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Jan Blohm and Ryno Velvet to share the stage


Jan Blohm and Ryno Velvet have decided to join forces on stage after the long anticipation of fans of the two musicians and songwriters.

Jan Blohm and Ryno Velvet will be performing at Camelot Guest House and Conference Centre. Picture: Supplied

JAN BLOHM and Ryno Velvet have decided to join forces on stage after the long anticipation of fans of the two musicians and songwriters.

Camelot Guest House and Conference Centre on the R64 (old Bloemfontein Road) just outside Kimberley will be hosting the pair on Thursday. The event will be held in the Boma area where a bonfire will be burning to keep the cold away.

Since their last joint tours in 2006 and 2009, Blohm and Velvet have returned with a brand new production that will carry audiences on a journey from the artists’ respective hits to brand new material.

Blohm and Velvet’s voices merge effortlessly. Their individual guitar playing compliments each other and makes you hope all the time that the acoustics might turn into electrics because it might just be even more fun!”

Blohm took a sabbatical year in 2021 and focused on his visceral art and his art gallery in the Strand. With an enormous public demand, he decided to do some exclusive solo performances.

Blohm has been turning the Afrikaans rock world on its head since making his debut in 2004 with his album ‘Melkstraat Confessions’, and he has not stopped revolutionising the music industry. There are only a few musicians who manage to speak to the heart like Jan Blohm.

Velvet is a South African musician who was born in Bellville, Cape Town. He is widely known for his outstanding performances and unique guitar playing. He made his mark in 2006 with the popular song ‘Ai My Lam’ and continues to make headlines in alternative Afrikaans music.

In 2021, Velvet released two singles, ‘Too Close to the Sun’ and ‘West Coast’, in the run-up for the upcoming and fifth Ryno Velvet studio album, ‘Testament’.

According to Bassel Greenen, the site manager for Camelot, Blohm will also be exhibiting his artwork on Thursday night.

Blohm says that since childhood, portraiture and visual art have been a great passion for him. Due to circumstances, he left this passion behind in 1997 and started soon afterwards focusing on music, writing and performing. In 2016 he made a decision to dedicate more time to his portraiture work after years of not creating any artwork.

He started his journey with charcoal on paper. After moving into the Strand Studio, he started working in soft pastel colours. His subjects are mostly female portraits.

Having access to a space which he can use to display his work on a permanent basis is an absolute dream come true, he says, offering the public and fans of his writing and artwork an opportunity to view and obtain his latest creations.

Greenen said that food will also be available on-site as well as a cash bar. Cooler boxes and food will not be allowed to be brought into the venue.

Tickets can be bought at Toeka tot Nou (Hadison Park Complex) and Bothners (North Cape Mall). Tickets cost R100 for children 7-12 years and R200 for adults.

Gates will open from 5.30pm on Thursday.

Ryno Velvet. Picture: Supplied
Jan Blohm. Picture: Supplied
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