When & Where: 7 May – 29 October 2006
A roaring log fire, good food and hot local music – the perfect way to round off a winter weekend.
Come and enjoy some of Cape Town’s top musical talent in the warmth and comfort of the beautiful Silvertree Restaurant at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden this winter.
The concerts take place on Sunday evenings from 6pm-8:30pm (drinks and starters served from 6:00pm). For further information tel: Jacolene or Mari-Louize at Silvertree Restaurant on 021 762 9585.
Kirstenbosch Winter Warmer Concerts 2006 Programme:
24 September: Trudy Rushin
This Cape Town-based singer/songwriter’s Latin jazz/folk style music is inspired by contemporary life in this vibrant city.
1 October: Valiant Swart
About to launch a new album and television show, Valiant Swart is also known internationally as one of South Africa’s finest Afrikaans rock artists.
8 October: Rory/Plush
Singer/songwriter Rory Elliot of Plush fame performs provocative and exciting new material.
15 October: Heather Mac
Renowned singer/songwriter Heather Mac airs some of her latest material backed by a new line-up of musicians.
22 October: Ike Moriz
With his debut album ‘Mirrors and Shade’ currently making waves world-wide, singer/songwriter Ike Moriz has returned to South Africa to make it big on home turf. Often compared to David Bowie and Suede, Moriz himself describes his music as “edgy pop”.
29 October: Bed on Bricks
Bed on Bricks return to end off the 2006 Kirstenbosch Winter Warmer concert season with their eclectic mix of funk-rock, reggae, samba, rap and hip-hop.
7 May: Verity
Cape-Town based singer/songwriter Verity kicks off the 2006 Kirstenbosch Winter Warmer Concert series with her brand of melodic pop-rock, combining strong emotive lyrics and a hint of jazz.
21 May: Bed on Bricks
Led by Mike Hardy, this four-piece band plays an eclectic mix of funk-rock, reggae, samba, rap and hip-hop.
28 May: Flat Stanley
Riding the wave of success of their debut album ‘Of Secrets and Wine’, Flat Stanley play acoustic rock melodies with emotionally charged vocals from lead singer Andrew Mac.
4 June: Robin Auld
After successfully completing a summer tour of South Africa to promote his new album ‘Jungle of One’, prolific singer/songwriter and guitarist Robin Auld teams up with Barry van Zyl, drummer for the Johnny Clegg band.
11 June: Tina Schouw
Legendary Cape Town diva Tina Schouw joins forces with Ernestine Deane (singer/ songwriter for moodphase5) and poet Malika Ndlovu for an evening of song and poetry.
18 June: Hot Water
Fronted by singer/songwriter and composer Donovan Copley, Hot Water is an acoustic collaboration featuring a diverse group of talented musicians whose music is described as uplifting urban folk fusion with a definitively South African feel and flavour.
25 June: Andy Lund and the Mission Men
Andy Lund of Roswell Kings fame performs his solo alternative country material ably backed by the mission men Brydon Bolton and Sean ou Tim.
2 July: Louise Carver
Trained as a classical pianist, Louise Carver began writing her own songs at age 11 and released her first single when she was 17. Her latest album ‘Silent Scream’ combines a blend of folksy rock and catchy pop.
30 July: Skanky Corporation
Fusing acid jazz, lounge and funk on drums, guitar and didgeridoo, Skanky Corporation produce a fun sound enjoyed by all ages.
6 August: Steve Newman
An evening of music from around the world by this highly accomplished acoustic guitar maestro.
13 August: Amanda Tiffin
Pianist and singer Amanda Tiffin and her band The Semantics play a blend of pop, rock, jazz and funk from her debut album ‘Who am I?’.
20 August: Cofield Mundi
Often compared to Dido and Sarah McLachlan, this Cape Town-based singer/songwriter and guitarist describes her music as “acoustic spiritual pop with a touch of dance”.
3 September: Derek Gripper
Internationally acclaimed guitarist Derek Gripper plays intimate interpretations of Cape folk, classical and contemporary classical music.
10 September: Breakfast Included
This award-winning jazz quartet have been captivating a whole new audience of younger listeners with their distinctive African jazz and funk-flavoured original music.
17 September: Shawn Phillips
In a musical career spanning 40 years, this American folk legend and rock pioneer has recorded 18 albums and sold over 3 million records.Playing on electric and acoustic 6- and 12- string guitars, he crosses freely between folk-rock, jazz, progressive, pop and classical genres.
Tickets for the Kirstenbosch Winter Warmer Concerts are R90 per person (Botanical Society members pay R81) and include a welcome drink and starter course of soup.