Winston Siljeur to play at Radisson RED V&A Waterfront, Cape Town this weekend

Winston Siljeur is an impressive multi instrumentalist who hails from Robertson.

He has worked with Cara Frew, Ernie Smith Anton Goosen, Lloyd Cele, Heinz Winkler, Currently he is the Music Department Coordinator at Pneumatix Performing Arts Academy, Somerset West.
This weekend his 4 piece ensemble close off the Jazz on Red series on Friday 29th at the Radisson Red Hotel at the V &A Waterfront .Book at Quicket

When are you happiest?

When I’m on the keys, whether its at home, a rehearsal room, studio or onstage

What does music mean to you?

Everything!!! Music is who I am

What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work ?

Being able to inspire people, seeing people enjoy your music

Are you Famous ?

What drives you…. Ego or Humility?

Humility for sure, I always like to describe as humble, down to earth and simply just hardworking and everyone around knows me like that…

Any funny moments on stage?

Falling of my chair whilst playing because I don’t sit still as I enjoy the music so much.

Your heroes?

Joe Sample, Bob James, Chick Corea, Jeff Lorber, Cory Henry

Which living person do you admire most and why?

Kirk Whallum, playing jazz, playing his music, making a life

What is your most treasured possession?

My stage piano

It’s your round what are you drinking?

Glass of Red wine

Dream gig to do?

Perfroming my own music on big stages around the world.



If you were not a musician what would you do?

There is nothing besides music

Pick five words to describe yourself?

Humble, Hardworking, Goal – orientated, Driven, Relational

5 Favourite albums of all time ?

Love Stories – Frank McComb
We like it here – Snarky Puppy
Family Dinner – Snarky Puppy
Had a hat – Jeff Lorber
Geography – Tom Misch

Greatest Movie Ever Made?

Don’t think I’ve found that one yet

What song changed your life?

There is no one particular song that changed my life, Music changed my life and it still does on a daily basis

Who do you love?

My kids, I simply adore them

What is your favorite word?

Nton’ton: It is a term used to refer to any thing that you have forgotten the name of.

Favorite Fashion Garment

I don’t do fashion –but I do like a good pair of pants

Top of your bucket list?

Taking my kids on their 1st flight experience…Get super excited just imagining how dumbstruck and excited they would be

Your greatest achievement?

My kids

What do you complain about most often?

Being tired

What is your fear?

Not having done enough for my kids

Happiness is?

Either on the keys or with my kids

On stage I tend to?

Enjoy making music

If you are walking on stage for a keynote speech alla Barak Obama what song would you use and why?

It would probably be an own composed overture of some sort as I would probably work it into my speech about being original….

The best life lesson you have been taught?

Hardwork pays off

Do you get worked up whilst watching a sports game on TV ?

Nope, not into sports

Where would you like to be right now?

On an island, with the best scenery and tranquility

Do you do charity work and if you do – what do you do ?

I giving my time and expertise to raise funds for charities

Wishes and dreams ?

I wish to inspire, motivate…I dream off being in a position to make things happen for others, being the CEO of my well established company.

Saturday 23rd Nov – Music Exchange Masterclass “Closing the deal” a master class with lawyer Barry Varkel

Date for the diary

Saturday 23rd Nov 10.30am to 12noon – Music Exchange Masterclass
“Closing the deal” a master class with lawyer Barry Varkel at Radisson RED V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

ticket link -R50.00

Areas to be covered will include:

1. Negotiations prior to the show/event/performance.

2. The function which email correspondence plays in the deal.

3. Resolving any contentious issues in the contract.

4. Getting to the bottom-line of the deal.

5. Signature of the contract.

6. Why it is necessary to have the contract witnessed.

7. What a 50% deposit means and what the parties’ respective roles and responsibilities are.

8. What happens if the balance of funds is not paid prior to the event and other things which could go wrong.

9. The meaning of putting a co-contracting party to terms.

10. Taking legal action and how one would proceed to enforce legal rights.

11. The supply of a legal contract for attendees

12 Mex19 attendees get in for Free -please bring your lanyard to qualify for this

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