What started out as a brief flight of fantasy and imagination three years ago has evolved into something quite special; a visual and audio feast of the highest calibre.
It is a known fact that Depeche Mode, because of their level of musical and production technicality, is not the easiest act to emulate. Music for the Masses strives fearlessly to capture the true essence of Depeche Mode with an audio and visual performance paying true homage to one of the greatest bands of all time.
Allow us to take you on a journey and spark up memories from a time where innovation and the reinvention of fashion were at their prime. A time when you could be anyone you wanted to be on the weekend with a little eyeliner and leather; when teased hair and long fringes were the order of the day, when Doc Martens was still an intern in the electronic halls of the New Wave sound.
Music for the Masses is the Perfect Party Band for your next Corporate Function Conference or Event
Who is Music for the Masses?
The band was formed by three “Brothers in Mode” namely:
Elton “Otis Vocal” Tuck – Having spent many years in bands as both a vocalist and drummer Elton brings an element of showmanship mixed with an element of rock theatrics to the bands performance. A lover of what Depeche Mode stood for and the ground breaking influence the band had played a major role in Elton’s music career. Through his journey Elton has recorded with a variety of artists from around the world. His fearless rock induced influence is evident in this frontman’s performance. A recorded artist that has held a number one spot on Zone Radio (SA), Radio Caroline (UK) and Fame Music Radio (SA) with his collaborative work with Rebeka Rain and the band LIFE. In the past Elton has worked and recorded with British composer and musician Duncan Mackay (ex 10CC, Cockney Rebel and Kate Bush). Elton has also worked with Mick Evans of Melpro Studio’s in Australia where he recorded the song Coming Home with Rebeka Rain.
Sean “Styx” Nunan – Sean started drumming at the age of 17 and turned professional in 1988. In 1990 Sean joined popular South African band Shifty Henry and stayed for the next 3 years. Thereafter Sean, together with two of his former band mates, formed Avalanche where he played for the next five years before moving to Cape Town where he went on to form the bands Almost Famous and the ever popular Absolutely Fabulous Duo.
Sean is a professional musician, a self-termed “Tech Junkie” and a Roland V- Drums Ambassador, making him the perfect member of Music for the Masses. Sean is also an in demand session drummer and has performed on various albums and jingles. ‘ I think my strengths as a drummer are the fact that number one I grew up playing to a click track, which has helped me get a lot of regular studio work, and I am also passionate about all aspects of our art form.
Eric Mc Callaghan – To try and sum the multi-talented Eric M into a few words or even try to box his list of achievements is near impossible. Eric has held various number one hits with remixes of Depeche Mode in Europe for many years. A producer and song writer with an innate talent to mix international sounds into one glorious magical wonder. Signed to BMG Records Africa in 1996 saw him quickly produce and record anything from local rock and pop remixes to originals that went onto international playlists and compilations.
From the late 80s –
- Kevin van Staden’s Communique
- State of Mind
- Casual Culture
- Girl 2 Boys
- Then performed solo as C4 for 10 years with various vocalists and dancers to promote his 150 CD releases.
Some of Eric’s accomplishments have been:
- Xplicit” (under his Heatseeker alias) was #1 in South Africa for several months in 1999 and received the Best South African Dance Track award. It is released worldwide on more than 30 compilations.
- “Reflections” received a South African Music Award Nomination in 2003.
- “Touch Faith” is an official Depeche Mode remix of Personal Jesus, and was #1 in Belgium, 8 weeks on the sales charts and Ultratop 40 2007
- “Woven” was #29 on the world DMC Trance Charts in 2008.
- Paul Oakenfold played Eric’s “I’ll Wait For You” at a 911 benefit concert in New York 2001
- John ‘00’ Flemming gave “Spinning” 4 ½ out of 5 in Mixmag 1998
- DJ’ed in Pakistan, Belgium, Holland, UK and at Miami WMC 2011
- Released on more than 150 CD compilations, albums and singles
Put these musicians on one stage and you will soon see why they are the three best musical tour guides to take you on your journey through the sounds and sights that is Music for the Masses – A Salute to Depeche Mode.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM SHOW AT 8.30PM
** Please Note: Lunch from 2.30-3.30pm. Music from 4pm – 5.15pm
Majozi is a proudly South African musician from the coastal city of Durban who wears his heart on his sleeve. Literally. He has tattoos dedicated to his faith and to his mother – two very defining aspects of his life, both of which inspire the music he writes.
His debut single with Universal, Fire, was a major pop radio hit and his feel-good follow up single, Darling, endeared Majozi to the hearts of his soon-to-be loyal fans. He released his debut full length album, “Fire”, in March 2016 which includes the #1 single Breathing as well as the hit collaboration with Tresor, The Woods. In 2017, Majozi also received a SAMA nomination for Best Adult Contemporary Album for “Fire”.
Majozi is refreshingly sincere and crafts heartfelt songs that artfully portray his uplifting perspective on the world around him.
** Please Note: Lunch from 2.30-3.30pm. Music from 4pm – 5.30pm
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 dinner or drink, then sit back and watch an inspiring film and stay for a discussion thereafter. The movie will begin at 8pm sharp so we suggest come earlier.
ROAD TO PEACE
In a world dominated by violence, how can we create peace in our lives? This award-winning film goes on an extraordinary journey with the Dalai Lama, demonstrating how anyone can create change and transform the world in which we live.
Filmed on a rare visit to Great Britain . . .
Running time: 64 minutes
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. FILM STARTS AT 8PM
After nearly two decades or touring and recording, this prolific songwriter is about to embark on a series of solo shows, entitled: BARE BONES – an exclusive journey detailing the description and explanation of the song writing, stories and events that took place that projected this artist to the foreground of Music in South Africa as the front man and main Song Writer of Prime Circle.
It will be the first time that Ross Learmonth has ever ventured out on his own and opened himself up to the behind the scenes and process of these songs to the public. This is in preparation for his long awaited solo album that is said to be released later to early next year.
See you at the Song book sessions
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8:30PM
The former Honeymoon Suites’ guitarists new release, out on all platforms via local label Shoreline Songs, is an eclectic mix of blues, reggae, pop and folk. Featuring contributions from Buddy Wells, Robin Auld, Rayelle Goodman and Jonno Sweetman, it presents Jamie as a seriously accomplished and original singer/songwriter. He will have a full band accompanying him on the night, with some special guests stepping up to jam. Tickets R100.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM SHOW AT 8.30PM
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 4th October for a spectacular night in Noordhoek.
PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM
Jenny and the Jameses is an Original Celtic folk band formed in March 2015. The band comprises singer / songwriter Jennifer Eaves on lead vocals, guitar and piano, James Hall on violin and vocals, and multi-instrumentalist James Harvey on accordion, harp, flutes and vocals (and quite frankly whatever else he feels like playing on the evening).
The bands Debut album Untitled was released in early September / October 2015 and since then the band have been on a whirlwind adventure all over South Africa, and recentle touring Holland as support act for the Johnny Cleggs World Tour. After a year of touring their debut album and composing new material the band finds themselves in studio again on the verge of releasing their second album.
Jenny and the Jameses have performed in the Cape Town Folk and Acoustic festival, Knysna Celtic festival, White Mountain Festival, Taste of Darling Festival, Darling Beer Festival, as well as venues big and small, quirky and straight-laced, and humble and grand all around the country. They never fail to charm. Jenny and the Jameses are one of the most fun and refreshingly honest bands on the circuit and most certainly not to be missed live.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Café Roux is proud to present Kagiso Mokgadi and Phila Mnyanda who will be performing a hilarious night of top stand up comedy in aid of Masicorp and supporting education in the community of Masiphumelele. SA Stand Up Comedy Award winner Nik Rabinowitz will keep you entertained and guide you through the night’s events with wit and humour – and it’s all for a good cause!
We are also excited to be welcoming back much loved local singer/songwriter Jeremy Oliver who will be singing fan favourites, and we will get to hear from some of the special youth of Masi who will share their story about how education has changed their lives.
Help us support Masicorp in uplifting the Masi community through education by signing up to become a Friend of Masicorp on the night – by doing so you could stand a chance of winning some fantastic prizes sponsored by Wilderness Safaris and Monkey Valley Resort.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brandonleehuntmusEqually comfortable performing Acoustic Rock, Blues or Indie Folk, the humble talent that is Stanley Sibande, joins Brandon on stage at the incredible Café Roux Noordhoek.
Stanley Sibande is a musically free spirit that goes wherever the music takes him. Proudly born and raised in Zambia, Stanley is on a mission to spread his music to new audiences in Cape Town & beyond.
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.
Summer is just around the corner so what better way to celebrate than a jol with Cape town’s best party cover band. Dust off those dancing shoes, get your friends together and get yourselves down to this one. The Me and Mr Green party nights are always truly memorable and this one promises to be no different so get your tickets for this one as it always sells out.
** Please note this is a stand around party. Take away meals available from 7pm. Music to start around 8.45/9pm
Poke Bowl (Vegan / Chicken / Sasahimi)
Curry (Fish / Vegan Chickpea)
Burgers (Chicken / Beef / Shroom)
It’s time again for an epic night of ‘Blues Rock Boogie’ at Cafe Roux Noordhoek on the 25th Oct.
It’s Richard Pryor’s Birthday too & his Band will be grooving your ‘Party Headspace’ into Overdrive.
With Richard Pryor on Fender Stratocaster he’ll be hitting the stage with the explosive Jesse Jordan on Vocals, Rob Stemmett on bass, Marc De Kock on Sax, Steph Nortje on Drums & some Mojo Guests to boot.
They will be paying homage to some of the Blues Rock Greats including Jimi Hendrix, Paul Rodgers, Robben Ford, Eric Clapton, Freddie King,
Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Joe Bonamassa & Some Smokin Hot originals.
Expect passion driven Blues Rock of the highest calibre as they deliver an onslaught of live music guaranteed to refuel your Serotonin Levels.
Book Now on Webtickets or ph 021 7892538 for more info
***PLEASE NOTE DINNER FROM 7PM SHOW AT 8.30PM
Internationally acclaimed ‘Folk Roots, guitarist and troubadour‘, Nibs van der Spuy will be embarking on a solo tour of the Western Cape in early November after a two year absence. Now based in Portugal, he will returning with a travelogue of newly written songs and stories as well as heartfelt instrumentals. Nibs will thereafter return to Europe for some dates before entering the studio in the UK, to record his first album in 5 years, ‘Trams & Angels’.
“Excellent! A voice full of wonder and humility of the songs it sings.” (ROLLING STONE) ****
“If you ever see a promotional ad for one of Nibs’ concerts, you should not miss out on the opportunity to experience a great guitarist and singer/songwriter”. SHAWN PHILLIPS (Legendary Texan Songwriter)
“A discovery! Classical touches, Zulu melodies and his thrilling airy voice” (LE MONDE, FRANCE)
“Beautifully weighted and filigreed acoustic playing” (UNCUT)
“The most sensitive and breathy songs on the continent with classy, gently sturdy guitar work” (GUARDIAN UK)
“Nibs is a foremost proponent of the fine weave of cultural sounds that are this country” (SUNDAY TIMES, 5 STARS)
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Brace yourself for a Latin Affair that will be unforgettable, and far more exciting than DESPACITO!
Ernesto Latino, originally from Paraquay, South America, a multi-skilled musician and specialist of various Latin genres, will transport you to exotic destinations like Peru, Agentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Mexico and Greece, to mention but a few, with his beautiful collection of Mediterranean and Latin-American music at Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek on Friday 8 November at 20:30. Dinner from 18:30 Tickets: R150 p.p. (show only) Bookings: www.caferouxsessions.co.za / www.webtickets.co.za
Ernesto sings with ease in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English and will perform popular cover songs from renowned artists such as Julio Iglesias, Gipsy Kings, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Enrique Iglesias, Dean Martin, Helmut Lotti, Patrizio Buanne and Carlos Santana, amongst others. Sit back and be immersed in the mystery and magic of this fascinating musical journey, that will showcase the spectacular guitar skills and honey-toned voice of this virtuoso, as you are treated to some romantic hits like Amor Amor, That’s Amore and Il Mondo, and others, as well as to foot-tapping, pulsating, vibrant hits like Despacito, Volare, Bailando, Bamboleio, Lambada and La Bamba, which will have you dancing in the aisles.
Ernesto Latino was an integral member of some of the most celebrated Latin groups, such as Los Gomes and Los Indios and won numerous awards with them, apart from performing on TV shows across countries such as Venezuela, Columbia, Peru and Argentina. Prior to moving to South Africa, he lived in Osaka, Japan for 5 years where he performed as a solo artist across Japan and China. Ernesto has won and earned the respect of many Latin aficionado.
He will be joined on stage by renowned, to class percussionist John Hassan from Mozambique. John has performed with Toto, the late Johnny Clegg and Miriam Makeba, and in the 80’s he performed with the band, Stimela, and Ray Phiri. He joined Brenda Fassie in 1990 and performed in and around South Africa, France, London and most countries in Africa. Currently he performs with artists like Judith Sepuma, The Bala Brothers, Jimmy Dludlu and others.
“The Latin Affair” is a show that will resonate with young and old alike and that will truly be memorable!
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
This show is a stripped-down look at songs from PJ Powers’ long and colourful career as one of SA’s best loved singers.
All of the hits are there – unplugged versions of “Feel So Strong,” through “The World in Union” and her ode to the Stadium she got to know so well while fronting Hotline in the 80s – “Jabulani.”
She also includes renditions of her latest hits, “Destiny” and “Stay” that are enjoying airplay at the moment as well as her newly released single: “Walk in my Shoes.” The latter being a hauntingly earnest plea for all of us to consider one another in a more compassionate way
She is accompanied by Tigger Reunert on guitars and vocals and together they weave a beautiful and nostalgic tale covering the last thirty-something years in the music business.
PJ has been busy. She has written a book, she has been writing songs and she continues to perform throughout the continent and the world.
This quintessentially South African show provides an insight into ‘PJ Powers – The Person’ through songs, stories and amusing anecdotes in an intimate environment that audiences have been finding spellbinding.
PJ is upbeat and optimistic about life in South Africa and during the show she shares inspiring stories of her life in this beautiful country. It is a feel good show and has great appeal for South Africans here and abroad from an sentimental point of view as well as for audiences merely interested in a good night out listening to an amazing singer playing great songs backed by a tight band.
Audiences have ranged from an older crowd familiar with the Hotline years and early solo hits, to people sentimental about the Rugby World Cup victory and on to younger fans introduced to the newer material.
Her relationship and travels with former President Nelson Mandela provide funny and light-hearted snippets of the humility of the great man.
“A light-hearted and beautifully nostalgic jaunt”
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM
ROCK STEADY is a 5 piece band, offering a high energy musical performance, to entertain and make people want to get up and dance. The band covers most of the great rock classics, but also fills with blues, funk and reggae standards. The band also writes and performs their own original material and is currently working on an album.
The band has been resident at Ferryman’s V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, for some 5 years now, performing on Friday or Saturday nights. Rock Steady also performs at functions and festivals and parties. Highlights include performances at :
Cape Town Beer Festival Cape Town Sushi Festival Porsche Club Cape Town Harley Davidson Club of Cape Town Royal Cape Yacht Club
PLEASE NOTE: DINNE4R FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM
Watershed – structured around singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Craig Hinds who has always felt he is a man with a positive message to convey and after teaching high school for two years while playing his own material out in smaller venues Craig decided to take the opportunity to form a band and make his voice and songs heard across the world.
Watershed’s travels have led them to perform at the prestigious South by South West Music festival in Austin Texas and Canadian Music week to various dates across Europe where their music is particularly well received in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after a radio DJ on holiday in South Africa heard “Indigo Girl” and thought it would enchant his listeners. He was absolutely right. The play listing of the song on the local German station quickly built momentum and lead to them to be picked up by EMI Germany who released “In The Meantime” and every album & single since.
Working with various producer’s the band had the opportunity to hone all the facets that make up a great album and the result is their ﬁnest work to date. The new album “Watch the Rain” tips the hat to the new-age country sound while still remaining grounded in the cultured acoustic rock that Watershed is known and loved for and the ﬁrst single off the album “Magical Energy” is already building momentum on the local South African charts. While the term Watershed is universally used to describe a turning point, a lesser known use is in broadcasting ﬁeld where it is used to describe the transition time when adult content can be shown and maybe now that’s a better ﬁt for a band that has matured and realised the strength and depth of their sound and trusted in their process and abilities. Watershed are 15 years in the making and nowhere near ready to stop.
Take a listen to –> Watershed – Watch the Rain
** Please Note: Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show to start at 8.30pm
Acoustic pop rock band Watershed joins us at Café Roux Noordhoek on the 5th January for an unforgetable outdoor day time summer concert.
Join us for a hearty warm meal as one of our favourite bands take to our stage!
Tickets are limited to 100 max. Pre-booking is essential.
Timings: Lunch from 2.30pm | Music from 4pm – 5:30pm
****Watershed is an AFTERNOON SHOW. Not an evening show
Jesse Clegg brings the heat with new single and tour, LET IT BURN.
Platinum-selling artist, Jesse Clegg, is bursting back on the music scene with his much-anticipated new single, ‘Let It Burn’. The single marks Jesse’s first new original music since the release of I’ve Been Looking in March 2018, which was the first and only collaboration he ever did with his father.
The catchy, upbeat pop-inspired song, Let it Burn, which has recently been released on streaming and download makes an exciting variation from his acoustic rock sound. “As a songwriter, I enjoy the challenge of experimenting with my sound. The vibe of this song was exciting to me because it combines my writing style with a really bold and unpredictable production,” says Clegg.
‘Let It Burn’ is a product of his time spent in Los Angeles writing and recording music with different musicians and producers. He worked with multi-platinum producers, Tim Pagnotta (Neon Trees, Walk the Moon, Blink 182) and Chris Whitehall (The Griswolds, Carly Rae Jepsen), and the result of working with such formidable producers is evident in the quality of the new song.
The song explores embracing the things that you fear. “In the context of a relationship, there are always these moments when you have to make yourself vulnerable to the other person and let them into your life, and we all have fears of being hurt or disappointed. Ultimately, it’s about that moment of conquering your doubts and embracing an experience or a relationship wholeheartedly,” says Clegg.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM SHOW AT 8.30PM
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Boxing Day has become a bit of a tradition & it’s such a great way to continue the Xmas celebrations.
Mr Browne (of Me & Mr Brown) play from 3pm – 6pm & it’s always one of our best days of the year.
Please be sure to book for this one, as café Roux is mad busy during this week so you definitely need to book a table….
TIME: 3pm – 6pm
VENUE: Cafe Roux, Noordhoek Farm Village
COST: No entry fee
CONTACT: 021 789 2538
Lets have a blast from the past!
Dust off your leg warmers & tease up your hair! We’re saying goodbye to 2019 with dinner outside under the Bedioun tent and then dancing as we celebrate going into 2020 with music from the best era yet!
Welcome glass of bubbly
Cheddar, bacon and caramelized-onion burger, handmade pure beef patty with lettuce, tomato, gherkins & French fries
Vegetarian Shroom Burger: Crumbed Field mushroom stuffed with brie & topped with garlic mayo & gherkins served with fries
Goddess chicken & avo salad free-range chicken with cos lettuce, avocado, bacon, baby tomatoes, creamy Parmesan dressing, feta & crispy onion
Pasta – fettucine with meatballs in a slow cooked homemade tomato herb sauce
No.2 pizza – streaky bacon, fresh avocado, feta & rocket on a thin base
Vegan buddha bowl (gluten-free) with exotic mushrooms, quinoa, marinated kale, spring onions, radish, carrots, cucumber, pickled ginger, coriander, sesame, cashew nuts & ponzu dressing
Live Music by Music for the Masses the Perfect Party Band! The band was formed by three “Brothers in Mode” and they have performed at cafe roux (Depeche Mode Tribute)
Put these musicians on one stage and you will soon see why they are the three best musical tour guides to take you on your journey through the sounds and sights of the 80’s era!
Arrive from 7pm for dinner. Dancing till 2am.