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On the 10th March Gavin Minter entered his first Argus. 24km from the finish line – at the bottom of Chapmans Peak – a cyclist pulled out in front of him. He was doing over 40km/h and after braking went over the handle bars and landed on his elbow.
He shattered his elbow in 6 places and dislocated his shoulder. On the 18th he underwent a successful 4 hour operation and has started physio to get his mobility back into his arm and fingers. Unfortunately it will be months till he picks up the saxophone again and a lot longer till he plays percussion.
There is a den of wolves camping outside his door with a healthy litter ready to be fed [hence “Feed The Pack”] and this concert is to benefit and help with growing hospital and doctors bills. Gavin has created and provided work for countless musicians over the past 20 years and is overwhelmed by the support and commitment he has received for this concert.
The concert will be on the 30th April at 19h30 to 01h00 at The Mercury Lounge. The night will feature many of South Africa’s top jazz and blues artists and include people like Arno Carstens – Albert Frost – Melanie Scholtz – Richard Ceasar – Rus Nerwich – Kevin Gibson – Natasha Meister – Gerald Clark – Schalk Joubert – Andrew Lilley – Tina Schouw – Amanda Tiffin – Kevin Floyd – Doc John – Lee Thomson – Alvin Dyers – Gorm Helfjord – Simon Orange – Richard Pryor – Charles Lazar – Lee Gold – Bobby Minter – Vuyo Sotashe – Kesivan Naidoo – Jonno Sweetman – Reg Edwards – Romy Brauteseth – Marlon Witooi – Shaun Johannes – Mike Horn – Benjamin Jephta – Justin Bellairs – Adam Coolset – Heinrich Goosen – Mike Laatz and a few more to be confirmed.
There will be 2 stages with jazz and blues being the order of the day. The minimum donation at the door will be R150. Presale tickets available at webtickets – https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=404860567 Bothners have donated a Fender Acoustic guitar as a give away – so hold onto your ticket as there will be a draw at 11pm. I would like to thank Kevin Winder and the Mercury, Bothners for the guitar and most importantly all the musicians who have offered their time and talent for Gavin’s cause.
For any of you who cannot make the concert and would still like to contribute – you can deposit any contribution into the following account. Real Wired Productions – Standard Bank – Cheque acc no – 271152052 – Branch code – 036309 – [pls give your name as reference] THANK YOU – Des Kieswetter [For any queries please phone 072-185-1230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org]