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periGators features live music on
weekends by upcoming new talents, well established acts and aging
legends lured back for intimate evenings of Blues and Rock
Artists featured included The Blues Broers, Tony
Cox, Albert Frost, Valiant Swart, Piet Botha, The Vans, Tim Parr,
Heather Mac, Mark Richardson, Pete Stanford, Gerald Clark, Peter Hoven,
Amabhulu?, The Jeremiah Brimstone Band, Jasper Dick, Akkedis, Charles
Fourie, Natasha Meister, Peter Vanne, Barry Klopper, Ralph Beeby,
Stefan Dixon and more
9 February 2013 Wendy Oldfield and Lionel Bastos are Back by Popular Demand ·
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Wendy first made a name for herself on radio performing
the hit 'This Boy' with rock outfit "The Sweatband" in the early eighties. After
further success with songs like 'Tonight', 'Shape of Her Body', 'This
Boy' and many years of touring and performing, she left the group to
start a solo career.
Her first solo album 'Beautiful World' set the wheels in
motion for a succession of hits, including 'Real World', 'Acid Rain',
'Miracle' and 'Don't Stop Believing'. Wendy's vocal performance on the
album won her the Octave award (1992) for Best Female Vocalist and a
nomination for Song of the Year (Miracle).
Wendy also branched out into
composition and arrangement, writing soundtracks for commercials, film
and television. She was nominated for an MNet film score award in 1995
and wrote soundtracks for Leon Schuster's 'Sweet and Short' and 'There's a Zulu on my stoep'. Her song Acid Rain was chosen as the theme song for a 180 episode series 'Nature on Track' which has
appeared on networks around the world.
In late 2008 a collection album was released with 13 of Wendy's most performed tracks, including 2 previously unreleased tracks 'Lilah' and 'Burden'.
In 2010, Wendy released the ambient world music album 'In The Womb' and also performed at the opening kick-off concert of the Soccer World Cup and wrote the theme song for the launch of the Gautrain.
You can also view her first single, New Dress off her soon to be released album that Robin Auld produced and mixed and of which this performance at periGators is part of her new album "Sneak Preview Tour"
Lionel Bastos is a multiple award-nominated and award winning artist/singer/songwriter and producer who has written and/or produced songs or albums for artists, in both South Africa and abroad, such as Wendy Oldfield, Vicky Sampson, Coleske, Ed Jordan, Little Sister, Andre Schwartz, Yvonne Chaka-Chaka, David Abatte (for the Miss World pageant), Clout, Jimmy Wagner(Luxemburg), Leigh Matty(UK), The Reespect(Germany), Karin Nortje and Jeremy Mansfield to name a few.
He is one of the most recorded (pop, rock, folk rock, world, jazz, blues, R&B, kwaito, country rock) songwriters in South Africa. Many of his songs have been radio singles. In Luxemburg he had three successive number 1's with songs he wrote and produced for Jimmy Wagner, one of which was later on a BMG worldwide released compilation "We Two Are One" .
The press called him a "musical and lyrical genius" after the release of his first solo album "Be like water....um" and as a result was even interviewed and featured in the Italian VOGUE. He also co-wrote and co-produced 6 tracks on the official S.A.F.A. CD for the F.I.F.A world cup in 1998 and was the represented S.A artist on the “Africa Alive” CD made especially for the INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE held in Durban in 2000. As a result of that song and production he was asked by Ian von Memerty to produce the CD for the musical "FIELA SE KIND" for which Ian wrote all the music and which toured South Africa to massive critical acclaim.
He has released 5 CDs, all of which were nominated for SAMA’s (South African Music Awards).
Wendy's full biography and some of her music is available on her website: http://www.wendyoldfield.co.za/
See Lionel's website for more information, videos and his stunning lyrics: http://www.lionelbastos.com/
Listen to some of Lionel's music: http://www.myspace.com/lionelbastos
19 January 2013 Sven Blumer ·
From playing with the "who's-who" to playing with himself for you and playing his own tunes with friends and accomplices, Sven is cracking the 'chill-out' Acoustic and Electric Rock and Blues, and when the band (FreeMouth) comes along it gets louder with electric strings.
Also, catch him teaming up occasionally with Simon Orange (the Blues Broers), Gerald Clark (Delta Blue), Henry Steel (Karen Zoid), Jacques Steyn (DNA Strings) and other highly talented friends.
The music is Blues-Rock, with Folk and Jazz sensibilities, and perhaps a well-known tune in the mix for good spirits.
Listen to some of Sven's music: http://www.myspace.com/svenghb
Sven's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sven.blumer
Sat 4 Aug 2012 Luna Paige
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Luna's love for song writing and the piano started in her teens, during which time she was heavily influenced by the great songwriters of the 70's. Artists like Jim Croce, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Joan Armatrading and Joan Baez all played a part in shaping her sound. Later influences are artists such as Rodriguez, Nick Cave, Fiona Apple, Over the Rhine, Tori Amos and Tracy Chapman.
Luna Paige has been described as a singer with a sultry voice who has a mesmerising way of luring the listener into a world of beautiful images & emotions.
Visit www.lunamusic.co.za and www.myspace.com/lunamusiek for Luna's music and biography
Luna Paige has been making music over the last 10 years. She has released 3 albums ("Luna", “Missing Pieces” and "Wonderful life") and had various releases on compilation albums.
Luna currently lives in Melkbosstrand and is working on her first Afrikaans project ever. Read more about this project on www.lunapaige.blogspot.com
“Haar sangstyl is uniek, haar stem sielvol, haar lirieke treffend genoeg om jou sprakeloos te laat. Haar onderwerpe is propvol heimwee, humor en menslikheid”; Marlene Malan, Sondag Koerant; 6 Mei 2007.
“Die kombinasie van Luna se slim lirieke en aangrypende stem is bekorend”. Delia du Toit; Die Beeld; Februarie 2007
“If Luna were from New York, she’d be the latest rage!”. Diane Donovon, Editor of World Discoveries International Music site
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Don 22 Des 2011 HA!Man - "Spontaneous Inspirition"
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Francois le Roux, a.k.a. the HA!Man enchants and astonish audiences the world over with his cello, original electronic accompaniments, keyboard, voice and dances. His music reflects his Southern African roots and his spontaneous approach challenges conventional ideas in both the serious and commercial music environment. He has created numerous soundtracks for plays, films and poetry performances and his talents brought him distinguished appointments such as music direction for the South African National Woman of the Year Gala (2001, 2002) and the 2004 "Ukkasie" Festival's Royal Albert Hall event in London. Touted as one of South Africa's top musical talents and a groundbreaking cellist/music creator, he operates independently, traveling about 80 000 km a year by car in four continents. He coined the term HA! to express the spirited way in which he conducts his performances.
A formal background gave way to a career starting with spontaneous cello street performing, followed by an experimental stint of four years, backpacking through South Africa and exploring various other forms of expression. He is currently managing a full schedule of performances, workshops and creative projects, keeping in touch with an extensive database of contacts through his newsletters and web site (www.hamanworld.com). A critic has summed up the HA!Man experience as such: "Overall, the very fresh sound of original melodic invention and pulsing rhythms is utterly absorbing, as is his attractive and expressive body language and voice. His personality comes across as one that is profoundly thoughtful, musically lucid and thorough and showing sustained love of all creativity."
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Son 7 Aug 2011 Frank Opperman - "Rooikaart"
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Die bekende akteur Frank Opperman is terug op die verhoog met 'n splinternuwe eenmansstuk Rooikaart.
Dit is geskryf deur Dana Snyman, wat ook die baie
suksesvolle "Die uwe Pottie Potgieter" geskryf het waarmee Opperman vir
lank deur die land getoer het.
Na die sukses van "Die uwe Pottie Potgieter", verras Opperman se vermoë
jou weereens wanneer hy 'n splinternuwe verhoogkarakter skep in die
gedaante van "Wally Koekemoer". Die karakter "Wally Koekemoer" laat jou
deurgaans glimlag wanneer hy dinge kwyt raak wat jou onwillekeurig
herrinner aan iemand in die regte lewe! Wally Koekemoer is die
president van 'n plaaslike rugbyklub.
Die verhoogstuk speel af in die klubsaal waar die
jaarlikse prysuitdeling van die Rugbyklub plaasvind. Wally behartig die
prysuitdeling en doen sy bes om alles bymekaar te hou, ten spyte van
die probleem dat meeste van die spelers nie opgedaag het nie!
Wally het ook 'n paar geraamtes in die kas, en dit kom
mettertyd uit. Hy probeer op sy eie lomp manier sy aksies regverdig en
in die proses val hy letterlik oor sy eie voete! Die teks is
skreeusnaaks en met Opperman se dinamiese vertolking, sal jy defnitief
met 'n glimlag uit die teater stap!
regiseur Gys De Villiers doen briljante werk in "Rooi Kaart". Die
kombinasie van Opperman en De Villiers is ooglopend 'n wenresep!
Sat 22 January 2011
Cox and Newman R150 · Booking essential
Return of the Road Warriors Concert
Literally thousands of people have asked
this question, Are Steve Newman and Tony Cox ever going to play
together again? The answer takes the form of their upcoming concert
tour of South Africa, playing in key, select venues and in some that go
back the last 3 decades into the boys performance history together.
Newman and Cox both have long and
distinguished careers as soloists. Both are the recipients of multiple
awards down through the years and have each collaborated with a small
army of other finely honed musicians not only from SA but from all over
the world. The duo though has a special place in the hearts and minds
of folks who have seen them live. Their irreverent approach to old
classics in particular are legendary and have tickled the ribs of a
multitude spanning 3 generations.
After their tour of the UK in 2005 it was
agreed between them that they should take a break after over 2 decades
of constant touring together. These boys have a performance record
around the world unequalled by any other South African guitarist and
the fact that they are now keen to play together again, should be a
beacon to many people who would love the opportunity to watch and hear
them once more, side by side.
This series of concerts then, is a
celebration of their musical re-union, and a staggering 30 years of
performance together. The shows promise to be an incendiary series of
guitar nights like no other. And like only these nimble-fingered
home-boys can do it... Come and celebrate!
What the press say
'In hands like these, there's nothing that can't be done
with an acoustic guitar. In fact one of their early recordings was
called '101 Ways To Use An Acoustic Guitar'. After this performance
you'll realise that they've discovered a few more' - Gary van Dyk, The
'The Cox and Newman phenomenon transcends
the realm of structured acoustics in every sense; so much so that you
begin to question whether the inventor of the guitar ever truly knew
the extent of his creation' - John Harvey, The Herald
'Rondo al la Tico (with its introductory
tale of Mozart and his drug problem) has always been one of my
favourite tunes and yet again it stood out in the evening's magic. In
fact all the old favourites are on display in this show, which is a
showcase of their work over the last 20 years. And what a showcase it
is' - Lance Dodd, East Cape Herald
'People genuinely love these guys --they
feel like they know them -- and it's a powerful combination with
breathtaking talent and music that takes the mind on a wandering
journey. Music that makes each track a personal experience' - Justine
Gerardy, Daily Dispatch
'Jokes aside, mix Tony Cox's incredible
talent with the matching genius of Steve Newman and you'll appreciate
how the Royal Backstage currently sparks with their combined guitar
virtuosity' - Caroline Smart, Durban D'arts, Artsmart
'The hair might be longer and greyer than
in their first gig together, but the fingers are, if anything, more
agile and the music has more depth, also wit and humour' - Anthea
Johnston, Sunday Tribune
'Steve Newman and Tony Cox show the guitar
off as a world music instrument, slipping from South American rhythms
through dueling middle American banjos to the haunting percussiveness
of African expression' - Peter Machen, The Independent On Saturday
'An informal and intoxicating entertainment
about which guitar aficionados will coo for weeks' - Billy Suter, The
'Their feel for and interpretation of the
music make them masters of the trade' - Gerry Otto, Daily News
Renowned for their instrumental velocity and unusual
vocal harmonies, the Dixie Hillbilly Trio is a refreshing sound in the
music industry with a blast of talent and showmanship. They perform
music and vocal numbers, covering a wide range of musical genres:
Latin, Bluegrass, Baltic , Gypsy , Irish Traditional, Township as well
as commercial songs and instrumentals. With the combination of great
musicianship and their unique sound, The Dixie Hillbilly Trio is not to
The exploration of world music and rock & roll has
given them a new framework and revaluation as musicians, and provided
them with a brand new playground.
Inflections from Nashville flat-pickn' to bluegrass,
jazz, funk and rock, the Dixie Hillbilly Trio has fused their
individual musical backgrounds to form a new, unique sound that
resulted in their first release 'A Touch of Grass'.
People who have attended their performances, sometimes
comment that it feels as though they have been on a musical world tour.
The band has performed at a host of exclusive restaurants, live venues
and music festivals throughout South Africa.
JP Dix - Guitar / Banjo / Vocals
JP is rated as one of the best acoustic guitar and banjo players in SA.
He is also an excellent vocalist. JP has been playing guitar since age
10 and has performed with Dozi , Jakkie Louw , Adam Tas and Guillome.
He is also active in Television and Festivals. JP spent 2 years in
London where he performed extensively, and since perfected the
"Bluegrass" and various other traditional styles on the guitar and
Johan Scheppel - Violin / Mandolin / Vocals
In 2001, at age 19, Johan made his debut by conducting the Johannesburg
Symphony Orchestra as well as the KZN Philharmonic. In 2001 he received
a bursary from University of Pretoria and studied music under Zanta
Hofmeyr, Stefans Grove and Walter Mony. As violinist, he worked with
the likes of Themba Mkize, En Shao, Le Solistes de Paris, Gerhard
Korsten and Marcus Whayt. He is currently busy with his Masters Degree
in Sound Technology and an active researcher, producer and educator.
Jerry Gruven - Bass guitar
Jerry has been active in the music industry since the 70s as artist
manager, organizer and performer. He has worked with some the country's
most respected artist i.e. Mathys Roets, Amy Sky (Canada) , Jakkie
Louw, Flying Circus and Avalon. He is also the agent of the Dixie
Hillbilly Trio, and currently involved as producer and manages several
local artists such as Fredi Nest, Dewald Dippenaar and Jakkie Louw.
The Black Cat Bones
The Black Cat Bones is an experimental Blues-Rock
outfit, expressing their shared experiences and influences in an audio
diary made up from traditional, as well as modern Blues, Rock, Folk,
Country, and Rockabilly music.
Their debut album 'Silverton Swamp Songs' was released
in 2009. The album was recorded at Wolmer Records together with
producer Lani vd Walt, and contains 9 original tracks and 2 additional
tracks written by Valiant Swart and Muddy Waters. The single 'Ol Pappa
Joe' received regular airplay on Jacaranda and various campus radio
stations, and spawned a video currently rotating on MK.
Regular performances at reputable live venues such as
The Barnyard theatres, Café Barcelona, Tings and Times, Cool Runnings
(Nationwide), Mystic Boer, The Blues Room and many more, as well as
festivals such as Oppikoppi, Splashy Fen, Table Mountain Blues Fest, Up
The Creek, etc. etc. and charity events such as Moonprint and War
garnered wide spread critical acclaim.
Tribute showcases include Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash,
Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Elvis Presley.
This is one of the most amazingly entertaining
bands you'll ever see Vixen Magazine
You could call it blues-rock, a well-known genre,
but The Black Cat Bones have made it heavier, energetic, faster and
attention capturing Clemma Wentzel (Entertainment Africa)
Dirty, sweaty, Southern Hoodoo blues that is oh so
painfully beautiful & sublime in its simplicity and honesty Album
Review: 9/10, SAM
Simply Mojolicious The Tonight Guide
Kobus de Kock Jnr. Vocals / Guitar
Andre Kriel Guitars / Vocals
Chris van der Walt Bass
Jason Hinch Drums
... luister mens na hierdie manne se CD
is daar iets wat opval: anders as baie nuwe rock groepe keer die Black
Cat Bones, soos die Sex Pistols terug na die outydse Rock n Roll resep.
Hulle musiek is n fusion van gewone Blues en Rock n Roll, maar hulle
doen dit so dem goed dat dit klink soos iets heeltemaal nuuts Koos
Apologies - Natalie Chapman and Peter Hoven
Combining his phenomenal song-writing skills and
musicianship with his unique soulful vocals, Peter Hoven has produced a
debut solo album in the Rock/Pop/Blues genre that is proof of his
amazing talent. Hoven is originally from the Cape but is now a
Johannesburg based musician who is quickly making a name for himself on
the live music circuit.
Peter Hoven started his musical career when he formed an
acoustic duo with Gerald Clark (Delta Blue) called Clark & Van der
Hoven in January 2006. They released their album "Own Decision" in 2007
and built a dedicated and passionate following and were named "Best
Band at Oppikoppi 2007". He then decided to go solo!
In recent years he has performed at Oppikoppi (Easter
& August), Splashy Fen, White Mountain Folk Festival and STRAB in
Mozambique. Among other endeavors, Hoven has been the producer of The
Eric Clapton 'Slowhand' Tribute Show for the last three years with
great success performing this tribute show at venues like Emperor's
Palace, Tanz Café and Potter Place.
A prolific songwriter, his vocals capture the essence of
melodic soulfulness with a rhythmic acoustic guitar following suit.
restaurant teater writes about Natalie:
With a background in Musical Theatre from the age of 8
and Dancing, Singing and Acting training for 19 years, Natalie Chapman
developed her exceptional natural talent from a young age. In the last
6 years Natalie has independently produced her debut album "Between the
lines", signed a 3 album record deal, shared the stage with names like
Arno Carstens, Albert Frost, Tony Cox, Jason Glover, Piet Botha, Gerald
Clark, Southern Gypsy Queen and many more. Natalie has played Splashy
Fen Music Festival, STRAB in Mozambique, Vodacom Summer Festival,
Kirstenbosch Winter Sessions and played live on Morning Edition,
Morning Live and Weekend Live.
With rave reviews for her first album by top
Publications like The Citizen and Fairlady, and a National Radio hit
with her first Single "Are you coming Home?" she is clearly a performer
to watch out for.
3 Songs from her debut album have been play listed in the UK and Dubai.
Natalie was recognized for her success with a
nomination for Best Female Newcomer at The People's Magazine Crystal
Awards in 2007. You may have also seen her as "Suzi" not "Isuzu" in the
latest General Motors hit advertisement. Her music has been used as a
soundtrack for movies and TV shows such as The Billabong Pro Tour on
In 2008 you would have seen Natalie in the Broadway
Musical The Full Monty at The Civic Theatre in Johannesburg and The
Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. She is also a Music DJ on Radio Today
1485 promoting local music!
Not only is Natalie's recorded voice and music
exceptional, but her live performances are electric. Since moving to
Johannesburg from Cape Town in 2006 the fantastic muso's she is working
with do justice to her outstanding voice and songs. Her solo
performances are also well sought after. The future is bright for this
rare South African talent.
Gerald Clark is in for a long long journey,
like most blues men inevitably should. Driven by a need to play and
live this most mystical and magical of music genres, the blues has
taught him much about music, life and what it means to befriend the
long open road.
A musical journey that started mainly with twelve bar
blues has picked up a lot of influences along the way, but has always
stayed close to the hallelujah.
Gerald soon became responsible for introducing this
genre of music to many a virgin ear and soon made fans all over the
country - not only of the band Delta Blue, but also the blues!
He fronted red-hot Delta Blue since they started
performing together in 1999 - at all the major festivals in South
Africa and smaller music venues where they played for sold out crowds.
Gerald wrote and produced the latest 2 of their albums.
He has gone solo since and was nominated for various
music awards in South Africa of which a SAMA nomination stands out as
the most prestigious. His solo career has since taken off and he is
booked throughout SA and has also performed in France, England and
Gerald has also collaborated professionally with well
known artists in SA like Albert Frost, Luna Paige, Valiant Swart, Van
Coke Kartel, Gian Groen, Theo Crous (Springbok Nude Girls) and Koos
Kombuis. He featured many times on MK with his killer song 'Rietfontein
His latest blues/rock album has gotten very good reviews
and Gerald has been booked at some of the countries most prestigious
festivals and Blues related gatherings performing along side the
country's best musicians.
His vibrant and energetic performances at periGators,
be it solo or in collaboration, always featuring his beloved and
unique 'stomp box', are not to be missed!
Them Frog came together in the beginning of 2009 and
started playing in August of 2009 under the name Raid the Ater. The
band consists of four members: Pieter Smit (Bass and Vocals), Marko Ras
(Guitar), Jaco de Beer (Guitar) and Willem van der Walt (Drums).
Two of their members, Pieter Smit and Marko Ras competed
in Rockspaaider 2004 as a 3 piece band called Makatees. They broke up
in 2005. Thereafter Pieter Smit played in several Potchefstroom bands
like Green Shebeen and Space Cadets and helped out with the Black Light
Theatre Project as their bassist. Marko Ras went to UJ to study BComm
and lived in Afslaan men's residents. There he played guitar for the
Sangfees band that won best band for 4 years in a row and was also
involved in other music projects. Jaco de Beer started off by playing
with Peter in Space Cadets. Willem van der Walt played for a band
called Euphonia for six years.
The band Them Frog was 'born' in Potchefstroom where
Pieter Smit and Jaco de Beer are in the process of completing their
studies. Most of their fans are based in Potch and this is where they
did their first gig, "Party in the Parking lot" Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Potch's infamous
intervarsity party. Here they opened for aKing, Van Coke Kartel and
Through this, Them Frog received a huge amount of
exposure. Soon afterwards they played with Tidal Waves and where booked
for two gigs at Aardklop.
The Oh So Serious in Pringle Bay
The Oh So Serious is a musical troupe hailing from the
city of Pretoria, who bring you delight and favour, song and guitar.
Vana's projects in the last five years include the Pretorian folk
groups 'Velvet and the Horse', 'Green Acre' and his current outfit 'The
Oh So Serious Folk Collective'. Influenced by the charm of Mr. David
Viner and old legends like Lonnie Johnson, Vana delights with his
subtle guitar work.
The Christl Weinbeck's voice and tambourine playing
creates an atmosphere that is, old in its tracks, and new in its
delivery. For the purposes of this trip just Vana and Christl will be
performing as a duo. Together they draw their musical content from the
songs sung towards the early part of the previous century and have said
they want to come back as part of the Mississippi Sheiks in a next
life. The Oh So Serious's 2010 year includes STRAB, AARDKLOP and
OPPIKOPPI AUGUST music Festivals.
The Album cover for the Folk Collective
Singer-songwriter Jamie Jupiter performs solo as a
mind-blowing one man band. Jamie's original and heart-warming
compositions touch hearts while his accomplished musical skills create
a variety of musical moods and grooves.
He plays an impressive array of musical
instruments from the bluesy combo of guitar and harmonica to a long
unpronounceable list of African instrument and sometimes, but not
always, a loop-pedal - this tool allows him to record recording and
instantly play back grooves live on stage.
Using this technology, he enchants audiences by weaving
layers of musical sounds creating a full bodied ambient effect with
what in the end sounds like an invisible orchestra.
A tasty African uplifting version of "Bob-Dylan,"
Jamie's raunchy harmonica playing has been known to make women blush
while the deep heartfelt poetry of his songs have drawn tears from
Jamie Jupiter has been around the block and earned his
place of respect among a very wide range of musicians and musical
styles from the glam-rock sensation - The Honeymoon Suites- in the 90's
to winning a Fleur du Cap for best cabaret 2009 with the mock country
show "Angels on Horseback."
He is able to stretch his musical muscles from play
high-kicking gypsy grooves on chromatic harmonica in Kolo Novo- the
Balkonology band, quality Kwela with Kwela King Lemmy"Special"Mabaso-
to jamming with Blues legend Jimmy Burns himself at a Chicago
A professional with international experience: Jamie has
toured 3 continents with The African Music Workshop Ensemble,
accompanying multi-award winning dance piece, "Menjaro" with
choreographer Vincent Mantsoe. (The show was performed in London,
toured the USA and Canada, Reunion island and Germany.
Pandora se doos
A cabaret with Dirk Ace,
Mariaan van Heerden en Marika Reinke R60 Couvert
Pandora se Doos is 'n kabaret wat skop het!
Dis 'n ongewone, plesierige stuk wat tong in die kies kyk na die die
tragiese, maar soms ook snaakse en bisarre gevolge wat voortspruit
wanneer Pandora se Doos (Sien ou mitologie vir volle storie) oopgemaak
word: Die politieke korrupsie en geweld, die sosiale chaos, die
aftakeling van seksuele norme, die verbrokkeling van huweliksdrome, die
daaruit - voortspruitende huishoudelike geweld, die misbruik van
manlike mag oor die vrou en die effek wat dit het op die psige van
vrouens, die wanbalans in man/vrou verhoudings en die tragiese, dog ook
komiese gevolge wat daaruit voortspruit. Dis snaaks, maar die skalpel
het nog altyd fyner gesny as die byl.
Die stuk het vele komiese stukkies wat dien as balans en teenwig teen
die swaarder en tragiese dele. Daar is n' goeie balans tussen die
ernsige, absurde, bisarre en ironiese realiteite van menswees maar
veral van vrouwees in n' post moderne samelewing. KOm kyk of daar vir
die mensdom enige hoop is.
Die teks en lirieke is geskryf deur Marianne van
Heerden, die skrywer van onder andere Stories het Vlerke, die boek wat
sy op laasjaar se Richmond boekefees in n' gespreksgroep behandel het.
Hierdie boek het heelwat opslae gemaak en het heelwat publisiteit oor
die radio en die televisie gekry oor die uiters sensitiewe saak van
kindermolestering. Pandora se Doos is haar 31ste produksie. Sy het vele
skoolprojekte, leesprojekte gedryf. Van haar werk was op die
Gariepfees, KKNK en Artscape te sien.
Die musiek is getoonset en in die studio vervaardig deur
Dirk Ace, musiekvervaardiger, musikant, promoter,en
geleentheidsorganiseerder wat sy eie unieke stel alternatiewe spore
getrap het in die S.A. musiek arena vir die laaste 23 jaar. Dirk
openbaar 'n heeltemale ander sy in 'n onbekende genre vir hom en is lof
toegeswaai vir groot talent as komediant en kabaretster deur diegene
wat die proses meegemaak het en die wat hierdie kabaret al beleef het.
Dirk speel verskeie rolle in hierdie kabaret. Mense is opgewonde om hom
op die verhoog te sien. Veral in hierdie nuwe gedaante.
Die vroulike hoofrol word vertolk deur Marika Reinke, opkomende Kaapse
stersanger en aktrise. Sy is deur Dirk Ace gewerf vir hierdie produksie
nadat hy haar sien optree het in n' kabaret wat hy vir n' privaat
klient georganiseer het. Sy het hom so beindruk dat hy haar die rol in
die kabaret aangebied het. Reinke het haar dramagraad verwerf aan die
Universiteit van Stellenbosch en is tans mede-eienares van n' teater,
The Stage, in Durbanville waar sy ook sangklasse aanbied.
Die musiek in die stuk strek oor vele genres heen, insluitende rock,
pop, folk, blues, rap, goema,techno en ballades.
Die regie en choreografie word behartig deur Marianne van Heerden. Sy
is ook die uitvoerende vervaardiger van die stuk. Die produksiebestuur
asook die verhoogbestuur, bemarking en publisiteit word behartig deur
Dirk Ace. Vir meer informasie, kontak asb. Dirk Ace op 083 9954142 of
stuur hom 'n vonkpos op email@example.com
Blues/rock artist Jo Martin, plays guitar and sings
originals and selective covers. Based in Cape Town, Jo performs
full-time as a solo act or with his full band and has "been running
with this dream for more than two decades now."
Self taught from the age of 17, Jo has been playing pro
since then and performed at most festivals and various venues
throughout SA. He played live on Dutch radio & TV in 2003, and in
England at the Green Peace Festival 2009.
Jo recorded his first album with "Flying Circus" in '96,
and three solo albums since then. His new album, "Resonance", was
released end October 2010.
" My love and passion for music extends far beyond my
career, it's not what I do - it's who I am. "
Please go to Jomartin.net
for further info and audio.
The Lottery Tickets
The Lottery Tickets began in 2006 with the
aim of releasing a home recorded album on Myspace.com, playing 8 shows
then breaking up. Yet when the band started gigging they soon realised
how much fun and excitement they achieved at gigs and decided to
continue the band. The Lottery Tickets consists of 4 members; 2
guitarists/vocalists, a bassist and a drummer.
Originally the band fused a style between
90's American-emopunk, influenced by bands such as The Get Up Kids and
Lagwagon, and 90's Britpop with bands such as Oasis and The Verve as
influences. The band wrote songs with relative ease, focussing more on
melody than technicality. The 6-track EP The Lone Shark was released in
August 2008 to a very receptive audience in Stellenbosch. The single
off the EP, Two Words, received full rotation on the Stellenbosch
University Campus Radio station, MFM, for over
As soon as the EP was released the band
began to write new songs for a forthcoming album. The new songs were
not as minimalist as the first EP and guitarist and vocalist James
Acker began to experiment with effects pedals on his guitar. The new
sound the band is going for is influenced by American rock such as
Silversun Pickups and Blink 182 as well as British indie-rock such as
Bloc Party and Biffy Clyro. This being said, the band has not abandoned
their original sound completely and the songs still balance on vocal
melodies and harmonious choruses, hoping above all else for their sound
to be sincere.
The Lyzyrd Kyngs - Piet Botha en
Images from the 31 October periScope show
by Johan van Zyl
Akkedis is the Afrikaans rock band with
African influences, also playing original reggae and blues, officuilaly
12 years on the Rock 'n Roll highway. Known as the Dennis Brothers Band
earlier, with twins Rudi Dennis on drums, Arthur Dennis on Vox and
guitar and AJ Graham on bass. Akkedis have released 5 albums already:
Husse Met Lang Ore, Voortvlugtend, Vir Volk En Vaderland, Afrika My
Baby and Dekade.
Piet Botha needs no introduction, just
check out Jackhammer.co.za,
true legends of SA rock - now 26 years on the road and still "true to
its original brand of Rock 'n Roll, never seeking the limelight but
always playing their hearts out". Since their first performance way
back in 1984 the one constant factor in the band has been the man
affectionately known as "The Hammer", Piet Botha.
and Jarvis No Couvert
Jarvis and Julia perform a combination between Folk,
Jazz and Acoustic Rock. Singer/Songwriter Julia Conradie has been a
part of the Cape Town Music scene since 2005, performing at venues
along the Peninsula and further East along the coast.
Jarvis Raymond is a native of Chicago, Illinois and has
toured internationally with musical theatre productions, on cruise
ships and with his own trio. In 2010, Jarvis and Julia began performing
together creating a new blend of original acoustic music.