The second episode of Rolling Stone's The Story features a living legend of Cape Town - Doctor John. Known for his charismatic fronting of bands like Blues Broers and Boulevard Blues bands, the Doc is widely regarded as the grand uncle of the Western Cape blues scene.
The hour-long, in-depth and very personal interview is filmed for Rolling Stone SA, and includes an intimate short musical performance.
Dr John Mostert has become a Blues icon in South Africa. The Durban born veteran still sports the trademark dark shades and hat. Besides this eccentricity, he maintains the same gravelly vocal that has the ability to rattle the rafters, and an easy style which has become his mainstay. This one-time teenage drummer played in the nightspots and dance halls of trendy sixties Durban, after which he took up composing on the guitar and rose to become a legendary front man for several Blues and Rock acts.
After relocating to Cape Town, he joined the illustrious Blues Broers, which set him on his way to becoming a Blues vocalist icon in South Africa. Since 1998 he has been fronting The Boulvevard Blues Band.
Thursday, August 02, 2012.
Decodance Pool and Ladies Bar, 46a Canterbury Street, Zonnebloem
Only 25 VIP seats are available for this event at R40.
15 standing room tickets are also available at R25.
Doors will open to the public at 18:30.
VIP ticket holders are entitled to seating at the event.
Any remaining tickets may be availed at the door (first come, first served).
The event will commence at 19:30 sharp (no entry while cameras are rolling).
The use of photographic and/or recording devices will not be permitted during the show.
This event is presented in association with Hellfire Productions and Decodance Pool Lounge.
Note no under 18s will be allowed into the venue.