Stoker Vinyl
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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With their brand of honest, dirty rock ‘n roll, Stoker has made their presence known with heavily distorted guitars, bass and pounding drums that drive the melodic intensity of their songs.

Stoker is made up of two sets of brothers hailing from two small towns. Chris and Jurgen ‘Borrie’ Bornman are from Rawsonville and Morgan and Redge O’Kennedy are from Malmesbury. Both of the older brothers imparted their passion for rock ‘n roll onto their younger brothers.

Chris and Borrie originally kicked off as a 3-piece with drummer Joe Theron releasing their first single Stuck in the Alcohol together. In 2013 the O’Kennedy brothers joined Stoker, adding to the dose of vim and vigor.

The guys quickly established themselves on the local live scene and they kicked into high gear in 2014 with the release of their EP, Fox in a Hole.

With this release and Stoker’s revered live performances, they seamlessly became the band everybody likes or wants to be like.

Festivals caught wind of this exciting band, which led to stellar sets at Oppikoppi (2014, 2015), Up the Creek (2015, 2016), Ramfest (2014), Synergy Live (2011, 2014) and Zeegunst (2015).

The success of their singles Evil Shaker, Take a Stab and A Stranger Throne triggered the recording of their full length self-titled debut album.

Stoker’s self-titled album was released at the end of January 2017 and the first single from the album, Forever Drive, was premiered on 5FM’s Hamman Time show.

This debut album garnered great reviews and shows the listener exactly who Stoker is – a class act with a pure love for rock, setting new standards and breathing new air into rock music.


At the Drop of a Hat – A Live Burlesque Show
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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For the third time EVER in South Africa, Vava Voom Entertainment is excited to bring you live improvisation at its sexiest at Cafe Roux in Cape Town!
One smoking hot local band and 8 gorgeous burlesque dancers take to the stage for this spectacular show. It’s spontaneous, it’s random and it’s unrehearsed; one night of pure raw talent laid bare for your entertainment!For this spicier than average game of chance, lucky audience members will be randomly selected by your bawdy hostess, Diva Diastar, to spin our wheel of fortune that decides what song the live band will play for the unsuspecting chosen dancer. It is up to the performer to best interpret the given prop and song to the best of their abilities as they battle it out for “Audience Favourite”. Our audience controls the outcome with a little help from Lady Luck, but expect the unexpected from these off-the-cuff performances!

Glitter, G-Strings, Stockings, Pasties and Props of all kinds will be used to tease and entertain audiences in this action-packed show full of scintillating suspense!

Featuring live music and titillating burlesque by The Rouge Revue Burlesque Company, Black Orchid Burlesque SA and other local Independent Performers.

Where: Cafe Roux (76 Shortmarket Street, Cpt)
When: 27th April 2019
In the mood for Dinner: 7pm
The Show Starts: 8.30pm
Tickets: R130 online

Don’t poke the bear
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Don’t Poke The Bear bring 10 years of lyrical daydreams and burning ambition to life, in raw live performances for audiences
across South Africa. Their sound has been compared to Kings of Leon, but with a deepness of thought & feeling associated more
with the likes of Jason Mraz, John Mayer & Jack Johnson.
In 2013, lead singer and frontman Daniel Cowen and drummer Tammy Cohen, started performing original and cover songs on
stages in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Playing an acoustic guitar, an old djembe and bongo drums, they shaped melodies with
intense lyrics. As Don’t Poke The Bear, they established a unique, yet recognizable style.
Lea Heart
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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‘Feelings’ is the first single to be lifted from FEELINGS, the debut Electronic EP from South African Pop & Electronic Musician LEA HEART, to be released in 2019.  It has taken 4 years to get to her perfected sound and signature, it is this insightful approach to production that separates her from the rest.
The Singer/Songwriter/Voiceover Artist performed on Expresso Morning Show and at multiple events such as Rocking 4 Cancer, LGBT Rainbow Friendly Events (with international & local acts Ambers Closet, Ava Pearl, No Diggity). Lea Heart has a sponsorship history from Coca-Cola, Roman’s Pizza & garnered support from the likes of KFM, Heart FM, Red bull Studios, One FM, Zone Radio, GoodHope FM, Clicks Radio, Ackermans Radio, Audiostreamify, RMGSA and others. With producers such as David Gresham Records Producer, Sloani, the Sony Europe ghost writing team, Ebrahim Mallum, GimmeMoe, MKLY and Jaxee. Lea is no stranger to working with the greats.
Lea Heart and team released Music Videos for hit singles ‘Look At Me’ and ‘Off My Mind’.  Other successful radio singles released are ‘You’, ‘Gone Away’, ‘Starlight’ and ‘Shady’


The Rivertones (First Thursdays – Free Entrance)
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


The Rivertones – Join Cape Towns’ most loved Reggae band for a night of reggae skanking to the likes of Bob Marley tunes and The Rivertones original reggae music.

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, Cape town Festival of Beer, Bay Hotel, Raddison Hotel, Round House, The Grand, Mojo Spier, Brass Bell, HQ Heritage Square and many more and do not disappoint.

Join us at 74 Shortmarket Street from 6.30pm for dinner, drinks and music!

  • Entrance is free
  • Drinks specials on the night.


Luca Hart – Unplugged
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Luca Hart is known for her deeply moving and astonishing “what am I watching” violin performances, and has silenced audiences at Up the Creek and STRAB for the past 2 years. However, not so many listeners have heard her voice, or her songwriting.

This once-off performance is Luca’s way of taking a little break from the high-productions, big stages, and flashing lights, and will feature her more intimate compositions, for piano and vocals. As always, she keeps a good circle of talented friends around her, and welcomes Tim Welsh (saxophone) and Ariella Ciara (cello) to join her on a few selected numbers.

Why “Back to the dark”

Even though Luca started playing the violin from the age of 9, and went on to finish with a Cum Laude Music Technology degree at Stellenbosch, it is the piano (self-taught), that offered comfort during difficult periods. “At one point in high school we had the piano in the garage, which was more like a shed on a small holding. I crept out at night, every night, to go play it, and I never put the light on. Eventually I could play the whole Moonlight Sonata off by heart without seeing my hands. I guess that was a kind of meditation/release, and I definitely feel very close to that piano today.”

Luca started composing songs on piano from a young age, but only started to write songs with words in high school, and she considers this one of her most productive songwriting periods.


To listen to her singer/songwriter compositions:https://soundcloud.com/lucasounds-1/sets/acoustic-sessions



Son of Leto
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Son of Leto, Greek God of music, poetry & lyric, is no myth! His blazing spirit relocated to sun kissed Cape Town and is personified by a New Alt four piece band. Samuel Hyde (front man/piano) Daniel Paulse (drums) Joshua Buchalter (guitar) & Denise Onen (bass synth.
For them, pushing beyond the divine boundaries of music, sound & performance is the order of the day!
‘Pharisee’,their debut single was met with critical acclaim after bursting into the top 20 charts. ‘Secret Sunrise’, their second rock-electro single, is widely play-listed on national radio stations.
The band are set to release ‘Soldiers’ a song created to illuminate the dimly lit corridors of socio -political topics.
‘Soldiers’ will be accompanied by a music video in the style of a short film.
Prepare your mind. Open your ears. Son of Leto is here to radiate your soul.
Micaela Kleinsmith
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm








Micaela Kleinsmith is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who during her (as yet) short career has performed on stages such as Grand West’s Grand Arena, the Waterfront Amphitheater, Cape Town International Airport, Jazz on the Lawn and in Stuttgart, Germany. She participated in SA Idols and made it to the group rounds in 2016. Micaela won the Parow Talent Search Competition in the same year.

Another competition she had the pleasure of being a part of was the KFM Singer Songwriter Competition, where she was named one of the top 10 singer songwriters in Cape Town. Her first single, “Smile”, was released through this competition and was performed live on KFM Radio and on the Grand Arena stage.

Currently, she is partnering with Blue Room Records on a collaborative EP called the Blue Room Series. She recently opened for Jean Carlo at his debut show and headlined at RAW recently too. She has been busking at the V&A Waterfront for the past 8 months, and is in the process of writing for a future album.


Newton & Co
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Newton & Co was established in 2004, and since then have solidiered their place on the Cover Music scene, originally started by Newton Theron & Ryno Colyn as a side project. It became so successful they put other projects aside and focused more on Newton & Co.

Since 2004 the band has had a few members come and go but for the last 6 years its been a tight unit, building on their original folky rock style of music.

Starting as a cover band they have all the old sing along classics, as well as a load of fresh new modern music, ranging between Irish Folk, Pop, Rock, Funk, Reggae or what ever the needs be.

One thing that is certain this band will get the party started.

PLEASE NOTE: Dinner is served from 6:30pm, the show starts at 8:30pm.

Joni, James, Carole & Carly starring Cat Simoni
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Cat Simoni’s all-time favourite 70’s singer-songwriters

Consummate artist Cat Simoni comes to Cafe Roux on Sat 11 May with her tribute to four of the greatest American singer-songwriters from the 70’s; Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Carole King and Carly Simon.

With her golden voice and sensitive piano style; Cat is South Africa’s very own Carole, Carly and Joni wrapped into one – and of course, divine James Taylor is No.1 on her bucket list!

With classic 70’s hits like Fire & Rain, Tapestry, You’re So Vain, Big Yellow Taxi … nobody does it better than Cat Simoni.


My Brother Einstein
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Born and bred in 4 different regions of South Africa. My Brother Einstein brings you an amalgamtion of emotion and style to keep your ears close and your hearts warm.
“This is an interesting new look at folk and alternative rock accompanied by a full emotive sound “ – Texx and the City
Opening act: The Stinging Rogers
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Hyroine collective is a dreamy, lofi, vocal driven, sparkly pop culture party that was collaged into existence. They are a power house of fem energy without even knowing it. They dress like a boy but don’t always want to be a man.

Hyroine is womxn working together; womxn supporting each other; womxn and men acting in a healthy way towards each other. We are here to learn and pass on intuitive knowledge to each other – music being the primary space for that interaction.

Hyroine believes that vulnerability is a strength, that being naked is empowering. She believes in turning perceived weaknesses into strengths. That’s how she learns to love herself. It’s a perception game that allows new ideas to emerge.

Travel with her into a glittering night with sparkling purple dust on your skin. Walk beside her on a pink cloudy day on rained out streets. She’ll lend you her lighter, she’ll make you hummus. She’s an educated womxn and her intuition is intelligent.

Have a listen: https://soundcloud.com/hyroine_band

PLEASE NOTE: Dinner is served from 6:30/7pm, the show starts at 8:30pm.

Jimm Harrison Project
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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If you thought you have heard it all, you probably haven’t heard of the Jimm Harisson Project. Having released their first album titled Chapter One in March 2016, this group of musicians has gained momentum and recently released 3 singles in Setember/October 2018 taking South Africa by storm with more than 27 000 views in only 3 days!
The Jimm Harisson Project started off as a long term experiment combining several musical influences into an exciting pop-rock collaboration with a splash of blues. The Jimm Harisson Project was founded when Jimm Harisson was awarded a recording contract from BrightIdeasStudio. Their first album was recorded in December 2014 and was finished early 2016. The band always emphasises perfection  when it comes to their music and they pay extreme attention to detail when it comes to their performance.
JHP has performed several festivals including Up the Creek, Splashy Fen, Unplugged 62, Mykonos Festival, Darling Brew October Fest, Riebeek Olive Festival, Darling Wilflower Festival and many more. The band has also had the opportunity to perform with artist such as Francois Van Coke, Jack Parow, Heuwels Fantasties, Prime Circle, Albert Frost, Theuns Jordaan, Monark and Herman Kleinhans to name only a few. Louisa Steyn from Tygerburger writes  “there is always something different to their shows”, so not only will their music take you on a majestical journey, their shows are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.


Money for Bali
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Money for Bali will be back at Cafe Roux on the 29th of May.  After 4 single release this year the band has been pulling no punches.  The singles “Chains”, “No Milk”, “Eyes Like Fire” and “Dream for a day” have all made it onto local radio stations as well as playlists such as Apple Musics best of the week.  Mixing these songs into their set of varied genres you can expect the unexpected as Money for Bali explore old sounds with the new.  If reggae, funk, rock, jazz excites you then this is a night not to be missed.


Ard Matthews Band
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Acoustic rock artist ARD Matthews, needs very little introduction within the South African landscape. The double platinum selling and  much-loved frontman is acknowledged for his multiple hit singles, What He Means, Shallow Waters, I like You Madly, Father & Farther, Too Late, Impossible Machines to name a few; and for delivering a world-class performance every time.

Ards passionate and determined vocals illuminate the deep, uncompromising and virtuous message that lie within the dramatic song terrain. His preeminent voice will undoubtedly draw you in.

Impossible Machines is brimming with sophisticated and intriguing hooks while combining enthralling and unforgettable melodies.

Live, the band assure the listeners a sonic passage to a landscape of hope, inspiration and fortitude. The songs are rhythmic, melodic anthems, plumbing the depths of life, love, opportunity and release.

ARD has shared the stage with many iconic local and international artists while performing support duties with international stars such as U2, Counting Crows, Def Leppard, INXS, Maroon 5, One Republic, The Strokes, and many more.

Since its release in mid 2018, Impossible Machines has achieved multiple radio hits and playlisting’s, along with SOLD OUT shows across South Africa. After touring as the support act  for Rock n Roll Hall Of Famer’s – The Cure Live in South Africa, 2019 is shaping up to be an incredible year for Ard and the band.

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

Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm

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Without a doubt one of the most exciting acts to break out from 2013, Monark are changing the face of pop music in South Africa. Mixing Eugene Coetzers uniquely characterful vocal delivery – polished with his distinctive falsetto – and Ewald Jansen van Rensberg unmatched, global production style, Monark craft songs rich in meaning and soul stirring hooks.

Performing as a 4-piece band, Monark deliver something completely fresh and unique, and are setting trends sonically and stirring up tastes in the South African music landscape. Having dominated the South African airwaves with their first 2 singles, Smiling (5FM Top 3) and Build It Up (5FM Top 5, and #1 on Jacaranda FM, Highveld/KFM, Algoa FM, OFM), they also released their 3rd single, Something in the build up to the launch of their debut album NEGATIVES. The album, which was released worldwide on 14 July 2014, peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Album Chart on the day of its release.


Home to some of South Africa’s most renowned legendary bands, Potchefstroom delivered their latest offering to the South African music scene – Monark – in May 2013 when the four piece pop rock band emerged with their first single, Smiling.

The band was formed when producer Ewald Jansen van Rensburg teamed up with friend and vocalist, Eugene Coetzer. For a couple of years they patiently developed and worked towards finding the specific sound they were after. Once they had discovered it, they gathered together the musicians that were needed to grow and perform the music, with Deon de Klerk joining the band on bass guitar and Graeme Wuth on drums. The band officially formed in August 2012, intent on making popular, yet tastefully engineered music with a cinematic feel.Â

With Eugenes unmistakably unique voice and soaring falsetto, Smiling immediately gained mainstream attention and popularity on major radio stations throughout South Africa. It peaked at No. 3 on 5FM Top 40 Chart and was a Top 20 hit on Highveld and KFM. The video also reached No. 1 on MKs Top 10 Chart.

December 2013 saw the release of Monarks second single and music video, entitled Build It Up. The single soon followed in the footsteps of Smiling success and charted on radio nationwide. It reached the Top 5 on 5FM’s Top 40 Chart, No. 2 on East Coast Radio and became the bands first No. 1 single, topping the Jacaranda FM Top 20 Chart, KFM and Highveldâs Kia Take 40 SA Chart as well as reaching No. 1 on Algoa FM.The bandS follow up songs – Something and You Make also did well through the end of 2014 into 2015, with a new singLe called Hush being released half way through last year to massive success across all radio stations, achieving Top 5 status in charts across the country and becoming a firm favorite at the live shows.

Monark achieved industry recognition winning the MK 2014 Award for Best Newcomer, along with being chosen as one of the selections in iTunes exclusive New Artist in 2014™ campaign. At the 2015 SAMA™s (South African Music Awards), the band were nominated for Best Pop Album, as well as Record of the Year, along with a nomination for Ewald Jansen van Rensburg for Best Producer for the NEGATIVES album.  In 2016, the band released a deluxe edition of their debut album which includes their latest singles Hush and the songs currently charting on SA airwaves, Falling and Soldier, as well as a couple of other new tracks and remixes.

Their energetic and polished live performances have been incredibly well received by their fans, with Monark performing on some of the top stages in the country – including Rocking The Daisies, Durban Day, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Parklife, 94.7 Joburg Day, KFM 94.5’s KDAY, Splashy Fen, KKNK, Durban Botanical Gardens, supporting international superstars Bastille at Emmarentia Dam in JHB, to name but a few, as well as live performances on top rated TV shows The Voice, Strictly Come Dancing, and at the 2016 South African Music Awards.

Recent projects include a collaboration on the world-renowned Coke Studios TV show with Rap icon Riky Rick, and upcoming vocal star Lisa Good.  The single that was created was called â˜Spare a Little Love’, and was released in September 2016 to great acclaim. The band released their 2nd studio album which is self titled as Monark at the end of May 2017, with the first 2 singles achieving tremendous success on SA radio, starting with genre departure Broken, and the latest being “Show Me The Love”

Website: http://www.monarkband.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monarkband

Twitter: https://twitter.com/monArkband

Take a listen to their new song : Spare a little love – Monark / Riky Rick / Lisa Good

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

A night with Stu & Kurt
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm








Spend an evening in the company of 2 of Cape Town’s favourite funnymen. It’s a rare treat to watch these two stalwarts of the comedy industry on the same stage and they’ll be doing just that at the very intimate Cafe Roux on 8 June 2019.

Stuart Taylor & Kurt Schoonraad have long been 2 of the most prolific comedy talents in SA comedy. With each of their comedy careers spanning more than 20 years in the funny business, they have many hilarious stories to tell. From sharing a dodgy flat in Obs, to scraping and scrounging for a living, this show is a collection of intimate stories and observations by two masters of their craft.

As Kurt says: ‘It’s just a lekker kak-praat session’ and Stuart adds: ‘You’ll be spending an evening just chilling with your buddies, having a laugh’.

Tickets cost R150 and are available at Webtickets on www.webtickets.co.za or Webtickets outlets at selected PnP stores. Please note that the show is rated PG16.


Kahn Morbee
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Kahn Morbee, lead vocalist/guitarist of South Africa’s most loved musical outfits; THE PARLOTONES, has over the last 4 years forged his reputation as a solo artist performing as KAHN. His artistic and musical contributions on all of THE PARLOTONES studio albums have received critical acclaim across the globe and his solo project is setting him on course to follow the same path.

With a compelling stage personality of his own and a reputation for enthralling audiences, KAHN attributes his musical influences across a range of genre’s and this is set to take listeners on a cathartic experience that allows them to hold onto every lyric they can all associate with.

Formed in 2014, KAHN embarked on creating his debut album SALT that earned him his first SAMA (South African Music Awards) nomination in his solo capacity for Best Adult Contemporary Album. KAHN recently completed second studio album, A NOISE IN THE VOID, that is set for release in July 2017 – the first single from the album, WE COULD BE DIVINE, a collaboration with South Africa’s own queen of rock n’ roll, KAREN ZOID debut at #1 on the iTunes download charts as well as feature very prominently across all major South African radio charts.

KAHN’s distinct and distinguished vocal ability earned him a coaching spot on The Voice South Africa in 2015 and together with RICHARD STIRTON, #TeamKahn was crowned the inaugural winner of the season 1 and earned KAHN a spot on the coaching panel for season 2 where #TeamKahn was again crowned the winner with CRAIG LUCAS.


The Show must go on – A Tribute to Queen
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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A tribute to the music of Queen is truly a trip through various emotions and feelings. Come see, hear and enjoy a proverbial festival through the highlights of Queen’s iconic musical career. Fronting this outfit with powerful rock vocals and hoping to pay homage to the incomparable Freddie Mercury, his favorite vocalist of all time, is Mark Haze.

Expect to hear the famous flaming Brian May guitar sounds and solos as well as the ‘Under Pressure’ grooves of the Steyn Family Band – the same band who brought you ‘Elvis on my Mind with Nicholis Louw’.

Come and enjoy the hits that shaped a generation with tracks like, “We Will Rock You”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Another one bites the dust” and many more!

The Show Must Go On… and so it does.