Paul Bothner Music http://bothners.co.za Paul Bothner Music Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:03:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Witchdoctor Productions buys Mercury Live http://bothners.co.za/witchdoctor-productions-buys-mercury-live/ http://bothners.co.za/witchdoctor-productions-buys-mercury-live/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:59:45 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2276 Witchdoctor Productions announced this week that they have purchased The Mercury Live in Cape Town. On the 01/04/2015 they will Officially be the new owners of this landmark Cape Town venue. The Mercury Live Cape Town is one of , if not the longest running live music venue in the Western Cape. Aiming to continue to build […]

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Witchdoctor Productions announced this week that they have purchased The Mercury Live in Cape Town.

On the 01/04/2015 they will Officially be the new owners of this landmark Cape Town venue.

The Mercury Live Cape Town is one of , if not the longest running live music venue in the Western Cape. Aiming to continue to build on the solid foundation laid by Kevin Winder (current owner) , who for over 12 years has worked tirelessly to keep the scene alive. Along with this venture, Witchdoctor Productions is looking to launch The Mercury Live – Johannesburg towards the middle / end of 2015.

“Witchdoctor Productions is proud to have the The Mercury Live brand as part of its stable. The goal is to have a decent platform for South African and international bands of a certain size to showcase themselves.”

A new website is being launched soon www.themercurylive.com and all the developments and updates can be followed on there.

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Mauritz Lots Album Launch http://bothners.co.za/mauritz-lots-album-launch/ http://bothners.co.za/mauritz-lots-album-launch/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:54:39 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2272 Mauritz Lots is going to be launching his latest Album on the 29th of March at the Atterbury Theatre in Daventry Street Pretoria. His line-up will include:Vinnie Henrico – Drums Denny Lalouette – Bass Jaconell Mouton – Keys Mauritz Lotz is an acclaimed guitarist, well respected producer and composer.His work can be heard on over […]

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Mauritz Lots is going to be launching his latest Album on the 29th of March at the Atterbury Theatre in Daventry Street Pretoria. His line-up will include:Vinnie Henrico – Drums
Denny Lalouette – Bass
Jaconell Mouton – Keys

Mauritz Lotz is an acclaimed guitarist, well respected producer and composer.His work can be heard on over 4000 recordings. With a career spanning over 30 years, this award winning artist has earned himself a rightful place in South African music history.

Mauritz Lots is probably one of the most used guitarists in South Africa. He has worked with the likes of Chris de Burgh, Shawn Phillips, Ice Cube, Margaret Becker, Lokua Kanza, Scott Wesley Brown, Dave Matthews, Marta Gomez, Stef Bos, Cristian Mangano, Dave Koz, Maude Myra, Krzesimir Debski, Patrizio.

His band, “Razor” has shared te stage with various SA artists opening for the likes of Roberta Flack, The Bee Gees, The Rolling Stones, Ronan Keaton, Eric Clapton, Sting, Midnight Oil, Joan Armatrading, OMD, Trevor Rabin, Spice Girls, Dana Winner, Belinda Carlisle.If you would like to have a listen to some of his music, click [here].

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RJ Benjamin at Paul Bothner Claremont with Music Exchange http://bothners.co.za/rj-benjamin-music-exchange/ http://bothners.co.za/rj-benjamin-music-exchange/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:54:18 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2218 Don’t miss this FREE workshop by Idols trainer and award winning vocalist, composer, and producer. Fresh from being Musical Director on IDOLS 10 and releasing his EP, “5th Story”, RJ Benjamin will be hosting a FREE workshop on Saturday 31 January in conjunction with Music Exchange and Paul Bothner Music in Claremont. Workshop Title: Understanding […]

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Don’t miss this FREE workshop by Idols trainer and award winning vocalist, composer, and producer. Fresh from being Musical Director on IDOLS 10 and releasing his EP, “5th Story”, RJ Benjamin will be hosting a FREE workshop on Saturday 31 January in conjunction with Music Exchange and Paul Bothner Music in Claremont.

Workshop Title: Understanding Your Voice – Tips And Tools Of The Trade

RJ has coached Lira, two Idols Winners – Elvis Blue and Vincent Bones, Naak Musiq, Tumi Masemola (Gang Of Instrumentals) and Vusi Nova. He’s also done in-studio vocal coaching (a.k.a. vocal producing) with artists such as Danny K and Vicky Sampson.

Speaking to RJ from Johannesburg he remarked: “It’s important to give back to the industry that I love. I’m in town for the Can Skylark shows at Roxy Review bar. I sing the song ‘So High’ in the show with Can. The program Music Exchange must be one of the leading events in SA. I’ve been involved for the last 2 conferences, and these series of workshops are important to me as they will give attendants practical take home tips to apply to their voice.”

It will be from 10 -12 noon with plenty of time for questions.

Please phone – Paul Bothner Music’s Claremont branch at 021 6744030 to book, or email martin@martinmyers.co.za

Where: Paul Bothner Music Claremont, Shop PO1, Stadium on Main, Claremont
When: 10am – 12pm Saturday 31 Jan

Author: Martin Myers from Music Exchange.
More Info link: Music Exchange Website
Twitter: musicexchangeSA
Facebook: Music Exchange

More on RJ

Metro FM, Channel O Awards and SAMA Awards

RJ’s album “Swimming in the Soul of Music”, won the award for Best R ‘n B Album at the Metro FM Awards in 2008. It has roots and influences from Soul, Jazz and Funk. His House Music hit, “Change The World”, was featured on “Soul Candi Session 4″ and gained fame on radio stations and dance floors all over South Africa. The track was nominated for Channel O Awards and SAMA (South African Music Awards) for Best Dance Video and Song of the Year, respectively. Following the huge success of Change the World, RJ released the album, House Bound. He remixed some of the tracks featured on House Bound, as well as other popular House tracks on which he was featured, with Dr Duda, DJ Kent and DJ Fresh, to create a new album entitled, “Inside”.

Idols SA and TV Work

RJ Benjamin was chosen as the head vocal coach on the music talent TV reality show, entitled Project Fame. He was voted the most popular teacher on it. In 2013 he was the musical mentor of M-Net’s music reality show, “Clash of the Choirs South Africa” and “Idols”.

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Jimmy Nevis and Reuben Crowie at Kirstenbosch http://bothners.co.za/jimmy-nevis-reuben-crowie-kirstenbosch/ http://bothners.co.za/jimmy-nevis-reuben-crowie-kirstenbosch/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:51:35 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2295 On Sunday the 25th of January, Jimmy Nevis and Reuben Crowie took the stage at Kirstenbosch gardens as part of the annual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. If you would like to stay updated on who is playing and when they are playing, check out The Kirstenbosch Summer Conserts Website Born and raised in Cape Town, […]

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On Sunday the 25th of January, Jimmy Nevis and Reuben Crowie took the stage at Kirstenbosch gardens as part of the annual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts.

If you would like to stay updated on who is playing and when they are playing, check out The Kirstenbosch Summer Conserts Website
Jimmy_Nevis

Born and raised in Cape Town, Jimmy Nevis is a young alternative pop singer/ songwriter and producer. His sound comprises of quirky lyrics, acoustic tones and catchy melodies. He has had extensive radio play with 3 charted hit singles. Jimmy Nevis released his debut album titledSubliminal whose success has brought the signing of an exclusive deal with top American record label Ultra Records for distribution in the United States of America. One of the Top 5 Nominees for the Kia Record of the Year category at the SAMAs 2014, Nevis is currently working on his 2nd Album entitled The Masses.

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MAPEX ARMORY SNARE ‘THE EXTERMINATOR’ http://bothners.co.za/mapex-armory-snare-exterminator/ http://bothners.co.za/mapex-armory-snare-exterminator/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:35:42 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2290 ARMORY ARSENAL Mapex recently introduced a series of Armory snare drums. There are five drums total; each is distinctive in sound and look and appropriately named. The series has both metal and wood models. The wood models, like The Exterminator, feature the SONIClear™ bearing edges, while the metal models feature the same bearing edge found […]

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ARMORY ARSENAL
Mapex recently introduced a series of Armory snare drums. There are five drums total; each is distinctive in sound and look and appropriately named. The series has both metal and wood models.
The wood models, like The Exterminator, feature the SONIClear™ bearing edges, while the metal models feature the same bearing edge found on the Black Panther™ series of snares, which is a slightly rounded 45 degrees. If you purchase one of the Mapex Armory kits, it comes standard with one of the five Armory Snares called The Tomahawk. (I’ll review this drum in a future installment.)
And in a move that is purely ingenious, Mapex has a “trade in program” that I’ll cover at the end of this review. I went target shooting with The Daisy Cutter in the first installment of the Armory Series Snares.

Details


DESCRIPTION:
This drum is all about mass impact. With a Birch/Walnut Hybrid Shell. The Exterminator has a broad spread and a powerful attack that your bandmates will feel in their gut.

FEATURES:
The Scream of Birch and the Punch of Walnut unite to produce a balanced blend of tone and attack.
The SONIClear(TM) Bearing Edge (standard on all Armory wood shell models) allows all drumheads to sit flat and tune effortlessly and respond with a stronger fundamental pitch.
The precision tooled solid steel?Armory Tube Lugs?deliver greater tuning accuracy and shell stability while giving the drum an elegant yet modern appearance.?

Specifications


SPECS:
14″x6.5″
6.85mm 7ply Birch/Walnut
SONIClear(TM) Edge
Dark, Focused and Balanced
Ebony Stain over Figured Wood
Chrome
Piston Strainer with Vertical Throw-Off

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BOSS RC-1 Loop Station http://bothners.co.za/boss-rc-1-loop-station-2/ http://bothners.co.za/boss-rc-1-loop-station-2/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:31:51 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2286 Looping Made Easy Designed with guitarists and bassists in mind, the new BOSS RC-1 Loop Station is all about instant musical satisfaction. Lean, mean, and housed in the rugged BOSS compact pedal case, the RC-1 lets you experience the fun of spontaneous loop creation with no complicated controls or features to get in your way. […]

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Looping Made Easy
Designed with guitarists and bassists in mind, the new BOSS RC-1 Loop Station is all about instant musical satisfaction. Lean, mean, and housed in the rugged BOSS compact pedal case, the RC-1 lets you experience the fun of spontaneous loop creation with no complicated controls or features to get in your way. All looping functions can be accomplished with only the integrated pedal switch: record, overdub, play/stop, undo/redo, and clear. That may sound like a lot on paper, but in practice, it’s incredibly natural to operate the RC-1 while playing. Beyond the pedal switch, the RC-1 has only one other control to be concerned with—to adjust the loop volume, just give the Level knob a twist. That’s it!

Of course, you’ll want to see what’s happening while you’re working with the RC-1, and the unique circular Loop indicator provides a wealth of info in a simple way. Via the indicator’s 24 multi-colored LEDs, you get instant feedback on the current operation mode, plus the timing of the current loop.

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High-Quality Sound and Battery Power
The RC-1 Loop Station offers excellent sound quality to keep your tone intact and has up to 12 full minutes of stereo recording time for capturing super-long loop jams. The last loop session is stored in memory even when the power is turned off, so you can pick up right where you left off at the next practice session or gig.

With up to 4.5 hours of battery operation, the RC-1 is a great looper for street performing, open-mic nights, and other situations where AC power is not readily available or you need to setup in a hurry. Of course, the pedal can also be powered by the industry-standard BOSS PSA-120s power adapter.

Integrates with Mono or Stereo Rigs
Just like other BOSS compact pedals, the RC-1 fits nicely onto a pedalboard alongside your favorite stomps. It can be used as a mono looper in a standard setup with a single amp, or in true stereo when chained in more sophisticated rigs with stereo modulation, delay, and reverb pedals.

Going beyond guitars and basses, the RC-1’s stereo I/O is perfect for synth players and other musicians that use instruments with stereo outputs.

Expanded Control with the New FS-7
If you prefer more discrete real-time control, the RC-1 includes a jack for connecting external footswitches for expanded operation. The new FS-7 Dual Footswitch is a perfect companion, providing control of the RC-1’s stop, clear, and undo/redo functions in a vertical switch configuration that saves space in your gig bag or on your pedalboard. The popular FS-5U and FS-6 footswitches from BOSS are compatible with the RC-1 as well.

Specifications

Nominal Input Level-20 dBu
Input Impedance1 M ohmNominal Output Level-20 dBu
Output Impedance1 k ohmRecommended Load Impedance10 k ohms or greater
Maximum Recording TimeApproximately 12 minutes
ControlsPedal switch
LEVEL knobIndicatorsCHECK indicator
LOOP indicatorConnectorsINPUT A (MONO) jack: 1/4-inch phone type
INPUT B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT A (MONO) jack: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT B jack: 1/4-inch phone type
STOP/UNDO jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
DC IN jackPower SupplyAlkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
AC adaptor (sold separately)
* Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries cannot be used.Current Draw95 mAExpected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)Alkaline: Approx. 3 hoursAccessoriesOwner’s manual
Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”)
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)Options (sold separately)AC adaptor: PSA series
Footswitch: FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7
SIZE AND WEIGHTWidth73 mm
2-7/8 inchesDepth129 mm
5-1/8 inchesHeight59 mm
2-3/8 inchesWeight440 g
0 lbs. 16 oz.

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Proel LDU147 Condenser Microphone http://bothners.co.za/proel-ldu147-condenser-microphone/ http://bothners.co.za/proel-ldu147-condenser-microphone/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:29:12 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2278 The Proel LDU147 Condenser microphone is ideal for a wide range of home-studio applications, and the ideal choice for home recording on a budget. The LDU147 features an externally polarized condenser capsule with 1″ diaphragm. Offering a Cardioid polar pattern, transformer coupled FET output stage, and internally selectable -6dB/ 100 Hz low-cut filter. The microphone includes an […]

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The Proel LDU147 Condenser microphone is ideal for a wide range of home-studio applications, and the ideal choice for home recording on a budget.

The LDU147 features an externally polarized condenser capsule with 1″ diaphragm. Offering a Cardioid polar pattern, transformer coupled FET output stage, and internally selectable -6dB/ 100 Hz low-cut filter. The microphone includes an adjustable metal suspension.

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Specifications


• Transducer type: Single-diaphragm 32mm center-polarized condenser
• Diaphragm Diameter: 32
• Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
• Sensitivity: 14mV/Pa
• Maximum SPL for 1% THD: 140
• Self Noise: 22
• S/N Ratio: 76dB
• Filter: High-pass, -6dB/8va at 100Hz, internally switchable
• Nominal Impedance: • Reccommended Load Impedance: 1000
• Phantom power: +48VDC Phantom
• Connectors: 3 Pin Male XLR
• Colour: silver
• Dimension: 152 mm x 45 mm
• Accessories: silver shockmount
• Weight: 0,362
• Master pack: 1 pcs.

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Looking for a Music Teacher? http://bothners.co.za/looking-music-teacher/ http://bothners.co.za/looking-music-teacher/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:17:35 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2255 Paul Bothner Music is committed to the furtherance of music education in South Africa. In addition to supporting a variety of Music Education Institutions like The Sound House, many of our branches offer in-store tutors. Each teacher operates independently, and offers a range of music styles, from Pop and Rock to Jazz and Blues.If you are […]

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InStore_TuitionPaul Bothner Music is committed to the furtherance of music education in South Africa. In addition to supporting a variety of Music Education Institutions like The Sound House, many of our branches offer in-store tutors. Each teacher operates independently, and offers a range of music styles, from Pop and Rock to Jazz and Blues.If you are looking for a music teacher to start you on your journey, or if you want to improve your current ability, there might be an In-Store tutor for you.
“Teaching at [Paul Bothner Music] has been a great experience for me. As one is in the thick of things as it were: you are surrounded by music and musicians which is very conducive to the creative side of a person…”
Vaughan Hamilton – Piano teacher Jean Village Music

For more information, or to find an in-store tutor closest to you, you can have a look at our In-Store tutors page [HERE]

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Blues Broers at Playhouse Theatre Somerset West http://bothners.co.za/blues-broers-playhouse-theatre-somerset-west/ http://bothners.co.za/blues-broers-playhouse-theatre-somerset-west/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:30:35 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2199 R5 from every ticket sold goes to Helderberg Hospice! Tonight, 8pm Friday 23 January 2015! The band features Albert Frost (Guitars), Simon Orange (Keyboard), Rob Nagel (Bass, Harmonica and Sax) and Jonno Sweetman (Drums). Catch The Blues Broers Live at Playhouse Theatre on Friday 23 January. Tickets only R135 each and can be purchased through […]

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R5 from every ticket sold goes to Helderberg Hospice! Tonight, 8pm Friday 23 January 2015!
The band features Albert Frost (Guitars), Simon Orange (Keyboard), Rob Nagel (Bass, Harmonica and Sax) and Jonno Sweetman (Drums).

Catch The Blues Broers Live at Playhouse Theatre on Friday 23 January. Tickets only R135 each and can be purchased through the link below. 

The Blues Broers have made a name for themselves over the years with their original songs and sounds, which have influenced a slew of younger performers. The show includes a skiffle set – a music genre played on found or home-made instruments such as tin washboard and tea-chest bass.

Remember: R5 from every ticket sold goes to Helderberg Hospice.

Where: Corner Lourensford Road & Swalle Road, 7130 Somerset West
When: 8pm, Fri 23 Jan 2015
Admission fee: R135
Buy tickets online

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COPA’s Open Day! http://bothners.co.za/copas-open-day/ http://bothners.co.za/copas-open-day/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:21:28 +0000 http://bothners.co.za/?p=2202 Endorsed by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers! Don’t miss their Open Day! Campus of Performing Arts (COPA) was founded in 2001 and is a contemporary music college with campuses in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Kwa-Zulu Natal (Durban). Their courses are taught by trained facilitators who are also music industry specialists and […]

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Endorsed by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers! Don’t miss their Open Day! Campus of Performing Arts (COPA) was founded in 2001 and is a contemporary music college with campuses in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Kwa-Zulu Natal (Durban). Their courses are taught by trained facilitators who are also music industry specialists and professional musicians, which gives their students one of the most rounded and intensive practical programmes, currently available anywhere in the world.

Performance Art and Business

COPA offers full-time courses in: Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals and Sound Technology (including Music Production/Sound Engineering) and Music Business. Students are not only trained in their chosen instrument, but also in modules such as Music Business and Stage Craft to ensure that they are well prepared for a successful career in the music industry. Each campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities with a recording studio, a technology centre, a performance venue and practice facilities for use by its students. All courses offered by their unique institution are accredited locally and articulate using RPL into qualifications offered internationally.

Helping the disadvantaged

Full accreditation by the CATHSSeta also allows COPA to train previously disadvantaged individuals in Learnerships (as and when Government SETA Funding permits), with courses found on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

International Accreditation

Internationally, COPA has signed a franchise agreement with the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in the UK, which means that COPA also offers a full complement of ACM courses which are internationally accredited using RPL at the FET level. This allows COPA learners to transfer to any of ACM’s international partners to continue or further their studies (conditions apply).

To supplement their local Higher Education programmes COPA has an agreement with the University of Chichester in the UK through RLP for students to obtain recognition internationally.

Over the past 17 years ACM has developed some of the most innovative music industry education currently available anywhere in the world and offers full and part time courses in Music Performance (including Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals), Audio Production and Music Business.

Whether you enrol on a part time entry level beginners course or a ground-breaking full time course, you will receive a truly highly class vocational education from their internationally acclaimed faculty and have access to some of the finest education facilities available anywhere in the world.

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“I think ACM is such a great place to learn and get into a band… or anything in the music business. This is the facility to do it.” Chad Smith from superstar performers Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Open Day Times

COPA JHB: 24 January 2015 @ 10am – 1pm
COPA CPT: 24 January 2015 @ 10am – 2pm
COPA KZN: 24 January 2015 @ 11am – 2pm
COPA PTA: 24 January 2015 @ 11am – 3pm

Check out their website for more details: www.copasa.co.za

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