Zimmermann in Kenia 2015 during his cycle challenge from Cairo to Cape Town.
Actor Ivan Zimmermann prepares for cycle challenge from Beijing to Istanbul (May to October 2016)
South African actor Ivan Zimmermann will depart on a cycling expedition from Beijing to Istanbul on May 14th 2016. He will be riding with 14 other cyclists that he has never met before and together they have to complete 12280km in 145 days. The travelling schedule stretches through the “Silk Route” that consists of ten countries, including China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkey. This is Zimmermann`s second similar challenge. He successfully finished a cycling trip from Cairo to Cape Town in 2015.
Zimmermann says: "I undertook this project because I realized that my goal is to live a purposeful, driven life. I cannot think of a better way to spend my time than to inspire and help others through my expeditions and adventures. Last year's bike ride from Cairo to Cape Town is by far the most challenging project I have ever undertaken.I never thought that I would miss my family, as well as the little things in life so much. For 121 nights I woke up more than 5 times every night. I never thought that I would lose so much weight. I never thought that I would have to ride a bike in 50 degrees. Or be blown off my bike by the wind. I never thought that I would ever go without a bath or shower for 8 days and I never anticipated that I will wake up in the middle of the night with hunger pains. After everyday`s hard riding, I also had to pitch my own tent – for 121 nights. It was extremely tough from beginning to end. But it was worth it. The expedition was a great success! I completed the trip and subsequently collected 4,500 cans of food for The Hanna Charity. Also, through our “Leaders Never Quit” campaign, I motivated many people to never give up. I was happy to be back home and decided to absolutely not do this again. But, three months later I was already planning the Silk Route expedition.”
The Silk Route journey will test Zimmermann and his co riders to the limit. Temperatures will range between minus 10 to 45 degrees and the heights they must drive through can range from 0 to 4500 meters above sea level. Zimmermann says: “I am excited to go further into colder, warmer, higher, lower temperatures and landscapes and meet more interesting people from diverse cultures.”
Video of the Cairo to Cape expedition 2015:
Videos of Zimmermann`s arrival in Cape Town after the Cairo to Cape trip last year:
SAICA (South African Institute for Chartered Accountants) is one of the main sponsor for Zimmermann`s expedition. The “Leaders Never Quit” motivational program that forms an integral part of Zimmermann`s challenge, is a special incentive for SAICA`s students and members. One of the facets of the motivational program is a direct broadcast of the cycling expedition on www.ivanzimmermann.com. Willi Coates, Senior Executive: Brand says: “SAICA decided to sponsor Zimmermann on this journey, because to become a Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)] involves hard work and dedication, similar to the journey Zimmermann will be embarking upon. The parallel with him cycling 9 stage of harsh terrain from Beijing to Istanbul and that of our trainees completing their journey of becoming CAs(SA) is obvious to those who have traveled this road before. Furthermore, Zimmermann is undertaking this epic ride for charity. Following SAICA`s sponsorship in the 2015 Tour d` Afrique (Cape to Cairo), his contribution has been phenomenal in terms of raising funds as well as motivating our trainees. SAICA therefore decided to invest in the campaign again in 2016.”
www.feesforall.org.za - Participants can pledge through the snapscan code or the sms line via these websites - Participants can start pledging from 1 May.The winner will be announced on 15 September 2016. Says Fees For All Director, Adv. Kaiél Grobler: “We believe that Zimmermann’s courage and relentless pursuit for success, will inspire and encourage students of underprivileged backgrounds to rise above their circumstances and chase their educational dreams. The campaign aims to raise awareness and help find solutions for the many struggles students in this country face. We call on South Africans to make a donation towards the cause by pledging R30. We call on everyone to help make South Africa a better place for all.”
Innermation is the third main sponsor for the expedition. “At Innermation we create and cultivate educational environments that are optimal to influence perceptual sets. We believe that simple but innovative educational solutions, founded on uncomplicated philosophy and universal core values, reveal the “why do we do what we do.” We develop talent. We create excitement. We communicate brands. We reveal rock stars. This is what we do.” Read more about Innermation at: http://innermation.co.za
“This is a dream come true” says Zimmermann. “I am fortunate to be able to embark on such wild and wonderful adventures. Follow the journey on www.ivanzimmermann.com as well as on Twitter: @IvanZimmermann1 and on Instagram: IvanZimmermann1. The live broadcast can also be followed on Periscope: @IvanZimmermann
“Fate loves the fearless”
- James Russell Lowell
TRASH CABARET PRESENTS
CARNIVAL OF DREAMS SATURDAY 14 MAY. HILLCREST QUARRY DURBANVILLE.
“A collaboration begun, born from the heart of a playful nun, We created a show, and little did we know, what that show may become!”
Trash Cabaret is a multi - cultural circus cabaret extravaganza. Featuring artists and performers from around the world, Trash Cabaret sets out to give you an evening of carnival magic. Nomadic Orchestra, Ann Jangle, Crimson House, Trash Cabaret Band, Mzanzi Marching band, Acrobats, Tumblers , Aerialacrobats , Fire performances , Juggling , Burlesque, Art exhibitions, Afrikaburn donated art, Jumping castles, Theatrical performances.
We invite you to join the magic of Trash Cabaret!
Where you’ll be blown away by the amazing stage,
created to entertain you, your heart, your mind,
your body and your soul!
It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old,
or you may have had plans for Saturday 14th of May,
Ask those friends if they may also want to play on Saturday,
the 14th of May at the Trash Cabaret!!!
What is Trash Cabaret you may say?
Well, let`s take a moment to explain:
Trash Cabaret begun when a French Canadian nun, spun out of her robe whileguiding an egg from her head to her toe, once she held it there she kicked the egg into the air, caught in her mouth, and swallowed it down whole! This was her act, and in fact, what an act it was! Everywhere she did the act, it was met with great applause! She had many talented friends, who also loved to play. She invited them all to attend, with shows of their own to portray!
Photos by Jean-Olivier Curdy.
Trash Cabaret is a circus like no other. An underground gypsy contingent comprised of various performance groups - burlesque dancers, acrobats, jugglers, aerial artists, roaming characters, dancers of body and fire, and a full brass band to accompany the show. Taking the night out into a glorious party of carnival chaos!
Video of 2013 – warming up the vibe!
Key performance groups:Psychadelic Theatre, Sky Dance Studio, Action Arte and Black Orchid Burlesque.
Doors open 4pm
Activities start 6pm
8pm main show starts.
Tickets are on Quicket, it's cheaper if you buy sooner. Early bird tickets are R100. But they run out end of March. In April they are R120. Which isn't plenty. On the day of the dreaming, theywill be slightly more. They will be R150 at the door.
The Big Blues Meets Rock Festival 2016
Saturday 9 April, Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville.
Dan Patlansky, Blues Broers, Gerald Clark Trio, Mark Haze, Crimson House, Natasha Meister, Pebbleman, The Rockerfellas, Jesse Jordan.
If you're a Rocker and/or a Blues lover, get your groove on for electrifying Blues& Rock will join forces again at HILLCREST QUARRY in Durbanville on Saturday the 9th ofApril.
Featuring 9 Bands in a huge Marquee on a big stage with30000 watts of sonic power, this year`s event is set tobe a magnificent blast at one of the most incredible live music venues in SA. One of the highlights of the show will be the official (Cape Town) launch of Dan Patlansky's brand new album 'Introvertigo'. Patlansky says of the new album: “Fans can expect a unique brand of Blues Rock born out of guitar playing whilst striving for strong songwriting. I am very excited and proud of this album, and honestly feel this is my best release to date.” Patlansky has just completed a hugely successful2 month European Tour with the incredible Joe Satrianiand hehas gainedhuge recognition overseas including being voted as one of the Top Ten best Rock guitaristsin the world today.
Another great addition to this year`s line up is Crimson House. Grassroots, soul lifting, foot-stomping, heartmoving audio candy, built on a brotherhood that will outlive the timelessness of music they create. The music will take you back a century and right into the modern age within the same bar-line. Rooted in blues, coated in gypsy undertones, blended with early Jazz fuelled by roaring guitars, blazing Brass, sensational saxophones, shredding Banjos, & soul sweeping Harmonica's, lead by a gravel paved voice coming out of a hard worked soul.
Food Stalls, Family Entertainment and Blues Rocking Goodness will be yours for 10 hours straight.Doors open at 12h15. We also have a monstrous Lucky Draw worth nearly R24000: A Fender Stratocaster, a Huge Cash Prize and a Paul Bothner MusicVoucher will be going home to a lucky ticket holder. You'll be able to buy a lucky draw ticket at the Festival for R30 but you'll also get a Free Lucky Draw entry worth R30 with all Computicket bookings. You can collect your lucky draw ticket at the gate on presentation of your Computicket.
Tickets: R220 at Computicket 0861 9158000
For info Phone Hillcrest Quarry on 021 976 4959 or visitwww.bluesmeetsrock.co.za
13h00 Jesse Jordan
14h00 Natasha Meister
15h00 Gerald Clark Trio
16h00 The Blues Broers
17h00 Crimson House
18h00 Pebblemanwith Special Guests
19h15 Mark Haze
20h15 Huge Fender Lucky Draw
20h30 Dan Patlansky(Official Introvertigo Album Launch)
21h45 The Rockerfellas
For more info Phone Hillcrest Quarry on 021 976 4959 or visitwww.bluesmeetsrock.co.za
“The blues is not something you choose to play. It’s a bit like falling in love. It just happens, because it feels so right.” Rob Nagel. The Blues Broers.
“Rock is the rule breaker!” Mark Haze.
Woodstock Live, Sunday 20 March 2016
Trafalgar Park, Woodstock.
The Kaggen Music and Film Trust is planning a series of diverse, multi-faceted events in Cape Town in 2016.
Woodstock Live is about establishing an environment of creative expression and engagement through spontaneous and meaningful cultural conversations and innovative ideas to promote artistic integrity and fearlessness.
Various socially-focused music events consisting of a series of multi genre park festivals,a tea party for the elderly and a music festival for children will be staged at Trafalgar Park, District 6, Woodstock, throughout the year.The Woodstock Live brand is inviting Cape Town communities to connect with each other through these events.
The Launch Event
The first Woodstock Live music concert will be held on Sunday 20 March.Trafalgar Park (Corner of Searle Street and Victoria Road.)Gates open at 13h00. Concert from 14h00 to 24h00. The line up includes the following popular South African artists:
· Das Kapital
· Mix n Blend
· Los Tacos
· DJ InviZAble feat. Computer General
· Manny Walters
· Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions
· The Liminals
Tickets are available athttp://www.ticketpro.co.za/
Children under 12 (accompanied by adult) FREE
Learners under 18 (accompanied by adult) R80.00
Limited Early Bird Special R100.00
At the Gate R130.00
Facebook – Woodstock Live
Twitter - @woodstock_live
Instagram username – woodstocklive7925
The Kaggen Music and Film Trust’s – Woodstock Live project:
Christopher de Vries,The Kaggen Music and Film Trustsays: “As a collective we acknowledge the past and celebrate the evolution of Woodstock, striving for an inclusive approach between creative industry, local residents, businesses and communities.Our business model for Woodstock Live is based on the social enterprise model.Our first objective is to develop a sustainable model over a term and then following this phase we will aim to develop a profitable series of events.
Some of the proceeds from the series will be then be allocated to social beneficiary projects. The Kaggen Music and Film Trust, together with our social outcomes partner, The Big Issue,http://www.bigissue.co.za,will be the advisory team, responsible for the distribution of the projected revenue.We are also exploring additional areas of collaboration as we develop the partnership, for example skills share, staffing, training and music collaborations.”
Jessica Schnehage, project manager for Woodstock Live: “Woodstock Live encourages collaboration and emphasises the importance of bridging divides by bringing different cultures and genres into the same creative space.We are inspired by individuals who embrace their own individuality while contributing to those around them.”
Jägermeister presents Up The Creek 2016
28 – 31 January 2016
Think cool river...think colour and cocktails…think summer….think fun! Round up your mates and gather round. The trumpeter`s cheeks are bulging – tooteretootoot! Throw in an anticipating drumro... hear hear!…..ladies and gentleman, we are jolly happy to announce the bands signed to play at Jägermeister presents Up The Creek Music Festival 2016:
Shortstraw, Sannie Fox, Bye Beneco, Dave Ferguson, Albert Frost & Robin Auld, The Ballistics, The Vanilla, Stoker, Grassy Spark, Nomadic Orchestra, Al Bairre, Georgetown, Southern Wild, Crimson House Blues, Hatchetman, The Black Cat Bones, Bark, December Streets, Jonathan Peyper Trio, Gerald Clark and the Dead Men, Guy Collins, Akkedis, Piet Botha, Kings Down South, The Coast, Rubber Duc, The Streaks, Bandolero, Goodluck Live (DJ Set), Jon Savage, Slow Jack, Basson Laubscher, Wynand Davel, Friso Woudstra, Dylan Pistorius.
We had a blast in 2015 and cannot wait to bring you more of the same music-with a-river-runs-through-it magic in 2016. We took all of your feedback into consideration and have decided to go back to our 2014 event size and will therefore only be selling 2700 full weekend tickets. Please note that 50% of the tickets are sold out, so don’t wait and be disappointed.
We also asked some of our festival goers why they keep coming back every year. Here is what they had to say:
“From the first song Up the Creek gets under your skin and nothing can keep you from coming back for more! ~ Nicola Wooding from Wellington.
Jackie Barham from Knysna has been going to Up the Creek since 2008: “By far in my opinion the best festival in the country. I love seeing SA Musicians giving it their all and I love the intimacy of Up the Creek.”
Gail Robinson from Cape Town says that she has been to every Up the Creek for the past 25 years: “I keep coming back for the music – am a big SA Music fan – and of course, the beautiful venue.”
Some videos from Up the Creek 2015:
Full weekend tickets: R900 (excl. booking fees)
Link to buy tickets:http://utc.nutickets.co.za/UTC2016
*Please remember no under 18s allowed into venue.
If you want to rock out in a little more comfort, then the Heartbreak Motel tented accommodation is for you. There are two options of pre-pitched tents, hot showers, toilets, buffet breakfast and other luxuries. For more info and bookings gowww.heartbreakmotel.co.za
Festival gates open at 15:00 on Thursday 28 Jan and close again at 17:00 on Sunday 31 Jan.
For updates go check out the website:www.upthecreek.co.za
Albert Frost - photo by:Riehan Bakkes.
TABLE MOUNTAIN BLUES SUMMIT 2015
Saturday 5 December, Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville.
100% Pure Blues.
Its been 10 Years!
Albert Frost Trio, The Black Cat Bones, Gerald Clark, Guy Collins Band, The Boulevard Blues Band, Aidan Martin Trio, Jonathan Peyper Band, Frank Freeman, The Studebakers, Wayne Pauli Trio, Basson Laubscher & The Violent Free Peace, Bandeleros.
South Africa's Premier Blues Music Festival returns to Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville to celebrate its 10th Birthday on Saturday 5 December 2015. Hosting 12 of the country's top Blues artists, the 2015 concert is proudly presented and brought to you by our sponsors COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY, PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC and FENDER SA.
TMBS organiser Mike Combrinck says that he thought of the concept of starting a Blues Festival in Cape Town after seeing a Jazz&Blues Session at the late Steak and Ale in Pretoria in 2005. He says: “Good Blues shows were relatively hard to find in South Africa at the time. So in 2006, the first Table Mountain Blues Summit was held at Tafelberg Tavern in Town, showcasing 6 Blues acts to an audience of just under 450 guests. We gave our hearts and souls and boots to get this going. In 2007 Richard Pryor came aboard as a partner and we grew this little fesival into the monster it became (last year had 22 acts). Richard played a big role in the development of the Summit over the past few years, but has now stepped down as one of the organisers, due to other responsibilities. The Summit brought in more Rock and Folk Music over the last few years, but myself and friend Mike Crawford, who has now come on board, (Two Mikes don’t make a wrong) have decided to keep the Summit to its original Blues roots for our 10 Year Birthday Celebration.”
TMBS 2015 will be bringing you 12 of the blues artists that are making serious waves in the industry right. This will be a nonstop 13+ hour blues party of extreme proportions!
Doors open 10h00. First band up at 11h00.
Tickets: R195.00 – Bookings atComputicketor can purchase it at Hillcrest Quarry.Free entrance for children under 12 (must present some form of ID)
Do’s n Don’ts
- Bring along your wonderful persona’s
- Bring your costume to paddle in the dam
- Bring your own camping chair
- Bring lots of sunscreen
- Bring all your friends
- Don`t Bring guns
- Don`t Bring bad attitude
- Don`t Bring your own drinks or food
- Don`t Forget to bring something warm
- Don`t Forget to tell all your friends about lekka Jol
CAMPHILL VILLAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday 31 October 2015.
Camphill Village Westcoast, 40 Km from Cape Town.
BEATENBERG, JUST JINJER, OTTOMAN SLAP, BOOTLEGGERS, SWALLOWERS OF TIME.
Camphill Village West Coast will be hosting their second annual music festival on 31 October. The event will start at 13H00 and run until 19H00. The line-up includes popular South African artists: Beatenberg, Just Jinjer, Ottoman Slap, Bootleggers and Swallowers of Time.
The Festival will be an outdoor concert, with a variety of great food and wine stalls. Come and join uson the beautiful countryside festival grounds for a day of good vibes and fabulous music.
James Sleigh, Managing Director at Camphill Village Westcoast says that they are excited to have Just Jinjer and Beatenberg as the headliners of this year`s Festival. Beatenberg is the fresh new face of pop music from South Africa. They won a total of 7 SAMAS in 2015 including Best Album. Just Jinjer also needs no introduction. They are South African Music Legends. Sleigh says that with names like these on the line up, Camphill Village Music Festival will hopefully grow to be a highlight on the Music Festival Calendar in the Western Cape. Add to that Ottoman Slap`s exotic flair, Bootleggers` musical mojoand Swallowers of Time`s blues-rock vibes, the Camphill Village Music Festival 2015 is set to be an unforgettable experience.
More about CamphillVillage Westcoast:
Camphill has provided a unique inclusive approach to life for Intellectually Disabled adults, for over 50 years, involving them in the activities of a thriving community. Residents live and work at Camphill. They live in group homes, run by a group home leader, and work in one of the various enterprises on the premises. The enterprises consist of a dairy, a bakery, a cosmetics workshop and a working farm. Produce from the enterprises are sold to many shops and outlets in CapeTown. The revenue generated from these sales, helps to sustain the organisation. The Music Festival is a Fundraising event to further support the Camphill Village Westcoast community.
Tickets R200 atwww.webtickets.co.za. (Free entrance for children under 4 years and R100 for children under 13.)
Directions to the venue are on the Contact page of Camphill website:http://www.camphill.org.za/contact-us
For more information, people can contact Janine on 021571 8600 or visitwww.camphill.org.za
Please note that no alcohol will be sold to under 18`s.
Photos: Jono Ferreira/Lexar.
Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic played in South Africa for the first time at Oppikoppi The Fantastic Mr.VosVos and One Night In Cape Town in August 2015. Fans old and new loved them! Here some short media reviews & tweets from festival goers:
"Twin Atlantic proved a point at Oppikoppi. Not only are they a phenomenal recording band, but they are a powerhouse of a live act. Definitely one of the highlights of the festival!"Wayde Flowerday, SoMuchMusic.co.za
"What I loved about the Twin Atlantic show was that they engaged with the whole crowd - front to back. The show was like a journey going through energetic songs and more emotional ones. I think they now have a bunch of new SA fans!"Elsa la Cock, DirtyPinkCity Blog.
“Twin Atlantic's first performance on South African soil was definitely a memorable one. Anyone who has ever heard their music will know their catchy, sing-along tunes and seeing the band live brought their music to life. The band as a whole performed well, although it did feel as though the set was slightly rushed. Any audience interaction that happened felt slightly forced and Sam's vocals may have been impacted by the notorious Oppi dust as he seemed to struggle to hit his trademark high notes. All in all, a great performance by the Scottish rockers."Henry Marsh, DropYourDrinkblog.
‘Twin Atlantic were amazing. Twin Atlantic brought some serious energy to the James Phillip Stage on Sunday. A set filled with songs such as Yes, I Was Drunk, Free, What Is Light? Where Is Laughter and Hold On created an atmosphere where those who knew the band, could really just jam it out. For those who did not know the band before OppiKoppi, Sam McTrusty and crew definitely made them feel welcome. One of the highlights of this year's OppiKoppi.”Jeanne Mulder, Puk fm.
"Twin Atlantic played an absolutely mesmerising set that left everybody in attendance reeling for more! The accents so smooth, the guitars so tuned and the lyrics perfectly on point!"Brendan Bowie.www.samusicscene.co.za
“Truly surprised and in awe of how many song lyrics were known in this dusty little patch down at the end of Africa.”www.recordingstudios.co.za
"Twin Atlantic drew a large crowd to the James Phillips stage as they performed hits such as “Oceans”, “Brothers and sisters” and “Heart and soul”. The crowd enjoyed their energy and stage presence, which made for a memorable performance. " Elmarie Kruger, Perdeby.
@Kerry_Knight_: No.1 at Oppi was definitely @twinatlantic BLOWN AWAY!
@BiancaCimma: You have my heart and my soul
@4am_rock: @oppikoppi was amazing and meeting Sam and the boys from @twinatlantic was epic! Great guys and incredible show!http://pic.twitter.com/63HbrnqIvY
@Miss_Vis: @twinatlantic had the best time with you guys at @oppikoppi yesterday!!! Best show of the festival!http://pic.twitter.com/K49TiLLen7
One Night in Cape Town:
@CraigRoxy: Twin Atlantic put on such an amazing performance last night at One Night In CapeTown. https://t.co/tOdhk4ls0s
@garethisatwit: @twinatlantic Thank you so much for coming to Cape Town! Loved every minute of your set.
@ShannInsanity: @twinatlantic you guys made me so happy in Cape Town! My voice was almost gone from singing along thank you! Please come back soon!
photos: Christelle Duvenhage.
Latest album: Great Divide (Red Bull Records.)
Real Wired Music and Polo Jeans Company present the Cape Town Folk `n Acoustic Music Festival. On the 7th and 8th August 2015, an array of top South African artists will perform completely acoustically in an intimate, concert-style setting. These performances will be stripped down to the essence of the songs. This is the 8th instalment and as per normal, 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.
Take - Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic Music, Cape Jazz and a Swamp of Blues… then throw in a few guitars, a piano, violin, banjo,ukulele, cello, piano accordion, steel pan, blues harp and voices from the heavens - all played by some of South Africa’s finest in these genres – and you have the Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival.
Organiser Gavin Minter from Real Wired Music says: “Over the last 7 Folk n Acoustic events we have showcased 118 artists and bands, involving approximately 150 musicians. For this next concert we have decided to not repeat any of the artists from the past 7 concerts. We want to keep it fresh! We are honoured to have David Kramer on the line up. We are also excited about having new talented artists like Fruit Vendor and Chris Werge sharing a stage with legends like Valiant Swart, Tony Cedras and Roger Lucey.
Photo: Gale McAll.
The line up:
Friday 7th August:David Kramer, Valiant Swart, MacStanley, Tailor, Medicine Boy, Donovan Copley from Hotwater, Andra, Wren Hinds, Faye Oakes,Roger Lucey, Bill Knight Fruit Vendor, Chris Verge, Jasmine Minter.
Saturday 8th August: David Kramer, Valiant Swart, MacStanley, Tailor, Donovan Copley from Hotwater, Nicky Schrire, Ariella Caira, Rocking Horse, Andra, Timothy Hutchinson, Jono Grayson, Tony Cedras, Dave Reynolds, Basson Laubscher.
Polo Jeans Company:
Rich in heritage, the iconic fashion label Polo announces the launch of their signature denim brand;Polo Jeans Co. The core of the brand is firmly rooted in the premium denim segment with signature fits, a range of wash gradients and subtle, innovative construction details to set ‘Your Jeans’ apart.Polo Jeans Co.’s lifestyle collection of tops, shirts, knitwear and jackets blend contemporary design refinement while always maintaining a deeply original Jeans attitude. Denim shares the same soul and attitude found in music, it’s a lifestyle and a way of thinking. YourPolo Jeans Co. jeans will live your lifestyle, shaped by every memory and getting better with every wash. These are your Jeans.
Ticket Prices: R195 to R175 per ticket. Bookings atComputicket.
Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cape-Town-Folk-n-Acoustic-Music-Festival/113231878787427?fref=ts/ Twitter: @CTFolkFest
TWIN ATLANTIC (Scotland) LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA:
5fm announces TWIN ATLANTIC on 5Live Friday August 7th, ahead of their performances at One Night in Cape Town, Shimmy Beach Club on August 7th and Oppikoppi The Fantastic Mr. VosVos on August 9th.
“As catchy as any boy band you'll hear all year, but built with old-fashioned rock-guitar hooks. And a Scottish brogue.” – USA Today
As a warm up to their shows at Shimmy Beach Club Cape Town and at Oppikoppi -The Fantastic Mr. VosVos, Twin Atlantic will visit Red Bull Studios, CapeTown to perform on 5Live on Friday August 7th. 5fm listeners will be familiar with Twin Atlantic`s catchy singles that have been playing on 5fm since August 2014: “Brothers and Sisters”, “Heart and Soul” and “Hold on” (from album Great Divide – Red Bull Records.)
Twin Atlantic has had a busy year up to date, including an extensive tour in UK. They have been performing to full houses and have received rave reviews following the success of their latest album release Great Divide (Red Bull Records, August 2014.) Q magazine said of the album: “Scottish next big things step it up with an arena-rock-sized swagger” and Kerrang! commented: “If their ascent over the past years has shown us anything, they’ll soon be plunging their flag into the summit of British rock.”
McTrusty says that the band is looking forward to their time in South Africa. “It's going to be a trip of a lifetime for us and something we never realized we could achieve with this band. We have been playing major festivals in the UK, North America, Europe and Australia so it's with big smiles and pride that we can now say we have been to a whole new continent and rocked with people so far from home. See you soon!””
Since the release of Great Divide the album has produced three hit singles “Heart and Soul”; “Brothers and Sister” and “Hold On.” The fourth single off the album “Fall into the Party” was released to SA Radio stations in June 2015.
Listen to the single here:
Also View “Fall Into the Party” live video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leNOnqxhF2A
Mc Trusty says of the making of the video:"We worked with our friend Paul Bugler over the whole build up, release and live shows from “Great Divide” capturing a life-changing 18 months for us personally and as a band. We always view new music as progress. Getting to express ourselves. Travelling. Meeting new people who become inspirations and friends. This video is a compilation that is just the tip of the iceberg. We feel like we have only just scratched the surface. It's been a pleasure to bring this song to life and through that have such a literal visual representation of what the song stands for. Enjoy!”
The bulk of Great Dividewas recorded in Rockfield in Wales with producer Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies), who also helmed Free. Additional songs were recorded in the States with Jacknife Lee (Snow Patrol, U2, R.E.M.).
Twin Atlanticformed in 2007 when McTrusty and bassist Ross McNae, a friend from school, joined forces with drummer Craig Kneale and lead guitarist and occasional cello player Barry McKenna.All four had been in previous bands on the Glasgow scene. They bonded over a shared love of alternative rock, punk-pop and the city’s skate and street art scene, as well as a determination to make music their day jobs. Their ferocious shows soon saw them booked to support Smashing Pumpkins,Biffy Clyro and their teen idols Blink 182.Within two years, they had played most major UK festivals and been signed, following a tip-off from Alan McGee, to American labelRed Bull Records.
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Twin Atlanticwill be on stage atOne Night in Cape TownShimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront on 7 August (Tickets at Computicket) and atOppikoppi-The Fantastic Mr. VosVoson Sunday 9 August 2015. Tickets for the festival athttps://plankton.mobi/Home/Index