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Hot 91.9FM is still bringing you the Best in Old Skool Music and R&B

Hot 91.9FM is still bringing you the Best in Old Skool Music and R&B

Joburg’s hottest station, Hot 91.9FM, today announced a provisional line-up change during the 21 day lock down period as legislated by the government , and assured listeners that the station will be “always on”, 24 hours a day, to lift audience spirits throughout this difficult period in our nation`s history.

The award-winning Mansfield in the Morning Team will now broadcast live from 07h00 – 10h00 from their sanitized studio. Jeremy, Sam and the rest of the gang will bring you the latest news and programming, fun and games and Hot`s unique mix of memory making music to get you into your day to day activities.

Mark Pilgrim will broadcast live from 10h00 – 13h00 from the luxury of his home and will continue to bring you his Baldie magic. Thereafter the effervescent Bunny Majaja will broadcast until 3pm, when the Big Joburg Drive, takes over live from the 2nd Hot 91.9FM  studio.

The music continues 24/7 and for those listeners who love the classic hits, Lloyd Madurai will continue to be live on air playing your favourite “Club Classics”.

Lloyd adds, “Hot 91.9FM is here for our community and will continue to entertain our listeners throughout this uncertain period. In addition, we will have an open line of communication for anyone who needs questions answered, require updates or would like to talk to someone through our various channels, we will provide this essential service to our listeners and broader community”.

SMS 44919 (R1.50) or WhatsApp 084 221 2919 – Hot 91.9FM – we are here for you!

Brat Pack with a Big Band – New Show Dates Announced

Brat Pack with a Big Band – New Show Dates Announced

NEW SHOW DATES FOR A BRAT PACK WITH A BIG BAND CONFIRMED

  • 19th & 20th June @ Teatro, Montecasino
  • Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Loyiso Bala & Ross Learmonth singing timeless classics in collaboration with Johannesburg Big Band
  • Tickets available via Computicket

Following the earlier postponement of the much-anticipated A Brat Pack with A Big Band, Real Concerts and Hot 91.9 FM have confirmed that the show will now take place on the 19th and 20th of June at the Teatro at Montecasino.

Patrons who are already in possession of their tickets must retain them as Computicket will do a swap out of the tickets closer to the time of the new date. Patrons who have booked online but not collected their tickets, their tickets will reflect the new date when they collect them. Please note that Tickets purchased for Friday 27th March will be transferred to Friday 19th June; and tickets purchased for Saturday 28th March will be transferred to Saturday 20th June (the same seats will apply).

Patrons who are unable to attend on the new dates, will be refunded.

For any ticketing enquiries you may email info@computicket.com

Joburg fell in love with the idea of these top performers sharing a stage together with a big band and so, we have chosen to push the live show date out to June.  Our number 1 priority is to ensure the well-being of our patrons, the performers and our staff and we will continue to monitor the situation,” comments Real Concerts owner, Roddy Quin.

A Brat Pack with a Big Band is a musical journey that will see Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Loyiso Bala and Ross Learmonth – all of which have hailed from some of South Africa’s biggest acts – performing timeless classics together with the 17-piece Johannesburg Big Band, conducted by Adam Howard.

The original ‘Rat Pack’, which included icons such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, created the most memorable music of our time and the “Brat Pack” will re-create the good old days of music and entertainment with songs including New York, New York, I’ve Gotta Be Me, Mack the Knife, Mr Bojangles, My Way and more.

Tickets start from R325 and are available through Computicket online and retail outlets.  Ticket URL: http://bit.ly/2RX1ddA.  The show is family-friendly, but as per theatre house rules, no under 3’s permitted.  The show commences at 20h00 at the Teatro at Montecasino.

 

LISTING INFORMATION:
Event:   A BRAT PACK WITH A BIG BAND
Venue:  Teatro, Montecasino (Fourways, Johannesburg)
Date:   19th & 20th June
Time:    20h00 (doors open at 19h00)

 

About the performers:

South African rocker, Ard Matthews has been the frontman of Just Jinjer since the early 90’s.  While the band is still active, Ard launched a successful solo career in 2012.  Having grown up listening to the likes of Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Elvis Presley, Ard was inspired to enter a talent competition at the age of 12 and in 1996 he start Just Jinjer with fellow musicians, Brent Harris and Denholm Harding.

 

Arno Carstens is a platinum-selling, award-winning singer/songwriter and guitarist.  As the lead singer of The Springbok Nude Girls and subsequently as a solo artist (with recordings in both English and Afrikaans), Arno has released multiple albums and spawned a string of successful singles and received numerous awards during his career.

 

As a teenager, Loyiso Bala, was trained at the prestigious Drakensberg Boys Choir.  After an overwhelming success with kwaito act, TKZee in 2000, Loyiso started a solo career in 2001 and he solidified his reputation as South Africa’s king of R&B and he has won multiple awards and performed around the world.

 

After nearly two decades of touring and recording as the frontman for hit rock band, Prime Circle, Ross Learmonth, recently ventured out on his own solo career.  Since the band’s debut in 2002, Prime Circle has been one of the most celebrated rock acts in SA history and they have toured extensively around the globe and celebrated numerous awards and chart-topping hits.

 

The Johannesburg Big Band, run by musical director, Adam Howard, is a collection of the finest jazz and session musicians in South Africa.  The troupe has a repertoire of over 800 of the most celebrated big band chart songs. 

Hot 91.9FM lights up the SA Radio Awards 2020 Nominations

Hot 91.9FM lights up the SA Radio Awards 2020 Nominations

For the fourth year in a row, Joburg`s hottest station, Hot 91.9FM, has scooped multiple finalist nominations in the prestigious South African Radio Awards scheduled for April 2020. Included in their impressive showing this year is their fourth consecutive nomination for the “Station of the Year” gong, which Hot 91.9FM has won for the past three years.

Almost all of Hot 91.9FM`s key shows and community projects have struck the right note, including the hotly contested Afternoon Drive Show and Presenter award, the station`s ever popular Mark Pilgrim and Bunny Majaja Daytime shows as well as Hot Cares` successful community outreach events, “ Teddython” and “A School for Madiba”. Hot 91.9FM`s pivotal breakfast show, “Mansfield in the Morning” , hosted by the highly entertaining Jeremy Mansfield, clocked in with a staggering five nominations for, among others, the Breakfast Show and Breakfast Show Presenter as well as Content Producer categories.

Hot 91.9FM`s Managing Director, Lloyd Madurai, was naturally amped at the station`s performance, “We are deeply humbled by the faith shown in Hot 91.9 FM by our industry, our advertisers and at the top of the list , our listeners, who are the most important component in our success as a station. We remain committed to our fundamentals of providing quality entertainment to our listeners and our unwavering belief in assisting the community that we serve”.

 

The Nominations are:

NOMINATION SHOW PRESENTER
STATION OF THE YEAR HOT 91.9FM  
AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER THE BIG JOBURG DRIVE SIMON PARKINSON
AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW THE BIG JOBURG DRIVE SIMON PARKINSON
BREAKFAST SHOW PRESENTER MANSFIELD IN THE MORNING JEREMY MANSFIELD
BREAKFAST SHOW MANSFIELD IN THE MORNING JEREMY MANSFIELD
COMMUNITY PROJECT HOT 91.9FM TEDDYTHON  
CONTENT PRODUCER MANSFIELD IN THE MORNING WILL SCOTT & SAM COWEN
  HOT SPORT JOHN WALLAND
DAYTIME SHOW THE MARK PILGRIM SHOW  
  BUNNY MAJAJA ON HOT  
DRAMA PROGRAMME MANSFIELD IN THE MORNING  
NEWS BULLETIN READER NOBUHLE NKHOMA  
NIGHT TIME SHOW CLUB CLASSICS WITH LLOYD MADURAI  
PROMOTIONS/STUNT HOT 91.9FM TEDDYTHON  
  HOT CARES – MANSFIELD IN THE MORNING  
  A SCHOOL FOR MADIBA  
SPORTS SHOW HOT SPORT  
WEEKEND RADIO SHOW THE CLASSIC COUNTDOWN WITH KEVIN SAVAGE  
  THE ROB VEGA SHOW  
  GOOD TIMES WITH BENJY MUDIE  

The Radio Awards gala dinner which was initially scheduled to take place in Sandton on 18 April 2020 has been replaced with an online winners announcement to be aired via digital channels on Friday, 17 April 2020 at 14h00.

Brat Pack with a Big Band – New Show Dates Announced

Brat Pack with a Big Band – Second Show Added

PLEASE NOTE: The Brat Pack & A Big Band is postponed and the promoters are meeting with the venue for a new suitable date which we will be announced as soon as possible.

SECOND SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND    

  • 27th & 28th March @ Teatro, Montecasino
  • Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Loyiso Bala & Ross Learmonth

It seems Joburg has fallen in love with the idea of Ard Matthews, Arno Carstens, Loyiso Bala and Ross Learmonth sharing a stage together with a big band to perform some of the most memorable and timeless classics of our time.

Due to popular demand, a second show has been opened for The Brat Pack with a Big Band.  The shows will now take place over the 27th and 28th of March, 2020 at the Teatro at Montecasino.  

A Brat Pack With A Big Band’ – a musical journey presented by Real Concerts and Hot 91.9FM – will see these four top male vocalists – who have all hailed from some of SA’s biggest music acts – take to the stage in collaboration with the 17-piece ‘Johannesburg Big Band’, conducted by Adam Howard. 

The original ‘Rat Pack’ which included icons such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, created the most memorable and timeless music of our time and the “Brat Pack” will re-create the good old days of music and entertainment with featured songs “New York, New York”, “I’ve Gotta Be Me”, “Mack the Knife”, “Mr Bojangles”, “My Way” and more.

Tickets for ‘A Brat Pack With A Big Band’ start from R325 and are available through Computicket online and retail outlets.  Ticket URL: http://bit.ly/2RX1ddA.

The show is family friendly but as per theatre house rules, no under 3’s permitted.  The show starts at 20h00 at the Teatro at Montecasino in Fourways (Johannesburg).

About the performers:

South African rocker, Ard Matthews has been the frontman of Just Jinjer since the early 90’s.  While the band is still active, Ard launched a successful solo career in 2012.  Having grown up listening to the likes of Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Elvis Presley, Ard was inspired to enter a talent competition at the age of 12 and in 1996 he start Just Jinjer with fellow musicians, Brent Harris and Denholm Harding.

Arno Carstens is a platinum-selling, award-winning singer/songwriter and guitarist.  As the lead singer of The Springbok Nude Girls and subsequently as a solo artist (with recordings in both English and Afrikaans), Arno has released multiple albums and spawned a string of successful singles and received numerous awards during his career.

As a teenager, Loyiso Bala, was trained at the prestigious Drakensberg Boys Choir.  After an overwhelming success with kwaito act, TKZee in 2000, Loyiso started a solo career in 2001 and he solidified his reputation as South Africa’s king of R&B and he has won multiple awards and performed around the world.

After nearly two decades of touring and recording as the frontman for hit rock band, Prime Circle, Ross Learmonth, recently ventured out on his own solo career.  Since the band’s debut in 2002, Prime Circle has been one of the most celebrated rock acts in SA history and they have toured extensively around the globe and celebrated numerous awards and chart-topping hits. 

The Johannesburg Big Band, run by musical director, Adam Howard, is a collection of the finest jazz and session musicians in South Africa.  The troupe has a repertoire of over 800 of the most celebrated big band chart songs. 

 

Released on behalf of Real Concerts.

For media enquiries, contact:

Monica Steyn

MS Publicity

082 452 2095

monica@mspublicity.co.za

A Brat Pack with a Big Band

A Brat Pack with a Big Band

PLEASE NOTE: The Brat Pack & A Big Band is postponed and the promoters are meeting with the venue for a new suitable date which we will be announced as soon as possible.

Picture a smoky stage. Four iconic men dressed to the T’s – oozing style and charm – walk on to perform some of the biggest swing classics of all time….  And while this could be a scene out of a 1960’s Las Vegas casino, the date is the 27th of March, 2020; the stage is the Teatro at Montecasino and in place of the iconic ‘Rat Pack’ are four top male vocalists who have hailed from some of the biggest South African music acts.

A Brat Pack and A Big Band’ – a musical journey presented by Real Concerts and Hot 91.9FM – will see Ard Matthews (Just Jinjer), Arno Carstens (Springbok Nude Girls), Loyiso Bala and Ross Learmonth (Prime Circle) take to the stage in collaboration with the 17-piece ‘Johannesburg Big Band’, conducted by Adam Howard.

The original ‘Rat Pack’ which included icons such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, created the most memorable and timeless music of our time and the “Brat Pack” will re-create the good old days of music and entertainment with featured songs “New York, New York”, “I’ve Gotta Be Me”, “Mack the Knife”, “Mr Bojangles”, “My Way” and more.

Tickets for ‘A Brat Pack and A Big Band’ start from R325 and are available through Computicket online and retail outlets.  Ticket url http://bit.ly/2RX1ddA

The show is family friendly but as per theatre house rules, no under 3’s permitted.  The show starts at 20h00 at the Teatro at Montecasino in Fourways (Johannesburg).

 

About the Performers:

South African rocker, Ard Matthews has been the frontman of Just Jinjer since the early 90’s.  While the band is still active, Ard launched a successful solo career in 2012.  Having grown up listening to the likes of Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Elvis Presley, Ard was inspired to enter a talent competition at the age of 12 and in 1996 he start Just Jinjer with fellow musicians, Brent Harris and Denholm Harding.

Arno Carstens is a platinum-selling, award-winning singer/songwriter and guitarist.  As the lead singer of The Springbok Nude Girls and subsequently as a solo artist (with recordings in both English and Afrikaans), Arno has released multiple albums and spawned a string of successful singles and received numerous awards during his career.

As a teenager, Loyiso Bala, was trained at the prestigious Drakensberg Boys Choir.  After an overwhelming success with kwaito act, TKZee in 2000, Loyiso started a solo career in 2001 and he solidified his reputation as South Africa’s king of R&B and he has won multiple awards and performed around the world.

After nearly two decades of touring and recording as the frontman for hit rock band, Prime Circle, Ross Learmonth, recently ventured out on his own solo career.  Since the band’s debut in 2002, Prime Circle has been one of the most celebrated rock acts in SA history and they have toured extensively around the globe and celebrated numerous awards and chart-topping hits.

The Johannesburg Big Band, run by musical director, Adam Howard, is a collection of the finest jazz and session musicians in South Africa.  The troupe has a repertoire of over 800 of the most celebrated big band chart songs.

Bushfires Unite Rugby Fraternity – We have no planet B

Bushfires Unite Rugby Fraternity – We have no planet B

Every contribution, no matter the size, will definitely make an impact and your support would be greatly appreciated. Vodacom has donated a substantial amount and is challenging other sponsors and stakeholders to follow suit.

WIRES, based in New South Wales, need urgent assistance to help with these unprecedented emergencies.

We urge you to open your hearts and your pockets and join us in helping this worthy cause.

A video featuring some of the Emirates Lions players, was shot on location at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in Kromdraai.

The Lions Rugby Company have reached out to all fans of rugby, sponsors and stakeholders to support this worthy cause by either attending the function or donating.

Tickets for this event is available online at https://cutt.ly/jrPaMg1 from AUD$120 (excluding GST) per seat.

In the support of Wires and the incredible work they are doing in the continuous effort to rescue and rehabilitate injured animals in Australia due to the widespread bushfires that have still not subsided, the  Lions Rugby Company and the Emirates Lions will be hosting a breakfast in Sydney where all proceeds will go to Wires.

A panel with high profile rugby personalities from SANZAR, Australia and the Lions will talk about the business of rugby in 2020. Brendan Morris and Andy Marinos from SANZAR, CEO of Rugby Australia Raelene Castle, Lions Rugby Chairman Altmann Allers and CEO Rudolf Straeuli will take part in the panel discussion while WIRES CEO Leanne Taylor will share some insight on saving the animals of Australia.

It is impossible to know how many animals have perished and it will be many months before the impact on wild populations can be better understood but ecologists at Sydney University have estimated over 800 million animals have been affected in Australia since September.

 

We have no Planet B. Help us help WIRES and spread the word!