Table Mountain Blues Summit: Final Countdown


Final Countdown to Blues Summit 2011
Well Guys and Gals …it’s been a tough year for alot of people….
But for the price of a ‘R180 ticket’ we can put it all behind us for 11 hours on Saturday and forget our worries and woes

and get into the spirit of one of the Biggest, Bluesiest and Grooviest Festivals in the country…. ……..

The Band Menu and Prices:
12 45 to 1 15 Wayne Pauli
1 25 to 2 SpaceMan

2 15 to 3 Raoul and Black Friday
3 15 to 4 Dave Ferguson
4 15 to 5 Natasha Meister
5 15 to 6 Gerald Clark Band
6 15 to 7 05 Richard Pryor’s ‘Pebbleman’
(Fender Guitar Giveaway)

7 20 to 8 15 Blues Broers and Albert Frost
8 30 to 9 30 Boulevard Blues
9 45 to 10 45 Dan Patlansky
11 to 11 45 Black Cat Bone

Book now …
Direct Link: Computicket or 083 9158000
Remember only computickets are eligible for the Fender Guitar lucky draw which will take place at about 7pm on the day.
Band Merchandise will be on sale including Blues Summit 2011 T-shirts…. so bring some change.

NB: Bring plenty of clothing because Bloemendal can get cold especially at night

  • 11 of the greatest and most exciting blues/rock bands that South Africa has to offer
  • State of the art outdoor festival sound rig of 30 000watts
  • Huge LED backdrop TV screen of 25 square metres
  • Fantastic light show and LED’s
  • We have the obligatory Fender guitar giveaway… yes you could win a Fender guitar and plenty of smaller prizes
  • Massive stage with moving lights and 2 projector screens
  • Plenty of food and refreshments, a full food menu and plenty of outside bars
  • Plenty of men and women’s toilets
  • Lots of free off street parking
  • Huge marquee supplied
  • Beautiful rolling lawns on this charming farm where you can relax and watch your favourite bands
  • Kids under 11 are free

How do I get there?


GPS Coordinates Decimal Decimal Deg Min & Sec Deg & Decimal Min
Latitude -33.8386° S 33.8386° S 33° 50′ 18.96″ -33° 50.316′
Longitude 18.5993° E 18.5993° E 18° 35′ 57.48″ 18° 35.958′

Address Phone 021 9762682
Tygerbergvalley Road
Western Cape
South Africa

Die US Woordfees WOW Kerskonsert 2011

WOW Kerskonsert: piekniek op Neethlingshof27 November 2011 | 18:30 | Neethlingshof, Stellenbosch

Die US Woordfees bied vanjaar vir die tweede keer ʼn opwindende Kerskonsert aan ten bate van die fees se leesbevorderingsprojek, Woorde Open Wêrelde (WOW). Dié geleentheid vind op 27 November om 19:00 plaas op die wynplaas Neethlingshof buite Stellenbosch.

Niël Rademan, die gewilde sanger en kabaretmeester, is die samesteller van die program waarin Jak de Priester, Minette du Toit-Pearce, Nedine Blom, Simangele Mashazi, Andrea Winckler en Riaan Grobler gewilde Kersliedere sing.

Riaan Grobler maak musiek saam met Eersterivier Suid se VGK Kerkkoor en die Kaapstadse Stadsballet sorg vir danspassies wat die gehoor sal meevoer. Die gewilde blonde komediant, Dowwe Dolla, kom vertel haar eie Kersverhaal. Haar teenwoordigheid sal ongetwyfeld sorg dat toeskouers ʼn vrolike Kersfees tegemoet gaan.

By vanjaar se Kerskonsert is Vicky Davis en Niël Rademan die aanbieders, terwyl Camillo Lombard sorg vir die musiekregie. Die konsert beloof om net so gewild te wees soos die eerste WOW Kerskonsert wat in 2010 vroeg reeds uitverkoop was.

Kaartjies is beskikbaar by Computicket vanaf 9 November teen R100 per persoon. Skoliere- en studentekaartjies sal teen R50 by die konsert beskikbaar wees.

Die WOW Kerskonsert begin om 18:30, maar die publiek is welkom om reeds vanaf 16:00 te kom uitspan. ʼn Heerlike piekniekmandjie vir twee met ʼn bottel Neethlingshof-wyn ingesluit, kan teen R300 deur Computicket bespreek word. Kosstalletjies van Neethlingshof se plaaspersoneel kan ook ondersteun word. Verder is ʼn kontantkroeg beskikbaar. Konsertgangers word aangemoedig om kampstoele en komberse saam te bring. Andersins kan stoel op die terrein gehuur word.

Om seker te maak van ʼn plek by vanjaar se Kerskonsert, word belangstellendes aangemoedig om besprekings so gou moontlik te doen.

Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival

The Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival

Saturday 10 December at CTICC, Cape Town

Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival

18 Top South African artists: Ard Matthews, Steve Newman, Farryl Purkiss, Rory Eliot, Brian Finch, Guy Buttery, Christine Weir and Julie Blundell, Janie Bay, Gavin Minter, Louise Day, Tombstone Pete, Andrew James and Steady Tiger, John Ellis, Diesel Vanilla, Machineri, Gary Thomas, Natasha Meister, Jack Mantis.

Real Wired Music, the creators of Vintage Sundays and the Cape Town for Haiti Concert, brings you another extraordinary live music experience. Together with Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry and Marshall Music, the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival will bring together 18 top South African artists of this genre in a sophisticated, concert-style setting. The line up sees a mix of great acoustic guitarists like Steve Newman, Gary Thomas and Guy Buttery with singer/songwriter stalwarts like Farryl Purkiss, Rory Eliot, Ard Matthews and Brian Finch. The look and feel of the festival will be in the style of a 70s Folk concert –all artists will perform solo or duo sets completely acoustically. Performances will be stripped down to the essence of the songs – guitar and voice.

Add to all this some blues sounds from Natasha Meister, Andrew James and Machineri, and some folk/pop by Janie Bay and Louise Day, and 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 festival will consist of three sets with two half-hour breaks in between. There will be a cash bar and food stalls in the CTICC foyer.


Tickets are R180-00 on or R200-00 at the door. The first 300 seats booked will receive a gift bag courtesy of Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry.

R5 of every ticket sold will be donated to the SPCA, Western Cape.

The Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival would also like to contribute to a feel-good holiday season for all. We will have toy bins set up in the foyer for you to bring your donation of a fluffy toy. The toys will be delivered to the children at Baby Watoto Cape Town, as well as two other local children’s homes before Christmas.

Marshall Music – Home of the Acoustic Guitar

Win a Tanglewood guitar courtesy of Marshall Music, as well as a chance to be the opening act at the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival!

For more information, visit or

Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry

Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry was launched in 1916, making it South Africa’s first and original old brown sherry. The vintage status and its connection with great original music is what this festival is all about!

The first 300 seats booked on will receive a gift bag courtesy of Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry.

For more information, visit





Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival

Academy of Sound Engineering presents: CultureClash 2011

The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) is South Africa’s leading sound engineering school, established in 1997. Housed at the SABC, South Africa’s broadcast hub and centre of Africa’s audio industry, the college trains over 400 new students every year. A pioneering force in the industry, the ASE team launched the first national network of sound engineering schools in the country, training over 4,000 sound engineers. Many of ASE’s graduates now hold premier posts locally and internationally.

CultureClash is the Academy’s annual celebration (organized by it’s students) which showcases its talented student. Trained to overcome the challenges of a multi-format, multi-genre event, ASE’s students are involved in every aspect of CultureClash – from mixing, recording and filming the event, to planning, and even performing! Since it’s inception in 2007, CultureClash has grown in attendance and stature, drawing some of the top entertainment acts in the country. This year’s offering features over 40 acts in total, including award winning artists like Zebra & Giraffe, Gang of Instrumentals, EvolverOne, Ashtray Electric, Voodoo Child and many more top artists.

CultureClash was created to create awareness in the audio industry of the college, it’s capabilities (and thereby to create opportunities for ASE’s students); and to create a vibrant, dynamic and challenging event to give ASE students a taste of the industry they will enter. All aspects of the Academy’s various courses in Music Production, Broadcasting, Live and Post Production are required for CultureClash; giving students a chance to show-off their skills, and learn under pressure. Proceeds from CultureClash benefit historically disadvantaged students.

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Tickets at Computicket

CultureClash Details

Date: 24 September 2011 (Heritage/Braai Day – Saturday)
Time: 12pm to 1am
Venue: Truth, Midrand, Old Pretoria Road (off Allandale)

Zebra and Giraffe (ROCK) – SAMA/MK Award Winners
Gang of Instrumentals (AFRO HIP HOP) – SAFTA/ SAMA Award Winners
Ashtray Electric (POP) – MK Award Winners
EvolverOne (POP) – Internationally acclaimed / Multiple Top 40 hits
Voodoo Child (ROCK) – SAMA Nominated
Redwood (HIP HOP) – 4 times SA Champ / #3 World DMC Championships
Wrestlerish (POP) – SAMA/MK Nominated
Ian-Credible – Live@5 / ASE Graduate
Dance You’re On Fire (POP) – MK Award Winners
Fire Through the Window (POP) – #1 UJFM / #4 5FM
Knave (HARD ROCK) – #1 5FM / MK89 Nominated Music Video
Pestroy (HIP HOP METAL) – 12 year veterans of SA Metal
And many more (over 40 acts on 2 stages and 2 dancefloors)

George Hattingh
Marketing Executive
Academy of Sound Engineering / CultureClash
011 482 9200 / 083 652 3313

Classic Rock on Rhythm

Many international acts are hard to find on Rhythm Music Store due to various licencing restrictions, however there are a number of classic rock songs that can be found.

Here is a list of some of my favourites in no particular order; please note that quite often they are live versions or updated re-recordings.

And as a bonus, take a listen to Ministry’s Cover Up album which includes covers of songs by classic rockers The Doors, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Golden Earring and err, Louis Armstrong.

Long Street Final Draw STREET PARTY – 4th December

From Martin Myers

Cape Town Party by Various Artists
Cape Town Party by Various Artists

Back To Our Roots by The Rockets
Back To Our Roots by The Rockets

The Rockets album includes a Welcome To Cape Town medley

Long Street’s Festival on 4th December Line-up:

12:00 – 13:20 Cultural Performers

13:30 Alistair Izobell & Band

13:55 Alistair Izobell sings Welcome to Cape Town, joined by Zakumi to welcome FIFA representatives to launch the Fan Fest project.

14:00 Fan Fest launch (with on-stage photo opportunities)

14:20 – 16:15 Cultural performers (4 acts to perform for approximately 20 minutes each )

16:20 Fancy Galada

16:45 TBC

17:00 Flat Stanley

17:35 TKZee

18:15 K’Naan

19:00 Live draw broadcast

20:45 “Africa Unite” Segment (song produced by Cedric Samson)

20:55 FreshlyGround

21:50 Cassette

22:45 Jimmy Dludlu

+/- 24:00 Wind down to END

Cultural performances will include puppets, stilt-walkers and fire-dancers.

Please note that the line-up is subject to change

Heroes Wear Red Brutal Legend Tour

Heroes Wear Red Embark On December Coastal Tour

2009 has been a year of change, trials and tribulations for HWR, but from that has come enormous success.

The band’s debut album Surviving September has thus far delivered two hugely successful singles, the first being “Beautiful Way”, released to radio in February of this year. Gaining the unprecedented support of 5FM and its listening public, the single remained at number one on the Hi5@5 for an astonishing 9 weeks.

HWR’s subsequent performance on Live@5 saw the band in front of a record breaking studio attendance.

Proving themselves as a hard working band with vision and a realistic view on success, their potential was picked up on by EA Games , a brand that HWR now finds itself closely related to. A reciprocal joining of likeminded partners that will see future endeavors taken to new heights.

The second single released in November of this year has once again captured the support of 5FM and its listeners. “Am I” shows the quirky and light hearted side of HWR and proves the bands ability of producing quality singles.

“Am I” is accompanied by a video release currently on rotation on MK. Directed by Hip Hop aficionado Ash Diben HWR are portrayed with class as well as showing their ability to not take themselves too seriously. The video stars well known TV presenter Elma Smit and is a treat to the eyes.

To round off a year marked with many accomplishments HWR take to the road this December for a 5 date coastal tour with the years finale at Forbidden Fruit Festival in Hermanus on the 22nd December.

So if you are out and about this festive season be sure to catch HWR on their Brutal Legend Tour brought to you by EA Games.

Table Mountain Blues Summit – 2009

Table Mountain Blues Summit - 2009
The Biggest and Best Blues festival in the country is again making it’s home at the majestic Bloemendal Winehouse on the 28th of November 2009. This spectacular event is Presented by Combustion Technology and Boulevard Blues in conjunction with Fender with the hottest Blues/Rock bands coming together for 10 hours of non stop music that is live and direct.
Limited Tickets available – Book now at Computicket

The blues/rock acts gearing up to entertain all music lovers on the lawns of Bloemendal Winehouse are

These artists will be belting out the Blues and getting even the most jaded individuals up on their feet and rocking out.
Fender will be there with 3 of it’s endorsees: Dan Patlansky, Albert Frost and Richard Pryor
They will be giving away prizes including a brand new Fender Stratocaster Guitar!

There’s no doubt that these bands, a 30,000 watt P/A rig, rolling lawns, huge marquee, food & refreshments, plenty of free secure parking and the beautiful Bloemendal venue are going to be a treat that will be remembered for years to come.

Early booking is recommended as tickets are limited to secure the comfort of all the music lovers.
Bookings are open at Computicket on 083 9158000 or book online Click here
Tickets cost R160 and are limited, so book early to secure your place.
The venue is family friendly and children under 10 years old are free!

A special thanks to:

The Venue: Bloemendal Winehouse
M13, Racecourse Road, Durbanville, Cape Town.
Telephone 021 976 2682 or 083 4599748
Use Google Maps for directions or

Click on the map below to enlarge:

  • For some hip on-line pics taken at the Blues Summit 2008, check out Willem’s photos
  • Read the review by Aidan Harper
  • Read the review by Linda Evermore
  • Dan Patlansky – The “Move My Soul“ Tour

    Photo Credit: KevinG (courtesy Musical Mover)
    Photo Credit: KevinG (courtesy Musical Mover)

    Dan Patlansky, South Africa’s rock and blues guitar wizard, is on the move again – and is promoting his latest CD “Move My Soul”.

    The CD was produced by Dan at the renowned Peace Of Eden Studio in Knysna and mixed by Peter Auret of Watershed.

    The music continues Dan’s commitment and driving passion for music and features an explosive mix of wild blues, rock and roll and breathtaking balladeering.

    Since his previous tour Dan has recorded and performed with Jesse Clegg, played at various venues in Gauteng and headlined the Benefit Concert for musician “Judge Coetzee.

    Dan will be accompanied on this tour by Andy Turrell on drums and Errol “Smelly” Fellows on bass.

    The band featured at the FORR Festival in Mozambique and the Durban International Blues Festival during September.

    This tour will take the band across the country from cities to villages and from theatres to bars in a determined effort to move your soul.

    Further info and photographs are available on Dan’s website :

    Tour dates and venues :

    1/10/09             The Blues Room, Sandton Village Walk               0117845527

    2/10/09             Tanz  Café, Bryanston                                             0114633128

    7/10/09             Pablo’s, Potchefstroom                                          0834444101

    8/10/09            Aasvoel Club, Bloemfontein                                    0515233604

    10/10/09          Rocking The Daisies, Darling                                   0214811832

    14/10/09         Fogey’s, Muizenberg                                                0217883252

    16/10/09         Dorpstraat Theatre, Stellenbosch                          0218866107

    17/10/09        Bertie’s  Moorings, Gordon’s Bay                            0218563343

    21-23/10/09  Die Boer, Durbanville                                                 0219791911

    24/10/09        Klein Libertas Theatre, Stellenbosch                       0218838164

    29/10/09        Potter’s Place, Jeffreys’ Bay                                      0422932500

    30-31/10/09  Toni’s, Port Elizabeth                                                 0413641964

    Selected Dan Patlansky albums available at

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