1925 band

1925 band

Based: Cape Town

1925 Band are incredibly talented young men with a real passion for music, they are reliable and really get the crowd going with their song selections.

1925 Band is made up of three brothers who sing in angelic harmony. They are interesting bringing their own exciting folk sound to each cover they perform. Their music has an acoustic sound with their guitars and other acoustic instruments entertaining both Afrikaans and English audiences alike. They keep people on their toes by creating an entertaining atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Their debut album Horizon launched in 2014 brining a whole new sound to their music, the album featured 8 original tracks including “Gedig op my arm”. “Servette” and “Horizonkind” which have all received radio play.

In 2016 1925 Band composed the theme song for the Afrikaans Movie “Eintlik Nogal Baie” the song also called Eintlik Nogal Baie launched with their music video on Bok Radio in the Cape and since then they have toured South African doing television and radio interviews on all major networks in South Africa, building on their success .

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Abbott & Crabb

Abbott & Crabb

Based: Johannesburg

An Oke from Springs and a Bloke from London, Henry Crabb and Dave Abbott!!!

Well it started in 1977 when they met for the first time at Cairngorme Caravan Park near Springs where Henry’s Band, ”Eternal Now” was doing an afternoon show, the drummer had invited Dave along for a jam. Dave plugged into Henry’s amp, not a thing guitarist let other guitarists do usually, but then Henry’s a nice guy :-), and so a friendship started. Between Dave’s work in the Hotel business and Henry’s work as an Engineering rep they would get together in the afternoons and at weekends and play just for the fun of it. After a while they both realised they just wanted to play music and not “Hotel” or “Rep” it. They went for an audition with Maurice Fresco who got them their first pro gig at the “Rebel Inn” in Benoni on 1st of November 1978 (Thanks Maurice). The hotel manager at the time needed a name to advertise, so he christened them “Abbott and Crabb”.

……and a Loooonnnng journey started!

If you’ve lived in South Africa, and you don’t know ABBOTT & CRABB…we wonder where you’ve been hiding. A Pommie and an Oke from Springs who have managed to survive and prosper through 25 years
on the SA entertainment scene Dave (Abbott) and Henry (Crabb)’s unique blend of comedy and music has had audiences laughing and singing from Cape Town to Lusaka, Johannesburg to Swakopmund Durban to….well just about anywhere there are people (and in some places where there aren’t any).

Most people get a bit of a shock to find that they can actually PLAY their instruments,,, and rather well at that, they both sing and their music ranges from Bluegrass (Dave’s an adept fiddle player and Henry’s handy on the banjo) to rock (they both play guitar), Dave is a fine guitar player who has featured on many other artists albums while Henry’s an expert at….well just plain silly!!!!

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Absolutely Fabulous

Absolutely Fabulous

Based: Cape Town

Introducing ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS DUO, One of Cape Town’s Premier Duos.

The band consists of LISA ‘MYNX’ HUGO on Lead Vocals and SEAN ‘STYX’ NUNAN on Drums.

Both Sean and Lisa have been playing music professionally since leaving school and understand the Importance of connecting with and entertaining their guests all of the time.

‘Our Repertoire is KEY to giving our audience what they want to hear and making sure that the songs we perform make their evening an enjoyable and memorable occasion.’ says Sean. We have worked hard on ensuring that we have the right mix of songs in our repertoire to please all our guests, and are always expanding our repertoire to add as much value as we can to our guests and venue owners alike.

Both members are seasoned musicians and have spent years honing their skills as entertainers. Lisa has an incredible tone and range to her voice and is able to sing almost any style of music while Sean is a sensational drummer having applied his trade for over 25 years. The band recently was interviewed and performed Live on DSTV’s CTV My City Arts & Culture Program.

Sean and Lisa complement each other very well musically and they always have loads of fun on stage.

They have an unbelievably large TOP 40 repertoire of over 400+ party hits ranging from 1960’s classics to 2014 Pop / Dance and everything in-between, making them the perfect ‘party band’ for any occasion including New Years Eve Festivities, birthday parties, special occasions, weddings and corporate functions.

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African Time Band

African Time Band

Based: Johannesburg.

Organizing a function for a multi-cultural audience of all ages?

Need a sophisticated, fun, vibrant dance band that can play everything from the Forties to the Naughties, as well as a great selection of contemporary African music?

You’re in Luck!

African Time is the newest, funkiest, hippest sound to hit the scene. Storme and Doug Campbell from “Havana Gas” merge their talents with such great musicians as Shereen Smith (keyboards/sax/vocals), Nombulelo Maqetuka (vocals), David Klassen (drums/vocals), Rob Watson (drums) and Colin Delight (vocals/sax).

African Time takes you on a musical journey through Africa, playing songs from different countries in different languages by artistes like Youssou n’Dour, Angelique Kidjo, Manu di Bango, Khadja Nin, Ismael Lo and Richard Bona. And you’ll hear a great selection of homegrown hits by Judith Sephuma, Hugh Masekela, Mandoza, Rebecca, Ringo, Brenda Fassie, Ernie Smith, Miriam Makeba and Mango Groove.

The perfect choice for your function –the best of African music, the best of pop,

AFRICAN TIME ~ the BEST of ALL WORLDS

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Arno Carstens

Arno Carstens

Based: Johannesburg.

During his career as the lead singer of The Springbok Nude Girls and subsequently as a solo artist, Arno Carstens has released 10 studio albums and had 20 top ten singles. He has won 5 South African Music Awards and shared the stage with legends of the music world including U2, The Rolling Stones, Paul Weller, The Police, Simple Minds, INXS and REM.

Arno has toured extensively in SA, UK, Europe and USA, headlined every major South African festival and performed at some of the most legendary international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, V Festival, T in the Park and Hard Rock Calling.

2012 will be Arno’s most creative year yet. He is currently working on his 4th solo album scheduled for release in the 2nd quarter of 2012 and will also host his first ever art exhibition. It will run at The Lovell Gallery in Woodstock, Cape Town, from the 1st March to 13th April 2012.

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