Start Smart Hits Port Elizabeth

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the n_mb city project and David Chislett present…
Start Smart workshops in Port Elizabeth

MAY 17 – SOUTH African music scene hack, David Chislett has seen it all – well, most of it. After close on 20 years in the music industry, the one time band manager, musician, MC, photographer, speak, poet and writer has recently put his knowledge and experience into an accessible industry text book, titled1,2,1,2: A Step By Step Guide To The South African Music Industry.

The book has translated well into workshops, which Chislett is now hosting. These workshops share a broad range of information with musicians, manager and promoters alike with the view to developing skills, knowledge transfer and industry development.

As such Chislett has been touring the workshops around South Africa, trying to reach as many musicians from all background in the major metropolitan areas. The workshops are cheaply priced (R20) and aimed at upping the basic level of knowledge that most new entrants into the business have at their disposal.

Chislett will be conducting two workshops in Port Elizabeth in association with creative industry youth movement the n_mb city project. The first workshop will take place at music stronghold, Toni’s Place in Newton Park on Saturday, May 28, focussing on the business basics of the industry, and the second at Central club and home of the underground music scene DnE on Sunday May 29,  focussing on marketing skills and tools for the music industry.

In addition he will be talking to the local Eastern Cape Media, visiting his alma mater, Grey High School and doing a brief author talk and book signing at Fogarty’s Books the morning of Saturday 28 May at 10am.

The n_mb city project is a local youth network focussed on nurturing and supporting an emergent arts and culture industry in Nelson Mandela Bay. It aims to unite the multifaceted creative collective in Nelson Mandela Bay and work towards building asustained, creative renaissance in the city through education, networking, exposure to the national scene

The Tour Details:

  • Thursday 26 May       Media Day
  • Friday 27 May             Grey High                                     14:15
  • Saturday 28 May        Fogarty’s Book signing            10:00
  • Saturday 28 May        Toni’s Place, Newton Park     14:00-17:00
  • Sunday 29 May           DnE, Central                                 14:00-17:00

For more information, please contact the n_mb city project on:


Amy Shelver                                             Brett Jackman                    Jacques Nel
CELL:    [+27] 071 880 4831              [+27] 072 597 3585       [+27] 074 195 9169

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