Studio 7 is changing the expectation of live music that the world is so used to experiencing...Studio 7 was founded by Patrick Craig in early 2010 after he hosted a dinner with some of his close friends and musicians. The evening turned into a jam session of such and a over a year and a half later, with a carefully constructed approach, he has played host to some of the top musicians both locally and internationally.
When asked what he hopes to get out of every Studio 7 session, he said "I want both the musician and the people watching to feel like they just went on a first date! It's a bit awkward to start, its intimate, it has an air of lets see what happens, there is a moment of complete amazement and at the end, my goal is that both parties walk away feeling excited and wanting more. More of that kind of music in their lives."
This unique space, enables the artist to engage with the crowd like never before. It challenges each and every artist that comes through the doors as most of them get so caught up in their regular live set routines and motions. There is no stage, no fancy lighting and no powerful sound system. It is stripped down in every way. It’s about allowing the artist to share their experience, play around with new tracks or ideas, to an exclusive crowd that has really come to listen and pay attention to what they do best.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY:
Thanks Studio 7 for a very fun evening last night. Killer vibe. Killer ppl. Killer glühwein = killer Monday night. Look forward to the next one! Peace. Ard Matthews
This must be the greatest best kept secret in Cape Town. By far the most incredible way to watch live music… this is how music was meant to be listened to … Cape Times
I’ve had the good fortune of having played my songs at Studio 7 twice now. Such a warm intimate space to let creativity unfold… Loved it! Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground
It's a members-only music club started in a living room. It’s taken off thanks to Bushmills and they’ve managed to score some top local and international artists to play acoustic sets in a very intimate environment. For most shows there’s around 10 to 20 tickets for the public sold online so if you lucky you may be able to get one. Lonely Planet