Tim Parr Live with Ant Cawthorn Blazeby Live at The Old Mushroom Farm in Howick

Fri Jul 1, 18:00 - Fri Jul 1, 20:30
The Old Mushroom Farm


Join us for an incredible night of Live Music with The Legendary Tim Parr eith Ant Crawthorn - Blazeby on violin and Penny Levi on bass.

Doors open 4.30 pm.

Show starts 6.00pm

Cover Charge R120

Bookings online at Quicket (Link below and on the event) or whatsapp 060 470 1218.


Tim Parr is a Legend of SA Music

One of SA’s most accomplished singer/songwriters in the history of SA music, he is a fantastic live performer and story teller. 

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 countrie's top festivals. Ella Mental then relocated to Ireland in 1986. 

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. 

In 2021 Tim released his new album "Revolution" which entered the SA Charts and he successfully Toured The EC, WC, selected Venues in Gauteng and performed Live on an International Live Stream Event hosted at Daisy Jones OMG Music Venue in Stellenbosch. 

The common thread throughout all these projects has been Tim's expressive vocals and soulful guitar playing, and unlike many guitarists his rhythm and textural playing is as distinctive as his lead work. 

We look forward to sharing more of Tim's music in his ongoing journey!      


Classically trained from an early age in Bulawayo, Pietermaritzburg and Stellenbosch . 

Ant moved in a contemporary direction early in his twenties, starting off as a busker around South Africa, and joining his first band in 1991. (Galygantos and the Singing Gnomes – an eclectic folk band) and has over the past 2 decades been involved in a large number of diverse musical projects and genres in a musical ranging from blues to Celtic music via jazz, rock, folk, theatre, dance, classical and electronica.

Highlights of his career include releasing four acclaimed albums and touring extensively with Landscape Prayers from 1995 to 2003, working with the Fantastic Flying Fish dance company in ‘Grass Gardens’ and co-creating and performing with Aldo Brincat in ‘The Boy with a Clown’s Heart’, co- founding CELTIS, a traditional and modern Celtic instrumental group with Ron Uken and Keri Povall , performing at many festivals over the years and appearing as a guest onstage and in recordings with a number of artists, including Steve Fataaar, Steve Newman, Greg Georgiades, Wendy Oldfield, Gito Baloi, Syd Kitchen, Ken E Henson, Brian Finch, Nibs van der Spuy, Tim Parr, Robin Auld, Baraka, The Jazz Jukebox and many other Legendary musicians.

Currently Ant is based in Richards Bay and Durban, working regularly with The South Jersey Pom-Poms, and a bluegrass project, SA's Top musicians/bands and is working on his own solo project… 

Additional information

Age restriction Family friendly
Refund policy No refunds


Tim Parr Live with Ant Cawthorn Blazeby Live at The Old Mushroom Farm in Howick
The Old Mushroom Farm
11 Karkloof Rd, Howick, 3290
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