On Wednesday the 12th of Feb, we had the astounding privilege of opening for Civil Twilight. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock and have not the foggiest who this bigger than life SA group is, they opened for Florence and the Machine. Enough said.
The event took place in the breathtaking Edwardian styled Center for books. On arrival, I met the guys from Civil Twilight who were surprisingly amiable and humble for all their success
We then did our sound check which was really difficult because of the height of the room but alas we prevailed J, grabbed some dinner and then it was show time! I found myself surprised by my nerves and I could see that Garry too was a little nervous. I walked on stage wearing a Grecian inspired black gown and no shoes, which got a few judgemental looks but I admit I enjoyed that a little.
After having performed our first song we had the longest applause we’ve probably ever received in.. pretty much ever. The audience seemed to just drink us up! We proceeded with the rest of our set, which was quiet serious and sombre, and finished with our song Love Makes You Fat to make our exit on a happy note. The audience was quietly tickled by the idea and we received a few giggles which always makes us feel all warm and fuzzy on our insides cos it means we’re doing it right J
Then Civil Twilight took to the stage and well… they were just superb. A quiet assertiveness was radiated through a properly pitch perfect vocal and haunting sounds of violin bows on electric guitars. The show was perfect for the venue.
Honestly had such a wonderful time! Thanks soooo much to Patrick Craig for organising everything, what a winning chap!
Here are some nice words from Katy Scott of Whats on in Cape Town
Thank you for your love and support
Paige Mac Band performing live at The V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre on the 14 Dec 2013. Here are some of the Pics from the Show.
I am a lost.
Lost in Life,
Lost in emotion,
Lost in Music
The last month has been an evolutionary one. The more I become aware of how I can be better for myself and the people that I love, the more I find myself thinking I do not have enough time. Fair enough I’ve only just turned 21 but the people who point that out generally have to admit that the gap between 21 and 41 resembles of a worm hole.
So my guys and I (Gazza and Giovanni) flew 2 hours then drove 4 to the beautiful white river to celebrate something super duper special with the kids of CMDA, at their first (and hopefully many more are to come) Annual CMDA Festival called Route40. http://www.mpuma-music.org.za
Now Picture this
You’re surrounded by lush green, densely forested, Avatar resembling mountains and feint behind the rota-trim trees you hear a groovy bass line accompanied by an emotion manipulating vocal. And Like the Pied Piper you find yourself being compelled to follow the music. You do. What you see next both destroys and inspires you. All the musicians are under 14 years old. All from gang dominated, dream crushing, hopeless and hard knock communities. And then here they stand ironically the epitome of happiness, you believe every word they say, every note they play. That tragic world that they were born into, bound to repeat some bad role models terrible mistakes, doesn’t exist here. They found a way out. Music is their way out. I’ve literally learned from these guys that there’s nothing more liberation than losing yourself in something that makes you feel whole with hope. Maybe it doesn’t sound like much to you. Music is just something that happens in the background in the restaurant while you’re trying to have conversation with a long lost mate but for these kids, this is hope, this is the porthole to something better, a chance for them to experience and achieve more in life, to be apart of those crucial successes and failures that can produce in themselves pride and courage.
I was left inspired and emotionally exhausted in the best possible way.And here I am.. thankfully I’m lost
Lost in Life,
Lost in emotion,
Lost in Music
Thank you all so much for sharing it all with me
Always with Love
Some more great news everyone…. We have been booked to play Synergy Live this year. Please remember to catch us live on the Marshal Music stage from 3pm on Saturday the 30th Nov. We cant wait to see you all there:))
Join us for a magical evening of live music and lyrical storytelling by acclaimed local duo, Chloë Kiley and Matt Samson of Take Cover and their talented friends, Lexi Frame (www.facebook.com/
Here are some pics of our recent show at White Mountain. Enjoy:)
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We are glad to announce that we have been confirmed for White Mountain Acoustic and Folk Festival in The Drakensberg this September:)
Go Get your tickets here http://www.c-weed.com/wmf
Paige Mac has been confirmed to play Daisies this year.
To book your tickets click HERE
Don’t miss Paige Mac and the Kiffness at the Stoep n Swing on the 24th August!!!
R 20 gets you in – Show starts at 8pm
The Venue: https://www.facebook.com/thestoep
Loads of specials on the night
Book now: email@example.com / 0824604262
This past weeks have been INSANE, we did soo many cool things! Human trafficking awareness event, A Cancer Awareness Breakfast. We did a show for Kelvin Klein and then the Cape Town annual Folk Festival and opened for the amazing Lira.
Our weekend started with the Human Trafficking awareness evening called Jams for Justice. It was an intensely sobering evening that drowned both Gazza and I in information that proved some humans to be nothing but absolute scum and since most of us don’t have a karate-choppin’, die hard Liam Neeson for a daddy, Awareness is pretty key for keeping ourselves as youngsters alert as well as safe. Despite the really explicit images on the big screens and the hopelessness you feel for the 20.6 million slaves there are in South Africa, there is a lot that we can do to help.
Those kids are somebody’s children. Imagine if they were yours. Gone. Forever.
Lets get together school some scum!
Next we did a breakfast with some conquerors of Mel anomic Breast Cancer. This was a great morning of learning. Both Gazza and I were so positively impacted by the strength the ladies showed. The side effects of chemo therapy were said to be gruelling and many of the survivors found themselves wondering if death was a better alternative. Don’t wait till it’s too late ladies, get yourselves clued up. It really is worth it J
We then flew through on the Wednesday to Jozi for a Kelvin Klein conference called Down Town Cape Town, which was meant to be about being yourself but of cause you have to look a certain way to be allowed in a place like that. Irony. So I trotted in with my lavish red dress and some stilettos that I’m a fan of looking at, but not so much wearing, got so uncomfortable and irritated that I was like ahh stuff this and I just threw them off and the show went on. Subtly shocked faces everywhere. But I was only being myself J where are my damn all stars!
On the Friday I had the wonderful privilege of working with Nick Turner one of the founding members for Son’s of Trout. We collaborated for the Folk fest, where we sang arresting stories of love and homeland security of the USA.. Most incredible line up of artists We had an absolute brute of a time!
Then this weekend we opened for the wonderful Lira. Flew up to Jozi on the Saturday at the crack of dawn, met by our wonderful booking agent / mama Aunty Jen. We drove to the Lyric Theater which is lined with paper gold, ah it was just crazy beautiful J. Sadly I had contacted the flu from my little nephew. BUT THE SHOW MUST GO ON!! Bright lights and attentive eyeballs are always a recipe before stage jitters and butterflies. We got onto the stage started playing and from the opening note people drank us in. by the time we got to the end of our short set the audience was singing along to some of our songs.. We were totally gobsmacked! Learned so much about music and how people structure songs and their perspectives in life. Lira’s 7 piece band blew my mind! they were just incredible and the lady herself is quite something!