Dave Abbott

Dave Abbott

Based: Johannesburg

Dave Abbott was born in England on …..err ,,, we’ll skip the date…. and came to South Africa nearly 40 years ago and started “ABBOTT & CRABB” ,he is now settled in Johannesburg where he lives with his wife and 2 daughters, he considers himself a South African and not an Englishman!!

As well as his work with “ABBOTT & CRABB”, Dave Abbott is also an accomplished solo entertainer/comedian, musician, songwriter and jingle writer, he also runs his own studio “DaStudio” where all “DAVE ABBOTT and “ABBOTT & CRABB” CD’s and compilation tracks were recorded. As an entertainer he combines silly stories and songs with an extremely accomplished instrumental and vocal ability, he plays Guitar, Keyboards, Fiddle, and Harmonica plus a DJ set-up which he carries around for the serious dancing crowd.

His musical style runs from 60’s to 2015’s but the best description would be “Let’s Have a Good Time” music. His huge experience means you are guaranteed a party whatever your age group or mix of people and you needn’t be afraid of him offending anyone either….it’s just not his style. He carries ALL his own sound and lighting equipment around the Gauteng area so you never have to worry about extra costs, he can also travel light if you need him in Cape town or ..wherever. Dave Abbott—-a South African pommie, ,,,and proud of it!

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Jacques Lagesse

Jacques Lagesse

Based: Johannesburg

With more than 30 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, performing with established Jazz bands in the early days, to Corporate and Events Specialist.

My forte is songs from the Era of Great Singers Crooners or Balladeers is the term used most often .My other great love is the acoustic guitar and vocal combination, which has become the Perfect Networking mood setter. I am able to roam around on a wireless system should I be required to do so.

My extensive repertoire includes a variety of Beautiful ballads, Latin & Jazz Standards and Fun renditions of Popular Songs. I’ve also been asked to DJ & MC on the odd occasion, making it exceed all expectations. Appropriate background music is played between sets.

Able to perform as a Solo artist, Duo or Trio with Double Bass, Saxophone or Piano, all tailor made to suit your event. PA equipment available on request.

“The ability of reading the room has always been a strong point promising class uniqueness and reliability All The Way”

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Solo Jo

Solo Jo

Based: Johannesburg.

A true passion project. Using his voice and guitar through a loop station Solo Jo creates beats, bass sounds, trumpet sounds, even choir sounds to inspire new takes on classic favourites from across the board.

This product is also available as a trio with hollow-body guitar, a trombonist and a snare drum player on brushes – vibey but not loud.

From jazz & country classics to modern pop songs. With all new and original arrangements & that unique little twist, this is the perfect conversation friendly entertainment choice for your event.

Offering two different but equally beautiful sets suitable for all types of events.

Example Contemporary repertoire includes:

  • Hey Brother – Avicci
  • The A Team – Ed Sheeran
  • Fever – Michael Buble
  • Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  • Sunday morning – Maroon 5

Example Jazzy repertoire includes:

  • Instrumental only and some voice and guitar
  • Fly me to the moon
  • Have you met Miss Jones
  • Summertime
  • Mr Bojangles

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