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African Time with Herbie Tsoaeli

Double and electric bass maestro, Herbie Tsoaeli, is an incredibly well-respected and recognised jazzman – with a solid pedigree. This is Herbie’s first ‘stand-out’ solo release – and it is very much eagerly anticipated and sought after by jazz lovers, with tracks having been circulating the airwaves for months already…

Having been the preferred side-man for many of this countries finest artists – potentially without even knowing it – you have been grooving to his rhythms over the years when listening to your favourites. This illustrious list includes the likes of: Zim Ngqawana, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Ringo, Sibongile Khumalo, Louis Moholo, Abdullah Ibrahim, Bheki Mseleku, Vusi Mahlasela, Louis Mhlanga, Moses Molelekwa, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Feya Faku, Simphiwe Dana (amongst many more).

With this album “African Time” – Herbie Tsoaeli takes centre stage! An accessible, but yet still completely credible and ‘real’ jazz album journey. Vocal tracks find a home, as well as instrumentally focused material.

Responses have been simply amazing to this album – that presents something completely new; yet contains those amazing favourite sound and elements of the great South African jazz tradition of the past. An amazing musical bridge between the ‘then and now.,

Support on and for Herbie is guaranteed, particularly in jazz circles – but certainly wider than those alone. Expect a LOT of noise and talk around this great musician and music in the near-coming future then – across media formats – with a build and culmination around April where Herbie is confirmed to perform at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Fire Through The Window Score International TV Deal

Fire Through The WindowFire Through The Window Score International TV Deal International cosmetics powerhouse, Almay, have used South African quintet, Fire Through The Window’s “Do Do Do” in their latest television campaign featuring spokesmodel and actress, Kate Hudson. Fire Through The Window are no strangers to advertising. Their songs have been used before in local ads; twice by iPod, twice by Shox and once each by Mr Price & SL Magazine. The Almay campaign will last for a minimum of two years and will be aired on television screens internationally. The advert has already been spotted on screens in the USA, UK and South Africa.

“This is pretty much the biggest thing that’s ever happened to us”, says co-vocalist, Sinead Dennis. “We’ve had placements in local campaigns before, which has been awesome and extremely beneficial for us, but having an international ad placement is pretty crazy. It is so surreal and it feels good just to know that people over there might actually get to hear us.”

The Advert:

The video for the current single “Lonely Hearts”

BOO! at a Gauteng venue near you!

Gauteng will be alive with the sound of BOO!’s, as SA’s only Monkipunkers return to the province for their first Johannesburg and Pretoria shows of 2011. Normally it’s rude to “Boo!” a band, but fans know BOO! are no ordinary band… they love it! The BOO!-ing will start at NEWS CAFE in Wonderboom on 26 March, then move onto FIRKIN in Centurion on 31 March, thereafter CAFE BARCELONA in Centurion on the 1st of April, and then the final BOO!’s of this run will be heard at TANZ CAFE in Fourways on the 2nd of April.

It’s been barely 5 months since the release of BOO!’s “The Three Of Us” album and they’ve already produced two hit singles! The title track “The Three of Us” and 2nd single “To Do Today” have both been hits across SA radio stations and the videos have been fan favourites on YouTube and SA TV. The video for the 3rd single from the album, “The Lonely Hearts Club” is currently being produced by UK production team, SHOTOPOP, who have created videos for great international acts such as Skunk Anansie, and also did a video for Chris Chameleon’s “All Of Me” single (http://www.shotopop.com/motion/index.html) . So keep a look out for this one!

March 2011 delivers BOO!tiful news as Chris Chameleon reaches the Semi-Finals of the 2010 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) for his songwriting excellence with the single “The Lonely Hearts Club”. BOO!’s “The Three Of Us” album was entered into the AAA (Adult Album Alternative) category and “The Lonely Hearts Club” was a judges favourite. This is the second time Chris has reached the semi-finals in the ISC, the first time being back in 2006 when Chris was a Semi-FInalist for his song “Anywhere”. Seed congratulates Chris Chameleon for this wonderful achievement!

Don’t miss out on any of these BOO! Live Dates:

DATE: Saturday, 26 March
VENUE: News Café, Wonderboom
ADDRESS: Shop G1, Wonderboom Junction Shopping Mall, Wonderboom, Pretoria
TIME: Doors open 7pm / On stage 21h30
FOR BOOKINGS: 012 543 1050

DATE: Thursday, 31 March
VENUE: Firkin Pub, Centurion
ADDRESS:c/o Embankment & HF Verwoerd Dr Centurion
TIME: On Stage 22:30
FOR BOOKINGS: 012 – 663 4213


DATE: Friday, 1 April
VENUE: Café Barcelona, Pretoria
ADDRESS: Eldaruspark Shopping Centre, Cnr Barnard and Delmas rd, Eldarus Park, Pretoria
TIME: Doors Open 7pm / On Stage 9pm
FOR BOOKINGS: 012 345 3602

DATE: Saturday, 2 April
VENUE: Tanz Café, Fourways
ADDRESS: The Buzz Shopping Centre, Witkoppen Rd, Fourways
TIME: Doors open 7pm
FOR BOOKINGS: (011) 658 0277 / clare@tanzcafe.co.za

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