Music Musts: A long weekend of treats

Music Musts: A long weekend of treats
By Jonathan Duguid

By Jonathan Duguid

The long weekend is here and for many of us it means time with the family, hot cross buns, sleeping in, and Easter eggs.
I’m a major fan of Easter – and no, it’s not just because of the countless amounts of chocolate that I can eat without being judged (although, that does play somewhat of a role), nor is it the fact that I can overdose on hot cross buns (and with so many different varieties around, like extra spicy, extra fruity, and chocolate available, who wouldn’t want to overindulge?).

There are two things that make me really love Easter: the religious aspect, as it is the most important holiday in the Christian calendar; and the fact that we get a four day weekend… and you know what that means? It means extra time to check out what’s cooking on the Cape Town music scene (as an early lights out is not needed on Sunday!).

I also like the fact that Monday’s public holiday is called Family Day. I think it’s so important that there is a day in our calendar that acknowledges the importance of family – and spending time with our family members (or for those of us whose family are no longer with us, or local, with friends who are like family to us).

But enough about me, and why I love this weekend so much, and onto what gigs you checkout over the next few days.
On Thursday, April 17, Jeremy Olivier, who had the hit song, ‘Serendipity’, will be jamming at Café Roux at the Noordhoek Farm Village. His sets starts at 7pm and cover charge is R100 per person. For more info, send an email to bookings@caferoux.co.za.
Then on Good Friday, April 18, you can check out Cape Town’s most beloved divas, 3 Tons of Fun, at the Bay Harbour Market, which kicks-off at 5pm. Entrance for this event is free, and for details you can email: info@bayharbour.co.za.

Saturday, April 19, will see Tony Cox and Jacky Lau take to the stage at The Fugard Theatre, on the corner of Caledon and Buitenkant Streets, District 6. The show is the coming together of Cape Town and Hong Kong, and promises to be a night of guitar awesomeness. It all kicks-off at 8.15pm and tickets are R110 (available from Computicket).

Lastly, on Easter Sunday, April 20, you can catch singer, saxophonist and percussionist Gavin Minter, who has performed all over the world with various bands and artists, performing at lunchtime at 5 Rooms Jazz on Alphen Drive in Constantia. For more information, call 021 795 6300.
And on Monday, April 21…you’ll surely be spending time with the family.

Twitter: @JonathanDuguid