The popular Soul Sunday Sessions at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club will be turning up the heat this month with a series of free summer parties guaranteed to get you in the party mood! Kicking things off on Sunday, 17 December is live electronic duo Veranda Panda, plus DJ Pedro spinning all your favourite tracks. Entrance is free and the fun starts at 3pm. Expect top-notch entertainment, good food and drink specials at a great local venue. There is also plenty of parking and seating and children are welcome. Crusaders is at 10 Ranleigh Crescent at the bottom of Swapo Road/Broadway in Durban North.   For more information and the weekly line-ups, like the Facebook page HERE or contact 031 563 0824 or 082
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Two music giants to perform at Crusaders! Legendary country rocker Brian Finch is back in town and will perform at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club on Saturday, 21 October from 6pm. Joining him on stage are long-time collaborators Dan Chiorboli on percussion and Wayne Coughlan on guitar. A Northlands Old Boy, Finch will also be honoured at The Knights Circle of Valour Awards on 24 October, as the recipient of this year’s Music, Arts and Culture Award. These annual awards profile the success of former Beachwood, Northlands and Northwood pupils, who have achieved iconic status in a particular field of expertise. The music kicks off at 6pm. Entrance is free and there is plenty of parking and seating. Also performing at Crusaders this weekend
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Not to be missed at the weekly Soul Sunday Sessions at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club on 10 September 2017 is Durban North acoustic duo The Lovemores. A collaboration between Luke Lovemore (a Top 7 finalist on this year’s season of M-Net’s The Voice SA) and his wife Sadie, audiences can expect a fusion of blues, rock and folk, plus more of the distinctive, smoky sound that sets them apart from other live acts. This week also sees eight contestants battling it out in the finals of the Musician’s Gear Zone Acoustic Comp for a chance to walk off with more than R15 000 in prizes, as well as a slot at the annual White Mountain Festival, which is coming up at the end
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WHAT IS IT? Now in its 12th year, White Mountain is KwaZulu-Natal’s only three-day acoustic music festival and the perfect opportunity to escape the city and unwind in a stunning setting while enjoying a line-up of some of the best acoustic acts in the country, plus so much more! WHEN IS IT? Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October. WHERE IS IT? Known for its intimate, relaxed atmosphere, the festival is held at White Mountain Lodge in the foothills of the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve, only 185km from Durban and just 28km off the N3 on tarred roads. LINE-UP: Performing at White Mountain this year are the likes of Luke Lovemore (Top 7 finalist on this year’s season of The Voice SA), Crimson
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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
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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
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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
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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
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After a hugely successful debut event, Notties Sunday Live is back on 2 July 2017 with another top-notch line-up of live music featuring SA music great Pierre de Charmoy, smooth-voiced crooner Dave Starke and Kéch Sánchez, frontman for popular Howick band Pan Latino. Held at the legendary Nottingham Road Hotel in the heart of the KZN Midlands, expect a fun day out for the whole family, with a relaxed, friendly vibe, great music and delicious food in a wonderful garden setting.  What more could you ask for? Advance tickets are available at Quicket and cost R75 for adults and R20 for kids under 12.  Children under four get in free.  Tickets will also be on sale at the gate on the day BUT if
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Durban indie-folk-soul trio The Subway Run will perform at the weekly Sol Sunday Sessions at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club on 11 June. Hot property on the South African music scene, The Subway Run is fronted by Freddy Lalendle, who is back in town after a successful run on the current season of M-Net’s The Voice SA, having made it through to the first live show on 21 May. Also on the bill are acoustic singer-songwriters Jade Aucamp and Tatum Holder.  Background music from 12 noon, with the first act up at 1pm. Expect a fun afternoon out for the whole family, with good music, good food and loads of drink specials and giveaways.  Entrance is free and there is plenty of parking and seating. 
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