Witness Reporter
4 minute read
29 May 2008

Gigs in and around KwaZulu-Natal

Witness Reporter

A variety of bands, solo performers and international artists are performing in KZN this weekend and next week


Innersha will be performing at the Red Door from 9.30 pm. Entrance is R10 before 9 pm. Inquiries: 084 555 3112.

Dinner and dance at Aintree Lodge with DJ Gerhard. R90 (starter, buffet dinner and dessert) at 7.30 pm for 8 pm. Cash bar. Bookings is essential. Inquiries: Riaan at 072 039 4797 or JP at 084 721 5107.

Reconstruction — part one. DJ Choppers will be playing the wackiest house tunes at the new venue StarGazers situated at 6 Parker Road, Chase Valley. Admission is R20. Secure parking with pool and braai area. Dress code: smart casual.

Coconut Willies features Ronnie Boshoff performing from 8 pm.

Pegasus hosts karaoke with Stuart from 7 pm.

The second Indie Rock Party takes place at Burn Nightclub — the event features Fire Through The Window, a Durban-based band, and the Social Workers — a DJ collective. The event starts at 8 pm and R20 gets you in before 9 pm or R30 thereafter. Burn Nightclub is at 16 Wall Avenue, Stamfordhill, Durban. Inquiries: 031 312 5299.


PMB Music Market takes place in Ashburton — aimed at students and up (not a teeny bopper jol). At 8 Old Main Road, Ashburton — up the road from Polly Shorts. Food and market from 10 am. Solo musos all day. Bands from about 6 pm.

The free Sunday Jazz Sessions at Suncoast this week features Pieces of a Band and the Burton Naidoo Quintet. Pieces of a Band features vocalist Lebo Sebele, one of UKZN’s School of Music’s most loved singers. He is joined by pianist Lindi Ngonela, drummer Leroy Khumalo and final-year jazz student Langa Ncalane on bass. Pieces of a Band offers a mix of jazz and funk. The Burton Naidoo Quintent features red-hot musos ready to blast the airwaves. Naidoo is on keyboards and he is joined by multi-instrumentalist Martin Sigamoney on saxophone and drummer Bruce Baker. Shane Cooper holds the bass line and young Arnold Matau provides the vocals. Inquiries: 083 627 7249 or 031 328 3000.

Luna Lounge presents Steve Newman performing from 7 pm. Entrance is R80. Inquiries: 079 939 6639.

The White Ribbon Alliance passes through Durban. UK Acts that are confirmed include Micachu, Tawiah, Sam Issac, Kelz, Kid Keir, Winumi, Man Like Me, Get Cape Wear Cape Live, Djata Ilebou of Burkina Faso, and Stara Thomas of Tanzania. The SA contingent includes Spitmunky, Ewok and the Hyper Men, Josie Field, Aidan Cornhill and Dearly Beloved. During the day the convoy will be visiting Cato Manor where there will be a free performance at the Cato Crest Hall from 10.30 am until 1.30 pm. All are welcome. The evening event will take place at the Willowvale Hotel, Umbilo at 8 pm (R30).

PMB’s latest hotspot presents the Murmur/Lotus FM after party (after the Royal Showgrounds Bhangra Bash) featuring PMB’s Bhangra DJ Pawan (from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm) and Lotus FM jocks (from 10.30 pm) at 176 Victoria Road. Admission is R50 (tickets available at 298 Prince Alfred St). Inquiries: 083 630 7040 or 082 411 8986 or 033 342 2794.

Tales of the End Times at the Red Door: a pitch black night of Metal vs Gothic Rock. DJs: Alex (Attrition-PTA), Havoc (Trinity-DBN), Angel-Grinder (Elysium-DBN). Bands: ANKST (Gothic rock) and Theatre Runs Red (Dark metal). Give-Aways from Subterania Music and a rooftop braai area available all night. Entry R30. Inquiries: 084 555 3112.


This Sunday’s jazz at StarGazers (located at 6 Parker Road, Chase Valley, Pietermaritzburg) features the band ComBeNaSion — Pietermaritzburg’s new fusion/jazz combo sensation. The group will be playing songs from their yet to be released debut album. The gig starts at 11 am. For bookings and inquiries, phone 033 347 3566 or 076 074 474726.

Pegasus in Ashburton hosts Graham Faber, performing from 2 pm.


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Syd Kitchen and Steve Newman will be performing at the Maritzburg Musicians’ Club at the Red Door. They have played together for many years, particularly as the Aquarian Quartet. Visit www.pmbmusicclub.co.za


The Kick ’n Whistle hosts karaoke tonight with Jen and Gary. Inquiries: 033 342 3528.


Fern Hill Hotel presents karaoke with Delwyn every Thursday evening in Cobwebs Pub on a big screen. Entrance is free — there will be drinks and pub grub on special. For more details, phone 033 330 5071.

Mike from Marshall Music performs mellow piano tunes at John Dory’s (Liberty Mall) every Thursday from 6 pm. Inquiries: 033 342 3738.

Erin Fourie performs at the Cornerpost in Howick every Thursday evening.

• To submit or change information, phone 079 887 5347 or e-mail ryanc@witness.co.za before noon on Wednesday.