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
Jaqueline is a solo artist /singer-songwriter and has recently released her first EP “7 Years of Bad Luck” under the FeelmyFlo lable.
She’s been told that she reminds people of Amy Winehouse, Adele with a hint of old soul and Nina Simone. She has her my own style & sound though and I classifies herself as a soulful singer-songwriter with passionate vocals, an eclectic mix of blues/jazz, soul and pop with a unique “goodvibe” feel.
Jacqueline is originally from Phalaborwa, Limpopo and now lives in Grabouw, Western Cape. Music has been her passion for as long as she can remember. Performing for family and friends from as young as 5 years old, by age ten she was playing guitar and writing her songs. She continued to entertain whoever wanted to listen, every chance she got.
Driven by wanderlust she found herself in India at the age of 21 and through the course of the next decade travelled to 64 countries and ended up living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, for 6 years.
In 2014 she entered The Voice of Holland and made it through to the blind auditions. This experience sparked something in her and she decided to pursue a career in music. She performed at venues around Amsterdam between 2014 and 2016. She returned to SA in 2016 and continued to pursue her music career, playing gigs around the country. In 2017 she took part in The Voice SA Season 2 where she received a ‘4 chair turn’ in the blind auditions and made it to the knock-out rounds.
Since then she successfully launched her singing career. She has written and recorded original music over the past couple of years and has released 3 singles as well as an EP, which are available on all music platforms and have received radio play on many SA stations. She continues to perform at live music venues, festivals, corporate and private events, theatres etc. across South Africa.
In a medium that sits somewhere around alternative folk, the Fishwives perform songs of fantasy, lust, lost-love and local legend in an iconic, off beat style. Their original songs are instrumentally intricate and rich in unusual vocal harmony. The band has been together for six years and has played festivals across the country. They have recently recorded and are currently touring their debut album, ALGAE
“Lyrics twisted and dangerous as tentacles, the ‘Wives drag us into their musical lair and slay us.” Critter
Catch (A.k.a. BlackBox)
This hot and happening family trio was founded by Julia Stevenson (drums and lead vocals) and has husband Dane on lead guitar and vocals, with son Patrick ‘The Bass Man’ Stevenson on bass and vocals. They gig professionally under the name BlackBox and seriously knock the ball out of the park at parties and functions. Their originals-focused incarnation is CATCH, and we are looking forward to hearing a volume of their own works.
Julia released her first successful single, called ‘Be my Wife’, in 1986. The song was written, recorded and released by Dane. Julia and Dane have been writing music since forever and started out as an originals only band, as well as running Blue Tree Studios and publishing under the Mix Records label.
Kontras is a newly formed band with a signature blend of rock, punk and alternative soundscapes.
Kontras consists of four university friends who met at Stellenbosch University due to their shared musical experiences; Jacques Groenewald on vocals, Andrew Veldman on lead guitar, Louwrens Labuschagne on the bass guitar and Daniël Botha driving their sound forward on drums. Growing up listening to music that ranges from an eclectic mix of punk, pop, metal, and hip-hop, Kontras doesn’t define themselves as a singular concept, but as a collection of the shared experiences of young adults who feel frustrated with the status quo.
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