One thing I was looking forward to at the Coffee & Chocolate Festival Cape Town 2017 was the live music. I’m not sure if I’m just really out of the loop (which I think is probably the case) but Cape Town’s live music scene doesn’t seem as buzzing as Joburg’s, so I was keen to see what these Cape Town peeps had to offer.
The line-up included:
- Astrafunk & the Space Cats: They’re a Cape Town-based live looping band made up of a trumpet, trombone, multi-instrumentalist soul singer/rapper, and drummer. Their music production is fantastic – the quality is superb! Take a listen. An Astrafunk and the Space Cats collab with Power of Thought and Greedy Greg would be AMAZEBALLS – hint hint, nudge nudge!
- Stone Jets: They’re an Afro/Pop/Rock Cape Town-based band. Listening to them on SoundCloud right now and I’m sure lovin’ what they have to offer.
- Grace de la Hunt: She’s a singer-songwriter from Cape Town and semi-finalist for SA’s Got Talent 2015.
- Sean Hayz: He’s the lead singer from The Motherland, a popular (and my favourite) Indie/Folk/Rock band down in the City of Gold, and the only act I knew.
Since I was there on the Saturday, the only act I didn’t see was the Stone Jets.
Verdict? Astrafunk & the Space Cats and Grace de la Hunt are absolutely awesome – definitely my kinda vibe. Here are some snippets of their performances. What do you think?
P.S: Astrafunk & the Space Cats will be out at Beerhouse Cape Town for First Thursdays this November. Head on down if you can. I’m hoping to pull through too.
Have you heard of these guys? Do you like or do you hate them? Is there anyone else you can recommend? Let me know!