Tanaka x Gaze x Orah & the Kites at Selective Live

Fri May 12, 19:00 - Fri May 12, 23:00

Selective Live


Join us for a intimate evening of indie heaven with Tanaka, GAZE and Orah & the Kites at Selective Live.


Tanaka is an indie pop artist known for his idiosyncratic sounds and introspective lyrics. Tanaka brings fourth jazz influences with inspiration ranging from Rex Orange Country to Strawberry Guy. Tanaka creates dreamy and atmospheric soundscapes that transport listeners to other worlds.

His latest EP, You Look Beautiful in this Light, explores themes of love, loss, and growth with enchanting melodies and emotive vocals. Tanaka's live performances are known for their raw energy and captivating presence, drawing in audiences with a powerful performance.


Consisting of Lauren Thomas (vocals), Reggie Pienaar (guitar), Desmond Kannemeyer (guitar), Dan Charles (bass) and Keagan Hollywood (drums) - GAZE began as somewhat of a Julia Jacklin/Phoebe Bridgers cover band before gradually evolving into an amalgamation of the guitar-driven intensity of ‘90s alt-rock & shoegaze, and the lush, melodic sensibilities of melancholic dream-pop. 

Orah & The Kites

Orah & The Kites are a melancholic alternative folk band based in Cape Town, South

Africa. The band formed in 2016 by Ntokozo Mzimela (Keys/Vocals/Guitar) with best

friends Teagyn Gracey (Vocals/Saxophone) and Jaimie De Klerk (Synth/Vocals).

The trio soon expanded to include Tristan De Beer (Lead Guitar/Vocals) and Kieron

Brown (Bass/Vocals) in 2018 and they now welcome Giovanni Serci on drums.

The Orah & The Kites soundscape is forever evolving but is rooted in an appreciation for

vocal harmony and the meditative cathartics of melody repetition.

Orah & The Kites have played at local venues such as The Raptor Room, The Gin Bar,

Cafe Roux and more. The band has also graced the stages of local festivals such as

Muizenbergs Concert in the Park in 2017, Garden State Festival alongside Kyp Malone,

Dave Depper and Laura Burhenn, Design Ndaba, Endless Daze 2019 and Up The Creek



Tanaka x Gaze x Orah & the Kites at Selective Live
Selective Live
189 Buitengracht St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
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