Archive for July, 2010

3 weeks to go..!!

Posted: July 29, 2010 by Macstanley in News

Hi all,

With just over 3 weeks to go until Show Day, things are now kicking into overdrive for the SYMPHONIC ROCKS team!

Tune in to the Fresh Drive on 5FM tomorrow (Thursday) from 5pm – 6pm to hear all about the show and how plans are coming along..

Ticket sales have gone through the roof in the last 2 days, so gather your mates and make a plan to book at Computicket asap!

Flat Stanley, Louise Carver, Just Jinjer, Watershed, aKing & Gang of Instrumentals alongside a full 65 piece Symphony Orchestra for 1 night only!

Saturday 21 August at Grand Arena, GrandWest.

Tickets are just R150 each and there isn’t a bad seat in the house! :)


Heineken announces musical extravaganza

Posted: July 25, 2010 by Macstanley in Press

Heineken® in association with 5FM are set to bring together top South African acts with a full philharmonic orchestra for a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience.

via Heineken announces musical extravaganza.

Join South African music heavyweights Just Jinjer, Louise Carver, Flat Stanley, Watershed, aKing and Gang of Instrumentals as they rock their way through some of their best known and loved songs backed by the epic power of a full 65 piece Symphony Orchestra! A truly unique and very special once off spectacular. Don`t miss out!

via Computicket – the Ticket you can Trust – symphonic rocks.

How about some good South African music with an interesting twist? Think of your favourite local music acts – Flat Stanley, Just Jinjer, Watershed, aKing, Gang Of Instrumentals and Louise Carver playing their biggest hits, backed by a 65 piece symphony orchestra. That’s what you can expect at the Grand Arena at Grand West Casino on Saturday 21 August 2010.

via Symphonic Rocks, featuring Flat Stanley, Just Jinjer, Watershed and more – 21 August 2010 at the Grand West Arena |

It Could Only Be Heineken(R)

Posted: July 21, 2010 by Macstanley in Artists, News, Press Releases

Heineken® in association with 5FM are set to bring together Top South African acts with a full philharmonic orchestra for a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience

Heineken® is proud to announce its sponsorship of an unprecedented musical endeavor for its consumers. On August 21st, the Grand Arena at Grandwest Casino, Cape Town, will play host to an evening of epic musical entertainment; Symphonic Rocks.

For the first time ever on South African shores, some of South Africa’s top original musical acts will be paired with a full 65 piece symphony orchestra for a night of goosebumps and sublime musical artistry. With 65 classical instruments being played live alongside 6 of South Africa’s top playlisted local artists and bands, the logistics involved in writing all of the orchestral scores for this modern original music is awe-inspiring, as the show itself is expected to be!

The all-star line-up includes Flat Stanley, Just Jinjer, Louise Carver, Watershed , aKING & Gang of Instrumentals who will each be performing some of their most-loved hits. Backed by the intense power of a full orchestra, you will witness these bands taken to new and dizzying heights of musical prowess, and experience their songs in a way you never have before.

This musical extravaganza is the brainchild of Flat Stanley front man Andy Mac: ‘It has taken 6 years of dreaming and several months of planning to make this show happen. Now, with the help of Heineken and in association with 5FM, I am finally able to not only realize this dream, but also share it with some of our musical friends as they join us for this one night spectacular in Cape Town. It wasn’t easy to pull this off, but I absolutely can’t wait to see people’s reactions”.

Franco Maria Maggi, Heineken® Marketing Manager: “We are obviously very proud of getting this off the ground with Andy and all the other artists. We have no doubt all in attendance will be completely blown away by this unique experience.”

Justine Cullinan, 5FM Marketing Manager: “5FM is always looking for new levels in eventing experiences to reward listeners with. Symphonic Rocks allows the alignment of two great brands while producing an experience that will elevate itself above and beyond other music events.”

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For more information on Symphonic Rocks, please contact Jonathan Zurel on jonathan(at)

On Saturday 21st August the Grand Arena at Grandwest Casino will play host to South Africa’s top pop & rock bands performing all their best known songs alongside a full Symphony Orchestra for one spectacular night.

South African music heavyweights Just Jinjer, Flat Stanley, Louise Carver, Watershed, Gang of Instrumentals and aKing will be backed by the epic power of a full 65 piece symphony orchestra as they perform their way through some of their best known and loved songs.

Symphonic Rocks will not only feature 6 of the biggest names in SA music being backed by a massive orchestra, but will also involve world class technical production elements (sound, lighting & AV) ensuring that the show is going to both look & sound phenomenal.

Hear your favourite artists performing the hit songs you know and love in a way you never have before… and may well never get the opportunity to again!

Don’t miss out on what could easily be described as THE music event of the year!

Book your seats at Computicket… NOW!!

Event: “Symphonic Rocks”

Date: Saturday 21 August 2010

Venue: Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino, Cape Town

Tickets: R150 each available from Computicket ( or 083 915 8000)

Doors: 19h00

Show: 20h00

No children under the age of 3yrs allowed.

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