l Durban Keep Jozi Warm with Zakes Bantwini, Big Nuz and Toya Delazy at Bassline, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown. 7pm. R100 to R250 at Computicket. Tel: 011 838 9142.
l Black Math, The Stellas and Jet Black Camaro at The Bohemian, cnr 5 Park and Menton rds, Richmond/Auckland Park, Joburg. 8.30pm. R40. Tel: 011 482 1725.
l Anti-Rhino Poaching event. Wake to Wonder, Lilly Million and Son of a Thousand at Tanz Café, The Buzz Shopping Centre, Witkoppen Rd, Fourways. 8.30pm. R100. Tel: 011 658 0277.
l Deep Blue C at Café Barcelona, shop 6, Elardus Park Shopping Centre, cnr Delmas Rd and Barnard St, Elardus Park, Pretoria. 8.30pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 012 345 3602.
l The Frown, Shortstraw, Crystal Park and Cold War Candy Drop at Emonti, cnr 15 Bree and Quinn sts, Newtown. 8.30pm. R60.
l Ed and Ed at the Cozy Corner Pub ‘n’ Grill, cnr Minuach and Partridge sts, Highway Gardens, Edenvale. 7pm. Free. Tel: 073 152 7831 or 082 491 8034.
l Lesakeng Shisanyama, cnr Park and Jubilee sts, Kempton Park, presents DJ QT (of Quantized Music) and DJ Mondli and Tabz. 1pm to 2am. Cooler boxes allowed before 3pm. Now all covered and heated. Tel: 071 964 2945.
l Piet Botha and The Black Cat Bones at The Radium Beer Hall, 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove. R80. 8.30pm. Tel: 011 728 3866.
l Marcia Moon at Odd Café, 116 Greenway Rd, just off Gleneagles Rd, Greenside. 7pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 486 3631.
l Brian Chubb at Lesvos Restaurant and Deli, Farrarmere Shopping Centre, cnr Bayley and Sheridan sts, Benoni. 7pm. Free. Tel: 011 849 6448.
l Fire shows, belly dancers, Greek dancers and plate breaking at TSG 4Ways, Leaping Frog Shopping Centre, cnr William Nicol and Mulbarton drives, Fourways. 7pm. R25. Tel: 011 465 7270.
l The Muffinz supported by Nakhane Touré at Tanz Café, The Buzz Shopping Centre, Witkoppen Rd, Fourways. R50 before 9pm and R80 thereafter. Tel: 011 658 0277.
l Ensemble Borsalino play a mix of gypsy jazz, swing, boeremusiek and tangos with Rian Malan on guitar. The line-up also features drums, bass, sax and violin at Il Giardino, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark. 1pm. Admission TBA. Tel: 011 482 4978 or 071 898 7247.
l Roy Schoombie’s Musos’ Jam Nite at O’Hagan’s Rock Cottage, cnr Christiaan de Wet and John Vorster rds, Weltevreden Park. 8pm. Free. Tel: 073 152 7831 or 082 491 8034.
l Ridge at Cozy Corner Pub ’n’ Grill, cnr Minuach and Partridge sts, Highway Gardens, Edenvale. 7pm. Free. Tel: 073 152 7831 or 082 491 8034.
l Jazzy Wednesdays at Wish, cnr 7th St and 2nd Ave, Melville. Admission TBA. 7pm. Tel: 011 482 1162.
l Wish, cnr 7th St and 2nd Ave, Melville. Admission TBA. 7pm. Tel: 011 482 1162.
l All That Jazz evening at the Ascot Hotel, 59 Grant Ave, Norwood. Free. 8pm. Tel: 011 483 3371.
l Jazz Elect at Bambanani 85, 4th Ave, Melville. 7pm. Free. Call 011 482 2900.
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GIG OF THE WEEK
Foxwood Hotel (tomorrow)
International singer, songwriter and musician Elan Lea is back home to perform songs from his coming album, Conversations Over Time, at Foxwood House and Theatre in Houghton Estate tomorrow.
Those who are in the know will be aware that Lea is no stranger to the music industry as he released a smashing debut album, My Only Excuse, about four years ago.
The album had some tracks penned by the legendary Dianne Warren. If you are wondering who that is, Warren wrote Celine Dion’s Because You Loved Me and Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, among many other award-winning tracks.
For Warren to work with such high-profile people and then to work with our own Lea means only one thing: Lea is gifted enough to meet international standards.
“I am a balladeer so people need to expect that in my performance.
“We will strip down everything and just leave it to the guitar, the piano and a few more things,” he said.
Even though he will focus on the new material, fans of his debut CD should not fret because he will do a few tracks from that, too.
So move away from the usual ear-polluting music and enjoy Lea’s clean sound. Since he confessed that all the songs he writes are inspired by love, you need to bring your partner.