Bothners music legacy



Paul Bothner Music’s South African origins date back to around 1902, when Charles Bothner, a piano tuner by trade, emigrated from Switzerland and set up shop in Cape Town.

The business was soon importing and selling pianos. Over the next 50 years, with contributions from his wife and sons, Paul Bothner became a household name, nationwide.


1969 saw the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, and The Who performing at the legendary Woodstock festival. This was a vibrant period for music, and a fitting time for the founding of Paul Bothner Music in its current form, as a full­-service musical instrument and equipment retailer!


Starting with one store in Claremont, Cape Town, the business has now expanded to six Paul Bothner Music stores in the Western Cape; four Village Music stores, located in Centurion, Durban, Bloemfontein, and Kimberley; and an online store. Our  online store offers you the same winning formula of professional advice, great product selection, and full after­-sales service nationwide.

Please note that we are not open on Sundays but we are open on some public holidays. Please check our homepage for more details around the time of public holidays and the festive season. Or try our online store for secure 24-hour shopping!


Tel:  021 761 4828

Mon, Wed, Fri: 09:00 till 17:30

Tues and Thurs: 09:30 till 17:30

Sat: 08:30 till 14:00

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N1 City Value Centre:

Tel:  021 595 2444

Mon, Wed, Fri: 09:30 till 18:00

Tues and Thurs: 10:00 till 18:00

Sat: 09:00 till 14:00

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Tel:  021 674 4030

Mon, Wed, Fri: 09:00 till 17:30

Tues and Thurs: 09:30 till 17:30

Sat: 08:30 till 14:00

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Tel:  021 554 3640

Mon-Fri: 09:00 till 18:00

Sat: 09:00. till 14:00


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Somerset West:

Tel:  021 852 2030

Mon, Wed, Fri: 09:00 till 17:30

Tues and Thurs: 09:30 till 17:30

Sat: 08:30 till 14:00

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DV Kimberley:

Tel:  053 832 2522

Mon-Fri: 09:00 till 18:00

Sat: 09:00. till 14:00


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DV Bloemfontein:

Tel:  051 447 9754

Mon-Fri: 08:30 till 17:00

Sat: 08.30 till 13:00


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Jean Village:

Tel:  012 644 9200

Mon-Fri: 09:00 till 18:00

Sat: 09:00. till 14:00


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Tel:  031 202 7755

Mon-Fri: 08:30 till 17:00

Sat: 08.30 till 13:00


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Service Department:

Tel:  021 799 4900

Mon-Fri: 09:00 till 17:00



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PAIA Information




This manual applies to Paul Bothner (Pty) Ltd, Melody Inn (Pty) Ltd and Musical Paradise & Melody Inn (Pty) Ltd, hereinafter referred to as “Bothner Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd”.

Bothner Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd deals in the retail and wholesale of Musical Instruments. It caters for professional, semi-professional, and home musicians, as well as recording studios and the broadcasting industry.


1.1 Chairman : Mr Charles Bothner

1.2 Physical Address :

Royal Cape Park

Unit 24

Londonderry Road



1.3 Postal Address : P O Box 23032, Claremont 7735

1.4 Telephone Number: (021) 799 4900

1.5 Fax Number: (021) 799 4949

1.6 Website Address:

1.7 E-mail Address: On Request

1.8 Contact Person: Mr Roy Viljoen

1.9 Contact Person Tel Number: (021) 799 4900

1.10 Contact Person Fax Number: (021) 799 4949

1.11 Contact Person E-mail Address: On Request

1.12 Company Auditors:

Grant Thornton Kessel Feinstein

Private Bag X28

Benmore 2010


2.1 Registered name of the Company: Paul Bothner (Pty) Ltd

2.2 Company Registration Number: 1952/02009/07

2.3 Major Shareholder(s):

* Mr Charles Bothner

* Mrs Marian Bothner

2.4 Company Products: Musical instruments

2.5 Registered Trade Name(s) : Paul Bothner

2.6 Branches of the Company:

* Claremont

* N1 City Value Centre

* Plumstead

* Somerset West

* Parklands

* Jean Village Music

* Glenwood Village Music

* DV Village Music Bloemfontein

* DV Village Music Kimberley



In terms of Section 10 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act No 2 of 2000, the South African Human Rights Commission (“SAHRC”) is required to compile a guide to the act to assist people to exercise their rights under the Act. This guide has to be published on 31 August 2003. Any enquiries in this regard should be addressed to:

The South African Human Rights Commission
Research and Development Department
Private Bag 2700
2041 Houghton
Telephone : (011) 484 8300
Fax : (011) 484 0582

E-mail :

Website :


4.1 In terms of Regulation 9(1) of the Act, a copy of the manual must be made available to:

4.1.1 The South African Human Rights Commission;

4.1.2 Publish on the Company’s website;

4.1.3 Shall, during office hours and upon request, make available for public inspection, a copy of this manual.


Records are held in accordance with statutory provisions that include those in the following Acts (note: this list is not exhaustive):

* Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 75 of 1997

* Companies Act, 61 of 1973

* Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 130 of 1993

* Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business Practices) Act, 71 of 1988

* Credit Agreements Act, 75 of 1980

* Debtors Collectors Act, 114 of 1998

* Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998

* Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995

* Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993

* Unemployment Contributions Act, 4 of 2002

* Unemployment Insurance Act, 63 of 2001

* Usury Act, 73 of 1968

* Value-Added Tax Act, 89 of 1991


6.1 Notice published in terms of section 52(2):

Note. Bothner Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd holds no information that is freely available without a request for access in terms of the Act.

6.2 Categories of Information held in company records (note: this list is not exhaustive):

* Financial Records

* Accounting records

* Taxation records

* Statutory Company Information and Records

* Personnel Records

* Conditions of Service

* Employee Records

* General Correspondence

* Employment Equity Records

* Remuneration Records

* Provident Fund Records

* Training

* Marketing and Sales

* Group Sales and Marketing Records

* Records related to fixed and moveable property.

* Legal Documentation

* Commercial Contracts


The purpose is to define the manner and form in which a request for information must be submitted.

7.1 Entry Point for Requests:

In order to ensure that Bothner Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd complies with the Act, the Chairman has designated the Financial Director as the only entry point through which any request in terms of the Act must be channelled. All requests in terms of the Act must be addressed to the Financial Director in writing.

Postal Address:

P O Box 23032
Claremont 7735
Fax Number: (021) 799 4949
Email Address: On Request

7.2 Who may request information or records in terms of the Act:

The Act provides that a person may only request information in terms of the Act, if the information is required for the exercise or protection of a right. Information will therefore not be furnished unless a person clearly provides sufficient particulars to enable the company to identify the right the requester is seeking to protect, as well as an explanation of why the requested information is required for the exercise or protection of that right.

7.3 Requester Categories:

The capacity in which a requester requests information will determine the category he or she falls in. Please take note that the requester category has a bearing on the charges pertaining to the access to information (see Request Fees).

Requesters are classified into 4 categories:

7.3.1 Personal Requester

Requests personal information about himself/herself.

7.3.2 Representative Requester

Requests information on behalf of someone else.

7.3.3 Third Party Requester

Requests personal information of another person.

7.3.4 Public Body

Requests information in the public interest.

7.4 Request Procedure

7.4.1 Completion of form

Any request for information must be contained on the prescribed form available on the website of the South African Human Rights Commission at or the website of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (under regulations) at This formality is prescribed in the Act.

The prescribed form is to be completed in full and returned to the Director together with any other information that Bothner Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd require, in order to consider and decide on the request. A request, which does not comply with the formalities, as prescribed by the Act will be forwarded back to the requester with advice on the steps necessary for compliance. This includes forms that are not completed in full.

The Director will not consider a request unless it is contained on the prescribed form.

7.4.2 Proof of Identity

Proof of identity is required to authenticate the request and the requester. In view hereof, a requester will, in addition to the prescribed form, be required to submit acceptable proof of identity such as a certified copy of their identity document or other legal forms of identity.

7.5 Request Fees

Section 54 of the Act entitles a company to levy a charge or request fee to enable the company to recover the cost of processing a request and giving access to records in terms of the Act. The fees that may be charged have been published by the Minister of Justice and are displayed below.

Note that where a decision to grant a request has been taken, the record will not be disclosed until the necessary fees have been paid in full, and proof of payment furnished.

Access fee for time spent as prescribed in Part II of Regulations in the Government Gazette

7.5.3 Request fee As prescribed in Part II of Regulations in the Government Gazette

7.5.4 Deposit As prescribed in Part II of Regulations in the Government Gazette

7.5.5 Postal fee As prescribed in Part II of Regulations in the Government Gazette

7.5.6 Appeal fee As prescribed in Part II of Regulations in the Government Gazette

7.5.7 VAT As prescribed in Part II of Regulations in the Government Gazette

7.6 Granting or Refusal of Requests

All requests complying with the requirements above will be processed and considered expeditiously.

The Act, however, stipulates the following grounds for refusing requests for information:

* Mandatory protection of the privacy of a third party who is a natural person (Section 63).

* Mandatory protection of commercial information of a third party (Section 64).

* Mandatory protection of certain confidential information of a third party (Section 65).

* Mandatory protection of safety of individuals and protection of property (Section 66).

* Mandatory protection of records privileged from production on legal proceedings (Section 67).

* Commercial information of the Private Body (Section 68).

* Mandatory protection of research information of third party and of the Private Body (Section 69).

Whatever decision is taken the requester will be given notice of the decision in writing. The Act requires that such notification be given within 30 days of the decision being made. In the case of a request being refused, the notification will include the reasons for the refusal.

Please note that Bothner Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd may extend the thirty-day notice period if it is necessary due to the nature of the request and the amount of time required gathering the information. The requester will however be given notice of the extension prior to the 30-day period’s expiry.

7.7 Appeal

The Act does not require a company to establish an internal appeal structure for the purpose of allowing a requester, who is aggrieved by a decision of the company, to appeal such a decision. This requirement is only applicable to a public body.

A requester aggrieved by Bothner Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd’s decision must therefore approach a court of law.

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June 07 2014



One of your responsibilities will be to work as a relief admin assistant at our Claremont and N1 City stores, so you must have reliable transport, and be willing to travel.

General Purpose

Maintain a professional and friendly entry point to the general public, customers, dealers and suppliers, both telephonically and face-to-face.

Perform allocated administrative tasks as required.

Below is a list of your main job tasks and responsibilities (and any other duties as directed from time to time).


Goods Receiving

We are looking for a hardworking, experienced, motivated end energetic Studio Executive, with a proven track record to work in our N1 City Superstore.


As a sales consultant, you will be in direct contact with customers and as such, will be required to deliver excellent service. It is essential that the candidate is proficient in all things studio and home recording, with a good working knowledge of AV equipment and microphones.

You must be willing to work retail hours, weekends and public holidays.

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to :

We are looking for a hardworking, experienced, motivated end energetic Keyboard and Piano specialist, with a proven track record to work in our N1 City Superstore.


As a sales consultant, you will be in direct contact with customers and as such, will be required to deliver excellent service. It is essential that the candidate is proficient in all things keyboard and piano related, with a good working knowledge of home, studio recording.

You must be willing to work retail hours, weekends and public holidays.

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to :

For some people, music is all about technical mastery and learning songs written by various composers. But most musicians want to perfect the instrument in a way that allows them to express themselves through song.

There is a misconception among many people that unless you’re a natural-born songwriter, you’ll never really be any good at it. This is, of course, simply not true.

If you want to be a songwriter, you only need to do two things.

1) Learn the fundamentals of music theory and the rules of writing songs.
2) Practice. Remember that the first few hundred songs you write won’t be “the best” songs ever, but that’s why you need to keep working on it.

We can’t help you much with the second point, but if you want to learn the fundamentals of songwriting, then you should consider enrolling in the Cape Town School of Songwriting.

For more information, please contact Elaine Ridgway (082 7773133) or email

Offering lessons in:
Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass Guitar, Violin, Cello, Saxophone, Oboe, Clarient, & Flute, and with lessons available in Bryanston, Fourways, Centurion and Kemptopn Park, the Global House of Music is your one stop music lesson option in the Joberg area. They even offer home lessons. Check out there website to make a booking or call them directly on: 083 959 3782

Music is about way more than solo acts. School of Rock Claremont is as focused on community, teamwork, and friendships as it is on inspiring awesome music. Through our performance-based approach, we foster an inclusive community of rockers in Claremont to build a unique type of confidence only gained through cool, real life experiences. Whether we’re in serious shredding-mode or just jamming along with the band, our team spurs the growth of real, practical skills for music-minded students.

At School of Rock Claremont, we believe everyone deserves to have fun and feel like a rock star. Visit us and get a feel for the awesome opportunities your child has waiting just around the corner.

The Athlone Academy of Music (AAM) is a non-profit organisation established in 1994 with the sole aim of providing music tuition within the Athlone area. This initiative has now expanded and has grown to include the greater Athlone community residing along the Klipfontein corridor including Langa, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Retreat, Steenberg, Atlantis and Malmesbury to name but a few. The communities in and around Athlone have tried but there has not always been a cohesive attempt to make sure that music education is not lost to our children. Music tuition has shown to help with discipline, motivation and a sense of belonging. Three basic values that children from the poorer disadvantaged communities need plenty of. We all know that these communities suffer under the scourge of substance abuse, disease, abuse against women and children and a general decay of the social fibre in society. This social decay is largely a result of unemployment, poverty and idleness. We at the Academy feel obliged to create opportunities for children in the communities we serve to be active in music education and in so doing, eradicate some of the social pathologies we are faced with on a daily basis.

Rockschool is the leading accredited provider of rock & pop exams worldwide. We offer Graded Music Exams in the principal rock instruments and Diplomas in Teaching and Performance. Rockschool produces and examines unique music qualifications that are taught by independent teachers in schools, colleges and music centres all over the world. Rockschool music qualifications are practical, flexible and fun and are open to musicians of all ages and abilities.

The Gryphon Music Academy is a guitar school based in Plumstead, Cape Town. We offer guitar lessons, bass lessons, song writing courses and music theory courses Our Motto is “Turning players into musicians”. At the Gryphon Music Academy we believe in teaching players of all levels to not just play the instrument, but to think about the entire scope of the instrument in the context of music. Besides learning the practical side of playing, you will also learn music theory, song writing and instrument maintenance.

Do you have a desire to play the drums or improve your guitar skills or another band instrument? If so, then M&M is the perfect part-time Music Academy for you. We have students that attend the academy from the Parklands, Table View, West Beach, Melkbos and Milnerton area. We offer musical training in all the popular band instruments from beginner to advanced. Why don’t you visit the “Instrument” tab to learn more about our drum, guitar, bass, piano/keyboard or vocal courses. We also offer a full digital recording studio operating on Cubase, Presonus, Rode and Alesis equipment, should you wish to lay some music tracks or follow your personal development at M&M.

Beau Soleil offers tuition on all the instruments of the orchestra, namely flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, double bass, trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, tuba and percussion. An Open Evening is held once a year, during which most of the instruments are demonstrated and prospective pupils and parents have an opportunity to learn more about Beau Soleil. A number of these instruments are available for hire for a limited period.

SoundHouse is a music educational vision. Designed not only to educate microcosmically but to facilitate the teaching of musical concepts through music technology. A particular focus of this vision is on music experimentation, composition, learning and recording, digital media, such as picture stories, music videos and digital mash-ups.

In De Kuilen street Kuilsriver, the average passer-by may be pleasantly surprised by what is heard when passing number 15. This building houses a premier music school within the community: Cape Music Institute. The sounds of guitar, bass-guitar, drums, keyboards, saxophones, and voices fill the air, making it an educational, entertaining and fun atmosphere. The concept of Cape Music Institute was birthed during a meeting in 2005 between Camillo Lombard, Ezra Delport, and Gary Thomas and, is currently in its fourth year of existence. Each individual contributed his own vision and ideas of what the school should be and, the outcome was a combined vision of a higher education school of music, emphasized in three categories: performance, production and business. The “seed” for Cape Music Institute, however, had been “planted” in the three Founders independently.

With studios in Cape Town & Johannesburg and branches in Lagos and Dar Es Salaam, Sound & Motion Studios is a multi-purpose audio solution covering both POST PRODUCTION AND MUSIC PRODUCTION. With a team of highly skilled engineers, producers and composers in our stable, our facilities offer analogue warmth and character, guaranteed through beautiful mixing consoles and tape machines, that forms the soul of music productions, as well as the digital accuracy and recall requirements for film, tv and corporate productions.

Tunes is a rehearsal studio that acts in the interest of local music by providing affordable practice space, good quality reference rehearsal recordings, drum lessons and retailing in musical accessories including guitar strings, drumsticks and larger items that can be ordered from Paul Bothner. We recently added new items to our stock such as drum skins, cymbals, guitar and bass pedals. We also stock electric, acoustic and bass guitars.

Tunes is open for bookings seven days a week from 08h00 to 24h00. Bookings can be made by contacting Jean on 082 7704798 or by e-mail,

CCFM (Cape Community FM) is a 24-hour, non-profit, community radio station serving the people of Cape Town. We play a mix of contemporary Christian music, combined with compelling chat, views and interviews. Not to mention up-to-the-minute news, weather and traffic information. CCFM was the first community radio station and has been on the airwaves for over 18 years, starting as Radio Fish Hoek in 1993. We currently broadcast from our building in Muizenberg on 107.5 FM in the Greater Cape Town and on 96.7 FM in the Fish Hoek valley.

NueLight Productions is the brainchild and passion of Julita Kok. NueLight produces superb musical showcases bringing the very best of South African talent to the fore. Producer of showcases such as ‘Christmas with GOD TV’, Blue Rock Gospel Fest, BAHI Healing Concert and many others, NueLight is definitely making its mark on the international and local Christian Music Industry. Entrepreneur, producer, events coordinator and artist developer, Julita Kok, an accomplished vocalist herself, has made excellence a priority for NueLight, its artists and productions. Maintaining this high calibre by associating with the crème dela crème of the Christian Music Industry.

Established in 2006, The Nameless Pub has become a well known ‘watering hole”, function venue and leading live music venue in Somerset West. With big screen TV’s, DJ’s, live bands, indoor as well as outdoor venues, 2 stages, air conditioning and a fire place, we can host any party or function in any season or you can just come and enjoy.

Celebrating 16 years at the Baxter Concert Hall, the Festival will showcase a number of schools colleges and community big bands and special guest artists will be participating in the four day Festival.

The Mercury is a top class music venue in Cape Town, right up the road from the Cape Technikon and close to the city itself. Incorporating two venues playing a large mix of music, it is one of the best places in Cape Town to hear South African tunes.

This venue is actually two in one: the Live and the Lounge areas. With its own in-house sound and lighting system, the Mercury has built a superb reputation and a loyal clientele during its 10-year existence.

Located in the old historic area of District Six, also known as Zonnebloem, it hosts live music entertainment ranging in style from rock, hip-hop and pop to jazz, world music and electronica.

Mercury’s upstairs Live venue has a capacity of over 600, and has seen most of South Africa’s top acts perform on its stage. Foosball and pool tables provide a diversion in between performances. With regular specials and promotions on offer, it’s a firm favourite with live music aficionados.

The smaller, downstairs Lounge venue has capacity for approximately 150 people, and hosts DJ parties and student nights on certain evenings. Staying open till the wee hours, the lounge is also a favourite late-night dancing and chill-out spot for patrons from other clubbing venues nearby.

Owned by former band and road manager Kevin Winder, the Mercury has a solid reputation for providing the best quality sound in a convenient and well-equipped venue. This ethos extends to making sure that only the best bands, both established and up-and-coming, are invited to play, resulting in top quality music nights.

The venue has a relaxed and friendly vibe, with good security and, a rarity amongst live music venues, excellent service. Dedicated to supporting South African music, it’s one of the best live music venues in the country.

Aandklas is a Rock Bar created for people who love their music and socialising with friends in an awesome atmosphere. Aandklas is also a live music venue that hosts big South African bands and give up and coming bands the opportunity to reach bigger audiences. All and all it is just an awesome venue to come and have a couple of drinks and enjoy the Stellenbosch culture.

BULLETSCRIPT is a band with a clear message – open your eyes to the world around you, and question everything, taking nothing, and nobody, for granted.

The band consists of a full compliment of seasoned performers from the Cape Town metal scene. A band that enjoys pushing the envelope, placing great emphasis on solid song writing, stellar stage performance and a delivery so intense that your neck will be in a constant state of headbanging ecstasy.

Combining the skills of Ian Watson (Vocals), Jacques Hugo (Guitar), Oliver Saggerson (Guitar), JJ du Toit (Bass) and Kyle Curran (Drums), BULLETSCRIPT is ready to spread the word, take no prisoners and have a great time!

Follow the band on Facebook

A high energy electronicore band focused on bombastic theatrical performances, Set For The Sky have been making waves all across the local scene with electric live performances and a high quality sound. Consummate professionals, they have been gigging since 2013 and have continued to grow their name in the South African music market, with a highly acclaimed debut album, “The Machine”, released in 2015 and two video singles “Live Like You’re on Fire” and “The Secret Season”.

They have played numerous shows around the country including slots on many festivals and tours, they do not settle for mediocre, whether in their performance or their music, and will continue to provide an exceptional experience for their fans.

Follow the band on Facebook or check out their website

Follow Louise on Facebook or check out her website.

After discovering that he loved writing songs in high school and taking some guitar lessons, Jesse could sense that he was embarking on a journey to follow his dreams.

Jesse has had a career that many singer-songwriters would love. He has pursued his music with single-minded determination, and it has definitely paid off.

One of his first big miles stones on his journey was winning a national talent competition. After that there was no stopping Jesse! Not only did he get a mjor record deal, but Jesse went on to form the Jesse Jordan Band. The Jesse Jordan Band consisted of Alex Power on keys, Heindrich Schultz on guitar, JP Crouch on drums and Sheree Power on Rhythm guitar.

So far Jesse has managed to record four albums, but that’s just a start! He’s still in the prime of his career, and it would seem as though nothing is slowing him down.

Over the years he has played countless live shows; ranging from music festivals and parties to selling out venues. He has honed his skill as a performer and audiences always leave with a smile on their faces. Jesse is known to give 150% to every performance!

After years with the Jesse Jordan Band, Jesse has started a new solo journey. It’s just him, a guitar and his life experiences. He has spent the last two years writing new songs which explore the lessons he’s learned on his journey.

This new solo project is all about story-telling in the style of old-school singer-songwriters and bluesmen. It’s raw, personal and real. In his music, you will find a hint of Michael Buble meets Maroon5, but the sound is still unmistakably Jesse Jordan.

Faith Endorsement

In September 2017 Jesse Jordan was officially endorsed by Faith Guitars and Paul Bothner Music.

Faith guitars all have a rich and unique tone which perfectly matches the rawness of Jesse’s stories. It is a perfect partnership of tone and perfection.

To keep up with Jesse, go to his Facebook page or website and give him a like and a listen.

This hip, young virtuoso started playing piano at the age of four!! To his fans this would come as no surprise! Kyle is a well-schooled prodigy… He went on to study piano and voice as subjects, before leaving for Greece, as a youth, where he performed on the Olympia Countess, as it sailed around the globe!! He’s been musical director to many productions, at venues such as the Cape Town International Convention Center and Grand West Casino, amongst many others.

He’s also a producer, session musician, highly trained vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and has had lots of radio airplay. The Kyle Petersen Band features his university trained brother, session star, Darren Petersen, who’s also travelled and performed, much like Kyle.

Follow Kyle on Facebook or check out his website.

Reuben is a super drummer, with a history of achievements that read like the biography of a legend in the making! He studied at Beau Soleil’s Music Centre, completing his Trinity Grade 6 drum kit studies, with Distinction! He went on to study at the South African College of Music, at The University of Cape Town.

He performed with the Standard Bank National Schools’ Big Band, in 2007, and at Paul Bothner’s Drum Day, in 2010. He drummed for the North Sea Big Band, in 2010, and followed up by performing at the prestigious Cape Town International Jazz Festival, with Spha Mdlalose. Other notable work includes an appearance on Idols star Unathi’s album, entitled: ‘With Love’, and on Sowers of the Word’s debut album: ‘God of Wonders’. He has a background in Rock, Pop, Swing, Latin jazz, Bebop jazz, R ‘n’ B, Hip Hop and Gospel, in live performance, studio session work and educationally.

He currently performs with the Jimmy Nevis band, electro-pop quartet TheCity and SA ska band Trenton and Free Radicals.

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If you like the tuneful use of light and shade like Led Zeppelin, Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies, Rage Against the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age, or any rock with that remarkable heaviness, grounded in performance and riffage, not sheer volume, you’ll love Taxi Violence.
If you’ve heard Zeppelin’s John Bonham’s beats and the multi-guitar, low-end, V8-revving tone of a guitarist whom wields an axe, not a tennis racket, you’ll need to watch Taxi Violence live. Ever felt like you’ll never get to hear those bands because ‘someone’ said there’s no market for it here? They lied! Join the throng! “Taxi Violence smashed onto the scene as a breath of fresh, raw exuberance without the need for any fancy ‘post’ this, or ‘neo’ that or cute little words like ‘alt’ or ‘indie’ necessary to define them. The result is that after seven years together, their sound is still a timeless ode to what they do best… rocking out!” – Dave Mac (Muse Magazine).
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This crew began in 2007 as an evolution of punk band HOAX. it’s now its own thing. Completely.They have been linked to a lot of things, they’ve worked with a lot of people, they’ve made a lot of friends. Words to describe their music and, experience and work ethic include “innovative” , “Earl Grey”, “guerrilla”, “disco Something”, “retro rock” and “melody” amongst others. That’s no joke.Along with a cult following that trend to turn their sentence into acronym and get the dance floor riled up, The Plastics set out to take over the world, or at least play some darn good gigs along the way.2008 saw the release of the bands first EP The Plastics followed closely by another one; Kiss The Plastics (2009). Both distributed among Cape Town’s indie elite and head bangers for free. for more information on the band click here.


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