On Saturday, 4th Avenue in Parkhurst erupted into a mix of carnival colours, as a bunch of flashmobbers took to the streets. They were there to promote the alcoholic drink, Redd’s. Patrons from Rocket, Expresso and some of the other surrounding restaurants joined in on the fun. There were even a few celebs spotted in the crowd including 94.7’s Anele Mdoda. I also saw Lunga Tshabalala, Jay Anstey and 5FM’s Poppy Ntshongwana there too. Good fun, great weather… This is Jozi!
One of SA’s most loved stars, Anele Mdoda or simply just Anele, is making a move… The 5FM DJ will be leaving the station at the end of March. She’ll be returning to regional station, 94.7 Highveld Stereo as of the beginning of April. The DJ, who kicked off her radio career at Tuks FM during her varsity days, used to host the evening show on the 94.7 with her good friend, Grant Nash a few years ago. The duo then moved to 5FM, where they’ve hosted the 12-3 show ever since.
Anele will be hosting the drive time show, which means the current host Mark Pilgrim will be moving on, as will the awesome Bailey Schneider. No word on what their plans are, or what 5FM and Anele’s co-host Grant will do as yet, but the radio shuffle continues…As soon as I have official word, I’ll post it up here. For now, a big congrats to Anele for this achievement, it’s a big deal and I feel she will rise to the challenge.
Note to self, time to get that demo done and polished… again!
One of my favourite musicians of all time, Sting is heading to South Africa. Big Concerts in association with 94.7 Highveld Stereo, 94.5 KFM and M-Net will be bringing the legend to South Africa next March. This follows is hugely successful North American tour, Sting’s Back To Bass Tour, which marks his 25th anniversary as a solo artist.
The gigs are as follows:
Johannesburg – presented by 94.7 Highveld Stereo and M-Net
Saturday 24th March 2012
Sunday 25th March 2012
Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg
Tickets from R345.00 (all inclusive)
Cape Town – presented by 94.5 KFM and M-Net
Tuesday 27th March 2012
Wednesday 28th March 2012
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Tickets from R395.00 (all inclusive)
If you’re in Jozi on the 25th & 26th of November and you’re a fan of Goldfish keep reading. The ‘Fishies’ are bringing their talents to the City of Gold’s The Teatro at the end of the month, thanks to LG Electronics and 94.7 Highveld Stereo.
In addition to their mix of musical instruments, the duo will be bringing with them a specially created 3D spectacle, which now forms part of their set.
November is a busy month for Dave and Dom. They’ll also be releasing their Get Busy Living – Remixed album. The album features a whole host of local and international remixes. The Fishies have remixed tracks from the likes of Pascal & Pearce, Culoe De Song, Fedde le Grand, Danny Dove, James Copeland and Tony Finger.
There are only 1800 seats available and tickets range from R100 – R200. Be sure to visit www.computicket.com and for more on Goldfish, check them out online www.goldfishlive.com or on facebook.
JANET JACKSON UP CLOSE & PERSONAL TOUR FOR SA
Janet Jackson will be bringing her JANET JACKSON NUMBER ONES, Up Close and Personal Tour to South Africa for three concerts only in November 2011. The legendary Icon took the suggestions of her fans to heart and after touring Asia, Canada, the USA and Europe, she will be bringing the tour to the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg on Friday, 11 November 2011 and Saturday 12 November 2011 and GrandWest, Cape Town on Tuesday, 15 November. Tickets now on sale at Computicket.
Sometimes you wake up thinking you just need to smile. You don’t need to justify it other than you’re good and happy. Just Smile Dammit (thanks to 94.7’s Breakfast Xpress, which celebrated its first birthday this week). I agree, we do take ourselves too seriously and we often forget the finer things in life. One of those simple pleasures and gestures for others is a smile. That’s all. When I drove down William Nicol last week, I saw the “blossoming” trees and it did make me smile. See the video below for more details and a simple song doing the rounds on the net and on radio at the moment is Avril Lavigne’s track Smile. It’s all smiles around yes? Good. #Smiledammit.