Cape Gypsy Injection Tour

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | October 25, 2018

Do you love the sound and energy of Gypsy music, but don’t know where in Cape Town you can experience it live? Then what you need is the Cape Gypsy Injection Tour.

The Cape Gypsy Injection Tour is a series of FREE performances by two Joberg based Gypsy bands. Sit The Folk Down and Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses will be coming to Cape Town this November for a tour that is sure to be remembered.

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Press Release

Sit the Folk Down & Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses are shooting up our city with THE CAPE GYPSY INJECTION TOUR, all the way from Jozi!

Joining in the Madness of Gypsy theatrics, one of Cape Town’s finest The Dukes of Note.


It’s a Collaboration of Magical Muso’s at Prison – House of Rebels – Don’t be dom, come free yourself in sway and song.

When –  1 November 2018
WherePrison – House of Rebels

When- 2 November 2018
WhereThe Vic Bar

When -4 November 2018
WhereThe Striped Horse Muizenberg

Street Parking or Underground Parking at Cape Quarter

Come Play Rebels – It’s going to be a Carnival of Quality Live Music brought to you by Sit the Folk Down.

Horses accommodation provided by Scary Canary
Backline provided by Paul Bothner Music
Poster design by Illustrator Bianca Brand

See you there Gypsy Swayers.

More about Sit The Folk Down

Sit the Folk Down’s primary mission was to facilitate shows in unique venues, creating an experience where people leave feeling they’ve witnessed something more than just another music show at your local pub. Just over a year down the line and STFD has successfully managed to put on some memorable shows with some of the best local talents South Africa has to offer as well as some great international artists that have graced our shores. (Stelth Ulvang of the Lumineers, Brett Newski, John Will Sail).

More About Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses

A German idiom for romance, and the traditional gypsy lifestyle which relied upon the service of magnificent steeds – sometimes indeed stolen. Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses bring a new light to Gypsy Jazz that incorporates the classic blend of European gypsy melody and 1930’s swing, with a modern attitude rooted in Hard Bop Jazz, Punk and Rock ‘n Roll.

The Stolen Horses began in early 2016 when Deon Bakkes brought his love of Django Reinhardt-style Gypsy Jazz and improvisational music into his own personal musical conception. The horses recorded their debut album in late 2016 entitled “Neither Here nor There” featuring a mix of original songs such as “Stealing Horses” and “The Reaper’s Got Kids To Feed Too’ as well as a number of re-invigorated and fired up jazz standards such as “It Don’t Mean A Thing” and “Minor Swing”.

The band has played numerous live shows around Pretoria and Johannesburg with notable appearances at the Mexican Tequila Festivals in 2016 and 2018, OppiKoppi 2017, Park Acoustics 2017 and 2018, Mieliepop 2018 and STRAB 2018 (Mozambique). The horses have released their latest EP in May 2018 entitled ‘Thrice A Pair’.

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