Jake Gunn at On A Roll, 5th September 2013

Jake Gunn

Jake Gunn

  • 7:00pm
  • Up and coming blues rock musician playing gigs around Cape Town with fellow guitarist Devin Smith. Influences include The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson and Bob Marley. First album Triple Jack now available! Watch this space…

    Jake Gunn is an up and coming blues rock musician hailing from the northern suburbs of Cape Town. After discovering rock ‘n roll at a young age, he was inspired to start playing guitar and worked tirelessly to improve his skill, which finally led to him joining the Lyzyrd Kyngs (Piet Botha & Akkedis) in 2010. He spent a year under the mentorship of these veteran musicians, before teaming up with the talented young guitarist Devin Smith.

    Sharing a love of music and complementing each other’s guitar playing, they started doing gigs around Cape Town, followed by a tour up the coast. They later evolved into a full electric band after being joined by CJ Bergh and Allen Smith. Jake Gunn’s first album Triple Jack, recorded in the winter of 2012, is now available and includes the song “Radio Mojo” which was featured in the Rolling Stone Rock Chart of 19 January 2013.

    “Springing from the backwaters of Brackenfell with the hair of Robert Plant, the skill of boy Clapton and the voice of a morning-afternight-before Mark Knopfler, Gunn is a revelation.” -Alice Inggs, Rolling Stone SA

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Landmine Rock 7, 13 July 2013

Landmine Rock 7, 13 July 2013

Landmine Rock 7, 13 July 2013

  • July 13 at 1:00pm until July 14 at 1:00am
  • Started in 2007 as a one day music festival to raise awareness and funds for landmine victims and demining companies, Landmine Rock has grown into an annual NOT-TO-BE-MISSED event raising money for various charities!

    Supported by Wolmer Bush Lounge (Events Arena) and our local bands we have raised over R60 000 for charitable causes!! This year marks the 7th anniversary of Landmine Rock and will once again be held at The Wolmer Bush Lounge (Events Arena) in Pta-North. Don’t be afraid of the cold, Wolmer Bush Lounge will provide enough heat to keep you rocking till dawn!

    Line-Up thus far:

    Akkedis
    The Fake Leather Blues Band
    Hoot ‘n Anny
    The Black Cat Bones
    Boargazm
    The Smoking Mojos
    Juggernaught
    Aidan Martin
    Kabaal(klankbaan)

The BluesTown Sessions, Thursday, July 11, 2013 | The Mercury

The BluesTown Sessions

  • 8:00pm
  • Once again Bluestown sessions brings brilliant artists together in a collaboration like no other in Cape town.

    This night will be filled with blues infused awesomeness from of some of cape towns most talented blues musicians.

    We have with us on tour from Durban the incidentals who will be the opening act of the night!

    Watch this space for the final line-up

    Opening act- the Incidentals- Durban

    check them out at: http://groundsweeprecords.bandcamp.com/track/the-running-gypsy

    Collaborators:

    Guy Collins
    Jake Gunn
    Tony Shine
    and the lovely Li Ann Jangle

    House Band

    Drums- Kyle Gray – Rudimentals / Fox comet
    Guitar- Richard Pryor
    Bass Rob Stemmett
    Mc- Doc john

    This Bluestown the regular host Redeye Riaan wont be attending as he is on tour in Nam. The Night will go on as usual and as per usual be an epic evening

    R30 before 10pm
    R40 after 10pm

    See you there.

Music Exchange Workshop 23 March: Web Development and SugarMan.org

In 1997, Stephen “Sugar” Segerman set up a website, called ‘The Great Rodriguez Hunt’, with the intention of finding any information about the mysterious US musician of ‘Cold Fact’ fame. In the same year Brian Currin established ‘Climb Up On My Music’, a tribute site to the life and works of Rodriguez.

Brian Currin

Brian Currin

In 1998, when Rodriguez was discovered, alive and well and living in Detroit, the search was over and those two websites were combined into one central online repository for all information about Rodriguez.

Brian Currin will be holding a one-hour workshop on the various cost effective tools and platforms that musicians and music-related businesses can and should be embracing for online marketing and sales.

Brian loves the internet. He is a freelance Web Marketer and Music Consultant who lives, works and plays in Cape Town, South Africa.He has been involved in the sales and marketing of technology products since the early 80′s, holding various sales, marketing and management positions with Panasonic, Hicor and Sony.

Since 1997, Brian has been helping many South African brands, bands and businesses establish a presence on the internet.

He is a sought-after speaker and has spoken at many conferences and workshops. Included among these are Music Exchange, Moshito Music Conference, Locksmith Association Of South Africa, Campus Of Performing Arts, Varsity Newspaper Conference (UCT) and The Academy Of Sound Engineering. His well-received presentations cover topics such as Cost Effective Web Marketing, Getting Your Brand Online, and How To Be Self-Employed.

He has two adult sons with whom he is well-pleased. He enjoys laughing, cooking, eating, music, reading, dragons, science fiction, watching TV and can usually be found on the internet.

The Virtual Braai

Twitter is like those newspaper headlines that you see on lampposts. Just a quick bit of news to encourage you to investigate more. Minute-by-minute information of what is happening right now.

Facebook is like a newspaper that you buy and scan through, picking out the interesting bits and throwing the rest away. Day-by-day information of what is happening in your world.

A Blog is like a magazine, that you read more thoroughly, and perhaps even keep for future reference.

A Website is like a coffee table book with lots of detailed information on a subject you are really interested in.

And all of this is so we can stand around our Virtual Braai and discuss topics that are close to our hearts.

Brian, My Web Guy

Brian Currin is known to many of his friends and clients as “My Web Guy” and to a number of people all over the world as “a guy who knows a bit about music“.

These people say ... Brian is My Web Guy

These people say … Brian is My Web Guy

A few of his recent and current projects include:

Content Creator or Curator

Man at ComputerBlogging is  a way of life and a very important way to build an online reputation.

And being the central portal for people to find information about the thing that you are passionate about is great.

Re-blogging other people’s posts is very useful and necessary, but you are really only being a content curator. (Thanks to Michael Steltzner from Social Media Examiner for bringing this term to my attention.)

Content creation is where you can really set yourself apart and establish yourself as an authority in your field.

Nothing wrong with being inspired by other people’s posts and new events (like changes on Facebook for example), but original thoughts is what will keep people coming to you and staying with you.

No need to think out of the box … there is no box.