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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Jax Beans is an array of musicians who came together after always chatting over the years, eventually deciding to jam and coming up with new material. With various influences, from blues to rock to rock to classical, all forms of genres are explored, in order to come up with something fresh and exciting.
Kim Swartz – Vocals
Amilcar Matthews – Drums
Charlie Charles – Bass
Faghrie H. – Lead Guitar
Revhairlution is a collective of four members who are passionate about art. Playing music that ranges from covers to original compositions, this group has been performing together for only six months. Their passion remains to perform – whether for big or small crowds, they aim to curate an experience that they enjoy. With a guitarist, a bassist, a drummer and a poet, Revhairlution has taken Cape Town by storm – performing at venues such as Café Rust (Observatory), The Drawing Room (Observatory), Trenchtown (Observatory), The Waiting Room (Cape Town), Alexander Bar and Café (Cape Town), Radisson Red (Cape Town), Botanik (Cape Town), as well as at the numerous Raw open mic evening s hosted at various venues across Cape Town.
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