Sunday afternoon was a beautiful sunny afternoon and I was excited as I had heard Stone Jets were heading to a brand new restaurant/café/coffee shop in Muizenberg, namely, Blonde&Beard. I had the absolute pleasure of watching them play before and can say the bug that is ‘Stone Jets’ has seriously bitten me!
Upon arriving I was impressed. The Blonde&Beard has a quaint feel about it. It is situate in the Balmoral, which is just before you turn off to Muizenberg Beach. As I entered the room, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee awakened my senses, as did the smell of delicious vegetables and other yummy dishes being prepared.
A certain charm can be found at Blonde&Beard and it is definitely unique to some of the other venues I have visited – intimate and cosy, but designed with a feeling of space. Positioned upstairs is a platform for artists to do their thing and I was fortunate enough to get a table right next to the band.
I ordered a ‘mediterranean roasted vegetable salad’ which was beautifully presented and super fresh. I could just tell that love went into preparing the meal. The coffee bears mentioning – I am a keen coffee lover and must say, it met all my expectations – rich, creamy and delicious.
One day, just over a year ago, Given Nkanyane and Manfred Klose met at a recording studio in Cape Town. Since that day Stone Jets was created and the rest is history. Given and Manfred came together and formed a dynamic band and haven’t looked back. I am personally so happy that I discovered them, because their music warms my heart. Their sound is a folk/rock acoustic blend and they played all their own music as well as some covers.
Stone jets played two sets for the afternoon and it was just such a treat to enjoy a scrumptious meal listening to them play and sing. These guys have a groovy feel about them – Manfred with his gentle quiet spirit and Given with his outgoing bubbly personality, together they fit like a glove.
When Given sings his voice tells a story – music moves him deep within his soul and the beautiful light that shines within his soul comes forth and shines brightly for all to see.
At the end of their second set, a lady approached Given and I overheard her say to him ‘your voice is phenomenal – you have such an incredible vocal range’ – true words indeed.
Stone Jets is a band that has achieved so much in their first year and I cannot wait to see what awaits them down the line.
A saw this beautiful quote and it seemed so apt –
|“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”|
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LISTEN HERE: https://soundcloud.com/stone-jets-music
Their website: http://stonejets.com/
Let the beauty of their music touch your soul.