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
Zen is an experimental artist who moves her audiences to self-reflect with her soulful voice. Her passion for people inspires her songwriting about love, harmony, freedom and peace.
Starting her singing career in the South African Youth Choir at the age of 14, she is now pursuing her solo career and is in the process of recording her first album. Zen enjoys collaborating with talented local artists creating fresh, fun and soulful performances for their listeners.
Jacob Swann is a folk singer/songwriter, drawing inspiration from the blues, jazz and pop music. Writing songs from the heart, that is sure to take you on emotional ride.
An act not to be missed.
Don't Poke The Bear
Don’t Poke The Bear bring 10 years of lyrical daydreams and burning ambition to life, in raw live performances for audiences across South Africa. Their sound has been compared to Kings of Leon, but with a deepness of thought & feeling associated more with the likes of Jason Mraz, John Mayer & Jack Johnson.
In 2013, lead singer and frontman Daniel Cowen and his sister, drummer Tammy Cowen, started performing original and cover songs on stages in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Playing an acoustic guitar, an old djembe and bongo drums, they shaped melodies with intense lyrics. As Don’t Poke The Bear, they established a unique, yet recognizable style.
Dave & Uta
This duo makes up 2/5ths of the band Garage. When performing on their own, they depart from the usual rock and pop sounds of the band and head into calmer, acoustic vibes.
On guitar, the quietly understated Dave Stodel’s forte is an abundance of delicate guitar touches – apart from writing and arranging most of the band and duo’s songs. His day-job as a full-time self-employed guitar teacher tends to keep him adept at his art!
Uta Higgs brings a wealth of singing experience and she has the uncanny ability to make each song her own. Besides working in project management and design, Uta is an active committee member of South Africa’s longest running folk music club, Barleycorn.
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