See some of our recent acts from the Bay Harbour Sound Stage or click on the links on the left for past weekend performances.
Bay Harbour Market
Friday Nite LIVE! 04 October - Lesley Wulf
Don't miss Cape Town's up-and-coming R&B star, Lesley Wulf.
A talented songwriter, Lesley has composed various original songs including ‘Supercute’, ‘Hard to survive’, ‘Pull the Cow out of the Mud’ and ‘Celebrate’ amongst others.
He often performs his originals and covers including the audience favourite ‘Moves like Jagger’. Lesley teams up with 3 Grams for this performance - a musical trio which features the nephews of legendary AfroPop singer Brenda Fassie.
Saturday 05 October - David Meulen
The musical creations of David Meulen come alive on the Bay Harbour Sound on Saturday. Meulen combines the timeless melodies of The Beatles with the soul-stirring lyrics of The Lumineers.
David’s passion for music can be traced back to when he discovered The Beatles at the age of six. His musical influences also include Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Ben Howard, Angus & Julia Stone, Muse, The Black Keys, The Kooks and The Arctic Monkeys.
At age 17 David started alternative rock band Dividable Grand with high school friends, and performed with the group for a couple of years. A fair amount of success followed with DG performing alongside some of the biggest acts in South Africa, including Prime Circle, aKing, Taxi Violence and many more. Using the experience gained from this, David branched out to other genres and started focusing on his solo career.
Best described as an Acoustic Rock/ Indie musician, David Meulen has been using his amazing voice and guitar skills to create music that lasts and inspires.
Sunday 06 October - Mojave Crossing
A collaboration of talent and experience that brings together the sounds of classically-trained flautist and saxophonist Heather Roth and Acid Blues Jazz guitarist James Kibby, Mojave Crossing returns to the Bay Harbour Sound Stage on Sunday.
Having played with numerous bands, orchestras and performers, Heather’s musical skills as a flautist have mesmerized audiences all over the world. Together, this amazing duo offers a mix of classical, jazz and contemporary music leaving a lasting impression of melodious sounds in your mind.
Friday Nite LIVE! 11 October - TARABU
Kicking off Friday Nite LIVE! on the Bay Harbour Sound Stage this weekend is Tarabu.
Predominantly an instrumental music group, TARABU features Francois le Roux (saxophones & bass clarinet), Philip Malan (acoustic guitars) and Lucas Heinen (piano accordion).
All three musicians are highly accomplished performers and composers, each in their own right, and as a band they aim to fuse some of the essential elements of World and Jazz music.
For their gig at the Bay Harbour market, they will be joined by highly accomplished double bass player Eldred Schilder.
Saturday 12 October - Johnny Ray Band
Performing live on Saturday is acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Johnny Ray and his band. With his gruff voice and strong guitar-playing skills, Johnny Ray’s lively Blues-Rock style is perfect for weekend relaxation.
Sunday 13 October - Jon Shaban and Brett Newski
Winding off the weekend on Sunday are two unique artists who pair up to offer market goers an unforgettable musical experience. All the way from Saigon, Vietnam, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist Brett Newski will be sharing the stage with Cape Town singer/songwriter Jon Shaban.
Brett Newski entered the music scene in 2011 when he toured Southeast Asia for six months and completed his first solo while on the road. Known for doing shows at unconventional venues and for travelling exclusively on public transportation, Brett Newski paints the picture of an artist who takes deep joy in solo “wanderlusting’’.
His music falls into the genre of folk Armageddon and his musical influences include Violent Femmes, Tom Petty, Frank Turner, Elliot Smith, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Ezra Furman, Chuck Ragan and Ben Kweller.
Folk punk artist Jon Shanban joins Brett Newski on the Bay Harbour Sound Stage with his amazing voice and guitar skills.
Jon plays the guitar and saxophone for Cape Town band "Captain Stu". He also has a project named "Jon Shaban and the Suave Koalas". Some of his popular songs include “Footsteps” and “Getting Old”.
Friday Nite LIVE! 18 October - Acoustic Liquid
Hitting the Bay Harbour Sound Stage for Friday Nite LIVE! is acoustic rock band Acoustic Liquid.
This band plays Flamenco guitar, mixed with tribal rhythms, deep soulful lyrics beside an array of orchestral pieces. Acoustic Liquid originals encompass a wide variety of moods all wrapped up neatly in a package that is both soothing and emotional.
Acoustic Liquid, consisting of members Westley Engelbrecht (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and Piano) and Charles (Drums), started off as a cover band in 1998 and has since moved on to write their own music. The band is well-known for their interactions with the crowd through their music. Their music can be described as ‘sound art in motion’. Be sure to catch this lively band at the Bay Harbour Market.
Saturday 19 October - Gerry Coetzee
On Saturday, Gerhard (“Gerry”) Coetzee takes to the Bay Harbour Sound Stage.
Gerry captivates audiences with his virtuosity on the guitar and his soulful vocals. Add to this a rhythmic beat of a wooden stomp box, interspersed with an occasional harmonica solo, and you have a sound that will set your foot tapping and hands clapping.
Sunday 20 October - Cascade
Bringing their powerful and utterly addictive music to the Bay Harbour Sound Stage on Sunday is the Cascade quartet led by Michael Thorn.
Michael Thorn formed Cascade in 2012, bridging classical and jazz music genres by writing compositions influenced by improvisation.
Cascade consists of pianist and composer Michael Thorn on piano keyboard; jazz graduate and percussionist Byron Howell on drum kit; multi-instrumentalist Max Starcke on electric bass; and performer and producer Doug Armstrong on trumpet.
Friday Nite LIVE! 25 October - Acid Blues
Return to the sound stage on 25 October for Friday Nite LIVE! is powerful jazz/funk trio Acid Blues.
Consisting of founding member and super-talented jazz guitarist James Kibby, renowned funk/blues/punk bassist Maurice Paliaga and experienced session drummer Richard Pickett, this is a collaboration that is sure to impress, again.
Saturday 26 October - Mother City Mojo
Bringing their unique blues/funk/dubstep styled tunes to the Bay Harbour Sound Stage on Saturday is Cape Town’s very own Mother City Mojo.
The band primarily performs original Blues tunes written by multi-instrumentalist Jamie Jupiter. The band also features Johnny Blundell on guitar and James Kaye on drums and percussion.
Sunday 27 October – Jam BONES
On Sunday, Jam BONES delivers a vibrant fusion of Afrotango rhythms and beats on the Bay Harbour Sound Stage.
Featuring Anthony Stroebel on Afro percussion, Gustavo Fasini on piano and accordion and Doug Armstrong on keys, beats and trumpet, their performance is not to be missed.