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 an provide them with a platform through which they could share their music to their South African fans, as well as internationally.
In the past 7 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 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, and the list keeps on growing...
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 120 000+ views monthly from 47 countries world wide.
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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Then look no further as Big Concerts has lined up a multitude of concerts in 2015 that would be the perfect Christmas gift for your family and friends.
2015 kicks off with the arrival of The Script and Philip Phillips in Cape Town on the 4th February at the Grand Arena Grand West, Durban on the 6th February at the ICC Arena and Johannesburg on the 7th at Crocodile Creek Polo Club.
February also sees James Blunt returing to South Africa with his new ‘Moon Landing World Tour’ performing two dates in Cape Town on the 11th and 12th February at the Grand Arena GrandWest and two dates in Johannesburg on the 14th and 15th at the Big Top Arena Carnival City.
In March the one and only Michael Bublé will be in Durban on the 17th at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Cape Town Stadium on the 19th and finally two dates in Johannesburg on the 21st and 22nd at The Dome. Tickets are moving quickly and fans are urged to book now to avoid disappointment.
At the end of March is one of the of biggest boy bands in the world, One Direction. Performing in Johannesburg at FNB Stadium on 28th and 29th of March and one night in Cape Town on the 1st of April at the Cape Town Stadium.
March also sees the return of the West End smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! Experience the wonderful, irresistible storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs for a limited 4 week season only at the Teatro at Montecasino.
OneRepublic have just confirmed South African dates touring in support of their latest smash hit album, Native . Don’t miss them live in Johanensburg on the 19th June at The Dome and Cape Town on the 21st at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.
Lastly Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games will be at the Teatro, Montecasino from July 14th to August 8th and Michael Flatley himself will be making a guest appearance for the first 2 weeks only.
Tickets for all the concerts are on sale now from www.bigconcerts.com
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