The Philosophy of Karen Zoid – The Ellerman Sessions

She stands in front of us in the colours of rock ‘n roll. South Africa’s original rock chick, people call her. Black coat, black shirt and black jeans. Brown boots. Endless cords wind round and round the stage at her feet, like the roots of […]

How To Stay Inspired – AtholPlace Has the Answers

To stay inspired, to hold on to our sense of purpose, that is all we ask for. In our work, our relationships, ourselves. This is not simply about contentment, this is about creation, about passion, about the impatient calendars and proverbial butterflies getting in the […]

A Reverie of Music & Food – The Ellerman Sessions

It starts with Cat Stevens… But take your time, think a lot, Why, think of everything you’ve got For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not The first song Ard learned to play, long before he would become the front man […]

One Night With The Parlotones | The Ellerman Sessions

Musicians are just like us. They too are travellers. Adventurers. Their sunshine and starry nights are also often seen in new towns, with new people, while drinking in the unfamiliar. Like us, it’s not uncommon for them to fall asleep in one time zone and […]

Of All the Gin Joints in All the Towns in all the World

There’s a lot to do in Cape Town. You’re going to be distracted. It’s okay, it’s part of the fun of being in a new city. You’re going to get over-excited and you’ll have to fight the urge to see and do it all. But […]