Live music is a special part of our shows, adding a fantastic vibe to your KAMERS experience. During KAMERS 2014 Irene we have a great line-up of talented local artists playing on the kykNET stage daily.
Come enjoy these folks’ sweet sounds along with delicious food, wine and craft beer while you laze around the leisurely hospitality areas at Open Window in between shopping for the best of the best handcrafted design SA has to offer.
12:00 – Hoot ‘n Anny
Hoot ‘n Anny – A phrase commonly used by cowboys and other Southern folk; means roundabout, gathering, party, or just a plain old good time.
Have you ever seen a couple singing traditional and original songs about love and life to the point where you can feel the chemistry? Well Hoot ‘n Anny is just that… The acoustic band consists of two members Franco (Rhythm Guitar & Vocals) and Alouise Jamneck (Vocals).
Franco has played for successful bands like Soil 7t7, The Fake Leather Blues Band (Bass), BoneKey (Lead Guitar & Vocals), Colourful Counterfeits (Bass), Martin Brothers (Bass), Black Cat Bones (Trumpet) and also does a lot of session work in many genres.
12:00 – Coelecanth
A collaboration between three seasoned songwriters with one common goal in mind – stick to the roots. With more than 30 years cumulative experience on the South African music circuit, Gareth Wilson (SGQ), Jaco Mans (Tidal Waves, Die See) and Andre Kriel (The Black Cat Bones) have tapped into their sonic archives to produce an acoustic sound that is best described as authentic and honest ‘outlaw-folk’ music. Gospel-like vocal harmonies paired with weaving acoustic guitars and a solid backbone stomp makes for a show that will have you longing for home, even if you are still living with your mamma.
12:00 – Medicine Boy
Medicine Boy is the spirit animal of Lucy Kruger and Andre Leo. The duo’s soothing, yet tense sound is created by vocal harmonies, pained feedback and the drone of an electric organ sailing along the minimal heartbeat of a drum machine. Influences range from the untouchable might of The Jesus & Mary Chain to later-era noise makers, The Raveonettes. The band has been described as “The Kills and the XX’s angry little sister” (Beeld newspaper). June 2014 saw the live debut of Medicine Boy as they supported Brooklyn Desert Psych Trio, Golden Animals, on their SA tour, visiting both Cape Town and Johannesburg. More Knives, a 6 track EP of burning Psychedlia, Noise rock and Rhythm & Blues grooves was released in September.
12:00 – Janie Bay
Hailing from the beautiful Helderberg area in Cape Town, Janie Bay started out her career with her solo effort, I Remember, securing three No. 1 hits on local mainstream and student radio stations. After the album launch in April 2011, Janie and her brother (The Beard) started playing her current songs in an acoustic / unplugged setting. This was a totally organic progression as they wanted to carry on writing and playing without the financial pressures of session musicians joining in. This progression lead to their recent live project, Janie & The Beard. Since 2012 they’ve had many successful tours, played more than 100 shows in every province in the country and have been invited abroad regularly. They have appeared on 5FM, Two Oceans Vibe Radio, SABC 3 and RSG. Some performances under their belt include Oppikoppi, White Mountain Festival, STRAB, Up The Creek, KKNK and Park Acoustics, with back-to-back tours and corporate events around Cape Town. Having played with local acts like aKing, Plush, Ard Matthews, Francois Van Coke, Valiant Swart, Klopjag and Mr. Cat & The Jackal to name a few, they are steadfast on a journey to share their music with friends already made and with those along the way. Some recent collaborations include SAs’ top selling hip-hop artist Jack Parow on a song called Veilig on his latest release and a feature on one of Bouwer Bosch’s singles.
17:00 – Runaway Train Cult Collective
The Runaway Train Cult Collective is an acoustic band featuring violin, guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, sax, upright bass, accordion, trombone, baritone guitar and drums. Their genre is a mix of gypsy Appalachian country, bluegrass, New Orleans jug band and contemporary folk. “Suicide songs and murder ballads, but in a happy way,” they say. The band consists of full time professional musicians. Lead singer (and ukelele) Miss Christine’s clear tone is in the tradition of Alison Krauss and Gillian Welsh, while Wynand Dawel (violin) and Friso Woudstra (guitars) both feature in the well known Afrikaans roots group, Radio Kalahari Orkes. Brendan Ou Tim is a widely experienced upright bass player who has played with a variety of artists including Arno Carstens and Karma. Ruben Samuels is the drummer artists such as Rodrigues calls on when touring South Africa and Dan Roberts (banjo, mandolin, guitars) is a music producer and winner of the SAMA award in that category for Laurie Levine’s Six Winters in 2012.
6 & 7 December
12:00 – Georgetown
Georgetown is a South-African folk-bluegrass band. They have a unique way of arranging contemporary songs in a creative bluegrass style, playing various instruments including keys, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica and a 1924 traveling suitcase.
Don’t miss KAMERS 2014 Irene!
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