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MONARK WINTER TOUR 2016

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MONARK sets out on their first South African nationwide Barnyard tour in June 2016, supported by local Folk/Pop sensation Majozi.

Date: Monday, 6 June 2016
Venue: Parkview Barnyard, Pretoria
Time: 8PM
Entrance: R150
Bookings: barnyardtheatre.co.za
Facebook Event: tinyurl.com/jb6umt8

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Date: Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Venue: Gateway Barnyard, Durban
Time: 8PM
Entrance: R150
Bookings: barnyardtheatre.co.za
Facebook Event: tinyurl.com/zrynnq7

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Date: Thursday, 9 June 2016
Venue: Willowbridge Barnyard, Cape Town
Time: 8PM
Entrance: R150
Bookings: barnyardtheatre.co.za
Facebook Event: tinyurl.com/zsf87b6

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Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Venue: Emperor's Palace Barnyard, Johannesburg
Time: 8PM
Entrance: R150
Bookings: barnyardtheatre.co.za
Facebook Event: tinyurl.com/j6l9f8f

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Performing as a 4-piece band, Monark deliver something completely fresh and unique, and are setting trends sonically and stirring up tastes in the South African music landscape. Having dominated the South African airwaves with their first 2 singles, Smiling (5FM Top 3) and Build It Up (5FM Top 5, and #1 on Jacaranda FM, Highveld/KFM, Algoa FM, OFM). They also released their 3rd single, Something, building up to the release of their debut album NEGATIVES. The album, which was released worldwide on 14 July 2014, peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Album Chart on the day of its release. Their energetic and polished live performances have been incredibly well received by their fans, with Monark performing on some of the top stages in the country – including Rocking The Daisies, Durban Day, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Parklife, 94.7 Joburg Day, KFM 94.5’s KDAY, Splashy Fen, KKNK, Durban Botanical Gardens, to name but a few. Their new single and music video for Soldier has recently been released and fans can expect a fiery performance show casing all their hits.

Majozi is a proudly South African musician who has recently emerged onto the scene from the coastal city of Durban. At the age of thirteen, he started to teach himself guitar, which eventually led to him studying a foundation course in jazz and popular music at the University of KwaZulu Natal. He describes his music as being Indie-folk with subtle influences of electro and attributes his faith as one of his musical inspirations. In April 2016 he released his debut album, FIRE, which charted at nr. 3 on the iTunes Chart on its release day.


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ROXPHERE Releases Debut Single – ‘GOOD ENOUGH’

roxphere good enoughToday the 13th of May ROXPHERE, an 'energetic indie pop/rock blend with a mix of R&B twin brother duo from Pretoria', is releasing their debut single through The David Gresham Record Company. We asked the duo some questions:

Hi. Guys! We are very excited about your debut single release - can you tell us more about the song?

Thank you, we are very excited as well!. "Good Enough" is an upbeat RnB Ballad which represents the art of being good enough in whichever way or form you desire. It's a song you can turn the volume up and relate to in more ways than one.

How would you describe your own sound?

We experiment with Electronic, Rock, and meaningful songwriting to create a mixture of indie-rock, Pop, and RnB. We won't say that it's a fixed genre because there's always space to change and adapt to work with different kinds of emotions and connections throughout different musical compositions. To name a few of our influences are Galantis, The weekend, Year's & Years and much more.

Why Good Enough as your first single - any particular importance to you guys?

"Good enough" is the first part of our future album which has a deep connection which comes from personal experience and emotion. But it has a universal message anyone can relate to. We challenge our followers to embark on this journey with us.

Is it difficult to work together as brothers in music? Or do you agree on most things?

It is the most solid bond we could ask for. Although we do like different things and the same, we have a mutual understanding and the same vision for Roxphere.

What do you have planned for the near future?

We are planning to release our songs as singles throughout the year. Perform as much as we can via events, festivals and also get to know our supporters on a deeper level. "Good enough" drops on 13.5.2016 on iTunes and other online distributors.

Get "Good Enough" on iTunes today!


Who is OH ROXY? #ThisIsMe

Oh Roxy This Is Me Itunes CoverWhy the 'Oh' in front of Roxy?

'Oh' goes perfectly with my personality. I couldn't just be Roxy. I had to be OH Roxy! Something you can shout in front! 

Who is Oh Roxy?

Oh Roxy is an alternative pop band from Cape Town, South Africa. Myself and producer Kamil Govender are the two members. 

Why did you choose #ThisIsMe as your first single and what do you feel it portrays about you? 

'THIS IS ME' is the best introduction to me as a person and musician. It shows off the vibe we want to go for musically as a band, so the public can get a real sense of how different and experimental OH ROXY plan to be. The lyrics portray me as a person. The chorus especially. I am a creative and think and see things differently to others, so this really is the perfect way to show South Africa what they're in for! Whooo!

What can people look forward to from your sound? 

Something really different. We have a lot of musical / cultural influences in our stuff. Lots of African beats, Native American chants, local sounds too. Just think very, unique and experimental. We want people of all ages to stop and be like, "Flip this is so weird?! I love it!"  

What makes you unique in the SA music industry? 

We have something different to offer. Like I said before, it's very experimental but with a local / strange twist thrown in the mix. It really is something so new and original and I'm really excited to see what people think!  


ROXPHERE Signs With THE DAVID GRESHAM RECORD COMPANY

THE DAVID GRESHAM RECORD COMPANY is proud to announce the signing of acoustic twin pop duo, ROXPHERE.

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ROXPHERE is an 'energetic indie pop/rock blend with a mix of R&B' twin brother duo from Pretoria. With their positive & energetic attitude, they are fast becoming a crowd favorite amongst the youth with their unique and interesting performances. ROXPHERE have loads of charisma and love living out their passion as full-time musicians.
 
The duo was formed in 2012, after they moved to Islamabad, Pakistan. The brothers attended The International School of Islamabad (ISOI). ROXPHERE have performed on stages across South Africa and are continually growing their fan base on social media The group has been handpicked to travel to Orlando, Florida in the United States of America to perform at the International Arts Showcase in 2016 where they will perform in front of scouts from around the globe.
 
ROXPHERE is set to release brand new material through The David Gresham Record Company in 2016.
 
“We are continually looking for the freshest new acts around the world and Roxphere tick all the boxes for our company.” - Andrew Mitchley, COO and Head Of A&R, David Gresham Records.
 
"We are excited to work with such a dedicated team; DGR is a place where we can express ourselves through our music and produce great records. We want to give our fans music that they deserve and we know that we can accomplish that with DGR." - Roxphere.

Follow ROXPHERE: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | SoundCloud

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LANCIFER (USA): The Official Release of Go Big or Go Homeless in South Africa

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Photo by Amber Laurent

The young American Pop/Dance/Hip-Hop artist from Nashville Tennessee, LANCIFER, is one of the most exciting things our shores can look forward to this year. 

This prolific artist has opened for the likes of Miley Cyrus and has  toured to 10's of 1'000s of fans from hospital performances to sold out arena's in 17 countries including the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Ukraine, Austria, France and Canada.  

Lancifer has over 40 original songs released with 28 music videos shot in 15 countries.

He has had TV cameo's and appearances including SyFY channel's Z Nation and Sharknado 3, Dance Showdown Season 3, NBC News for charity work at the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, ABC's Nashville and won MTV's The Hookup.

And now he has set his sights on South Africa…

Lancifer says “Hello South Africa!”

Watch his special message to us below!  

Lancifer is looking forward to visiting South Africa this year. Concert dates will be announced at a later stage.

The Official release of Go Big or Go Homeless in South Africa

Lancifer's 4th record, Go Big or Go Homeless, was released on the 15th of January 2016 and today is the album’s official launch in South Africa. The album is produced and written by Lancifer with collaborations from co-producer Stuart Bullard (Dr. Dre) to co-mix engineer Andrew Law from Owsla Records (Skrillex). 

Go Big or Go Homeless ranges from funky RnB meets EDM to electro swing to hard hip-hop, all under a radio pop umbrella. 

The first single and music video from this album is Freak in Me Out.

Watch Freak in Me Out below!

 Freak in Me Outwas written and produced by Lancifer late 2015 in a small trailer in the woods of Washington State, USA.  Lyrics were written from the idea of meeting someone who brings the crazy part out of you and fun dating experiences like sneaking into rooftop swimming pools and playing hide and seek at grocery stores.  The single was mixed by Lancifer in Los Angeles and mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound NYC.

 Get Go Big or Go Homeless on iTunes

**Watch this space for more news about Lancifer’s visit to South Africa.**


Follow Lancifer: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube


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An Intimate Evening With ROBYN HITCHCOCK and LUCY KRUGER

This February London based singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock will be sharing a bill with local artist Lucy Kruger for two special performances.

“A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop [music]. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings." - Rolling Stone.

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One of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters, Robyn Hitchcock began his career performing folk rock in Cambridge.

Hitchcock served as the front man to punk band The Soft Boys beginning in 1976, before leaving to pursue a solo career. He has since recorded more than 20 albums, including Black Snake Dîamond Röle (1981), Globe of Frogs (1988), Goodnight Oslo (2009) and his latest offering, The Man Upstairs (2014).

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Robyn is currently traveling through South Africa and will be making a stop in Cape Town. For this special show, he will be performing alongside Emma Swift - a smoky voiced alt-country songstress and award-winning radio broadcaster. Her self-titled debut album was nominated for Best Country Album by the Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards in 2014.

The two musicians will be sharing a bill with Cape Town based singer-songwriter, Lucy Kruger. Lucy is currently working on her third studio album – further exploring her unique brand of psychedelic folk and dream pop. A few of her Lost Boys will be joining her for the evening where they will be performing some of their newer material.

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Catch them at one of these shows:

Friday 12 February
The Alma Cafe, Rosebank
20 Alma Road, Rosebank
Time: 7pm for 7:30
Tickets: R60
Booking Essential - 021 685 737

Facebook Event: http://tinyurl.com/gwttmd8

Saturday 13 February
The House of Machines
84 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Time: 8:30pm for 9pm
Free Entry
Facebook Event: tinyurl.com/zmy3pd3

Watch Robyn below!



Watch Lucy here!



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ROBYN HITCHCOCK Contact: Website | Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter | Instagram
LUCY KRUGER Contact: Website | Facebook | Soundcloud
 | Twitter | Instagram

This February London based singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock will be sharing a bill with local artist Lucy Kruger for two special performances.

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