Out Of The Blue Band

Out Of The Blue Band

Based: Johannesburg

Out of the Blue has established itself as the busiest corporate party band in the country, formed in 2000 by Mike Todd (of S.A. Band “Cinema” fame) .The band wasted no time at all in building a reputation for great music and amazing live shows. Whatever the event or occasion, the band has the flexibility to cater for any specific requirement.

Playing all the top hits from 60’ right up to the very latest radio chart topping songs. Out Of The Blue can perform them all.

The band has played all over South Africa and abroad…hugely experienced, continually making them a number choice for any function or event.

ANDREW WEBSTER – Lead Vocals and Guitar
Andrew plays the lead role in a number of theatrical productions, such as Return to the Forbidden Planet Buddy Holly, Grease and Buddy Holly Story (in which he won an FNB VITA AWARD for best performer in S.A.). He is one of the leading performers in the Barnyard Productions – around the country. He also one of South Africa’s leading voice over artists and M.C’s.

CANDACE BARNWELL – Lead Vocals
Candice is an experienced Vocalist and actress. Her background of solid tertiary training in music, singing and performance have stood her in good stead. Candace has performed in numerous singing and dancing shows around South Africa and and the Middle East.

BRENDAN DORAN – Drums and Vocals.
Driving this party bus from the drum kit, on backing and lead vocal is Brendan Doran. With an extensive 15 years in music and live performance, Brendan has traveled the globe playing in various bands.

MIKE TODD – Lead Guitar & Keyboards
Mike is most well remembered as the guitarist and songwriter for South Africa’s most prestigious contemporary band CINEMA. He has produced and performed on 9 top selling C.D.’s, while his songs have gone on to be major hits both in S.A. and abroad. More recently he has been the musical director on many music shows in and around Johannesburg and producer on our leading corporate events.

 

 

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The Rocketeers

The Rocketeers

Based: Johannesburg

Every once in a while a music act comes along that is truly unique and refreshing in the product that it delivers – The  acoustic duo The Rocketeers is one such act and has become synonymous with excellence in easy listening and background acoustic music since forming in 2010.

It’s the unusual but highly effective marriage of acoustic guitar, upright double bass,  silky smooth vocals and “made on the fly” percussion loops that as well as being visually interesting, creates the Rocketeers sound which can be described as classy, relaxing and unobtrusive yet still lively and upbeat with a general “foot tapping” vibe.

On acoustic guitar and vocals is talented and acclaimed guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Douglas Bean. A highly experienced musician, Douglas has worked extensively over the years with artists such as Tamara Dey and Wendy Oldfield and was a longstanding member of S.A super group Henry Ate.

Completing the duo on upright double bass and vocals is Wits university graduate Lionel Naidoo. A young and super talented jazz trained musician, Lionel is a magnetic performer with an infectious enthusiasm and love for his craft.

 

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Vogue

Vogue

Based: Johannesburg

Vogue – this dynamic female trio has been the highlight of many functions, providing musical excellence and entertainment that will make a lasting impression on guests. Vogue consists of seasoned musicians on saxophone, violin and vocals and often perform at corporate events, dinners, cocktail functions, golf days, weddings and birthday parties.

Regular clients include Nedbank, Mobotix, Bauch and Lomb, Nokia etc. They frequently perform at venues such as The Saxon, Sun City Palace, Johannesburg Country Club, Hyatt regency. They are available to travel and have been invited to perform all over the country, from Sun City to the Crystal Towers in Cape Town, Zimbali in Durban, the Champagne Sports Resort in the Drakensberg to name a few.

The musical repertoire covers genre’s from jazzy, laid back, contemporary instrumentals, to Latin and funky up-beat numbers. Also as trained classical musicians, they can perform technically challenging show numbers. Because of their experience gained at many different functions they’ve successfully performed at, they understand the audience well and carefully select the right type of music to suit the guests and the event. Special care it taken to compliment the music with stylish evening dresses or cocktail outfits to add to the ambience of the event. If the situations lend itself to it, they can be highly interactive by roaming around guests whilst performing entertaining numbers where everyone can tap the feet or clap along.

Musical and performance integrity still remains of high value to these musicians. Some examples of music in the repertoire: Jazz: Fly me to the moon, My baby just cares for me, Summertime, Autumn Leaves, Mack the Knife, New York New York, My Way, The way you look tonight, Misty, Take 5, Unforgettable, My way Latin: Girl from Ipanema, Mas que nada, La Isla Bonita, Chico Latino, Corcovado, Lambada, Sway, La Bamba, Bessame mucho, Desifinado Instrumentals: Kenny G, ‘Maputo’ (David Sanborn), Glenn Miller “In the Mood”, Vanessa Mae’s ‘Caravans’, Beethoven 5th upbeat violin feature, Gypsy music, Lord of the Dance, “Lily was here” Candy Dulfer Pop numbers: Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone, Sting numbers like ‘Shape of my heart’ and ‘Fragile’, Don’t know why, How could an angel break my heart, Dancing Queen, Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance with somebody, I feel Good, Fever, Baby can I hold you tonight, Desert Rose. Their repertoire of African music includes Pata Pata, Click song, Ndihamba Nawe, Waka Waka.

 

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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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