Café Roux at The Farm Village in Noordhoek will be playing host to some remarkable musicians in the coming days.
First up is James Stewart on Friday, September 9, at 8.30pm; followed by guitarist extraordinaire Dan Patlansky for a solo acoustic set on Tuesday, September 13, also at 8.30pm; and culminating with The Voice SA winner 2016, Richard Stirton, on Wednesday, September 14.
There are few acclaimed musicians, singers, songwriters, producers and astute business minds that have the luxury of labelling themselves “late developers” when, in reality, they’ve already achieved more than most will in an entire band’s collective lifetime.
In the case of Cape Town born-and-raised James Stewart, he not only fits the description to a T, he most likely helped trademark the mould. That’s just how considered the Franschhoek-based, Emmy-nominated, multi SAMA award winning, chart topping creative patently is. James has spent the better part of his music career hell-bent on delivering seminal songs, most of which have enjoyed extended periods of times hugging the very tops of the South African.
Guitarist, singer/songwriter and globally respected purveyor of the blues, Dan Patlansky, has sidled into his second successive decade as one of the world’s finest blues-based storytellers of his generation. In December 2014, his album ‘Dear Silence Thieves’ was voted the #1 Blues Rock Album in the world released for 2014 by Blues Rock Review/USA, alongside names such as Joe Bonamassa, Rival Sons, Devon Allman, The Black Keys, Philip Sayce, and many more.
The Voice SA winner 2016, Richard Stirton, hails from the suburb of Rondebosch.
Following the show, Richard signed a lucrative record deal with Universal Music and has been thrust into music video shoots, writing and recording his first few singles, photo shoots and interview after interview with the media.
Stirton’s musical influences include Matt Corby and Bon Iver and he is presently recording an album with that musical style in mind.