Tape Hiss and Sparkle

Off-beat Folk • Running Time: 60 mins
Guitar and Vocals by Simon Tamblyn | Drums by Mandisi Nkomo | Cello by Catherine Schenck | Bass Guitar by Helen Westcott
Tape Hiss and Sparkle return with their off-beat compositions about Table Mountain, Pretoria and interstellar bird-life for an intimate night at The Alexander Bar Theatre.
Tape Hiss and Sparkle is lo-fi, off-beat, alternative folk music. Started as the solo project of Simon Tamblyn (Simon Pienaar playing under an old family name) in 2009 while Tamblyn was still the vocalist for Cape Town art-rockers, The Sleepers (from 2003 - 2011). Recording in his bedroom, Tamblyn wrote about his life and others in Cape Town, South Africa. After many active years and a handful of albums and EPs, Tape Hiss and Sparkle is a creative force to be reckoned with both on and offstage.


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Prefer to speak to a human? You can book by telephone on 021.300.1652. We might have to call you back if the bar is very busy.
Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or by an adult with consent from a parent or guardian.
Seating is unreserved. All the seats are good seats but please arrive in good time to make sure you can sit together.
Also we unfortunately don’t have any wheelchair access to our theatre. There is 1 flight of steps.