Capetonians will have the privilege of seeing South African-born music superstar Jonathan Butler in action this Saturday at the Nederburg Wine Farm in Paarl.

Butler, who was born in Athlone on the Cape Flats during the Apartheid years, will be backed up by local band Top Dog. Other performers on the bill include local gospel and jazz sensation Jonathan Rubain, saxophonist Dale Patience, vocal powerhouse Elwira Standili, Paarl rapper Mr Ferl and another Paarl boy, the talented keyboard player Marco Mentoor with MM Productions.

John Maralack from the Connect Church (previously the Valley Christian Fellowship), who are presenting the show as a fundraiser, said they were lucky to get Butler to perform for them. “We have done some shows on a smaller scale before, but nothing nearly as big as this one. We actually got him through a common friend.

“He was in the country and he was available, so we thought it would be a good thing to get him to perform. I think the last time Jonathan performed in Paarl was in the early 80’s, so it’s a good thing for Paarl – and the Western Cape – to come out and see a world superstar in action. We will also have the mayor of the Drakenstein Municipality, Conrad Poole, there to welcome Jonathan.”

Saturday’s concert starts at 17:00 with gates opening at 16:00. VIP tickets cost R500, which include VIP seating, snacks, a meet and greet, and VIP parking. Other tickets cost R200 but people who buy more than ten tickets will get them at R150. Tickets are available online at Webtickets and at Pick n Pay. Tickets bought at the gate on Saturday will cost R250. Kids under 12 get free entry.

It is a picnic concert, so people are welcome to bring chairs and blankets, but no tables are allowed. No alcohol will be allowed, as it will be on sale.

A guitar signed by Butler and an oil painting of Butler performing, created by Iymanyi Belachew during the show, will be on auction.

For more information, email hello or call John Maralack at 061-5421598.


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 for all shows or by visiting Emperors Palace on 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


For more information, please contact:

Ian Bredenkamp 0795671122

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

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Twitter: @AlisonMoyet1 @AlisonMoyetSA



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



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


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