“Saturday Social Club is more than just a show… it’s an experience. The venue is great, the sound and lighting is awesome and the line-ups are always phenomenal. I can’t wait for the next one!” – Kerry-Anne Allerston
Two successful shows down and The Saturday Social Club has an electric line-up planned for the third installation of this rocking music series. The next show taking place on 4 August at the Red Roman Shed at Emperors Palace will feature The Narrow, WONDERboom, Newtown Knife Gang and S.D.O.
The Saturday Social Club is a newly launched series of music concerts that will be taking place at its home base at the Red Roman Shed. Presented by Rush Productions, the events will host an incredible mix of some of South Africa’s best musical talents, both established and up-and-coming. The previous events have seen the likes of Prime Circle, Dirty Moonshine, Six String Stories, Fokofpolisiekar, Sweet Resistance and 4am taking to the stage.
“These shows promise to be an amazing music experience in a social, friendly space,” says Nic Rush, Rush Productions MD and event organiser. “There’s nothing quite like a great rock show and we’re excited to grow this brand and showcase some of the best SA music heavyweights with some of the top up-and-comings. There is no doubt that this series will have something very special and unique to offer fans.”
Tickets cost R250 per person/per show and are available through Computicket or by contacting the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297/1213 or visit www.emperorspalace.com. Doors open at 17h00. Food and beverage stalls, including craft beers, will be available at the venue.
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About The Narrow
Known for their intense and energetic live shows, The Narrow are going on 16 years strong in the industry. The band was formed in 2002 and comprises of Hanu de Jong (vocals), Emile de Jong (guirat), Nelius de Lange (drums), Deon Kruger (guitar) and Jow Feldtmann (bass). After a slew of international stints, the band took a brief hiatus in 2007 but came back on the map in 2008. They have several SAMA nominations under their belt and they have appeared as regular headliners at major South African rock festivals and venues and opened up for various international acts including The Used, Violent Femmes and Deftones.
22 years on and WONDERboom are still rocking South Africa. It’s no small feat to be hailed as one of SA’s longest lived and most legendary rock bands, and still going strong. No-one can deny that their biggest strength is their live performances. They have released 9 albums to date, headlined many major SA festivals and have been nominated for 5 SAMAs. Cito, Martin Schofield and Wade Williams, the founding members of WONDERboom have been writing songs and performing together for over 23 years and together with the newest drummer, Jonathan Bell, continue to take on their rock ‘n roll journey.
About Newtown Knife Gang
Comprised of well-respected SA music veterans, the members of Newtown Knife Gang have managed to exceed the high expectations of fans who were left wanting more when they left their previous respective bands. They have established themselves in a notoriously ‘tough to crack’ live scene, playing coveted slots at major festivals and top venues across the country. With tracks that speak to the heart and a effortless live performance, Newtown Knife Gang are a force to be reckoned with.
Drawing influence from pop music and punk rock, S.D.O’s grooving folk jams fill the space between the two extremes and get the crowd bouncing along from the first chord to the last beat of the snare. They have been described as ‘the Slipknot of Folk’ and even ‘the South Park of Music’ and have managed to rack up some noticeable achievements.