Looking for new music try these guys YORKE is a band from Durban

YORKE is a band from Durban, South Africa formed in 2014 by Jordi Van Dyk, Joel Kenrick, Dean Wilkie and Bryn Scott. The music video for their first single, Goodbye Gravity, is due for release on the 1st of October 2014. Watch the teaser here: http://t.co/FCv6yWl5rD

Their sound, described in a few words: colorful, creative, intellectual, hopeful, diverse and fun. YORKE draws inspiration from day-to-day life, art, love, music and this diverse country – South Africa. As individuals, the members listen to a wide array of genres.

The members of YORKE have been involved in the SA music scene for some time; having contributed to the formation of different projects, and with two of the members having studied music at the University of Kwazulu Natal.

Their debut EP “An Ocean of Clouds” will be available on iTunes for purchase towards the end of the year.

Connect with YORKE:
Twitter: @yorkeband
Instagram: @yorkeband
Facebook: Facebook.com/yorkeband

One year today the Rugby World Cup kicks off in England . How are the coaches feeling ?

Exactly one year today the Rugby World Cup kicks off in England and wonders how well the coaches of the leading teams are sleeping as the countdown starts to the big September 18 kick-off in London.

Some are sleeping better than others, make no mistake, and All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is no doubt one of them, and not just because his team are just about unbeatable, give or take a draw with the Wallabies earlier this year and their last loss being against the Boks in Port Elizabeth way back in 2011.

The thing with Hansen is that besides having the reassurance that his team annually sets the standards, each season he has full control of his players and a complete evaluation of their form.

That is because only Super Rugby players in New Zealand are eligible to play for the All Blacks. If you are a Kiwi and you go overseas to earn the big bucks, you surrender any chance you might have had to play for the black jersey. It does not matter whether you are Richie McCaw or Dan Carter. You play in New Zealand or your surrender your All Blacks status.

You can come back, of course, and re-earn your right to the jersey with a season of Super Rugby, but while you are abroad your international career is on hold or over.

It used to be that way in South Arica but a decade or so ago the South African Rugby Union decided that they would pre-empt their rivals and would be the first of the major unions to select overseas-based players, the thinking being that rugby must ultimately follow the oldest professional sport in the world, soccer, and that eventually the Springboks would be a team picked from clubs all over the world.

It makes sense, and maybe Saru has got it right and eventually professionalism in rugby will go the way of soccer. Currently, 75 percent of the Argentina team is based in France.

The point is that while money will eventually guide the world’s best players to the clubs with the biggest cheques books, even leading New Zealand players, the fact is that the “amateur” Kiwis are currently keeping hold of their best players in New Zealand with the lure of the Silver Fern.

Steve Hansen has the easiest selection job in the world. He just watches Super Rugby every weekend and, as far as his players are concerned, he is comparing apples with apples. It is a piece of cake, or apple pie if you like.

So let’s ask Heyneke Meyer the rhetorical question of how easy it is for him to pick a Springbok team for the June internationals and the Rugby Championship, and even the end of year tour, when his leading contenders have been playing all over the world.

He is comparing apples with pears and bananas. Obviously he sees how the Super Rugby players are going but can he honestly pick players based in Japan on form rather than reputation?

Fourie du Preez, JP Pietersen, Jaque Fouries, Andries Bekker (what happened to him? why can the other “Japs” be picked but not him?) are not the same players they were when they join the Boks after a holiday camp eating sushi in Tokyo. South African players go to Japan because they earn big bucks and have a fat jol. They come back unfit and over-weight.

Frans Steyn is over there now. He came back from his stint in France looking like the Michelin Man and took ages to get match fit for Super Rugby standards, and when he did. He went from playing terribly to be being outstanding . Will he be a sumo wrestler when he comes back next year?

It was Jake White who three years ago sounded a warning to South African rugby. He said “Select overseas players at your peril, you are making a rod for your own back. You send the wrong message to the players, and mark my word, the average age of our players going overseas will drop year by year because they know the back door to the Boks is always open, while the Springbok coach will have no yardstick to compare players because they will be in different competitions all over the world and in different stage of fitness.”

Vodacom Super Rugby 2015 fixtures announced

The Cell C Sharks and the Vodacom Bulls launch the South African leg of the Vodacom Super Rugby season with home derbies against the Toyota Cheetahs and DHL Stormers respectively next year, SANZAR announced on Thursday. Meanwhile the Lions will host the Hurricanes at Ellis Park.

The 2015 Vodacom Super Rugby campaign kicks off when seven-time champions the Crusaders welcome the Rebels to AMI Stadium in New Zealand on Friday 13 February.

The competition will start simultaneously in all territories – after staggered starts in recent years – and will run without interruption until the final on July 4 in the absence of June internationals because of it being a Rugby World Cup year.

All five matches of the 2014 Super Rugby Finals Series will recur during the 2015 Regular Season, including a re-match of the record-breaking final when the Waratahs and Crusaders return to Sydney’s ANZ Stadium in Round 15.

New Zealand teams are taking the opportunity to consider delivering their Super Rugby fixtures to alternative locations, particularly in regional areas, because some venues are unavailable due to a clash with other events.

Greg Peters, SANZAR ACEO, said: “The 2015 season marks the final year of Super Rugby in its current format before the competition expands into a bold new era from 2016.

“As we plan for the future, we also eagerly look forward to seeing how the coming season pans out following one of the most competitive years in the history of Super Rugby.”

TEAM-BY-TEAM

Each team plays home and away derbies within their own conference, plus the following cross-conference matches in the 2015 Super Rugby season:

Vodacom Bulls: Hurricanes (H) Force (H) Crusaders (H) Reds (H) Blues (A) Chiefs (A) Brumbies (A) Rebels (A)

Toyota Cheetahs: Blues (H) Crusaders (A) Chiefs (A) Brumbies (A) Force (A) Reds (H) Highlanders (H) Waratahs (H)

Lions: Hurricanes (H) Blues (A) Crusaders (A) Rebels (A) Reds (A) Highlanders (H) Brumbies (H) Waratahs (H)

Cell C Sharks: Chiefs (H) Force (H) Crusaders (H) Highlanders (A) Hurricanes (A) Waratahs (A) Reds (A) Rebels (H)

DHL Stormers: Blues (H) Chiefs (H) Highlanders (A) Hurricanes (A) Waratahs (A) Force (A) Brumbies (H) Rebels (H)

Superstar guests to join Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse at Lyric Theatre on 1 October 2014

HEAVYWEIGHTS CONFIRMED TO SUPPORT SIPHO

On Wednesday evening, 1 October, Sipho Mabuse will perform at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg, presenting a special single performance with some of the biggest names in music.

The iconic PJ Powers and the legendary Pops Mohamed, will share the night with Sipho who has entitled the show Timelessness .

The show will pay take fans on an extraordinary and unique musical journey which will pay tribute to some of the greatest figures in music.

Timelessness will comprise two sets, the first opening with the singer/songwriter,/producer and multi-instrumentalist’s debut composition.

 

Sipho will perform alongside his friends and two surviving members of his first band Harari. Om Alec Khaoli and Condry Ziqubu) will join him on stage to revive “Party Soul Fire”, one of the group’s earliest hit singles.

Besides great songs, The Lyric Theatre will witness rich and rewarding musical friendships being reaffirmed in live performance. The second half of this once-off trip down memory lane will open with“ Thabu Bosiu”, another of Mabuse’s standout classics. There will also be surprise performances that will only be revealed once the Sipho and his band are in full flight on the night.

 

The evening’s performances will be punctuated by classic renditions of songs that have inspired Sipho from The Beatles “Norwegian Wood” through to Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band’s“We’ve Got Tonight”. Sipho’s timeless renditions of unlikely favourites are sure to ignite the night whilst the staging and the lighting promises to wow the audience almost as much as Sipho and friends will enchant. A video crew will be on hand to capture the evening for posterity.

 

It has been 30 years since “Burnout” blew up the charts and changed local pop music forever –and 50 years since Sipho began his journey in song.

 

On 1 October patrons inside The Lyric Theatre will be assured of a show filled with great friends, exceptional music and remarkable stories.

Head out to Gold Reef City, and join us in celebrating these multiple anniversaries with Sipho’s friends, and peers. Expect tributes, tears and Timelessness aplenty as Sipho Mabuse unpacks, retells and delights the night with songs and stories that remain as fresh and inspiring as the man himself.

Momentous it promises to be – magic and memorable for all fortunate enough to be present.

Tickets are available from Computicket.co.za or call: 0861 915 8000

 

For more information contact:
Triple M Entertainment
Martin Myers
E-mail: martin@triplementertainment.co.za
Mobile: +27 083 448 4475

 

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All Blacks look to Malakai Fekitoa in lieu of Nonu

Malakai Fekitoa seems set to start for the All Blacks at second five-eighth in Argentina next week with Ryan Crotty still working his way back to fitness after a facial fracture.

Crotty was expected to recover for the test against the Pumas in La Plata next week, but would instead make his return in the NPC with Canterbury and join the All Blacks for the Rugby Championship finale against the Springboks at Ellis Park on October 4.

With Ma’a Nonu out for the rest of the year after fracturing his forearm, Fekitoa would be the All Blacks’ only second-five in Argentina. Experienced centre Conrad Smith was the other specialist midfielder.

The All Blacks would, however, back Ben Smith to cover both midfield roles. He again showed his impressive versatility when filling in for Nonu in the second half against the Springboks in Wellington last week. Charles Piutau was another possible option as cover in the midfield.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen made it clear today only under the most extreme circumstances would he consider starting Smith in the No 12 jersey.

Fekitoa, the Auckland and Highlanders midfielder, had minimal experience at second-five, starting two of his four tests at centre against England and Australia this year.

Locks Dominic Bird and Patrick Tuipolutu, who played the final three minutes of the tense 14-10 win over the Boks, and Daniel Carter, have also been left behind to make graduated returns with their respective NPC teams.

That left Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock – who was making a timely return from a rib injury – and Jeremy Thrush as the specialist locks, with Steven Luatua also capable of providing cover.

Hooker Dane Coles would return home after test against the Pumas for the birth of his child. Keven Mealamu and Nathan Harris would cover his absence.

Jerome Kaino (shoulder) and Liam Messam (thigh) also returned from injury.

ALL BLACKS SQUAD

Dane Coles, Nathan Harris, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Ben Franks, Joe Moody, Wyatt Crockett, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Jeremy Thrush, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw, Sam Cane, Jerome Kaino, Liam Messam, Steven Luatua, Aaron Smith, TJ Perenara, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Aaron Cruden, Beauden Barrett, Colin Slade, Conrad Smith, Malakai Fekitoa, Israel Dagg, Cory Jane, Ben Smith, Julian Savea, Charles Piutau (Ryan Crotty to join squad in South Africa)

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