What better way to spend an autumn afternoon than in the winelands, listening to and letting Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and The Hotband take you on a musical journey of the hits and songs that have shaped the lexicon that is South African music?
At 70, Sipho is more vital than ever. His music has featured in the December 2021 summer campaign for MTN. He also made the cover, including a 16-page feature in the Jan/Feb issue of GQ Magazine, and was awarded a GQ Lifetime Achievement Award the month before.
Why Sipho at 70? Well, Sipho turned 70 in November 2021, hence the Sipho at 70 tour, along with his sensational six-piece, The Hotband, consisting of :
- Thembeka Khumalo (SAMA nominated) on vocals;
- Siphiwe Kubheka on drums;
- Urban Noblela on guitar;
- David Mabaso on bass;
- Lloyd “toto” Mbhele on keys;
- and the man of the moment, Sipho Mabuse on vocals and saxophone.
Thirty-seven years ago, Sipho’s half-a-million-selling smash-hit single “Burn Out” changed the face and shape of Afro-pop and township jive like no other song or artist in pop music history.
Today there are few instruments he cannot play. Flute, piano, saxophone, kalimba, alto flute, timbales and African drums all feature at some point in his repertoire, all played with the respect each deserves.
Warm, compassionate, caring and gifted in ways even he is still learning about, this gentle giant of great original music is as vital a player today as he’s ever been.
With an impressive catalogue anchored in Africa, all who meet, greet, and share stages with Sipho are all touched by a humility and grace that’s as rare as the talent this living legend shares with us all.
All the songs will be there, including the early Harari classics, along with all of Sipho’s many well-known hits. Grab a ticket to experience this once-in-a-lifetime show.
- Date: Sunday 15 May 2022
- Time: 1pm to 6pm
- Location: The Daisy Jones, Summerhill Wines, R44, Stellenbosch
- Cost: R250
- Tickets: Quicket