Nibs van der Spuy

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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)



Reinhardt Buhr

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Reinhardt Buhr started his musical career in 2010 and quickly became known for his live shows around South Africa and Europe. After only a few months he opened for one of South Africa’s biggest and best selling rock bands, Prime Circle, and has since also opened the stage for various other leading artists like Arno Carstens and the Parlotones to name a few.

Reinhardt Buhr’s music is a fusion of the unpredictable rhythms of the Spanish guitar, ambient melodies of the electric guitar, ancient sounds of the didgeridoo, ethereal sounds of the electric cello, and other instruments like the Shofar, percussion & vocals. He records all these sounds live via a live looping station, until it sounds like you’re listening to a big instrumental orchestra. Reinhardt Buhr’s music touches the heart, revives your soul and leaves your imagination refueled.


MasiCorp Comedy Night Fundraiser with Nik Rabinowitz, Kagiso Mokgadi & Phila Mnyanda

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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.


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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 Salute to Depeche Mode presented by Music for the Masses








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” NunanSean 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.



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‘Cape Town based alternative-pop duo return to Cafe Roux for their first show in Noordhoek this September. The dual-fronted electronic outfit deliver powerful vocal performances, interlaced with dark synthesis and deep, danceable electronic beats and explore themes of love, loss and the human condition. Their fiercely honest song-writing utilises accessible pop sensibilities to deliver an affecting and impactful set with a unique and memorable sonic signature.

Lo-ghost released their first full-length album, “There’s Blood In My Body and It Sounds Like This:” in July 2017, available through all distribution services.

Watch the ‘Ghost in a Blood Machine’ video here:


Josh Scott (of Gangs of Ballet)

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Joshua Klynsmith, who goes by his stage name Josh Scott, is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer hailing from Durban, South Africa.

Having recently released his first single, Come Back, Josh Scott may be new to the scene as a solo artist, but he is no stranger to the stage. While he has drummed for artists such as John Ellis (Tree63) and Ard Matthews (Just Jinjer), and drummed, written and produced alongside artists such as Matthew Mole, Josh Wantie and Khaya Mthethwa, Josh Scott is perhaps best known for his role as drummer and co-songwriter for popular alternative rock band, Gangs of Ballet.

Having written and recorded several albums, won multiple awards, and toured the country with the band for the past 7 years, Josh Scott is now eager to take to the stage on his own.

With a jazz degree under his belt and influences such as James Blake, Coldplay, and Sampha, it’s no surprise that Josh Scott’s music boasts a slick mix of soulful melodies and groove-driven electronic beats. As he sings and fluidly moves from the guitar to the keyboard to the electronic drums, Josh Scott shows that he is as at home at the front of the stage as he is at the back of it.



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TouchWood is a Indie-Folk band from Cape Town, South Africa. The band’s fresh, unique sound and catchy, up-beat melodies have made them popular right from the start with their first official gig being a main stage slot at The Flamjangled Tea Party Festival 2012. The band has since gone on to play the majority of South Africa and Spain’s most prominent festivals such as Rocking The Daisies, Splashy Fen, Pirineos Sur, Etnosur and The Heinekin Jazz Festival of the Canary Islands.

TouchWood kicked off 2013 by composing an original song for the One
Billion Rising TV ad campaign directed by Diana Keam. They then released their
debut EP Land In The Sun in June 2013 to a sold out venue in Cape Town. 2013 also saw TouchWoods greatest achievement to date as they were selected from 100 local acts by SAMRO and Casa Africa to tour the Spanish summer music festival scene in July 2013 alongside Soweto band BCUC. Festival directors were impressed at the bands fresh and contemporary approach to old folk that incorporates Southern African rhythms as well as their interesting array of instruments and vocal harmonies. After returning from their tour, TouchWood was selected by Converse as one of the top ten up and coming artists in South Africa. 

They took a hiatus for the past year when lead singer, Ruth, went to work for Amnesty International in Canada. They recently came together for a reunion show at Kirstenbosch Amphitheatre teaming up with Majozi.


Raising Emotionally Literate Kids in a Techno Crazy World

Linda Bruce







Emotionally Literacy has been highlighted as one of the most critical skills needed for success and well-being in the 21st Century, yet it is often misunderstood and absent in education and parenting approaches.

In this presentation, Linda Bruce helps parents and educators understand what emotional literacy is, why it has such a positive impactt on well being and academic learning and how it can be developed through Social Emotional Learning (SEL). She explores how the world has changed and why SEL is the most effective response to these changes with clear guidance on how school communities can shift to accommodate adn teach these critical social and emotional skills.

“Brilliant presentation”

“Thank you for the brilliant presentation! Your talk left me hungry for more!”

“Fantastic and informative talk – I’ve already used some of the advice given on my son”


Linda Bruce is a mother of 3 SEL Specialist. Founder and author of COOL TO BE ME SEL curriculum and developer o the SACE acreditted SEL CPD Course


Majozi – Late afternoon Sunday Matinee show








** 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