Welsh singer-songwriter Ben Semmens, who helped so much to give the Beer Garden at Happy Valley an extra surge of adrenaline, is all set to return to the venue in December.

Semmens, who has been busy writing songs for a new project, and creating an online delivery platform for the creative community called Home Made, won’t be using a backup band when here for his fourth visit to Hong Kong. Instead, like Ed Sheeran, Semmens will perform with a loop pedal with some surprises promised to enhance his onstage appearances.


Also, don’t be surprised to see Katharine Coetzee, and her band Something Crooked at the Beer Garden.


The daughter of the great South African jockey Felix Coetzee has been pursuing a career in theatre and entertainment since returning home following the retirement in the saddle of her father, and has certainly been making a name for herself in Capetown with various bands and good original material- dark, twisted, energy-fuelled music that would find a very good home for itself at the international melting pot that is the Beer Garden.