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Friday, September 23, 2011


On September 23, Music Revival will host Durban ‘poetic pop’ artist Rowan Stuart and Jaspar Lepak, folk-country songstress from Minnesota. Rowan Stuart is no stranger to the Music Revival stage, having made several highly successful appearances while touring in support of his albums A Thousand Brand New Places and Soul In A Suitcase. Combining his skill as a sought-after session guitarist, with his passion for song-writing and singing, Rowan’s unique brand of ‘poetic pop’ has earned the respect of musicians and the love of fans around South Africa. Rowan’s live shows incorporate live audio looping, and he is joined by Jared Collison on bass guitar, creating a full and dynamic sound.

Since her temporary move to Durban in the spring of 2009, Jaspar Lepak has been captivating audiences across KZN with a remarkable gift for melody that is only surpassed by her poetry. Playful, intimate, heartfelt, and intense, Lepak’s lyrics expose a brave vulnerability as well as an art for storytelling, while her clear, strong voice penetrates the heart. Accompanied by her husband Kale Lepak on accordion, this clever nightingale’s boot-tapping, soul-stirring, acoustic-guitar-driven musings will draw your heart out onto your sleeve and make you want to keep it there. This performance will be one of the last chances to catch Jaspar in concert before she heads back to the USA after her two-year South African adventure!

Lepak and Stuart have been performing shows together since the beginning of 2011, and while their styles range from old-time country to pop rock, their commitment to the song is what makes their dual performances engaging, meaningful, and entertaining events. Their collaboration is a delight for all audiences.

Presented by Music Revival, Jaspar Lepak and Rown Stuart will perform on September 23 at 19h30 at 35 Montgomery Drive. Tickets R100 (includes soup served from 18h45) Bring Your Own Wine. Booking is essential on 033 342 3051 or There is secure parking.