Cape Town Music Guide -8Sep

Godfrey Johnson in Cabaret

Alexander Bar presents an evening of song, pathos and comedy with multi-award-winning actor, singer, composer and pianist Godfrey Johnson. Johnson, known for his originality, humour and skill performs material by Jacques Brel, Noel Coward, Supertramp, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and a few original songs.

11 to 12 September, 7PM


Alexander Bar and Cafe, 76 Strand St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

021 300 1088

Bach, Bubbles and Brunch

A day of brunch, classical music and wine tasting in the picturesque chapel at Montpellier Wine Estate. Cellist Peter Martens performs 6 Bach Cello Suites, with guests being treated to brunch and Montpellier Méthode Cap Classique in between sets. Following the performance, a personal talk session with Martens takes place, as well as wine tasting with winemaker Danie van der Westhuizen.

9 September, 8AM to 5PM


Chapel at Montpellier Wine Estate, 2 Jonge Gezellen Road, Tulbagh, Cape Town

062 300 8576

Black South Easter & Ashweeta

Blah Blah Bar presents a live performance by the Ashweeta Trio, who get the night going with their experimental acoustic soundscapes. They are followed by Black South Easter who entertain audiences with their rocking funk and afro jams.

9 September, 7.30PM


Blah Blah Bar, 84 Kloof St (upstairs), Gardens, Cape Town

082 349 8849

Music Exchange 2017

Music Exchange is a leading music conference, now in its 7th year, where guests engage, learn and share with international and local songwriters and producers over 2 days about the business of music in a series of masterclasses and workshops. The event offers skills development, mentorship, showcase/demo opportunities, and collaboration opportunities.

9 to 10 September, 9AM to Sun 6PM

R250 – R400

Academy of Sound Engineering, De Roos St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town

083 448 4475

Handful of Keys

Pieter Toerien Productions presents another instalment of A Handful of Keys, directed and created by Ian von Memerty. The performance unravels as a constant surprise with “devastating wit and musical mastery” – from piano pyrotechnics to inspiring inventiveness. For the first time since the show’s launch in 1994, there are three keyboards and three pianists on stage – Roelof Colyn, 19-year old James Smith and a special guest.

Until 8 October, Tues to Sat 8PM/Sat 5PM/Sun 3PM

R100 – R180

Theatre on the Bay, 1 Link St, Camps Bay, Cape Town

021 438 3301

Live Music Line-up at Nomad

Nomad presents a platform for local talents and bands to showcase their music in a line-up every Wednesday of the week.

8PM to 11PM


NOMAD Bistro & Bar, 33 Waterkant St, CBD, Cape Town
021 418 3020