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Sounds of Summer Concerts at the V&A Amphitheatre

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The V&A Amphitheatre hosts a series of free summer concerts from the 2nd to 13th of January.

Starting the season on ‘Tweede Nuwe Jaar’ Wednesday 2 January will be accomplished singer and guitarist Jeremy Olivier who has performed with musicians like George Benson, Johnny Clegg and Jonathan Butler. Jeremy’s smooth and effortless vocals combined with his fine guitar work, deliver everything from his original compositions to a wide range of upbeat covers.

Thursday 3 January is dedicated to a showcase of new Afrikaans pop acts. The performance will feature Anton le Roux, Tony and Lana, Kenny Simon and Francois Louw who will collectively provide a dynamic example of great contemporary Afrikaans music.

Starting the weekend off on Friday 4 January will be original African rhythms of Hassen’adas. The band adds a fresh touch to music from the African continent, and leader John Hassan has collaborated with the cream of South African performing talent. They will be followed on stage by multi-instrumental group Sheraaz, the brainchild of Herman Steyn (ex DNA Strings), to take the audience on an energetic musical journey that will have visitors on their feet and dancing.

On Saturday 5 January local acclaimed saxophonist Rus Nerwich and his group The Collective Imagination will deliver a hip performance and, on Sunday 6 January local guitarist Allou April will wow the crowd with a combination of funk, goema, Gospel, contemporary township music, R&B and jazz.

Andrew James and The Steady Tiger are a duo whose songs can be described as lyrical storytelling. With incredible guitar playing and percussion, catchy tunes and lyrics with a message, visitors can expect a great evening’s music from this talented guitarist and drummer combination on Saturday 12 January. On Sunday 13 January there will be a double bill beginning with acoustic guitar virtuoso Tombstone Pete with his usual high energy guitar performance. He will be followed at 18h30 by folk-pop group Beatenberg who are making musical waves with their recently released debut album Farm Photos.

Performances on all days start at 18h00 and run through to 19h00.

Concert Schedule:

  • Wednesday 2 January at 18h00 – Jeremy Olivier Band
  • Thursday 3 January at 18h00 – Nue Light Afrikaans Show
  • Friday 4 January at 18h00 – Hassan’adas
  • Friday 4 January at 19h00 –Sheraaz
  • Saturday 5 January at 18h00 – Rus Nerwich & The Collective Imagination
  • Sunday 6 January at 18h00 – Allou April
  • Saturday 12 January at 18h00 – Andrew James & The Steady Tiger
  • Sunday 13 January at 18h00 – Tombstone Pete
  • Sunday 13 January at 18h30 – Beatenberg