Agos Moahi Opera Singer

Agos Moahi Opera Singer

Based: Johannesburg.

Here’s a talented young man who has more than paid his dues to achieve the status that he so deserves – indeed, Agos is one of the finest male Opera singers available in South Africa!

Born in the Orange Fee State city of Welkom Agos matriculated at Teto Secondary School, later embarking on a singing career at the Pretoria Technicon School for Opera under the supervision of voice trainer Eric Muller. Such was the young man’s talent that he soon landed a number of Operatic roles including the likes of “Dialogue of the Carmelites”, “The marriage of Figaro”, “Fidelio” and further leading roles including Beppo in “Rita”, “Rodolfo” in La Boheme and Alfred in “Die Fledermaus”.

In mid 1994 Agos signed to the Pact Opera Chorus where, later he was awarded both the SAA Prize for “Most Promising Young Artist” and the prestigious Opera Foundation Prize. Agos features as one of Gauteng’s ‘Three tenors’, and has performed numerous soirees at the Roodepoort City Opera as well as the Presidential Guest House (with the South African Police Band).

Corporate and Government engagements include The Nedbank Proms, post budget dinner organised by the Merchant Bank for the Mr Trevor Manuel, Minister of Finance, The Mandela Children’s Fund and The Alan Paton Awards (at the Park Hyatt).

One of the greatest highlights in the career of Agos Moahi is undoubtedly the standing ovation he received from former President Nelson Mandela at the Community Builder of the Year awards in 1999.

While Agos presents many cabaret styled performances as a solo artist, his show is also available with the inclusion of additional artists including the likes of Cape Town’s Bongiwe Mapasa – a young lass with credentials equal to those of Agos!

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Amor Vittone

Amor Vittone

Based: Johannesburg.

Amor Vittone’s journey in the entertainment industry started in 1998 with her debut album Wild Cherry Kisses. The album was distributed by EMI and includes both English and Afrikaans songs, as well as “Ti amo” an Italian song that celebrates her half Italian heritage.

She followed up with the album like Dance in Colours (2000), Young Forever (2002) and Amor (2004)

Her first Afrikaans CD, Voluit, was released in 2006 and distributed by Select Music.

In 2012 Amor starred in a production of her own names Amorisque, along with a dance group in the Odeon Showbar at Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park. The production ran for four months.

Apart from her role as a singer and entertainer Amor is a choreographer and a regular Master of Ceremonies (MC) for public and private events. Her positive attitude, charm and elegance makes her a popular choice as a motivational speaker.

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Ashlinn Gray

Ashlinn Gray

Based: Johannesburg.

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou.

South Africa is abundant with talent, but oft-times many don’t get the chance to showcase their talent. It’s not necessarily a lack of trying, but rather a lack of opportunities. What makes Ashlinn Gray a diamond in the rough, is not only her impeccable talent as a singer songwriter but the fact that she never gives up trying, risking it all to make her dreams come true.

“Time is my biggest enemy,” she says. “It really is a struggle to keep my school work up to date as well as find time to grow my career. I work seven days a week but even then I battle.”

Not only is it a struggle between music and school, but the ability to balance time spent with family and friends and ensure a “normal” life. A dedicated friend, sister, daughter, Ashlinn treasures the people in her life, whom without she wouldn’t be where she is today.

Enlisting the help of some close friends, Ashlinn began to write her very first songs. Undeniably persistent, she is finally seeing the fruit of her works come to life. At 17, the young and inspiring songstress has released her self-titled debut EP, along with first single Battleships, currently making its way onto local radio.

That doesn’t mean it’s been an easy road though. Growing up in an artistic family, her mother a marvel in the performing arts, along with a bevy of talented sisters, Ashlinn had to fight for her chance in the spotlight. She began drama, singing and piano lessons in Grade 4 and unlike her acting ability, singing didn’t come naturally.

Instead of being a deterrent, it became her motivator. Working closely with some of SA’s top vocal teachers, she practiced her vocal exercises day and night in order to get her voice into shape. In doing so, she proved anything is possible if you set your mind to it and continues to capitalize on this philosophy to this day.

“When life throws you lemons, coat them with sugar.”

– AshlinnGray

Slowly making her way into the hearts of music fans across the country, the singer has a distinct ability to communicate emotion through her songs, achieving a sound that’s both heartfelt and specifically satisfying to the ear.

From up-tempo folk tunes to distinguished power ballads, Ashlinn flaunts the vocal prowess of some of our most celebrated international divas. Throw in her lyrical masterpieces together with her band of sophistication and you’ve got yourself a winning formula.

Through fulfilling her purpose of being a leader through her music, she hopes to inspire and influence the younger generation of today.

She says, “I’m just excited about life and love writing about it. Throughout my seventeen years on this crazy planet, I’ve always been fascinated by milestones and emotions, moments of frustration, love, hope and confusion that are game changers and path makers. I hope that by telling my stories and experiences through my music, and by recognizing these moments, people are able to connect and see the value of life and all that comes with it.”

She concludes, “As a young woman to other aspiring artists I would say concentrate on being real, be determined, practice technique, believe in yourself because you need others to believe in you. Nothing is worth selling yourself short of high morals and ethics. It takes hard work, you need to pick yourself up and try again in order to succeed. You are only as good as your last performance so you can never give your second best.”

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Cape Minstrels

Cape Minstrels

Based: Cape Town & Johannesburg.

Our colourful Minstrel teams are based in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Ranging from 10 to 25 highly energetic characters.

All of whom present an excellent array of traditional songs, sung in perfect harmony and feature a host of diverse instrumentation including banjo, mandolin, guitar, trumpet, percussion, saxophone and Goema drums.

A must for your street procession and an excellent medium for welcoming those overseas guests at either the airport or hotel.

Please note – costumes may vary according to the group.

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Emil Struwig

Emil Struwig

Based: Johannesburg.

Emil was born and raised in the small town of Tsumeb, Namibia and now finds his home in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

From the age of 10 Emil started to entertain dreams that must have seemed incomprehensible to the vast majority of the Hamlet’s inhabitants: he saw himself on stage, performing. Going further against the grain is his small, sports-mad hometown;
Emil’s first encounter to music was when he became part of his high school choir as the only white singer in a traditional black choir, singing along traditional Ovambo and Damara Hymn’s. It was no secret that Emil loved working amongst different races and cultures. This has altered his world view learning about other cultures first handily.

After realising the understandably limited opportunities presented to him at home, Emil moved to South Africa at the age of sixteen to start his performing and musical career in 2004. He became a full time musician covering the industry as a singer and songwriter in various genres from Jazz, Swing, Urban House, Pop Rock and last but not least, Afrikaans. He is also often referred to as SA’s own Mr Bublẻ.

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