There are many outdoor shows at Cape wine estates these days, but only a few have the magic of Rhebokskloof Wine Estate’s Theatre on the Lake. The venue has a stage built alongside a tranquil lake, where patrons can enjoy a picnic on the lush lawn, listening to some of SA’s best artists.
The venue’s summer season will kick off on Sunday November 18 with heartthrob Elvis Blue.
The gifted musician’s journey started when he was a young boy, singing in school choirs, and busking in the streets of Joburg and Scotland. His one and only goal was to make and perform music. After a stint overseas as a street musician, Elvis returned to South Africa where he decided to study contemporary music.
After appearing in numerous bands, Blue started a project where he sang under the name MONO. He released three albums under this time. When MONO’s record deal came to an end, Blue decided that he would move to George where he would become a music teacher, write his own music, and live a quiet life.
After spending some time in George, Blue was approached by a record company who wanted him to record an Afrikaans album. “The first album I did was under the name Jan Hoogendyk, my real name, and the album did really well. It won an ATKV Lier Toekening award. His second Afrikaans album, Ontskemer also under the name Jan Hoogendyk, was nominated for a 2010 SAMA Award.
In 2010, Blue won the title of M-Net Idol for that year – sharing half the profit with runner up Lloyd Cele.
Blue released the album that would change his life as a musician and consolidate all his years of hard work. This album was simply titled ‘Elvis Blue’. On the album’s release in November 2010, it shot up the radio and sales charts and reached Gold status. The first two singles ‘Things My Father Said’ and ‘Lighthouse’ were massive hits.
Gates open 5pm, with the shows starting at 7pm. Pack a picnic basket or order one from the estate. No BYO. Food and beverages, including Rhebokskloof wines, available at estate.
* Tickets are R130 to R180 per person.
Book at Computicket.
Visit www.rhebokskloof.co.za for more information, including directions to the venue.
Further concerts at Rhebokskloof:
25 Nov: Tygerberg Children’s Choir Christmas Concert
2 Dec: Watershed
10 Feb: Mel Botes – Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits tribute)
17 Feb: Clint & Co with their Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute
25 Feb: DNA Strings
3 March: Die Heuwels Fantasties