Cape Town audiences are in for a treat when the multiple award-winning instrumental pop group Sterling EQ takes the stage at one of Cape Town’s freshest new theatres – The Theatre @ The Rockwell in Greenpoint, on Saturday 14 May 2016.
Known for changing the face of instrumental music in South Africa and beyond with their extraordinary fusion of virtuosity and fresh beats, Sterling EQ boasts four successful releases, over 900 live performances since 2008, and thousands of followers worldwide. They have performed in 10 countries and for live audiences of up to 40,000, and on live broadcasts to millions of global television viewers. Sterling EQ proudly boasts a South African Music Award (2011) and a Ghoema Music Award (2013) as well as various further nominations.
The Show & the Venue
Launced in April 2015 and Located on 32 Prestwich Street in Cape Town’s trendy De Waterkant Village in Greenpoint, The Rockwell Theatre adjacent to The Rockwell All Suite Hotel, with its state-of-the-art theatre facilities and uniquely Capetonian interior, also offers patrons safe parking as well as various dinner options to enjoy before and during the show.
“We are really excited about performing at this venue; there are not many options for performers or fans to enjoy a gig right in the city centre, and this venue is phenomenal!” says Sterling EQ’s Carina Bruwer.
Tickets cost R125 and can be booked through Computicket. The venue is offering the following special: Book a table of 4 and received a complimentary bottle of Flagstone “Poetry” Wine… Double your numbers and receive double the wine. Bookings / enquiries can be made on firstname.lastname@example.org / 021 421 0015.
The acclaimed trio is lead by celebrated flute virtuoso Carina Bruwer who is also widely known for her marathon swimming feats, with the dynamic Ariella Caira enchanting on the electric cello, and ace violinist and composer Luca Hart whose Grappelli-inspired improvisations has audiences in awe. These three Classically trained virtuosos share dozens of awards, degrees and distinctions between them, as well as a passion for the latest beats and pop music trends.
Through regular live performainces, playing at SA’s most coveted events, touring their albums, sharing stages with global music icons, and enjoying extensive media coverage across all mainstream media, the all-woman supergroup has inspired music fans and fellow musicians alike, with numerous new acts popping up within the Sterling-coined genre of “instrumental pop”. Career highlights include winning an SA Music Award in 2011 (becoming only the 2nd all-girl band in a decade to do so), signing a major record deal with EMI South Africa in 2011, performing across 12 countries at top events like the SAMA Awards Show, the FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony and Official World Cup Banquet (2010), the World Travel Awards in India, Dubai, Durban and Johannesburg, SA Idols 2011 (guest artist), the IPL 2009 Opening Matches and the Cape Town Stadium launch and numerous private and corporate parties, events and showcases; as well as collaborating with the likes of Boney M, Dave van Vuuren and Loyiso Bala, and sharing stages with artists such as Snow Patrol, Carole Samaha and Lira.
The program promises to enthral young and old and will include breathtaking instrumental acrobatics expected in pieces like Asturias and Spain, innovative arrangements of Classical pieces like Handel’s Sarabande, soulful melodies such as AR Raman’s Mumbai Theme, and Mike Batt’s Caravans Theme, locally inspired numbers including Mbube and Lisa se Klavier, as well as Sterling EQ originals, Eastern European inspired pieces and, inevitably, a bit of Jethro Tull.
Sterling EQ www.sterlingeq.co.za
The Rockwell Theatre: http://www.rockwellhotel.co.za/theatre