| at the courtyard | presents The Blues Broers

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Sat Aug 20, 18:30 - Sat Aug 20, 22:00
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| at the courtyard |

About

Since the launch of their seventh album ‘Into the Red’ in 2014 the Blues Broers

performed at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown, appeared on the major

TV networks, produced a sold-out show at Pretoria’s Atterbury Theatre, and featured on

the Durban International Blues Festival, the Table Mountain Blues Summit, the Up the

Creek and the annual Boxing Day Blues Festival. They feature at boutique events where

they showcase their skills, performing a selection from their wealth of original and standard

tunes. They never disappoint!

It is now 30 years since Rob Nagel and Simon Orange, original members of the Blues

Broers started out playing in Cape Town’s seedier clubs and bars. Venues like The

Fringe and the appropriately named Smokehouse (some nights you could barely see the

stage through the blue haze of cigarette smoke) are long gone, but the band expanded

its audience by driving long hours to towns further afield. It was around this time that

they added their ‘Skiffle set’ to the show. Skiffle is music played on homemade

instruments, such as a tea-chest bass or tin washboard and it’s still an important part of

the band’s performance.

Coastal tours, album releases and rock festivals followed, but in 1999 the band lost

drummer, manager and then Blues Broers guitarist Albert Frost’s father, Frank, to

cancer. It was a blow they struggled to recover from and eventually the Blues Broers

announced that they were calling it a day. In 2006 they held a final show at the Hidden

Cellar in Stellenbosch.

The band was brought back together by popular demand for a reunion gig in 2009 and they

soon started writing songs that would feature on their 2011 CD release ‘Out of the Blue’.

Basson Laubscher, well known for his guitar work with the Valiant Swart Band, Zinkplaat and

many other local acts, joined the Blues Broers in 2016 after Albert Frost, long time guitarist,

left the band at the end of 2015 to pursue his solo career.


Says Basson: “I used to sneak out from Paul Roos boarding school on weekends to catch

the Blues Broers at the Akker (now the Hidden Cellar). I can’t believe I now play with them!”


The Blues Broers are:

Rob Nagel: Harmonica, bass, vocals

Simon Orange: Keyboards, tea-chest bass, vocals

Basson Laubscher: Guitars, vocals

Nico Lubbe: Drums, washboard.


Please note - Non eating tickets are limited and only only offered to tables of two.

No under 18's. No Pets

Your seats will be reserved for you, we set tables to make sure all guests have the best view and sound possible.

Please be reminded that this is a theatre-style show.

Please be considerate of those around you by holding personal converstations for the break or after the show

Additional information

Age restriction No under 18s
Refund policy No refunds

Location

| at the courtyard | presents The Blues Broers
| at the courtyard |
44 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor, McGregor, 6708, South Africa
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