You like rock music… check! You like South African music and live concerts… check! So what are you waiting for? Get a ticket to the Shout Out Against Cancer Rock Concert and lets make a difference while enjoying the things we all love most! The pleasures of good local rock music, great company and a night out with the stars.
The PinkDrive will be hosting South Africa’s first ever Shout Out Against Cancer Rock Concert on 21 October 2011 at Emperor’s Palace in Gauteng at 7pm. This concert will be featuring top South African musicians to the likes of Arno Carstens, Flash Republic, Elvis Blue, Lloy’d Cele, Kinky Robot and Action Thrillers.
So What is the PinkDrive?
The PinkDrive its fast becoming one of South Africa’s best-loved community initiatives. PinkDrive currently runs two “Pink” mobile breast check units. One of these units is in Gauteng and the other is situated in the Western Cape. This educational unit travels to semi-urban areas around Gauteng and other parts of the country. The PinkDrive aims to enable various disadvantaged communities to have access to clinical breast examinations and breast health education services that are performed by nurses. The PinkDrive services 80+ community health clinics on a rotational basis. The mobile mammography unit operates at local Community Health Clinics in the Western Cape where free mammograms are offered.
Artists at Shout Out Against Cancer:
- Arno Carstens: Award-winning South African singer-songwriter and guitarist currently based between Cape Town and London. He is also the lead singer of South Africa’s favourite rock band The Springbok Nude Girls. He has released 7 studio albums and has had 18 top ten singles. He has also won 5 South African Music Awards and shared the stage with legends of the music world.
- Flash Republic: Since the release of their cracking debut, Time Is Now in 2005, they have been fleshing out a musical vision that is only just hitting its considerable creative stride. It’s a sonic approach that has also delivered a rack of chart-topping radio singles for them. Flash Republic have caught the attention of some of the dance world’s biggest-name remixers.
- Elvis Blue: His musical journey started when he was a young boy, singing in school choirs and busking in the streets of Johannesburg and Scotland. His only goal was to make and perform music. After a stint overseas as a street musician, he returned to SA to study contemporary music. In 2010 he won the title of Mnet Idol. Elvis Blue released his self-titled debut album that would change his life as a musician and consolidate all his years of hard work. On the album’s release in November 2010, it shot up the radio and sales charts and reached Gold status.
- L’Loyd Cele: Just a few months ago this individual would never have imagined himself to be one of the South Africa’s most popular upcoming artists. Nowadays though he finds himself traveling the country performing at top live events, recording his self written and composed debut album, collaborating with leading SA artists and shooting music videos. His debut album, One, is about embracing SA’s diverse culture, racial groups and musical influences and fuses them together in one album. He was also the runner of Mnet Idols in 2010.
- Kinky Robot: This alternative rock band formed and based in Johannesburg South Africa features Martin Bester on lead vocals, James Nelson on bass guitar and electronics, Fabio Cohn on drums and Pieter Rossouw on lead guitar. The success of their Hobie Beach single on SA radio, as well as download success on Nokia Music Store got the band included on Now 56 (SA’s top hit compilation CD).
- The Action Thrillers: Born when two friends first jammed together in a living room in suburban Pretoria in 2008. Less than 5 months later they played in front of 5 000 people at the KFC Square Wave Sessions Final. Eclectic influences such as Led Zeppelin, Queen, Elvis Presley and Radiohead make for a unique sound; refined over a year the band took off to record their album. According to the band the album sounds like a “Tarantino film shot in space, will mix raw waste land dessert guitar and synth beats”.
All proceeds of this concert will go toward PinkDrive and keeping these trucks on the road in order to reach more women. Tickets are available at Computicket and will also be available at the door. For more info visit http://www.pinkdrive.co.za/.
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Also feel free to check out the following interesting posts on the Junk Mail blog:
- Paws and Claws Charity Show at Cool Runnings Fourways – 22 October 2011
- Beer Festival at Hazel Food Market – 15 October 2011
- Cape Town International Kite Festival – 22 October 2011
- ‘Educate A Child’ Polo Charity Event in Gauteng