Monday, 5 September 2016

RENEGADES OF FUNK - DIVERSE LINE UP OF UNDERGROUND MUSIC


Great show beginning of October, check out the Facebook event for more. 

I'll be playing guitar with Alive at Midnight and bass with Cami Scoundrel.  

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

ESCAPE THE CITY TOUR THIS WEEKEND

I'll be on tour this weekend briefly, with one show in Cape Town another in Wilderness and the last in Mossel Bay. Check out the poster by Nivesh Rawatlal for details.

Also visit:

www.facebook.com/mattvend031
www.mattvend.com

For sporadic updates.


Thursday, 5 May 2016

IMAGES FROM SOUTH AFRICA - NEVER GOING HOME FINAL DATES.

We really do play in all sorts of wonderful locations, from tiny record stores, craft brewery's and raging house parties in Soweto. We like to get around, so far tour has been a great experience covering new ground and seeing old friends in the process, can't thank everyone enough for helping us on this journey thus far. Tonight we are in the amazing Cocomo's Restaurant in Wilderness before hitting Hermanus and Cape Town, here are some images thus far and the rest of the dates.

REMAINING SHOWS:

 Friday the 6th of May, Gecko Bar, New Harbour, Hermanus, free entry.
*Monday the 9th of May, The Waiting Room, Long Street, Cape Town,R30 entry with Joy Smith.
*Wednesday the 11th – 58’s in Observatory, free entry, donations strongly encouraged.
*Thursday the 12th of May, Sgt Peppers Long Street, Cape Town, R30 entry with Ann Jangle.
*Friday the 13th of May, ClubMed, 6 Loop Street, also with Baydn Badyn Holesgrove and Arno Quinton. R30 entry.
*Saturday the 14th of May, The Brass Bell, Kalk Bay Train Station, with The West Coast Wolves and Little Kings, 7th Son R80 at the door.
*Sunday the 15th of May, Swing and Stoep, 12-14 Glen Road, Glen Carrin, Simon’s Town. Free entry, donations strongly encouraged. 
*Wednesday the 11th – 58’s in Observatory, free entry, donations strongly encouraged. *Thursday the 12th of May, Sgt Peppers Long Street, Cape Town, R30 entry with Ann Jangle*Friday the 13th of May, ClubMed, 6 Loop Street, also with Baydn Badyn Holesgrove and Arno Quinton. R30 entry. *Saturday the 14th of May, The Brass Bell, Kalk Bay Train Station, with The West Coast Wolves and Little Kings, 7th Son R80 at the door.*Sunday the 15th of May, Swing and Stoep, 12-14 Glen Road, Glen Carrin, Simon’s Town. Free entry, donations strongly encouraged. 

*Tuesday the 17th of May, Aandklas, Theatre Stellenbosch, R20 entry, with No Big Deal.

All images by Matt Vend taken at the Dog Pound in Soweto, Asylum Studios in Pretoria and various random locations along the highways of South Africa.









Tuesday, 29 March 2016

NEW MUSIC VIDEO/SHORT FILM OUT NOW

Film maker friends please don't judge me this is my first attempt at film making, I directed and shot this film all on an inexpensive camera, unfortunately a lot of the footage was stolen off a laptop but huge thanks must go to Brett Daniel Wegener for helping shape this concept and Julia Wilson for just being an amazing talent. The story is loosely based off an old fable, but we put a modern twist on it. Its about dealing with the tension and pressures of a modern industrial society and acknowledging nature and beauty in the wake of catastrophe. Please share and spread if you like what you see. Huge thanks also to Billy Pineapples for the editing.

Check it out here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORgHVc1WQpw


wink emotthis is my first attempt at film making, I directed and shot this film all on an inexpensive camera, unfortunately a lot of the footage was stolen off a laptop but huge thanks must go to Brett Daniel Wegener for helping shape this concept and Julia Wilson for just being an amazing talent. The story is loosely based off an old fable, but we put a modern twist on it. Its about dealing with the tension and pressures of a modern industrial society and acknowledging nature and beauty in the wake of catastrophe. Please share and spread if you like what you see. Huge thanks also to Billy Pineapples for the editing.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Matt Vend’s 2016 Western/Eastern Cape Summer Tour – taking the long way home.

I’ve been on the road just over 3 weeks, I’ve immersed myself into the Cape Town live music scene and have also had the opportunity of charting new musical waters, which is always exciting but not always easy. So far I’ve played fancy restaurants to no one, dingy pubs to a bunch of drunks, train stations packed to the brim with Saturday beach goers jamming with an old whiskey soaked bluesman,  and street corners with street musicians. It’s been a hit the ground running start to 2016, hustling around Cape Town and the Western Cape and doing my first ever performances in places such as Pringle Bay, Hermanus and Tulbagh. Even had a turf war with a toothless saxophone street musician in Kalk Bay, initially the guy saw me as an interesting addition to his show but later ridiculed me for only knowing how to play folk, rock ‘n roll and the blues. As always I like doing things the long way around and will be taking 2 weeks to get home. Here’s where you can catch me as I take the long road back to Durban in Kwa-Zulu-Natal:


*Wednesday 27th of Jan – Straight No Chaser, Cape Town. With Jon Shaban, R50 entry.
*Friday 29th of Jan – Sundowners, Mossel Bay. Free entry, donations encouraged.
*Saturday 30th of Jan – Cocomo’s, Wilderness, Free entry, albums on sale.
*Sunday the 31st of Jan – Surf CafĂ©, Plet free entry. Donations encouraged.
*Tuesday the 2nd of Jan – Wild Spirit Backpackers, Nature’s Way. Free entry, donations encouraged.
*Wednesday the 3rd of Jan – Island Vibe, Backpackers, Jeffery’s Bay. Free entry, donations encouraged.
*Friday the 5th of Jan – Slipstream Sports Bar, Grahamstown. R20 entry, 7pm.
*Wednesday the 10th of Jan – Slipstream Sports Bar, Grahamstown. R20 entry, 7pm.
*Saturday the 13th of Jan – Slipstream Sports Bar, Grahamstown. R20 entry, 7pm.













Joining me on this leg of the tour will be Cami Scoundrel, writer, musician, punk  and all round legend human (she’s also not too shabby on the bass).
















So hopefully see you out there on the road!

Much love!


Matt



























Also the main reason for this lengthy adventure is to support my latest album and lyric/poetry book 'Jut Pride' out now on my own indie label 'Groundsweep Records' check out the digital download here:

https://groundsweeprecords.bandcamp.com/album/jut-pride