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Gareth James’ “The Revival: A Tribute to Cat Stevens & Rodriguez” + RUGBY!

Evoking nostalgia for two of music’s greatest artists – and the Springbok’s opening game of the Rugby World Cup follows straight after the show!

Arrive from 3pm for pre-drinks and late lunch

Show starts at 4pm – Rugby World Cup SA vs Scotland starts at 5:45pm

Tickets do include the rugby – but don’t include dinner! And, if you’re not staying for the rugby, please let us know! ( or 021 7892538)

After several sold-out shows of his popular, rave review Tribute to Cat Stevens and Rodriguez at café Roux, Gareth James will be back at this venue on Sunday 10 September, to once again evoke nostalgia with hits like “Moon Shadow, Lady D’arbanville” and “Wild World” to mention but a few, as well as Rodriguez hits, “Sugar Man, I Wonder” and “Rich Folks Hoax”, amongst others.

Self-taught singer / songwriter, Gareth James, a humble but passionate advocate for South African music, is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the music industry this year, after his passion for music was ignited at the tender age of 16. Gareth carries a cross for music and started his career in rock and transitioned to Modern Country music with a sound that transcends the sultriest bar. With his innovative fusion of country, rock, pop genre, Gareth is proving himself as a once-in-a-generation force of change in modern music and is far from pushing the envelope.

Gareth received a Certificate of Nomination this year for multiple award designations: Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Vocalist of the Year, for the Eleventh Annual Production of Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards to be held on 19 – 23 October 2023 in Memorial City Hall Performance Centre, Marshall, Texas, U.S.A.

Gareth will be joined on stage by singer-songwriter, Ruben Gerritz, who has his heritage in blues, but who being open to the influence of many different genres during his musical development, now eliminates boundaries in music and creates his own unique sound. Writing songs mostly with an indie pop vibe, when he performs his original music solo, he likes to give some songs a funky African touch that proves to strike a chord with the audience.

Ian Mitchell of the Music Kitchen, Port Elizabeth, had the following to say about Gareth: Gareth is a great frontman, who interacts really well with a the crowd. You will find yourself singing along to some of your favourite songs. If you love the music of Cat Stevens & Rodriguez, don’t miss this show. A great night of music – prepare to be entertained!”

The Taits from The Alma Café had the following to say about Gareth after Gareth’s first performance at their venue:

“We had a really great event. Gareth totally wowed the audience. He had them joining in like a well-trained choir, created a lovely atmosphere and received such positive feedback and respect!”



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Sep 10 2023


3:00 pm - 7:30 pm




café Roux, Noordhoek
café Roux, Noordhoek
1 Village Lane, Noordhoek Farm Village, Noordhoek, Cape Town


café Roux
café Roux
+27 (0)21 789 2538
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