Tuesday, 03 December 2013

Natalie Chapman, Nakhane Toure and Lee Gold Fire Up the Festivities at Bay Harbour Market

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There's a stunning line-up of live music at Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay this weekend, kicking off with country blues singer and guitarist Natalie Chapman for Friday Nite LIVE! Jozi-born Nakhane Toure delivers his passionate 60s and 70s avant-garde fusion jazz on Saturday, and the talented Lee Gold returns to the Bay Harbour Sound Stage on Sunday with her pop, latin and funk style! There's nothing but festive energy pulsing from the Cape's vibiest Summer Market.

Friday Nite LIVE! 6 December – Natalie Chapman

The weekend kicks off with a performance by country blues singer and guitarist Natalie Chapman for Friday Nite LIVE! Natalie Chapman’s music is reminiscent of Melissa Etheridge, combined with Sheryl Crow and Adele’s musical attributes, as well Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell. She has found success as an actress, producer, voice-over artist and radio DJ and has racked up a performance CV longer than most artists could hope for. Her album “Truth Sessions” features some of South Africa’s finest, including Karen Zoid, Dan Patlansky and Albert.

Saturday 7 December – Nakhane Toure

Singer/songwriter Nakhane Toure takes to the Bay Harbour Sound Stage on Saturday. Hailing from Johannesburg, Nakhane has had a passion for 60s and 70s soul music but was also fascinated by 70’s avant-garde fusion jazz. Nakhane draws his influence from artists such as Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Miles Davis and Velvet Underground to name a few. He also holds a deep appreciation for Simphiwe Dana, Ali Farka Toure, Miriam Makeba, Baaba Maal, Fela Kuti and Thandiswa Mazwai. While Nakhane learnt to play the steel drums and trombone in school, the guitar was the instrument he truly fell in love with. On Saturday, listeners can enjoy Nakhane’s soul music and virtuosity on the guitar.

Sunday 8 December – Lee Gold

Lee Gold performs on the Bay Harbour Sound Stage on Sunday for the perfect weekend wind down. Lee primarily plays Jazz music, but also incorporates pop, latin and funk into her music. She began playing piano at the age of eight, and has throughout the years expanded her musical ability. She is now a professional and talented musician. Lee performs with a trio or quartet of musicians. She is a talented pianist, vocalist and keyboardist. Lee’s soulful performance is the perfect way to gently end off a great weekend.

Bay Harbour Market is open from 5 pm to 9 pm for Friday Nite LIVE! from 10.30 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 9.30 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Entrance is free. For more information visit www.bayharbour.co.za or follow  www.facebook.com/bayharbour or twitter www.twitter.com/bayharbourmkt.

Venue: Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay

Artists: Natalie Chapman, Nakhane Toure, Lee Gold

Address: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806

Date: 6 – 8 December 2013

Time: Friday: 5pm - 9pm; Saturday: 10h30am-6pm; Sunday (Summer Trading Times): 9h30am - 4pm

I am a South African media scholar with a keen interest in the travel industry. Having completed my Masters degree in journlism, I work for a small media organisation and produce feature articles in my own capacity.