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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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.
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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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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
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.
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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
Jeremy won the hearts of South Africa as a finalist on the inaugural series of The Voice SA where he set himself apart and revealed his Zimbabwean roots performing Oliver Mtukudzi’s ‘Neria’ in perfect Shona.
Jeremy’s music has been on the airwaves since 2012 and his debut album was nominated for a Wawela Award alongside Elvis Blue and Mandoza.
He has an exciting new album out called ‘Changing World’ which was recorded in New York with Living Color’s Grammy winning drummer, Will Calhoun, and Sting’s keyboard player, David Sancious. It also features our very own 5 time Grammy winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo on the track ‘Africa’s Time’, whose inspiring music video has just crossed half a million views on social media!
Join Jeremy and his trio for some soulful, uplifting, beautiful music.
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Husband and Wife duo, Lourens and Esté Rabé making songs about Life, Love, Blues and Breakfast. New Album “ANTHELIA” releasing February 2018
Have a listen…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nOGgo8bz4c
**Please Note : Dinner from 6.30/7pm. Show to start at 8.30pm
Sannie Fox sways across an evolving sonic tapestry of desert blues, soul and psychedelic rock sounds. The voracious singer and nimble guitarist has released three albums; the first with her band, machineri and another two solo albums entitled Serpente Masjien (SAMA Nominated) and My Soul Got Stranger.
Fox formed the twanging blues-rock 3-piece machineri and released a self-titled album in 2010 featuring the songs “Big Bad Machine” & “The Searchers” with all album art-work created by Storm Thorgerson (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd). Fox growing up with roots between Cape Town and London has played in South Africa, UK, Asia, Scandinavia & Europe. She is currently based in London.
‘…Be sure to let your ears witness the mythically marvellous blues riffs and stirring vocals that fill her songs to the brim with soul…If you dig 70’s rock or powerful, soulful voices, then this is the rock goddess for you…’
– Sferikul (USA)
‘…each track stands out with singular purpose like the gadgets on a Swiss Army knife…’
– Texx and the City (SA) on Serpente Masjien
‘My Soul Got Stranger continues the electrifying journey through desert blues, soul and psychedelic rock that has seen Fox become one of the most important South African artists of the past decade.’
– Diane Coetzer’
‘…singling out highlights on an album this consistently great seems redundant…’
– Rolling Stone (SA) on machineri’s album
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Watch the ‘Ghost in a Blood Machine’ video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qad5UiSTc9M‘
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A celebration through song of the life of the Queen of Soul
Following the untimely death of Aretha Franklin in August 2018, 4 Tons of Fun made up of Sthe Mfuphi (Saxy Sthe), Bulelwa Sakayi (Beautiful Bee) and Michelle Thomas (Mysterious Mich) together with powerhouse vocalist Soi Soi Gqeza, have produced a fitting tribute to this iconic singer.
Included in the show are lesser known favourites like ‘Chain of Fools’ and ‘A Deeper Love’ as well as the big numbers such as ‘Respect’, ‘Natural Woman’ and ‘Ain’t No Mountain’
This is a chance to see four of Cape Town’s finest vocalists with their amazing voices, big talents and big laughs celebrating through song, the life of a woman who influenced generations of singers and touched the lives of so many
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Jacky will be playing various percussion instruments while weaving together a set of a highly refined electronic dance music, from Deep House and Dubstep to Breakbeat, Midtempo and Drum & Bass. Over this, Liam will be improvising on the keyboard, mapped to custom synths and effects, as well as on multiple percussion instruments.
The Brothers Streep are an acoustic comedy act from Cape Town. Currently celebrating over 10 years on the scene, they have made their mark locally through playing various comedy clubs, music festivals and the corporates that Prime Circle and Freshlyground couldn’t make. They’ve also been on The Graham Norton Show, SA Idols and Hectic Nine-9, though the latter isn’t as impressive because everyone had been on Hectic Nine-9. Come watch them play – it’ll be fun.
Jody Abel and Callen Petersen make up the dynamic due that is Acoustic Element. The day was Christmas. The year, 2010. With their newly acquired guitar and electric violin respectively, the pair took to the street and impressed neighbours with vigour and spunk.
Callen completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Financial Accounting in 2009 (UCT) and then went on to study a diploma in fashion at the Design Academy of Fashion, in Woodstock. He now works as a buyer at one of South Africa’s major fashion retailers.
Jody completed his Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Radio Production and Media in 2012 and has completed his postgraduate diploma in marketing management at the School of Management Studies, UCT.
They enjoy spending their free time playing music at weddings, corporate functions and other social events. Some of their major achievements thus far include sharing the stage with the likes of Chad Saaiman and the Black Ties, Jimmy Nevis, Auriol Hays and other South African musicians.
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FINDING INSPIRATION FROM THE CORNFIELDS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BAYOU,
SOUTH AFRICAN COUNTRY DUO OH MERCY’S BLEND OF AMERICANA, BLUEGRASS,
BLUES AND ALT-COUNTRY HAS BEEN BREAKING NEW GROUND IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN
MUSIC SCENE SINCE 2012.
CHARACTERISED BY SWEET HARMONIES, DIRTY RIFFS AND A STAGE CHEMISTRY
HOTTER THAN HELL AND HALF OF GEORGIA, THESE TWO CONSUMMATE SONGWRITERS
WILL REEL YOU IN WITH NUANCED NARRATIVE, IMPASSIONED DELIVERY AND A
HEALTHY PINCH OF HOMEGROWN HUMOUR
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Sunset Sweatshop is a five-piece feelgood pop band hailing from Cape Town. Their music has a unique blend of sounds that are sure to keep you moving all night. They recently released their Debut Album: Chasing Gold under the record label, Coleske Artists and have had great success since their debut, winning multiple Bokkie Awards, hitting number 1 with with 2 of their singles on multiple local radio stations’ charts and playing some of the biggest festivals in South Africa. So tell us, are you coming along to Cafe Roux, Cape Town?
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‘Kruger, who is also one half of dream noise duo, Medicine Boy (Fuzz Club) has music that conjures a bewitching presence from the skeletal yet resonate ambience born of sparse instrumentations that bring forth vocals are almost just a hum and a breath in a silent room.’ – Post-Punk.
Lucy Kruger is singer/songwriter from Cape Town who creates a slow sinking dream folk. She has just finished her second full length album, a follow up to ‘Summer’s Not That Simple’.
Lucy moved to Berlin last year and will be back in town for one performance with her band, The Lost Boys. They’ll be playing a combination of songs from the first record as well the brand new record which will be released later this year.
**PLEASE NOTE DINNER FROM 7PM SHOW AT 8.30PM