The final yr has been notably laborious on the leisure trade. Earlier than COVID-19 hit our shores, musicians needed to hustle to carry out at native venues and put out new music of their spare time, however with the laborious lockdown, not solely had been music venues equivalent to eating places, golf equipment and bars closed however festivals had been utterly shut down for the foreseeable future. However, as quickly as restrictions had been relaxed, native Hout Bay market Bay Harbour Market, knew that an necessary aspect for a day at their market was stay leisure.
“After all, folks come for the distributors, meals stalls and to discover Hout Bay, however it’s an added deal with to take pleasure in a light-weight lunch and one thing to drink whereas listening to nice stay music,” says Luke Fridjhon, music supervisor for Bay Harbour Market. The Bay Harbour Market sound stage presents artists a chance to showcase their expertise to a large demographic and viewers from all walks of life.
Together with his genuine rock vocal supply and superior guitar expertise, Mark Haze has turn into an everyday fixture on the stage on the market a lot so it virtually seems like a second residence to him, “It’s like a consolation you usually get from household,” he laughs. “The individuals are dynamic and their vitality is infectious – I’ve by no means had a nasty time on that stage.”
Lead vocalist and harp participant Terry Porter from blues band The Bootleggers 100% agrees and wouldn’t have it another means. “We’ve by no means had a disappointing night at Bay Harbour Market. They’re at all times responsive and a session there at all times ends with everybody on their toes singing and dancing.”
Whereas laidback jazz/gentle home funk/reggae outfit, Oceans Riff really feel it’s a privilege to do what they love for a residing, says their bass participant Joshua Daniels, “Being revered and appreciated for doing simply that – it’s what makes performing stay so nice for artists.”
Having been uncovered to music his complete life, Terry doesn’t go a day with out singing or listening to music. “Experiencing stay music by no means fails to excite me,” he explains. For this reason he feels that platforms like Bay Harbour Market are so important for the trade. With the ability to showcase their work and the effort and time put into their artwork on a world-class stage is why, for Joshua, they at all times come again to carry out on the market.
“There’s no entry cost so folks can are available, have a hear and depart with an entire new expertise with out shedding something,” explains Terry. It’s a sentiment Mark sees when he visits the market as properly. “Most individuals go to the market to socialize and escape in a relaxed surroundings – they don’t essentially go for the music, however they get the added great thing about stay music and may be launched to new native artists.”
Artists and musicians find yourself with an entire new fleet of followers who had by no means even heard of them till they popped into the market and heard a set.
Like each different customer to the market, the bands not solely take pleasure in performing there but additionally sampling the stalls on the market too. “With out fail, upon my arrival, I at all times get an Americano and an apple pie from the Nap stall conveniently proper by the stage,” says Terry. Whereas Mark says he can’t choose a favorite, he spends his break traversing the market to see what’s new and grabbing a wonderful cup of espresso too. However for Joshua, it’s all in regards to the meals and he at all times makes some extent of stopping by Zoop for a healthful bowl of soup and Smokey Oakey for a handcrafted ciabatta.
“Because the music supervisor and in-house sound engineer, I wish to be certain that the musicians take pleasure in their expertise as a lot as the gang,” says Luke. “Being completely happy and comfy on stage will at all times end in a greater efficiency.” He strives to create a vibrant and upbeat environment with the Bay Harbour Market stay music program and provide relatable music that the viewers can sing alongside or faucet their toes too.
This month, don’t miss Mark Haze, The Bootleggers and Oceans Riff take the stage in addition to a lot extra nice expertise.
Friday, March 5, 2021 Justen Hoksen
Saturday, March 6, 2021 The Black Hats
Sunday, March 7, 2021 Dara Jazzlyn
Friday, March 12, 2021 The Bootleggers
Saturday, March 13, 2021 Brandon Lee Hunt
Sunday, March 14, 2021 Vic Horne
Friday, March 19, 2021 Mark Haze
Saturday, March 20, 2021 Emile Swiegers
Sunday, March 21, 2021 Oceans Riff
Friday, March 26, 2021 Keanu Harker
Saturday, March 27, 2021 Tyan Odendal
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Peter Wyness
“Artists on the lookout for a chance to carry out at Bay Harbour Market can get in contact by emailing email@example.com,” Luke says. “I’d love to listen to from you and at all times take pleasure in connecting with native artists.”
Take pleasure in stay leisure at Bay Harbour Market on Fridays from 19:00 to 21:00, and Saturday and Sunday from 13:00.