The PATCH Fundraiser Spier The Spier Patch Fundraiser will see Anton Goosen, Freshlyground, Piet Botha and Akkedis (The Lyzyrd Kyngs), Amy Jones, Wendy Oldfield and Lionel Bastos up on stage on Saturday, 2 February 2019 at 6pm. The gig happens at the Spier Wine Estate Amphitheatre.

The concert is being held to generate funds for three Western Cape children’s charities – PATCH Helderberg Child Abuse Centre, Halli Trust and Masikhule.

Says Piet Botha (The Lyzyrd Kyngs), “We are really happy to play for the children… as a band and solo artists we have always played for charities, especially for kids and animals. It’s just a way of giving thanks.”

“As parents ourselves, we all feel it is our responsibility to do what we can to protect those who can’t protect themselves, and by supporting PATCH they can carry on doing the incredible work that they do,” add Freshlyground.

Amy Jones You and Me single
Amy Jones You and Me single

Amy Jones You and Me

New pop-talent Amy Jones also recently joined the stellar line-up. She’ll perform her radio tracks, including her # 1 hit and award winning single You and Me. Jones says: “My current radio success, still feels like a dream. I heard my song on radio the other day and I literally said out loud to myself “Amy that’s your song.”

“It’s humbling and really an incredible feeling. For my performance at the Patch concert fans can expect an acoustic vibe that’ll have them clapping hands and singing along and having fun.”

Hear Anton Goosen at Patch Spier
Anton Goosen

Info on Spier Patch fundraiser bands

Freshlyground is fronted by distinctive Zolani Mahola on vocals. This Afro-fusion band blends kwela with pop, jazz and indie rock.

Anton Goosen is regarded as the father of Afrikaans rock. He is noted for two films for which he directed: ‘n Brief vir Simone (1980) and Sing vir die Harlekyn (1980). He also wrote the theme music for Die Laaste Tango (2013), ‘n Pawpaw vir my Darling (2016) and Siembamba (2017).

Piet Botha fronts Jack Hammer, who opened for ZZ Top. Akkedis includes the Dennis-twins, Arthur and Rudolph. See the two acts play live at the Spier Patch Fundraiser.

Wendy Oldfield is the legendary frontwoman from The Sweatband, and from 1999 to 2001, was involved with the band Mondetta.

Lionel Bastos  is one of the most recorded songwriters in South Africa. Many of his songs have been radio singles.

Amy Jones is one of Cape Town`s most promising new pop acts. She has had radio success with four singles – Sunrise, Burn, Forget the Day, You and Me and Get a little.

More live music in Cape Town: https://weekendspecial.co.za/whats-on-in-cape-town-music-diary/

What: Patch Fundraiser Spier
When: Saturday, 2 February 2019, 6pm
Where: Spier Amphitheatre Stellenbosch
Patch Spier tickets: R200, kids R100 on the Quicket platform
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