Indoor Couvert Charge: R175 per person | 35 seats
Courtyard Couvert Charge: Donations per person | 40 seats
We are completely honoured to be able to share an evening with the one and only Albert Frost, our own king of the blues. Be prepared to be blown away if you haven't had the pleasure of seeing and listening to this maestro.
Albert is joined by his namesake, Albert Meintjes, another true virtuoso on the steel string.
This is bound to be a musical treat that you won't easily forget, so book now as space is definitely at a premium!
A hearty Winter's menu and a warming beverage list is available to ensure that everyone leaves satisfied and cosy after an evening of world-class music and entertainment.
Albert Frost is a familiar and respected feature of the South African blues rock music scene.
For the past 20 years, the energetic performances of this accomplished guitarist have dazzled audiences as he deftly alternates between rhythm and lead, while showcasing acoustic and electric guitars. His first love is blues, stemming from the influence of his long relationship with the Blues Broers with whom he has performed since 1994 – 20 years. The Blues Broers have recently been very active again, releasing new material in Out of the Blue (2012) and Into the Red (2014.) The Albert Frost Blues Trio Live in Grahamstown recorded in 2013 and released earlier this year, reflects the magic of witnessing Albert performing with Schalk Joubert and Kevin Gibson.
He has recorded with Arno Carstens, Koos Kombuis, Chris Chameleon, Blues Broers and many others. He has performed with every major artist in South Africa, and with international artists like Ali Faka Toure and Finley Quaye. He has toured with Simple Minds and Rem, and supported the Rolling Stones.
His patent enjoyment of the music he performs and his instruments as well as his charming rapport with the audience, keeps his admirers captivated and returning for more.
“Frost is one of the most versatile and talented guitarists in South Africa. Seeing him wield his myriad axes is a lesson in what is possible with a guitar. ” Murray Walker, What’s On, July 2013.
Accomplished singer songwriter Albert Meintjes was first seen on the stages of South Africa in 1996.
Inspired and motivated to write and perform his own compositions he embarked on a very exciting journey. Albert writes about everyday happenings and the emotions they bring. His stories of love and life make for entertaining if pensive lyrics. He is strongly influenced by folk and acoustic music across the globe, coupled with indigenes rhythms and melodies. He has a deep love for Southern American flavours of music and where they meet African rhythms and these traits are rooted deep in his music.
Albert grew up in a musical family with his parents both recorded gospel artists, his sister Hainley Cole a dance teacher and jazz vocalist and brother Gideon Meintjes, one of SA’s top drummers and performing musicians.
At the age of five, Albert was already on stage singing in his school choir which were the runner-up in the Applause national choir competition. In 1997 his music career took him to the rock stages of SA and he soon found himself sharing the spotlight with the cream of SA talent, including bands like Strange Weather, Duusman, the SAMA award winning Not My Dog and the ever so popular Scicoustic of which Albert has been the front man for the past eleven years.
Albert has performed with New Porn alongside Arno Carstens, supporting the Metallica tour and on stage with some of the top artists in the country like Albert Frost, Anton La’mour, Karen Zoid, Greg Georgiades, Valiant Swart, Shaun Morgan (Seether), Hugo De Waal , Lani van der Walt and Moseu Kettlele just to name a few.
With his unique voice, brilliant song writing and exceptional guitar techniques, Albert has entertained audiences in London, Croatia, Seychelles, Mozambique, Cuba, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Belgium, The Netherlands, Nigeria and Kenya, and he was well received all-round.
If you are about to attend a performance of Albert Meintjes, either solo on stage or with some of his friends, sit back and get comfortable, because you a in for an emotional musical journey that will not leave your thoughts and heart very soon...
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