• When bad things happen to good musicians

    30 August 2019, Silvermine
    Joanna Maryland Photography - - the ‘Blessing’ of Lesley & Jon Moretons’ daughter

    From time to time something dreadful happens! Like an injury! Titia went running in Silvermine (even musicians need to keep fit) and fell on a rock and dislocated the middle two fingers of her left hand. Her first thought was to get to Constantiaberg Hospital ASAP to get them put back in so she could…
  • Interview at Hudson’s

    1 August 2019, Hudson's
    Interview at Hudson's Wedding Venue - Restaurant

    Below is a snippet of the interview held with Palm Strings at Hudson's Restaurant. Find the full interview on their website. "Nothing creates an electric atmosphere at a wedding like excellent live music! We got in touch with violinist and founder of Palm Strings, Titia Blake, and asked her to tell us all about their…
  • 40th Birthday Celebration

    16 June 2019, 12 Apostles Hotel

    Palm Strings shared this joyous celebration with Rike, a most charming and talented saxophonist from Johannesburg. Great fun was had playing together for the arrival drinks, then Rike played for starters, Titia and Michael for mains, and then a special song they learned for the cutting of the cake, followed by "Happy Birthday" after which…
  • Cartier Event

    12 June 2019, Donald Greig Gallery

    Palm Strings had a fabulous ‘Cartier’ gig at the Donald Greig Gallery at the Waterfront. Titia could not have been happier - playing all night next to a life size rhino! It was a cocktail function for Cartier watches and Palm Strings had been tasked to play the likes of ABBA and popular movie tunes.…
  • Vrede and Lust Wedding

    13 April 2019, Vrede and Lust
    Vrede and Lust Wedding

    This beautiful wedding took place on April 13th in the pouring rain at Vrede and Lust, Franschoek. The trio was huddled under an umbrella for shelter- then went inside waiting for the rain to stop. The rain stopped just long enough to let the service happen outside. The problem with the rain is that if…
  • Blink 182 in Bainskloof

    12 February 2019, NEO Wine Farm, Wellington
    Wedding at NEO Wine Farm

    The venue for this wedding was NEO wine farm in Wellington on the 12th February this year - an exquisite setting at the foot of the Bainskloof pass. For this particular wedding, the groom had a playlist for us of Blink 182 - for one hour! Apart from a gig where Palm Strings learned a…
  • Palm Strings Duo in a Forest

    19 December 2018, Die Woud, Caledon

    Palm Strings played at a beautiful wedding venue on the 19th of December 2018 - Die Woud, Caledon. A wonderful experience of a wedding in a natural forest. Of course, playing outdoors always has its challenges. The battery powered amp came in handy so all heard the minister as well as the music.
  • A wedding at La Residence

    20 October 2017, La Residence

    Palm Strings recently played for a wonderful wedding at La Residence. It was a smallish wedding of about 21 guests and the bride is a personal friend of Barrack Obama! The bride wanted to sing herself down the aisle. Mike went to her hotel to rehearse with her in secret because this was a surprise…
  • Palm Strings Duo at the Nellie

    6 February 2017

    Every Monday morning sees Palm Strings Duo at no. 1 Adderley street, entertaining the guests who are departing on the luxury Rovos Rail. It does happen, from time to time, that a wheel comes off....quite literally....and that this normally one and a half hour gig turns into a two-hour epic. Couple that with a three-hour…
  • Rickety Bridge

    16 February 2017

    Palm Strings played at a wonderful wedding at Rickety Bridge winery in Franschoek. This is what the happy couple had to say: Hi Titia, we just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding yesterday at Rickety Bridge, everyone absolutely loved you guys and we had loads of comments on how great you both…