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Freshlyground

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‘Popular enough to headline and get serious encores’, is the best way to describe this band. With master musicianship and groove, all in the context of ‘giving ‘em what they want’, this crew of winners manages to retain what musicians call integrity. Freshlyground brings together hipness, conscience and international level production. They hit the charts spot on the mark, even joining a shimmying Shakira on the 2010 FIFA World Cup theme, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”

Louis Brittz

Louis Brittz is more than just a trend setting singer/songwriter of Christian Music… Much, much more! His endeavours have had gargantuan global outreach. We’re in the presence of someone who’s done some of the most powerful things which a great musician, leader in the church, and humanitarian can.His music is a unique mixture of African, European, and American influences. He’s toured internationally for 15 years and been to Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Dubai. Louis has performed with Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, The Newsboys, Third Day and Sonic Flood on their tours to South Africa.

His 2012 release ‘Psalms’ achieved Gold status (20 000 units sold). His work has been nominated for and won local music awards, and many of the leading South African gospel artists have recorded songs written by Louis.

Louis has worked closely with South African youth ministries as a project leader, producer and evangelist. He’s also developed a course in leading praise and worship and has trained more than 300 worship teams from 14 denominations in Canada, America, England, Scotland, The Ukraine, Malawi, Namibia and South Africa during the past 5 years. He’s the CEO of Merchant Music, a SA recording label that records, markets and distributes quality music. He’s also co-owner of Urial Publishing. Apart from his many performances, he has produced albums for The Soweto String Quartet, Laurika Rauch and Retief Burger.

Contact Details

Louis Brittz : 083 456 6966 or louis@merchantmusic.co.za

Bookings: Denise Goeda : 072 480 8298 or denisegoeda@gmail.com

The Plastics

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This crew began in 2007 as an evolution of punk band HOAX. it’s now its own thing. Completely.They have been linked to a lot of things, they’ve worked with a lot of people, they’ve made a lot of friends. Words to discribe their music and, experience and work ethic include “innovative” , “Earl Grey”, “guerrilla”, “disco Something”, “retro rock” and “melody” amongst others. That’s no joke.Along with a cult following that trend to turn their sentence into acronym and get the dance floor riled up, The Plastics set out to take over the world, or at least play some darn good gigs along the way.2008 saw the release of the bands first EP The Plastics followed closely by another one; Kiss The Plastics (2009). Both distributed among Cape Town’s indie elite and head bangers for free. for more information on the band click here.

Taxi Violence

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If you like the tuneful use of light and shade like Led Zeppelin, Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies, Rage Against the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age, or any rock with that remarkable heaviness, grounded in performance and riffage, not sheer volume, you’ll love Taxi Violence. If you’ve heard Zeppelin’s John Bonham’s beats and the multi-guitar, low-end, V8-revving tone of a guitarist whom wields an axe, not a tennis racket, you’ll need to watch Taxi Violence live. Ever felt like you’ll never get to hear those bands because ‘someone’ said there’s no market for it here? They lied! Join the throng! “Taxi Violence smashed onto the scene as a breath of fresh, raw exuberance without the need for any fancy ‘post’ this, or ‘neo’ that or cute little words like ‘alt’ or ‘indie’ necessary to define them. The result is that after seven years together, their sound is still a timeless ode to what they do best… rocking out!” – Dave Mac (Muse Magazine).

Reuben Crowie

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Reuben CrowieReuben is a super drummer, with a history of achievements that read like the biography of a legend in the making! He studied at Beau Soleil’s Music Centre, completing his Trinity Grade 6 drum kit studies, with Distinction! He went on to study at the South African College of Music, at The University of Cape Town.

He performed with the Standard Bank National Schools’ Big Band, in 2007, and at Paul Bothner’s Drum Day, in 2010. He drummed for the North Sea Big Band, in 2010, and followed up by performing at the prestigious Cape Town International Jazz Festival, with Spha Mdlalose. Other notable work includes an appearance on Idols star Unathi’s album, entitled: ‘With Love’, and on Sowers of the Word’s debut album: ‘God of Wonders’. He has a background in Rock, Pop, Swing, Latin jazz, Bebop jazz, R ‘n’ B, Hip Hop and Gospel, in live performance, studio session work and educationally.

He currently performs with the Jimmy Nevis band, electro-pop quartet TheCity and SA ska band Trenton and Free Radicals.

Contact Details

To book Ruby Crowie as a session musician or simply for additional information, please email kim.muller@hotmail.com

Kyle Petersen

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This hip, young virtuoso started playing piano at the age of four!! To his fans this would come as no surprise! Kyle is a well-schooled prodigy… He went on to study piano and voice as subjects, before leaving for Greece, as a youth, where he performed on the Olympia Countess, as it sailed around the globe!! He’s been musical director to many productions, at venues such as the Cape Town International Convention Center and Grand West Casino, amongst many others. He’s also a producer, session musician, highly trained vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and has had lots of radio airplay. The Kyle Petersen Band features his university trained brother, session star, Darren Petersen, who’s also travelled and performed, much like Kyle.

Jesse Jordan Band

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The rock music scene and The Jesse Jordan Band… Consistency in the face of adversity, the chasing of a dream and the ultimate realization of that very dream…”

Louise Day

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Talented singer/songwriter Louise Day has been captivating audiences and stealing hearts since a young age. A true Cape Town girl through and through, her unique blend of Folk/Pop, delivered by her outstanding lingering vocals, have been showcased at some of the trendiest and musically influential venues in South Africa. Her music career started professionally when an itch to explore the international music scene lead her to the United States where she settled for a year in Colorado. There she began performing at a premiere live music venue, “Bellyup” (www.bellyupaspen.com), regularly opening for visiting internationally recognized artists, including the likes of the acclaimed ‘Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ and ‘The English Beat’. This exposure resulted in a tremendous demand for her talents, and her remaining time was spent performing as a Fender Musician at the Winter X Games and Tempe Music Festival in Arizona, performing on the same stage as many international artists such as John Mayer and The Fray. She also made her mark on Fender USA when she was approached to endorse their new range of guitars for women. Since her return to South Africa, Louise and her band launched their very successful debut album “Chasing the Wind “ followed by a second album “Swallowed by the City” which was produced by music legend Theo Crous of the Springbok Nude Girls. The album went on to receive a SAMA (South African Music Awards) nomination for best Pop Album. After a busy time of live performances, Louise and her band are back in the studio working on their third album which will be released in 2014.

Lance Rhoda

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Lance has what people in the drumming community call Gospel Chops. This is a combination of intense technical playing and drum patterns which have big funk and hip hop swinging grooves. He is currently one of the top Gospel Chops drummers in Cape Town and is already counted as one of the top drummers in South Africa.He runs his own music school where he works with and teaches young children to play music. He’s been teaching around Cape Town and its surrounds. Lance studied at Cape Music Institute where he played in the Camillo Lombard Trio and Donveno Prins Band for 2 years. Since then, Lance has been a session musician and has worked with top artists like Camillo Lombard, Donveno Prins, Loyiso Bala, Allou April, Joyous Celebration, Ernie Smith, Sammy Webber, and One Accord.

He has two drumming instructional DVDs: “Playing over the Groove” and “Beyond Playing”.

Contact Details

For bookings contact Mark on 083 3130 233 or Beryl on 073 0122 870

Set For The Sky

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A high energy electronicore band focused on bombastic theatrical performances, Set For The Sky have been making waves all across the local scene with electric live performances and a high quality sound. Consummate professionals, they have been gigging since 2013 and have continued to grow their name in the South African music market, with a highly acclaimed debut album, “The Machine”, released in 2015 and two video singles “Live Like You’re on Fire” and “The Secret Season”.
They have played numerous shows around the country including slots on many festivals and tours, they do not settle for mediocre, whether in their performance or their music, and will continue to provide an exceptional experience for their fans.

Bulletscript

BULLETSCRIPT is a band with a clear message – open your eyes to the world around you, and question everything, taking nothing, and nobody, for granted.

The band consists of a full compliment of seasoned performers from the Cape Town metal scene. A band that enjoys pushing the envelope, placing great emphasis on solid song writing, stellar stage performance and a delivery so intense that your neck will be in a constant state of headbanging ecstasy.

Combining the skills of Ian Watson (Vocals), Jacques Hugo (Guitar), Oliver Saggerson (Guitar), JJ du Toit (Bass) and Kyle Curran (Drums), BULLETSCRIPT is ready to spread the word, take no prisoners and have a great time!

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