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Adri Naude Johannesburg
Adri has performed internationally at venues such as the Henry Wood Hall (London) as soloist and locally at the Sun City Superbowl with well-known artists such as Sarah Brightman.

Other well-known artists with whom she shared the stage include Steve Hofmeyr, Maurits Lotz, Joseph Clarke, Theuns Jordaan, Pieter Smith, Jannie Moolman, Yvonne Chaka-Chaka, Gloria Bosman, Rebecca Molope and Sibongile Khumalo, as well as with well-known band such as TKZee.

Adri was a founder member of the Johannesburg Philharmonic orchestra and the Johannesburg Music Initiative until 2005. She was also part of the very popular show Roll Over Beethoven, performing a leading role as solo-violinist and keyboard player to packed out audiences at various Barnyard Theatres countrywide.

Annette Smith Johannesburg
Played lead in Absolutely Fabulous Cabaret performances at beauty pageants, fund raisers, Auto Africa Expo, 5 star Kopanong Hotel, premieres. Contract work at 5 star Ritz Carlton Hotel Dubai, Monte Casino, corporate events

Creative work includes scripting, directing & choreographing ‘Joined at the Hip’, script of ‘What you don’t know about a Woman’.Video, CD or DVD available on request.

Ayala Katz Cape Town
Tours include Cape Town, State Theatre – Artscape, Port Elizabeth Opera House, Pretoria State Theatre, Baxter Theatre Complex, Grahamstown National Arts Festival. International and Local 5 Star Hotel Groups – The Mount Nelson, The Southern Suns Hotels, Protea Hotels, Holiday Inns, Sheraton Hotel Cairo, Le Meridien Hotel Bahrain.

B- Natural Pretoria
This girl group have had the privilledge to perform with names such as Coenie de Villiers, Nataniel, Sarah Theron and many other artists. These girls take you on a journey of variety. They sing acapella-style and with their own unique sound in accompaniment. They'll also entertain you when music is the only spoken word, as they have mastered their instruments. Most of the songs are original songs, classical, Afrikaans, pop, jazz and funk. All of these are of outstanding quality. They will add colour and atmosphere to your special event.

Bana ba Thari Johannesburg
They have performed with artistes such as Shirley Bassey & Natalie Cole. The leader Kolwani studied at the Royal Northern College of music in the UK with Dorothy de Lay from Julliard School of Music in USA, Professor Walter Mony from Wits University in S.A, Professor Alan Solomon and Joe Sack. Kolwani was the founder member of the Soweto string Quartet.

Bill Fairley Johannesburg
Now conducts a well-established 7-piece band, all styles of music, which can be augmented to up to an 18 piece band.

Cafe Latte Johannesburg
Avzal Ismail in addition to working with top international names including acclaimed violinist Regina Carter, Donald Harrison, Carl Andersen, Professor James Houlik, Bhakhithi Khumalo and a host of other top names, he has also composed and performed the finale for the opening ceremony of the World Summit for Sustainable development that was held in Johannesburg. He also performed at the first inauguration banquet of President Thabo Mbeki.
Avzal is involved in many projects and works with top local artists on a continuous basis.

Having been on the corporate circuit for years, Cathy has collaborated with many artists. She performs vastly as a solo artist, but has ‘shows’ with other vocalists and instrumentalists which are of a more hi-impact/audience interactive nature. From club work, to theatre ….from private parties to corporate functions, Cathy is at home on any stage!

Carlos Hartwell Johannesburg
Calos Hartwell is a pianist, keyboard player, vocalist, composer & arranger. He can also play the pipe organ & piano accordion. Carlos has the ability to interface and communicate well with an audience; he exuberates confidence and passion. He enjoys live performance and cabaret and composes and arranges his own music.

Con Grazia Pretoria
Their musical repertoire includes a wide variety of music styles, classical, light, pop, contemporary, jazz, Latin american, Folk music and Gospel music. In a performance you can hear songs from popular composers/artists such as Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, strauss, tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Andrew Lloyd Weber, modern artists like Sting, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, The Corrs and many more. They perform at weddings, corporate functions, birthdays,shows, concerts and other special events.

Deborah Gorman Johannesburg
Her repertoire encompasses light classical, mellow jazz, well-known classics, ballads, contemporary music, popular songs and Christmas music, all alternating between
the saxophone, clarinet, flute and keyboard.
She can relax the mood of your functions, or create a party atmosphere. The choice is yours!

In April 1999, she released an album entitled 'Saxational', which is a compilation of some of her favourites, including Jazz and Blues.

This was followed by the release of a wonderful Christmas album, entitled ' Merry Christmas, With Love, Debi', for Christmas with an unusual flair!

Ebrahim Kalil Shihab Durban
Extensive Contracts to play at 5 Star Hotels throughout Southern Africa, in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland, the Hotel Intercontinental in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), also at the Jazz Bar at Hilton Abu-Dhabi and Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi in 2004 . Also a favourite at the Al Bustan Palace in Muscat Oman

Handful Of Keys Johannesburg
Handful of Keys simply superb- The Citizen-4 December 2001
Ivories tickle the funnybone- The Star Tonight - 5 December 2001
A Handful Of Keys Business Day - 3 December 2001
Baby Grand Brilliance The Wentworth Chronicle – March 2002
Hugely Talented Duo Australian Jewish News – March 2002
Great piano work spiced with glee-The Natal Witness - Monday 26 June 1995
Pianists dazzle in polished show The Natal Mercury - Tuesday 20 June 1995
Four hands of keyboard hilarity and genius Radio 702- 8 June 1994
Two hot pianos and a firecracker script Sunday Times - 12 June 1994
Baby grands sizzle in 'Handful Of Keys' The Star Tonight - June 1994

Handful Of Keys Johannesburg
Piano duo give house loads of pleasure:I saw this show a decade ago and have never forgotten the frolics with accompanying rapier sharp verbal and musical wit, wrapped up in Grazia Verona’s flamboyant costumes. “Only artists with integrity and in total command of the specific genre can successfully afford to skylark their art.” Von Memerty and Colyn’s musicianship and thespian talents are such that this is not a momentary feel good show – it keeps you glowing for years with the key to this duo’s triumph, the exceptional polish and harmony they bring to staying physically, mentally and artistically in tune.

Handfuls of pleasure- I was sold on this show within the first ten minutes. Astute, witty, entertaining, original, pacey, clever, and very, very funny – I am likely to run out of adjectives before I run out of admiration. Ian von Memerty, whose overwhelming success is proof that audiences appreciate intelligence and talent, has teemed up with Roelof Colyn, a young man with serious musical talent, and what a rapport they have created. A Handful of Keys is a show that you will want to watch more of, and will give you many handfuls of pleasure.

With an indolent elegance where there is nothing staged, nothing self-conscious, they dive in and out of the mainly popular music with the unruffled pleasure of dolphins in the surf. What they leave behind is their love of music: you feel it has formed them and it is offered as a gift to the audience. Its grand to watch a show that treats you as an adult

Ingrid Van Rensburg Johannesburg
During 2001 Ingrid was the resident harpist at The Palace of The Lost City, Sun City.
During 2002 Ingrid was the resident harpist at The Meat Company at the Monte Casino.

For the Christmas / New Year season of 2002, 2003 and 2004, Ingrid was the resident harpist at the Royal Livingstone in Zambia.

Ingrid has also served as National Chairman for the Harp Society of South Africa for the past 18 years.

In addition to all of the above, Ingrid runs and owns the first and only harp shop in South Africa. With this shop, Ingrid provides the local harp community with strings, music, accessories, et al. She is also the authorized dealer for SALVI and LYON & HEALY Harps, and imports them directly from the factory into South Africa.

Intombizodwa Johannesburg

Lorraine Shannon Johannesburg
Lorraine works as musical director in shows for companies like Shell, BMW, Toyota, SAB etc. She is musical director and singer for a vocal group called the “Pointy Sisters”, and a member of the band Havana Gas. She is also a songwriter and produced her solo CD in 1992 and another in 2003.

She has recently won the SAMA Award for “Best Instrumental Album” 2004.

Merinda de Wit Pretoria
Merinda is an entertainer who plays piano, saxophone and sings. She played in the Pretoria Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and is now based in Pretoria. She paid her dues playing with various bands in all styles of music.
She is has a Bachelor of Music degree and does corporate & private functions at top 5 Star Hotels around South Africa.

Motswako String Quartet Johannesburg
Motswako’s strength is in their variety of repertoire. They play a wide selection of classical music, African folk, contemporary popular music as well as original material. The quartet has played at numerous high-profile corporate and government functions and was invited by the South African Embassy to the People’s Republic of China to play in Beijing in August 2002. They also played in the UK and Zambia in July 2003. In November 2003, they played at the opening of the new South African Embassy building in Berlin, Germany. They also played at the Kora All-Africa Awards ceremony in 2004.

Ora Gauteng
Ora is an experienced harpist that has performed for a great variety of events inlcuding weddings,
birthdays and anniversary celebrations.

Promenade Ensemble Johannesburg
Whether the Promenade Ensemble performs as a trio, a String Quartet or as a Dance Orchestra, it always turns the event into a special occasion. The mood and atmosphere created by the group goes unsurpassed.

The Promenade Ensemble has an extensive and versatile repertoire and has recently been enlarged.

Rainer Langhans Johannesburg
1992-Musical Director for the Musical “A Slice of Saturday Night” with Terry Lester and others at the Wild Coast Sun
1992 - 2003-Principal and owner of Privat Music School Mega Music in Freilassing in Germany – various Musical School Performances, like Grease and Harry Potter Musical
2003-Concert with Al Martino
One Year Classical Concert Tour with the romanian violinist Peter Rotaru (Mozart, Brahms, Strauß, etc.)
1992-2004-Barpianist at various German Piano Bars and Hotels like Sheraton in Salzburg, Egerner Hof in Rottach Egern – Tegernsee, Eiserner Hut in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Arabella Sheraton in Spitzingsee and many more
2000 - 2003-Keyboarder for Mercedes Benz Austria, Golf Trophies with wife and vocalist Felicity Langhans
1992 -2004-Freelancing Keyboarder, Barpianist

Rhythm & Greens Pretoria
Rhythm & Greens play all styles of music from Jazz, Pop, background Latin & Classical. Performed at the Al Jereau concert in Johannesburg, played under contract in Hong Kong, Macau, The Hyatt Casablanca, Morocco, The Sheraton in Dubai and the Hilton in Abu-Dhabi for New Year’s Eve.

Rike Coetzer Johannesburg
In 2001 she was a semi-finalist for the Crescendo Music Competition for one of her own compositions. In 2002 she joined the Cape Town band Southern Glow and performed at the famous “Jazz Bar” at the Hilton Abu Dhabi in the UAE for two years. She also performed with the band “The Worx” at the Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai.

In 2004 she joined the Barnyard Theatre circuit and has toured with shows like Roll over Beethoven, The Piano Boys, Boogie Wonderland, Forever Young, Tonight’s the Night, Rock around the Clock and Bloubloed en Biltong.
Rike plays on a Selmer alto saxophone and has recently started playing soprano saxophone. She was fortunate enough to meet the famous sax player David Sanborn in person at the JVC Jazz festival in New York.

Royal Duo Cape Town
Studied music as a subject at school… finished with grade 8… Highest level at school.
Played keyboards in the army band in Kimberly… Also English horn in march band.
Played bass guitar in band for 4 yrs and then started a cabaret group called Junk`n Jive in 1986… 3 piece vocal group with just piano accompaniment.
Played in various groups in Johannesburg for 4 yrs and came back to Cape Town where he started a solo career as keyboard/ vocalist musician.

Natali has performed resident gigs at popular music venues in Cape Town, corporate functions, private parties, weddings, at prestigious hotels all over South Africa and is currently the resident singer at Dizzys Club in Cape Town.

She studied Live Performance at AFDA (Africa Film Drama Art) majoring in Musical performance and sub-majored in subjects like acting for film, acting for stage and physical movement. Natali also performs as a solo performer and also as a featured vocaliste with various bands.

Sabine Bairds Johannesburg
Performing in smaller ensembles or on her own, she has played at almost all venues in Johannesburg e.g Sandton Sun, Saxon, The Westcliff, Mandela square, Caesars Palace, Montecasino, The Botanical Gardens, Oakfield Farm, Avianto and Casalinga to name only a few.

Sound Canvas Pretoria
Previous performances include :

ABSA year end awards.
BMW Z3 launch
American Embassy lunch function
Two –year regular at Jazz Time, Brooklyn
One year regular at Jambalaya Room, Menlyn

Soweto String Quartet Johannesburg
At the end of February, the SSQ went to Namibia to play at the State Banquet for Presidents Sam Nujoma, Robert Mugabe and Gerry Rawlings and many other top diplomatic figures, for the re-intergration of Walvis Bay into Namibia.

The Soweto String Quartet are currently in great demand, performing on TV, radio, concerts, corporate and private functions as well as cultural festivals.

The countries they have performed at are Singapore, Hong Kong, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Spain, Germany, New Zealand and Australia.

They also did two performances in Windhoek with the Namibian National Symphony Orchestra. In July they worked at the Grahamstown Festival with South Africa’s famous string quartet, Odean Quartet as an 8 piece as well as playing their own African repertoire to a standing ovation.

Thabita Duo Johannesburg
Both performed professionally with African Kwela and Jazz bands since 60’s. Entertained the crowds as a duo at the Rugby World Cup Finals.

The Lyric Ensemble Johannesburg
Lyric Ensemble also has a 7piece Swing band with male and female vocalists for the middle range function.

For a smaller function, a string trio or trio with flute and strings, strings and sax, or harp, flute, and cello are very popular.

An amplification system for speeches and background music is also available. Photos of various groups on video are available for viewing. Or you can listen to their demo CD.

To add an elegant touch and classic sound to your next function, REQUEST LYRIC ENSEMBLE !!

Two Tone Cape Town
TwoTone consists of Ulagh Goosen on piano and vocals and Gareth Williams on clarinet, saxophone and percussion. The duo performs both acoustically and with backtracks and is suited to a variety of functions, venues and themes.

Ulagh and Gareth have worked as music teachers and performers, both as soloists and with various bands, orchestras and ensembles. Gareth is an experienced player and band leader and Ulagh has worked as a solo artist in the United Arab Emirates and Cape Town.
Audio clips of the duo are available on request.

Velocity Johannesburg
Both Rike and Adri are seasoned performers with a wide experience in musical theatre, playing in classical orchestras and working with different jazz and pop bands. Velocity can incorporate vocalists and / or other instrumentalists as required.

This unique blend of saxophone and violin promises a delightful and highly entertaining feature to any function.

Vienna Quartet Johannesburg
Adrian Ignat – First Violin

Born in Rumania, with an impeccable musical training. Played with the Bucharest Radio Orchestra & toured countries including Italy, France, Austria, Germany and Russia. Leader of the Caracas Chamber Orchestra then joined the National Symphony Orchestra of the SABC.