I will be a judge on the WOW Factor on 2nd Oct at Richard’s Supper Stage

The Wow Factor

On the 2nd of October be amazed and cheer on Cape Town’s hidden talent. Watch these young hopefuls become stars as they compete for the prize of R1000 and entry into our Gala event finals, where they win their own show!  You can have some dinner from our Wow Factor menu and sip on our R25 cocktails while the rest of your sense are entertained by this versatile line up of performers. Make a booking to come and see the artists in action by sending a mail to: bookings@richardscapetown.co.za or by phoning 076 1444 809.Only for R50 per person.

If you wish to compete auditions for this round will be on the 27th of September. Simply sign up by emailing: katc@richardscapetown.co.za

OR

Sign up at your college if you attend music school.

You will be contacted for an audition, please bring two songs with either a backtrack or your own accompaniment. Richard’s will provide a piano and a sound system. On being successful you will compete on the “heat-night” and stand the chance to win R1000! In December all the “heat winners” will compete for the GRAND PRIZE of their own show being presented at Richard’s Supper Stage!

GENERATIONS ***** TREVOR JONES AND SIPHO “HOTSTIX” MABUSE Collaboration comes from meeting each other at Music Exchange

Generations - Sipho and Trevor at Music Exchange

Generations – Sipho and Trevor at Music Exchange

TREVOR JONES AND SIPHO “HOTSTIX” MABUSE ADD THEIR GENIUS TO GENERATIONS

South African multi-award-winning, orchestral film score composer and conductor Trevor Jones headed home last month to capture a piece of musical magic.

As the longest running soap opera in South African television history, Generations’ creators decided, as part of the shows 20th anniversary celebrations, to invite one of our finest musical exports to write and record an original piece of music for the show.

Locally Trevor Jones’ creations helped make Jozi H great and the likes of Notting Hill, Angel Heart, The Last Of The Mohicans; GI Jane and Around The World In 80 Days box-office hits. His compositional genius is known, respected and called upon the world over. The fact that he took time out to come home and record a piece of music that will welcome in audiences Monday through Friday speaks mountains of his will and want to work and play in his country of birth. “I love a challenge,” Jones says. “Collaborating on a piece of music for a soap opera as successful as Generations meant I had to find a way to do justice to a show that mirrors popular society as well as it does. The music runs in tandem with the energy and aspiration that’s broadcast each weekday.”

From the 26th September 2013 onward a beautifully orchestrated and produced piece of signature music, featuring the legendary musician Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse on saxophone, will welcome the millions of South Africans who tune in Monday through Friday to get their daily dose of riveting intrigue. Jones and Mabuse met up for the first time earlier this year at the independent music conference Music Exchange. “I knew who Trevor was, and was always in awe of his work, ”Mabuse says. “When we did meet, the prospect and possibility of ever working together suddenly seemed within reach. We just needed to find the right moment.”

With a mere two years between the two musical giants, Mabuse the junior, and Jones senior, the former Soweto-born musician and the latter District Six prodigy have both spent the better part of their lives wowing audiences the world over, away and beyond their township roots. Today the two stand united, collaborators and joint peers equally committed to leaving a lasting impression beyond Generations opening credits.

Jones got the call from Generations’ creator Mfundi Vundla in late July and quickly set to work crafting what will soon become one of the most recognisable refrains to this well-loved and entrenched weekday distraction. “I did it for love,” he says.

Besides spending time with the shows head writer, Bongi Ndaba, and watching clips from the show, Jones wrote, scored and produced a piece of music so compelling that finding the right players to match his vision meant calling in one of South Africa’s finest musicians. “I had been working on a bigger composition with Sipho Mabuse in mind,” he recalls. “So when the opportunity came along to work on the Generations score, inviting him along for the ride made perfect sense. Sipho’s a consummate professional, a wonderful friend, gifted musician and performer. His contribution here is nothing short of inspired!

“This piece of music could not have been created with anyone other than Sipho,” Jones continues. “He has a distinctive way of playing, and you can hear his signature saxophone from the opening bars of the piece.”

With instrumentation and melody that need capture and enthral in no more than 45 seconds, Trevor Jones and Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse have delivered a piece of music fitting of the 20-year legacy Generations has created for itself. Now all that’s left is for the ever-evolving plot to unravel around a critical composition that only a man of his calibre can claim.

For more information contact:

Triple M Entertainment

Martin Myers (Manager Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and Trevor Jones)

E-mail: martin@triplementertainment.co.za


Richie McCaw to travel with All Blacks to Argentina and SA

The All Blacks squad to travel to Argentina and South Africa in the All Blacks’ away leg of the I Rugby Championship has been named.

The key feature of the squad is a late injury to halfback TJ Perenara which has resulted in the call-up of Piri Weepu as a replacement. First five-eighth Tom Taylor has been confirmed as the injury replacement for Dan Carter, while All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw, who is recovering from a knee injury, will also travel with the squad.

All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said: “TJ has suffered a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to be out of rugby for at least six weeks and, therefore, will miss the rest of The Rugby Championship. It’s obviously a huge disappointment for him and us because, even though he hasn’t had any game time yet for the All Blacks, he has been developing well within the squad.

“We have selected Piri as a replacement for two reasons: one, given the environments we are going into, it would be unfair to bring in a novice halfback; and secondly, we have also seen advances in his game in the areas we asked him to improve in.

“With Richie, we believe that the best chance of having him available to play against South Africa is by having him travel with the squad and getting ‘hands-on’ treatment from the All Blacks medical staff.”

A decision on whether or not McCaw is available to play against South Africa will be made later in the week in Argentina. If he’s not available, then Matt Todd will join the squad in South Africa.

The All Blacks depart Auckland for Argentina on, Saturday 21 September, and play Argentina at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata, on Saturday 28 September and South Africa the following weekend at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, on Saturday 5 October.

The squad is as follows:

Forwards

Hookers: Dane Coles, Andrew Hore and Keven Mealamu.
Props: Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Ben Franks, Owen Franks and Tony Woodcock.
Locks: Brodie Retallick, Jeremy Thrush and Samuel Whitelock.
Loose forwards: Sam Cane, Steven Luatua, Richie McCaw, Liam Messam and Kieran Read.

Backs

Halfbacks: Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Aaron Smith and Piri Weepu.
First five-eighths: Beauden Barrett, Aaron Cruden and Tom Taylor.
Midfielders: Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith.
Outside backs: Israel Dagg, Charles Piutau, Julian Savea and Ben Smith.

Blacks Only Comedy Show – The Bling-Bling Tour Grand Arena Grand West 4 OCT

Blacks Only Comedy Show – The Bling-Bling Tour

This October The Blacks Only Comedy Show will take South Africa by storm, with the Bling-Bling Tour.

Expect the sound of light hitting elaborate amounts of silver, platinum and diamonds to leave a city near you in stitches.

Starting off on 04th October at The Grand Arena, Grand West Casino in Cape Town moving on to

The Boardwalk in P.E on 05th October

Then jetting back home to the City of Gold on the 12th October at The Big Top Arena, Carnival City.

Always known for bringing up and coming comedians to the forefront of SA comedy, each week an announcement of the newest comedians on The Blacks Only Comedy Show line-up will be made. The line-up will include:

David Kau will once again reprise his role as MC for the tour, Nine years ago David hosted his first Blacks Only Comedy Show, today this is one of the more popular events on South Africa’s social calendar.

Marc Lottering, Joining The Blacks Only line-up direct from Strictly Come Dancing South Africa, is one of South Africa’s top comedians. He has been in the funny business for 13 years and continues to keep audiences in stitches across the country.


Chester Missing/Conrad Koch: As a political analyst come weekly columnist for award winning news site ZA News – Mr Chester Missing has broken new ground with his outrageous, hard-hitting, funny and frank interviews with South Africa’s political elite. The interviewees including Gwede Mantashe, Zwelinzima Vavi, Helen Zille, Mosiuoa Lekota, Blade Nzimande, Patricia De Lille, Bantu Holomisa and others

Tumi Morake by far the funniest female comedian in the country and will be on stage at the Blacks Only Bling Bling tour direct from her debut at The Edinburgh Festival.

Chris Forrest has been on the forefront of the South African Comedy scene since the late nineties. His unique dry sense of humour, quick wit and intelligent comedy has made him one of the country’s most popular comedians and ensured that audiences are left in stitches wherever he goes.

Don’t miss out on seeing the flashy Bling-Bling tour this October!

04 October – Cape Town – Grand Arena, Grand West Casino with Marc Lottering, Chester Missing, Jason Goliath, Skhumba, KG, Thapelo ‘Tips’ Shampoo and Tumi Morake

05 October – Port Elizabeth – The Boardwalk Casino with Marc Lottering, Skhumba, Jason Goliath, Thapelo ‘Tips’ Shampoo, Tumi Morake and Chris Forrest.

12 October – Johannesburg – The Big Top Arena at Carnival City with Marc Lottering, Chester Missing, Isaac Gampu, Sifiso Nene, Tumi Morake and Lazarus Jacobs (Namibia).

Tickets start at R186 and can be bought at Computicket!

Go to www.realsa.co.za for more information

Media Enquiries:

Triple M entertainment Martin Myers /Razia Myers

083 -448 4475 OR -O21 4248850

martin@triplementertainment.co.za

OR

Kim Mari Real Comedy

011 482 3550

kim@realsa.co.za

Simple Minds – Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mel Gaynor, Andy Gillespie Ged Grimes coming to SA in Nov

Simple Minds have been many things to many people: sound scapers, sound-shapers, soundtrack makers, serial chart-toppers.

They have influenced acts as diverse as the Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream, Moby and The Horrors.

They have been sampled by Nicky Minaj, David Guetta, Joey Negro and Freddy Bastone. They have provided memorable movie moments for directors Christian Carion (L’Affaire Farewell), Gregor Jordan (The Informers), Cameron Crowe (Elizabethtown) and, of course, John Hughes (The Breakfast Club).

They have topped the British charts half a dozen times, with the studio albums Sparkle In The Rain (1984), Once Upon A Time (1985) and Street Fighting Years as well as the Ballad Of The Streets EP (both 1989), the concert recording Live In The City Of Light (1987), and the compilation Glittering Prize 81/92, and returned to the UK Top Ten with Graffiti Soul, their most recent studio album, in 2009.

“When we started Simple Minds, our objective was to be considered as one of the great live bands. A band that had the desire to go all around the world – playing everywhere and anywhere,” says Kerr.

Simple Minds are Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mel Gaynor, Andy Gillespie and Ged Grimes.

The talk is about how much the Boks have to prove in their finale at Ellis Park against New Zealand

5. Boks-All Blacks II

All the talk is about how much the Springboks have to prove in their Rugby Championship finale at Ellis Park against New Zealand. But I wonder. Knowing the mentality of the All Blacks, and the pride they take in their status in the game, I’m sure they would have been as gutted as anyone that their victory at Eden Park was so sullied by the dismissal of Bismarck du Plessis. The Springboks were primed for an historic victory in Auckland, and the media view in SA is that they were denied it by Poite. Back at their Johannesburg fortress, they’ll be coming out with withering intent. But don’t doubt these All Blacks, being brilliantly led by No 8 Kieran Read who’s in the form of his life. What better stage on which to make their biggest statement since that fateful October night at Eden Park in 2011. Bring it on!

– © Fairfax NZ News

By Marc Hinton

ELECTRO POP DIVA ALISON MOYET COMES TO SA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DEC

The inimitable and iconic diva, Alison Moyet, comes to South Africa for the first time to celebrate the Emperors Palace’s 15th birthday weekend on December 13th and 14th, 2013 and to the Liquifruit Amphithteatre in Paarl as part of the Culitvaria Summer Concert series. The three concerts will feature the very best of the bluesy voiced Alison Moyet and the hits of her Electro-Pop ‘80s band, Yazoo, her personal hits of the past 28 years and from her current hit album “the minutes”

An Essex girl, born Genevieve Alison Jane, to a French Father and English Mother, Alison left school at 16 and became famous at 21 as a singer/songwriter in her band, Yazoo.

The emotive songstress emerged from the British post-punk scene in the early 1980s as one-half of the synth-pop duo Yazoo – which sold millions of albums and enjoyed a string of hits over a two-year period, including “Only You” and “Don’t Go” which fit right into the electro-pop, rage-of-the-moment in the 21st century. Moyet’s voice stood out as the formidable instrument, as throaty as Janis Joplin, and as soulful as Dusty Springfield.

When Yazoo split up, Alison then went on to a flourishing solo career and in 1984 released her debut solo album, Alf, which became a huge hit worldwide. Between 1984 and 1987, Moyet was Britain’s best-selling female solo star.

Covers of “That Ole Devil Called Love” and “Love Letters” confirmed her reputation as an interpreter of classic songs, whilst the self penned hits “All Cried Out” and “Love Resurrection” confirmed her gift as a songwriter. The next few years saw more peaks with Brit Awards, topping the Billboard Top 40, a performance at the Live Aid concert and a successful 1987 collaboration with Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart on the hit “Is This Love?

She is currently enjoying great success with her acclaimed eighth album “the minutes” which shot to number 5 on the U.K. album charts. Prior to her exclusive Gauteng concerts, she will be touring the United Kingdom, Europe and America in a series of greatly anticipated concerts.

Tickets start from R295 and can be booked through Computicket on www.computicket.com for all shows or by visiting Emperors Palace on www.emperorspalace.com or phoning 011 928 1297/1213. The show starts at 20:00 on both evenings in Johannesburg and at 19:00 in Cape Town. Culitvaria festival website is www.cultivaria.com

Ends

For more information, please contact:

Ian Bredenkamp 0795671122

Katlego Maseloane, AfroAsia Management 073/011-4771583/0114770049: media

Official website: http://www.AlisonMoyet.com

International Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AlisonMoyet

South African Tour facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alison-Moyet-South-Africa-Tour/225452427606104?ref=hl

Twitter: @AlisonMoyet1 @AlisonMoyetSA

ALISON MOYET JOHANNESBURG SHOW INFORMATION

VENUE:

The Centre Court, Emperors Palace, Jones Street Kempton Park

DATES: Friday, 13th and Saturday, 14th December 2013

TIME: 20HOO ( DOORS open at 19H00)

DURATION: 90 minutes ( no supporting programme )

PRICES: From R295-R475

BOOKINGS: Computicket

ALISON MOYET CAPE TOWN SHOW INFORMATION

VENUE:

The Liquifruit Amphitheatre,

Pastorie Avenue Paarl 7676

DATES: Sunday 15th December 2013 ( Rain plan 16th December 2013 )

TIME: 19:OO ( DOORS open at 17:00)

DURATION: 90 minutes ( no supporting programme )

PRICES: From R295-R475

BOOKINGS: Computicket

WEBSITE: www.cultivaria.com

The MANHATTANS featuring REGINA BELLE – GRAND ARENA; GRAND WEST; 26 October 2013 book at Computicket

Tickets are selling quickly for the once off performance of the  MANHATTANS featuring REGINA BELLE at GRAND ARENA  GRAND WEST  on  26 October 2013

The MANHATTANS featuring REGINA BELLE - GRAND ARENA; GRAND WEST; 26 October 2013 book at Computicket

The MANHATTANS featuring REGINA BELLE – GRAND ARENA; GRAND WEST; 26 October 2013 book at Computicket

Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse Talk At UNISA

Talk at UNISA

Podcast on Jacaranda FM with Martin Bester Drive Show

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