The Bay Harbour Sound Stage comes alive with a range of musical talents and genres in November, from an explosive collaboration between Laurie Lavine and SAMA Award-winning artist Josie Field to the pioneering tech-rock sounds of acoustic guitarist Jed James.
Friday Nite LIVE! 15 November – Ann Jangle
Kick starting the weekend’s vibe for Friday Nite LIVE! is Cape Town’s very own Ann Jangle. Influenced by the likes of blues-greats Robert Johnson and Etta James, blended with the rocking sounds of J.J. Cale and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, this unique band will have audiences tapping their feet and bopping their heads. With a versatile sound that combines blues and rock with a touch of 40’s swing, Ann Jangle is steadily making their distinctive mark on the South African music scene. “Ann Jangle is quite frankly one of the finest front women you will see, furiously strumming at her guitar and singing in a wild, deep voice. Bassist Nozome Brink looks on, grinning, never missing a beat.” – LMG Magazine
Saturday 16 November – Hugo the Human Jukebox
Entertaining visitors with his versatility and musical skills is the intensely-talented Mr Hugo “The Human Jukebox” Kleinhans. Any song, any style – if he’s heard it, he’ll sing it. Visit Bay Harbour Market and put his skills to the test!
Sunday 17 November – Valentino Europa Project
Bassist Valentino Europa and friends take to the Bay Harbour Stage on Sunday with classical style of music. A talented double bassist, Tino has played with the likes of Abdullah Ebrahim, Alvin Dyers and the Cape Town Jazz Orchestra to name but a few. Visitors can enjoy the great crafts, art, craft beer and food while listening grooving to great music in the background.
Friday Nite LIVE! 22 November – Laurie Levine and Josie Field
Paired to ignite the Bay Harbour Sound Stage for Friday Nite LIVE! are the two electrifying divas Laurie Levine and Josie Field
Levine’s talent lies in her ability to draw on the deep roots of folk music and combine it with a myriad of other influences, including sounds from America’s Appalachia region and her native South African roots. With acoustic guitar as her main instrument, and her poetic lyrics, Levine allows listeners into an intimate world of her emotions.
SAMA Award-winning Josie Field’s signature sound is a potent mix of lyricism and fire, heartfelt issues and tender constructions.
Her guitar-driven songs combine elements of pop, blues, folk, country and rock to produce a unique and authentic musical flavour. Josie has released three albums, shared the stage with renowned international artists like James Blunt, and enjoyed airplay on radio stations across the country.
This collaboration on the Bay Harbour Sound Stage is one you don’t want to miss!
Saturday 23 November – Grassy Spark
Grassy Spark is a collection of musicians with a passion for groove. The band displays their up-beat music on the Bay Harbour Sound Stage on Sunday, 23 November. They blend ska with rock, funk, reggae and latin, all uniting to form a unique sound that is fuelled by the love they have for music and the diversity of tastes and culture that ‘cooks’ in the Mother City. Band members include Yanick Bathfield (Guitar and Vocals), Josh Riley (Guitar and Vocals), Nick Hurworth (Keys and Sax), Matt Hurworth (Trumpet) Kevin Kok (Bass), Lawrence Jaeger (Drums), and Murray Buitendag (Trombone).
In less than a year of being in the music industry, Grassy Spark has played at a number of venues across South Africa and even managed to record and release their debut offering “The Virtual Kids” on the 21st September from their bedrooms! This band, fresh out the blocks, seeks to inject new life into the once-mighty South African Ska scene.
Sunday 24 November – We Set Sail
On Sunday, catch the dynamic performance by collaborative band We Set Sail. We Set Sail began by becoming a band made up of other bands; a band with no strict directions but a few hints from Marné’s acoustic guitar, inviting input from every other member. With an off-the-cuff attitude and an urgency to bring all sorts of emotions to the fore, the band follows one rule – the music must be instrumental and be able to speak for itself.
The songs tell stories, yet bear no words, instead conveying emotions purely by the agreement of the instruments at play. The music is of a cinematic character, sometimes frail and delicate, and at other times urgent and explosive, creating a wide emotional spectrum. The band’s members and their instruments amalgamate in an organic ebb and flow typical of the band’s collaborative nature.
Friday Nite LIVE! 29 November – Buchanan Blues Bros
Friday Night LIVE! on Bay Harbour Sound Stage sees brothers Mark and Ian Buchanan – The Buchanan Brothers Blues Band. Their love for the blues started at an early age. Mark’s passion for music led him to Johannesburg to play music professionally for 8 years.
Mark has performed with a number of artists including Just Jinger, Max Normal and The Original Evergreens. Mark currently plays for Closet Snare, an electronic jazz outfit in Cape Town, and performs acoustic originals, but his love of the Fender Stratocaster and the blues has seen him collaborate with his brother to form The Buchanan Brothers Blues Band.
Mark and Ian are backed by the steady rhythms of Mark Macdonald, a well-seasoned drummer. This band is designed to enjoy and spread the blues and pays homage to Hendrix, Stevie Ray and all the greats. Their motto is, “Without the blues there would be nothing.”
Saturday 30 November – Barleycorn Music Club meets BHM
The Barleycorn Music Club is a non-profit organisation supporting South African music and has met every Monday for the past 32 years to share their love and passion for music. On Saturday, committee members of the Barleycorn Music Club join musicians at Bay Harbour Market for a mind-blowing music collaboration.
Sunday 1 December – Justin Serrao, Dave van Vuuren, Jed James
Prepare for an amazing collaboration of solo artists on the Bay Harbour Sound Stage on Sunday – Justin Serrao, Daven van Vuuren, Jed James unify to provide visitors to the market with a musical performance unlike any other.
Justin Serrao is a solo acoustic, contemporary folk musician that sings from the heart! His music is written from real experiences, adventures and ideas. Justin has performed shows with the likes of Prime Circle, Parlotones, Albert Frost, Aking, Wrestlerish, Short Straw, Jeremy Loops, Southern Gypsy Queen, Naming James, Wickhead, Wonderboom and Shawn Phillips, to name a few.
Winner of the seventh season of South African Idols, there are few musicians in the country who can match the soul and feeling of David van Vuuren’s performances. In 2011, South African Idols shot Dave to fame, but ‘pop star’ was never the kind of musician he wanted to become. Dave’s alternative style combines soul, folk, ambience and grunge sounds, and makes him a truly unique artist.
Jed James completes the trio for the performance on the Bay Harbour Sound Stage on Sunday. A solo rock artist who is pioneering the hybrid ‘Tech-rock’ genre of music, Jed combines the best elements of Rock, Pop and Technology-based music.
Bay Harbour Market is open from 5 pm to 9 pm for Friday Nite LIVE! from 10.30 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 9.30 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Entrance is free.
Venue: Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay
Address: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806
Time: Friday: 5 pm-9 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9h30 am-4 pm
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The Bay Harbour Sound Stage at the Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay is a popular platform SA’s musical talents to showcase their abilities. The market attracts a wide-ranging audience plus those with a keen interest in all things home-grown and consciousness for recycling!
From the vivacious colours of local arts and crafts and the delicious scent of freshly baked bread to the melodic tones of an animated guitarist or the festive banter of local traders, the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay is an embodiment of creative South African energy and vibrancy. A bustling and busy market, this weekend wonderland of exquisite art, craft, fashion, food and music is a gathering ground for people of all ages and cultures.
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