TWIN ATLANTIC LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA: OPPIKOPPI -THE FANTASTIC MR. VOSVOS! ONE NIGHT IN CAPE TOWN

NEW SINGLE RELEASE “FALL INTO THE PARTY”
(from latest album “Great Divide” – Red Bull Records)

Our aim was always to make songs this size,” says Twin Atlantic singer Sam McTrusty. “Coming from a punk rock background, it took a whilewe like to say we went the scenic route.”

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

South African fans were elated when the news broke in May 2015 that Scottish rock band Twin Atlantic will be performing in SA at Oppikoppi -The Fantastic Mr. VosVos in August 2015. Hilltop Live has also announced that Twin Atlantic will be performing at One Night In Cape Town at Shimmy Beach Club on Friday 7 August. Continue reading TWIN ATLANTIC LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA: OPPIKOPPI -THE FANTASTIC MR. VOSVOS! ONE NIGHT IN CAPE TOWN

LIVINGSTON (UK) – TOURING SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 2015

LIVINGSTON_LOGO_Black44Including Oppikoppi The Fantastic Mr. Vos Vos; Cape Town; Johannesburg; Eastern Cape and Durban.

 There are few bands that really manage to make the quiet/LOUD dynamic work to its full power, but Livingston are largely masters at this craft” – Kerrang!

This foursome display their technical prowess with… A viscous soup of alternative rock with atmospheric elements.. Singer Beukes Willemse’s voice is simply haunting. 9/10” – Big Cheese.

UK rock band Livingston will be coming to South Africa in August 2015. Their tour will kick off at Oppikoppi The Fantastic Mr Vos Vos and show dates for Cape Town, Johannesburg, Eastern Cape and Durban will be announced soon. The band will also spend time on a farm in Newcastle to write and record their next album. Continue reading LIVINGSTON (UK) – TOURING SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 2015

Cape Town Folk `n Acoustic Music Festival 7 and 8 August, Baxter Theatre, Concert Hall.

David Kramer, Valiant Swart, MacStanley, Tailor, Donovan Copley (Hot Water) on 7th and 8th and many more to make both events an extraordinary experience.

 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. Continue reading Cape Town Folk `n Acoustic Music Festival 7 and 8 August, Baxter Theatre, Concert Hall.

JAMESON VIC FALLS CARNIVAL LAUNCHES EXCITING NEW FORMAT FOR NEW YEARS EVE 2015

Every year you say you want to go. Every year you sigh, ‘I wish I had gone’. This is the year!  Rally your friends and plan a New Year’s experience of a lifetime at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Held in Zimbabwe’s natural heritage park in the town of Victoria Falls, the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival is a truly magical experience. Nothing quite says holiday like hot, humid weather, considerate locals and fun-loving adventurous travellers. Throw in the best New Year’s Eve Party in Africa and you’re in for the time of your life.

Now in its fourth year, here’s what Jameson and DStv have in store for you: Continue reading JAMESON VIC FALLS CARNIVAL LAUNCHES EXCITING NEW FORMAT FOR NEW YEARS EVE 2015

Ottoman Slap brings Middle- Eastern Balkan fusion to Grahamstown National Arts Festival: 2 – 5 July, Rhodes Club

An Itinerant Tale through Music and Dance”

Also launching debut album “Idiomatic” at NAF shows.

I was transfixed and mesmerised and every cell in my body was rejuvenated by your Art – who needs anti-oxidants!  Heather Young – Ottoman Slap band launch, Cape Town, July 2013

Fantastic – I love mad enthusiasms in all shapes and forms – and this was wonderful.” – Gillian, Alexander Bar Show, Cape Town, February 2015

This band was sensational. I loved every minute of their performance. Highly recommended. “Roxy, Alexander Bar Show, Cape Town, February 2015 Continue reading Ottoman Slap brings Middle- Eastern Balkan fusion to Grahamstown National Arts Festival: 2 – 5 July, Rhodes Club

TWO-TIME EMMY AWARD NOMINEE LOYISO GOLA TO LIVE STREAM SOLD OUT ‘LOYISO GOLA LIVE’ PERFORMANCE

In a first for South African comedy, funny man Loyiso Gola’s sold-out ‘Loyiso Gola Live’ performance will be live streamed on 26 June 2015 through the country’s top live streaming portal, SkyRoomLive.com.

Now the comedy-loving masses will be able to watch a sold-out comedy show live from the comfort of their computer screens, from anywhere in the country. SkyRoomLive.com makes this possible through its state-of-the-art technology that broadcasts audio-visual content in real time, with multiple camera angles, interactive chat and superior sound – almost like you’re in the audience. Continue reading TWO-TIME EMMY AWARD NOMINEE LOYISO GOLA TO LIVE STREAM SOLD OUT ‘LOYISO GOLA LIVE’ PERFORMANCE

TWIN ATLANTIC LIVE AT OPPIKOPPI -THE FANTASTIC MR. VOSVOS!

Our aim was always to make songs this size,” says Twin Atlantic singer Sam McTrusty. “Coming from a punk rock background, it took a whilewe like to say we went the scenic route.”

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

South African fans were elated when the news broke in May 2015 that Scottish rock band Twin Atlantic will be performing in SA at Oppikoppi -The Fantastic Mr. VosVos in August 2015. 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.Continue reading TWIN ATLANTIC LIVE AT OPPIKOPPI -THE FANTASTIC MR. VOSVOS!

CONVERSE RUBBER TRACKS UNLOCKS THE DOORS TO ICONIC STUDIOS AROUND THE WORLD

BOSTON, MASS. (MAY 26, 2015) – Today, Converse Inc. announces the global launch of a monumental new Converse Rubber Tracks program that opens the doors to some of the world’s greatest recording studios in music history. For ten consecutive days, Converse Rubber Tracks will activate across eight different countries in four continents, offering aspiring musicians the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to record original music at 12 landmark studios, including the two Converse Rubber Tracks studios, at no cost. Continue reading CONVERSE RUBBER TRACKS UNLOCKS THE DOORS TO ICONIC STUDIOS AROUND THE WORLD

2015 ABORTED SA Tour

Witchdoctor Productions is proud to present thehosted at The Mercury Live in Johannesburg and Cape Town. 3 Local acts will be added to each show as part of the WITCHFEST 2016 Showcase event. Tickets are R350 and limited to 400 per show, get one now at https://www.witchdoctorproductions.com/shop/

  • Live The Venue KZN – 16th July 2015
  • The Mercury JHB – 17th July 2015
  • The Merucry CT – 18th July 2015

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It`s been 7 years – KAREN ZOID releases new English album: DROWN OUT THE NOISE. Release date: April 2015

No #1 downloaded album on SA iTunes within first day of release!

SA’s Queen of rock is strongest when she just tells it as it is. Karen Zoid is known for her clever and penetrating lyrics; her distinctive voice and ability to write brave and delicately rendered songs.

Thematically the new album comments on the “destructive seduction” of the information overload that we have to deal with in the modern world. Zoid comments: “Times are hard. But that doesn’t mean that we must withdraw. We need to find our way back to ourselves. We must be able to be quiet before knowing what to say and what to do.  And from there go wholeheartedly for what we want in life.” Continue reading It`s been 7 years – KAREN ZOID releases new English album: DROWN OUT THE NOISE. Release date: April 2015

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