Rodriguez and Big Sky live at The Blues Room, 17 & 18 June 1998

15 years ago, today, Rodriguez performed at The Blues Room in Johannesburg to launch the Live Fact album. This album was recorded on the 10th March 1998 on the Cold Facts tour of South Africa which features strongly in the Searching For Sugar Man film.


Sixto Rodriguez: Vocals, acoustic guitar
Willem Möller: Electric Guitar
Reuben Samuels: Drums, percussion
Graeme Currie: Electric bass, acoustic bass
Tonia Selley: Background vocals, percussion
Russel Taylor: Keyboards
Robin Walsh: Acoustic guitar

Willem Möller and Rodriguez | photo: Nadine Hutton
Willem Möller and Rodriguez | photo: Nadine Hutton

The Set list

  1. I Wonder
    from Cold Fact
  2. Only Good For Conversation
    from Cold Fact
  3. Can’t Get Away only on 17th
    from The Best Of Rodriguez / At His Best
  4. Crucify Your Mind
    from Cold Fact
  5. Jane S. Piddy only on 17th
    from Cold Fact
  6. To Whom It May Concern
    from Coming From Reality / After The Fact
  7. Like Janis
    from Cold Fact
  8. Inner City Blues
    from Cold Fact
  9. Street Boy
    from The Best Of Rodriguez / At His Best
  10. Halfway Up The Stairs
    from Coming From Reality / After The Fact
  11. I Think Of You
    from Coming From Reality / After The Fact
  12. Rich Folks Hoax
    from Cold Fact
  13. Climb Up On My Music
    from Coming From Reality / After The Fact
  14. Sugar Man
    from Cold Fact
  15. Forget It
    from Cold Fact

RMH presents: One Night Only with Mark Haze & Natasha Meister

RMH presents: One Night Only with Mark Haze & Natasha Meister
RMH presents: One Night Only with Mark Haze & Natasha Meister

7:00pm until 10:00pm


The River Club , Liesbeek Park Rd Cape Town 7925

RMH Entertainment brings you One Night Only with rising stars Mark Haze and Natasha Meister.

Mark who having come from 2nd position in SA Idols 2011, to performing in front of thousands of fans at the Cape Town Stadium as his band opened for Bon Jovi(2013), not only is going from strength to strength but also bringing us “Rock ‘n Roll” like we have never seen it before.
Natasha the only woman in Africa who is endorsed by both Fender and Lakewood guitar makers bring us a powerful vocal and guitar combo, having performed with Mark at Kirstenbosch earlier in the year, is ready to bring us a unique unplugged combo. These two artists will perform both solo and duo sets. Set in the Players Restaurant & Bar venue at the luxurious Riverclub Golf Club.

Matt Roux will be giving a guest appearance as well as our MC for the evening!

Come ready to enjoy a show that has never been seen before! Tickets R50 at or cash at the door on the 21st June.

Mark Haze –
Natasha Meister –

For More info: 021 448 7906

Review – Rodriguez @ Hammersmith Apollo, London, June 8 2013 | Young & Serious


It’s not often that an artist plays a sold-out, 5,000 capacity venue at the age of 70. It’s even less common that an artist does this feat having only released two studio albums that, initially, sold poorly.

But, that is what Rodriguez did at Hammersmith Apollo on Friday.

Rodriguez (birth name Sixto Rodriguez) is a Detroit-born singer-songwriter who was thought to be the next Bob Dylan (a frequent comparison), but his albums sold very little on their initial release in the early 70’s.

Read more at Review – Rodriguez @ Hammersmith Apollo, London, June 8 2013 | Young & Serious.


From Martin Myers


Big Concerts announced today that Dave Matthews Band will tour South Africa for the very first time performing in Cape Town on 30th November 2013 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest and Johannesburg at the Coca-Cola Dome on 3rd December 2013.

Dave Matthews Band – comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Jeff Coffin (saxophone), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar), Tim Reynolds (guitar), Rashawn Ross (trumpet) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) –has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. The group ranked as the biggest touring act worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 18 million tickets since its inception.

Dave Matthews Band will be supported by music legend Vusi Mahlasela. Vusi has shared the stage with Sting, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Josh Groban, Paul Simon, Ray LaMontange, among many others. One of his proudest moments was in 2010 when he helped ring in the World Cup at Orlando Stadium in Soweto at the FIFA Kickoff Concert. To date, Vusi has released seven studio albums on Sony Records and is signed to Dave Matthews’ ATO Records in North America; his hit songs include Silang Mabele, When You Come Back, and Say Africa.

Dave Matthews Band is touring in support of its latest album, Away From The World, which Rolling Stone named as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2012 while The New York Times’ Jon Pareles noted: “The songs have grown-up concerns, from lifelong love to the entire sweep of human history, in settings that range from sparse intimacy to intricate folk-and-funk excursions.” Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the record entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1, making Dave Matthews Band the first group in chart history to have six consecutive studio albums debut atop the chart.

Born in Johannesburg, Dave Matthews went to high school at St Stithians College but moved to New York in 1986. He has never performed in South Africa and this will be the first opportunity to watch Dave Matthews Band live in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Tour Itinerary

Cape Town

Saturday 30th November 2013

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Tickets on sale at 9am from and Computicket priced R400 – R600


Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Coca-Cola Dome

Tickets go on sale at 9am from and Computicket priced R400 – R675

Cape Town Folk & Acoustic Music Festival 2013

Cape Town Folk & Acoustic Music Festival 2013
Cape Town Folk & Acoustic Music Festival 2013


26th July at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town – 20h00

25 top South African acoustic artists will come together for a magical evening involving 12 unforgettable collaborations

Real Wired Music and Sedgwick’s Old Brown are proud to announce the fourth installment of the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival. 25 South African artists will perform completely acoustically in an intimate, concert-style setting. These performances will be delivered in the form of 12 collaborations and stripped down to the essence of the songs – guitar or piano and voice. The evening is set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling from the personal journeys of some of South Africa’s best songwriters and musicians.

The line up includes:

Anton Goosen / Gian Groen + Gerald Clark / Guy Collins + Jeremy Olivier / Ezra Lingeveldt + Sannie Fox / Tim Parr + Andrew James / Gary Thomas [Cabins in the Forest] + Amanda Tiffin / Dave Ledbetter [Facing South] + Nick Turner / Paige Mac + Gavin Minter / James Stewart + Lucy Kruger / Shotgun Tori + Auriol Hayes / Lionel Bastos + Caroline Blundell / Jonny Blundell / Julie Blundell [The Barking Family Tree] + Andy Lund / Emma Du Preez [Oh Mercy]

Tickets are R140.00 – R160.00 at Computicket.

The first 200 tickets sold will receive a goody bag from Sedgwick’s Old Brown.

Stay in touch:



Twitter: @CTFolkFest

As the 26th July will be in the middle of Winter, we will be doing a blanket drop for the homeless – if you have spare blankets bring them along and we will have a designated collection spot at the venue. All blankets will be donated to Bread for Life and distributed to the homeless –

Real Wired Music would like to thank our sponsors: Sedgwick’s Old Brown,

Hellfire Productions and Party Design.


South African Music Heritage from the 80s: Lancaster Band + Ella Mental Live

Lancaster Band + Ella Mental Live
Lancaster Band + Ella Mental Live

Yes it is actually happening … Lancaster Band, one of South Africa’s longest surviving heritage bands will be hosting one of South Africa’s greatest bands of all time … Ella Mental – featuring Tim Parr and Heather Mac. An 80’s reunion party of massive proportions thanks to Kevin Mercury Winder, who will be providing wall to wall sounds, the likes of which one would have danced all night to at clubs such as Scratch and 1886, if you were lucky enough to have been in Cape Town in the 80s. In this spirit the Lanc’s will present their energetic song book spanning 40 years and Ella Mental will be bringing that dynamic and dramatic live act that took the country by storm in the 80s. This is a not to be missed event!! – Robin Lancaster

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