Top Cape Town artists ready to celebrate Love Life and Happiness


JOIN some of SA’s favourite musicians Emo Adams, Jesmoné Damonse and Berry as they celebrate Love Life and Happiness on Saturday 8 April. The show, presented by LRI Productions, is created by Cape Town artists for Cape Town audiences and will take place at La Pineta Restaurant in Stellenbosch.

“I believe it is important to host and showcase local talent to local audiences because I don’t think us as South Africans, Capetonians especially, realise just how blessed and lucky we are; we have the most amazing talent but we tend to support international acts instead. This is clear from what is featured on our radio stations, and we want to change that focus,” said Lyle Irwin, CEO of LRI Productions.

The three artists each come with their own unique stage presence and preferred musical style, but share a love of entertainment and are all eager to entertain their home city.

Jesmoné Damonse

“The show is a celebration of love, life and happiness and a reminder to be grateful for each day we have. For me personally, the only way I know how to truly do that is through music,” said Irwin, who is excited to showcase Berry as part of the line-up. The talented singer rose to popularity as the winner of Idols South Africa Season 17 and has now embarked on her first year as an independent artist.

“There is just so much talent on stage, the band as well as the other performers,” said Berry.

“We want everyone to sing and dance with each and every song. Our people know how to jol and just have fun together. We always feel like a big family,” she added.

Berry has some duets planned with Jesmoné Damonse, who wowed audiences with his amazing vocals on season one of Maak My Famous.

Damonse shares the stage with Maak My Famous host, Emo Adams, who is arguably the most experienced of the three artists, having cut his teeth in the Cape Town entertainment industry at the tender age of nine years old.

Emo Adams

Adams is no stranger to the city’s exuberance and is excited to take to the stage. “It is awesome to perform for your home crowd because they are always so appreciative and responsive to whatever we present,” he said.

Take Note Band director, Sean De Vries, will be accompanying the acts. “This is the first collaboration with LRI Productions. It’s very exciting, we have so many ideas and it’s just the beginning,” he said.

His words are echoed by Irwin: “This is just the start of what LRI Productions has planned for 2023.”

  • Tickets are limited and range from R250 to R350 each so get yours now at Webtickets.
  • Venue: La Pineta Restaurant, Farm 502X in Stellenbosch (Route 44)
  • Ticket prices: VIP R350 (seated), general access R250
  • Date: Saturday 8 April 2023
  • Time: 5pm


Emo Adams is an actor, singer and TV personality who rose to fame with his productions with David Kramer and the late Taliep Petersen. He entered the entertainment industry at the age of nine with the role of Broe’tjie in David Kramer and Taliep Petersen’s District 6: The Musical. Since then he has starred in Kramer and Petersen’s Kat & the Kings with long runs in Frankfurt, Vienna, Las Vegas and London.

Among the many theatre productions, he also played a lead role in the kykNET television series Alie Barber, making guest appearances on the Liriekeraai musical game show.

Adams released his debut album in 2007 titled Tall, Dark & Afrikaans. In 2008 he played the role of Solly in the mini-series Malan en Kie. More recently, he is the presenter of the programme Noot vir Noot on SABC2, as well as Jou Show Met Emo on kykNET.


Berenike “Berry” Trytsman was crowned winner of Idols SA season 17. Her mesmerising performances earned her over 12 million votes. She delivered breathtaking performances, and her ability to turn any song into a magical experience set her apart.

Berry is married to drummer Reiner Trytsman and the couple collectively have four children. She works as a musician, vocal director and blogger.

Berry first entered Idols when she was 20 and made a promise to herself that she would return before she was over the allowed age.

FacebookInstagram | Website | YouTube: Berry Trytsman

Originally from Paarl, Jesmoné Damonse now lives in Stellenbosch with his wife and children.

He started his Maak My Famous journey on kykNET with over 6 000 other hopefuls after his wife submitted a clip of him singing as a surprise and he ended up in the top seven.

His musical journey began in the church where he was part of various choirs; he now performs solo and as part of the Cape Town music group F5 (Family 5).


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