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Be sure to tune into #OTT where you the listener reign supreme at 11:30am tomorrow (Friday 31 July) to the exclusive interview with the man behind Count Your Blessings, Rabs Vhafuwi.
The Parlotones consist of band members Khan Morbee, Neil Pauw, Glen Hodgson and Paul Hodgson. They’ve been together as a band for more than 10 years and have achieved an enormous amount of support from their fellow South Africans. The award winning band has release 6 studio albums and they have won the award for Best Rock Album in the South African Music Awards (SAMA) for 2 of the 6 studio albums. Their latest album, Antiques & Artefacts is their 7th studio album. The success of the Parlotones is not restricted to South African borders, they have reached success in the international market too. The Parlotones have toured the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, North America, South America, Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia. They have toured with Coldplay, Starsailor, Snow Patrol and Blue October.
The Parlotones is a diverse band that started off as an Alternative band with influence stemming from British bands such as The Cure, The Smiths, Radiohead and Coldplay. With time the band evolved and was recognised as an Indie, Rock and Pop band.
The Parlotones are not your conventional band, they are a band with purposes. They have been involved in Earth Hour, Live Earth, Nelson Mandela’s 46664, Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Rhino Force, United Against Malaria and in 2012 the band climbed Mount Kilimanjaro part of an awareness campaign against violence against children and women in Africa.
The Parlotones blended three different wines which were named after their most popular songs Giant Mistake, Push Me To The Floor and We Call This Dancing. The Parlotones performed a rock opera Dragonflies and Astronauts which was broadcast live worldwide in 3D on Direct TV and 2D on Facebook.
The Parlotones are currently touring the country and other parts of Africa launching their latest album Antiques & Artefacts. They are set to be in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday the 12th of May at the Chapel Street Studios. Be sure to get your ticket at Computicket for R200.
The Parlotones were interviewed on #TheLastLecture which is on Monday-Friday from 2-4pm.
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Rikhado Makhado otherwise known as Riky Rick is a South African Rapper, Producer and Film Director. His hit singles include Boss Zonke, Amantombazane and Nafukwa. He recently dropped his album titled Family Values.
Soundcloud link of the full interview is coming soon…
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The name Khuli Chana is synonymous with the word Motswako. Motswako encompasses elements from various musical backgrounds. It involves street-talk and highly influential messages in Setswana, English and other South African languages which Khuli Chana has dubbed “Tswenglish”.
Khuli Chana brings a different flavour and sound, not only to this genre of music but also to the Hip-Hop scene. Khuli Chana is not new to the music industry; in the early 90′s he formed a duo with Kay-G called “Jazzzadaz”. They then joined forces with Towdee Mac to form the group, Morafe.
Khuli Chana’s debut solo album, The MotswakOriginator, was released in November 2009. It included hit singles such as “Tswakstikem”, “Sthandwa Sam”, “Freshe” and “No More Hunger” which all dominated the airwaves and saw Khuli Chana win numerous awards and nominations over the next 2 years. A remix
of the song “No More Hunger” was requested by Action Aid South Africa to be featured on their Hunger Free Campaign music compilation which featured artists from around the continent.
Listen to the interview with Khuli Chana.
Gareth Cliff is no stranger to South Africa. With outstanding credentials in the media industry and his open and frank nature on social media one can only sit and wonder what he will say next to challenge the status quo.
Gareth Cliff is well known for being a Radio Personality on 5FM’s weekday Breakfast Show, and for being a judge on South African Idols. He has ventured into other avenues throughout his career which include him hosting his own talk show The Gareth Cliff Show on M-Net, a cameo role on Phineas and Ferb and an author of what was deemed to be one of the most controversial books Gareth Cliff on Everything.
Gareth Cliff has won several awards which include the People’s Choice Award Favourite Radio Personality Award, Kids Favourite TV Presenter and Favourite Radio Presenter, he has been one of the top South Africans in Heat Magazine’s Top 100 and a winner and finalist in the YOU Magazine Awards.
Gareth Cliff currently has a reality show on Comedy Central called The Gareth Cliff Show. He is also a Director and Partner of a company called One on One Productions. The company offers presentation training and develops radio idea.
Be sure to tune into Saturday Shake Up from 8-11pm tonight and listen into the interview with Gareth Cliff.