Reggae Rhythms and Masterful Musos at Bay Harbour Market

From rhythmic reggae to master guitar picking, the Bay Harbour Market offers a fantastic selection of local music this weekend.

Taking to the stage on August 17 for Friday Night LIVE! is popular Cape Town reggae band The Rivertones. Experienced frontman Roland Geoffery Nair has been performing since he was 12 and has jammed with the likes of “The Wailers” (Bob Marley’s band). He formed the Rivertones in 2006, and they have gone to play at major festivals across the country. These reggae masters will leave you feeling suitably “irie”.

The Rivertones

The Brampton Sound Stage comes alive on Saturday August 18 with accomplished multi-instrumental vocalist, Sven Blumer and polished saxophonist, vocalist and guitar player Marleen “Paddy” Visser. Sven has been active in the music industry for many years, performing live and doing session work as a guitarist as well as tutoring aspiring musos. He draws on his love of cultural diversity and varied genres of music, which is highly influenced by the different countries he grew up in. Marleen is a professional musician who has performed at numerous private and corporate functions, solo or as part of a duo. She is also the tenor sax player in a Big Band. Don’t miss this one!

Sven Blumer

Ending the weekend off on August 19 is guitar master Tinus van Dyk. Tinus is one of the few local exponents of fingerstyle guitar music. His compositions combine this challenging technique with an eclectic range of folk influences from around the world. From jazz and blues to Spanish guitar, classical, and rock this guitar virtuoso explores a range of musical styles.

Marleen Paddy Visser

In addition to awesome live music, arts, crafts, fashion, decor and delicious cuisine,BayHarbouris also hosting a monthly comedy showcase on the first Wednesday of each month. The line-up forthe 5th September 2012 features Martin Davis (UK) hosting support acts Carl Weber and Anne Hirsch and the headliner is one of Cape Town’s best established comedians – Stuart Taylor. Tickets are on sale from the 17th August – the inaugural show was sold out, so make sure you get your tickets early!

Thinus van Dyk

Venue: Brampton Sound Stage, Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay

Artists: The Rivertones, Sven Blummer, Marleen Visser, Tinus van Dyk

Address:31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806

Date: 17-19 August 2012

Time: Friday:5pm-9pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9h30am-4pm




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