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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The first of a series of live music events will kick off at the legendary Nottingham Road Hotel in the heart of the KZN Midlands on Sunday 4 June 2017, and thereafter on the first Sunday of every month. Dubbed ‘Notties Sunday Live’, the debut event promises to be a fun day out for the whole family, with great music, food and drinks all on offer in the relaxed setting of the hotel’s lush open grounds. The line-up includes singer-songwriter-guitarist and former Tree63 frontman John Ellis, as well as popular Vryheid musician Phillip Taylor.  Also on the bill is young Howick songstress Bianca Santoro, who is quickly making a name for herself on the South African music scene. Advance tickets are available at www.quicket.co.za
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Early Bird tickets for White Mountain 2017 are now on sale at Computicket for just R450, which includes camping for the entire festival from 28 September to 1 October.  This offer is only valid until the end of May and tickets are limited, so don’t miss out! Tickets for children aged 4 – 11 cost R185.  Children under four get in free. Computicket has outlets around the country, including the Money Market kiosks at all Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper or House and Home stores.  Click here to find the store closest to you. You can also buy your tickets online or via the Call Centre at 0861 915 8000, but please remember that you will still need to collect your tickets from a Computicket
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South African country-rock giant Brian Finch will join a number of other top artists at this week’s Sol Sunday Sessions at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club on 30 April from 12 noon. Hailed by many as a national treasure, Finch has 13 albums to his credit and a music career spanning more than 40 years.  Born and raised in Durban and now based in Prince Albert in the Karoo, his packed-out performances never fail to strike a chord with both old and new fans alike. Also on the bill are Shomon, Pierre de Charmoy, as well as acoustic duo Qadasi & Maqhinga, whose fusion of maskandi and folk recently saw them being nominated for a 2017 South African Music Award (SAMA) for Best Traditional
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Ace Durban guitarist Barry Thomson will join a great line-up of artists at the Sol Sunday Sessions at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club on 16 April from 12 noon. With a string of hit shows to his name, Thomson is a firm favourite on theatre stages, never failing to wow audiences with his vocals and masterful guitar skills. Also on the bill are John Ellis (back by popular demand) and acoustic duo Josie Gold & The Silver Sailor.  There will also be a special guest performance by Bloemfontein band Simpl3 Stori3s, whose fresh sound and energy are definitely not to be missed! Proving to be a popular way to spend a relaxing afternoon with friends and family, the weekly Sol Sunday Sessions are all
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