GUYY & THE FOX UNITED TOUR – AUSTRALIAN CELTIC INFUSED INDIE FOLK DUO TO TOUR SOUTH AFRICA THIS SEPTEMBER

All Things Entertainment in association with The Project Room South Africa, is very proud to announce the award winning alt folk guitarist, Guyy, will be heading to South Africa this September accompanied by violinist extraordinaire, Amelia Gibsonzu as part of the Guyy + The Fox United Tour.

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Guyy and The Fox will be performing at the White Mountain Festival alongside the cream of South African and other international acoustic artists.

Nominated for several awards including 2 ARIA’s, (Best Independent Release, Best Blues and RootsArtist) Guyy was crowned Australian Nation Busking Champion2013 and won the 2013 ACT Best Blues, Roots & World artist. He plays tribute to Pink Floyd ingenuity with a personal taste for Australian roots & folk and uses his music as a creative vehicle for connecting with people which he has a remarkable talent for. He has been sharing his journey nationwide throughout2013 and 2014 where he has performed solo or with accompanying musicians in festivals, markets, clubs, pubs and alleyways and anywhere he can get people to stop and listen and buy his independentEP. Guyy has a particular love of grass roots events where he can directly connect with people.

Says Guyy, “The South African tour is a dream come true. Playing the White Mountain Festival in the middle of the Drakensberg Mountain range with performances by top quality African, South African and international musicians will be an honour and a fantastic experience . Having spent the last few weeks researching the country and the music, my excitement levels are through the roof at this stage, I can’t wait to exploreJohannesburg, Cape Town, and the Drakensburg Mountains!”

Guyy will be joined on the United Tour by violinist Amelia Gibson (The Fox). Amelia, aged 19, brings on board 16 years of playing experience,blending her classical training and Celtic influences to produce afierce playing style, adding even more energy to Guyy’s already exciting performance. Amelia was classically trained from ages 3 to16 and was exposed to Celtic and folk music through her parent’s love of folk festivals and gradually the classical world and Celtic roots and folk influences started to blend together. Having worked in orchestras, quartets and as a session musician, Amelia brings an incredible amount of experience and talent to the act.

 

18 September2014 – Johannesburg, Tokyo Star

Address: 26Gleneagles Road, Greenside

Opening Acts:Chiba

Cover Charge:R20.00 at the door

 

19 September2014 – Johannesburg, Pop Art Theatre

Address: 286 FoxStreet, Main Street Life, Maboneng Precinct

Opening Acts:Josie Field, Chiba

Cover Charge: R80pre-sale or R100.00 at the door

TICKETS: http://www.popartcentre.co.za/book-tickets/

 

20 September2014 – Johannesburg, Play Station Theatre

Address: Corner2nd Avenue & 16th Street (MOTH Hall), Parkhurst.

Opening Acts:Rambling Bones, Shotgun Tori

Cover Charge:R100.00 pre-sale

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: saulb@polka.co.za /083 414 0041

 

24 – 26 –White Mountain Festival, Estcourt KwaZulu Natal

https://www.facebook.com/whitemountainfestival

 

27 September2014 – Cape Town, Bay Harbour Market

Address: 31Harbour Road, Hout Bay

Cover Charge:FREE ENTRANCE as part of the market

 

28 September2014 – Cape Town, Garden Court Theatre

Address: ℅ Melbourne& Coronation Roads, Walmer Estate, Cape Town

Opening Acts: GuyButtery, Wild Lettuce

Cover Charge: R90pre-sale at www.webtickets.co.za, R100 at the door

 

30 September2014 – Cape Town, Cafe Roux

Address: FarmVillage, Chapmans Peak Drive, Noordhoek

OpeningActs: Joshua Grierson

Cover Charge:R100

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: bookings@caferoux.co.za /021 789 2812

 

More dates may be added.

 

For more information on Guyy and the United Tour, please contact:

 

The Project Room

Jessica Schnehage

Jessica@theprojectroom.co.za

(021) 786 4451

 

All Things Entertainment

NancyHillary

nancy@allthingsentertainment.com.au

+61 (02) 9980 667710348799_513957378704243_8576631456860660799_o

ZEBRA & GIRAFFE FOR THE AFRICA VOICES TRUST

The Africa Voices Trust presents their annual gala concert at the Fugard Theatre, featuring award winning programme graduates Zebra & Giraffe.

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The Africa Voices Trust is proud to present their annual gala concert at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town on Monday 8 September, featuring award winning programme graduates Zebra & Giraffe who will be performing a unique unplugged and “stripped down” show including new material off their latest release “Knuckles.”

Says lead singer and founder, Greg Carlin: “The Africa Voices Programme has turned our world upside down. It has taught us new ways of thinking about our music, from how we produce it to how we perform it. The programme has re-energized the band in ways we never thought possible. I’ve personally learnt more in the past few months than I’ve learnt in my entire time in the music industry. The programme has demystified so many aspects of what makes music successful, powerful and globally accessible. It’s knowledge that’s being offered nowhere else in South Africa!”

In the 6 years since Zebra & Giraffe performed their first show to an expectant crowd at Oppikoppi in 2008, the band have headlined all of South Africa’s major festivals, toured the length and breadth of the country and performed alongside The Killers, Snow Patrol, Oasis, Sum41, Prodigy and Panic at the Disco. In 2009 they were invited to perform live at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Nairobi, Kenya, and in 2011 performed at MusExpo in Los Angeles.

“Knuckles” is the fourth studio release from Zebra & Giraffe, following “Collected Memories” (2008) which produced seven Top10 singles and won the SAMA for ‘Best Rock Album’ and the MTV All Africa Award for the band as ‘Best Alternative Band’; “The Knife EP” (2010), launched internationally and mixed at Metropolis Studios in London (Editors, Florence and The Machine, Snow Patrol, U2); “The Inside” (2010); and “The Wisest Ones” (2012) which again won the SAMA for ‘Best Rock Album’ and earned MK Music Awards nominations for ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Rock Album’.

Africa has talent. It has an abundant wealth of exciting musical talent that needs to be nurtured.The Africa Voices Trust is a non-profit organization created to support the development of highly talented and deserving young African musicians and singers across all styles & genres. The primary goal of the Trust is to identify, educate and grow future stars and to empower them to create financially sustainable and meaningful careers. In order to make their mark in the music industry – one of the most competitive industries in the world – South African artists must be equipped with know-how and experience and have access to world-class music mentorship and facilities that will guide them to a point where they are ready to produce music that can compete with the best in the world. Africa Voices do not just aim to teach the participants valuable skills; but to identify and nurture leadership potential, to support entrepreneurial spirit and to actively inspire and empower them to take responsibility for their role as future standard bearers in the growth of the African Music Industry.

There is no academic requirement to gain entry to the programme. The financial incapability to pursue academic studies, regardless of talent and ambition, is a relevant factor and a reality in South Africa which results in great talent falling by the wayside. All the recording, performance and career development programmes presented by the Africa Voices Trust are offered free of charge to successful participants, as the Trust actively raises all funds required to facilitate these opportunities.

All proceeds of the Gala Concert with Zebra and Giraffe on 8 September will go towards the work of the Africa Voices Trust. Tickets cost R100 to R140 via 021 461 4554 or www.computicket.com. Special discounts are available for Friends of the Fugard and Students.

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ZEBRA & GIRAFFE “KNUCKLES” ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

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Its a visual lighting spectacle from front of house and when they hit the chorus of their new single Ive Been Bad, 12 000 people lose their collective shit. Zebra & Giraffe has never sounded better technically or more rock nroll!.Oppikoppi 2014 ~ www.texxandthecity.com

Zebra & Giraffe `s new album Knuckleswill be introduced to fans with an extensive tour across the country in September and October 2014. Theeight-track album is a powerful reminder of why Zebra & Giraffe have twice been awarded the SAMA for Best Rock Album(2008 and 2014), as well as the MTV All Africa(2009) award for Best Alternative Band.

The first single off album, IVE BEEN BADwas released earlier this month. IVE BEEN BADwas written and recorded by Zebra & Giraffe, dual produced by Grammy-winning engineer Darryl Torr and performance craft maven Shy, and mixed in Los Angeles by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Fleetwood Mac).

The accompanying video for the new single was directed by Ross Garrett (who co-directed Die Antwoord’s Fok Julle Naaiers) and shot by acclaimed D.O.P Rob Malpage (The Knife, End Of The Road). It features members of the Hells Angels South Africa, a PlayboyPlaymate, a cameo by Bert Carlin and a select cast of Zebra & Giraffe fans & friend.

Listen to Ive Been Bad here: https://soundcloud.com/zebraandgiraffe/ive-been-bad  

Watch Ive Been Bad video here: http://youtu.be/Pbpw7opV8bc

Buy Ive Been Bad single here:http://bit.ly/IveBeenBadiTunes

Zebra & Giraffe is currently hailed as one of South Africa`s finest live acts as proved by these raving reviews for their performance at Oppikoppi Odyssey 2014. Do not miss them on tour!

Their live set at Oppikoppi proved that The Wisest Ones, along with the taste we got of their new stuff, has not only cemented Zebra & Giraffe as one of SAs heavyweights in the genre, but showed that theyre not all about tight jeans and pretty guitars. Theyre about the music. I look forward to this next album.” – Nikita Ramkissoon, Mail & Guardian Online.

These rockers have become one of the best live acts that South Africa has to offer” – Henno Kruger, Running Wolf`s Rant.

Their new single ‘I’ve been bad’ shows exactly where the band is, dark verses,a catchy chorus, and showcasing how hard they have been working. It’s just so good! “They are sleeker and more polished than they have ever been.” – Catherine Grenfell, 5fm.

Make sure to catch Zebra & Giraffe live at the following venues in September and October:

 

Knuckles album Tour Details:

 

Mon 8 September

Cape Town, The Fugard Theatre (unplugged)

Africa Voices Gala Concert

Address: Caledon Street, District 6

Show Starts: 20h00

Cover Charge: R100.00 – R140.00 (R10 discount for students & Friends of the Fugard)

Tickets: 021 461 4554 OR www.computicket.com / 083 915 8000

 

Thurs 11 September

Cape Town, Pigalle Supper Club (unplugged)

Address: 57 Somerset Road, Green Point

Show starts: 19h00

Cover Charge: R290 including 3 course meal & whisky pairing

Tickets: www.webtickets.co.za 

 

Fri 12 September

Cape Town, German Club

Address: 6 Roodehek Terrace, off Hope Street

Show starts: 21h00

Cover Charge: Early bird: R50. Presale and at door: R60

Tickets: www.webtickets.co.za 

 

Sat 13 September

Port Elizabeth, Pool City

Address: 13/14 Times Square, Heugh Road

Show starts: 21h00

Cover Charge: R60

 

Sun 14 September

Port Elizabeth, The Cash Store (unplugged)

Address: 278 Sardinia Bay Road

Show starts: 21h00

Cover Charge: R60

 

Wed 17 September

Bloemfontein, Die Mystic Boer

Address: 84 Kellner Street

Show starts: 21h00

Cover Charge: R40

 

Fri 19 September

Durban, LIVE the Venue

Address: 166 Stamford Hill Road (Matthews Meyiwa)

Show starts: 21h00

Cover charge: Early bird: R50. Presale and at door: R60

Tickets: www.webtickets.co.za 

 

Sat 18 October

Pretoria, Arcade Empire

Address: 265 The Highway Street, Equestria

Show starts: 21h00

Cover charge: R60.00

 

Thurs 23 October

Johannesburg, Hard Rock Cafe 

Address: Nelson Mandela Square, 8 Maude Street

Show starts: 21h00

Cover Charge: FREE

 

24 October

Potchefstroom, Arcade Empire

Address: 84 Steve Biko Street

Show starts: 21h00

Cover charge: R40.00

 

Connect with Zebra & Giraffe:

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Connect:    www.facebook.com/zebraandgiraffe

Follow:        www.twitter.com/zebraandgiraffe

Listen:         www.soundcloud.com/zebraandgiraffe

Watch:        www.youtube.com/zebraandgiraffe

 

Bookings: jessica@theprojectroom.co.za(Jessica Schnehage)

Management: alan@zebraandgiraffe.co.za (Alan Shenton)

Label: tania@justmusic.co.za(Tania Anderson)

Publicity/PR: liny@mweb.co.za (Liny Kruger LK Mediabook)

 

 

www.zebraandgiraffe.com

ZEBRA & GIRAFFE LAUNCH NEW MUSIC VIDEO “I’VE BEEN BAD”

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Here it is –  Zebra & Giraffe’s brand new music video for “I’ve Been Bad” taken off their up-coming release “Knuckles:”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbpw7opV8bc&feature=youtu.be

The video was directed by Ross Garrett and produced by Cat Lindsay and Grant Risseeuw for Velocity Films. You can download the song on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/IveBeenBadiTunes

 #ivebeenbad #knuckles #zebraandgiraffe

 

 

“PEACEMAKER” HIT RECORDING ARTIST ALBERT HAMMOND LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA THIS OCTOBER

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The Clover Aardklop National Arts Festival and Charl van Heyningen Enterprises are proud to present the forthcoming SA tour by chart-topping singer and songwriter Albert Hammond OBE who returns to South Africa for three concerts only this October.

This legendary singer whose chart-topping hits include It Never Rains in Southern California, Free Electric Band, I’m a Train and Peacemaker begins his tour in Potchefstroom on 9 October at the Clover Aardklop Festival commencing at 7pm. Thereafter Hammond will travel to Cape Town where he performs at the Grand Arena, GrandWest on 11 October at 7pm, followed by a final concert at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City, at 6pm. Tickets now on sale at Computicket.

Perhaps better known for his hit recordings, Hammond is also an esteemed song-writer who has written some of the best-selling songs in music history including The Air That I Breathe for The Hollies. Hammond co-wrote many famous numbers such as To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before, a major ‘80’s hit for Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson; One Moment in Time performed by Whitney Houston and When You Tell Me That You Love Me by Diana Ross.

He collaborated with Diane Warren on Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now which became a number one hit in 1987 for Starship and for which he was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and a GRAMMY Award. Hammond also wrote I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love, a hit for Chicago that peaked at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1988. Throughout his 40 year career, Albert Hammond worked with mega music stars including Tina Turner for whom he wrote I Don’t Wanna Lose You, Be Tender With Me Baby and Way of the World. On 19 June 2008, Hammond was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Soon the “Peacemaker” Albert Hammond will be on tour in South Africa. To avoid disappointment, book now at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket service centre. For more tour information visit www.cvhenterprises.com

SHOW INFORMATION

Dates, venues, times and ticket prices:

NORTH WEST PROVINCE: 9 October: Clover Aardklop, Potchefstroom: 7pm.
Golden Circle R250pp, general admission R110pp

CAPE TOWN: 11 October: Grand Arena, GrandWest: 7pm.
Tickets R250-R395pp

JOHANNESBURG: 12 October: Big Top Arena, Carnival City: 6pm.
Tickets R250-R395pp

Bookings: Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket service centre.