SA Music News Magazine is a South African based online music magazine founded in August 2007 to support and promote our local upcoming bands and musicians all over South Africa and provide them with  a platform through which they could share their music to their South African fans, as well as internationally.

In the past 8 years, we have grown from strength to strength and have had the privilege to have worked with, photographed, interviewed and done articles, reviews etc. with some of South Africa's best local bands and artists.

South African artists we have worked with till now inlude well known names such as Seether, Chris Chameleon, Arno Carstens, Prime Circle, Chianosky, Josie Field, Laurie Levine, Carli J Myers, Jmaxx, Lindsey McGuire, Fillipa (recently signed by Ryan Seacrest), Van Coke Kartel, The Graeme Watkins Project, Liani May, The Parlotones, Agro, Chix with Stix, Evolver One, Sacrifist, DJ Fresh, Roger Goode, Black Cat Bones, Colé van Diaz, Just Jinger, Jack Parow, WonderBoom, Daniel Baron, Karen Zoid, The SoapGirls, Fuzigish, Volume Conflict, Mark Stent, Andy Fisher Band, Freshlyground, Die Antwoord, Springbok Nude Girls, Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg, Foto Na Dans, Johannes Kerkorrel, Matthys Roets, Elvis Blue, Garth Taylor, Axene, Blackbyrd, Proverb, Casette, Duimpie se Maat, Danny K, aKing, Fokofpolisiekar, Albert Frost, Mel Botes, Goldfish, Locnville, Goodluck, Die Heuwels Fantasies, Steve Hofmeyer, Claire Johnston, Liezel Marshall Band, Straatligkinders, Die Tuin Dwergies, Valiant Swart, Watershed, Zebra and Giraffe, Sugardrive, Deity’s Muse, Chromium, 11th Hour, Debris, Architecture Of Aggression (A.O.A), Elegy, Only Forever, Autumn Sun, Warthane, Far Beyond Driven, ...and Chaos, Rebuked, The Frail, Fleshwound, Whrutz, Underbelly, Straw, Psordid, Ancient Influence, Juggernaught, Fragmented Children and Mesadoth, just to mention a few...

We have also had the privilege to have 'covered' events and international artists such as Shakira & Freshlyground at the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Roxette, Chris Brown, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Billy Talent, Danny Elfman (Soundtrack for new release of Alice in Wonderland in 3D), Rodriguez, Metallica (SA Tour 2010 and 2013), Bon Jovi (previous SA tour and 2013 tour), The Kongos, Rise Against, Blind Guardian, David Guetta, Kings of Leon, Chaka Khan, 30 Seconds to Mars (2011), Daughtry, KINGS OF CHAOS SA Tour 2013 (i.e. KINGS OF CHAOS band members were comprised from ex or current band members from legendary bands we grew up with, such as Guns-n-Roses, Deep Purple, Velvet Revolver, Def Leppard, Alter Bridge and Collective Soul). We have also covered R. Kelly, the "Russian Swan Lake Ballet Production, Mike & The Mechanics, Bonnie Tyler, I AM HARDWELL, Avicii, The Dave Matthews Band, Jamiroqaui, Nickelback, Lamb of God, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Ultra Festival South Africa, UB40, world's number one DJ, Armin van Buuren, Canadian death metal band KATAKLYSM, Sepultura, Aloe Blacc, The Fray, The Curious Incident (UK) and many more international acts still to come soon... so watch this space for updates on who is visiting South Africa next.

We have also worked with and/or interviewed international artists such as Stephané Pompougnac (France), Steve Aoki (US), Dennis Stratton - USA ( “ex” Iron Maiden), Sheep On Drugs (UK), NFD or better known as New Found Disorder (ex Fields of the Nephilem - UK), Blind Guardian (USA), had an exclusive interview INSIDE the Gibson Guitars tour bus with the incredible Sabina Classen from Holy Moses (Germany) at Wacken 2008, worked with Veins Iced Over (Florida, USA), with In Flames (Switzerland) at RAMFest 2012, interviewed Jean-Francois Dagenais from Kataklysm, and last but definitely not least, and very special one-on-one interview the famous Mr. Glenn Hughes (formerly from Deep Purple, Trapeze and Black Country Communion) - interviewed by SA Music News Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Conrad Roets.

S.A. Music News have represented South Africa at the Wacken Open Air Festival 2008 in Germany, and our international correspondents also covered ''HELLFEST'' in France in 2009, and ''Bloodfest 2010'' in the UK. More international festivals will be added to our repertoire soon, as we are constantly expanding our reach and following with an average of 180 000+ views monthly from 122 countries world wide (info obtained from Google Analytics Reports).

We are proud to be able to through the S.A. Music News Magazine, our website, our partners, affiliates and  of course our readers, supporters and fans to be able to provide our local AND international musicians and artists,  DJ's, event organisers and promoters a platform to promote and advertise their music to their South African fans, as well as to the rest of the world, and bring you the latest news on upcoming events, concerts, festivals, as well as photos and reviews on past events, interviews with bands, band members and much more...

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An Evening with ED KOWALCZYK - “Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary” Tour


Ed Kowalczyk the legendary songwriter and former lead singer of the multi platinum rock band, Live, recently announced the South African leg of his Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary Tour. 

Stripped back, intimate and disarming. Ed Kowalczyk will appear onstage with a new unplugged production of some of rock’s most profound anthems and the voice that has attracted legions of fans for more than two decades.

Kowalczyk has built one of rock’s most impressive resumes. His band, Live, became one of the most successful and enduring alternative bands of the last twenty years, with more than 20 million albums sold worldwide. 

Among this catalogue are some of alternative rock’s most iconic hits, including “Lightning Crashes”, “I Alone”, “Selling the Drama”, “The Dolphin’s Cry”, “Overcome” and “Heaven” many of which have been responsible for shaping the musical landscape for alternative rock around the globe.

In 2010, Kowalczyk released his first solo album Alive which spawned the hit single “Grace”, which was followed in 2013 by The Flood and Thee Mercy which featured the hit song, “Seven”.

For his newest creative offering, the Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary Tour Kowalczyk returns to South Africa to perform a breathtaking acoustic set that celebrates the 20th anniversary of this seminal Live album, playing it in its entirety, along with a handful of other Live hits and surprises. “I’m so excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Throwing Copper in this new unplugged production” Ed says. “Fans can expect to see and hear me like never before!

“An Evening with Ed Kowalczyk - Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary Tour” is proudly presented by POLO Jeans Co. in association with AMP Events.

A handful of VIP packages are available for all 4 concerts allowing fans “meet and greet” access to the show, along with other perks, like attending the sound-check and receiving an autographed Limited Edition SA Tour poster etc.

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