May
4
Sat
Herschel unplugged
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Herschel Girls Senior School guitar department presents Herschel Unplugged, our annual showcase of guitar and vocal students performing acoustic covers of popular songs. The line-up includes a broad range of artists, from Dolly Parton to Ed Sheeran and Billy Eilish. This year for the first time we will feature a PMlugged’ element with the debut peformance of our newly formed rock band.

**DINNER FROM 6PM SHOW AT 7.30PM

Ben Dey Solo
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions (BDCL) is an Afro/Indie pop-rock-dance band based from Cape Town. Founded in 2015, BDCL offers a unique blend of South African rock and soul with lyrics inspired by the every day. The group broke ground in 2016 with their first studio single, ‘Easy Love’, topping radio charts in South Africa. The band released their debut EP, ‘Rise’ the following year.


BDCL has performed on both local and international stages, such as Rocking the Daisies, Oppikoppi, Splashy Fen, Up The Creek, and Bushfire Festival. BDCL are: prolific lyricist, Ben Dey; the gravy Ongx Mona on lead guitar; and brothers Alex Birns and Dillon Birns on drums and bass.”

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

May
8
Wed
Fundraiser for Erin Haveman
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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My first video of Erin singing is when she was 4 years old. This video includes Leah Bell Leask, the two have been friends since birth and Leah will be joining Erin on stage on the 8th May. However, Erin was singing before she could even talk properly. She began her first singing lessons at 11 years of age and quickly moved onto teaching herself piano and guitar so that she could accompany herself. She is now just as passionate about drama as she is about music and feels quite at home on stage. Her dream is to build a career in the performing arts industry and she has been determined to achieve this goal since she was 6 years, old with her determination and commitment growing with each passing year. To be invited to perform at this prestigious event in the United States in July is the stepping stone she has been waiting for and working towards all these years. She was over the moon to be accepted and invited by Kim Meyers to perform on the ARTS stage in Orlando Florida and has worked extremely hard to prepare herself for this event. Erin is hoping to make the most of this opportunity and sees this as the beginning of her career in an industry she has always dreamed of.

DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8H30PM

Tracy Norman & Sarah McArthur
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tracy Norman is a Cape Town based singer-songwriter & guitarist who captures the audience with her soulful voice and heartfelt performance. Her songs are a thoughtful reflection of the beauty and struggle of life and her lyrics are honest and real. Tracy has been a three time finalist in the Barleycorn song-writing competition (2011, 2017, 2018), placing third last year. Her mix of delicate acoustic pieces as well as more dynamic numbers offers an opportunity for the simple yet mesmerising way that music moves us. Tracy performs both as a solo artist as well as alongside her four piece band, which features the local talents of Stephen De Souza (double bass), Lilavan Gangen (percussion) and Jono Prest (trumpet). Catch Tracy and the full band for this performance at Cafe Roux.

Sarah McArthur is a singer-songwriter and teacher from Cape Town. Her music is grounded in storytelling, often confessional, and explores the things that we all experience in our relationships and in our lives. She has performed around Cape Town at venues like the Alma Cafe, Cottage Club, Cafe Roux and the Barleycorn Music Club, where she won their songwriting competition in 2016 year and placed in the top ten last year. Most recently, she recorded her debut EP Under Water with Wren Hinds of South Sea Records, which she launched at the Alexander Bar Theatre.

Ann Donald is a born and bred Capetonian who has been playing viola for 25 plus years. She grew up with a classical foundation, playing in symphony orchestras and quartets. These days she prefers improvising, freelancing and playing various genres ranging from folk to blues. Sarah and Ann have been playing together for several months. Together they create a delicate balance of guitar, melody, harmony and strings. They are joined by Jeanre Leo on drums.

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

May
9
Thu
Bed on Bricks
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bed on Bricks

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Born in 2003 in the shadow of Table Mountain, Bed on Bricks celebrates their 10th birthday this year. A band that has appeared on stages all around South Africa, headlining many local festivals and touring the country, while also releasing three studio albums, namely ‘Humanarium’ (2003), If You See Kay (2005) and Royal Honey (2008), as well as a live acoustic album, ‘Takeaways’ in 2006.

Singer Mike Hardy’s lyrics are smart, positive, informed and questioning. Whether they are rapped or sung, they remain inspired by life in urban Cape Town. Schalk van der Merwe’s bass, Tim Rankin’s drums and Dave van der Linden’s guitar are played with passion and energy.

They have been on a forced sabbatical for 2 years after Dave broke his hand and has been unable to play.

Bed on Bricks are into the sweetness of life at the Southern tip of Africa and playing their instruments for the love of it. And man do they love it!

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

Micaela Kleinsmith
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

May
10
Fri
Nhoza
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Nomawethu (Nhoza) Sitsholwana is a singer/songwriter in a genre she calls ‘traditional African fusion’, which personifies blues, jazz and traditional African music. She was born in a small Eastern Cape village outside King William’s Town and now resides in Cape Town.

Nhoza, who proudly calls herself unolali, meaning ‘village girl’, uses a natural skill to combine her deep-seated traditional African harmonies with strong blues/rock influences that she picked up from her years on the Capetonian music scene.

In 2002, Nhoza left the village with her parents and moved to the big city of Cape Town where she met up with a wonderful vocalist from Gugulethu, named TitNhozaTira and a keyboard player naNhoza Yeye. “They trained me on how to work with a live band and trusted me with harmonies since I had the choir background.” Her first show was at Maningburg Jazz Cafe at the Waterfront – not bad for someone still in high school.

Roots Grown Deep to name a few, and has also worked with the Vuyan Dance Company on their themed performance (Sophiatown) in Johannesburg.

She has travelled extensively around South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and for the last 10 years served as front-woman for her own band Black South Easter.

Now, at the ripe age of 31, this unolali is ready to spread her wings as a solo artist and share her love of music with the world.

With her wide vocal range, beautifully developed into the rich, soulful blues/jazz sound she radiates on stage today, Nhoza’s early days in the church choir seem like a lifetime ago, but she still recognizes this vital part of her history as a springboard for her musical career. She has put together a band of brass, bass, drums and keys to accompany her unique genre, although she regularly performs as a solo or duo act.

From singing in jazz clubs at the age of 15, Nhoza would go on to craft a musical career of note, sharing the stage with the créme of Southern African blues artists like Richard Pryor, Riaan Smit, Dale Collins, Doc John, James Kibby,Sannie Fox, Guy Collins, Ann Jangle and many more. 

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

May
11
Sat
CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Joni, James, Carole & Carly starring Cat Simoni
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Joni, James, Carole & Carly

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

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

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

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

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

May
14
Tue
Hypnosis 4 Healing
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hypnosis 4 healing.

 

 

 

 

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Come and find out more about the ancient art of Hypnotherapy with local practitioner Chantal Davis-Swartz.

  • What is hypnosis? What is it NOT?

  • How can Hypnotherapy help you?

  • Past Life Regression

  • Soul Journeys

  • Questions & Answers Session

Dinner from 7pm. Talk at 8.30pm.

www.caferouxsessions.co.za

May
15
Wed
The Bro Show
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Catch our debut at Cafe Roux. Two Noordhoek locals set out to take on the world. With a five year age gap the brotherly banter couldn’t be any stronger. The younger of the two, comedic Merlo , 14 years old and weighing in at 59kgs currently in training at the College of Magic aswell as a member of the Zip Zap circus. Entertaining Eneo weighing in at 73kgs at 19 years of age, involved in magic for the last 7 years with more recent hypnotic powers added to his repertoire.  A quick witty comedy magic show characterized by confusion and mind-blowing magic

May
17
Fri
Frances Clare Listening Session
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Newcomers to the local music scene, Frances Clare have already shared stages with greats such as Mango Groove, Freshlyground and Matthew Mole. Recently returned from a national tour and performing at the 30th Edition of Splashy Fen, the band invites you to their first listening session at Cafe Roux Cape Town. Frances Clare will debut an all new set of never before heard originals as well as a few of their well known numbers as heard on local and international radio stations. Merchandise will be on sale. All ages are welcome!

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM SHOW AT 8PM

Me and Mr Green perform a tribute to The Killers
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Killers are one of the biggest and most influential bands of their generation and with their unique fusion of pop, rock, indie, soul and synths they have gone on to conquer the world.

Dan from Me and Mr Green has been hooked on the band since he saw the video for their first single ‘Mr Brightside’ and has stayed with them musically speaking ever since.
Me and Mr Green are one of South Africa’s best party over bands and this promises to be an epic evening. Dan has promised some more stripped down versions of some of their greatest tunes before the evening, in Dan’s words, descends into one big party.
Be sure not to miss this one-off performance- tickets will go quickly for this one!
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
May
18
Sat
Basson Laubscher & The Violent Free Peace
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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One of South Africa’s most respectable guitarists, Basson Laubscher and his band the Violent Free Peace join us for a night of blues rock inspired by the legends such as Tom Petty, the Allman Brothers and ZZ Top. Prepare to be thrilled, as this band gets your soul moving and your hands clapping! Merchandise will be available and all ages are welcome!
 
** DINNER FROM 7PM SHOW AT 8.30PM
Just me & Elton starring Cat Simoni
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Just Me & Elton!

Starring CAT SIMONI

London’s 5-star Cat sings the best of Elton John.

Cat drinks a champagne toast to the fabulous Elton John piano songbook;

from Rocket Man, Yellow Brick Road and Candle in the Wind, to Sacrifice, Nikita and Circle of Life … you are warmly invited to come and Feel the Love Tonight!

**PLEASE NOTE: DINNERFROM 7PM SHOW AT 8.30PM

May
22
Wed
Albany Lore
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Albany Lore is the solo music project of South African musician Matthew Rightford. As a singer and a saxophonist, he is making sophisti-pop music flooded with influences from jazz, hip-hop, RnB, funk, gqom, indie rock, soul, kwaito/pantsula, house and techno. Having been one of the founders of Cape Town-based music agency called naas (2012-2016), Matthew was also involved in the formation of an online music publication called Platform where he realised his passion for elevating the presence of South African musicians through writing. Albany Lore is the culmination of all these things – his experiences, his learning, his lore – at a time where he’s never been more excited about making music.

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

Ard Matthews Band
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/impossible-machines/1395846757
Note: Dinner from 6:30/7pm. Show starts at 8:30pm

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

Jimm Harrison Project

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

May
25
Sat
Cape Town Swing Band
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Pebble Shakers is a Cape Town-based group of jazz musicians specialising in swing-era tunes that will have your feet tapping and your booty shaking like it’s 1937!
To celebrate the history of swing in South Africa, the band also plays a selection of swinging South African tunes that haven’t been played live in over 70 years. The early marabi and swing tunes were played in the dance halls and shebeens of Sophiatown, Alexandra and District 6, and have been revived under the Echoes of Sophiatown Project. Pack your dance shoes and join us for lively evening!
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM . sHOW AT 8.30PM
Jack Parow
May 25 @ 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

May
27
Mon
The Living Matrix – The New Science of Healing
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Living Matrix - Film on the New Science of Healing

 

 

 

 

 

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Café Roux and Exploring Consciousness bring you Films to inspire living.
Join us for an enlightening evening….pre-book your tickets online and sit back and watch an inspiring film and stay for a discussion thereafter. The movie will begin at 6pm sharp. Dinner / Coffee / Drinks available afterwards for you to continue with the discussion.

The Living Matrix – The New Science of Healing:
The Living Matrix, a new documentary by Greg Becker and Harry Massey, is a provocative film about healing and the nature of human health. As they followed the trail of groundbreaking research across Europe and the U.S., Becker and Massey tracked down pioneering scientists and leaders in alternative medicine, and revealed a whole new model for understanding and promoting wellness.
A full-length film, The Living Matrix brings breakthrough information that will transform your understanding of how to get well and stay well. Dynamic graphic-animation is woven with interviews with leading researchers and health practitioners as they share their discoveries on the “miracle cures” traditional medicine can t explain. These experts reveal how energy and information fields not genetics drive human physiology and biochemistry, and illustrate the benefits of integrating conventional and alternative health care.

**DINNER FROM 5PM . FILM STARTS AT 6PM SHARP

May
28
Tue
Jesse Clegg – Take You There Tour 2018
May 28 @ 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

May
29
Wed
Jesse Clegg
May 29 @ 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

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

sold out

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/impossible-machines/1395846757
Note: Dinner from 6:30/7pm. Show starts at 8:30pm

Steve Newman & Hilton Schilder – 2 Trios and a Quartet
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Steve

We were thrilled to get a call from Steve Newman – he is heading to Cape Town and will be joined on Piano by Hilton Schilder!  A founding member of world-famous African group Tananas (of whom we’re huge fans!), this man is astounding on the acoustic guitar.

Have a listen….

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