Sannie Fox, Stone Jets and Laurie Levine take to the Railways stage this April.
Note this is a CARD ONLY venue*
With Portuguese, Afrikaans and Welsh roots, Sannie Fox magnetizes with a voice soulful as the gospel singers and powerful as the fado sirens of ages.
Conjuring up vocal echoes of singers like Etta James, a feminine voracity to the likes of PJ Harvey as well as the raw sway of bands like Jefferson Airplane or Band of Gypsys, Fox is a modern story teller, an instrumentalist and performer unique as well as striking.
With her fingers to her electric guitar she navigates across a tapestry of 70’s rock, psychedelic soul and vintage desert blues.
In 2015 Fox released her debut solo album entitled Serpente Masjien (double SAMA nominated) which was selected to be featured on the "new artist" page for iTunes UK as well as US upon release. Previously she had formed the three-peice Machineri and released a self titled album in 2010 with all album art work created by Storm Thorgerson (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd)
Fox has toured South Africa, UK and Asia and is currently working on her second solo album which will be released in 2018.
Artist and Album Reviews:
“…Be sure to let your ears witness the mythically marvellous blues riffs and stirring vocals that fill her songs to the brim with soul… If you dig 70’s rock or powerful, soulful voices, then this is the rock goddess for you…”
- www.sferical.com (Chicago, USA)
"...Sannie Fox has strayed off the beaten path and achieved greatness reserved for the artists of a bygone era..."
- Texx and the City
CAPE TOWN BAND, STONE JETS, MADE UP OF MANFRED KLOSE AND GIVEN NKANYANE ARE BUILDING A FAN BASE ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA WITH THEIR FRESH, UNIQUE BRAND OF POP.
FORMED IN 2013, THE BAND HAVE RELEASED TWO EPS, NAMELY RIVER (2014) AND WHAT I SAY (2016), AND PERFORMED ALONGSIDE THE LIKES OF HUGH MASEKELA AND MAJOZI. THEY’VE PERFORMED ON NATIONAL TELEVISION SABC 3’S EXPRESSO MORNING SHOW AND SABC 2’S HECTIC NINE-9, AS WELL AS APPEARING ON SOME OF SOUTH AFRICA’S BIGGEST FESTIVAL STAGES.
Laurie Levine is best known for her fresh blend of Americana and folk music. The release of her new solo record, ‘Canyons’, brings with it a whole new sound and outlook. She has moved away from the acoustic terrain of country and folk into a lush world of electric guitars, beats, synths and spacious reverbs. ‘Canyons’ delves deep into the recesses of longing and nostalgia, with a burning hope as the undercurrent that gently washes through the record. Dark at times, introspective and pierced with a sublime beauty, the songs reverberate and shimmer with otherworldly elegance and intelligence. While some songs are intoxicating with ominous lyrics and black staccato beats, others glow with optimism and a rich lyricism that is bought home by the intimacy of Levine’s vocal delivery.
Whether solo or with onstage collaborators, Levine has supported her releases with a slate of live performances that have cemented her standing as an artist of real power – and helped mark her out as a melodious, soulful singer capable of carrying emotion without any hint of histrionics.
These include performing at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland and opening for Rodriguez in London. She has also played at a number of Africa’s premier music events and festivals, including Oppikoppi, the Joy of Jazz Festival, the FORR festival in Mozambique, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Mieliepop, Splashy Fen and the Lush. Levine was selected as the opening performer for international singer-songwriter Joe Jackson during his South African tour in 2008.
“Superior Americana … remarkable for the quality of Levine’s writing, for her delivery … it all hangs together easily and with a touch of beauty” – UNCUT (UK)
“Her song writing insights and vocal delicacy will be warmly welcomed by those who like folk and country with an individual sparkle”. – Daily Mirror (UK)
“Her Contemporary Folk sound draws on the American tradition and Bluegrass, with elements of Eastern European Gypsy ballads and French chanson. Her voice blends the sweetness of Katie Melua with the quirkiness of Joanna Newsome.” Mail and Guardian