Number 1 The most read BizCommunity Contributor for 2022, reach over 601 000 subscribers

We're delighted to share the news that Martin Myers - founder of Music Exchange - is number 1.. The most read BizCommunity Contributor for 2022. L to R - Martin Myers, Mark Rosin, Marc Marot, Dr Trevor Jones If you have music and wish to be featured, write to info@musicexchange.org.za. so that questions can be... Continue Reading →

We chat to Nick Knightshade from Dukes of Note ahead of a show in De Waal Park on Sunday 29th Jan with Matthew Mole & Will Linley

Dukes of Note founded in 2014  is a Carnival Rock band from Cape Town combining elements of Balkan rhythms, gypsy punk, vintage blues and swing with good old-fashioned rock ‘n roll; an eccentric blend of dark yet playful theatrics. The band is  Nick Knightshade  Singer & Guitar, Andy Abels - Bass & Backing Vocals , Matthew Cox... Continue Reading →

The Cape Town Jazzathon V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre Friday 13 to Sunday 15 January 2023

The Cape Town Jazzathon, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, is the longest running music festival in South Africa. Also fondly known as ‘The Peoples Festival’, the iconic event will feature at least 6 performances daily, between 12h00 – 20h00.The line-up  at the V&A from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 January 2023  will showcase the amazing talent as unearthed by community music schools.  The Cape... Continue Reading →

Music Exchange musical highlights of 2022

Recognition, celebration, and validation of contribution in composition was the theme on Friday, Jul. 22, 2022, at the University of Cape Town (UCT) when the District-Six-born Dr Trevor Jones accepted a Doctor of Music, honoris causa.Marc Marot, responsible for over 100m album sales at Island records, was in SA for 16 days for the 2022 Music Exchange conference in Cape Town... Continue Reading →

Music Exchange Best of the Best for 2022 with John Maytham on Cape Talk

https://soundcloud.com/martinmyers/best-of-the-best-2022-in-music Music Exchange Best of the Best for 2022 with John Maytham on Cape Talk Chatted to John Maytham on Cape Talk on 27 December to discuss the top 10 for 2022. John Maytham, Martin Myers Topics included Dr Trevor Jones and Marc Marot both in Cape Town for Music Exchange in November. Marc appointed MD... Continue Reading →

Smiley returns to the Mother City for Toodles 2022 – Friday 30th December

Smiley returns to the Mother City for Toodles 2022  - Friday 30th December A house music end of year send-off at The Woodstock Brewery on Friday 30 December. On the back of a sold out Winter show - Smiley in the Sky - the crew has another line up of discerning selectors ready to go. Random Fact - Jozi’s internationally released... Continue Reading →

STEVE LOUW CHATS HIS LATEST ALBUM, THUNDER AND RAIN, AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ARTIST IN A CORPORATE WORLD

Written by Daniel Luckhoff Wessels From Texx And The City For all his accomplishments and accolades – including a SAMA nomination for best rock album with Headlight Dreams – Steve Louw has a genuine and disarming affability to him as he greets me over Zoom from a predictably rainy England. Since he started becoming active in the scene... Continue Reading →

Tasché opens for Francois Van Coke this Sunday 18th Dec at De Waal Park in Cape Town

Brackenfell based Tasché Burger known as Tasché opens for Francois Van Coke this weekend at De Waal Park in Cape Town. The schedule is as follows 10am: Gates open1.15pm to 2.15pm: Camps Bay High2.30pm to 3.15pm: The Rockets3.30pm to 4.30pm: Tasché4.45pm to 6pm: Francois van Coke 6pm: Event ends  She was the winner of the  2019 season... Continue Reading →

Francois van Coke talks Concerts in the Park on Sunday 18th December at De Waal Park Cape Town

I caught up with Francois van Coke last week ahead of him headlining  Concerts in the Park on Sunday 18th December  at  De Waal  Park in Cape Town. Also on the bill is Tasché who is  busy carving out her own space as the new generation Afrikaans rocker. © Andre Badenhorst The new decade means ?... Continue Reading →

Concerts in the Park: How a leftover pocket between reservoirs became a music hub

By Martin Myers, from Biz Community There's no doubt that a city's heart beats boldest through its green spaces. New York has Central Park, London has Hyde Park and Cape Town has De Waal Park. Image by Mark Breetzke: Sipho Mabuse rocking De Waal Park But De Waal Park, in terms of location, is hard... Continue Reading →

Music photographer, Henry Engelbrecht’s legacy lives on in a book of his collective works

Giant in The Pit Website [Pictured: ‘Giant in The Pit’ Book Cover]Image Credit – Dominic Morel  Henry is the Giant in the Pit. A passionate, generous and gentle giant, Henry Engelbrecht will always be remembered for his profound influence on the local live music industry in South Africa.  For over a decade ‘Big H’ – as he was... Continue Reading →

Jazz & Classical Encounters 2022 Vol 4 at Spier Wine Farm Saturday 26th Nov

The 2022 Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival Vol 4 @ Spier Amphitheatre featuring some of the best South African jazz and classical artists in a new feast of contemporary music, takes place on Saturday 26th November 2022. The one-day festival at Spier Wine Farm Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch begins at 12.30 pm (doors open at 11.30am) and will conquer your senses with a mix of jazz and classical music for eight... Continue Reading →

THE RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL JAZZ ON THE LAWN ON 10 -11 DEC 

If you are heading to Cape Town this December, then be sure to catch one of city’s most vibrant  jazz festivals,  Jazz on the Lawn Weekender  over two days, 10-11 December 2022. According to Calvin Peters aka Uncle Cal, a veteran promoter and DJ/producer (originally from Matroosfontein Elsies River), “This year we start Cape Town’s... Continue Reading →

Legends of Old School presents SWITCH ON FESTIVE 2022 on Sunday 27th November 2022

The annual event to herald the festive start to the season is a must on the Cape Town event calendar and this year legends of Old school invite you to CTICC on the balcony to witness the lights coming on as you get entertained by a fabulous band with Tracey Carter, Richard Caesar and Ian Smith and during the breaks you... Continue Reading →

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