Monthly Archives: April 2014

Meet The Cousin

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In this special extended episode, Leon & Brett are joined in their virtual studio by everyone’s cousin, top South African comedian Barry Hilton. Barry spins some of his favourite tjoons an shares his wit and wisdom as only he can. Is Ringo actually his first cousin? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

In this week’s show, we feature the music of:

  • Barry Hilton
  • Kabelo
  • Jeremy Taylor
  • Watershed
  • Freshly Ground
  • Juluka
  • Mango Groove
  • David Kramer
  • Just Jinger
  • Jonathan Butler
  • Jack Parow
  • Steve Hofmeyr
  • Goldfish

Remember to go along to Barry Hilton’s Facebook page, before next Friday and leave a ‘like’ and remember to say Tune Me What? sent you.

Check out more of Barry’s comedy on his YouTube channel and of course his own website.

Our UK listeners will be excited to hear that Barry Hilton is planning a London show in August! We’ll have more information in a later episode, so stay tuned!

Our Gigs, Gossip & Grooves dates have now moved to the “Events” tab on the main menu. Check it out for South African artists playing and other events in your city.

You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show. Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com

But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?!

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Ekelektik Elektrik, Ek Sê

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Honestly, can there be a better way to spend 60 minutes than in the company of Leon Lazarus & Brett Lock as they present yet another eclectic blend of South African music? Of course not! Tune into Tune Me What? and get an earful of something entirely different.

In this week’s show, we feature the music of:

  • Die Lemme
  • Falling Mirror
  • The Elite Swingsters
  • Goldfish
  • Letta Mbulu
  • Jabula
  • Jesse Clegg
  • Lionel Bastos
  • Sprinbok Nude Girls
  • Robin Auld
  • David Kramer
  • The Dynamics

Our Gigs, Gossip & Grooves dates have now moved to the “Events” tab on the main menu. Check it out for South African artists playing and other events in your city.

You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show. Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com

But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?!

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

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Food for the Road with Tony Cox

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Today’s episode is a special 90 minute bumper edition telling the stories behind the South African songs chosen by acoustic guitar legend Tony Cox for his new album of (mainly) cover versions, Padkos. In-between spinning some discs, we chat to Tony about what inspired him to make the album and sample a few of the new tracks.

We at Tune Me What? are on a mission to celebrate the vast and varied musical culture of South Africa, so we were thrilled when guitar maestro Tony Cox announced last year that his new album – Padkos – was to be one consisting largely of new interpretations of songs that have become standards, from the folk of Sarie Marais to the disco-funk of Sipho Mabuse’s Burnout, and from stadium anthems like Hotline’s Jabulani to Bright Blue’s poignant Weeping. The album also includes songs by Hugh Masekela, Juluka, Edi Niederlander and others, mixed with some new compositions by Cox himself.

What is astonishing however is that the state of the SA music industry is so lamentable that an artists of Tony Cox’s stature has found himself without a record contract. Undeterred, he set about preselling the album directly to fans and raised enough to self-finance the album. It paid off and was followed by a sell-out tour of SA. We can only hope Tony heads to the UK in the near future.

The album is slickly produced and features some ace players, like Victor Masondo on bass. It is “padkos for the soul”. On long roadtrips, Cox says: “I listened broadly to everything SA had to offer and I love so many of these tunes as do most of my fellow Sefricans. One thing I didn’t bank on is how emotional they would make some people. I’ve had several people in tears during this tour!”

In this week’s show, we feature the music of:

  • Tony Cox
  • Steve Newman & Tony Cox
  • Juluka
  • Hotline
  • Bright Blue
  • Nico Carstens
  • Boerekwela
  • Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse
  • Edi Niederlander
  • Hugh Masekela
  • Horst Wende
  • Bert Kaempfert

To buy the CD, DVD or Digital Download versions of Padkos, go to tonycox.co.za

You can also watch Tony playing more from Padkos on his YouTube channel.

Our Gigs, Gossip & Grooves dates have now moved to the “Events” tab on the main menu. Check it out for South African artists playing and other events in your city.

You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show. Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com

But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?!

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

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The April Fool Show

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April finds Leon and Brett in a foolish mood as they present another lucky packet of South African music, mixing the old and new with memories, anecdotes and considered opinions – and, when those run out – they’ll say any old thing as an excuse to play another record.

In this week’s show, we feature the music of:

  • Prophets Of Da City
  • Michael Lowman
  • Freedom’s Children
  • Brenda Fassie
  • Laurika Rauch
  • Qkumba Zoo
  • Galore
  • Koos Kombuis
  • Flash Republic
  • Mango Groove

And introducing Hilton Gelderbloem

Our Gigs, Gossip & Grooves dates have now moved to the “Events” tab on the main menu. Check it out for South African artists playing and other events in your city.

You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show. Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com

But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?!

If you’d like to advertise on the show, drop us a line at adverts@tunemewhat.com

Trouble using the player? DOWNLOAD the show.