The Riebeeck East Sessions
Join us in rural, rocking Riebeek East, just 40km from Grahamstown, for afternoons and evenings of Supper and Song.
Booking Essential - Joe Vd Linde
Date 8th September 2012
Venue: Mooimeisies Guesthouse
Cost R175.00 per person incl main meal, dessert, coffee/tea
Note: Not Licensed for alchohol, please bring your own.
Enquiries: email Cary Clark or call cell: 0746188747
Black South Easteris a Five-piece band from Cape Town,South Africa. They play a unique style of music that incorporates alternative,reggae ,funk,soul and roots sounds and carries a strong South African influence.
Black South Easter is The warm voice of Nhoza Sitsholwana, the melodic bass grooves of Jimi Curve, the unique guitaring of Dan Boshoff, the naturally percussive beats of Damian Staz and the harmonic interweaves of Violinist Carly Nauta.
Musically, Black South Easter journeys from the heart of the Mother City to the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape. Inspired by artists such as Radiohead, Tanannas, Busi Mhlongo, Ali Farke Toure and many more. The band has fused a new musical direction that includes Southern African coastal nuances, soul, dance, roots contemporary and world beat sounds. The band is currently recording their debut album. In the meantime, some of the freshest tracks are readily available on the Firebird EP. For gig line-ups and band news, become a fan of Black South Easter on Facebook.
Watch that space for future links.Blacksoutheaster or listen to tracks on Myspace.
Past Performances by:
Regarded by many musicians as one of South Africa's best songwriters, Dave is a virtuoso finger-style guitarist. He was a regular at the Festival in the Nineties, and now makes a welcome return. Listen to Vusi Mahlasela at the World Cup opening concert, for he will perform one of Dave's songs, Say Africa, that has become a staple of his shows recently. You'll like Dave if you like guitar-based folk-rock with and African twist.
On returning to PE from the UK, John has gained a following amongst fans of acoustic guitar music for his exceptional playing ability and smooth mellow sound. If you love seeing a guitar played well, you'll be awed by John. You'll like John if you like Nick Drake / John Martyn / Bon Iver
Francois le Roux, aka Ha!Man, needs no introduction to Festival audiences. All Francois performances on cello are spontaneous and something incredible and beautiful to hear. You never get the same thing twice with the Ha!Man. Expect the unexpected, and be prepared to be wowed.
Joe v.d. Linden
One of the famous van der Linden brothers. A multi-talented guitarist equally at home on acoustic, electric or bass, Joe has performed with some of South Africa's best musicians. Here he presents his own diverse material. Will he play his kick-ass electric or will he mellow out with some laid-back reggae? You'll like Joe if you like Ben Harper / Jack Johnson / Hendrix
Anton is no stranger to the Festival, having performed here regularly since 1992. Very much in the singer-songwriter mould of Dylan and Rodriguez, Anton's songs often have a satirical edge to them, and he employs mouth organ and guitar to great effect along with an exceptionally powerful voice. You'll like Anton if you like Dylan / Springsteen / Jeff Buckly.11:34 AM 6/24/2010
The elusive and seldom-seen frontman of the deceased PE Band Special Agents, William's powerful, spectacular voice is alone reason enough to see him perform. You'll like William if you like Radiohead / Nirvana / REM / Pearl Jam.
Dave is one of Grahamstown's most exciting young singer songwriters. Unusual, often quirky songs with influences from many styles of music. You'll like Dave if you like Jeff Buckly / Radiohead / Devendra Banhart
Acclaimed photographer Tim Hopwood's foray into music comes to the Festival. Tim has taken people by surprise with his lyrically intriguing songs of loss, love and death. Now he throws in a few funny ones too, in the vein of David Kramer. You'll like Tim if you like Leonard Cohen / Nick Drake / Nick Cave.
New Concert dates and directions - email cary or call Cary 0746188747 Cost of Ticket R135 pp (includes welcome drink, meal with dessert and coffee) Venue: Mooimeisies Guest House, Riebeek East