café Roux, Noordhoek’s much-loved premier live music venue is now also coming to the city. café Roux Cape Town is situated in the prime location of Shortmarket Street and opened on Friday November 25th.
café Roux has always had a strong music culture with its café Roux Sessions four or five nights a week, attracting an exciting and diverse line up, of SA’s most popular and talented up and coming artists. In 2013, one of café Roux`s owners, Lindi Green, began to experiment with staging weekly WednesdaySessions, in partnership with Wolftrap wine. The first month saw Nik Rabinowitz, Arno Carstens, Watershed & Zebra & Giraffe on the line-up. This weekly night time offering quickly grew into four or five nights a week and the café Roux Sessions were born, attracting an exciting & diverse line up, of SA’s most popular and talented up and coming artists.
“As a family, we have always been huge lovers of SA music” says Lindi, “and I grew up watching my favourite bands & musicians around the country. So, creating an intimate live music space has been the easiest and most natural progression for café Roux. The artists are looking for a room to deliver an authentic musical performance. Where people actually listen. And at café Roux, we have the audience hanging on every note and every word. The size of our venue (approx. 100-seater in both venues) lends itself to an up-close and personal, intimate and unique live music experience. Like watching your favourite band in your own home. With your friends and family at your table. It doesn’t get better than that.”
As with Noordhoek, the food offering in Cape Town is simple and unpretentious. The menu will change regularly showcasing a select offering of handmade craft pizzas with fresh seasonal toppings. Think ripe fig and Gorgonzola in autumn; heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil and grilled aubergine in summer. Delicious vegan and gluten-free options will be available. For the not so hungry, cheese-and-charcuterie boards will also be on offer with marinated olives, garden greens and preserves.
Here are the December shows for café Roux Noordhoek and café Roux Cape Town:
Book at www.caferouxsessions.co.za
CAFÉ ROUX NOORDHOEK:
Café Roux Noordhoek, The Farm Village, Noordhoek, 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.
The excellent line- up for café Roux, Noordhoek in December includes Bed on Bricks, Robin Auld, Jesse Clegg, Arno Carstens, Alice Phoebe Lou, Francois van Coke, Loki Rothman, Guy Buttery and many more:
Thursday 1 December: Doc MacLean
Friday 2 December: Bed on Bricks
Saturday 3 December: Grassy Spark
Wednesday 7 December: Lonesome Dave
Thursday 8 December: Robin Auld
Friday 9 December: Loki Rothman
Saturday 10 December: Opposite the Other
Tuesday 13 December: Frank Freeman
Wednesday 14 December: Alice Phoebe Lou
Thursday 15 December: Nate Mainguard
Friday 16 December: Prime Circle daytime show: 15h30 till 18h00.
Monday 19 December: Watershed
Tuesday 20 December: Tailor
Wednesday 21 December: Francois van Coke
Thurs 22 and Fri 23 December: Jesse Clegg
Tuesday 27 December: Arno Carstens
Saturday 31 December: New Year`s Eve
CAFÉ ROUX CAPE TOWN:
Café Roux Cape Town: 74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town.
In Cape Town, the launch of café Roux in Shortmarket street will bring some great tunes to city dwelling music lovers in the venue`s opening month of December: Look out for Nik Rabinowitz, Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, HOTWATER, Hatchetman, Majozi, Jimmy Nevis and many more.
Monday 28 and Wednesday 30 November: Nik Rabinowitz
Thursday 1 December: Jack Mantis
Friday 2 December: 3 Tons of Fun
Saturday 3 December: Jimmy Nevis
Wednesday 7 December: Joshua K Grierson & The Trouble
Thursday 8 December: Nomadic Orchestra
Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December: Majozi
Tuesday 13 December: Alice Phoebe Lou
Wednesday 14 December: Nait Mainguard
Thursday 15 December: Arno Carstens
Friday 16 December: HOTWATER TRIO
Saturday 17 December: Ard Matthews
Monday 19 December: Tailor
Tuesday 20 December: ISO Unplugged.
Wednesday 21 December: Matthew Gold
Thurs 22 December ant Friday 23 December: Watershed
Tuesday 27 December: Hatchetman
Wednesday 28 December: Stone Jets
Thursday 29 December: Mike McCully and the Harmonix
Friday 30 December: Michael Lowman