Flipside Records Songwriting Competition

THE Sound Studio in Milnerton was abuzz recently when southern suburbs band, Cardigan Buzz, won the Flipside Music song writing competition. 6 Days Later took second place while My Simple Superhero came in third. Cardigan Buzz is made up of Alex Benning (keyboards/vocals/accordion), Pete Woodbridge (cajon, hang, guitar, percussion), Callan Wolff (bass), Andrew Hoare (nylon guitar), Bruce Fereday (saxophone) and Caely Jo Levy (vocals). read more

What we did with our prize

After winning 1st prize in flipside records songwriting compitition we recorded the following 3 tracks.
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“Mr Zoo” may or may not be about our president! We are not a political band. Words and Music by Alex Benning

Mr Zoo by cardiganbuzz


“Carbon Footprint” is the title track of our upcoming album, superbly crafted by Mr Pete Woodbridge

Carbon Footprint by cardiganbuzz


“Timing” is a freshly recorded track and will feature on our soon to be released album. Lyrics by Caely Jo | Music by Cardigan Buzz

Timing by cardiganbuzz

Santa Paws Charity Fundraiser

Cardigan Buzz played at the Santa Paws Charity Fundraiser on 7 November 2010 at the Conservatory in Franschhoek. The event was to raise funds for the Uitsig Animal Rescue Center. We had a grand afternoon and it felt good to do something for our furry friends.

“On behalf of the Santa Paws Lunch Fundraiser team we would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended the event on the 7th November!

I am sure you will all agree that it was a huge success and hopefully a good time was had by all. We are delighted to report that we raised in excess of R37,000 for this most worthwhile cause! In addition to this, you will remember we asked you to bring along a gift of food or blankets for the animals. These gifts filled the Uitsig Animal Rescue bakkie to the brim – thank you to all who gave so generously.

Please don’t forget the animals over the next few months – this is of course traditionally the busiest period for animal shelters, when so many unfortunate pets are abandonded or discsarded by heartless owners who have lost all conception of the true meaning of the season.

Once again thank you all and may we wish you “Happy Holidays”.

The Santa Paws Team”