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S05E19 – A Mixed Bag

A mixed bag of a show – or to coin a phrase, a ‘checkers packet of a show – with new music by Gary Herselman’s new band Spook, news of a Syd Kitchen tribute show, while Max Hoba tune’s us something new, and much more featuring great South African music.

In this episode we feature:

  • Kongos
  • Spook
  • Zahara
  • Max Hoba
  • Swing City
  • The Genuines
  • Tshedi Mholo
  • Syd Kitchen
  • Tim Parr
  • Steve Newman

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S05E18 – Hellos & Goodbyes

In the first half of this episode, we reintroduce the “Tune Me Something New” spot which puts the spotlight on unsigned and independent bands new to Tune Me What? This week we feature The Plastics and Pravda. In the second half, we pay tribute to the late Errol Dyers, well-loved Cape Town jazz and goema guitarist who died earlier this month.

In this episode we feature:

  • Miriam Makeba
  • The Elite Swingsters
  • Ard Matthews
  • Just Jinger
  • Pravda
  • The Plastics
  • Errol Dyers
  • Robbie Jansen
  • Abdullah Ibrahim

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S05E17 – Tim Hopwood Live @ Tune Me What?


Brett meets the man some call ‘The Leonard Cohen of the Karoo’ – veteran photojournalist-turned-musician Tim Hopwood. Tim has just released his moody debut album – Songs of Love and Death – after singing his song on the Eastern Cape fold circuit for many years, but we twist his arm and get him to sing some of is “funny songs” in an exclusive Live @ Tune Me What performance. Tim has also brought his box of records – including some rare gems – and he and Brett dip in to his collection and  chat about his favourite South African music in this 100 minute special extended episode.

Check out Tim Hopwood’s website which features some rare photos of the Voelvry tour.

In this episode we feature:

  • Tim Hopwood
  • David Kramer
  • Anton Calitz
  • Dave Goldblum
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • Strange Little Man
  • Van der Want / Letcher
  • Bernoldus Niemand
  • Koos Kombuis
  • Megan du Toit
  • Fetish
  • Juluka 

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S05E16 – Remembering Ray Phiri


A special extended episode celebrating the life and work of the the late legendary South African guitarist Ray Phiri, featuring our special guest, his friend and fellow guitarists Alistair Coakley.

This episode features:

  • Ray Phiri
  • The Cannibals
  • Street Kids
  • Stimela
  • Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse
  • Roger Lucey
  • Coyote
  • Harari 
  • Joan Baez
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Willie Nelson
  • Manu Dibango 
  • Mory Kante
  • Phil Manzanera

Photo of Ray Phiri by Bobbyshabangu

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S05E15 – Tune Me What Goes Clubbing

Brett and Leon blow the dust of their turntables and do the DJ thing with a big D and a capital J, and proudly present an hour-long dance music set featuring some of the best South African music to get down to on the dance floor. We know its not summer in the South, but this set will get you hot and sweaty – and that’s no animal nitrate! Rave on!!

In this episode, we feature

  • The Mothers
  • Goldfish
  • Felix Laband
  • Abdullah Ibrahim
  • The Sighs of Monsters
  • Zakes Bantwini
  • DJ Cleo
  • Black Coffee
  • 7ft Soundsystem
  • Hello Beautiful

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S05E14 – The Comic Show

When Leon and Brett were growing up, there were no South African superheroes and they looked to American characters, like Superman, Spiderman and, er, Archie, to capture their imaginations. Today, ‘Gold City’ has its own local superheroes like Kwezi, who reflect South African culture. In today’s show, we chat about comics and play some cracking tunes inspired by Superheroes or give us something to talk about as we nerd out in another episode of Tune Me What?!

In todays show we feature

  • Radio Rats
  • Sons of Trout
  • Springbok Nude Girls
  • The Bats
  • Lancaster Band
  • Q Zoo
  • Matthew vd Want
  • King Ink
  • Crimson House
  • Steve Newman & Tony Cox
  • Louis Mhlanga
  • Scabie Annie

Check out the first edition of Kwezi for free online here.

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S05E13 – The Arty-Farty Show

Don’t panic, it’s just another Grahamstown Festival show! This week Leon & Brett feel a little homesick. Last week they republished some articles from the music magazine they produced as students in Grahamstown in the late 80s, and of course this comes with fond memories of the National Arts Festival hosted in the town every year. It’s on at the moment, so this week’s show features a taste of just some of the artists – old and new – who will be strutting their stuff on various stages around town over the next ten days.

In this episode, we feature

  • Dominic Egli & Feya Faku
  • Zoe Modiga
  • Neo Muyanga
  • Judith Sephuma
  • Robin Auld & Wendy Oldfield
  • Eland Grey
  • The Kinsmen
  • The Kifness
  • Guy Buttery
  • Benjamin Jephta Quintet

Be sure to check out some of the stunning photos of the artists featured in this episode taken by our good friend Harold Gess on his Instagram page.

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S05E12 – Eks Rated Music

Imagine the chapter titles of an old porno DVD were made up of the titles of South African songs. What might those songs be? With tongue firmly in cheek – and not without a ton of cheek – Leon and Brett make up a playlist of what those songs might be. So here is an hour of innuendo sucked out of songs about ‘relationships’.’ Let’s get physical’, as Olivia Neutron Bomb used to say!

In this episode we feature:

  • Jo Day
  • The Sunshines
  • The Cherry Faced Lurchers
  • Die Lemme
  • Springbok Nude Girls
  • The Kiffness
  • Petit Cheval
  • Spokes Mashiyane
  • Toya Delazy
  • Wonderboom
  • Black Noise
  • Tribe After Tribe

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S05E11 – The Scar That Shines

Leon meets Donvé Lee,a author of “Syd Kitchen: Scars That Shine” – a new and controversial biography of the late Syd Kitchen – while Brett spins some great Kitchen Music taken from Syd’s solo material and collaborations with other artists.

In this episode we feature:

  • Syd Kitchen
  • Syd Kitchen & The Utensils
  • The Aquarian Quartet
  • Bafo Bafo  (Syd Kitchen & Madala Kunene)

Syd Kitchen: The Scars That Shine is available an an ebook from Amazon.

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S05E10 – The Eclectic Show

In today’s episode Leon and Brett present a free-form show with a wide range of musical styles, but admittedly, a little heavy on the cool jazz, in another chilled-out episode of Tune Me What?

In today’s show we feature:

  • Juluka
  • The Sunshines
  • Magic Cactus
  • Albert Frost
  • Baxtop
  • The Dyna Jets
  • Jabula
  • Jonathan Butler
  • Basil Coetzee
  • Hugh Masekela
  • Benguaela

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