For the next edition of KAMERS Autumn 2016 we are heading back to the historic Castle of Good Hope where our first Cape Town show was introduced three years ago. Not only do we get to showcase the coolest things you’ve never seen, but we get to do it in the newly renovated building. And of course there will be some sweet sounds to complement all the shopping and feasting!
Amy Ayanda – Friday 3 June, 17:00
Amy Ayanda is a Cape Town based electronic artist. Her E.P Ports, released in May last year, combines folk sensibilities with upbeat, experimental electronics.
Lucy Kruger – Friday 3 June, 18:00
Lucy Kruger is a song writer. Her performance is honest and intimate, revealing a child-like curiosity towards the darker elements of sound and subject matter.
Lucy released her debut album, Cut Those Strings in 2013 and has since toured the country relentlessly, collaborating with many different artists and playing most of the countries major festivals.
In 2015 she released an EP with her band The Lost Boys in which she first started exploring the psychedelic folk that has come to define her sound. The band, consisting of Andre Leo, Lucas Swart, Calvin Siderfin and Werner Von Waltsleben allowed the music to further reveal both the fragility and the violence inherent in the songs.
She and The Lost Boys are currently working on her second full length album.
Robin Auld – Friday 3 June, 19:00
Robin Auld is without a doubt one of South Africa’s premier singer-songwriters, a household name and highly regarded not only amongst his fans but fellow musicians alike. Slide guitar, harmonica, African blues guitar stylings and soul vocals all feature in the fresh roots sound of this acclaimed artist. He has released over 20 albums with many radio hits such as All of Woman and Baby you’ve been good, including a number one and several top twenty songs in South Africa.
After the official launch at The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, Robin’s brand new album, Back of the Line, has received rave reviews nationwide. Writing in the Joburg Star, top rock journalist, Therese Owen referred to it as: “A splendid album with both musical and lyrical depth.”
Cape Town based Auld has performed and recorded in New York, London, California, Glasgow and Nashville, opening and performing for international acts such as Lloyd Cole, Angelique Kidjo, Jackson Brown, Michelle Shocked, Osibisa, Mud Morgenfield and Seasick Steve, as well as collaborating and playing with many of SA’s finest musicians: Arno Carstens, Karen Zoid, Albert Frost, to mention but a few.
His live shows, whether solo acoustic or with his dynamic electric trio, present a mix of his old hits, contemporary material and interpretations of classics. A musical experience designed to enthuse and uplift!
Odwa Bongo – Saturday 4 June, 12:30
Odwa Bongo is a singer, song writer and a performer with a contemporary African Jazz style.
His career took off when he was granted a scholarship to study music at the Drakensberg Boys Choir School. While he was there he earned international status, representing South Africa overseas, had the opportunity to travel with the choir and performed in South Korea. In 2010 Odwa was announced the Best Tenor Soloist in the choir. In 2012 he attended the Grahamstown Jazz Festival and he was the vocalist for the Standard Bank Jazz School’s Big Band.
Odwa was also asked to perform at the Whale Festival for the past two years and recently he has been on Expresso Morning Show Live, representing The Rainbow Academy. One of his 2015 highlights was going to Germany with a group called Frame Walk, to collaborate and create music, dance and drama with other young international artists.
Paige Mac – Saturday 4 June, 13:30
Paige Mac is an up and coming female vocalist and songwriter from KZN who is making her mark in the South African music industry. After relocating to Cape Town and performing at well-known live music venues and festivals, music lovers have been noticing this remarkable talent.
Inspired by the likes of Adele, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole and Freshly Ground, Paige writes all her own songs. She picked up the guitar at the age of 9 and has a beautiful guitar style and sound. Her music can be described as progressive acoustic soul with a folk rock edge, which appeals to people with a diverse range of music tastes.
Paige was part of 2015’s Songs From A Room special music event at KAMERS Cape Town and we are excited to have her back on our stage. Paige is also the voice you hear in the latest KAMERS kykNET TV ad.
Paige singing in the KAMERS 2015 Cape Town video:
Paige singing in the KAMERS 2016 Autumn TV commercial:
Make sure you do not miss these talented musos at KAMERS Cape Town this June. Tickets to KAMERS are R50 at www.plankton.mobi and R70 at the entrance. If you only want to come for the music, food and wine, R30 tickets will be available at the entrance from 16:00. Find more event details here.
Photos: Supplied. Lucy Kruger by Amor Coetzee.