Stanley June Wows Cape Town Audiences Yet Again
It most certainly was nothing but a pleasure to watch Stanley June perform
As much as he loves performing in his home city, Johannesburg, Stanley June equally loves touring to other parts of South Africa. “Being a musician essentially means being on the road. I really enjoy taking my music to different places and different people. People’s positive reactions to hearing my music for the first time, is part of my reason for making music”, says Stanley. He recently returned from another musical stint in Cape Town and was overwhelmed by the Mother City’s warm embrace.
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Stanley’s first stop in Cape Town was at the Barleycorn Music Club in Claremont – a Cape Town clan of like-minded people who have been appreciating live music since 1975. It was his second time at the club and this time around he shared the stage with Rowan Stuart, a Durban-based solo artist who is also making big waves in the industry.
“Stanley shines convincingly even when performing solo on acoustic guitar and vocals and is a force to behold, well beyond his years or slight stature.” – Carlo Bidoli (Barleycorn Music Club Committee Member)
His next stop was at The House of Machines – a beautiful, quaint little venue in the heart of Cape Town CBD. The passionate musician, Andy Lund, runs the place and also performed on the night. Stanley also shared the stage with Farryl Purkiss and Kathryn Swain.
The Rabbit Hole is a grungy gem in Durbanville and was Stanley’s third stop on his tour, for an event hosted by The Metalist za and To The Stage. The diverse line-up with Stanley included rock hip-hop group, Ironhide Omerta, as well as KRAAL.
“It most certainly was nothing but a pleasure to watch Stanley June perform. The fact that he is such a radical and humble guy simply contributed to the performance. He has great energy and a fantastic understanding of keeping a crowd entertained.” – Vaughn Sinister (The Matelist za and To The Stage)
Sticking to Durbanville, but targeting a very different audience, Stanley performed at Die Boer, alongside Cape Town pop rockers, The Jumping Guns. Jacques Janson (electric guitarist for Mark Haze) joined Stanley on stage for a mind-blowing rendition of Bon Jovi’s ‘Bed of Roses’.
“With every note that Stanley June belts out you can see that he uses every fibre of his body. Passionate lyrics combined with smooth guitar, just adds to his on stage presence as he interacts with the crowd on a constant basis.” – Arnold van der Walt (MFM 92.6 presenter and producer)
Be sure to keep a close eye on Stanley June’s online links for details about what he’ll be up to during the last part of 2015 (rumour has it that Stanley will be releasing a cover of a certain lady who has recently smashed music records):
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