I attended the launch of this amazing new Music Academy based in Side Street Studios, Woodstock. The brainchild of a friend of mine, Musician Rus Nerwich. I have been to a few of his live shows, being a 'talented' to say the least Saxaphone player he always amazes me with his easy stage presence, music skills and a music style of his own.
Side Street Studios is a creative community aimed at increasing the demand for studio space where creative minds work side by side in their own space, an appropriate venue for the music academy.
Rus is aiming at people of any age to attend lessons in Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass, Saxophone, Trumpet or Voice with the best teachers Cape Town has to offer as well as band rehearsal space and may also be used as a recording studio.
We were entertained on the evening by Eliezer, Bateleur, Rus Nerwich, Madzishe, Mean Black Mumba and Nash Reed.
Cutty Sark Whiskey was flowing, one of the first light coloured blended whiskey's which has been around for the last 80 years, pizza, arisan beers and wines could be purchased. With the smell of freshly baked bread from the bakery filling the air and Table Mountain as the view this evening was a night to remember.
Well done to Rus Nerwich, I wish you all the best and suggest all musicians visit the Woodstock Music Academy.
Side Street Studios
46 Albert Road
Pictures and article Copyright By Tamsyn Wells