The Runaway Train Cult is a Sunday afternoon sensation at Il Giardino; as music lovers of all ages embrace the festive atmosphere and tap toes to their tunes. This colourful band of bandits has a 'take-no- prisoners' approach to all-time favourite covers songs, ranging from Gypsy Jazz to Honky Tonk.
This Johannesburg based duo performs an eclectic mix of original Folk/Irish/Rock. For a lack of a better word they refer to their unique style as “Irish-Boereblues!” Singer/songwriter, Christoff Beukes, plays acoustic Guitar, Harmonica and does the Lead Vocal duties in this exciting duo.
David Delaney, is an Irishman, that has been calling South Africa home, for the last 6 years. He grew up learning his craft playing in the pubs of Waterford, where he was born. He plays the Fiddle; a traditional Irish flute called the Low Whistle, Mandolin and does Backing Vocals.
Apart from the interesting mix of acoustic instruments, it is the beautiful blend of vocal harmonies that keeps audiences transfixed. The band is rounded off by Brendon van Rooyen on drums and Cesare Cassarino on bass.
Jazz Company is an old school swing band in the vein of Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble. Vocalist Andrew Massey leads his band of merry men through songs such as Home, Night & Day, I've got you under my Skin and other delightful swings tunes. He is accompanied by piano, upright bass, drums and guitar/banjo.