IKE MORIZ RELEASES NEW ALBUM – SIREN TERPSICHORE
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (original Jazz, Latin & Swing)
“The rich resonance of his voice makes Michael Buble's seem rather thin... Comparisons with the great Tony Bennett are inevitable. Ike Moriz performing swing is that good!"(Full Circle Magazine,SA)
In the past five years international singer, producer, composer and actor Ike Moriz has been on an incredible journey delving deeply into the world’s vast songbook of Jazz, Latin & Swing standards: He recorded & published a total of eight albums of this genre, was voted one of the top five vocalists in South Africa, filmed several music videos, toured South Africa & Northern Europe playing over 350 concerts, and became one of the most sought after SA entertainers for both local& international events.Recently Ike also got married to Madri, sister towell-known SA stage and TV personality Nataniël. (www.nataniel.co.za).
In 2013 Ike Moriz-appears on the international Jazz & music scene with “Siren Terpsichore”,his 13th studio album to date, which has already been described as the “Crown jewel of original SA swing” (CD Baby).Composed, produced & recorded by Ike himself, it contains 14 beautifully crafted, brand-new songs in the Jazz/Swing/Latin genre - including the popular UK ‘Abbey Road Mix’ of his recent composition “Angie Blue” as well as two recordings in Spanish language, sung in his favorite Argentinean-Spanish accent.
Siren Terpsichore was recorded at Paris Studios in Cape Town with a band of top session musicians from all over the world (SA, Mozambique, Argentina, Germany, Scotland). The album is both upbeat and uplifting with Ike’s usual fresh, jovial, tongue-in-cheek Swing/Jazz sentiment, strong vocals, timeless melodies and powerful, archetypal lyrics straight from the heart.
In Greekmythology,Terpsichore"delight in dancing" was one of the nine Muses,ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus.She lends her name to the word "terpsichorean"which means "of or relating to dance". She is usually depicted sitting down,holding a lyre,accompanying the dancers' choirs with her music.
“An amazing gaze into the mind of a musical genius whose appreciation for great jazz music seems to know no bound.”(IAE Magazine, Atlanta, USA)
"… This cat writes a fine tune. Listen to it when wearing velvet and drinking martinis!" (FHM, SA)
International SA pop star, singer, producer and actor IKE MORIZ (‘Cosmopolitan hot talent’) has received wide acclaim for his 13 albums ranging from original melodic indie Rock/Pop to Latin/Easy Listening and Jazzy Swing(all available on iTunes).His songs were played in 17 countries worldwide reaching No.1 in the UK,Holland, South Africa and Germany.Ike has acted in many major international feature films such as ‘Alfie’, ‘Shanghai Knights’ and ‘Love Actually’, and he appeared in local TV programs like ‘Showbiz Report’, ‘Top Billing’ and ‘Backstage’, as well as UK TV series ‘Eastenders’, ‘Family Affairs’and ‘The Bill’ et al. Rock legend David Bowie awarded Ike’s songs repeatedly as‘top song of the month’ on his website!
Ike studied music and acting in South Africa, Germany and Holland after a jet-setting childhood. The versatile singer, actor, producer and songwriter spent five years in London, fronting rock bands, performing in musicals and running his own label, Mosquito Records London, before returning to his favorite country, SouthAfrica, in 2005. He was voted one of the top five singers in SA in 2006. Ike is sponsored by Cape City Volkswagen and top UK fashion designer JAGADI Haute Couture.
CD LAUNCH CONCERT CAPETOWN:
Tues:28th May 2013,
Venue:The Crypt, 1 Wale St,CT,
Bookings: R45 - 079 683 4658
(For limited free entry media seating email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
RAMfest 2013 presented by Red Heart Rum:
RAMfest, South Africa’s biggest annual Alternative Music Festival, is proud to present three outstanding international bands as the headlining acts for the 2013 concert:Rise Against(USA), British Metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon,as well asPaul Harding en Ben Verse from Pendulum(Australia and England) will be setting our stages alight in four cities. Throw some stellar local acts in the mix and the RAM family can rest assured that the event will be even bigger and better than ever!
RAMfest 2013will be touring Cape Town, Johannesburg, PE and Durban.
Rise Against and Bring Me The Horizon’s performances include RAMfest Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban and Pendulum DJ Set and Verse will be performing in all 4 cities.Note:There are two different concerts in Durban, so make sure that you know the exact line-up before you purchase your ticket. The internationals, except for Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, will not be performing in PE.
Rise Agains tis an American punk rock band from Chicago,Illinois. The band`s first two albums “The Unraveling” (2001) and “Revolutions per Minute” (2003) met with considerable underground success. Their major label debut “Siren Song of the Counter Culture” brought the band mainstream success, producing several successful singles. The two albums after that, “The Sufferer and the Witness” and “Appeal to Reason”, respectively debuted at number ten and number three on the Billboard 200 Chart.
Photo by Henry Engelbrecht (Ramfest JHB 2013)
Bring Me The Horizon
Formed in Sheffield in 2004,Bring Me the Horizonhas had many highlights since the launch of their career. They have won 3 Kerrang Awards - one in 2007 for Best British Newcomer, the second in 2011 for Best Album for “There Is A Hell...”, and most recently the 2012 award for Best British Video for “Alligator Blood”. They were officially the biggest band on MySpace UK in 2011, boast over 3.4 million fans on Facebook, as well as over 50 million UK and European views on YouTube for their official videos.
In late 2011BMTH supported Machine Head in UK and Europe, including a return to UK arenas. For the first 6 months of 2012 the band has been in the studio working on their next album, to be released through Sony in 2013.
After the success of their performance at RAMfest 2010, Paul Harding en Ben Verse fromPendulum(Australia and England) will also be returning to perform atRAMfest2013.
7 -10 March: RAMfest Cape Town, including all international acts (Circle of Dreams, Riviersonderend)
RED HEART RUM MAIN STAGE: Rise Against, Bring Me the Horizon, Jack Parow, Van Coke Kartel, Goodnight Wembley, The Black Cat Bones, Beast, Fuzigish, Woodstock Mafia, Dead Alphabet and many more.
MONSTER ENERGY ALTERNATIVE STAGE by METAL4AFRICA.COM: Facing the Gallows, Haggis and Bong, Juggernaut, All Will Fall, Four A Penny, Marching Dead, Pestroy, Chromium and many more.
OLMECA TEQUILA ELECTRONIC STAGE: Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, Niskerone, Sideshow, Veranda Panda, Hyphen, Das Kapital, Sibot, P.H.FAT, Tommy Gun and many more.
BOOM! STAGE: The Ratrod Cats, The Man Motels, Love Glory Pyrotechnics, Crimson House Blues, Holiday Murray, Andy Lund, Gerald Clark, Sons of Settlers, Tailor, Black Handed Kites and many more.
Full line up and details RAMfest Cape
Ramfest Cape Town 2013 - Photo Willim Welsyn
8 March: RAMfest presents Pendulum DJ set & Verse (Durban, Origin Nightclub)
Line-up: Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, Das Kapital, more soon!
Updates for Durban Origin:
15 March: RAMfest presentsPendulum DJ set & Verse, Das Kapital (Old Grey, Port Elizabeth)
Line up: Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, Das Kapital, more acts to be announced soon!
Updates for PE, Old Grey:
15 March: RAMfest presentsRise AgainstandBring Me The Horizon (Durban, Wavehouse)
Line up: Rise Against, Bring Me the Horizon, Lowerprofile.
Updates for Durban, Wavehouse:
15 & 16 March: RAMfest JHB, including all international acts (Riversands Farm, Fourways)
RED HEART MAIN STAGE: Rise Against, Bring Me The Horizon, Jack Parow, Van Coke Kartel, Fuzigish, Black Cat Bones, Pestroy, Beast, Mind Assault, Deity’s Muse and many more.
OLMECA ELECTRONIC STAGE: Pendulum DJ Set and Verse, Double Adapter, Das Kapital, Veranda Panda, Sibot, Benson, Rude One, Reepa and many more.
BOOM STAGE: Rambling Bones, Planet Joy, North of Winter, The Action Thrillers, Short Straw, Tamara Tree, City of Heroes, The Frown and many more.
Full line-up and details for RAMfest Johannesburg:http://www.facebook.com/events/315336655210418/
Ticket prices for RAMfest shows:
Ø Cape Town: 7-9 March: R550 pre-sold, R650 at the gate.
Ø Johannesburg: 15 & 16 March: R550 pre-sold, R650 at the gate.
Ø Durban: 15 March: R350 pre-sold, R450 at the gate.
Ø Durban: 8 March: R150 presales and R100 early bird.
Ø PE: 15 March: R150 presales and R100 early bird.
Liny Kruger at LK Mediabook: 082464 1926 /email@example.com
We would like to thank our sponsors:Red Heart Rum, Olmeca Tequila, Monster Energy, Rolling Stones, Hunters Dry, Music Connection, Black Label, MK, Lipton Ice Tea, Ticketbreak.
SixLove Events proudly presents:
The 5thannual CAPE TATTOO EXPO -January 25 - 27, 2013 at Cape Town City Hall.
Bringing you the best in global tattoo culture, The Cape Tattoo Expo is currently the most important lifestyle festival of its kind on the African continent. With a great range of top international tattoo artists attending and a very exciting arts and concert event schedule, Cape Tattoo Expo 2013 promises to be the best one yet.
More than 80 renowned tattoo artists representing 15 different countries will be part of theCape Tattoo Expo 2013. Attendees can look forward to being thrilled by the artistry of big-name international convention “regulars” such as Bob Tyrrell (US), Tom Tattoo (Italy), Laura Juan (Spain), Randy Englehard (Germany), Robert Hernandez (Sp/Pol), Mark Bester (UK), Davee Blows (Hong Kong), Hans Pasztjerik (Holland), Dermadonna (Holland), Patrick McFarlane (Portugal), Gordon Claus (Germany); as well as the very best that South Africa has to offer.
The 2013 festival will be held at the iconic Cape Town City Hall. Event organizers Manuela and Allan Gray are thrilled with the new venue: “We are very excited. The event has grown significantly over the past 5 years and City Hall is the perfect space for the size and vibe of the expo. For the first time we can host all of the related events: the expo, art exhibition and concerts under one roof.”
The Cape Tattoo Expo runs from Friday 25 January to Sunday 27 January. Doors open at 16h00 on Friday and at 11h00 on Saturday and Sunday. To book a tattoo session, go to our website and contact the particular artist directly. “Walk in” tattoos will also be welcome, if time and booking schedules allow.
The live music addition to the CapeTattoo Expo includes performances by some of SA`s most talented DJ`s and bands. Your ticket to the expo includes entrance to the shows, which are also held at the Cape City Hall. For the exact playing order, visit our website.
Tattoo by Laura Juan from Spain.
The annual Tattoo Expo art exhibition will open on Tuesday 22 January at the Cape City Hall. Themed “Homeward Bound”, this year`s exhibition will be celebrating the nautical roots of tattoo art. This multi-media exhibition is comprised of a series of works by celebrated South African tattoo and graphic artists. In addition, the 5thannualCape Tattoo Expo is also pleased to present “Message in a Bottle.” This adjunct exhibition features custom designed wine labels from top local and international tattoo artists. The exhibition will also showcase the Levi`sTrucker jacket.
The evening will also include a special screening (invitation only) of a new documentary film “TATTOO NATION.”
“Tattoos used to be a sign of rebellion. A middle finger salute to the rest of the world. Outlaw bikers got tattoos. Sailors on leave in Singapore got tattoos. Lifers in the joint got tattoos. Now, your mother’s got a butterfly on her ankle and your kid’s sporting a tramp stamp. What happened? How did tattoos go from the renegade, ready made cartoons inked as fast as possible to the art form they’ve become today? That transformation is the subject of the new documentary film, TATTOO NATION.
Directed by Erik Schwartz,TATTOO NATION tells how a few incarcerated but very talented Chicano artists changed the world of ink forever. It follows three tattoo pioneers, Charlie Cartwright, Jack Rudy and Freddy Negrete, and shows how a new, fine line style using detail and shading to achieve a remarkable realism revolutionized the world of ink.”
Trailer for TATTOO NATION:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0h5Tdw_3UY
Everyone is welcome to attend the opening of the art exhibition opening from 19h00 to 21h00 on Tuesday 22 January. The screening of TATTOO NATION at 21h00 is as mentioned, by invitation only.
Artwork by Manuela Gray 2013.
Tickets for Cape Tattoo Expo 2013 are available via Tixsa on our website www.capetattooconvention.co.za. The ticket price includes entry to the venue for the expo, as well as entry to the bands and DJ`s in the evenings. The ticket price does not include the price of tattoo. These can be booked and paid to the artist directly.
Visit www.capetattooconvention.co.za for updates about attending artists, concerts, competitions, and info.
Also be sure to join the Southern Ink Xposure and Cape Town International Tattoo Convention facebook and Twitter groups for all the latest news about related events and artist info.
Cape Tattoo Expo 2013 would like to the following sponsors:Red Bull, Levi`s, Jagermeister, Bothners, 2 Evolve and Rolling Stone SA..
UTC aerial photo 2013.
UP THE CREEK MUSIC FESTIVAL brought to you by 4thStreet, Swellendam: 31stJanuary – 3rdFebruary 2013.
Official 2013 Up the Creek Line up:
Creekers, we have finalized the line up for UTC 2013, it is going to be one big rocking river party! The bands and artists that will be performing are: Karen Zoid, ISO, YOAV, Jeremy Loops, BEAST, Dave Ferguson, Goodnight Wembley, Machineri, Tailor, Tombstone Pete, Piet Botha & Liz, Peachy Keen, Lucy Kruger, The Mysticcs, No One`s Arc, Black Cat Bones, Nomadic Orchestra, Grassy Spark, Dirty Bounce, December Streets, Woodstock Mafia, Trenton & the Radicals, Saint Fearless, Desmond & The Tutus, Taxi and Friends, Janie and the Beard, Shotgun Tori, Akkedis, Nik Rabinowitz, Peter Mitchell and DJ Dirtroad.
Pull in on Thursday, 31st January for a chilled out preview gig at the Rolling Stone SAstage. You can choose the best spot for your tent and kick-st art the weekend’s carousing so that the place is cooking by the time the rest of your friends arrive.
4thStreet is the official wine sponsor for Up the Creek 2013. Why 4thStreet? Because they are all about living the sweet life! The sweet life is about being at places and being seen, about good times, good friends and good tunes. And what can be sweeter than a few lazy days chilling next to the beautiful BreedeRiver, listening to world-class music, laughing out loudly to quality comedy acts and rocking out with your favourite peeps, while sipping on a chilled glass of sweet 4thStreet wine.
UTC 4th Street Main stage 2013 - Michael Ellis
In typical Upthe Creek tradition we will be running live music on 3 stages throughout the weekend: The 4th Street Main Stage, the MK river stage and the all-night-long Rolling Stone stage. But remember, only 1 stage at a time, so that you don’t get to miss out on your favorite acts.
And if that isn’t enough, Red Bull will be bringing some really cool DJ’s (and of course lots of Red Bull) to play a river set on Saturday afternoon, directly after the Wedding. Who’s wedding you may ask? Now that would be telling. More about that another time.
BOS ICED Tea, always keeping it natural, will be wooing you with their acoustic set and BOS cocktails down at the River during Friday and Saturday morning.
So, now you know who’s playing and what the score is. All you need is your ticket and your toothbrush.
Tickets at www.ticketbreak.co.za or on our FB page:
Thursday – Sunday: Presales: R600.00 – Gate: R650.00
Friday – Sunday: Presales: R550.00 – Gate: R600.00
Saturday – Sunday: Presales: R450.00 – Gate: R500.00
Kids 13 years and younger: free entry.
Ballet on the riverbank - Michael Ellis.
If you want to rock out in a little more comfort, then the Heartbreak Motel is for you. There are various options of pre-pitched tents, hot showers, clean toilets, buffet breakfast and other luxuries. For more info and bookings go to:http://www.heartbreakmotel.co.za/
We are running various exciting competitions forUp the Creek 2013. Check out our Competitions page on website for all the details:
Up the Creek CompetitionsGood luck with your entries!
Line up:Up the Creek 2013 line up
Up the Creek Music Festivalis organizedby Red Hot EventsandBlue Moon.www.redhotevents.co.za.
Up the Creek 2013would like to thank our sponsors: 4thStreet, MK, Rolling Stone SA, Bos Iced Tea, Red Bull and Mitchell’s Brewery.
UTC River Stage 2013 - Michael Ellis.
SA Music PR specialist Liny Kruger from LK Mediabook, will be hosting a one day PR course for aspiring publicists with the focus on the music industry. The workshop includes:
1.) How to communicate with media and artists.
2.) Writing of press releases.
3.) PR for a CD Launch.
4.) PR for a CD release.
5.) PR for a gig or tour.
6.) Sampling singles to Radio.
7.) How to work with Magazines, Newspapers, Television and Online (websites and bloggers.)
8.) How to incorporate social media in your PR Drive.
LK Mediabook has worked with many successful artists including: Fokofpolisiekar, Chris Chameleon, Ard Matthews, Mango Groove, aKING, Foto na Dans, Die Tuindwergies, Van Coke Kartel and Zebra and Giraffe – and is also the official PR company for major festivals including RAMfest and Up the Creek.
Date: Saturday 17 November
Time: 10h00 – 15h00
Venue: BrandsRock Boardroom, 2nd Floor, Lifestyle Centre, Kloofstreet.
Payment: 50 % deposit required to secure booking and the rest of payment before date of course on 17 November. Contact Liny at firstname.lastname@example.org for payment info.
Author: Douglas Rodger
As a fitting end to August, the month in which we celebrate South Africa's women, MIO decided to get the low-down on the SA music industry from the perspective of a woman involved behind the scenes and known to many. We caught up with Liny Kruger of the Cape-based company Palila Publicity and asked her a few questions. Read the whole interview here