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Blues Meets Rock! Another great night of blues! – 06.09.2014

Held at the Rondebosch Golf Club – 6th September 2014.

Cash Lucky draw sponsored by Combustion Technology.

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Blues Meets Rock! Some pics from the weekend jol…

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Combustion Technology Presents the TABLE MOUNTAIN BLUES SUMMIT!

Come join us blues broers!

This is the biggest event on the bluesy calender, some great acts lined up for a jam-packed day and night of blues jamming!

6&7 December, Hillcrest Quarry

See you oaks there!

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Combustion Technology is happy to support S.O.B.O!

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Free Joe Bonamassa Music Download – Click on the link below!

http://jbonamassa.com/free-bonamassa-album/?id=birthday

BOULEVARD BLUES ACOUSTIC – SLOWLIFE, Muizenburg – 10th May, 8pm

Come Join us for a night of Blues, done the acoustic way!

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BAILIE VS STELLE

14th April 2014 – Combustion Technology partners with the Soweto Boxing Association, winning fighter at only 15 years of age, Matthew Bailie.

BLUES MEETS ROCK

Sunday 27th April, 8pm – R 70 get’s you in!

Durbanville Golfclub.

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Soweto Boxing Association

Training Clinic  – 29th March 2014

Dear Mr Renecle,

Yet again thank you for opening your heart and helping the Soweto Boxing Organisation young boxers.
I have attached the report of the event, all pictures may be seen on our Facebook page “Soweto Boxing Organization”
Kind Regards

Laura Bailie

Please see attached file.

SOBO Training Clinic 29 Mar 2014

Blues Meets Rock Fest

Come join us on the 21st of March @ 8pm
Durbanville Golf Club

See flyer for more details:

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Combustion Technology Supporting Rock n’ Blues!!

Cape Town Legends; Richard Pryor and Jesse Jordan!

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Blues Meets Rock event breaks attendance record!

On the 29th of December 2013, the annual Blues Meets Rock event hosted at the Durbanville Golf Club in Cape Town, broke it’s  attendance record with over 250 attendees! It was a full house with bands like Boulevard Blues, Pebblman, Melissa Osborne and Nick Becker keeping the crowd entertained until midnight. A cash prize was also given out sponsored by Combustion Technology as well as a Fender Acoustic Guitar sponsored by Fender.

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Blues meets Rock ! – January 24th – Durbanville Golf Club

Join us!

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Pictures from the Table Mountain Blues Weekend, what a Jol!

 
 
 

A bit of Blues History…

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Dan Patlansky Headlines at this years Table Mountain Blues Summit

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T-Shirt – Table Mountain Blues Summit

Check out the Exclusive T-shirt Design for the Table Mountain Blues Summit!

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Table Mountain Blues Summit 2013

Do not miss this annual event!
Sponsored by Combustion Technology.
22nd & 23rd November
Hillcrest Quarry – Durbanville.

Killer Liner up of Blues Bands – See you there!

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Supporting Local Talent

Combustion Technology proudly supports local talent and is the main sponsor of the annual Table Mountain Blues Summit. The Summit presents an unbelievable selection of South Africa Blues and Blues Rock Music. Below are some of the artists that we sponsor:

Dan Patlansky, Boulevard Blues, Pebbleman

To find out about complimentary CD’s and T-shirts, please contact our offices.

Please visit http://bluesfest.co.za/ to stay up to date with the biggest event of the year, that we sponsor annually, THE BLUES SUMMIT.

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Table Mountain Blues Summit

Biggest Blues Event of the YEAR!

Combustion Technology is once again a proud sponsor at this year’s annual Table Mountain Blues Summit, where all the best Blues and Rock artists of SA come together to show what they’ve got! This year features an incredible line-up and the show will definitely be one to remember. For more information and to book, please vist the official website at http://www.bluesfest.co.za and join us on the 22nd and 23rd of November to end the year off with a bash! Below is some history (taken from the website) to give you an overview of how it all began…

A Blues Story with a Summit of a Twist

Once apon a time there was a little girl… Eh? No… That’s another story.

OK, once apon a time, back in the day when Boulevard Blues first started out in 1998 it was hard to find a blues gig, never mind a blues festival. But they continued to ply their trade throughout South Africa and relentlessly had their say for many years targeting even small towns like Albertinia and even the likes of places where there were no towns like Ronnies Sex Shop in the Klein Karoo. Many of these small towns and places were pillaged and many a house, rap and trance was wiped out in the ensuring brigade. Boulevard Blues continued to spread the Blues Gospel for many years and with them they had an avid supporter of the band and a blues protagonist in the making. His name was Mike Combrinck.

Mike eventually managed Boulevard Blues for a couple of violent years and in 2006 decided a Blues Festival would be the order of the day. The brain child of the Blues Summit he started the festival on the 15th November 2006 at the Tafelberg Tavern in Cape Town. In 2006 this festival saw the reunion of the Blues Broers for a special summit performance and with the help of Boulevard Blues, Albert Frost, Dan Patlansky, Delta Blue, Piet Botha and Southern Gypsey Queen, it was a great success. Musically it was resoundingly good, but financially things could have been much better. Mike took the financial hit on the chin for the sake of the blues and paid each and every band member out of his own personal account. This was a defining moment for the blues crusade and secured the festival’s future growth.

In 2007 Mike entered into negotiation with long time bastion of Blues Rock, Richard Pryor to co-partner him in managing the Blues Summit. Richard, (a solid man of Rock) had an axe to grind and was sharpening his blues pencil to take the summit up a notch. His mandate was a musically successful summit with financial independence. Tapping into his own musical resources, databases and blues Ouija board, Richard secured the sponsorship of Combustion Technology to help out financially. Grant Renecle (CEO of the company) was a loyal blues crusader and he put his money where his mouth was: straight into local music. So with Mike and Richard at the helm and Boulevard Blues sitting closely in support, 2007 was all systems go. By 2008, due to the rapid growth of the event, it was a SOLD OUT affair and this l’il blues puppy had outgrown the Tafelberg Tavern. The Blues Summit needed to move onto bigger and better things. It was starting to blow a hard blue breeze over the Cape Town metropolitan area.

One of the unsung heroes of ‘Blues in the Cape’ was Mike Crawford . He had been punting, plotting and planning Blues events for many years in the Durbanville area and beyond. A renowned ‘Knight of the Blues Table’ he squashed many a house, trance and rapper in it’s backtracks. Many residents in the area were unaware of the brutal blues onslaught that this man was ensuring. An avid blues crusader and keen blues harp player he knew Boulevard Blues very well through countless jams with the band. Amongst many other things he was the events manager at Bloemendal Wynhuis. And so with Boulevard Blues and Co having played many gigs at Bloemendal before, Mike Combrinck and Richard Pryor knew it was the perfect place to continue the Summit attack after it outgrew the Tafelberg Tavern. 2009 was the beginning of a new blues era which continued and grew happily for 3 years.

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2009 was a watershed year for the Summit when it doubled in size from a 400 crowd to nearly 1000 people through the door. The Blues was alive and growing with insiduous dexterity at Bloemendal Wine Estate. With Combustion Technology now firmly behind the Blues Summit, Paul Bothner Music was introduced and they have been a mainstay supporter and sponsor ever since. Fender threw some muscle into the event as well by offering a Genuine Fender axe giveaway at every summit. This added to the Blues Brutality that was about to begin.

2010 Built on previous foundations and we started seeing many more young blues soldiers starting to take shape and move on up in the Blues/Rock ranks. Then finally in 2011 the Blues summit saw it’s biggest crowd ever, in excess of 1600 people on a single blues day. It was a great day for the Summit through hard work and dedication by this great blues family. Young blues bands were thriving and blues gigs and festivals were cropping up all over the place. It was finally a time where you could be spoilt for choice if you were an avid blues/rock fan.

In 2012 It was then decided to upgrade the festival to a 2 day encounter for the very first time. It was all systems go and things were looking great, but disaster loomed! On the 9th of November 2012 The City Council declared war on Bloemendal and prohibited it from hosting the Summit and also prohibited all future events. With only 3 weeks to go at the time an almost impossible task of finding a new venue lay before the organisors. Knocking on the doors of all the wine farms in the region was not enough and none were able to acommodate this burgoning blues/rock army. We were facing a crisis situation.

After a week of searching, and heavy negotiating the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch on the N7 stepped in and saved the Summit from a deathly City Council blow. This really was the strongest band line-up to date and the first time the Summit had offered overnight camping. But Alas with only 2 weeks to go untill the actual summit date the crowds in 2012 did not translate well to the sudden and abrupt venue change. And with half the numbers and double the expenses it was 2006 all over on a much bigger scale. A musical success, but a financial headache for the organisors. However they bit the bullet hard, cracked some teeth and continued their musical crusade to wipe out Bieberism and backtracks.

We now end up here. Right now our journey steams towards November 2013 where the Summit returns to Durbanville and hits hard this year at the popular Hillcrest Quarry on Hillcrest Wine Estate. With the continued musical directions delivered from Blues Gospel Crusaders: Mike Combrinck, Richard Pryor, Boulevard Blues, Mike Crawford, Combustion Technology, Paul Bothner Music, Fender and YOU the extended blues family, we are ensuring that the spirit of blues/rock continues well into 2013 and beyond.

Be there this November for the biggest, the baddest and the best blues/rock celebration this side of the equator. Don’t ya’ll be a stranger now. Make sure you land Friday 22nd Nov 4pm. And help continue the ‘BLUES ROCK CRUSADE’ You can smell the sizzling riffs already…. Oh Yeah!!