BalconyTV, the global name in daily online viral music that features bands, musicians and other variety acts on balconies worldwide celebrates BalconyTV Johannesburg turning FIVE in February 2017!
As part of the celebrations, there will be TWO BalconyTV:Live brought to you by Hunter’s Gold (Refreshes for Longer) events over the weekend of February 3rd and 4th including BalconyTV:Live at Randlords that will see The Motherland and Friends amongst a host of other artists from midday on the 4th February, as well as Shortstraw and Friends at The Good Luck Bar on the 3rd of February.
Over the past 5 years, BalconyTV Johannesburg has hosted some of SA’s biggest names in music with over 300 performances and 12 events attended by over 6,000 people. As BalconyTV Johannesburg goes into its 5th year, it will continue to pair up the big names of the music scene with up-and-coming artists – thereby creating a powerful platform to promote new artists not just locally, but globally through the live streaming of these events. ‘When I started BalconyTV Johannesburg 5 years ago I just wanted to shoot cool videos for artists, over the last 5 years it has grown so much thanks to our partners like Marshall Music and Hunters and seeing the success of videos such as Jeremy Loops and Medicine Boy has made it so worth while that now it really is a platform for artists to get noticed and discovered internationaly.’ Says Julian von Plato producer and founder of BalconyTV Johannesburg.
Jeremy Loops – Down South http://www.balconytv.com/videos/jeremy-loops-down-south
Medicine Boy – Electric Sugar http://www.balconytv.com/videos/medicine-boy-electric-sugar
The celebratory weekend kicks off at The Good Luck Bar with headliner Shortstraw, one of the hottest indie bands in the country and whose uniquely South African “Indie-Bele” sound has spawned hit after hit.
Josh Kempen has performed on Balcony TV before – (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydrOSlLITz0), and has recently been making major waves on the music scene. Nominated by SAMRO as Songwriter of the Year, Kempen plays a unique beautiful combination of modern blues, acoustic pop, and singer-songwriter lyricism.
Also on the line up will be We Are Charlie, Go Barefoot and Johnny Cradle.
BALCONYTV JOHANNESBURG TURNS 5
FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY – THE GOOD LUCK BAR
WE ARE CHARLIE
Venue: THE GOOD LUCK BAR, JOHANNESBURG
14 Alexander Street, Ferreirastown
Friday 3rd Feb – https://www.facebook.com/events/1191173504265280/
The weekend continues at the home of BalconyTV Johannesburg – Randlords with The Motherland and Friends. The Motherland’s captivating blend of space, serene vocals, beautiful guitar riffs and driving rhythm section, burst onto the scene in 2014 and have wowed audiences across the country ever since. They have literally performed at hundreds of events and will make their BalconyTV debut on the 4th of Feb.
Durban’s The Sextons will bring their modern and soulful high energy show to the Randlords rooftop. Jamie-Lee Sexton has a distinct songwriting talent and their live performances convey their unique and charismatic style.
The acoustic blues and country folk sound of Bad Peter, along with IV4, Jerry & The Bandits, Following Fiction, Don’t Mind and Jeremy Oliver round out this amazing birthday line-up.
SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY – RANDLORDS
JERRY & THE BANDITS
Starts 12:00 Ends 19:00
Venue: RANDLORDS, BRAAMFONTEIN
22nd Floor South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street