Following her successful solo show From the Blues to Brazil at The Showroom Theatre in 2014, Estelle makes a welcome return with a brand new show exploring the concept of poetry and jazz. Featured writers will be diverse, ranging from her own material inspired by philosophers and scientists to South African poet Ingrid Jonker and writers from all around the globe. Expect an entertaining and adventurous musical journey! “Such narratives demand thoughtful phrasing and perfect diction as well as a melodious voice. On all counts Kokot delivers. ” Gwen Ansell Business Day – February 2015/ “South Africa, here is a real jazz singer” Don Albert, South Africa
The O So Serious National Tour August 2016
” The Oh So Serious, South Africa’s most love folk collective, swing by Prince Albert on their national tour entitled ‘Cat Like Us’ in aid of the Wollies animal project. They charmed the socks of Prince Albert at the Showroom Theatre last year. This year they return once again, with even more to bust out. a Community show was all the rage last year, the average joe in town got all spit shine and tied, and joined them for an evening of theatrical folk song and even a bit of rock n roll. This year is no different they wouldn’t pass by without spreading their love. These guys are all music and heart. The Oh So Serious are renowned for showcasing some of the finest musicians in their own right. This year’s group is no different. This is a show you do not want to miss”.
Brian Finch & Band – ‘THE LUCKY ONE’S”
All the musicians accompany Brian on various shows around the country, they are each recognised professional musicians, and the theme is a new song titled The Lucky Ones to be recorded for a new album at the end of the year. ‘THE LUCKY ONE’S” – featuring :- new songs, fabulous musicians, and a show not to be missed BRIAN FINCH – SINGER SONGWRITER, GUITARIST WAYNE COUGHLAN – DOBRA GUITAR TIGGER REUNERT – ELECTRIC & ACOUSTIC GUITAR MARK MAINGUARD – HARMONICA AND FLUTE
Gert Vlok Nel
Vlok Nel writes his lyrics in an unusual and innovative Afrikaans, comparable with, if anything, the language experiments of Antjie Krog. Vlok Nel paints a personal portrait of his childhood in Beaufort West, a rural part of South Africa with a predominantly poor-white population. His father was a railway employee. “Om te lewe is onnatuurlik” was followed by a CD, “Beaufort Wes se beautiful woorde”, an autobiographical sketch and a full-length show with poems, songs and visual material, which he has performed all over South Africa.
Sugar and Spice
“Our guests really enjoyed their music. They also fitted us perfectly; they were an elegant, well-dressed band that performed soft jazz and the vocals were excellent. They are a band of international quality”
Sugar & Spice is a Jazz Band from Wilderness/George. Primarily a show band, their speciality sound is sophisticated, easy listening, gentle Standard Jazz as well as many of the gentle Bossa Nova classics. Take a journey with them to the world of all the old Jazz favourites. With their intricate arrangements, the music is well suited for the discerning listener. Members of Sugar & Spice often switch instruments to add a different flavour as well as sing in 3 part harmonies on occasion. Their signature is their intricate arrangements.