Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kirstenbosch winter concerts

Its that time of year...
Yes we all loved the summer Kirstenbosch concerts – something quite unique to our beautiful city. Nothing like spending an afternoon picnic-ing on a lawn with a few thousand people on the largest grass bank known to man (ok, known to me) with a great sound system and a cool live bands. And lets not forget being surrounded by picturesque mountains and greenery in the botanical gardens (picturesque is a word i use to often – lucky me!).
But now its winter and lets face it – the scenery just insnt good enough to keep us outdoors.
So Kirstenbosch hosts a winter deal – more like a dinner with great big fire places, equally good bands and if you are me – lots of wine :-)
I will be going to the event this weekend: Bed on Bricks

Below is the lineup for this season:

May
  • 31st: James Stewart – ex-The Usual singer, songwriter, producer and musical
June
  • 7th: Jac Sharp - ‘acousticharisma’ – mix of styles, instruments & vocals
  • 14th: Bed on Bricks - pop, rock, jazz combo
  • 21st: Hot Water - upbeat SA beats, hopping blues, modern folk & world music
July
  • 26th: Taxi Violence - Music inspired by Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones.
August
  • 2nd: Coda - Van Loveren Concert - one of the hottest SA bands at the moment.
  • 9th: Captain Stu - Van - juxtaposes jazz & reggae tones with traditional African influences.
  • 16th: Kolo Novo Movie Band - known for playing wild balkan music parties, now quieter
  • 23rd: Claire Phillips – Fresh new vocalist & songwriter - jazz, funk, soul, folk
  • 30th: Verity - SA singer/songwriter & inspirational speaker
September
  • 6th: Boulevard Blues - rock classics, light jazz, soul and funk.
  • 13th: Sterling EQ - sensational all-girl electric quartet creating a classical revolution
  • 20th: Rudimentals - best Reggae and Ska band in the country.
  • 27th: Southern Gypsy Queen - old school rock band entice with Bluesy undertones
October
  • 4th: Josie fields - singer songwriter who supported James Blunt last year
  • 11th:Napalma - interaction, between Brazil and Africa
  • 18th: 7th Son – they exist on the sharp side of ‘rude, rock, reggae’
  • 25th: Flat Stanley - modern rock with exceptional song-writing, beautiful melodies
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