Date: Monday 28th January 2013
Venue: The Waiting Room, 273 Long Street, Cape Town
Lineup: Lindiwe Suttle, The Frown and DJ Invizable.
Time: Doors open 19h30
Tickets: R30 before 2100hrs // R40 after 2100hrs
INFORMATION ON THE ARTISTS
When Lindiwe Suttle was a little girl, she listened to her parent’s Motown soul hits by day and would go to her room to sing and dance to tunes by Michael Jackson, Boy George and Cyndi Lauper when they were sleeping. In high school, Lindiwe discovered writing lyrics as a way to express herself inspired by artists like Tori Amos, Bjork and PJ Harvey; these artists helped shape the way Lindiwe told her own stories. She would belt out her own songs and perform in front of the mirror for hours. It’s no wonder this petite package of energy became the talented singer-songwriter and consummate performer she is today. She lives up to her Zulu name, Lindiwe, which means “the one we’ve been waiting for”.
On stage Lindiwe has a commanding presence and creates a unique stage persona blending fashion and music to create live shows that are theatrical in style. Lindiwe’s passion for musical theatre influences the dance choreography, over-the-top styling, stage props and visuals in her live performances. As she aptly puts it, “I sing for the eyes and the ears and want to take my audience to a magical musical world.”
The Frown, a South African creative collective of talented musicians, producers and designers, fronted and lead by the dynamic Eve Rakow, have given the South African music scene a firm and welcome wake up call for the musical bar to be raised both live and in the media. Following their success on the MK Channel music video project, the video of their internationally acclaimed song “The National” the world began to take notice. Their appeal is wide, their reach, limitless and they have enjoyed a host of great live shows to cement that fact including stellar performances at Oppikoppi, Grietfest and Old Mutual Music in the Gardens
Further to this indie hit machine Spoek Mathambo has made use of Eve Rakow’s vocals on his track “Melodi”, the track has had much commercial success both locally and Internationally as a download. Spoek and Eve’s collaborations are an on-going project. The Frown were recently filmed in a collaboration on SABC2’s SAFTA award winning reality show Jam Sandwich (airing December 2012) and are currently recording ahead of their release of their debut album due later this year as well as touring extensively.
A master of staging creative Guerrilla performances through the guise of the most acclaimed Commander to ever lead the 1st corps, the renowned advisor to The Imperial House of Africa, DJ INVIZABLE.
This mythical being who travelled from a distant highland tribe and never speaks in tongue, has been on guard at the front line commanding of the freedom group known as Gazelle. Now the advisor has taken to the podium with a revolutionary DJ performance to protect the Real World against dark forces. Relying on his trusty AX synth and the latest in audio hardware weaponry to defeat Anarchy by combining laser sharp keytar solos amongst his explosive dance moves.”