The Live Music Stage will host live performances all throughout the event, showcasing the talent of local artists, bands and solo singers while engaging a deep spirit of community among those who share a passion for great music and coffee culture.
Eager to find out who will be performing at the Festival? Check out the talented artists below and the weekend schedule here.
Influenced by bands like The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons and the vocal and musical mastery of Bon Iver, this Indie Folk band brings their own South African flavour to the mix, and their unique two-part and even three-part harmonies set them apart from most bands. In 2016, only a year after their first official performance as a band, BrotherBrother won the Music Experience Band Competition and they were awarded a slot at the sought after River Republic Festival as prize. Catch Brother Brother for an enchanting musical blend of folk and fun, the perfect combination of beat and brotherhood.
Dreamy, synth-driven melodies, cinematic progressions, powerhouse pop vocals and punchy beats – this is the palate of alt-pop duo EMERGER. Since the release of their debut mini-album 'Bloom' in May 2018, EMERGER has been making waves both nationally and overseas. Last year they were selected as Apple Music New Artist Spotlight for July, and earlier this year they hosted their sold out Live Launch at The Raptor Room in Cape Town. Since then they have played stages such as Café Roux, House of Machines and appeared live on SABC 3’s Expresso Morning Show.
With stunning vocals and honest lyrics, Alanna Joy captures audiences with her Indie folk/pop/rock style. The 22 year old singer/songwriter from Cape Town has been compared to artists such as Lana Del Ray, Dido and Florence And The Machine. The past three years have seen her busy performing around Cape Town, playing venues such as The V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre, Cafe Roux and City Hall. This year she released her debut single 'Beautiful Nights' which received fantastic response, and is currently working on an EP set to be released in 2019.
Collective consists of five young vibrant musicians who have backed multiple artists with their unique blend of pop jazz. The structure of the band is ever-changing, but you can catch three of them performing across the weekend. Some members from Cape Collective were selected to play at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival this year, and the band is currently backing some of the finest young upcoming acts in Cape town including Ally Benaire and Hunter Rose.
Singer/songwriter Celine’s sound is a unique blend of pop/rock with some elements of adult contemporary, blues and jazz. She is a regular on the Cape Town music scene, playing venues such as Cafe Roux, Die Boer, The Alma Cafe, Quay 4, Mojo Market, Hillcrest Quarry and the Barleycorn Club amongst others. Her songs have been playlisted on 14 radio stations throughout South Africa including KFM, Bay Radio, Clicks Radio Retail, Mr Price (Redcap) Radio, ZaPop (Spar), Mix 93.8FM, and Bok Radio. If you’re a fan of Jessie J, Joan Jett, Alanis Morisette, Pink, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, Janis Joplin, and Lady Gaga then Celine is one to watch.
Soul-searching lyrics and upbeat melodies blend together to give you Ruby June. Ruby is no stranger to the Cape Town music scene. After launching her debut EP “Reflect” at the end of 2017 and having her song “Dance With Me” playlisted on several South African radio stations, Ruby is currently working on some Afrikaans material that will also soon be released as an EP. With influences ranging from South African legends like Karen Zoid and Freshlyground, to international acts such as Jack Johnson and Norah Jones, expect the unexpected from this young and talented lady.
Tracy Norman is a young singer-songwriter quickly becoming a respected musician in the local live music scene. Her songs are a thoughtful reflection of the beauty and struggle of life, giving her lyrics a distinctive poignancy. Tracy’s passion for jazz shines through in both her song writing and the freedom with which her band plays. Norman’s set is a mix of delicate acoustic pieces as well as more dynamic numbers, keeping you guessing until the last note.
Matthew John Duncan
Matthew John Duncan is an up and coming artist who combines genres to ultimately create a fresh pop-rock blend. Late last year he released his debut EP, ‘Coming Home,’ to great acclaim. Showcasing his diverse influences, some tracks on the record embody the intensity of Foo Fighters whilst others match the smooth vocals and composition of John Mayer. His music strikes the perfect balance between musical intricacy and easy listening. Catch him playing a stripped back acoustic set at Cape Town Coffee Festival.
Red Sheep is a musical duo consisting of Estian Maree and Max Koenig. They are based in Stellenbosch, but their harmonies travel much further. The boys have been making music together before they could walk. Performing has always been their passion and they travel all over doing just that. Red Sheep released two debut singles ‘Soul Fire,’ and ‘Letter in Portuguese’ earlier this year, available on all streaming platforms. Beautiful harmonies and heartfelt lyrics give Red Sheep their distinctive feel-good tone, perfect for your Sunday afternoon.
Yolanda Mutesasira is Inspired by the likes of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Britney, Janet, Stevie Wonder and many more. In 2015, she was accepted into the American Music and Dramati Academy (AMDA) in Los Angeles to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts. She instead went on to study Law while pursuing music. Having begun her music streaming journey on SoundCloud, she has garnered over 4k total streams on the platform. Her sound lives and breathes in a sphere of its own, combining alternative R&B, pop, classical and hip-hop into one.
11.00 - 11.25: Shotgun Tori & The Hounds
11.40 - 12.05: Cape Collective
12.20 - 12.45: Alanna Joy
1.40 - 2.05: Emerger
2.20 - 2.45: Khonaye
2.00 - 3.25: Tracy Norman
3.40 - 4.05: Matthew John Duncan
4.20 - 4.45: Shinley Greenz
5.00 - 5.25: Ruby June
6.20 - 6.45pm: Yolanda Mutesasira
12.20 - 12.45: Celine
1.00 - 1.25: Red Sheep
1.40 - 2.10: Anacy
2.30 - 2.55: Ruby June
3.15 - 3.40: Shinley Greenz
4.00 - 4.25: Brother Brother
4.45- 5.10: Yolanda Mutesasira
The Live Music Stage is brought to you in partnership with The Coffee Music Project.