Sunset Sweatshop



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?


Ben Dey & The Concrete Lions

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Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions (BDCL) is an Afro/Indie pop-rock-dance band 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.”


Frank Freeman

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FRANK FREEMAN is a name that many South African music lovers have come to know over the last few years. Having toured and worked with South African music royalty such as Arno Carstens, Francois van Coke, aKING, Zolani Mahola (Freshlyground) and many more as a guitarist, Freeman has a resume that most 25 – year- old musicians would dream of.

As solo artist FREEMAN has been writing and performing his music since 2011 all over the country, at festivals such as Oppikoppi, Aardklop, KKNK, Free State Arts Festival, Splashy Fen, Synergy, The Table Mountain Blues Summit and many more. Hailing from Bloemfontein, FREEMAN started his musical endeavours at the early age of 6, joining the Grey College Boere Orkes. During his 8 year stint in the group they recorded a SATMA (South African Tradional Music Awards) nominated album and toured the Czech Republic as South African representatives for an cultural exchange between the two countries. After this he joined his first rock group, Colour Blind for whom he started writing.

The group was nominated for 2 MK Awards for best newcomer and best campus hit for their debut single. In 2011, the year before his move to Cape Town, he did his first solo recordings and then performances as FRANK FREEMAN and has since released an online EP entitled ART BROKEN in 2014 and now his first work in his home language of Afrikaans with single “Hoor Jy My” currently airing on radio stations around the country. Since Freeman embarked on his professional career he has been commissioned to play in numerous TV and stage productions on Mnet & KykNet as well as many stage productions, backing artists such as Zolani Mahola from Freshly Ground, Ard Matthews, Valiant Swart, Arno Carstens & Francois van Coke. As a songwriter he is about to release his much anticipated second Afrikaans single “Tot Tyd My Red” with a a lot more new material being released in 2019. From Boere Musiek to Rock ’n’ Roll and everything in between.

FRANK FREEMAN is a young musician with an already decorated resumé. Be sure to keep an eye on what is already an exciting career.


Chantel van T

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Van T consists of singer/songwriter Chantel Van T, who after being in two indie bands created Van T to be a space to create music that came from a very true and personal space thus along with her acoustic guitar and self written melodies she writes from a place very close to heart. Her sound has been described as alternative folk combing elements of country, folk and blues.
Van T’s first album “We’re still running” is now out.


A Shirley Bassey Tribute Show – presented by Anna

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Anna Davel has firmly established herself as a highly accomplished and respected singer/songwriter with a music career spanning more than 20 years. This includes: four SAMA nominations and a SAMA award (2006), nominations for several other prestigious awards, the release of 9 independent albums, overall winner of Crescendo National contest (1997), performing on stages in various countries in the world (including Belgium, Canada, London, Portugal, Finland and China), producing numerous stage productions (a.o. Ashes, Boheem!, Bon Appetit) and making numerous television appearances. She currently celebrates the release of her most recent album “Moment” and songs from this album can be heard on several SA radio stations.

Some highlights:

  • In 2010, Anna plays in two feature films released on the South African circuit: Liefling – die Movie and Susannah van Biljon. In 2014 she also stars in the Afrikaans Movie Suurlemoen! and her 4th feature film to be released in SA in 2019, Hole in the wall, has already received 5 nominations during the Southampton International film festival.
  • The past 4 years Anna has been directing the entertainment segment of the National Cancervive road show. Cancer survivors travel throughout SA on motorbikes to give hope, support to Cancer patients and to give information to the community, spreading awareness about the importance of early detection.
  • She was also seen performing in the 2010 hit production Afri-Frans touring the country alongside the amazing French singer, Myra Maud.
  • In 2011, Anna tours throughout South Africa with the Spanish songstress Marta Gomez, along with Steve Hofmeyr, Sandra Prinsloo, and CH2 in the production Afri-Spaans. She was also part of the yearly Skouspel ’11 concert at the Superbowl, the biggest event on the Afrikaans music calendar.

  • In 2011 Anna released a new Afrikaans Jazz album with music legend Ollie Viljoen called Blues & Susters. The live production was nominated for a Kanna Award for Best Music Production at the KKNK ’12. The album is also the proud winner of a Media 24 Tempo Music Award ’12.

  • In 2013 Anna releases her first children’s album, where she performs with the ever-popular Jacaranda Children’s choir. In die land van Kammalielie was nominated for a Huisgenoot Tempo as well as a Ghoema Award for ‘Best Children’s Album 2013’.

  • A personal highlight is her 2013 performance with Lira, Elvis Blue and Ian von Memerty in the RMB Starlight Classics production at Vergelegen Winefarms with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by legendary maestro, Richard Cock.

  • Landskap, a poetry production she directed and performs in, won the award for the Best Word production at the prestigious Stellenbosch Woordfees in 2017. She also co-directed the poetry production “Rooidag” which won the award for the Best Word production during the same festival 2018.
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    With Anna Davel (vocal) & Jaconell Mouton (piano)

    Diamonds are forever” celebrates the incredible songs that Bassey recorded throughout her live. Join SAMA award winning songstress Anna Davel and Ghoema award winning music producer Jaconell Mouton in this joyous and soulful production of their personal highlights of Shirley Bassey’s discography. The audience can look forward to acoustic piano and vocal arrangements of some of her greatest hits – amongst others; Diamonds are forever / Never, Never, Never / Big Spender / I, who have nothing / Kiss me, Honey, Honey / Where do I begin / How do you keep the music playing / I am what I am.


    As a child, the international Wales singer, Shirley Veronica Bassey, said: “…everyone told me to shut up. Even in the school choir the teacher kept telling me to back off till I was singing in the corridor!” At the age of 14, Bassey was working in a metal factory by day and singing in clubs in the evenings and on weekends to make ends meet. Her incredible talent did not go unnoticed. At the very young age of 19 (1957), Bassey had her first hit with “The Banana Boat Song”, which reached No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart. The rest is history.

    This incredible singer has since conquered the world, re-inventing herself time after time. Her worldwide popularity took off when she sang “Goldfinger” for the 1964 James Bond movie of the same name. She also sang the theme songs for two other Bond films, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker. These Bond songs, along with her interpretations of numbers like “Big Spender” and “I Am What I Am,” made Bassey’s career an unmitigated success.

    After a music career that spans several decades,

  • Shirley Bassey was made a dame commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000. It was another mark of distinction in a career that has seen her sell over 135 million records. She received a standing ovation at the 2013 Academy Awards for her performance of “Goldfinger.” Dame Shirley Bassey has truly come a long way from her humble beginnings, and is at the age of 82, still a sought after performing, gracing stages all over the world.



Games 4 Brains

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Games 4 Brains and Kalk Bay Theatre bring you something completely new, but of course wildly entertaining. GAMES NIGHT!

 Join us for a fun filled, laugh your socks off, be sociable, do something other than watch TV, GAMES NIGHT.

 Forget the usual suspects like Pictionary and Scrabble and join us to experience all new Internationally award winning games.

 The Games 4 Brains team will be there to guide you through the games that will guarantee a night of digital detox and serious interactive fun. So grab your family and friends and join us.

 Get your game face on!

 Age restriction 16 (not that it’s naughty but this one is for the adults)

Expected timings for the evening – 

Arrive 6:45pm to order a drink/get your supper order in.

First game starts 7pm (approx 45 mins)

Dinner from 8pm

Next game at 9pm

Ticket price excludes dinner/drinks.


A Tribute to Neil Diamond

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American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, Neil Diamond is one of the most enduring and successful recording and performing artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. He is also the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard charts and was inducted into the Songwriters’ & Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He received that Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Namibian-born, world-class, consummate performer, Johan Liebenberg, has appeared as vocalist and guitarist in myriads of Barnyard productions, such as “Diamonds & Pearls”, “Rough Diamonds & Divas”, “Neil Diamond & Friends” and “King of Diamonds” , to mention but a few. He swiftly built a reputation for sounding like the “Sweet Caroline” maestro, after realizing that singing Neil Diamond’s hits is his forte. He received great acclaim for the highly successful Barnyard show, “Diamonds & Pearls” in 2009 and went on to produce and direct his own sell-out show, “Neil Diamond & Friends” in 2013 and has not looked back since.

Johan’s popular “Tribute to Neil Diamond” features the icon’s evergreen hits like “Sweet Caroline”, Beautiful Noise”, “America”, “I Am I Said”, “Forever in Blue Jeans”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Desiree”, “I’m A Believer”, “Longfellow Serenade”, “Cracklin’ Rosie”, and many more, uncannily brought to life by Johan Liebenberg. He truly does justice to the timeless music of one of America’s greatest entertainment giants! Not only has Johan enjoyed sold-out performances of his “Tribute to Neil Diamond” across the length and breadth of South Africa and Namibia, but he has also received rave reviews and standing ovations for his show and will be celebrating the music of his idol, Neil Diamond, with a stellar cast at the Attebury Theatre on 27 February.

Be captivated by Johan’s acoustic medley of “Play Me”, Canta Libre” and “The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind”, to mention but a few, and be transported back in time to that Hot August Night that has endeared Neil Diamond and his “Beautiful Noise” to all of us. A show not to be missed!

***please note: dinner from 7pm. show at 8.30pm

Mr Cat and The Jackal

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Mr Cat & the Jackal is back with the second instalment of their latest music book, titled: Chapter Two.
The group will be performing a string of small theatres to promote the new show and sees Cafe Roux as the absolute jewel in the crown.
Expect strange arrangements, bass voice melodies, a slightly heavier overall timbre with songs that range from bad habit regrets, to climate change.
Mr. Cat & the Jackal is a four piece musical troupe from Cape Town, South Africa. They’ll tell you twist-in-the-tail balkan stories, or woo the crowd with a maudlin waltz and sometimes predict the future via Eastern rock n roll. Since 2007 the band has entertained hungry ears over endless tours in intimate settings as well as headlined major fesitvals. They are currently in the process of releasing their fourth album in four parts, titled CHAPTERS. Their latest video, THE MAN, is out now. The group writes and records their work at their studio, FRESH MEAT STUDIOS and sometimes build/augment their own instruments. Tutorials can be seen online. In fact, the the band initially gained popularity from their wide range of strange and wonderful sounds from these tonal creations as well as colourful stage performances. These days, the boys focus more on a traditional  approach to instrumentation and sharpened their teeth on song writing, lyrics and timbre. This has lead to an even wider audience and greater sonic landscapes. Mr Cat & the Jackal famously have no target market, since they cater for everybody that possess of at least one ear and a soul. Constantly working on a new show for you, my dear friend. Hold hard, they will carve a corner in your heart where you thought you had none, in the most delightful way.

One Night of the BLUES with The RICHARD PRYOR BAND

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A Night of the Best BLUES awaits you at Cafe Roux Noordhoek on the 23rd March courtesy of The Richard Pryor Band.
This is Blues that is going to uplift the soul & get you up and rocking to the Beat.

It features:
Doctor John  – Vocals
Nhoza Sitsholwana  – Vocals
Dan Shout  – Saxophone
Richard Pryor   – Guitar
Rob Stemmet   – Bass
Graeme Abbott  – Drums

Expect a superb musical experience which only seasoned musicians with their roots firmly in the blues can provide!
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Doctor John & Nhoza Sitsholwana on Vocals
This always proves to be a special combination of Blues ,Soul & Rocking Goodness
Together these two have proved themselves to be formiddable Powerhouse Blues Singers and have graced stages all over the country
spreading the good news of the Blues wherever they go.

This show also boasts the Inimitable Dan Shout on Saxophone and he’s smokin hot blowin’ all  he’s got.
He has toured extensively & Internationally with Johnny Clegg’s band and is literally an institution of great vocal Sax melodies.
With a penchant for Burning Jazz Blues solos he’s armed to the hilt with Saxxy Mojo always adding an air of sophistication to any show

Richard Pryor on Guitar coming from his Hard Rock roots of the 70s and 80s has been embracing the Blues lately and is where he spends most of his time.
For the longest time Richard has been playing with many different bands & musicians most notably Boulevard Blues & Pebbleman.
This year after nearly 3000 live gigs he decided to put a band together that features an ever changing lineup of his favourite musicians.
Hence The Richard Pryor Band. He’ll be firing Blues Pyrotechnics on all 6 Strings with this wonderful lineup.

Graeme Abbott on Drums is a legendary time keeper and he has been keeping the beat for Boulevard Blues with metronomic precision
When he Swings the chandeliers get Dizzy and he’ll keep it swinging right up until the final Crash Cymbal is beaten to a Blues Pulp

Rob Stemmett on Bass is one of Cape Town’s top players and when it comes to the Blues there are not many that can drive & Lock down a groove like this man
His Rhythmic and Pulsating bass style makes you want to get up and Boogie and when his bass strings vibrate it’s time for your soul to rejuvinate

Don’t miss this action packed evening of Blues Rocking Goodness.
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For More Info Ph 021 789 2538


PJ Powers

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Th​is 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”