The Johannesburg solo artist, Stanley June, recently returned from his highly successful Cape Mini Tour and we can’t help but share the details with you!
This was the third Cape tour that Stanley undertook, but this one exceeded the previous two by a far stretch. “The audiences on this tour made it extra special. Every venue was filled to the brim with people eager to witness live music stripped down to its core; eyes and ears fixed to the stage in dead silence. It was unbelievable,” he says.
Stanley opened for Jesse Clegg at the famous Die Boer Theatre in Durbanville and the reaction was overwhelming.
Thereafter his tour led him to the beautiful coastal town of Onrus River, where he played at a sold-out Sprokkelster Theatre alongside blues maestro, Albert Frost. The theatre’s owner and manager, Louise van Zyl, had the following to say about Stanley: “It was a privilege to have the young artist, Stanley June, performing at Sprokkelster. His talent and potential blew the audience away and we hope to welcome him back to the venue soon.”
He ended off his tour with a show at the Barleycorn Music Club – a music showcase platform that has been around since 1975. De Etheridge, one of the club’s organisers, also only had praise for Stanley after seeing him live: “Stanley June made his debut appearance at the Barleycorn Music Club with professionalism. We wish him the best for his future career.”
Apart from his shows, Stanley had an equally busy publicity schedule. He was interviewed on Whalecoast FM, the regional radio station in Hermanus. Stanley also appeared on the live morning TV show on SABC 3, Expresso. One of the show’s main presenters, Katlego Maboe, interviewed him and he performed two songs live. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayNQkkxUoJU
Then Stanley also paid the regional Cape Town newspaper, TygerBurger, a visit, where Arts and Entertainment journalist, Louisa Steyl, interviewed him about his career, tour and upcoming plans. Read the interview online here: http://www.tygerburger.co.za/220662/news-details/stanleys-music-no-art-imitation
Be sure to keep a close eye on Stanley June’s online links for details about what he’ll be up to in 2015. We can give you a sneaky hint: he will be playing alongside one of SA’s best reckoned guitarists in Gauteng in February…