I was dripping in my own sweat and during the course of the show I even tasted the sweat of others as it flew off the tips of their hair as they threw their heads around in delight.” – Whizz Kid Radio Beta 2013
“This is an epic party song, right in line with the legacy that Desmond plans to leave behind on this planet. This song, played live to the loyal Desmond-Durban crowd, will induce spontaneous peeing everywhere.” – zero31.co.za

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

Jan
22
Tue
Stephen Murdoch
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Steve Murdoch is a musician based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has been performing in a professional capacity for the last six years. Having formed a band in 2013, namely The Wheel Again alongside fellow musician and friend Otto Bam (currently performing under Oddo Bam), Steve has been a regular on the Western Cape scene.

He played many gigs in Stellenbosch whilst studying there. The Wheel Again’s first gigs were performed as an opening act for Dans Dans Lisa (One of Bouwer Bosch’s projects), and soon thereafter began gaining a following among fellow students. Steve has gone on to perform with the likes of Spoegwolf, Jackal and The Wind, The Young Folks, Oddo Bam, and Mischa Dream Folk to name a few.

Venues played in and around Cape Town include:

– The House of Machines – The Secret Gin Bar – Obviously Armchair – Alexander Bar & Cafe – Aandklas (Stellenbosch) – Cafe Art (Stellenbosch) – Many private functions and weddings

Steve went to Australia in 2016 in the hopes of playing gigs on foreign soil. With a full-time job and not much exposure, he only managed to play one but it was a tick off his bucket-list.

He went into studio late last year in the hopes of producing a Single of one of the crowd-favourites “Tugboat”, but was ultimately dissatisfied with the final product and therefore was reluctant to release.

His social media presence is that of a quirky, low-budget, but heartfelt one. Most of his videos and audio is recorded by cell-phone as he has no means of paying for high-quality recordings. There are, however, promising recording opportunities in the pipeline.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM

Jan
29
Tue
Diamond Thug
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Since their formation, Diamond Thug have continually evolved, always striving to create a unique sound that’s stay true to their perspective. Their music glides through dream-pop, skittish, off-kilter electronica & psychedelic-rock, creating cosmic-influenced ethereal soundscapes, which swirl below Chantel’s haunting, yet beautiful melodies. The pursuit of an authentic & honest sound has earned the band various honours in international competitions such as Culture Collide’s pick to perform at SXSW 2017, as well as Converse’s Music Global Takeover and the attention of Grammy Award winner Darryl Torr, who had this to say about the band:  “When listening to Diamond Thug, you are taken on a journey.  It’s the effortless vocals, supported by a solid band, that tips you over the edge & pulls you through into their world.  It’s rare to find a voice that can execute such interesting melodies so effortlessly as well as a band that leaves space for the vocals to shine, yet are able to maintain musical integrity.”

In 2016 the South African band, Diamond Thug, recorded their debut EP with the help of Dave Minehan (The Replacements) and released it to waves of support, Indie Shuffle calling it ‘…a joy to listen to’. After significant support from their home country and now at Spotify, where they have now had over a million plays, and with the wind in their sails, Diamond Thug introduced their music internationally in 2016 when they went on a month long European tour. They have just released their debut 12 track album titled ‘Apastron’ which has already received over 500K listens on Spotify.

A few quotes from various international blogs:

“Their music can move you, excite you and perhaps even – dare I say it – inspire you.” – The Huffington Post

“Diamond Thug’s come-hither voice dances through salty beach air” – Billboard

“As flawless vocals glide over soaring guitar riffs and electronic melodies, the track has clearly been created for lazy summer evenings and dancing under festival sunsets.” – Wonderland

“This isn’t a diamond in the rough; it’s a proper gem.”  – DIY

“Incorporating bouncing synthesisers, afro-rhythmic drum beats and immaculate guitar playing” – Indie Shuffle

***PLEASE NOTE- dinner is from 6:30/ 7pm. Show is to start at 8:30pm.

Jan
30
Wed
EMERGER
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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For the first time, live on the Café Roux stage, alt-pop duo EMERGER will be bringing their celebrated debut mini-album ‘Bloom’ to life, with it’s dreamy, synth-driven melodies, cinematic progressions, powerful pop vocals, and punchy beats.

Formed by Emma De Goede, who is the lead vocalist and pianist, and Gerrit Matthee, who is a multi-instrumentalist and the duo’s producer, both alumni of the University of Cape Town’s South African College of Music (Emma graduated with a BMus in Jazz Performance, while Gerrit completed his BMus in Classical Composition).

With the release of their debut mini-album ‘Bloom’ in 2018, EMERGER has been making waves both nationally and in the UK.

Their debut single, ‘Break & Fall’ was a winner of the Avid and Abbey Road Studios International Song Contest, picked from nearly 5000 international entries. They had the opportunity to travel to Abbey Road Studios in London for the mastering of this winning song, as well as their mini-album ‘Bloom’.

They were also selected as Apple Music South Africa’s New Artist Spotlight for the month of July. ‘Break & Fall’ has been playlisted on several Apple Music playlists and the album was also featured in Apple Music’s 10 Albums You Must Hear This Month (July). ‘Break & Fall’ is currently featured in Apple Music’s Best of 2018 Editor’s Picks playlist.

Their single ‘Hindsight’ has been played on BBC Radio 6 Music as part of the BBC Introducing show. ’Hindsight’ and ‘Urban Wilderness’ was also selected as a “Fresh Fave” on the UK blog Fresh on the Net.

EMERGER is currently in studio, working on a ‘Break & Fall’ Versions EP, as well as new singles that will be released in early 2019. Catch them on 30 January, live at Café Roux for the very first time.

Listen to ‘Bloom’ at: https://www.emergermusic.com

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