26 September 2012

Tour starts tomorrow!

My band's hitting the road again. Check out our upcoming shows below:

This weekend's shows

27 & 28 Sept: Double Trouble at Die Boer, Durbanville
Entrance: R90.00 per night.
Bookings are essential, as limited tables are available:
021 979 1911/ 083 406 0111/ navrae@dieboer.com
29 Sept: XS Music Festival, Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg
Tickets: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/xs_music_festival/630138369

5 Oct: Ou Meul Teater, Paarl
Book: 083 564 0056.
 6 Oct: Buckley's Bellville
12 Oct: Moon-Rock Festival 2012, Chintheche Inn, Northern Lakeshore, Malawi

East Coast Tour

Mark Haze East Coast Tour:

17 Oct: The Music Kitchen, Port Elizabeth
Tickets: R100.00
Book: 041 364 1964
18 Oct: The Jam Shack Theatre & Function Venue, East London
Tickets: R100.00
Book: 072 225 7120

19 Oct: Tamboekie Festival, Queenstown
Tickets: TBC
Book: TBC
20 Oct: The Mexican JBay, Jeffrey's Bay
Tickets: Ladies R30.00 / Gents R50.00
Book: 042 293 2966
21 Oct: Barnyard Theatre Mossel Bay, Mossel Bay
Tickets: R100.00
Book: 044 698 1022

Brought to you by:
- Universal Music SA
- Nicci Hayden - Travel Counsellor
- Yamaha Music South Africa
- Paul Bothner Music www.bothners.co.za
- Holiday Autos South Africa

See you at the next show!

27 Oct: Fairmont Community Festival, Fairmont High School, Durbanville

31 Oct: Jamrock Theatre, Brackenfell

More dates to follow for November/December

Mark Haze - "Where Angels Fear To Fly" - also available from iTunes and Amazon online stores

20 September 2012

Mark Haze Music Videos, Tour Dates & More!

My band released a music video for our single "Alone" recently, which is now showing on several TV stations across the country. It was directed by Marnus Tredoux from Magic Hour Productions. If you haven't yet seen it, click the link below to watch it on Youtube.

A shot from the music video for "Alone" by Mark Haze

If you liked the video, please show us some love by voting for it on the MK Top 10 chart. You can do it here: http://mk.dstv.com/category/top10. You can vote as many times as you like!

Don't forget to catch us on tour this Spring/Summer. We're playing shows in Durbanville, Bellville,  Paarl, Cape Town, Brackenfell, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Jeffrey's Bay, Queenstown, Mossel Bay, Namibia, Malawi and more!

All our tour dates can be found at http://www.markhaze.com

If you haven't been to one of our shows, check out what it is all about in the video below.  This video for "Shake What Your Mama Gave You" was created by Dylan Haskin using live footage from one of our Cape Town shows. Click the link below to view it on Youtube.

A shot from the music video for  "Shake What Your Mama Gave You" by Mark Haze

The latest Mark Haze album "Where Angels Fear To Fly" is available through Universal Music at all major South African music retailers, as well as on iTunes and Amazon online stores. Don't forget to request our latest single "Wake Up (Dreaming of You)" on your local radio station.

Lastly, you can "like" us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/markhaze12 and follow us on Twitter - Mark Haze: @MarkHaze12, Gareth Haze: @GarethHaze12, Bjorn Faree: @BjornFaree12 & Brian Lee: @brianlee12A

12 September 2012

Music Industry Rant: Drinks Specials

I receive a lot of event invitations on Facebook to other artists' shows. I also send out similar invitations to my own shows. The thing that bugs me though is when the description of the show is 30% information on the bands and their set times and 70% information on the exceedingly long list of drinks specials that the venue has on offer.

Yes, it is nice to have a tasty cold beverage, purchased at a bargain price, to enjoy while watching a band, but this should not be the selling point of the event. If people want the music industry to develop, then venues, musicians and promoters should start focusing on what the event is all about: Music. If your venue claims to be a "Live Music Venue" and not simply a pub with a termite-infested stage, then start running it like one. Centre your focus on hosting great live music events with top-quality sound and lighting. The music industry should be focusing on music and leaving the liquor focus to the liquor industry.

05 September 2012

Photo Challenge! - "Cruising"

I've always had an interest in photography, so for my birthday in March, my wife along with a few members of our family chipped in to buy me a decent camera. After buying a book on photography and practicing a bit, she's decided I need a challenge. So, every now and then she thinks up a different style of photo that I should take.

Quite a while back, she suggested I take a photo that shows motion. Although it is long overdue, I finally managed. Yesterday, as it was such a nice day, I took a walk through town at around lunch time and snapped a few photos, amongst which I got this one entitled "Cruising" (Click to enlarge the photo).

I managed to take a few other nice ones, which I'll add soon.

My next photo challenge is to create an interesting landscape/cityscape photo. It should be fun. :)

04 September 2012

Mark Haze - Gauteng Acoustic Tour

If you're in Gauteng this week, make sure you get down to one of Mark Haze's acoustic shows. Mark & our guitarist Bjorn are in Gauteng all week and still have about 4 shows left of the tour.

Check out the picture for the dates:

03 September 2012

Blogging like it's going on Twitter


Yes, I'm still here.

I've decided as of today to update my blog more frequently, but with shorter posts and hopefully more photos.

I have a decent camera now, so I therefore have no excuse not to take cool photos and share them with the world.

My blog is basically going to be like a Twitter account. Short, to-the-point, and hopefully interesting.

Thanks for your patience during my 6+ months of inactivity.

For your patience, and as part of my promise, here's a photo I took a while back of a rainbow on Table Mountain from my apartment window. No editing done on it as of yet. :)