Dec
27
Wed
Prime Circle – Stripped Down
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Prime Circle are no strangers to touring and have been continuously raising the bar in efforts to expand their musical horizons and boundaries for many years now, the up coming three piece “STRIPPED” tour is no exception. Ross, Dale and Neil will be embarking on a national tour of difference they say, as the music is stripped down to its bare minimum getting to the root of the songs and their stories.

The reason for only having the three members and not the usual five is so that the band can get to play more intimate venues, fans will get to see the whites of their eyes as they lay down the music that has been apart of so many people’s lives and experiences.

This is definitely one to watch.

**PLEASE NOTE DINNER FROM 6.30PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM

Jesse Clegg
Dec 27 @ 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
31
Sun
New Years Eve with Me & Mr Green
Dec 31 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm

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If you’re looking for plans for New Years Eve – look no further.

cafe Roux Noordhoek will be hosting a party to remember.
R500 a ticket  includes a welcome gin cocktail, a relaxed sit-down supper & then a momentous party with Me & Mr Green.
Arrival time from 7:30pm.
Tickets available through www.caferouxsessions.co.za
Jan
4
Thu
Tribal Need (First Thursdays – Free Entrance)
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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With his experimental combination of Synths, Didjeridoo, Percussion, Hang, Beatboxing and a Loop Station, Riccardo Moretti’s solo project ‘TribalNeed’ is at the forefront of progressive musicianship. Sharp melodies, melancholic sounds and ancient rhythms tell the story of the ‘Electro Nomad’ and his journey between the European Electro scene and Afro-Australian tribal grooves. This mix of organic instruments and circuit bent toys manifests an original approach to electronic music.

Riccardo Moretti is an experienced professional musician who regularly performs both in clubs and festivals in Europe, SA and Internationally. He moved from Italy to South Africa several years ago blending his own sound with new and stimulating musical influences that enriched his already multi-layered performance. Former band member of Moodphase5ive, FiringSquad, Colourfieds, Godessa, in recent years he has appeared at the CapeTown Jazz Festival, Gurtenfestival (Bern) Ferrara Buskers Festival (IT), StreetLife (Munich), Pflasterspektakel (Linz), Lowlands (NL), Club Paradiso (Amsterdam), Vox Club (Modena). His work is recorded on 5 CDs

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

  • Entrance is free
  • Drinks specials on the night.

 

Jan
5
Fri
Mikanic
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mikanic was formed in 2003, with Michael Rennie on violin & vocals and Nick Turner on acoustic guitar & vocals.  Both musicians were already well known on the South African music scene having founded Sons of Trout, one of the country’s top selling acts.

In 2004 Mikanic released their first album, Swimming with the Women, to great critical acclaim and popular success.  The album crossed musical boundaries, established Mikanics characteristic sound, and provided the springboard for their departure to the USA.

During their 5 year stint in the Big Apple, they performed at many of New York’s legendary venues including CBGB, Ace of Clubs ,The Knitting Factory and Joe’s Pub. They also toured extensively through out the USA, as well as the U.K and Japan.

Mikanic’s music effortlessly spans a multitude of genres with an organic sound that is distinctively South African. Lyrically powerful, relevant, humorous and energetic, the music has a wide appeal.

This will be a rare opportunity to catch this dynamic duo in action. Expect a few surprise guests in the mix.

Now based in New York, Mikanics line-up features musicians from Japan (Yasuhito Sasaki on lead guitar), India (Shirzad Khusrokhan on bass) and the USA (Alex Beckmann on drums).    Mikanics music effortlessly spans genres with influences ranging from rock, reggae and African to hip-hop and jazz.  Lyrically powerful, relevant, humorous and energetic, the music has a wide appeal. With shows that feature virtuosic musicianship, funky grooves and catchy tunes, Mikanic has quickly become one of New Yorks hottest live acts.

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

Jan
6
Sat
Shen FM
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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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
ShenFM.com has all the info you need, and make sure to follow them on instagram & Facebook (@ShenFM) and Instagram/twitter (@ShenFMlive).
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Sons of Trout
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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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.

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

 

Jan
9
Tue
Ally May
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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ALEXANDRA MAY has been wowing the South African public since the age of 11 in a number of high profile theatre productions, dedicating her heart and soul to the arts at a very young age.
Alexandra has been surrounded by music her whole life. Growing up in a musical family, she started singing at the age of 7, and dancing and acting soon followed. She started out with ballet and modern dancing, and has also been doing Latin American and Ballroom dancing for the past 4 years. As a kid, she appeared on SABC’s Fun Factory and in her teens, she performed at the People’s Theatre in Johannesburg in productions such as Beauty & The Beast, Disney’s Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty amongst others. In 2012, she also performed her own show ‘Regardez – Journey in Song’ at the Sandton Theatre on the Square.
In 2014 she joined the Africa Voices Programme – an organisation geared towards the development of highly talented and deserving young musicians beginning their careers in the music and film industries. Here Alexandra was mentored by industry greats such as David Kramer and Mike Myers.
Alexandra has performed with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra and the Rand Symphony Orchestra, and in 2015 was signed to renowned South African label, The David Gresham Record Company.
She listens to and is influenced by different genres and many elements of music. She describes her sound as a mixture of everything she loves in music, whether that be retro sounds or the 80s. She finds inspiration from the world around her, including experiences and lessons she has learned from people, failures and happiness. Her main aim is to inspire people with her music and also to enthuse to have a great time.
Alexandra released her debut single, AMAZING, through David Gresham Records in April 2016, which charted on 5FM, Good Hope FM and PukFM. In September 2016, she released her second single entitled Highlights, as well as her debut EP on 2 September, entitled ONE.
The EP was produced by Ziggy Adolf and was recorded during 2015 and 2016 at David Gresham Records Studios. ALEXANDRA describes the EP as showing different aspects of herself emotionally and vocally.
Mid 2017 ushered in a new phase for Alexandra as she launches herself as an Independent Artist.  She has been in studio with Producer – Greg Carlin of OPENROOM Productions recording a song she wrote, entitled “LIKE YOU DO”, and released it on the 15 September 2017.
“I want to inspire and encourage people with my music  Whether it gives someone the guts to tell someone how they feel about them, or gives them a moment to cry and let their feelings out.” says Alexandra. Her singles Amazing & Highlights were #3 and #6 respectively on the 5fm Charts for Top Songs 2016.
ALEXANDRA also recently became an ambassador for INSPIRED YOUTH programme, which has been created to positively enhance the quality of life for young people around the world.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM
Jan
11
Thu
Early Hours
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The sun is rising for Early Hours… South Africa’s youngest rising stars.

The band emerged out of the collective dream of three youngsters: Jake Bennett, Adam Rothschild and Benson Joubert. A dream to put their hearts into pop music, and share it with all the world.

The band’s vibrant and spirited sound has been described as a unique blend of britpop and afrorock. They do not care what time of night or day, when inspiration strikes, they will see it through until the Early Hours.

The band rapidly rose to national prominence after winning Converse’s Get Out Of The Garage competition in 2014. International acclaim soon followed as they became the first South African artist to reach one million streams on a single track on SoundCloud. The band’s 2017 single “Smells Like Summer” reached #1 on the Indie Rock Chart on the popular music streaming platform. In addition to the above, their debut EP [released independently] has garnered over 5 million streams online.

The “First Light” EP was written entirely by Bennett (lyrics) and Rothschild (music) and recorded at the tender ages of 19 with award-winning producer, Brendyn Rossouw. The tracks were then mixed in Australia by Jean-Paul Fung [Last Dinosaurs] and mastered by Grammy award winner, Joe LaPorta.

One can see that this cross-continental sensation have their sights set on reaching fans across the globe.

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

 

Jan
17
Wed
Jon Shaban
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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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.

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

Jan
19
Fri
Diamond Thug
Jan 19 @ 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 several million plays, and with the wind in their sails, Diamond Thug introduced their music internationally last year when they went on a month long European tour. On the 26th May saw the release of their first single, ‘Eclipsed’ from their debut album which is set to release in February 2018.

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

Jan
20
Sat
Medicine Boy
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Medicine Boy is a Dream Noise duo from Cape Town, South Africa.

 

“Majestic tones of guitar cut across vast plains of roaring silence. With multiplied intensity they return from there & shake something vulnerable in my soul. Stark drums measure time for the enchantment of two voices, deeply concentrated, painfully beautiful and eerie. Just like old rituals.” – Alternativemusicblog.org

 

Most drawn to the fine line between the calm & chaotic – inhabited by the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Spiritualized – Lucy Kruger & Andre Leo have conjured a sound from deep within the reverb tank, where lonesome lullabies and screeching strings find comfort in one another.  Their debut album ‘Kinda Like Electricity’, was released in August 2016 and is a natural collection of influences – from soaring Psychedelia & fuzzed-out Noise to primal Blues rhythms & Country/Folk balladeering, all baptized in reverb.

 

‘Medicine Boy are somehow able to sound like all of their influences at once—and yet also, simply, like themselves; forging a sound that is faithful to their mentors but, impressively, swaggers up to meet them eye-to-eye, chest out, and chin forward.

Kinda Like Electricity, recorded and mixed by Dave Langeman, is more than just an admirable album put out by a promising South African band. It is, to my ears, a record of the moment that one of this country’s brightest acts discovered their identity.

– David Cornwell, Don’t Party.

 

Returning from their second European tour at the end of last year, the duo have begun recording their second full length album. For their performance at Café’ Roux CPT they will be doing a stripped down set with songs from both their releases as well as debuting a couple of new ones.

Lucy & Andre will be joined by Werner von Waltsleben on drums & Hezron Chetty on violin.

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

Jan
23
Tue
Jono Simons
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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After a working hiatus Jono Simons Band will be performing some material on the Café Roux Cape Town stage. The show promises to be raw and full of energy. With Jono on Vocals and Guitar, Ray Morgan on Drums and Harmonies and Stephen De Sousa on Bass and Upright the lineup promises to boast an amount of variety in their performance.

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

Jan
24
Wed
Jeri Silverman feat. Khoisanboy_Man
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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With her emotive and haunting voice, New York-based singer songwriter Jeri Silverman brings her soul-stirring melodies home for a few select Cape Town performances.
“a performer with songs that won’t waste your time…the talent here burns so bright that missing it would be a shame” (Joshua Stryde – Music Existence)
For fans of Ben Howard / Ani DiFranco / Daughter – Silverman’s acoustic folky-pop melodies combined with electronic soundscapes produce a mesmerizing sound. Performing songs off her forthcoming full-length album, the songs explore the weight of living – and the interplay between darkness and light.

Backed by SA musicians James van Minnen (percussion), Adi Lazar (bass) and Nikolai Athiros (synths).

Opening for Jeri:

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Khoisanboy_Man is a solo acoustic/loop artist based in Cape Town. Making music and aural soundscapes that delves deep into the human psyche. Dealing with the human condition and our sense of identity.
Most notable performances: Wild Spirit High on Life Festival; Hogsback Festival of Trees; Rocking the Daisies as well as performing on The Expresso Morning show.
After releasing his first Solo EP: The Infinity Dialogue, he is now touring the world.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Jan
25
Thu
Sannie Fox
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Sannie Fox is recognised as a mesmerizing vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. With Afrikaans, Portuguese and Welsh roots, voracious pipes and a stratocaster in hand, her music can be described as eclectic and  an amalgamation of 70’s rock, psychedelic soul and rhythmn and blues.
She has released two albums in the 15 years she has spent on her music journey based in Cape Town, South Africa and abroad- the first a self-titled album with three-piece blues-rock outfit machineri with album artwork created by Storm Thorgerson (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin) and the second, her debut solo album Serpénte Masjien nominated for two SAMAS and chosen to feature on the iTunes New Artist page in US & UK.
Fox has toured SA as well as UK and Asia sharing bills with Jimmy Thomas (Ike and Tina Turner Band) Micah Paris, Mud Waters Junior, Kongos, Michael Roach, Vieux Farka Toure, BCUC, The Allah-Las, The Golden Animals, Frost and worked with a myriad of local artist like Amanda Strydom, Dan Patlanski, Madala Kunene, Theo Crous, (Springbok Nude Girls), Busi Mhlongo and Albert Fros

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

Jan
26
Fri
Flat Stanley
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Over the past 12 months Andy, Neil & Clinton have often been asked whether Flat Stanley is still together. The long answer involves children, the promotion of rock concerts, recording audio for TV shows, wives, practicing sport psychology, more children, home renovations, cycling, writing new songs, and lots of other mundanities (or whatever the real word is).

The short answer on the other hand, is YES! Relishing the opportunity to get together again as a band of friends, to banter amongst themselves and with the audience, and just to play & feel the music & good vibes. And now there’s even talk of recording some of the drawer full of songs that have been accumulating since the last album.

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

 

 

Jan
27
Sat
Jack Parow
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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His brought out his very own BRANEWYN! Jack Parow is a busy man – from music, to his own label and comic book theres nothing stopping this man from trying something new. He even has fans across the world learning Afrikaans because they love his music and vibe. No doubt, Jack Parow is a world class artist.

What is your best attribute? 
“My moustache… it’s an attribute alright!”
Worst attribute? 
“I never think before I speak.”
Where do you get your inspiration for your lyrics from? 
“Parties, drunk people, lekker cars, lekker tunes…basically anything crosses my path.”

** PLEASE NOTE: Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show to start at 8.30pm

Jan
31
Wed
Blacksmith
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Blacksmith was started in Port Elizabeth at the Four Winds Folk Club in the early 1970’s, and continued in Cape Town from 1975. Current band members are Neil Harvey (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Nielen Prinsloo (banjo, mandolin, bass, vocals), James Harvey (accordion, harp, whistles, bass, vocals), James Hall (fiddle, vocals), Caoe Town’s Oldest Boy Band.

Our music style has drifted towards Pure Acoustic, and our repertoire contains Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, English, Irish and Scottish Traditional, A Capella Rap, Modern and Ancient Pop, Hard Rock and Boeremusiek – so no real focus then, but a reflection of a band that has been going for well over 40 years. We play numbers we enjoy as a band, and happily our audiences seem to like them too. New blood injects new life into the band, brings new material and keeps us ever fresh.

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

Feb
1
Thu
Qadasi & Maqhinga
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Hailing from Empangeni in the heart of Zululand, David Qadasi Jenkins and Maqhinga Radebe are an acoustic duo on a quest to revive the powerful sounds of traditional Maskandi music. Both SAMA and SATMA Award nominees in their own right, the duo have taken their fusion of traditional Zulu and western folk music to audiences in the UK, Europe, Asia and throughout South Africa. Their new collaborative album, Lashis Ilanga, was recently nominated for a 2017 South African Traditional Music Award for Best Male Group.

Website: www.qadasimusic.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/qadasimusic

Instagram: www.instagram.com/david_qadasi/

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

Feb
7
Wed
Bianca Wood
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Songstress BIANCA WOOD beckons the world further onto her journey as an artist. It is a dynamic voyage fused with unpredictability, honesty, and engrossing excitement.  With powerful, relatable and evocative vocal talent, potent song writing and innovative music production, BIANCA WOOD is one of South Africa’s freshest acts. She has appeared on festival and music stages all over South Africa and the audience is beginning to latch onto her compelling energy. This proud South-African artist is actively shaping and growing her purpose as a “voice” through the performing arts.

From a young age, BIANCA WOOD found herself obsessed with the songs her parents listened to –Stevie Nix, Rodriguez, Johnny Clegg, Mango Groove, Black, Stevie Wonder and Celine Dion.  Most recently, she also includes on her list the diverse likes of Snarky Puppy, Frank Ocean, Sia, John Mayer and Michael Kiwanuka.

BIANCA WOOD has channelled her life’s experiences into musical compositions. Having recently undergone somewhat of a musical surgery, the team at BIANCA WOOD is releasing a brand new EP, BIANCA WOOD – 3AM, being the first batch of a new Modern / Soul Electronic offering.

“During a tough but important journey with my first album – Time – I found myself performing alongside South African icons. This has taught me a great deal about this life in music and I keep learning and growing. I wanted to find a unique style that compliments my vocal instrument while my music remains relevant and authentically South African. I am proud to say that I believe I have done just that by taken a plunge into the world of electronic music. This has been the best experience in music so far and as the procedure continues and my skillset in song writing and music production is growing, our experiences as a team become stronger and better.  By staying true to what I hold dear in music and its responsibility, we are telling stories. Finally, BIANCA WOOD – 3AM is here. And this is just the beginning!”

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/P7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM

Feb
8
Thu
Manouche
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Manouche’s 21st Century take on traditional Gypsy Jazz blends together sounds and influences from genres like the Tango, Waltz, Folk, R&B, Hip Hop and Electro Swing bringing audiences of all ages an original, fresh and unique sound.

Being both graduates of the composition and jazz programs at the University of Cape Town, Bernard Kotze and Sarah Blake form the basis in terms of rhythm, groove and writing original material. Diana Nielle adds to the gypsy fire with her intricate melodic attacks and finally Anneli Kamfer brings the vocal power with her incredible voice.

Sarah, our double bassist has an obsession with baking. She can whip up a cake for you in 10 minutes flat. She also has a knack for adventure sports, when we were on tour in Knysna she jumped off a bridge. Bernard, our guitarist and most handsome man in the band, is a novice at photography and videography – he also doubles up as the whole bands’ Work Husband. Our violinist, Diana, is super woman – she owns her own business and she is also unexpectedly fierce – her friendly smile is just a cover up. The golden voice, Anneli, never stops smiling. Never. We promise.

Our best gig was at Oppikoppi 2016, a festival attendee in the audience flashed us while we were playing on stage – we’ve always wanted to run into her again and applaud her “assests”.

Worst gig was at a wedding where the grandmother of the bride was so absolutely appauled by our music that she wanted us to stop playing immediately. Her exact words were “Aw no man, this is terrible.”

Our dream gig would definitely be sharing a stage with Zolani from Freshlyground. She is a big inspiration to the band, and one of the most influential people in the South African music scene.

**Please Note: Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show to start at 8.30pm
Feb
10
Sat
One Night of the ‘Blues’ with Boulevard Blues & Guests
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Get ready for an intimate night with Boulevard Blues & Guests at  Cafe Roux in Shortmarket Street CT.
Debbie Pryor returns on the Cajon instead of the full drum kit for this show
and they will be taking you deep into the softer & more organic side of the Blues.
They will be joined on stage by the powerful and energetic vocals of Jesse Jordan.
Surprise Guests, Collabs & Impromptu jams will be the order of this action packed Blues Adventure

Boulevard Blues are one of the longest Running and most experienced Blues Bands in the country.
and they have been busy entertaining fans for over 18 years now at every major SA festival, City, Dorp or ‘One Horse’ Town.
With international experience aswell they offer a Thrilling musical experience to even the most jaded of souls.
A one-way ticket is all you need to see this awesome show,
Because when they take you on the Blues/Rock ‘Journey of Note’… You ain’t comin’ back!

– Dr John ‘Whiskey Dust’ Mostert         Vocals
– Jesse ‘The Pocket Rocket’ Jordan     Vocals
– Richard ‘Pebbleman’ Pryor                 Guitars
– Greg ‘Turkey Neck’ Smith                     Blues Harp & Percussion
– Rob ‘The Gatekeeper’ Stemmett        Bass
– Debbie ‘Miss Dapper’ Pryor                Cajon
Surprise Guests                                  

Live Vid of Boulevard Blues Acoustic at the ALMA CAFE https://youtu.be/IsOt-QpjZEo

Music Starts at 8 30pm and doors open for meals at 6 30pm.
Direct Booking on www.webtickets.co.za  or Ph  061 339 4438

Feb
14
Wed
Alice Phoebe Lou – Valentines Day Show
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Alice Phoebe Lou’s fiercely independent approach to her music has given the singer songwriter a creative confidence that shines through in her captivating vocals and stripped back music. Having developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, Alice has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.

Alice grew up on a mountainside in South Africa listening to her parent’s records and indulging her love of theatre, arts and music at a local Waldorf school; a formative time that nurtured her independence and desire to experience music of all styles. This multi-faceted creative upbringing mixed with Alice’s natural wanderlust and in 2010, 16-year-old Alice made her first journey to Europe during her summer break from school. Inspired by watching fire dancers in Paris, she began to perform likewise to get enough money to fund her travelling.

That summer Alice roamed between Paris and Amsterdam; experiencing the highs and lows of street performances’ underbelly. This vagabond lifestyle was a creative inspiration and gave Alice an enduring taste for the immediacy of street crowds. After returning to South Africa to complete her studies, Alice’s path led her back to Europe and she made her way to the German capital – Berlin. The freedom of the city was intoxicating and she immersed herself in the creative world there.

Alice began busking across Berlin with just her guitar, a small amplifier on a trolley and her mesmerising voice. Her natural talent and captivating delivery started to garner a cult street following with people coming to see her busk and buy her records. The uncompromising creative community of Berlin also helped Alice grow musically and she collaborated with acoustic, jazz and electronic musicians; including multi-instrumentalist Matteo who quickly became Alice’s live performance companion. Soon Alice self-released her first body of work – the Momentum EP – her first collaborative effort recorded between Berlin and Cape Town with five different producers. Although by now interest was sparked with several major labels, Alice’s desire to maintain the creative freedom she had fostered kept her focus on growing her digital community of loyal fans and imagining ever more interesting settings for her intimate live shows.

THIS IS A OUTSIDE SEATED DINNER SHOW (UNDER THE BEDIOUN TENT). GATHER SOME FRIENDS & LETS ALL GET LOVED UP THIS VALENTINES DAY!

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

 

The Valentease Dinner Show – Black Orchid Burlesque
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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We are in the mood for love, so Black Orchid Burlesque will be painting Cafe Roux Cape Town RED on the 14th February 2018.
Join us for beautiful burlesque, bawdy banter, and some boisterous boylesque as you treat yourselves to the yummy offerings available on the menu and enjoy the friendly staff at this top-notch live venue hidden in the City.
Perfect for that Valentines day date, or book a table for you and your friends instead! Tickets include a complimentary to get you in the mood, and a chance to win a romantic Hamper for two filled with sensual and sumptuous goodies!
For more information on the cast and crew, follow the event page on FaceBook by liking our Page Black Orchid Burlesque SA

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

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Nibs van der Spuy with Yasamin Shahhosseini
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nibs and Yasamin

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In February 2018, acclaimed South African Folk Roots guitarist will join forces with Iranian, oud virtuoso, Yasamin Shahhosseini for a South African tour. Nibs says, I never been as excited about a collaboration since Yasamin and I have decided to work together. She is so rooted in her deep Persian tradition, but yet at the same time she wants to fuse her influences with my Southern African and global folk and world styles. Living in different continents, we have already started the creative process, by sending each other ideas. This has really stretched me by leaps and bounds and I truly believe something special is going to come out of this.” Nibs and Yasamin plan to record an album on this tour in and between many shows on the road.

 Although we have not physically met each other, we have been sending each other musical ideas, which I truly believe has the recipe for an incredible collaboration. It will be the meeting of two vastly different cultures coming together with a message of hope and peace through the music. Just trying to learn a new musical language to fit in with my South African soundscape has really made me shift gears. I am almost sure, that this will all end up on a new album!!!!

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