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We're all about discovering & promoting the most exciting talent around


We're extremely excited about the South African music and creative industry and it is our mission to showcase the incredible talent our fellow musicians and creatives have to offer. By tailoring a turnkey platform that provides our clients with a single point of contact for all their sound and occasion requirements, we strive to create a talent economy that will not only generate exposure for SA creatives but eventually lead to full-time jobs for these brilliant artists to operate as professionals in their fields. With the support of the events community and corporate market, it is our aim to create exceptional experiences that will give South Africa's talent some much-needed time in the spotlight. 


acoustic folk


Cocolo

Wedding duo Carla & Jonny have a fresh, fun and original way of covering well known songs from various genres such as Pop, Jazz, Blues, Funk, country and Rock in their own unique way.

You can book Cocolo as a
duo - vox & guitar
trio - vox, guitar & ukulele/percussion or with saxophone
full band - vox, guitar, bass, drum and saxophone

Misha Dream Folk

promo video - https://youtu.be/Wa6cT-Zfs1U

Mischa is a performer and songmaker who uses the term "dreamfolk" to describe her atmospheric, storytelling musical style. Her vocal influences include Leslie Feist, Ellie Goulding and Eva Cassidy. Original music performances occur in theatre settings where she is accompanied by various instrumentalists, including a harpist, cellist, drummer and more. She finds inspiration in the songwriting styles of Vashti Bunyan, Lorde and Sufjan Stevens. She has sung a number of brides down the aisle and sung and played at many wedding pre-drinks celebrations. Get in touch for wedding and corporate offerings.

Gerry Liberty
folk / blues / pop / covers

The years in between, playing weddings and bar-mitzvahs seems to have paid off. He might look like a beach-bum, but he sounds like Leadbelly, Pharrell and Brad Pitt had a three way and miraculously produced an only-child. For someone who's got nothing to say he sure makes one want to listen.


jazz / swing


Rumswinger

video link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVeSUjhISqs

Rumswinger is a vigorously charismatic electro swing / nu wave Pop outfit dripping with talented individuals who combine in a carnivalesque expression of deep electro beats layered with french guitar licks, fat bass lines and a bristling horn section. The diversity of their musical backgrounds merge to create a unique style and character that is unforgettably infectious. This 4 piece outfit boasts the entrancing and energetic Carla on lead vocals, Lee Lips on Trumpet, Simon on Saxophones, Marne 'King Louie' behind the decks punching out the big and bruising back-beats.

Altar Three

Altar Three are an instrumental covers band that take hits from the 40s to present and rework them with their own unique flare. The songs melodies are lead by violin while the bass, keys and drums drive the groove of each song. The band also use the guitar and cajon (Spanish Percussion instrument) occasionaly and the Cajon comes in handy for those more intimate events that don't require the setup of a drum kit.

The trio have been involved in the music industry for numerous years and collectively have performed events for: The Mining Indaba, Colin Cowie, Taxi Association Of South Africa, Crossly and Web, Martell Vo, BMW, Crossley and Webb, The South African Cricket Association, Private Weddings, The Tops at Spar Wine Show and many more.

The Lee Thomson Band
jazz / swing

Lee Thomson is a Cape Town based trumpet player who is well known for playing in bands like Hog Hoggidy Hog, Rumswinger, Mix n Blend, We Set Sail, Kesivan & The Lights, Closet Snare and The Restless Natives. He also sessions for Goodluck, Toya Delazy, Grassy Spark and many more. Lee's jazz band will be playing material from his much anticipated solo project. His influences range from Miles Davis to Mars Volta to Thunder Cat to Radiohead. He will be joined by some of Cape Town's top musicians from the various bands he plays in.


DJs


Dj King Louie
versatile dj - wedding / corporate / private event

As both a lifelong multi-instrumentalist and skilled mix-master DJ, dance floor commander, King Louie, has perfected the art of setting the vibe using music. Let King Louie be your musical maestro who takes your party to the next level with his dynamic jam selections that dish up some tantalising tunes for everyone. A purveyor of good times who sets the mood with the finest curation of tracks from his eclectic and expansive music catalog, he always keeps the dance floor hot and creates nights that are never soon forgotten. King Louie is more than a DJ; he’s an impassioned groove master with an infectious smile whose mission is ensuring that everyone is having the time of their life when he’s behind the decks orchestrating the musical journey. Call on King Louie to create the perfect ambiance at your next event using sound.

Richard Brokensha

promo video - https://youtu.be/yWwpHhBuo4M

Richard Brokensha is an internationally acclaimed musician and performer. With over 10 years experience in the music industry as well as the corporate and wedding market, Richard B knows how to get the party started! His tailored approach to each event ensures his clients get exactly what they are looking for. He has performed all over the world to audiences of up to 35 000 people. With an impressive resumé and a large repertoire he is able to cater for any event or function.

Funky G

Music flows in everyone’s blood. But for some, the beat pumps harder and faster. Funky G grew up around music, looking up to his father, a musician, and his older brother, a DJ. They played a large part in inspiring him to take a schoolboy love affair with bass-bumping beats and turn it into a successful DJ career.

That career started early. He announced his arrival to the scene at a young age, eagerly winning his first competition at 14. Shortly after, he was hailed as Technics DMC South African DJ Champ (2001). It was the beginning of exciting things to come and highlights include playing alongside some of the world’s biggest names (including Deadmau5, Avicii, Skrillex, Aoki, Afrojack, Paul van Dyk, Pleasurekraft, Nelix and Stimming) & collaborating with local artists (including Goldfish, Locnville, DJ Fresh, Euphonik, Timo ODV, Die Antwoord and Jack Parow).

Funky G’s superpower has always been his ability to read a room and give it what it wants: from ‘Old School’ to Techno, deep house to hip-hop. After 20 years of moving crowds with his sound, invites from the country and abroad continue to stream in, as club owners and event organisers vie for his skill on the decks.


DJ Combos


 King Louie & The Lips  King Louie and the Lips is the auditory fusion of two funk soul brothers collaborating together to put the swing back in dance music. With DJ King Louie bangin’ out the beats and locally renowned brass instrumentalist, Lee Thompson on trumpet, they create a sound that leaves the chairs empty, walls bare, and the dance floor packed.  When KL & The Lips collide the jams they pump out have those dirty basslines we all love so much layered with a saucy trumpet putting everyone in the mood to groove. Energetic, eclectic, fresh and jammy - King Louie and the Lips is sure to set the vibe right at your party and create a sea of heads bobbing and feet throbbing. You won’t be disappointed booking King Louie and the Lips to bring the funk and fun to the dance floor at your next event.

King Louie & The Lips

King Louie and the Lips is the auditory fusion of two funk soul brothers collaborating together to put the swing back in dance music. With DJ King Louie bangin’ out the beats and locally renowned brass instrumentalist, Lee Thompson on trumpet, they create a sound that leaves the chairs empty, walls bare, and the dance floor packed.
When KL & The Lips collide the jams they pump out have those dirty basslines we all love so much layered with a saucy trumpet putting everyone in the mood to groove. Energetic, eclectic, fresh and jammy - King Louie and the Lips is sure to set the vibe right at your party and create a sea of heads bobbing and feet throbbing. You won’t be disappointed booking King Louie and the Lips to bring the funk and fun to the dance floor at your next event.

 Valve State  Live electronic jazz trio from Cape Town. Sunsets is what they do best, whether its a party on a roof top or canapes & champaign at your wedding they've got you covered.

Valve State

Live electronic jazz trio from Cape Town. Sunsets is what they do best, whether its a party on a roof top or canapes & champaign at your wedding they've got you covered.

  The Flyin' Hawaiians   B2B party duo The Flyin Hawaiians will have anybody up and ready to dance on anything. They're friendship blends through in the way they mix and have fun on stage. They make friends where ever they go. Book them for your next party.

The Flyin' Hawaiians

B2B party duo The Flyin Hawaiians will have anybody up and ready to dance on anything. They're friendship blends through in the way they mix and have fun on stage. They make friends where ever they go. Book them for your next party.


Acoustic Folk


  Boy+Girl   Ukulele, guitar and vocals. Think Adam Sandler in the wedding singer on the plain. Then you know Our latest project is boy+girl.

Boy+Girl

Ukulele, guitar and vocals. Think Adam Sandler in the wedding singer on the plain. Then you know Our latest project is boy+girl.

Mark Haze

promo video - https://youtu.be/Sge1Cet8lr4

Mark Haze is a South African singer/songwriter, performing original rock, soul and blues material. Known for his wide vocal range, Mark’s signature sound of high energy Rock ‘n Roll is guaranteed to have audiences on their feet. As a highly versatile artist, Mr Haze is able to perform several different types of shows. Mark Haze promises a performance like no other. Expect soaring vocals, dynamic guitar work, pulsing rhythms and plenty of crowd participation. Mark and his band treat each performance as though it is their last, and aim to have every audience singing along and leaving the show with the best memories.

  Haydn Gardner   promo video -   https://youtu.be/EcChFCSY6g4    Armed with a hypnotic guitar sound and a mellifluous, soul-soothing vocal, Haydn first stepped out as a solo music artist in 2001. While steadily building his solo status, Haydn began exploring the songs of the 40's and 50's Swing era, which he had first heard while staying with his Grandparents as a young boy. Now, with more than 15 years of dynamic live performances, Haydn captivates audiences across diverse genres, with timeless songs from Folk, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Pop and everything in between. His masterful flair for and deep appreciation of so many musical styles together with his consummate ability to perform on large stages or connect in intimate settings means there's always a little special something for everyone.

Haydn Gardner

promo video - https://youtu.be/EcChFCSY6g4

Armed with a hypnotic guitar sound and a mellifluous, soul-soothing vocal, Haydn first stepped out as a solo music artist in 2001. While steadily building his solo status, Haydn began exploring the songs of the 40's and 50's Swing era, which he had first heard while staying with his Grandparents as a young boy. Now, with more than 15 years of dynamic live performances, Haydn captivates audiences across diverse genres, with timeless songs from Folk, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Pop and everything in between. His masterful flair for and deep appreciation of so many musical styles together with his consummate ability to perform on large stages or connect in intimate settings means there's always a little special something for everyone.


Blues / Swing / Reggae


Albert Frost

We can promise that music lovers will be treated to a live performance by SAMA award-winning blues/rock guitarist/singer Albert Frost, South Africa’s pre-eminent guitarist whose unique, genre crossing style has earned him much respect and adoration among audiences and peers for more than two decades has captivated audiences attention worldwide.

Dubbed the “South African Hendrix”, Frost deftly alternates between rhythm and lead, showcasing his extraordinary skills on acoustic and electric guitars. His first love is the Blues, stemming from the influence of his long relationship with the Blues Broers, a well-known and respected group from Cape Town with whom he performed from 1994 at the age of 17.

In 2000 Frost became one of the first Fender endorsees in South Africa and has been linked with the brand ever since.

He has recorded with Arno Carstens, Koos Kombuis, Chris Chameleon, Anton Goosen, David Kramer, Karen Zoid, Blues Broers and many others. He has performed with every major artist in South Africa as well as international artists like Ali Farka Touré and Finley Quaye. He has toured with Simple Minds and Rem, and supported the Rolling Stones. Albert has performed at legendary and exclusive international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Hard Rock Calling and OppiKoppi.

April 2016 saw the release of his much anticipated third solo album, The Wake Up, which, according to Frost, signals the “start of a new journey” for him. In a departure from Frost’s blues roots, The Wake Up explores various musical avenues and lyrical content to create something he says will surprise and excite his fans. The album won in the coveted Best

Rock Album category at the 2017 SAMA Awards.

After a very successful 2017 Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Frost was nominated for a Kanna award as well as a kykNET-Fiëstas 2018 for the Best Music Production for

the two shows: with Loki Rothman (The Acoustic Guitar) and with Zolani Mahola (Rok en Rol.) In December Albert Frost was also invited to perform with Henry Ate at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens opening for the Scottish band TEXAS.

His patent enjoyment of the music he performs and his instruments as well as his charming rapport with the audience, keeps his admirers captivated and returning for more.

Marco Maritz Band
jazz / swing

Maritz-Hellaby-Mzi Trio Blake Hellaby on Organ, Marco Maritz on trumpet and Lumanyano Unity Mzi on drums.

Marco just graduated from the University of Cape Town 2017. He was selected for the prestigious National Youth Band at The Standard Bank Youth Jazz festival conducted by the Great Carlo Mombelli Which performed at The Joy of Jazz Festival in 2016. He is the recipeint winner of Fine music Radio Jazz Competition Overall Winner 2017, and has played the Cape Town International festival and Malaysia Borneo jazz Festival. While at UCT Marco was selected as an exchange student to attend the Arcevia jazz Festival, in Italy.

The Rudimentals

The Rudimentals is a Reggae/Dancehall/Dub and fusion outfit, based in the creative hub of Cape Town South Africa. The Rudimentals frontline singers features 4 of the most highly skilled and electrifying performers in the local industry. Fronted by local Zimbabwean born hero: T-Boss Maidza, he is flanked by Zimbabwean musical legend King Labash, recent 2016 winner of Zimbabwean Best dancehall video awards, and next, from Brooklyn, NYC, is U.S.A born rapper and all round emerging media personality, is Whosane Pangaea, alongside Jamaican born star, Khaos Cottrell, who also happens to be an international Hugo Boss and Armani Male Model. The band's legendary status has been earned from over 15 years of positive contributions to the local music industry.