Party with a Purpose

Hosted by ‘The DOER DADS


DJ Prophet
Black Orchid Burlesque

MC JANEZ Vermeirin (Top Billing)

Date Saturday 18th October 2014

Venue: The Side Show
11 Machau Street, Cape Town CBD

Time : 20.00
Doors open at 19.00
Dress Code (if you dare) ‘Rock Icons of the Ages’.

Who doesn’t want to party whilst helping those in need?

With this in mind a group of dads came together in 2012 at their local pub and conceptualized ROCKTOBER, a kick-ass party with some kick-ass live acts including their very own kick-ass Rockerfellas; The ultimate Mashed-Up-Bastard-Rock party band, whose amps can go up to 11. DID YOU KNOW that a normal band’s amp only goes to
10 ? … well except of course for the Rockerfellas’ ancestors Spinal Tap.

When challenged by a shortage of funds for their kids’ school computer room, this group of dads decided to do something about it. United by all their kids going to Camps Bay Primary School, inspired by a common purpose and motivated by a party, ‘The Doer Dads’ were born. Their M.O. kick some ass and do some good.


Gary Viljoen, Phil Van Zyl, Anton Gaylard, Mike Elliott, Steve Smith, Pelle Landstedt,
Andy Byskup, John Trafford, Graeme Allan, Mike Augostides, Deon Aggouras & Charles Thesen

The Doer Dads’ have had two successful sold out events, with the third on Saturday 18 October 2014 looking set to be even bigger and better. This year’s line up includes FRESHLYGROUND, The Rockerfellas, Black Orchid Burlesque, dj prophet, and Top Billing presenter, Janez – another Doer Dad – as MC.

The venue is The Side Show, 11 Machau Street Cape Town CBD. Doors open at 19.00. Performances begin at 20.00.

Says Peter Cohen, drummer of FRESHLYGROUND, and a Doer Dad, ‘I’m truly excited about this year’s Rocktober. The last two were great parties, and this year I get to attend as a performer. Being a dad at Camps Bay Primary and having been the drummer for FRESHLYGROUND for over 11 years, I decided to ask my colleagues if they’d award me a gig in order to raise some money for my son’s school….they obliged. Be there! It’s gonna rock.’


‘The dads come from a cross spectrum of backgrounds and careers, including musicians, presenters, entrepreneurs, financial services and others. After allocating responsibilities to complete event management novices, the dads have gelled, and each year this event has grown in stature. Confirmation of this is evident from the sponsorship the Doer Dads were offered for this year’s party.


(L-R) Simon Attwell, Peter Cohen, Julio Sigauque, Zolani Mahola, Kyla-Rose Smith, Josh Hawks and Shaggy Scheepers

ROCKTOBER is hugely grateful to Ocean Basket and Lipton Iced Tea for their generosity as the headline sponsors. We look forward to deepening our relationship with them’, states Doer Dad Roy Ingle.

Tickets can be bought from Camps Bay Primary school tel 021 438 1503 or booked on line through

Early Bird tickets cost R180, at the Door R220 and VIP dinner and Ticket R350.
Dress Code (if you dare) ‘Rock Icons of the Ages’.

For more information on ROCKTOBER please contact Doer Dads Gordon
or Craig

Don’t miss the 3rd annual ROCKTOBER party in Cape Town and be sure to invite your friends – sharing is caring!

Issued on behalf of The Doer Dads

Rockerfellas Links
Clip from AfrikaBurn (Decompression party)
A festival the band have played at for the past four years

Freshlground link

For further media info please contact
Berniece Friedmann
021 434 4951 / 082 892 5877

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