The Barleycorn Music Club has one aim: To promote local, original music in Cape Town. If you’ve never played at the Barleycorn Music Club, apply today!
The Barleycorn Music Club
The Barleycorn Music Club is all about promoting local, original music. While this isn’t exactly unique, what sets the Barleycorn Music Club apart is that it attracts a listening audience.
This is not a nightclub or restaurant where the live acts can sometimes become background noise. At Barleycorn, when you play the audience will quietly sit and listen to your set.
This is not an audience looking for a party. This is an audience who, above all else, want to listen to your music.
The club meets every Monday night at 8 pm at the Villagers Football Club. This is based in Claremont, Cape Town.
There are usually four acts per night. These acts range from new up-and-coming musicians to established legends like Tony Cox. Entry is R40 for non-members and R30 for members.
There are snacks available and there is also a bar for drinks.
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This week at Barleycorn
Carlo is a longstanding Barleycorn supporter, performer and also committee member. Original bassist for the Flaming Firestones (forerunner to the Blues Broers which preceded the Boulevard Blues Band), the former Blacksmith bassist currently performs on Upright Bass and Vocal Harmonies for Ragtime Blues Trio Thr3 Point Landing and Electric Bass and Vocals for The Deep South Band. Carlo enjoys a wide taste of musical genres which he explores and applies to create a fresh and interesting musical expression.
Carlo will be performing and singing his seldom aired acoustic finger-style guitar set of some old and some new covers and originals.
Reu-bi-Con aka Reuben Piet
Reuben aka “Reu-bi-Con” is an Enthusiastic and Passionate Singer-Songwriter with a beautiful story to tell. His songs, while simple, contain an elemental beauty. His music style is uniquely South African, yet Global with an acoustic folk twang and vibrant tapestry of soft and very strong poetic flavours. His lyrics captivates you with a subtle tone hidden behind a powerful and impactful message. You will find yourself engrossed in the words, melodies and harmonies that so beautifully and uniquely match his character. Reuben’s music speaks through him and brings to life his deep love and passion for Life.. People.. the “Mountains” and Planet at large.
Bonny At Morn
Bonny at Morn is a Cape Town trio consisting of Guitar (Brian), Violin (River) and Bass (Ted) plus vocals. Inspired by British traditional music they play a wide selection of jigs, reels, lullabies, ballads and originals, with some Pentangle classics, and a smidgen of humour.
The Hot Club of Cape Town
The Hot Club of Cape Town plays music steeped in the improvising tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. This style, once simply “Le Jazz Hot,” has become known as Gypsy Jazz, building a worldwide following in recent years. The Hot Club of Cape Town was formed in 2016 by three experienced musicians who shared a deep love of the music. Now, over 250 shows later, it has developed its own individual approach to playing foot-tapping, improvised swing.
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