Mr Sakitumi the Beat Master at Bothners! Coming Soon!

Sean is not really Bruce Lee

Don’t miss his excellent musicianship and educational skills at the workshop on Saturday 28 March.

Sean Ou Tim, a.k.a Mr Sakitumi, is a powerful presence in the South African music legacy. His talents as bassist, drummer, keyboardist, guitarist, and more have been utilized locally and internationally by artists such as Lark, Godessa, Max Normal, and Closet Snare, amongst others.

This is someone who can literally play with the finesse and intellectual approach of guitarists like Stanley Jordan, the two-handed tapping genius, or with the sheer sense of power and style that drummers like Manu Katche and Will Calhoun bring to artists like Sting, Joe Satriani, Tears For Fears, and Living Colour. His tastes in music listening and performance have produced the outcomes which artists like Max Normal, Lark, and Godessa have had in terms of international events and cutting edge mainstream music, besides their forays into the lesser known realms.

For more on Mr Sakitumi, check out these links:

*gravy* New EP “SWEET & SOUR Vol.1″

Free via mediafire


“REFRIED NOODLES” FREE download via mediafire


Debut Album ‘SECRET ASIAN MAN’ available through African Dope Records and other cool online portals….

Press Contact: Rachelle Crous (RC Publicity) +2782 084 6724


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3 for 2 Specials on Jazzy Gear!


During these “Jazzing Times” we’d like to celebrate with you! Stock up with these Specials…

Just Like You, We Really Love Jazz!

Paul Bothner Music has been involved in the Jazz Music industry for decades. We’ve supported and will continue supporting artists as endorsees. And, we’ll continue to develop the industry by providing high quality gear at accessible prices for anyone who can’t resist the urge to express the Jazz inside of them.

3 for 2 Specials on Accessories!
Like Sticks, strings and things

Inquire for details on Specials on Jazzy Gear
Like Hollowbody /Jazz Guitars
K Series Zildjian cymbals
Brass and Wind Instruments
And many more!!

Cape Town Jazz, Powered by Paul Bothner Music!

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FREE Streaming of Slash’s ‘Real to Reel’ Documentary


Ernie Ball is making guitar legend Slash’s documentary “Real to Reel” FREE to stream, worldwide. Follow Slash, Myles and The Conspirators as they record their latest album “World on Fire” in studios from Los Angeles to Miami, embark on press tours in Japan, and debut their new single to fans.
Click here for more

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Blues Meets Rock Show!

Richard Pryor ROCKS
The Monthly BLUES Meets ROCK show comes back to Durbanville Golf Club on Saturday 28 March!

Boulevard Blues is pumping the tunes out with some great guests:
Tauna Fern Collier,
Carla Louw,
Wayne Pauli and more!

They’ll be Rocking your Blues Mojo for 3 hours non stop!!

Add Ari ‘The Lionking’ Terblanche into the mix with his ACLA rig and there is gonna be Earcandy Catatonia for days.

Don’t forget the HUGE Lucky Draw and this time they’re adding 2 x computickets to The BIG BLUES MEETS ROCK Festival

Don’t miss it!

When: 8pm, 28 March 2015
Where: 4 Sport Rd Durbanville
Contact: Call the Golfclub on 021 9768120 to book your action table.
Cost: R60

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HH Red12A Speaker Review by iGuitar Magazine


RED12 copy
Check the great review of HH RED12A active cabs in online iGuitar Magazine and more! The ink to the review is at the bottom of this page.

The new HH RED enclosures – a truly modern sound designed to give you the best audio performance in a wide variety of applications from recorded playback to live music, front of house or monitor. It’s your choice.


The New HH RED range has been developed through extensive field-testing and end user feed back to give flexible, highly portable and affordable PA solutions.

Make your mix come alive

The 15A’s are compact and lightweight full range enclosures, which house a powerful and reliable 400W Icepower Class D amplifier section which is partnered with dual mic/line inputs and a mini jack aux input giving you simple but useful input options.

They’re fitted with specifically designed HH Kevlar reinforced HH drivers which combined with the Icepower output section give you a performance which easily exceeds that of heavier and more expensive systems.

The RED1-15A is a truly flexible enclosure that can be pole mounted, floor standing, suspended or used in kickback monitor position to give a truly versatile system.

Price and Performance

From the outset the RED-15A was designed to offer unbeatable price vs. performance.

Check out Interactive Guitar Magazine’s review here


Sensitivity (1W@1m) 96dB (1W@1m)
Frequency Response: 50-20,000Hz
Max SPL (calc): 119dB @ 1m
Connections: Combi balanced XLR/Jack Twin Input Mixer with Level Controls, Aux Input Mini Jack
Woofer: HH HD-436E woofer. 2” diameter voice coil, 40oz magnet. Kevlar reinforced cone
HF Driver: HH GS-506N 1” exit compression driver with Titanium diaphragm and Neodymium magnet
Cabinet: Can be used in a horizontal monitor position
Finish: Black plastic
Grille: Heavy Duty Steel grille with recessed logo
Handles: 3 Heavy duty handles, one top, one on either side.
Pole mount fitting: 35mm
Dimensions: (H x W x D) (mm) 710 x 455 x 395
Weight: 14.5 kg
Packed Volume: 755 x 490 x 405 mm
Xover Freq: 3.2kHz
Xover Type/Slope: 18dB/Octave
Cabinet material: ABS
Feet: Yes
Fly Points: 4 x M8
Power: 400W
System Type: ICE POWER Class D amplifier with switch mode supply, comprehensive protection and clip limiting.

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Albert Frost at The Showroom

Albert Frost

Albert Frost has supported the legendary Rolling Stones, and toured with REM and Simple Minds! His latest of many notable performances happens at The Showroom Theatre, in Prince Albert on Friday 27 March.

He has recorded with Arno Carstens, Koos Kombuis, Chris Chameleon, Blues Broers and many others. A true Blues Man and fiery, melodic soloist, Albert has always been hot property and has performed with every major artist in South Africa. Besides the Stones and the high profile Rock icons, he’s also performed with icons from other genres, like world music star Ali Farka Toure and reggae artist Finley Quaye. Finley won the 1997 Mobo Award for best reggae act, and the 1998 BRIT Award for Best Male Solo Artist…

The energetic performances of this accomplished guitarist have dazzled audiences, as he deftly alternates between rhythm and lead, while showcasing acoustic and electric guitars. His first love is Blues, stemming from the influence of his long relationship with the Blues Broers with whom he has performed since when he was just 17 years old…

The Blues Broers have recently been very active again, releasing new material in the form of Out of the Blue (2012) and Into the Red (2014.) The Albert Frost Blues Trio Live in Grahamstown recorded in 2013 and released earlier this year, reflects the magic of witnessing Albert performing with Schalk Joubert and Kevin Gibson.

His patent enjoyment of the music he performs and his instruments as well as his charming rapport with the audience, keeps his admirers captivated and returning for more.

“Frost is one of the most versatile and talented guitarists in South Africa. Seeing him wield his myriad axes is a lesson in what is possible with a guitar.” Murray Walker, What’s On, July 2013.

When: Friday 27 March 2015 at 8:00pm
Where: 43 Church St, 6930 Prince Albert, Western Cape
Tickets: R100 pp
Contact: 023 5411 563

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Anything Acoustic Contest 2015

Anything Acoustic Comp

Showcase your talent and win awesome prizes with an unsigned artist contest for acoustic musicians! Hout Bay’s choice sound, lighting and entertainment company, Rolling Audio will be hosting this contest which gives Cape Town’s musicians a chance to perform live, market their music, and of course to win the top spot.

It also allows the community of Hout Bay and its surrounds to enjoy local live music, have fun, support South African music, and donate towards The Kronendal Music Academy in Hout Bay.

The winner will receive sponsored prizes including R5 000 in prizes from Paul Bothner Music, free sound & lighting for a gig from Rolling Audio, meal vouchers & beverages from Spiro’s Restaurant, as well as other fantastic prizes from local Hout Bay businesses.

The main contest will run for quite a few weeks, with 5 contestants performing every Thursday evening. The contestants will perform three songs each with at least one song being original.

Sound & Lighting
Rolling Audio will provide state of the art sound & lighting that brings crystal clear tones along with atmospheric lighting, all managed by a professional sound engineer and crew.

Venue: Spiro’s restaurant on Main Road in Hout Bay
Table Reservations: 021 790 3897
Dates: Every Thursday evening starting on the 26th March 2015 till May 2015
Tickets: R50 p/p
Times: Doors open 6pm, show starts at 7pm

Charity Initiative: R10 from each ticket will be donated to the Kronendal Music Academy in Hout Bay.

About Kronendal Music Academy
In 2007 Kronendal Music Academy was formed to address the ongoing lack of cultural stimulation, which faces the youth and the community, as a whole, in Hout Bay. KMA’s main focus has always been to provide music education, in as many forms and styles as possible, to Hout Bay’s under-privileged and economically challenged communities. It’s also a platform which initiates racial and social interaction and integration amongst communities in the area.

Rolling Audio Contacts
Clare Van Zyl – 082 591 1892 –
Grant Van Zyl – 082 855 5445 –

Extra details for contestants
The contestants would need to be at Spiro’s restaurant, Main Road, Hout Bay at 6pm sharp. Names will be drawn out of a “hat” for performance times.

Each contestant will be allocated a table of 10 for family & friends to support the artists. This is quite an important factor to ensure the success of this contest. They would need to book directly with Spiro’s Restaurant (021) 791 3897. Doors open at 6pm, contest starts at 7pm.

You are required to perform 3 songs, with a minimum of 1 original song.

Rolling Audio will provide state of the art sound & lighting for your performance, but artists are required to send a basic tech rider, including whether you are a solo or duo act and which instruments are being used etc.

The atmosphere of the contest is intimate with a maximum of 80 people seated. The contestants will be judged by Grant Van Zyl (Rolling Audio), a guest judge, and by the audience, by means of anonymous voting. You will be contacted telephonically if you are chosen to go through to the semi-finals.

Vouchers from Paul Bothner Music to the value of R5 000
Free sound & lighting & sound engineer for a gig from Rolling Audio worth R5 000
Meal vouchers from Spiro’s and other local businesses

Please check out Rolling Audio’s website for more info and “like” their Facebook Page

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2015 “Hit Like A Girl” Contest

Zil Hit like a Girl

Check out this annual global drumming contest for female percussionists! See videos and details here.

The event is produced by Hit Like A Girl Contest in conjunction with founding sponsors DRUM! Magazine, TRX Cymbals, and Tom Tom: The Magazine of Female Drummers. It is made possible by the support of companies in the music products industry.Zildjian is the presenting sponsor for the 2015 “Hit Like A Girl” contest. Submissions are open worldwide from now till 8 April in two categories: Under 18 and Over 18.

Craigie Zildjian and Sarah Hagan will be among the celebrity judges that include Zildjian Artists Hannah Ford Welton, Debbie Knox-Hewson, Nia Lovelis, Venzella Joy, Cherisse Osei, Kate Schellenbach, Kim Thompson, and Emily Dolan-Davies.


Hit like a Girl website

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New Addition to Our Family! Paul Bothner Music Stellenbosch

Sb shop4Ever wish that you could find all your dream gear in Stellies? Guitars, drums, synths, keyboards, sound reinforcement? In fact the widest range of musical instruments in Stellenbosch backed by expert advice is what we offer. That’s right! Our brand new Stellenbosch Branch will be opening imminently.

We have easy accessibility, FREE parking facilities specially allocated to our customers, and a wide range of some of the latest and greatest in musical instruments and accessories. The long awaited new branch will turn your gear browsing and buying experience into a real pleasure. Playing a musical instrument is one of the most exciting and interesting pastimes. Don’t hold back. Come in and have a go on one of the easy-to-play instruments, ranging from keyboards with accompaniment features, through to beautiful guitars and MASSIVE effects.

Stock at Stellenbosch Branch

All this at your disposal, with just the right kind of volume for your needs; from a tiny guitar amp for practice sessions in your bedroom, to a monstrous jet-engine of an amp, to turn your weekend parties or club events into a real blast!

We’re just across the road from McDonald’s (a landmark in Stellies) so why not pop in and work up a rel appetite when you’re on your way to catch a snack? If you’re a student, a useful landmark would be Aandklas: we’re just around the corner from them! You can also see it in the map below…


Paul Bothner Music
Shop 1 and 2, De Watergracht West Building
3 Merriman Avenue, Stellenbosch
(It’s just off Bird Street, across the road from McDonald’s Stellenbosch)

Trading hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am till 5:30pm
Tues, Thurs: 9:30am till 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am till 2pm
Sundays: Closed
Public Holidays: 10am till 2pm

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Barelycorn Fest Review

With legends like David Kramer, and Steve Newman’s Trio, if you missed it, we’re sorry… On Saturday, 7 March 2015, Paul Bothner Music sent a team to set up a display at the Baxter Theatre for this year’s Barleycorn Festival! With 19 guitars, 10 amplifiers, a bunch of stomp boxes and a drum kit, people stopped by to take a look at the variety of goods we took to show off.

We had a wall of banners and a massive window of opportunity for the crowd of attendees. Some got to jam on the gear between the awesome legends’ performances. Imagine having all these great players at one venue, on the same day… What a gig? Steve Newman is a true master of the art of blending exceptional melodic and rhythmic ideas, with a sense of harmonically unusual note values.

Customer checks out guitar

He plBothner Displayays the instrument like it’s a new and exciting phenomenon, not like some of the bland fare on radio. This man and his super awesome compadres, the experimental funk, hip jazz, outside of the envelope, jazz shred, African icons, Hilton Schilder and Grand-master Errol Dyers know how to feed some of the best notes to our ears, using sumptuous ideas. If you were looking for real chops or the funk which can only be felt properly, when Errol digs into the strings, Hilton trips his fingers across to the outside, or when Steve opens up a vision which is beyond the traditional human mind’s eye, we hope you were there…


The list of great performers includes that very fiery, melodic, high speed, slow burning Blues Man, Albert Frost; probably one of the most successful and famous of the neo-traditional entertainer / producer / songwriters David Kramer; chart topping, globe-trotting, alternative rocking MacStanley; and the newer legends-in-the-making: Digby & the Lullaby, Hatchetman & Jennifer Eaves.

At the end of the evening, our staff (pictured left) met some really cool people who likewise share our passion for music, musicians, and spectators. Hope to see you there next time…

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