Black Friday 2015
Had your eye on a new drum kit, guitar or amp?
Visit any Paul Bothner Music or Village Music store between
12 pm and 6 pm on Friday 27 November for shocking Black Friday savings on a wide range of gear.
You’ll find everything from books to bass guitars, but stocks are limited so get there first!
Certifiably crazy deals on brands like Yamaha, Fender, Ovation,
Alesis, Laney & more!
Special offers will be unveiled at 12 pm sharp!
Find your nearest store here
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Should Witchfest come to Cape Town?
Yes its true, Withdoctor Productions are running an initiative to see if there are enough people in Cape Town to host an event like this. These polls all close on the 15th December 2015. Please take this opportunity to show support and go vote, you really will make a difference.
They have launched a POLL here: https://www.witchdoctorproductions.com/polls/, so if you want Withfest to come to Cape Town, head on over and vote in the poll
Go vote now and help make this a reality.by
Band Profile: The Plastics
The Plastics just release their newest album – In Threes. Below is a brief history of the band, as well as the link to either stream the album to download it.
The Plastics began in 2008 as an evolution of the punk band, Hoax. They released their first EP and music video in 2008 at Obz Cafe. They opened for the band Bed on Bricks. It didn’t take too much ’till they released their second EP named “Kiss The Plastics” in 2009. Both EPs were distributed among Cape Town’s indie elites. Later on 2009, there was a blur of music video releases for the tracks “Dirty Dancing” and “Tiny Islands”.
In 2010 they enlisted the help of eccentric music producer Gordon Raphael to work on their debut album Shark. Raphael’s background includes famous bands such as The Strokes. The album Shark was recorded at Sound and Motion Studios in Cape Town and it was finally released on July 31, 2010 at Mayhem Launch at The Assembly. The singles “Caves” and “Jukebox” were released to radio stations around South Africa and enjoyed extensive campus and commercial radio airplay. The former reached No. 1 on the TUKSfm SA Top 10 and the latter snug at No. 1 for four weeks running Jon Savage’s Rock Chart on 5fm.
The Album Shark was chosen by both GQ and Cosmopolitan as one of the Top 20 Albums out of local and international releases. In 2011, the single “Those Three Words” was chosen as the soundtrack to one of Apple’s iPod commercials.
In 2012 the band opened for the band Two Door Cinema Club at an unusual location in Cape Town, this was an abandoned old cement factory in the middle of one of the city’s largest township, 3000 were bussed to the show. Later on that year they headed into Dreamsspace Studio to record their sophomore album titled “Pyramid”, which was produced by Shai Caleb Hirschon. During this time they released a music video for “Stereo Kids” and this one reached No. 1 on the MK Top 10 Music Video Chart.
In 2013, The Plastics were also privileged to be chosen as one of the twelve winners of MK MVP in 2012 for the music video “Best Pretenders”.
They were nominated for two MK Awards (Best Group and Best Indie). The ceremony took place on March 24, 2013.
Rock Meets Classics
Mixing different genre styles into one presented by Mike Pilot
When: Saturday 21 November 11:00AM
Where: Paul Bothner Music Plumstead
Shop G7, Richmond Centre
Mozart 40 played in rock style
How this can be done + other classics
Demo of boss pedals as part of crossover
Mike is an experienced singer and studio musician, arranger and producer, and has recorded numerous solo guitar albums in South-Africa.
He was musical director for a series of local award winning musicals and also composed, arranged and produced the music for an all African awards show which was held in Kenya and televised live throughout Africa
He is a member of a well known rock band Vinnie and the Viscounts and is the band leader of a popular five piece band.
He performs as a solo artist singing swing music, as well as a guitarist playing classic meets rock
He was Musical Director for the Soundstage productions of Girl Talk as well as the tribute to the Beatles called Ticket to Ride.
Rock guitarist, want to play in a band?
Improvising and Soloing
presented by Trent Richardson
When:Saturday 21 November 11:00AM
Where: Paul Bothner Music Somerset West
Shop 16, Checkers Centre
c/o Main & Gordons Street
In addtition to being a a full time music teacher, Trent is also the guitarist for the sensational act “Set for the Sky”.
It is with the release of the latest album, that Trent’s rock solid ability and talent really shines through.
Trent is truly one of SA’s rising young guitar players and not to be missed.
Back to basics
Presented by Lyle Burger
Lead guitarist for Rock band Gage for the past 5 years .Has blown up stages like Oppikoppi , Splashy fen and numerous television performances!
Performed with –Wonderboom, Prime circle, Crash car burn, Mean mr mustard, Cutting jade
A Firm Jackson Guitars and Randall amps player
13 years of guitar playing experience
10 years experience as a guitar technician ( Restoration, Setup guruJ)
Genres of playing style includes Rock, neoclassical progressions, Metal and blues
When:Saturday 21 November 11:30 AM
Where: DV Village Kimberley
Shop 54 North Cape Mall
String Along Chords to Rock and Roll
Presented by Roland Fisher
The workshop will cover what chords you can use and all the alternative chords you can play to improve the song .
To play alternative chords if there is more than one guitar in your band .
Having started his musical career at the age of 14, Roland Fisher has built up an impressive list of collaborations and session work.
He has been a professional musician for over 50 years, and has built up a reputation as one of the hardest working and well respected guitarists in RSA.
Where: Glenwood Village Music
Shop 101/102, Glenwood Village Centre
Corner of Che Guevara Rd & Hunt Rd
RAW and REAL – What you WANT vs What you NEED
Presented by Duke Frederick
Duke Negus is the vocalist and guitarist of the acclaimed Stellenbosch rock & roll trio Blynd Tyger. His accolades and career highlights include sharing the stage with various local rock legends including De Wallen,The Ballistics and Loveglove Pyrotechnics, to name a few; as well as many of South Africa’s top music festivals of which he lists “Rocking the Daisies” as his favourite so far.
Duke will be covering:
– value for money brands – adaptable approach to tone – use of scales and improvisation – approaches to songwriting – music at its roots
When:Saturday 14 November 11:00 AM
Where: Paul Bothner Music Stellenbosch
Shop 1 and 2, De Watergracht West Building
3 Merriman Avenue
Theory and Approach to Acoustic Guitar
Music theory and approach to acoustic guitar and finger picking presented by Kathy Ashwell
Kathy Ashwell – Kathy is a beloved local guitar teacher and performer. As an educator Kathy has been running her “Music Matters” school for 31 years! She has also found time to release two albums filled with her extraordinary acoustic playing, “New Horizons” and “Chilanga” for fingerpicking and acoustic guitar Kathy truly is one of a kind.
As an educator Kathy truly knows how to get her ideas across, this workshop promises to be informative and a great way for guitarists new and old to learn a few new tricks.
When: Saturday 14 Novemeber, 11:00AM
Where:Paul Bothner Music Somerset West
Shop 16, Checkers Centre
c/o Main & Gordons Street
Classical Guitar in the Contemporary World
Presented by Jonathan Walters
Johnathan is a Professional Guitar Performer Extraordinaire and teacher of note.
His list of people he has shared stage with include: Dimmitrios Giannakis, Al Farid to name but a few.
Recently his performance in “Voices of the Guitar” played to sell out shows and received wide praise,
both nationally and internationally
He will be covering:
- Classical guitar techniques
- Incorporating Flamenco techniques
- Chord Melody fingerstyle playing
- Music Reading as an aid.
When: Saturday 14 November 11:00AM
Where: Paul Bothner Music N1 City
Shop 71, N1 Value Centre
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