Closely in touch with our country’s artistic exuberance, Die Ou Pastorie provides the ideal environment to showcase talented people and this has been one of the cleverest ways through which we have achieved significant brand differentiation. Our music events are extremely well patronised and so you will have to book in advance if you desire to experience these.
Notable performers to visit Die Ou Pastorie include legendary South African musicians Jesse Clegg, Steve Newman, Guy Buttery, Arno Carstens, Koos Kombuis, Greg Georgiades, Dayne Rothbletz and Michael Plaxton-Harrison, Andra, Chris Chameleon, Wendy Oldfield, the duo of Josie Field and Laurie Levine, Gerald Clarke, Dan Patlansky, Saudiq Khan and James Grace to mention but a few headline names.
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Koos Kombuis (born André le Roux du Toit) started out as a poet and novelist in the early 1980s he then expanded his repertoire to include musician, singer, songwriter. His early fame was as part of a group of anti-establishment maverick Afrikaans musicians who toured campuses across South Africa in the 1980s, to “liberate Afrikaans from the shackles of its past”. Fellow musicians of this movement were Johannes Kerkorrel and Bernoldus Niemand (James Phillips).
As a younger generation Afrikaner who didn’t believe in apartheid they didn’t toe the ruling National Party line. This movement coined the term “Alternative Afrikaner” for themselves. Kombuis is something of an icon among certain South Africans who consider him the guru of Afrikaans rock music and father of non-conformist Afrikaans culture.
With influences from Bob Dylan, Neil Young as well as ex-Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon Koos’ musical style is raw, with his acoustic guitar.
He is considered by many as one of South African music’s best lyricists. Laurika Rauch and The Parlotones have covered one of his most popular hits is “Lisa se Klavier” (“Lisa’s Piano”)
From time to time Cat Simone and Paul Spence from the KZN Midlands do bespoke, eclectic dinner theatres. Cat and Paul’s music theatres have proven to be a smash hit with patrons, appealing to the 45+ age group.
A few times a year we host fabulous bands like Runaway Train Cult and Atmosferic Jazz whose style of music very much appeals to our general clientele.