#90DAYS 90TOWNS 90GIGS
Some facts about #90Days2015
1. I take no days off for 90 consecutive days
2. We travel to a new town every day
3. I do free community shows in the mornings and live music main event fundraisers in the afternoons or evenings
4. If I don't respond to emails or messages I am either driving, sleeping, performing or in an area without reception
5. KIA Motors South Africa is my vehicle sponsor
6. Marshall Music Woodmead and Line 6 sponsor the PA and lights
7. MS Publicity sponsor their PR services for setting up my main stream press and set up most of my radio interviews and tv appearances
8. I do all my own online marketing, social media and website
9. I have no booking agent or manager but have help from some incredible individuals like Rene Hartslief (Main Events) and Jacqui Orr (Community Gigs) and others
10. The BEST of KZN & Beyond Travel Guide sponsor advert space online and in print and market the tour on all their online platforms
11. The main objective of the tour is to create awareness around survivors of Violent and Sexual Crimes by spreading a message of hope and support to survivors through music and encouraging communities to show support and make change in their area
12. This tour is in support of ALL survivors. Men, Women and Children
13. The camera we are using is kindly sponsored for the duration of the tour by Ants Jean-louis
14. All monies raised from shows over and above expenses goes to Epic Foundation or ear marked local charities. I also do auctions and raffles at the main events and encourage direct donations to EPIC Foundation
15. I am attempting to do 180 shows in 90 Consecutive Days
16. I have no financial or data sponsor
17. I believe that Together We Can make a difference
18. My message is 100% neutral and is not focused on only one particlar religion, culture, sex, age or race. My message does not discriminate just as Violent and Sexual Crime does not discriminate.
19. All guests at the events stand a chance to win a Kia Cerato for 1 year with the #findnatalie selfie comp
20. The main event shows are predominantly music and entertainment. You will not have to sit through a sermon. ;) Music is the best way to get a message across.
21. My travel party consists of 2. Myself and my sound engineer Marinus van Heerden.
Thank you to all the venues, accommodation establishments, community centres, schools, prisons and shelters for hosting me and all the amazing people that have supported the events so far!
Get the full #90Days2015 Schedule at www.nataliechapman.com
#90Days2015 Success: Natalie Chapman completes 180 Gigs in 90 Consecutive Days in 113 Towns
(Johannesburg) 28th April 2015.
On Monday, 27th April 2015 Natalie Chapman sang her final set for #90Days2015 in Johannesburg at Marks Parks, Emmarentia. The tears and celebrations flowed as Natalie and the crowd of supporters celebrated the end of her Epic Musical Adventure.
Performing to 10’s of 1000’s of Southern Africans across the demographic, religious and cultural spectrum - she performed at Theatres, Music Venues, Prisons, Schools, Hospitals, Night Shelters, Abuse Centres, Residence for the Elderly, Rehabilitaion Centres and the South African Army, on National Television including Morning Live, Expresso and Hectic Nine, ETV Sunrise and more – and touched so many lives along the way.
Through music and story-telling she reached out to Survivors and Communities across the country, encouraging all Survivors of Abuse and Violent Crimes to speak out about their ordeals and release the shame attached to being a victim. She also challenged communities as a whole to get involved and together make a change in their towns and for survivors.
Pretoria, Tzaneen, Phalaborwa, Namagale, Hoedspruit, Rustenburg, Kosta, Potchefstroom, Klerksdorp, Coligny, Mareetsane, Kathu, Kuruman, Upington, Pofadder, Springbok, Kheis, Lamberts Bay, Clan William, Calvinia, Williston, Sutherland, Tulbagh, Riebeek-Wes, Saldanha, Vredenburg, Darling, Durbanville, Paarl, Wellington, Stellenbosch, Fisante Kraal, Franschoek, Koelenhof, Onrus, Swellendam, Napier, Bredasdorp, Somerset West, Pringle Bay, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Melkbosstrand, Atlantis, Rondebosch, Noordhoek, Prince Albert, Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Kokstad, Merlewood, Marburg, Addo, Paterson, Patensie, Nieu Bethesda, Port St Johns, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown, East London, Queenstown, Maclear, Mthata, Umtentweni, Uvongo, Albersville, Umzumbe, Durban, Isinembe, Crestholme, Inchanga, Verulam, Eston, Hilton, Nottingham Road, Rosetta, Howick, Clarens, Fouriesburg, Bethlehem, Ficksburg, Meseru, Bloemfontein, Kimberly, Kroonstad, Parys, Heidelberg, Kempton Park, Sophia Town, Middelburg, Swartfontein, Masoyi, White River, Dullstroom, Graskop, Lydenburg, Marble Hall, Bronkhorstspruit, Cullinan, Tembisa, Boksburg, Weltevreden Park, Benoni, Daveyton, Edenvale, Kensington, Parktown, Magaliesburg, Fourways, Northwold, Hartbeespoort, Johannesburg (Emmarentia)
Natalie travelled to a new town every day and did free community shows in the mornings at Prisons, Schools, Shelters, Abuse Centres, Homes for the Disabled, residence for the Elderly and Rehabilitation Centres and main event shows in the evenings at Music Venues, Theatres and Restaurants. Natalie does all of her own online marketing, social media and website. She is her own Manager, Booking Agent and Record Label. She is what you call a true Independent artist. She travelled with one sound engineer in one vehicle. There was no other logistical or technical support on the road.
The tour was in support of ALL survivors. Men, Women and Children and her message is 100% neutral. It is not focused on any one particular religion, culture, sex, age or race. Natalie’s message does not discriminate, just as Violent and Sexual Crime does not discriminate.
#90Days2015 – The tour started on Wed, 28th January 2015 and finished on Monday, 27th April 2015
On what is thought to be the first mission of its kind, this feisty, talented and extremely passionate musician has succeeded in spreading her message of hope and awareness to all corners of South Africa including a visit to Lesotho.
The objective and impact
The main objective of #90Days2015 was simple for Chapman: to reach one person at each performance, to encourage survivors of Violent and Sexual Crimes to speak out about their experiences in order to find healing and also to motivate and mobilise everyday Africans to get involved in helping women, men and children who have suffered an ordeal.
Her efforts to raise funds brought much needed support to a variety of local and national organisations.
The impact has surpassed Natalie’s expectations and the sheer number of South Africans ready to share their stories has been overwhelming.
In Natalie’s own words
“Words cannot describe the incredible road I travelled on #90Days2015. I have seen South Africa and Lesotho through new eyes and am so happy to have been a part of something that has impacted so many lives.
As an individual I wasn’t sure if I could truly make a difference but I know now for sure that every effort counts, every interaction is valuable. The people in our region are in dire need of an ear to listen to their story and a shoulder to cry on.
While on the tour the Xenophobia attacks began and this just highlighted the fact that we have truly become a violent society. Where violence is an option instead of healing. Most of us are good people, but we are damaged from decades of abuse. People do not have the support structures to work through their ordeals and we have stopped supporting each other. We are polarised.
Poverty, unemployment and a lack of accessible education are enormous contributing factors to the epidemic of abuse.
When a 12 year old boy is in Juvenile Prison for murder we have to question why. How did a child get to the point where murder was an option? Abuse perpetuates and so does violence and our people need to know that the environment of fear we live in is not normal. Our children need to know that they are valuable assets to society and that they can dream beyond their situations.
Music has proven to be more powerful than I could ever have imagined. I am blessed to have this tool to bring my message across and although I am exhausted I am ready to take my message worldwide because this is a universal problem. What I am doing is very simple, but incredibly powerful because no one says the words. It’s time to be honest with ourselves. We need to remember our humanity.
I cannot thank the individuals, venues, charities and sponsors enough for their ongoing support and help in making #90Days2015 a success. “Together We Can!” – Natalie Chapman
Into the Future: 2015 and Beyond
While planning her next adventure Natalie Chapman will be focusing on a new album and will spend the rest of 2015 touring with her new material. From May - August 2015 she will be performing with the incredible Blues/Rock Artist Raoul (Raoul and Black Friday) on a Double Bill Tour across South Africa.
In August 2015 she is planning to travel to the USA with Raoul to perform and also to do research on the possibility of a #90Days summer tour in America in 2016. Following this they will travel to Europe and possibly New Zealand.
For 2016 Natalie has an exciting plan for #90Days South Africa. The details are being fleshed out and an announcement is just around the corner.
As with #90Days2014, KIA Motors South Africa again supporting Natalie Chapman as vehicle sponsor and by covering all road travel expenses.
"As staunch supporters of numerous social upliftment projects in South Africa, KIA Motors South Africa is passionate about making our country a better and a safer place for all," comments David Sieff, Marketing Director of KIA Motors South Africa. "Initiatives like #90Days2015 are crucial for raising awareness about important social issues and we wish Natalie much success with her ambitious new target for 2015."
#findnatalie Kia Competition
Guests at all #90Days2015 had the opportunity to stand a chance to win a Kia Cerato for 1 year in the #findnatalie selfie competition. Guests took photos with Natalie and posted on online platforms. The winners will be announced in May 2015.
About Natalie Chapman
Natalie Chapman is a successful and well-known singer/songwriter, actress, radio DJ, lecturer, music promoter, activist, LEADSA ambassador, booking agent, PR person and staunch supporter of South Africa talent, which she pursues through her company, The Local Element. Her blend of Country/Folk/Blues/Americana original music and dynamic performances are well sought after by a wide and diverse fan base.
For press related enquiries, interviews and images, please contact Monica Steyn on 082 452 2095, or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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MONICA STEYN PR – Publicity
GRAFFITI SA – Vehicle Branding
SMYTHE PRINTERS – Posters and ticket printing
Natalie Chapman Awarded Lead SA Hero
Natalie was awarded the Lead SA Hero of the Month Award today after her interview with John Robbie of 702 Talk Radio. A huge honour for any South African. She was nomintaed by a number of people for her incredible work on #90Days 90Towns 90Gigs Tour which highlighted the need for South African Survivors to speak out about their Violent and Sexual Crime experiences and to motivate everyday citizens to get inolved in their communities and make a difference. Proving that 1 person can indeed make a difference!
YOU can change the world. Lead SA is a personal call to every person to make a difference. We all have a responsibility to make the world a better place. It could be as simple as making a stranger smile or as big as fighting to further the rights entrenched in our Constitution. Each act makes a difference. This website tells the stories of people who are making our country a better place.
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Messages from Friends and Fans
This is surely one for the Guinness Book of World Records?
Huge congratulations Natalie! What an amazing achievement. With love and respect and big admiration, Laurie x
I agree, what an Inspiration! You have made so many people proud! Not just here in South Africa, but around the world. What an amazing journey! xxx
Kirstin Lilias Buttle-Ulvin:
The love, the adrenaline, the achievement. All so kiff!
Congrats to fellow muso Natalie Chapman who is on her final show of her #90Daysjourney - Giving a Voice to Victims of Violent and Sexual Crime. Well done, an amazing cause and I don't know how you did 90 shows in a row but serious respect! x
You're too Special!The Children and Women and in fact everyone Thank you for this**Much Love and Biggest Hugs**
Well done for persevering! Its an amazing accomplishment!
Bernadette AllyRose Behr:
Congratulations Natalie Chapman - you have come a long way on this journey and touched many people, more than you may well know. Thank you for sharing the music, your brave story, for sharing parts of your journey, allowing us to travel vicariously through parts of South Africa we have yet to see. You are an amazing human being - Take care, Namaste.
a real hero in our time. few people take the initiative to do instead of talking. i salute you.
Amazing. Well done Natalie!!! Wow! What an achievement against many odds!
90 DAYS 90 TOWNS 90 GIGS
Natalie Chapman has completed what was considered by many to be an impossible task. 90 Performances in 90 consecutive Days in 90 Different Towns. Covering over 13 000kms and reaching 1000's of South Africa with her message and music!
Once the dust has settled and she has had a few well deserved days of rest her work for the cause and her musical journey will continue.
Special thanks go out to:
Kia Motors SA
Marshall Music Woodmead and Line 6
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