About a certain Creek…

Ever so slightly I shift my feet from side to side in anticipation, palms sweaty, heart palpitations fire up a notch, stomach butterflies, an amalgamation of physical signals goes through my whole body in mental preparation for what is about to happen next. In the mounting moments I know I will be seeing a band live, one I’ve dreamed of seeing.  Still, I remember the first night my mother made me sit in front of those brown Kenwood speakers to hear Claire Johnson belt out perfect vocals. Here I was, aged 33, finally to experience all that energy and talent in action. Continue reading About a certain Creek…

Win Tickets To Malkop Summer Rock Festival

The second instalment of Malkop Summer Rock Festival is just around the corner. The line-up is looking especially groovy this year with Francois Van Coke, Albert Frost, Spoegwolf, Mr Cat & the Jackal, Koos Kombuis, TWEE, The Young Folks, Tom James (UK), Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions and more performing. We’re teaming up with the Malkop Summer Rock Festival team to give one SAMS reader the chance to win a set of double tickets. Just comment below with your favourite act on the lineup and you will stand a chance to win.

The full line-up and festival details can be found here. The contest closes on 22 November.


Get To Know Albert Frost Before Park Acoustics

Interview by Janus de Villiers (@hallojanus)

Photo provided by Albert Frost

Albert Frost isn’t a new name on the scene.  He’s also known for his amazing performances at Park Acoustics.  Don’t miss him this Sunday just past 2pm.

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Win Tickets To The Acoustic Guitar

Next week Thursday, 26 May, shall see two of South Africa’s greatest guitarist team up to present an exquisite acoustic show at Aces’n’Spades. Albert Frost and Loki Rothman shall be joining forces to bring the public one of the greatest guitar shows they will ever have the pleasure of seeing. South African Music Scene is giving away double tickets to the show (and free drinks). All you have to do is comment below with your favourite of the two to enter. Winners to be announced on 24 May.

Albert Frost: The Wake Up in Review

Review by Floris Groenewald (@Flrsi)

Photos provided by Albert Frost

Last year, Albert Frost parted ways with The Blues Broers after a 21-year stint in the band. And now, with his brand new and long-awaited third solo album The Wake Up, he aims to launch a new musical journey.

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Blood Brothers, Cape Town

10 of South Africa’s biggest music heroes.  1 stage.  3 Hours of non-stop power hits.

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Up the Creek 2016 First Announcements

South Africa’s first festival of the year Up The Creek has announced their first 16 bands signed to play at Up The Creek Music Festival 2016! Continue reading Up the Creek 2016 First Announcements

Nokia Rise & Shine #SummerEdition

On the 7th of December the eco-friendly acoustic music festival returns with all its high quality goodness and a brand new musical line-up. Festival goers can look forward to scrumptious food, delicious refreshing drinks, excellent music and clean, beautiful idyllic surroundings.

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1-4 November 2013 sees the return of South Africa’s friendliest and most relaxed rock, reggae and blues festival, Mieliepop.

This year to round out the amazing line-up of South African acts, Mieliepop is excited to announce the inclusion of ‘Men Without Hats’ as the headline act for this year’s event. 80’s music fans will fondly remember this quirky and innovative band and their huge hits Safety Dance and Pop Goes the World.  Their high-energy show features all these favourites as well as material from their 2012 album Love in the Age of War.



With winter almost rearing its head, the opportunity for a fun-filled weekend of camping and top quality music in a beautiful setting is drawing to a close for a few months. Luckily, Sowing the Seeds will be taking place on the 24th and 25th of May at a new venue in the Mpumalanga Highveld. The five-star Welgelegen Manor Estate, possibly one of the most beautiful settings in South Africa, will host this year’s Sowing the Seeds.


SAMS Interview – Albert Frost

Interview by : Ezelle Louw (@lupaphotography)


Named the “Dark Prince of South African Blues” Albert Frost holds his place  in being one of our most accomplished guitarists. Since the age of 13 he has been holding a guitar and shows no sign of slowing down.

You have to stay true to the music, respect everyone, and not become over confident – Albert Frost

He has played at most of our major festivals, collaborated with some of our finest artist like Vusi Mahlasela, Karen Zoid, Arno Carstens to name a select few.On an international level he has supported tours from R.E.M, The Pixies, jammed at Pukkelpop festival (Belgium) and The Rolling Stones in Spain. Continue reading SAMS Interview – Albert Frost