at the courtyard presents Tim Parr + Cindy Alter
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Tim Parr Biography
Tim Parr is a Legend of SA Music and one of SA’s most accomplished singer/songwriters.
Tim first came to national prominence in the southern-rock blues band Baxtop, where he shared guitar duties with Larry Amos in the Joburg club scene of 1976. Rising quickly to the top of the national circuit and winning the SABC battle of the bands, they recorded "Work it Out" for Warner Brothers in 1979, which remains an enduring SA classic. Tim then formed Ella Mental with Heather Mac, which was one of the iconic 80's bands to have a string of radio hits in South Africa playing many of the country’s top festivals. They relocated to Ireland in 1986 and recorded an album with producer Stewart Levine, who failed to capture the bands essence.
Tim then returned to South Africa to form the Zap Dragons who gigged hard throughout that emotional period in SA's history. His solo album "Still Standing" is a brilliant mix of country, pop, blues, soul and rock with the title track a firm favourite among SA audiences.
The common thread throughout all these projects has been Tim's expressive and soulful guitar playing, and unlike many guitarists his rhythm and textural playing is as distinctive as his lead guitar work.
Tim has some incredible new songs and a “new “EP” in the pipeline which will feature his piano playing as well and was released in late July at The Radium Beer Hall in Jhb. After 2 extremely successful Tours across the NW, NC and CT, The Nationwide Tour is now heading to The Western and Eastern Cape.in Dec 2021 .Tim Parr is looking forward to entertaining you with the new material as well as some of Tim’s timeless songs from the years past.
Tim’s career and contribution to South African music is a significant one and there are exciting times ahead for South African music lovers and supporters of Tim Parr.
We look forward to seeing all South African music lovers at a venue in your area.
Let “The Revolution of the mind “begin.
Cindy Alter biography
In South Africa, and most of Europe, Cindy Alter needs no introduction, her musical history speaks for itself. Internationally, Cindy is a 14 million album selling artist, with 13 albums to her credit, including 3 solo cd’s released in the last 15 years. From Clout to 2021 she has kept performing, recording, traveling and shining her light on the world. She has also published her autobiography called, “No Substitute” which is available on Amazon.
Her most recent musical offering has been “The Essential Collection”, Last One Standing, a compilatioin album, showcasing 2 songs from every album Cindy has released since 1978. There are gems that have never been heard before, such a well orchestrated collector’s item.
Cindy continues her musical journey, in South Africa and Europe, her passion for her art is her driving force. With her voice and her 12-string guitar, you will feel the pulse of peaceful rock and dynamic Americana, and you will walk away knowing that the power of music is unstoppable.
Currently touring South Africa, she will be selling her albums, books, and her Cindy Alter Adorned sterling silver Jewelery range, that has her song lyrics embedded on the pieces.
Her powerful story has captured the hearts of those who are aware of her contribution to the music industry, and her story of survival has inspired and moved her audiences now more than ever. As a musician, Cindy is a shining example to all, having fought against innumerable odds to succeed in a cut-throat business. As a woman, she has weathered the storms of abusive relationships, beaten cancer, and has just continued to shine her uplifting energy on everyone that crosses her path. Clearly, Cindy has learned not just to survive, but, to thrive! 2021
youtube – Cindy Alter
youtube – Alter Irving
youtube - Clout
Bespoke Jewelery – C. Alter Adornments
My Garden Party – Booking herself or other musicians at Home
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