A celebration of the poets, their songs and of course paired with wine! Featuring guitar virtuouso & songwriter, Mel Botes.
For the past nine years, multi-talented musician and master guitarist Mel Botes, has tantalized audiences all over the country with his critically acclaimed musical performances in two Pink Floyd tribute shows, “Crazy Diamond” and “Dark Side of the Moon” and later his tribute to Dire Straits, “Sultans of Swing”, plus his two original masterpieces, “David’s Confession” and “Flight of Bird”.
Audiences and critics agreed that he mastered the complexity and density of the music in both the tribute shows in a way that none of the other tribute shows have achieved. In the show, “POETS WINE & SONG”, Mel will take you on a trip down memory lane, as the music of iconic musical poets, such as Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Rodriques, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young & Roger Waters, to name a few, is interpreted through the eyes, mind and voice of Mel Botes! A seasoned raconteur, Mel will relate how words become songs and why these songs made such an extraordinary impact on him personally and on the music-listening community at large.
He will also make use of the opportunity to showcase some of his original work! Be swept away by a selection of original music from his albums, “David’s Confession”, “Flight of the Bird” plus the new “River Symphony” – A symphony in progress. This show will feature the same pinpoint accuracy in his playing, the same delightful Botes’ touch, and authenticity that audiences have come to expect from the virtuoso. Join Mel for all the best acoustic songs from our favourite singing poets!
Opening the stage for this sit-down show is Cape Town-born singer, songwriter, musician & performer, Tanja Storm. She has been performing her own compositions to audiences at most venues in the Garden Route for the last decade. She is also an active musical director, in association with Storm Produktionz and the legendary Mel Botes. Tanja has had her songs broadcasted over radio stations nationwide and her music videos have featured on KykNet. With her soulful, sophisticated style, Tanja captivates any audience. You are sure to be in for an entertaining, yet profound, artistic experience!