gig guides cafe Roux Noordhoek and Cape Town

Some great shows coming up during the next week; here all the details:

Ard Matthews


Café Roux Noordhoek, The Farm Village, Noordhoek, 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive. 

Thursday 9 February: Ottoman Slap – R120

Cape Town-based Ottoman Slap will heal your wounds, allay your sorrows and soothe your soul as they weave their music, originating in the soul of itinerant folk musicians and travellers.Their eclectic musical offering includes traditional pieces and adaptations of folk songs from places such as Romania, Andalusia and Algeria, as well as original compositions influenced by Balkan and Middle Eastern music, with mesmerizing Tribal Fusion bellydance as the highlight. They strike a resonance between local and global music by weaving together Middle Eastern and Cape rhythms along with vocals in Spanish, Roma and Afrikaans. Instruments include saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, saw, mandolin, guitar, accordion, double bass, darbuka, daf, riq, cajón, zils and castanets.

Friday 10 February: Valiant Swart – R100

Valiant Swart has been a fixture on the SA music scene since 1990. His particular brand of soulful blues, folk and country-rock, blended with indigenous South African influences like boeremusiek and kwela, has earned him a large, loyal following countrywide. He has literally played thousands of gigs all over South Africa and abroad, from pubs and rock festivals to theatres and massive gala events at Sun City and the like. In 2010, he was the first recipient of the coveted Oppikoppi ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award. Valiant’s solo performances are the stuff of legend. With his acoustic guitar and harmonica, he combines his classic songs – some poignant, some sad, some absolutely hilarious, with the storytelling style of a true raconteur.

Saturday 11 February: The Lyzyrd Kyngs feat. Piet Botha & Akkedis – R100

Piet Botha started his music career in the mid 70’s, and performed in several bands until he started Jack Hammer in 1984.  He is a recipient of the South Africa Music Lifetime  Award for his contribution to SA music and recorded too many albums to mention. In 2012 Piet cemented his over two decades of friendship and brotherhood with the Akkedis band, by releasing a two albums under the name The Lyzyrd Kyngs. Piet Botha released a brand new Jack Hammer Album (A hand Full Of rain) and Akkedis released a new album (Onder Ou Tafelberg). They will be performing new and old songs in English, Zulu, IsiXhosa, Afrikaans and Portugese, ranging from Blues, Rock, African and “Kaaps” styles.

Tuesday 14 February: Valentine`s Day with Ard Matthews – R170

We doing something special this year for Valentine`s Day. Put together a table of your favourite people and come get loved up with us under the Bedouin tent.

  • a la carte dinner menu available.
  • Tickets – R170 (excluded dinner and drinks)
  • Dinner from 7pm. Music starts at approximately 7:45pm to 9pm.

This will be a very chilled acoustic and relaxed outdoor music experience with one of our favourite artists Ard Matthews.

Wednesday 15 February: Hatchetman – R120

“Three part harmony not heard since the days of Crosby, Stills and Nash ruling the airwaves!” This foursome combine their prodigious musical and vocal talents to form Hatchetman, a band that, as the name suggests, cuts straight to the heart with songs on life, love, and most things in between. Their soaring harmonies and searing dynamism in the musical accompaniment has brought many a person to tears. The honesty, and a willingness to explore the darker and more tender sides of the human condition, as well as a very personal and human presentation of the same, sets the band apart from many of their contemporaries. Lyrical topics range from heartbreak to a rumination of the multifaceted nature of Cape Town, while musically, the band meets somewhere between folk, rock, funk and acoustically inclined sounds, all delicately underpinned by the powerful, yet gentle blend of three voices. Hatchetman is set for big things, great things, don’t miss out!

Bookings for all shows: go to or book at

Contact for enquiries: / 021 789 2538

Proudly sponsored by: The Wolf Trap Wine


Café Roux Cape Town: 74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town.

Tuesday 7 February: Lonesome Dave – R150

LONESOME” DAVE FERGUSON is a one-man lo-fi-hi-impact explosion of Trans-Blues & Country-Dub. This solo show uses only harmonica, human beat-box and vocals, recording live loops and then layering and building those loops to construct a song… Although it’s a solo act it’s not your typical singer-song-whiner type show, expect more in your face dance-style grooves served up in a Deep-South style.

Wednesday 8 February: Bottomless Coffee Band – R100

Since the start of their band in 2010, their music has grown and evolved, but it still remains true to their initial vision – to combine different sounds from their treasure chest of instruments to create a full band effect. Seeing the Bottomless Coffee Band on stage reminds of the good old days when Johnny Cash and June Carter filled theatres with entertaining folk music. In August 2016 they took on their biggest challenge to date when they packed their bags for a two month tour of Europe and the UK. The hugely successful tour included performances in Belgium, The Netherlands, London and finally, Scotland at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The largest arts festival in the world. Being on the road constantly, Esté and Lourens have the privilege of seeing and experiencing mesmerising places and meeting friendly new faces. It is these encounters with nature, people and each other that inspire them to dream up fresh lyrics and beats. 

Thursday 9 February: Black South Easter – R100

Based in Cape Town, Black South Easter fuse elements of African music with rocking reggae, funk, blues, jazz, soul and world dance, creating a unique progressive South African groove mixing the best of local flavours. Taking their name from the uplifting and revitalizing winds that blow across the Cape peninsula, the band’s live shows are known to generate a powerful energy, transporting their audience on a soulful journey , from the calm to the heart of the storm..Black South Easter released their first full length album In Waves in 2012. Since then the band has received extensive airplay on SABC3 (television) with two music videos, Indoda and Waves, and on South African radio. The band recently Recorded their second album in Inhambane, Mozambique and will be releasing it in May.

Friday 10 February: Lego Loop – R120

Combine an eclectic fusion of electronic, jazz and house with some edgy tribal sounds, add a few quirky toys and a looping machine – and you’ve LegoLoop.
 This Italian Inditronica duo – Francesca Krnjak and Riccardo Moretti – are pushing the boundaries of the avant guarde muso-artiste! This is an act that simply must be seen, LIVE. 
Franscesca’s otherworldly sensuality and syrupy voice combined with Riccardo’s high energy percussion and mixing, make them a potent duo of performance, poetry and passion.
 LegoLoop is a tour-de-force on the music scene. Bold, imaginative and quirky – these are performers of the highest order. Step onto their musical carpet ride and you’ll be transported to a world of new sights and sounds.

Saturday 11 February: Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions – R110

Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions is an afro/indie pop rock band from Cape Town. With their frst single “Easy Love” recently charting at #1 on the 5fm Top 10 at 10 Rock Chart and being play-listed on Johannesburg’s biggest commercial radio station, 94.7, these guys are not wasting time finding their spot in the local music scene. With a fusion of local and international sounds, this dynamic act has heads turning at a rapidly growing rate – 2016 saw them feature on numerous festival stages including Rocking the Daisies, White Mountain Festival, Park Acoustics, Stellenbosch Craft Beerfest and Smoking Dragon Festival. The band ended last year on a high note touring the SA coast with The Parlotones as well as performing their first shows in the UK.

Tues 14 and Thurs 16 February: Bongeziwe – R120

Two time SAMA nominee Bongeziwe Mabandla made waves overseas in 2014 with his perfect blend of Urban-African Folk. His heartfelt lyrics and honest delivery has seen him take to the stage in Germany at Africa Festival and at the renowned Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona in June 2014. Locally he had the opportunity to perform with both Joss Stone and Vieux Farka Toure’ on their South African tours. Influenced by artists like Tracy Chapman, Simphiwe Dana, Jabu Khanyile and Oliver Mtukudzi, his sound has a rhythmically grass-roots vibe, while fusing elements of traditional Xhosa music, Mbaqanga, Soul, Hip-hop and Dub.

Wednesday 15 February: Robin Auld (acoustic) – R100

Blues, roots, folk and pop feature in the sound of Robin Auld, playing solo at Cafe Roux Shortmarket St on 15th Feb.

Kalk Bay local Robin Auld has been promoting his latest album ” Back of the line” in the UK and SA throughout 2016. This solo acoustic show performed with loop pedal, stomp board, slide and harmonica will feature stripped down versions of songs from the album along with his well known older hits.   An intimate, upbeat and soulful show not to be missed!

All shows: Dinner from 18h30/19h00. Show from 20h30.

Bookings: go to or book at

Contact for enquiries: / 021 789 2538

Proudly sponsored by: The Wolf Trap Wine.

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