MUSICIAN’S GEAR ZONE ACOUSTIC COMP

Aspiring solo musicians stand a chance to win great prizes in the Musician’s Gear Zone Acoustic Comp, which kicks off on 13 August 2017 at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club in Durban North as part of the popular Soul Sunday Sessions.

Supported by Musician’s Gear Zone and C-Weed Entertainment Promotions, the aim of this month-long contest is to provide a platform for fresh, up-and-coming talent and hopefully help boost their music careers.

The winner will walk off with a Washburn acoustic guitar and music equipment worth R15 000 courtesy of Musician’s Gear Zone, as well as a mainstage slot at this year’s White Mountain Festival, which runs from 28 September to 1 October in the central Drakensberg.

Heats will be held every Sunday from 13 August, with the finals taking place on 10 September.

Entrants cannot be signed to a record label or already booked to perform at White Mountain 2017. To enter, they need to email their details to whitemountainfestival@gmail.com and supply a link to one original song, plus a link to a video of themselves performing live (amateur footage welcome!).

All successful entrants will then need to perform two original songs and one cover (acoustic) on the day of the heat and will be judged on technical ability, vocal ability, song choice, stage presence and crowd response. Each week, two contestants will go through to the finals.

Detailed prize list:
Washburn WD10SCE12 12-String Solid Top Acoustic Electric
Guitar Stand
Perri’s Leather Guitar Strap
Proline Guitar Cable
Music Nomad Guitar Care Products
JTS Professional Vocal Microphone and Cable
Microphone Stand
60-minute slot at White Mountain 2017

Prizes will be presented to the winner at White Mountain; are not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Northwood Crusaders Sports Club is at 10 Ranleigh Crescent at the bottom of Swapo Road/Broadway in Durban North. The competition is open to everyone, provided they can make both the heat and the finals.

For more information, contact Pedro at 031 563 0824 or 082 892 6176.

CROWD KARAOKE @ CRUSADERS

Get ready to sing your hearts out…

Tuesday 8 August sees the launch of Crowd Karaoke, where you and your friends get to sing along to all your favourite songs, with live acts and giant video lyrics to guide you.  No need to be shy of being in the karaoke spotlight – everyone sings together and has a blast!

So get a crowd together and make a fun night of it. And remember the Wednesday is a public holiday (Women’s Day) so you can really let your hair down!

Early Bird tickets (via Quicket) cost R60 and are available until midnight on Monday 7 August. Thereafter tickets will cost R100 at the gate on the day. 

Gates open at 4pm and the show starts at 6pm. Food and drinks will be on sale and no refreshments may be brought into the venue. All ages welcome.

Crusaders is at 10 Ranleigh Crescent at the bottom of Swapo Road/Broadway in Durban North and has plenty of parking.  Enquiries: 031 563 0824 or 082 892 6176.

You can also check out the Facebook event page here

NOTTIES SUNDAY LIVE – 6 AUGUST

For a fun family day out in the country, head to the renowned Nottingham Road Hotel in the heart of the KZN Midlands on Sunday 6 August 2017 for a fantastic line-up of live music featuring acclaimed acoustic duo Qadasi & Maqhinga, ‘human jukebox’ Don Seagreen, as well as Luke Lovemore, a Top 7 finalist on this year’s season of M-Net’s The Voice SA.

Dubbed ‘Notties Sunday Live’, these monthly events are the perfect way to spend a long, lazy day with family and friends, while enjoying great music and delicious food in a wonderful garden setting.  Children are welcome and there’s ample space for them to play, as well as a jumping castle and jungle gym.

Advance tickets are available at www.quicket.co.za and cost R75 for adults and R20 for kids under 12.  Tickets will also be on sale at the gate on the day – adults pay R100 and kids R30.  Children under four get in free.

Gates open at 10am, with the first act up at 11am.  Food and drinks will be on sale and no refreshments may be brought into the venue.  Picnic blankets and camping chairs are welcome.

Address: R103 Nottingham Road (8km off the N3).  For more information, contact 033 266 6151 or 031 563 0824.

BRIAN FINCH IN DURBAN FOR ONE SHOW ONLY

Having played to a packed-out audience at his last Durban show, Brian Finch returns to his hometown again this month for a one-off performance at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club on Friday, 21 July.

Born and raised in Durban and now based in the Karoo, this South African music legend has 13 albums to his credit and a career spanning more
than 40 years.  He will be joined on stage by renowned percussionist and long-time collaborator Dan Chiorboli.

Also on the bill is acoustic rock singer-songwriter Roarke Angelbright, as well as James Chandler of The Dead Trends.

The music kicks off at 5pm, with Brian Finch up at 8pm.  Entrance is free and there is plenty of parking and seating. 

Crusaders is at 10 Ranleigh Crescent at the bottom of Swapo Road/Broadway in Durban North.  For more information contact 031 563 0824.

The legendary Brian Finch wowed fans at Crusaders in April this year and will return for a one-off show on Friday, 21 July.  Entrance is free so get there early!