Everything you need to know about this weekend's Table Mountain Blues Summit

2015-12-03 14:40

Cape Town - South Africa's premier blues music festival returns to Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville to celebrate its 10th birthday on Saturday, 5 December.

The 2015 concert will be host to 12 of the country's top blues artists.

Table Mountain Blues Summit organiser Mike Combrinck says that he thought of the concept of starting a blues festival in Cape Town after seeing a jazz and blues session at the late Steak and Ale in Pretoria in 2005.

The TMBS festival kicks off at 10:00 with the first band on stage at 11:00.

Tickets are R195 and can be bought at Computicket or at Hillcrest Quarry. (Free entrance for children under 12. Must present some form of Identificaiton.)

The line-up includes: Albert Frost Trio, The Black Cat Bones, Gerald Clark, Guy Collins Band, The Boulevard Blues Band, Aidan Martin Trio, Jonathan Peyper Band, Frank Freeman, The Studebakers, Wayne Pauli Trio, Basson Laubscher & The Violent Free Peace, Bandeleros.

Albert Frost. (Photo: Supplied)

We asked some of the artists what they will be bringing to the stage at the Blues Summit:

Jonathan Peyper band: "Nothing but the blues! It is not often that we have the privilege to play for an audience that is so niche. We are ready to give them what they go there to see!"

Basson Laubscher: "We will bring our foot stomping blues boogie to the stage and it’s going to be loud so get ready!"

Frank Freeman: "My music is blues influenced, but if you're expecting generic blues you are mistaken. My music is a melting pot of different influences that are of a wide variety, but the consistent ingredient we try and keep in the mix is what people call "groove". That's what I'm chasing after when I play."

Black Cat Bones: "The show promises to be filled with some breath-taking moments. The planned set for this year will include strictly Blues songs from our repertoire performed in classic Bones style with some surprising 'experimental' elements carefully placed here and there."

Guy Collins: "I will be bringing some old and new songs to the party this year. I've dusted off one or two songs that I wrote in my first band Billygoat, blues songs from my back catalogue and some tunes off my new album. Expect some surprises."

Albert Frost: "Schalk Joubert and Jonno Sweetman!"

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