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Nic Preen and Friends

Arrive from 4pm for pre-drinks and supper. 

Show starts at 5pm

Tickets @ R150 do not include dinner

NIC PREEN and Friends

are alive at café Roux

“alternative surf rock pop for horses”


Nic Preen is a staple in the South African music industry, originally breaking through as the lead singer of Al Bairre and then continuing with World Of Birds, this low-key prince of indie-pop has launched into the abyss of solo musicians, moving to London earlier this year after signing to record Label; Platoon and embarking on finishing up his debut album in Mark Ronson’s old studio. The music is set for release in 2023, however, Preen on a return visit back home is looking to test out this new material for the first time on stage at Cafe Roux. 

Joined by his usual ensemble of friends, the Make-Me-Feel-Good-Rock-N-Roll-Band will be joining him in playing his previous singles; I’m Not There‘ and Do You Really Care? (reaching no.1 on the 5fm indie chart) as well as a few favourites from the Al Bairre and The World Of Birds discography.

If you’ve never heard of Nic or ‘Alternative Surf Pop Rock’, imagine those popping candy sweets that pop and crackle in your mouth, but now in music form and you’re on a beach, you’re also a horse. You’d love it being a horse. Especially in Noordhoek. Still not getting it? Here are some acts that inspire him:

Joni Mitchell, Kevin Morby, Devendra Banhart, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and Rebecca Black. 



The event is finished.


Jan 08 2023


4:00 pm - 7:00 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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