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Ashton Gardner Cape Town

Big N Tasty Johannesburg
Richard has been active in the music industry for many years, has done extensive studio work and was one of the original members of the Irish band Leprechauns. He has performed at barney’s Gold Reef City for 4 years as solo guitar entertainer. Dubai at the Intercontinental Hotel, The Dubai Marine Hotel, at the Hilton Al-Ain, the Radisson SAS Hotel, Oman.

Ricahrd and Vody are finishing a 3 month contract at Carnival City Casino at the end of this month ( Sept). (5 nights per week)
Vodi is a young attractive vocaliste who is also a singing teacher. She has performed with various duos and bands in the Jhb area and did the Tina Turner and Abba show at Gracelands Casino. She joined Richard on his return from Dubai in April 2005. One of the trademarks of this team is their ability and complete willingness to play almost any request received from their audience. Richard and Vody are a professional and vibey team, well suited for any type of function with their massive repertoire. Always prepared to go that “extra mile’, they are welcomed back wherever they perform.

Party Animals, Romantics….Whatever You Need, They can give you !

CH2 Johannesburg
CH2‘s second CD production, called “GUT”, which was released end of 2004, is an exciting product which includes Classical, Spanish & African musical styles.

“GUT” was nominated as finalists at the South African Music Awards (SAMA) as well as the Geraas Musiek Toekennings (GMT) in 2005.

CH2’s third CD called “Strings Attached” was released on 1 March 2006 and is a
very exciting production. Friends that join CH2 on the CD are SSQ (Soweto String Quartet), Rocco de Villiers and many more.

Francois Martinelli Johannesburg
Jean-François Martinelli is of French / Italian heritage and he came to South Africa to front ”Sun King”, Sol Kerzner’s favorite band ”The 4 Saints” entertaining guests at five star resort hotels for many a year.
He then formed his own band “Capricorn” who continues to perform all over South Africa and surrounding countries. He also performs as a solo entertainer and plays the midi guitar; an instrument that allows him to play the saxophone, the flute, the violin, the trumpet and a myriad of other instruments on the guitar.

Jacques Lagesse Johannesburg
His repertoire consists mainly of laid-back Jazz standards and evergreen romantic ballads. A soothing unobtrusive ambience is guaranteed. Great for quiet background music and entertainment. His Mauritian blood brings a strong flair for Latin rhythms - Bossa Nova and Samba. He also performs a cabaret set featuring music from the Big Band Swing era, which is done to backing tracks. Jacques can performs with his trio (Keyboards / Bass / Saxophonist) and if required he adds a (drummer / percussionist).

He has recorded two CD’s

Locally Jacques’ clients include: Revlon, Nokia, Total, PPC, Tiger Milling, Standard Bank, Investec, Volvo, Gensec, SPAR, and South African Breweries. Toured the Hotel scene in Dubai.

Jimmy Dludlu Cape Town
His debut album Echoes from the Past was released in September 1997 receiving 2 FNB South African Music Awards for “Best Newcomer” and “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” in 1998. The album has since been released in nine territories on the Verve label including United States, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and Hungary. With the release of Essence of Rhythm in March 2000 Jimmy received further acknowledgements from the South African music industry winning the “Best Male Artist” and “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” at the South African Music Awards. The single Point of view from the album went to top charts on top South African radio stations across the country.

John Ford Johannesburg
John has worked extensively throughout South Africa, Swaziland and Botswana, and his work on cruise liners the 'Astor', 'Achille Lauro' and 'Symphony' has taken him around the world.

Apart from John's accomplished cover versions of popular songs, his original music has appeared on TV and radio over the years with songs featured on the Springbok top-ten and radio Fivr top-forty hit parades. A CD of his best original songs is now available on request.

John has the ability to combine with other musicians. If your function requires a larger Band, this can easily be arranged. John is a thorough professional who provides excellent sound quality and is totally committed to his music career.

Mario Dos Santos Johannesburg
Some of the venues he has played at are:

Cabana Beach Hotel ( Pablos restaurant– 2 years)
Holiday Inn, Durban
Cascades Hotel, Sun City – 3 years
Carlton Hotel, Johannesburg – 1 year
El Gaucho restaurant
Algarve Portugal – 4 years
Ireland & England – 2½ years
Le Meridien Park Hotel, Frankfurt Germany
Oslo airport Hotel, Norway
Princess Danae (Cruise ship) in Caribbean – 6 months.

Richard Thompson Johannesburg
He has done extensive studio work both as a session musician and vocalist. One of the original members of the Irish band, Leprechauns. He’s played with most of South Africa’s top entertainers. He’s a popular choice for corporate functions & launches.

Venues include Royal Swazi Sun, Caesar’s Casino, Sun City, Gold Reef City most of the hot spots in Zimbabwe. Residencies in Mozambique, Algiers, Dubai, Oman.