Simon Van Gend Title

Blinking and Breathing

Upcoming gigs

Friday 28 November – Alma Cafe, 7.30 pm, 20 Alma Road, Rosebank, Cape Town. Booking essential: 021 685 7377

Saturday 6 December – Slow Life, Muizenberg, 8.30 pm, Tickets: R80 if prebooked (0217885849/ or R100 at the door

Simon solo SA tour:
Thursday 18th December – The Brewery, Nieu Bethesda
Friday 19th December – Nick’s Place, Smithfield
Monday 22nd December – Nottingham Road, house concert
Friday 26th December – Spot Backpackers, Umtentweni
Saturday 27th December – Hamburg, house concert

Wednesday 7 January 2015, 7 pm – Biergarten (formerly &Union), free entry

February 2015 – Songs and Whispers tour, Germany, details to follow.

Thursday 12 March – Cafe Roux, Noordhoek


A song a week

In an effort to force himself to work harder at writing songs, Simon has recently launched a blog called “a song a week (every week for a year)”, where each week he writes and posts a brand new song. The first few songs are up and he’s hard at work creating the next one. Local producer Chris Tuck has got involved, ensuring studio-quality recording of each week’s song. Visit, where you can listen to the songs and sign up to receive email notifications of each week’s new song.

New video

Our first official video for the new album is getting some heavy traffic on youtube. Produced by Ross Campbell, filmed in Simon’s kitchen, here’sAm I the Worm?

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