Ard Matthews and Friends Annual Charity Event – 29 Aug

ARD MATTHEWS & FRIENDS CHARITY CONCERT READY TO ROCK FOR THE 4TH YEAR!

Line up: Ard Matthews, Albert Frost, James Stewart & Barry van Zyl, Louise Day, Dan Patlansky, Macstanley, White Collar Club, Schalk Burger SNR, DJ Dino Moran, DJ Gary Cool and Dan Nicholl as MC for the night.

Date: Thursday 29 August 2013

Time: 19h30

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton – Cape Town Upper Eastside in Woodstock.

Tickets: R150.00 at www.webtickets.co.za

The annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert will be taking place for the fourth year running on Thursday 29th of August 2013. The concert will be taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Cape Town Upper Eastside in Woodstock. The popular South African singer, Ard Matthews who is also lead singer of the acclaimed band Just Jinjer, has been at the forefront of this concert for the past 3 years along with the assistance of top events and PR company, The Little Black Book. The annual charity concert brings together great South African talent to raise money for a worthy cause.

Funds raised through ticket sales will go to a trust called “We The Good People”, a charitable cause, founded by Ard along with two other trustees, Alistair Hargreaves (Springbok/Sharks Lock) and Sean Temple (owner of Flux Motion Kettle Bell Gym). The simple rule of this organization is – trust – and they hope to gain the trust of the public when it comes to the appropriation of charitable efforts. The charity aims to educate the public about the importance of giving back to others no matter how busy they get, and to allow 100% transparency when it comes to the distribution of the funds. It will also be facilitated by one of the world’s top law firms, Norton Rose, as part of their pro-bono social investment. www.wethegoodpeople.org

For more information on the concert visit the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/523315077717514/

For more information on “We The Good People” visit the website: www.wethegoodpeople.org

Regards,

Liny Kruger

LK MEDIABOOK

082 464 1926

021 556 1726

www.lkmediabook.co.za

Twitter: @Liny_Kruger

Table Mountain Blues Summit: Final Countdown

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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….
www.bluesfest.co.za ……..

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
Durbanville
Western Cape
South Africa

Albert Frost Wins Doritos Be Heard Competition

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South African guitar virtuoso, Albert Frost, has won the South African leg of the Doritos Be Heard competition. Not only does this earn Frost esteem and another notch in his belt of achievements but also the grand prize of R200 000.

Says Frost about winning the competition, “This proves that there’s definitely a God up there and He’s eating Doritos”. The winning song, “Television”, was taken from Frost’s debut studio recorded EP, “Devils & Gods”, which was released earlier this year.

The Doritos Be Heard competition is an international competition with legs in Venezuela, Spain, South Africa and Mexico. Musicians from each country are given the opportunity to upload performance clips to the website. The ten most popular clips then progress into the final heat of the competition where fans are able to vote for their favourite clips. The competition ran for the duration of October and November and it was decided, due to most amount of votes, that Albert Frost had won the South African leg and along with it R200 000.

Albert Frost will be celebrating with a gig on New Year’s Eve at The Bank in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Albert Frost at Table Mountain Blues Summit - Photo: Michael Currin
Albert Frost at Table Mountain Blues Summit - Photo: Michael Currin

Blues From The Deep South (Of Africa)

by Brian Currin, February 2007

Introduction

I was born in South Africa 4 days after “The Day The Music Died” according to Don McLean (you work it out!). I was born and bred in a home filled with music (mainly Church Hymns and Showtunes) but soon discovered in my pre-teen years that I had absolutely no talent for singing or playing an instrument. I do play a mean air guitar solo though – I usually play a Black Fender Stratocaster Original Air Guitar. I also play Air Organ – a Hammond B3 of course – and recently I’ve started learning to play Air Harmonica.

Since I had this overwhelming passion for music, but not the skills to perform it, I started collecting music as well as information about music and also statistics and lists. Finding musical information in Apartheid-era South Africa was difficult to say the least, but my passion knew no bounds and I persevered.

In 1973 I heard the ‘Made in Japan’ version of ‘Smoke Of The Water’ by Deep Purple and my fate as a Rock Fan was sealed. I always thought that when I grew up I would lose my love of Rock and get into Classical and Jazz as “older” people did. Never happened! What did happen is that I just added and added more styles, types and genres to my musical tastes, though Classic Rock is still my first love and Deep Purple is still my favourite group. After listening to Purple and Zeppelin and Tull and Clapton and such-like I wanted to hear the original blues that inspired them … and a whole new world of discovering the Blues masters opened up for me.

A true music critic, in my opinion, is someone who has been impressed enough by an artist, song or album to actually spend money on adding them to their collection. So my ramblings on this website will be based on my personal experiences and budget limitations. So if an artist or song is not mentioned, it’s probably because I don’t have it in my collection. I remember once in 1977 having to choose between the first Boston album and Rainbow On Stage because I couldn’t afford both. Being a huge Deep Purple fan, Ritchie Blackmore’s offshoot won that Battle Of The Budget!

In recent years I’ve been very fortunate to able to generate income from my passion and love of music and to sometimes even receive music and concert tickets that I didn’t have to pay for.

South African Blues

Because of South Africa’s unique geographical position and cosmopolitan population, there is really no such thing as a single defining style of “South African Music”. We seem to have everything here on the Southern Tip of Africa including African Tribal music, Zulu Township Jazz, Country and Western, Death Metal, Electronica and so much more, all with their own clearly-defined (and sometimes overlapping) niche markets. However the blues seems to be very popular in South Africa amongst most population groups, though I’ve never seen any research to support this theory of mine.

Blues in South Africa includes a wide variety of genres including Jazz Blues, Folk Blues, Traditional Blues, Blues Rock, Acoustic Blues and even blues sung in the language of Afrikaans which for want of a better name we will call Afrikaans Blues. So really South African Blues is just a term to mean Blues played by South African musicians. Cover versions of old blues classics abound, but there are also a large number of original compositions written in a variety of blues styles. Very few South African Blues musicians actually concentrate on playing the Blues exclusively, but rather play a mix of Blues, Rock, Blues-Rock and Country Rock.

One of my favourite artists and in my opinion one of South Africa’s greatest guitarists, is Albert Frost.

Albert Frost

Albert Frost is master guitarist who started playing as a teenager in the 90’s with The Blues Broers. “Broer” (pronounced “brew”) is Afrikaans for “brother”. Albert’s late father Frank Frost was the original drummer of the Blues Broers, so Albert was both Frank’s son and his ‘broer’. Frost is a brilliant blues and rock guitarist and an in-demand session musician, and has played alongside many famous South African names including Koos Kombuis, Valiant Swart, Arno Carstens and Anton Goosen.

He is adept at playing acoustic blues, wah-wah rock guitar, psychedelic voodoo blues and even the sophisicated pop-rock of ex-Springbok Nude Girls singer Arno Carstens solo albums.

I have had the privilege of seeing Albert Frost play live a number of times. I’ve seen him play blues with the Blues Broers and the Albert Frost Trio and also rock out with Arno Carstens. He loves to jam and is often seen on stage with other bands or inviting other guitarists to jam with him.

A highlight of the STRAB Festival in Mozambique in May 2006 was the Albert Frost Trio featuring Lanie van der Walt on bass and Jorik Pienaar on drums. This powerhouse band rocked their way through Albert’s blues and rock songbook and really impressed the crowd.

Albert obviously loves playing his music, possibly almost as much as us fans love hearing him play.

 

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