Aston Wylie is a singer/songwriter from Gonubie, East London. Aston has a raw unaffected sound, bringing honest songs and sounds to audiences. Performing professionally in Cape Town since 2015, he has released 2 EPs, sessioned for Majozi all around the country, performed on Varsity Sing, Expresso Morning show and The Voice SA S2. His first single “Howling” charted and made it to no1 for consecutive weeks on the 5fm Indie Charts and was playlisted on local stations such as KFM.
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Dynamic and flamboyant guitarist/vocalist Eric Omba Yindje hails from the DRC and was born in the heart of Katakokombe. Together with South African percussionist Anthony Stroebel on djembe, cajon and darbuka (as well as a couple of other weird and wonderful perc toys!) and further accompanied by backing vocals, trumpet, drums and bass, the world music flavour of Bushfire covers a vast array of eclectic styles, rooted in Central African, Cuban and Reggae themes, with fresh unexpected paths of departure from time to time. This is a high-energy Afrorumba journey, balanced with soulful side streets and tributaries. Bushfire are: Eric Omba – Guitar and Vocals Anthony Stroebel – Percussion Tresor Peta – Harmonies and Dance Mbala – Drums Nzinga Lenga – Bass
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Join us for a Valentines day special at Cape Towns premiere live music venue Café Roux. The 14th of February will host the beautiful progressive arrangements of Jungle Book Birds and the talented vocal prowess of trio Orah & The Kites.
Orah & The Kites
Orah & The Kites are a melancholic indie/folk band based in Cape Town, South Africa.
The band started as a trio of best friends consisting of Ntokozo Mzimela (Keys, Vocals, Guitar), Teagyn Gracey (Saxophone & Vocals) and Jaimie De Klerk (Synth & Vocals) formed in April 2016. Now in 2018 the trio expanded and are now joined by Tristan De Beer (guitar & vocals) during acoustic sets. The group has played shows in and around the city at venues such as Obviously Armchair, The Gin Bar, The Waiting Room, Cafe Roux and Muizenbergs Concerts in The Park. Orah & The Kites had the immense honour of playing at the Garden State music festival launch in March at Centre for The Book alongside amazing local talent as well as international acts, Kyp Malone of Tv on The Radio, Dave Depper of Death Cab for Cutie and Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds.
Their main musical influencers are Bon Iver, Radiohead, Hundred Waters, Sigur Ros and Ruby Gill. Other sources of influence come from the poetry of John Keats, Alfred Tennyson and philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.
Jungle Book Birds
Jungle Book Birds is an alternative music act with members Hezron Chetty (Violin and Vocals), CJ Duckitt (Bass, Keyboards and Backing Vocals), and Jeanré Leo (Drums and Backing Vocals). They are influenced by genres like Rock, Psychedelic, Spoken Word and Instrumental.
Jungle Book Birds seek to make good, authentic, honest music that is easily accessible.
Jungle Book Birds started off as ‘Hezron Chetty’ in late 2015, by mid 2016 the project changed its name to ‘Hezron Chetty and The ZugZwang’ to separate the solo project of Hezron Chetty. By early 2018 the band realised it had become a collaborative effort and decided to rebrand under the name Jungle Book Birds.
As a unit performing as ‘Hezron Chetty’ and ‘Hezron Chetty and The ZugZwang’, the band sold out on physical copies of their debut album in the first year and established themselves on the South African music scene by performing with many major acts. They were also recipients of the ConcertSA and Samro music mobility fund in 2018. Jungle Book Birds have completed the recording of their debut album, recorded and produced by Jandré Spangenberg, which will be released in March 2019.
***PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
RockSteady, the band that pays tribute to “The Women of Rock”, are back with another power packed show. This one, aptly named for Valentines Day, “All you need is love”.
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Known for their electrifying live performances, this four-piece is spearheaded by female British songwriter Caminey Kuropatwa on vocals and piano; newest member Marcel Smit on guitar, who has accolades such as Battle of the Bands winner as well as Most Creative Guitarist at M4A; Damian Rijkers, previously of Sabretooth, who has also drummed for The Rudimentals and Richard Stirton; and multi-instrumentalist session musician and former Eminent Child bassist Michael McAuley.
Lights Out know how to read a crowd – they provide raw and honest yet energised performances of original music that has its roots in classic rock such as Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters and Skunk Anansie, layered with nuances and finesse inspired by the likes of Imogen Heap and Tori Amos.
Their debut single ‘Shut It Down’ has been described by SA’s biggest and award-winning music blog, Texx and the City, as ‘self-assertive and headstrong’, ‘drenched in distortion….the explosive chorus highlights Kuropatwa’s powerful vocal dynamic and lyricism centred on strong-willed empowerment’.
Lights Out have become a regular feature on the Cape Town gig circuit as well as having two previously sold-out shows at Cafe Roux. For more information and links to music, check their FB and Insta pages.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
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.
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Hailing from Empangeni in the heart of Zululand, Qadasi and Maqhinga are an acoustic duo on a quest to revive the powerful sounds of traditional Maskandi music. Both professional musicians in their own right and sharing the same vision, joining forces has resulted in an international caliber of music which represents the heart and soul of South African roots music.
David Jenkins, also known as Qadasi, is an accomplished Maskandi guitarist, concertina and banjo player who developed a deep passion for Zulu culture and music at a young age.
This interest grew exponentially over the years, and as a result, his love for traditional music was born.
After matriculating in 2010, Qadasi released his first studio album under record label, Sande Entertainment headed by Sibongiseni Shabalala of four-time Grammy Award winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. His second album, released in 2014, has since been nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award) and SATMA (South African Traditional Music Award). Qadasi was also recently honoured to receive a KwaZulu Natal Young Achievers Award for ‘social cohesion through Maskandi.’
Maqhinga Radebe began his career as a Maskandi musician in the mid 80’s and has received numerous awards for his amazing musical skills, which also include SAMA and SATMA Award nominations.
Well travelled, he has performed to audiences in several countries, including Zimbabwe, England and the USA and throughout Southern Africa, sharing stages with top artists such as Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Phuzekhemisi and Soul Brothers, to name a few.
He is presently most well known for his key role as the guitarist in popular Maskandi group, Shabalala Rhythm.
David first met Maqhinga in Durban in early 2010 when enquiring about a concertina tuner. After a ‘jam session’, thus began their story and the two have become firm friends, with Maqhinga taking the role of music director and producer of David’s first solo projects.
The talented musicians later decided to join forces after realizing the musical potential that was possible by combining their artistry.
Over the past several years, the two of them have travelled home and abroad with their eclectic fusion, taking it to audiences in the UK, Europe, Asia, and throughout South Africa, and are thrilled to have released their long awaited collaborative album titled, “Lashis’ Ilanga” – an organic, acoustic fusion of traditional Maskandi and western folk music. This was nominated for a 2017 SAMA Award for Best Traditional Album.
Aside from promoting Zulu culture, traditional music and social cohesion, the duo have also been actively involved in rhino conservation, working alongside the Kingsley Holgate foundation and Project Rhino KZN as rhino ambassadors.
There is much excitement in the promise of what lies ahead for this Maskandi duo which is continuing in the steps of this powerful genre’s icons.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER ROM 7PM SHOW AT 8.30PM
Story Party is a show where you’ll hear professional storytellers talk about a time they got played, made, or got tangled up in that love stuff. The show runs for approximately one hour with a chance to laugh and drink some more.
Story Party is an award winning “Online Dating Alternative” with drinks, people to meet, and true dating stories to be told to a beat. We are in town for 1 night only. It could be the story of how you two met. Or not, who cares. It’ll be fun, just come.
**Please note: Dinner from 18:30/19:00pm. Show to start at 20:30pm
David Watkyns is a recording artist and songwriter from Cape Town, South Africa.
Performing alongside artists Arno Carstens (Springbok Nude Girls), Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike and the Mechanics), Zolani Mahola (Freshlyground), Jimmy Dludlu, and many more; with performances across South Africa, Europe and Asia, including Isle of Wight Festival (UK), St Paul’s Cathedral (UK), Oppikoppi (SA), Rocking the Daisies (SA).
Graduated Bachelors of Music from University of Cape Town in Jazz Studies, and winner of MELA Legends Award for “Contribution by youth to South African Music Industry”. His songwriting debut “Blue” was published worldwide by RedBull Records and won the songwriting competition held by Volvo Ocean Race, becoming the theme music for the 2015 season.
Currently working on solo debut singles/EP.
Influenced by musicians Chet Baker, Elton John, Chris Martin, and songwriters Andrew Wyatt, Gregg Alexander, Stephen Wrabel; David’s music is piano driven with classic instrumentation, big trumpet solos and lyrics of love and lust.
“…with the talents of a trumpeter/keyboardist like young David Watkyns – transforming the blistering hot room into an oasis of music…” (Evan Milton, Cape Argus)
Rob van Vuuren is a comedic phenomenon. He has performed nationally and internationally for twenty years. He has won a slew of awards of over that time including the Comics Choice Breakthrough Act Award as well as over 5 Standard Bank Ovation Awards. He has two Comedy Central Africa specials to his name and can be seen currently on Famous Last Words on the same channel. He is the guy who schucksed Schuster, he is Twakkie and Van Der Merwe and the person behind many other iconic South African television and film characters. He will be at Cafe Roux for one night only to bring you a hilarious hour and a half of his favorite comedy from an illustrious career.
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Grammy-nominee Sharon Katz, originally from Port Elizabeth, and Nonhlanhla Wanda from Durban, celebrated 25 years of worldwide touring and musical collaboration by releasing a new CD, “Side-By-Side” and will be performing songs from this CD as well as many of their compositions and arrangements at Roux Café in Noordhoek on February 22nd, 2019.
The international performers, who were the original founders of The Peace Train project in the 1990’s, went home to Durban to record “Side-By-Side” with producer Malcolm Nhleko of Maltre Studios. The Afro-Jazz-Contemporary fusion album features all original compositions by Nonhlanhla and Sharon and showcases their distinctive voices and gorgeous harmonies complemented by the instrumental virtuosity of Sharon on guitar; Qhubekani Mthethwa on bass; Charles Boykie Mnomiya on drums; and Sanele Phakathi on piano and synthesizer. For this concert, Sharon and Nonhlanhla will appear as a duo.
Following the launch of the CD in Durban, they performed in Johannesburg at the Holocaust and Genocide Center and at the Trevor Huddleston Museum before embarking on an American tour in July which took them to famous clubs in New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego and to the Tijuana Cultural Center in Mexico. The duo contributes proceeds from their concerts and CD sales toward social development projects in South Africa, including supporting a children’s home, bursaries for orphans, after-school cultural programmes, and therapeutic music projects across the country.
Sharon and Nonhlanhla are also the subjects of the multiple-award winning film, “When Voices Meet.” It documents the role of The Peace Train in creating South Africa’s first, 500-voice multiracial youth choir in KwaZulu-Natal in 1993; its groundbreaking concert tour across the country in support of the first democratic elections; The Peace Train’s first tour of America after President Mandela was elected; and the long-term impact of the project as told by the participants 20 years later. The film, which premiered at the Durban International Film Festival, has won awards at more 30 film festivals around the world and been broadcast in over 50 countries. John Kani and Abigail Kubeka also feature in the film.
In addition to their own CDs, the group was recorded on the Carnival! album with Sting, Tina Turner, Elton John and Madonna. They have also recorded with Dolly Rathebe and Abigail Kubeka and featured Ladysmith Black Mambazo on The Peace Train’s original tour.
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With musical influences from Africa, Asia and Scandinavia, this quartet combines traditional rhythms and contemporary harmonies, producing an acoustic world beat that crosses genres, borders and time signatures.
Ancient Agents invite you on a musical journey that bridges cultures, combining grooves from north India and the Middle East with Afro beats and polyrhythms – ancient sounds telling a modern tale.
A sound that has abolished musical border-posts but is deeply grounded in and respectful of different musical legacies… one that is simultaneously nowhere and everywhere – respected SA arts journalist Gwen Ansell
Reza Khota (SA) – Guitar
– Reza’s strings produce a crossover between east and west, with influences of jazz and classical. He’s worked with South Africas finest musicians, among them Louis Moholo, Kesivan Naidoo, Shane Cooper and Buddy Wells. In addition to playing widely around Africa, he has performed in Switzerland, Norway, Canada and Carnegie Hall – New York.
Fredrik Gille (SE) – Cajon, Riq. Frame Drum, Percussion
-Fredrik has collected and mastered a variety of percussion instruments from all over the world, with Middle Eastern drumming being his expertise. His sound is influenced by Arabic rhythms and Spanish music.
Ronan Skillen (IE/SA) – Tabla, Percussion, Didgeridoo
-Ronan is inspired by the aesthetic of record label ECM, and music from Mali to Memphis and Mumbai. His flair for improvisation began with the didgeridoo, and his later schooling in Indian classical music and wide palette of textural percussive sounds combine to create a rich soundscape, incorporating tabla and hybrid percussion kit.
Schalk Joubert (SA) – Bass
-One of SA’s busiest session musicians, bassist Schalk Joubert (SA) is a product of his cultural heritage. He is able to articulate South African melodies, West African grooves and harmony in the European tradition to produce a cohesive, melodic sound.
Nomadic Orchestra is a five-piece instrumental brass dance band, based in Cape Town. The primary goal of the Nomadic Orchestra is to get people moving. The band plays an infectious kind of high-energy dance music guaranteed to get feet tapping and limbs flailing. The Nomads, as they’re affectionately referred to, are strongly influenced by traditional music from the countries of South-Eastern Europe: Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. They are also influenced by Klezmer, gypsy and circus music as well as contemporary western party music. Their musical training brings a strong jazz aesthetic to the band, and thus an emphasis on improvisation.
The Nomadic Orchestra have been fortunate enough to have played at some of the biggest festivals SA has to offer. These include, Rocking the Daisies, Oppi Koppi, Flamjangled Tea Party, Up The Creek, Synergy, Earthdance, Resonance, White Mountain, Lavender Fest, Park Acoustics, Capital Craft Beer Festival, Balkanology (Resurrection, Metamorphosis, Greek Mythology, Animal Farm) and Splashy Fen.
“It’s been a weekend, so far, of minor irritations but here, fleetingly yet gorgeously, they dissolve. This is the reason I came here, this is the feeling I’ve been waiting for…..suddenly, it was all about the music again. It was a moment where I laughed with joy, had to re-evaluate my opinion and got to dance.” – Roger Young (Mahala.co.za 2011 review)
“The Nomadic Orchestra kick the night off with a set of infectious Balkan rhythms and brass arrangements. The floor instantly turns into a mass of Pogoing kids, every face painted with a wide grin, every limb jerking in time with the tuba-driven beats. This is what every party should be like – no tedious drinking warm-up, straight into the dancing, without pretense, without concern of looking silly. This band will be huge on the emerging Balkan-dance scene.”
“A certain groove has been established and established in the most polished and professional manner. Nomadic Orchestra deliver what is expected of them – an off-beat, in the grander scheme of the Cape Town music scene, party soundtrack that lures with exoticised Balkan flavour and keeps you in the spinning wheel through the solid adherence to the post-gypsy equation
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
Café Roux and Exploring Consciousness bring you Films to inspire living.
Join us for an enlightening evening….pre-book your tickets online, have an optional early supper / drink (not included in ticket price), then sit back and watch an inspiring film and stay for a discussion thereafter. The movie will begin at 10am sharp so we suggest coming from 5pm if you will be eating.
The Animal Communicator.
Can we really communicate with animals? Where does animal communication come from? Are we all able to ‘tune in’?
Meet Anna Breytenbach and other animal communicators showing how their intuition leads them to the tracking and understanding of wild animals. This Foster Brothers documentary, touches the hearts of local animals and people. It shows how through intuitive communication we feel compassion, understanding and connection to all beings.
Sun Xa Experiment is an Ancestral spiritual Avant garde out the box group hailing from Gauteng and Durban South Africa born in 2014. A 7 piece live music band that caters a spiritual Ancestral sound that tells of stories of who we are as the global community without race colour or nation. With their music written in IsiZulu, Sesotho and English their presence on stage is felt through their performance that leaves you in healing mode. What they give to people during their performances is not only music but also part of it is a spiritual journey into self-discovery, more is connecting with your ancestors, reminder of who you are and where you are from as a human being. Their sound which they see as medicinal “Umculo Umuthi” is a 6 track journey through an hour set. Sun Xa Experiment gives a consultation performance which is a sound you do not want to miss.
Listen to this –>
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Rumswinger is a vigorously charismatic electro swing / nu wave pop outfit dripping with talented individuals who combine in a carnivalesque expression of deep electro beats layered with laser sharp synth textures, poppy licks and a rich & bristling horn section. The diversity of their musical backgrounds merge to create a unique style and character that is unforgettably infectious.
Their unique blend of skills and influences creates a powerful presence and signature sound that is both musically intelligent and charged with their accessible and totally addictive energy.
Rumswinger’s energetic brand of live electro swing has fired up the stages of Rocking the Daisies, Electro Swing Revolution in Berlin, Resonance, J&B Met, Flamjangle Tea Party, Cape Town Music Festival, Five for Change, Gin & Tonic Fest CT, Wacky Wine, Craft Beer Fest and some of South Africas hottest clubs. They’ve also in the last 3 years hit stages abroad like Amsterdam, Berlin, Tokyo-Japan, Philippines, Bali, Vietnam, Thailand, Seychelles and Namibia.
PLEASE NOTE: Dinner is served from 6:30/ 7pm and the show begins at 8:30pm.
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. Since their debut in 2002, Prime Circle have been one of the most celebrated rock acts in South African history. The band has toured extensively, performing at several major international festivals over the course of their 17 year career, and have been honoured with numerous South African music awards and celebrated chart topping hits.
Two ticket types available:
Grass tickets R180 – 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 – R280. Full menu available.
Kids are 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.
****PRIME CIRCLE is an AFTERNOON SHOW. Not an evening show
DAN PATLANSKY is working on a brand new set and format for shows for his upcoming DUO ELECTRIC tour, which promises to an unique and special new offering to fans. DAN was voted the 9th Best Blues Guitarist in the world by Total Guitar & Musicradar in December 2018, and his latest studio offering ‘Perfection Kills’ was voted the #2 Best Blues Rock Album in 2018 by Blues Rock Review USA.
The DUO ELECTRIC tour will feature DAN on electric guitar joined by a keyboard player – the first time ever DAN PATLANSKY will be performing with his electric guitar in intimate settings.
“I have been doing solo acoustic shows between tours for as long as I can remember, and think it is time for a change. This time I am on electric guitar with a keyboard. A good keyboard player can cover a lot of ground, and keys are a massive part of the vision I have for the tour.” says DAN PATLANSKY.
DAN will be choosing songs specifically to fit the format of the show and his repertoire will feature songs from his last three albums, and a few other surprises. Fans can look forward to exciting elements to the show such as the rethinking of song arrangements and reinventing existing ideas.
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Coming from being one of the 8 females in the top 16 of Idols season 9 , I can say that I have grown since then and so has my music. After being eliminated from the Idols Season 9 show, I somehow got more motivation and inspiration to write more of my own songs. So my music is all about life, my experiences, my lessons and I do believe in always leaving a hopeful tone in my songs. So I think the audience can expect to be amazed as they will leave the place full of hope, smiles and laughter.
Right now, I am currently busy with all the logistics for my second single and along with that a music video will too be released. So that is the next step for me and I am really excited about that and also to perform more LIVE and to share my music with more people. That is ultimately what I am most looking forward to in the future. My music journey hasn’t always been all sunshine and roses, and to me it’s not about fame and people shouting my name, that eventually is a blessing when it comes, but to me it’s all about the people you meet along the way, those you learn from and those you get to impact be it musically/socially and even spiritually. And I love every single bit of this journey and who I am becoming.
Besides writing songs and recording in studio, I too lead worship at a local church here in Paarl. I have a thing for hearts, and my favorite emoji on watssapp would be the BLUE HEART emoji, simply cause those are 2 of my favorite things. Besides singing and writing, I love reading, nature and sometimes just sitting at the beach does wonders to my soul.
My best gig experience was when I got the whole crowd singing along and it was just me with a guitar and that reminded me of how people enjoy it when you are uniquely yourself and how passion can drive a crowd.
My worst gig experience, I wouldn’t say worst I think it’s just funny.. But I sang at an event where there was a moment for all the lights to go off, at that time I was just recovering from bad sinus. The gig happened to be outside the evening and the wind was blowing like crazy. When the time came for me to go on stage, I had a runny nose..I managed to sing and make it sound like I’m not thinking about my nose running.. and luckily the lights were off, otherwise I think people would’ve just been starring at my runny nose hahaa
Take a listen to this –> https://youtu.be/ueMh9Ucr1GQ
**Please note dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show to start at 8.30pm
- CROSSCURRENT – So named after the meeting and blending of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at the Cape of Good Hope, which speaks of the band’s Authentic Cape Town background and love of the ocean, the wild and all things ‘green’. The name ‘Crosscurrent’ also highlights the mixed cultural backgrounds of the band members.
- CROSSCURRENT’S original compositions incorporate traditional Cape/ African Rhythms with a rich, tight sound. The three musicians carry their audience on an epic journey through buildups and drops with a complicated and resonant repertoire. Their infectious songs find their audience, their lyrics touch and connect with their fans.
- Each of CROSSCURRENT’S 18 original tunes are woven with distinctive. and diverse elements, creating music that is both serious, fun and uplifting. With a toe tapping, dance orientated ‘festival’ sound, they capture their audience and carry them away.
- Influenced by international artist like Mumford and Son, Two Door Cinema Club, Lumineers, George Ezra, Ben Howard to name a few and local artists, The Kiefness, Beatenburg, Watershed and Prime Circle.
**DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM