Take a bunch of talented musicians, born and raised in Kimberly, South Africa. Nurtured on a diet of American R & B, Reggae and indigenous Rhythms and melodies, they have a formidable touring track record on the local club and festival circuit extending to European tours backing such luminaries as Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Lucky Dube.
Combine this extensive experience and their hard work ethic, and you have a truly professional line-up led by the charismatic Dr. Victor, who are ready to come into their own. At this point enter recording industry magnate and conceptual visionary, Chris Ghelakis, who harnessed and focused this talent, thus creating the phenomenon of Dr. Victor and the Rasta Rebels. Basing their first album on classic Eddie Grant and Dr. Alban hits, performed in their own unmistakable style of pop afro-reggae, with the addition of their original compositions, they established their sound and live performance magic firmly across the nation in the early ‘90’s.
Their music has ensured for them an ever-growing following across the race, cultural, stylistic and global borders. Some of their past corporate clients are S.A Breweries, Bain & Co, Sun City, M-Net, BLGK Bates, AV Unlimited, CNN International, Fancourt Estate.
Songs such as Hello Africa, Give Me Hope Jo’anna, Safe Sex and The Warrior amongst others became national hits in clubs, campuses and stadiums. Dr Victor relentlessly steered his Rebels to new heights by adding sparkling new hits to their recording catalogue such as Badayo, Shambala and One Goal, One Wish. ensuring that their distinct sound was heard on the airwaves continuously. An indication of their enduring popularity has been their support act status on stage with international acts such as Paul Simon, Shabba Ranks and Tina Turner, on which due to their success it was difficult to distinguish between support band and headliner.