Downstairs Live Music Sessions

Running Time: 60 mins
Mike Fenn | Franscois JT Bezuidenhout

Mike Fenn has always been a passionate leader, whether its is rugby, acting or music - he would always find a way to make things happen. He is currently the founder of both the Live Music Foundation (Cape Town) as well as the creator of the new upcoming Where and When App being launched in October 2018. Mike's passion is to engage meaningfully with audiences through live music. His smooth, rock voice and folk-infused guitar will leave your heart full of hope, and your feet stomping long after the songs have ended.

Franc (Franscois JT Bezuidenhout) is a professional musician and teacher by trade, currently busy with PhD research in musical theatre. His passion is to empower people through music, to render life more hopeful and love filled and to use his considerable keyboard technique to inspire and delight.

Mike and Franc met recently at a live gig and since then fun filled, inspiring live music has been the common thread and main goal.

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Acoustic folk duo • Running Time: 60 mins

For Lara Frances, recording her new album was an exercise in musical honesty and vulnerability. On her latest release, “Relinquish” the talented singer/songwriter lays herself bare with a stripped down collection of songs that put her emotions front and centre. 

With vivid lyrics and raw instrumentation layered over beautiful melodies, the new songs are captivating, atmospheric soundscapes with gentle hints of folk, rock and country. Based around the theme of letting go, “Relinquish” displays an artist whose sound has evolved and matured into something unmistakably honest and hauntingly beautiful. 

Putting aside commercial concerns, Lara set out to create an album that would resonate with listeners on a deeper level, with universal themes based around poignant moments in her own life. It’s an album that was created organically rather than manufactured, and is an unfiltered reflection of thoughts, ideas and emotions. 

In a decade-long career in the South African music business, this will be Lara’s third release, following on from her two previous albums, “High on Life” and “Little Rendition”. With 4 top 10 radio singles, several music video releases aired on SABC2, SABC3 and MK324, a host of television appearances on various channels and even a number one single on KFM and Highveld Stereo, Lara is no stranger to the spotlight and is heavily involved in several charity initiatives supporting young artists and musicians. The new EP is a beautiful, profound musical statement delivered by an artist with unquestionable musical integrity. An artist set to make a serious impact on the SA music scene.

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