Feb
17
Sat
Betsi Beers
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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With sweet harmonies and poetic catchy lyrics, this Capetonian sister band is a unique blend of indie, folk and bluegrass, accompanied by their variety of instruments from banjo picking to fast guitar strumming, some dobro and country rock ‘n roll electric guitar, a beautiful double bass and some harmonica blowing.
The fun way that they engage with their crowd and each other on stage will make you feel right at home.
The Betsie Beers will have you singing and stomping your feet to their happy heartbreak songs.
**PLEASE NOTE DINNER FROM 630/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Thembeka Mnguni and Samantha Leonard (The Voice SA)
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Samantha & Thembeka

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Karen Zoid presents under her musical direction these two leading ladies from her team on The Voice South Africa in a state of the art stage production. Thembeka Mnguni and Samantha Leonard team up for this classic and entertaining production to show off their breathtaking talents and ability to sing these great diva hits with absolute ease and poise. Accompanied on piano and singing from Gloria Gaynors I will survive to Edith Pias No Regrets, from Sam Smiths Stay with me to Joys Paradise Road and Mango Grooves Moments Away. The Divas as never seen before.

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

Feb
20
Tue
Mary Steward with Carol Joy Williams – Enough & More (Charging into twentygr8teen)
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mary and Carol

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I will be performing with Carol Joy Williams, a musician.
Enough & More is sketch comedy and music that unearths the stuff we think about but never say. Lets laugh at the molehills that have become mountains. Are you enough? Probably not. Do you believe there’s more? No. Seriously? Lets hold hands and charge into the new year.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM

 

Feb
21
Wed
Gangs of Ballet
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Gangs of Ballet

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Times SAMA nominated and MTV Award winning band Gangs of Ballet will be joining us for 2 special nights on the 9 & 11th November.

Gangs of Ballet – band from Durban comprising of 3 musicians and friends, which music boasts a winning combination of their vibrant energy and a host of musically intriguing melodies, cannot be pinned down to any specific genre but rather experiments with an eclectic mix of alternative, melodic, electronic and dance. In any context, Gangs of Ballet’s audiences are encouraged to experience the band’s music in ways that are dually intuitive and physical as their music seeks to stimulate the musically-minded while also providing those merely seeking a good time with a good reason to dance.

The first single from the EP, entitled Always, reached #3 on 5FM and #9 on KFM and 947. In January 2016, the band released a second single from the EP, I Can Hear You, which peaked at nr. 2 on the 5FM Top 40.

March 2016 , Gangs of Ballet supported Of Monsters and Men on their South African Tour and currently working on Part 2 of their Form and Function album.

***Please note that dinner is available from 7pm & show starts at 8:30pm

Feb
22
Thu
Nomadic Orchestra
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Nomads bring the bounce. With a new album to perform there is a whole new range of  music to enjoy, and the members of Nomadic Orchestra are as excited as ever to  perform a live and intimate show at the new Cafe Roux venue!
Expect 2 sets during the evening, with up-tempo songs, an amalgamation of afro-rhythms with jazz chops, music of the world for anyone with a tap in their toes and a beat in their feet.  

The band exists in a constant state of flux, with a selection of roles being filled by a rolling substitution of musicians, and day-jobs keeping individuals busy. Gabriel repairs and imports brass instruments, Greg composes music for the gaming and advertising industry, Joe studies finances, Jono flies hang-gliders and Lumanyano travels across Southern Africa performing drums for a wide selection of acts.

Joe can do handstand-pushups.
Jono flies hang-gliders.

Take a listen to –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu-v1J3FMr4

Note: Dinner is served from 6.30/7pm. Show starts at 8:30pm

Feb
23
Fri
3 Tons of Fun
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

3 Tons of fun sold out

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3 Tons of Fun has emerged over the last 8 years as one of SA’s most loved all-female group. Based in Cape Town, they are in great demand amongst the corporate circuit in South Africa and overseas.

In 2013 they released their first album ‘ Larger than life’ which has a collection of old favourites as well as three original songs written by Saxy Sthe herself.

This is a one of a kind must see show! Join us on the 8th September for a spectacular night in Noordhoek.

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

Crimson House
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

sold out

 

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A new single, a fresh sound and a blazing tour to Gauteng is in store for one of Cape Towns favourite live acts.

The elaborate show-band Crimson House is preparing for an action-packed weekend in August, to promote their brand-new single ‘ Take a Chance ‘ . 

On Friday 25 August, Crimson House will hit the stage with the mighty Black Cat Bones at Good Luck Bar in Johannesburg, before they embark for Woodcrock Festival at Blue Moon in Nelspruit on Saturday 26 August. The band will then make their debut appearance at Park Acoustics in Pretoria on Sunday, where they will play alongside Native Young, Shortstraw, We Are Charlie and many more.

Take a Chance ™ will be the first single off their fourth studio album Critical Mass, which is set for release in 2018. In the meanwhile, Crimson House will be releasing a selection of the songs as singles in the build up to the official launch.

We have teamed up with hit-producer Antonio Cencherle of V-Lab Productions, known for his work with the Rudimentals,” says front-man Riaan Smit.  We wanted to collaborate with Antonio since the first time I heard his work.

The band plans to reveal their second single at their Park Acoustics performance.

More band news:

Before they set course for Gauteng, Crimson House will be recording their first-ever live album at a prestigious Cape Town venue on Wednesday 2 August. Live at Café Roux will be made available exclusively on vinyl and downloadable from their Patreon page along with their previous three albums.
“Our fans have always asked us to bring out a live album to capture that insane energy, and we’re answering the call,” Smit says. “In order to connect directly with our supporters, we’ll be hosting our fan club on www.patreon.com where fans can access all our work and get rewards for their patronage. Basically, we want to share everything.”

Supporters of Crimson House’s Patreon account, which will also be activated in August, will receive access to all their published work, latest material and appear on the guest lists of their major shows.

To find out more about the tour, the album and the band, follow them on social media @crimson_house.
#takeachance

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM
Feb
24
Sat
The Parlotones – DAY TIME OUTDOOR SHOW
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

sold out

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The Parlotones are Kahn Morbee, Neil Pauw and brothers Glen and Paul Hodgson. They formed over 10 years ago and achieved massive success in their home country of South Africa, as well as success in various international markets.

They released their first album Episoda in 2003 and have since released five more studio albums: radiocontrolledrobot(2005), A World Next Door to Yours (2007), Stardust Galaxies (2009), Journey Through the Shadows (2012) and Stand Like Giants (2013). They have also released two live albums, Unplugged (2008) and Live Design (2010). In 2015 the band released Antiques & Artefacts, their first independently released album.

The band has toured internationally since 2007; regulary visiting the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and North America, as well as shows in South America, Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia. They have also toured with Coldplay, Starsailor, Ash, The Wombats, Snow Patrol and Blue October.

We’re so excited to see them LIVE in Noordhoek on the 24th February! What a treat! Get booking folks!

Two ticket types available:

Grass tickets R150 – 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 – R250. 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.

****THE PARLOTONES is an AFTERNOON SHOW. Not an evening show

Jack Parow
Feb 24 @ 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

Feb
28
Wed
Ernestine Deane with Rayelle Goodman
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Ernestine Deane incorporates jazz, soul, goema, funk & hip-hop into music that has a distinctly Cape identity, as well as a worldliness that transcends borders and genres.  An urban African voice sharing ancient African stories, she is known for her distinctive and incredibly powerful  emotive vocals, laid over chilled, uplifting grooves.
Her homecoming to SA, after some years spent living and performing in Europe, has seen her welcomed with open arms by her fans here, with sold out concerts at Cafe Roux, Cape Town Fringe and the iStudios Lapa.  Ernestine is a mesmerizing live act and has performed at festivals including the Haarlem Jazz festival, Oppikoppi, Womad, Pukkelpop, Rocking the Daisies the & Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Ernestine is now working with an all woman band on her new material, with her latest single, Flow, produced by Gabi le Roux (known for his work with Mandoza and other top SA artists), due for release in late 2017.   The band includes: Terryl Bell on drums, Tiana Marwanqana on bass, Nobuhle Mazinyane on keys, Rayelle Goodman on violin and Ernestine Deane on vocals.

“Ernestine Deane is a Capetonian musical institution in and of herself. A remarkable talent and respected peer of mine since the 1990s when we recognized the need for intentional industry creation interventions in the interest of inclusive nation and culture building in the democratic South African era. I am today, more than two decades later, still in awe of her and her work. She has an uniquely dexterous voice, massive range not only in pitch but also projection, style, texture, phrasing and the capacity to emote and take audiences with her. And she is an exceptionally skilled improviser – perhaps the most exciting part of any artist’s creative capacity as I see it. I love working with her. She touches me deeply, every time.”

– Adrian Brand, Springbok Nude Girls

LINKS: 

Latest single – Flow:
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Mar
1
Thu
MEL BOTES PRESENTS POETS, WINE & SONG
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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A celebration of the poets, their songs and of course paired with wine!  Featuring guitar virtuouso & songwriter, Mel Botes.

For the past nine years, multi-talented musician and master guitarist Mel Botes, has tantalized audiences all over the country with his critically acclaimed musical performances in two Pink Floyd tribute shows, “Crazy Diamond” and “Dark Side of the Moon” and later his tribute to Dire Straits, “Sultans of Swing”, plus his two original masterpieces, “David’s Confession” and “Flight of Bird”.


Audiences and critics agreed that he mastered the complexity and density of the music in both the tribute shows in a way that none of the other tribute shows have achieved.
In the show, “POETS WINE & SONG”, Mel will take you on a trip down memory lane, as the music of iconic musical poets, such as Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Rodriques, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young & Roger Waters, to name a few, is interpreted through the eyes, mind and voice of Mel Botes! A seasoned raconteur, Mel will relate how words become songs and why these songs made such an extraordinary impact on him personally and on the music-listening community at large.

He will also make use of the opportunity to showcase some of his original work! Be swept away by a selection of original music from his albums, “David’s Confession”, “Flight of the Bird” plus the new “River Symphony” –  A symphony in progress.  This show will feature the same pinpoint accuracy in his playing, the same delightful Botes’ touch, and authenticity that audiences have come to expect from the virtuoso. Join Mel for all the best acoustic songs from our favourite singing poets!

Opening the stage for this sit-down show is Cape Town-born singer, songwriter, musician & performer, Tanja Storm. She has been performing her own compositions to audiences at most venues in the Garden Route for the last decade. She is also an active musical director, in association with Storm Produktionz and the legendary Mel Botes. Tanja has had her songs broadcasted over radio stations nationwide and her music videos have featured on KykNet. With her soulful, sophisticated style, Tanja captivates any audience. You are sure to be in for an entertaining, yet profound, artistic experience!

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

Mar
2
Fri
Legoloop
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Combine an eclectic fusion of electronic, jazz and house with some edgy tribal sounds, add a few quirky toys and a looping machine – and you’ve LegoLoop.

This Italian Inditronica duo – Francesca Krnjak and Riccardo Moretti – are pushing the boundaries of the avant guarde muso-artiste! This is an act that simply must be seen, LIVE. Franscesca’s otherworldly sensuality and syrupy voice combined with Riccardo’s high energy percussion and mixing, make them a potent duo of performance, poetry and passion.

LegoLoop is a tour-de-force on the music scene. Bold, imaginative and quirky – these are performers of the highest order. Step onto their musical carpet ride and you’ll be transported to a world of new sights and sounds.

Listen to this –>ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPRCRMOI8AQ

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

Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Stelth Ulvang breathes life into ordinary things ­ a tattered, grey bowler hat made light as feather and nimble as a hummingbird when it’s an extension of Stelth’s palm and a piece of knotted wood sings as a new slingshot once Stelth’s pocket knife has touched the bark.

Stelth is a creator; self­-taught and continually curious to learn more, he’s a talented multi­instrumentalist, spirited poet and composer of vulnerable, honest, and rich music. Able to balance heavy truths with the lightness of humor and observation, his songs share the wayfaring nature of his heart. His unique ability to transform living rooms, basements, backyards, kitchens, and even large venues into an intimate moment of storytelling, makes his carnival­ style performance and confessional lyrics appealing to the human experience. Full­time globe traveler, currently touring with The Lumineers, Stelth first kicked off his musical travels co­founding the band known as The Dovekins

The Shabs will be opening for Stelth.

 

** Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show starts at 8.30pm

Mar
7
Wed
The Royal Commoners – EP Launch
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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What started out as an upbeat folk-outfit way back in 2012, has slowly developed into a more subtle and soulful sound. Expertly blending three part harmonies and emotive melodies, The Royal Commoners are coming into their own with a more indie-acoustic expression – with their latest single “Something Like This” signalling the start of something more honest to their style.

Having shared the stage with some of SA’s best – Matthew Mole, Majozi, Opposite The Other and more, The Royal Commoners’ aren’t strangers to putting together an engaging and heartfelt performance, so don’t miss out on this event.

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

Majozi
Mar 7 @ 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

Mar
8
Thu
Laurie Levine with Van. T
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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SAMA (South African Music Awards) nominated artist Laurie Levine is best known for her fresh blend of Americana and folk music. The release of her new solo record, ‘Canyons’, brings with it a whole new sound and outlook.

She has moved away from the acoustic terrain of country and folk into a lush world of electric guitars, beats, synths and spacious reverbs. ‘Canyons’ delves deep into the recesses of longing and nostalgia, with a burning hope as the undercurrent that gently washes through the record. Dark at times, introspective and pierced with a sublime beauty, the songs reverberate and shimmer with otherworldly elegance and intelligence.

Levine will be bringing her new sound and album, combined with a selection of older songs to Cafe Roux.

Van. T will be opening for Laurie Levine.

Watch a video of the title track of her new album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU6WBqHUV-Y
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Mar
9
Fri
Albert Frost
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sean Koch
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Sean Koch, originally a trio but now   4 piece band of close friends hailing from Cape Town, South Africa have been creating infectious music since Jan 2016 releasing there first 5track EP Natural Projection shortly after. Since then they have completed two European tours and joined up with there now German family, Budda Publlishing, based in Berlin. They are quickly growing there following abroad and are now moving towards recording there first full length debut album to tour in the European Summer of 2018. With there rootsy acoustic sound they also fuse electronic pieces in the most convenient places whilet not losing the singer-songwriter style of music.

There show caters for all, from the  person at the back wanting to listen to the strong messages they trying to convey of unity, being present and gratitude for everything and everyone around us, or from the people in the front row jumping around to what can be very sing along kind of songs being Good Times Keep Rolling and Flow there two upbeat summer anthems off there EP.

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

Mar
13
Tue
Odwa Bongo
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Odwa

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Odwa Bongo (Singer, Song writer, composer and performer) is a solo artist inspired by Classical music, African music and Jazz. His music is very experimental with a dominating African rooted sound. Every time he is asked what kind of music he does, he fails to answer that question because he feels his music cannot be boxed into one , two or three genres. It is an experiment of soul feeding sounds and his style is best described as avantgarde.
He was classically trained at the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School under the guidance of Doctor Johann Van Der Sandt who was the main conductor of the choir at the time. Odwa Bongo also received training from Rykie Boeke who was the second conductor of the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir.
In 2010 he was awarded “The Best Tenor Soloist” Award and was chosen to represent South Africa in South Korea with the other members of the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir.
After his best years at the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School, Odwa was introduced to Jazz in 2012 and in the same year he was chosen to be the vocalist for the Standard Bank School’s Big Band at the Grahamstown Jazz Festival.
He then completed his matric at the prestigious Bridge House School in 2013 and in 2014 he attended The Rainbow Academy where he flourished greatly in his music. Odwa was awarded the “Best Student of the Year” Award in music and was the top student in his class.
Odwa Bongo achieved his Performance Diploma in African Music at the University of Cape Town, in 2017. He was also a member of 2 bands;  the UCT-Ibuyambo (Pan African music ensamble), under the guidance of Dizu Plaatjies and Azanian Aesthetics, a newly formed African music-focused group of 4 young individual artists from the UCT’s African Music department.
In between his studies Odwa performed around Cape Town’s finest clubs and festivals and occasionally went out of the country, representing Cape Town talent, to collaborate with other artists of Framewalk (a German youth programme focussed on creating music, dance and theatre).
Currently Odwa has released one single, Confused, and it was chosen as the BEST SUBMISION in 2017 amongst other great independent artists. Odwa Bongo has also had the opportunity to work.

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

 

Mar
14
Wed
Nik Rabinowitz – Dry White
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

sold out

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Nik Rabinowitz has recently recovered from his early-onset midlife crisis, just in time for Cape Town to become the world’s first city to run out of water. Run out! Imagine! Running out of milk – sure! Eggs – definitely! But water – what!? At least we’re first at something?

In his new one-man show, Dry White, Nik explores the causes and its ramifications of Cape Town’s water crisis – which if you know anything about Cape Town, you may know are not the same for everyone. He looks at the bigger picture, but also the smaller picture – the details nobody has had time to consider. For example; should we really still be referring to it as The Cape of Storms? Just saying.

It’s important to note however, that Nik is addressing the water crisis because it’s a highly relevant subject at the moment, that he knows his audience wants to hear about. And he’s using it to reel you in, so that he can get into what he really wants to talk about – relationships.

When it comes to relationships with humans, Nik has had many, continues to pursue some, and lose others. Whether it’s his relationship with his very first girlfriend – who ended up being his last girlfriend (as a result of ultimately becoming his wife), or the girlfriends in-between, or his relationship with his children or an aunt or his dogwalker (you heard me) or his late father – it’s all connected to something larger. What is that something?

You’ll have to come to the show to find out. But keep your expectations low when it comes to getting real answers – remember, this is a comedy show, not a therapy session. Then again, from my experience in therapy, I’d say there might be more to gain from a comedy show.

Dry White is at Café Roux in Noordhoek on the 14th, 15th  and 16th of March at 8.45pm. Tickets available on/at:

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

Mar
15
Thu
Nik Rabinowitz – Dry White
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

sold out

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Nik Rabinowitz has recently recovered from his early-onset midlife crisis, just in time for Cape Town to become the world’s first city to run out of water. Run out! Imagine! Running out of milk – sure! Eggs – definitely! But water – what!? At least we’re first at something?

In his new one-man show, Dry White, Nik explores the causes and its ramifications of Cape Town’s water crisis – which if you know anything about Cape Town, you may know are not the same for everyone. He looks at the bigger picture, but also the smaller picture – the details nobody has had time to consider. For example; should we really still be referring to it as The Cape of Storms? Just saying.

It’s important to note however, that Nik is addressing the water crisis because it’s a highly relevant subject at the moment, that he knows his audience wants to hear about. And he’s using it to reel you in, so that he can get into what he really wants to talk about – relationships.

When it comes to relationships with humans, Nik has had many, continues to pursue some, and lose others. Whether it’s his relationship with his very first girlfriend – who ended up being his last girlfriend (as a result of ultimately becoming his wife), or the girlfriends in-between, or his relationship with his children or an aunt or his dogwalker (you heard me) or his late father – it’s all connected to something larger. What is that something?

You’ll have to come to the show to find out. But keep your expectations low when it comes to getting real answers – remember, this is a comedy show, not a therapy session. Then again, from my experience in therapy, I’d say there might be more to gain from a comedy show.

Dry White is at Café Roux in Noordhoek on the 14th, 15th  and 16th of March at 8.45pm. Tickets available on/at:

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

Mar
17
Sat
Open for Dinner & Music feat. Satya Jones
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Satya Jones

cafe Roux will be open for dinner and some live music.

Artist featured: Satya Jones

Dinner from 5pm and music from 6.30pm – 9pm.

Manouche
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar
20
Tue
Dumama
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Using the rich complexities of the multi-faceted  experience in post truth and reconciliation South Africa; the never-ending contradictions, politics of love and spirit life as  inspiration; emerging musician Dumama (born Gugulethu Duma) collaborates with multiinstrumentalist Kerim Becker in composing and performing a layered experience building live loops on the spot.

Dumama spent one month in a mentorship (Found At Sea workshop based performance project) with wise elder Madosini – learning how to build and play uHadi and uMrhube indigenous Xhosa bow instruments. This research was inspired by feeling violently uprooted from her Xhosa identity as a result of apartheid. This inspired a need to interrogate the contradictions of colonial education on her quest for a decolonized existence. She uses the inaccessibility of documented identity and histories as inspiration behind the expression.

Dumama was raised in eMonti (East London), Eastern Cape where her love for music was initially ignited. She then relocated to Pretoria with her family, performed and studied in Johannesburg and relocated to Cape Town (Feb 2016), where she met Kerim Becker, Algerian-German band partner studying African Music.
Their project seeks to reimagine social spaces as sites of  free artistic expression where they build intentional communities, which is not easy to do globally, but more so in the segregated, Cape Town city spaces. In her writing process Dumama hopes to uncover narratives of displacement; generate, imagine
and raise the voice of the voiceless in recognizing and raising her own. Through collaborations and performative expressions, this project  explores ways of transcending limiting experiences  faced as a young, black, female creator in urban South African spaces, heightening and healing the experiences that form the fabric of the individual and collective identities.

The result: a sonic voyage to past/present/future. Motivated by the celebration and preservation of Indigenous Sounds and knowledge systems, Dumama discovers a fusion of free jazz, Xhosa folk and some liminal space not necessarily definable.
Experimentation, improvisation and honest expression are key elements where the project and the audience go on a journey into a deep sea of sounds and words with visual projections at every show in collaboration with local visual/multi-media artists. The duo work with the following tools:
– Vocals, loop station and vocoder – Guitar (hand crafted) and multiple pedals – Uhadi and uMrhube (hand crafted Xhosa bows) – Chitende (hand crafted) – Hand Made percussive instruments – Synthesizer .

** Please Note: Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show at 8.30pm

 

Mar
22
Thu
Jack Mantis Band
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Jack Mantis Band have just returned to S.A. after their second successful European tour. The Cafe Roux audience can expect a showcase of songs form the upcoming album, and the new South African band line-up. With a history steeped in music and a lifetime spent gaining insight and wisdom the world over, JMB brings something truly generous to their performances – a sense of common humanity and togetherness. The brotherhood between band members and the sincere heart expressed through their music is tangible. It is undeniable that their vision is to create a conscious shift through their music and to hold a space for meaningful shared experiences.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM