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Erland And The Carnival – A Black Cab Session

Erland And The Carnival – A Black Cab Session

We’d said to all bands, ‘no more than 3 in the cab!’. Erland et al ignored our advice. The 4 of them proved us wrong and delivered a wonderful stripped down performance to kick things off

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Prime Circle – A Taxijam

Prime Circle – A Taxijam

Prime Circle enter 2009 as the leading rock band in South Africa, buoyed by several explosive live performances, a gold-selling album, significant radio play and, waiting in the wings, a bold assault on the international market. That Ross Learmonth, Dale Schnettler, Dirk Bisschoff, Neil Breytenbach and Marco Gomes have dominated the rock scene in South […]

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Laurie Levine – A Taxijam

Laurie Levine – A Taxijam

  Laurie Levine, a 2010 SAMA (South African Music Award) nominee, is fast building a reputation as an artist with a fresh approach and unique sound. A prolific songwriter with a jazzy, soulful voice that breathes life into her songs and embodies the emotional core of her lyrics, Laurie’s music comes from the ‘heartspace’, the […]

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Lucky Fonz The Third – A Taxijam

Lucky Fonz The Third – A Taxijam

The name Lucky Fonz III was derived from a given nickname, Lucky’s actual name (Otto Fons Wichers) and an obscure royal connection. Despite his name and his sometimes outrageously comic live performances, Lucky’s music remains stark. Next to more obvious influences such as Leonard Cohen and Bright Eyes, it blends classic American song traditions with […]

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Aking – A Taxijam

Aking – A Taxijam

Another band that have been in our cross hairs for almost 2 years, but with their crazy touring schedule both here and abroad they were really difficult to pin down – we finally caught up with them late afternoon on a tuesday in September…. With a case of BERNE Amber Lager courtesy of &Union we […]

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Closet Snare – A Taxijam

Closet Snare – A Taxijam

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Van Coke Kartel – A Taxijam

Van Coke Kartel – A Taxijam

Van Coke Kartel is Francois Van Coke, Wynand Myburgh Jason Oosthuizen en Jed Kossew. Van Coke Kartel is known for their diverse live performances, from intimate shows at smaller venues, with Francois on acoustic guitar and Wynand on upright bass, to energetic, large-scale events, which has seen them share the stage with international acts such […]

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Zaki Ibrahim – A Taxijam

Zaki Ibrahim – A Taxijam

Shot on a cold and rainy Tuesday in February…this brought a smile to our faces (and a few passerbys as well!)

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Guy Buttery – A Taxijam

Guy Buttery – A Taxijam

We changed things a bit this week by going entirely acoustic – with a certain Guy Buttery performing an amazing solo guitar performance while we trundled down Long Street… Our esteemed resident photographer – Claire-Louise asked, no wait, TOLD us to get Guy on board after she had witnessed his musical prowess at a recent […]

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Cassette – A Taxijam

Cassette – A Taxijam

So this next band was a bit short notice…..we got word that they were stopping off in Cape Town on part of their whirlwind South African tour to launch their new album – “Who Do you Trust” – so we squeezed them in one Friday lunchtime….. and they produced definitely one of the most entertaining […]

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