At our second of six ceremonies, our city lit up in lights, as the very best of Cape Town's Arts and Entertainment industry gathered at the intimate and vibey NOMAD Bistro & Bar for the Cape Town Experiences Awards 2019!
With so many familiar faces having graced the Nomad stage through its popular live music and comedy nights, old and new friends shared the strikingly new experience of orange and cinnamon infused Sierra tequila and conversed about future collaborations.
It was our greatest pleasure to have rubbed shoulders with Clay and Kaitlyn from "Prison: House of Rebels", a dangerously sexy entertainment venue and bar in Greenpoint, as well as all our amazing nominees and winners. Special thanks to all our sponsors.
Video by Kaashif Stellenboom
Music by The Guy is Alive
Highlighting individuals and businesses for their contribution in the fields of fashion, comedy and music, the Arts and Entertainment ceremony was a night to never forget.
Drinks were enjoyed alongside deliciously generous fingerfoods prepared by NOMAD Bistro & Bar, while The Guy is Alive lit the stage up in Spanish Flare song.
Again we'd like to thank our sponsors and honoured nominees for joining us, particularly those who came in from across South Africa and a big thanks to NOMAD Boutique Backpackers for hosting them.
Without further adue --
It is our pleasure to announce the nominees and winners of each award
AWARD: Rising Star of Fashion
WINNER: Nicole Swing
A lifestyle brand incorporating interior design and decor and exclusive ladies and men's clothing. They specialize bespoke tailoring using quality fabrics. They also offer interior design consultation and personalized wardrobe advice.
AWARD: Stalwart of Fashion
WINNER: Stefania Morland
Stefania Morland is dedicated to personal service and attention to detail. Her intimate high-end fashion store and studio, which opened its doors in 2005, has grown and evolved while staying true to the original design ethos: unique, playful pieces that remain classic and timeless.“Layering pieces and expertly constructed garments that can be worn in more than one way create a more complex look and allow our customers freedom and creativity of expression with our clothes.”Stefania uses only the finest hand-selected natural fibres sourced from around the world to produce the best possible end result. Each garment is skillfully crafted with specific attention to construction techniques and accentuated detail, creating truly distinctive clothing for people who respect and celebrate life.
AWARD: Male Model of the Year
WINNER: Wade Cowan
Male model, as described on his instagram on what drives him: "Living the full life of the mind,exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual".
AWARD: Fashion Photographer of the Year
Petra Van Raaij
WINNER: Migal Vanas
Cape Town commercial photographer, Migal Vanas has over 15 years’ shooting experience across a broad range of photographic disciplines and artistic genres. Specialising in portrait photography (including corporate and casting headshots), event photography and commercial lifestyle photography, Migal also has experience in architecture, fashion, maternity, wedding and food photography as well as product photography, fitness and boudoir shoots.
AWARD: Female Model of the Year
WINNER: Retha Lethoko
AWARD: Friend of Industry - Comedy
Cape Town Jive Funny Fest
Samoka (Mo Kadir)
Real Art Wednesdays (RAW)
WINNER: Samoka (Mo Kadir)
Premium Stand-Up Comedy Event Experience showcasing a variety of SA's most Talented Stand-Up Comedians featured at Selected Premiere Venues in Gauteng & Western Cape!
AWARD: Rising Star of Comedy
WINNER: Reagen Allen
Reagen's style of comedy can be described in three words: Intelligent, Witty and Hilarious! He doesn't give a f - literally. And with a mixture of one-liners, puns and story-telling, he is able to share his experiences and observations in an extremely funny way, & address the various social issues we face on a daily basis.
AWARD: Best International Comedian
WINNER: Shimmy Isaacs
Worcester born and raised Shimmy Isaacs went from runaway teen to one of Cape Town's most entertaining and skilled comedy female performers in South Africa & Internationally.
AWARD: Best Television Comic of the Year
Conrad Koch (Chester Missing)
Natasha Mira-Match Hewana
WINNER: Conrad Koch (Chester Missing)
Conrad is South Africa’s top comedy ventriloquist, and possibly the only one, and is a double International Emmy nominated comedian. His most famous puppet, Chester Missing, has won numerous awards in his own right, including being the first recipient of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s Anti-Racism Award. Chester Missing has interviewed most of South Africa’s political elite and has held a number of regular radio and TV slots, and even wrote an award-winning book.
AWARD: Comedian of the Year - Male
Phil De Lange
WINNER: Kagiso KG
Kagiso KG Mokgadi or just KG as he is popularly known! Influenced by old-time comedy legends and touted by the industry as a growing legend, this National level award winning comic can make you laugh on the worst days. One of the most consisten performers in the biggest rooms across South Africa - KG is the man to watch out for in 2019 in Cape Town.
AWARD: Best Non-English Comedian
Francois Van As
WINNER: Schalk Bezuidenhout
“Bezuidenhout is known for his quirky dress sense and the way he lets the audience in on what it’s like to be an Afrikaans-speaking young person… His unique material and delivery allow him to stand out in a sea of stand-up comedians” – Helen Herimbi
AWARD: Stalwart of Comedy
WINNER: Tracy Klass
Tracy has been performing stand up comedy since her arrival in Cape Town in 1999. She is known for her ‘growing up disgracefully’ stance on life and being dragged towards middle age – kicking and screaming. Starred in some of the best shows - ''Doing it for the money", "Still Doing it" , "Klass Struggle" and many more.
AWARD: Best Comedy Production
Phil De Lange
WINNER: Mel Jones
Born and raised in Cape Town and a proud resident of Mitchell’s Plain, Mel Jones describes herself as "the favourite" of three siblings. A product of the Cape Comedy Collective's Comedy Lab workshops, Mel burst into the limelight with her unique confidence and sexy style. Mel Jones has been making waves with her production Just Me (with an) L.
AWARD: Comedian of the year - Female
WINNER: Angel Campey
Angel Campey is a stand up comedian, based in Cape Town & performs all over the country and has performed stand up in New York City, Montreal, Canada and Lagos, Nigeria. Her production shows - Yes, Really Angel & Devil's Advocate have had sold out shows all over the country and consistently. One of the those amazing comics you would pay to watch on club gigs, festivals, radio or TV!
AWARD: Best New Cape Town Band
Frances Clare Band
Jackal and the Wind
WINNER: Southern Wild
AWARD: Rising Star of Music
WINNER: Jarrad Ricketts
Cape Town's latest pop sensation & also performed at Cape Town International Jazz Festival! His tracks New Life and Take Me To Your Heart are also climbing the charts at radio stations across the country and he is busy making what he does best, Music!
**In the category of Rising Star of Music, one nominee received so many votes that the judges couldn't help but take note. The public has spoken!
WINNER OF THE RISING STAR OF MUSIC - READER'S CHOICE AWARD: Riaan Smit!
Hi style ranges across the board with an affinity for blues and earthy music. He has traveled and toured across the globe learning the language of music through collaborating with artists wherever ever he goes. Namibian-born but based in Cape Town, he has entertained fans far and wide with his show band Crimson House, and toured the world with his touring act the Brothers Remedy.
AWARD: Best International Performer
WINNER: Roland Albertson
Roland Albertson's laid-back acoustic beach vibe is just so easy to listen to - effortlessly blending elements of americana, funk, pop, acoustic and alternative.
AWARD: Best Radio Single of the Year
Dwson - Forbidden (feat. Sió)
Lady Zamar Collide
WINNER: Jimmy Nevis Born and raised in Cape Town, Jimmy Nevis is an alternative pop singer/songwriter and producer. Brought up in a musical home, he struggled to start his music career after matric. He decided to pursue his dreams without the help of a music qualification and wrote his first hit single, “Elephant Shoes” in 2012. Taking his single to as many radio stations as he could, it was not long until the country recognised his talent.
AWARD: Best Live Production
We Are Live
Red Hot Events
Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts
Cape Town International Jazz Festival
The Mother City’s premium summer music & food festival pushing the boundaries higher with the freshest live music acts and the tastiest mouth watering gourmet food to Sizzled & melt your hearts. Sizzled: Music acts, upcoming & established dj’s & bands performing live & great soul food. Settled in a Perfect urban space with an electric vibe.
AWARD:Stalwart of Music
Springbok Nude Girls
Born and raised in Cape Town, Jimmy Nevis is an alternative pop singer/songwriter and producer. Brought up in a musical home, he struggled to start his music career after matric. He decided to pursue his dreams without the help of a music qualification and wrote his first hit single, “Elephant Shoes” in 2012. Taking his single to as many radio stations as he could, it was not long until the country recognised his talent.
Thanks once again to all our nominees, winners, sponsors and staff, without any of you, this would've only been a brewing idea. Photo credit: Kaashif Stellenboom & Kyle Josephs