A Retreat musician is hosting a fun-filled evening of music to introduce and show off his musical talents.
Saxophonist Dale Patience, 24, has been playing music since Grade 1, starting with the recorder.
When he started high school at Wynberg Boys he picked up a saxophone for the first time and he has been mastering the instrument since.
He said a big inspiration for choosing the instrument was his father playing Kenny G’s music around the house. “I was just drawn to the instrument and I haven’t looked back since,” said Dale.
Throughout high school he played in the school jazz band and the concert band and while studying Environmental Management at the University of the Western Cape, he played at various events across the country.
Dale has been playing with various artists, including the band Take Note, Luqmaan Adams, Alistair Izobell, Karen Kortje, Sasha-Lee Davids and has even toured with Emo Adams for a year.
Last year, however, he took a break to focus on his studies and completed his Master’s degree. This year he decided to do his own show called An intimate night with Dale Patience.
“I’ve always been in the background or always just featuring at a show and this will be the first time I’m doing something myself and will be playing the entire night.
“It will be something out of my comfort zone but I am excited to be doing the show,” he said.
The show is going to be a mix of jazz, pop, rock, R&B, old school and other genres.
He will also be introducing younger musicians to give them some exposure.
“What helped my music career was people who gave me a chance to do something so there won’t be any well known musicians at the show but it’s good quality musicians who will get an introduction to the stage and that is my way of giving back,” he said.
In the near future Dale hopes to record a CD with
his own music instead of cover songs. He is also hoping to do a gospel event.
Father Derrick Patience said he is proud of his son and wished him well with his music and academic career.
“God has blessed him and opened doors for him. I hope that others are inspired by his story and realise that you can be a successful musician and still do well academically so there is a backup plan.
“I wish him well and we pray for him and with God by his side he can make a success,” said Mr Patience.
An intimate night with Dale Patience, his life story through music, will be hosted
at the Roxy Revue Bar at GrandWest Casino on Saturday May 5, from 7.30pm.
Tickets cost R150.
For more information, contact Jennifer on 061 624 1484.
He will be supported by keyboard players Dominic Swartz, Clint Fortuin,
drummer Keno Carelse, lead guitarist Bradley Prince,
bass guitarist Marvin Thomas and vocalists Clarissa Benjamin and Morne Goedeman.