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Thursday, June 2, 2011


Enjoy Sunday lunch in the country to the sounds of the Silver Creek Mountain Band at Emoyeni Lodge, within easy reach of the N3 between Cato Ridge and Camperdown.

In today's age of "plastic" music where elements of most bands are synthetic, it is unique to find a band that plays their music "100% live". Silver Creek has been doing it for the last 30 years! Formed in East London in the early 70's the band has entertained thousands in pubs and clubs, parties, weddings, rallies, theatres and self-run venues. Their 'track record', to say the least, is impressive.

Over the years, the band has hosted many excellent musicians, each playing a valuable part in keeping Silver Creek's music alive. Currently the band draws its line-up from a half-dozen professional musicians, the availability, circumstance and venue dictating its choice of line-up for each occasion. Sunday's line-up comprises Rod Dry (double bass/vocals), Shugg Dry (lead guitar), JP Füss (guitar/vocals).

The music is performed "acoustically", obviously amplified, with as few additives as possible. The selection of music is varied and comprised from their own choice of material, some of which has become synonymous with Silver Creek. On any given performance, one can expect to hear a mixture of traditional and contemporary Folk Songs, Blues, Bluegrass, Folk and original (self penned) songs.

Emoyeni Lodge serves a three-course meal created by their chef, Matt, with seasonal veggies from their organic garden (vegetarians provided for). Lunch from 12h00 with the music starting at 12h30. R120pp for meal and music. For the not-so-hungry, minimum R30 donation for the music, fresh air and good company. Fully licensed cash bar with selection of cocktails and wines.

Booking essential for meals, call Brenda on 031 7851740, or email For music enquiries call Fiona 072 822 7988. For directions see the map on

Fr information on silver Creek Mountain Band, contact Rod Dry on 083 574 9642 or visit