Ard Matthews

Ard Matthews

Based: Cape Town.

Over the course of the last decade and a half, well known singer and songwriter, Ard Matthews, has been honing his craft and moving people the world over. As the front man of South African band Just Jinjer, his indelible lyrics and melody arrangements led the way to the incredible success of their debut album title ‘All Comes Round’, becoming one of the biggest selling rock genre albums of all time in their native country of South Africa, achieving double platinum status in it’s first year, with the follow up album “Something for now” reaching the same status a year later.

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Arno Carstens

Arno Carstens

Based: Johannesburg.

During his career as the lead singer of The Springbok Nude Girls and subsequently as a solo artist, Arno Carstens has released 10 studio albums and had 20 top ten singles. He has won 5 South African Music Awards and shared the stage with legends of the music world including U2, The Rolling Stones, Paul Weller, The Police, Simple Minds, INXS and REM.

Arno has toured extensively in SA, UK, Europe and USA, headlined every major South African festival and performed at some of the most legendary international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, V Festival, T in the Park and Hard Rock Calling.

2012 will be Arno’s most creative year yet. He is currently working on his 4th solo album scheduled for release in the 2nd quarter of 2012 and will also host his first ever art exhibition. It will run at The Lovell Gallery in Woodstock, Cape Town, from the 1st March to 13th April 2012.

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Brent Harris and Thee Jam

Brent Harris and Thee Jam

Based: Johannesburg.

BRENT is founder member and drummer for SA Super-group Just Jinjer.

Thee Jam has become a dominant force in the Corporate Market doing jazzy background sets, up tempo party sessions, and the unforgettable drum solo.

Brent wrote Just Jinjers’ first 2 HIT singles “Paradise in Summer- time” & Stand in your Way”, as well as Co writing on “Father and Farther”, and a number of Just Jinjer classics. Just Jinjer is one of South Africa’s biggest selling bands with over quarter of a million albums sold.

BRENT HARRIS & THEE JAM are a unique Corporate Cover Band with flare and energy that play at all Functions.

Their band comprises of many award winning musicians in South Africa.

BRENT has performed on stage with many International Acts including U2, Live, Goo Goo Dolls, Toto, Peter Gabriel, Counting Crows, Def Leppard, Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox.

During corporate events a huge crowd favourite is the “Classic” DRUM SOLO, including various other drummers playing in sync with water and lights.

Whatever your specific entertainment requirements are, the band can oblige. Thee Jam also has one of the biggest repertoire’s in the Corporate Market.

Very important, the musicians and singers in the band are interactive with their audience and love getting them involved.

Regular Clients include:

Barclays, Sun International, Cricket SA, Tarsus Tech, HP, Incredible Connection, Blue Turtle, Nedbank, Momentum, Rand Merchant Bank, Million Dollar Golf, Standard Bank, Investec and MTN. Altech, Absa, SAP, Discovery Health, FNB, Kia Motors, Famous Brands, Mitsubishi, Battery Centre, Tiger Wheel & Tyre, Macro, Vodacom, Pfizer

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CODA

CODA

Based: Cape Town.

CODA (say: Ko-da) noun. A section of a movement added at the end to clinch matters or where all significant themes come together

CODA Africa is Zami Mdingi (vocals), Galina Juritz (electric violin), Carol Thorns (electric cello), Judy Brown (sax) and DJ LuvChild.

Fronted by powerful vocalist Zami Mdingi, CODA Africa combines electric strings (violin and cello) with saxophone and DJ. Their signature ensemble traverses different genres from Classically-inspired ballads to Electro-Swing, Dub Step, Reggae and Hip Hop. Countries the world over have enjoyed their dynamic and varied performances.

CODA Africa’s singles ‘It’s Still The Music’ and ‘Go Insane’ have featured regularly on South African radio stations. Their latest Electro-Swing track ‘Fat Boy’ is play-listed on Good Hope and Heart FM, also achieving slot on the SA Top Ten Chart. The music video of ‘Go Insane’ has been broadcast on Channel O and M Net.

A popular choice for varied audiences, CODA Africa has performed at numerous high profile and international events including concerts (Miss SA, Jazzathon, Jazz on the Rocks, Home For All, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Woman of the Year, Nederburg Concert Series, Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre), fashion shows (Cape Town Fashion Week, Durban Fashion Week), sports events (J&B; Met, Durban July) launch parties and government functions.

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The Delivery Boys

The Delivery Boys

Based: Johannesburg

The Delivery Boys was founded in 2012 by Ferdy Ferd, a SAMA award nominated, Nigerian Sound City Music Award nominated and 2010 Channel O Music Video Award winning artist for Most Gifted RnB as the lead vocalist and songwriter for urban pop band, Urban Reign. Seeing a gap in the market, and finding the need to revive the Motown sound of the 60’s, Ferdy Ferd plucked the very best RnB and Motown singers in SA to form the group The Delivery Boys. The collective includes the best Motown singers in the country.

With extensive experience in the entertainment industry as session musicians, recording artists, live performers, producers and songwriters The Delivery Boys, strive to “Deliver” a wide variety of musical products, guaranteeing an old school experience with today’s talent.

As individuals, The Delivery Boys are interestingly diverse and unique, yet astoundingly complimentary and unified in their passion and vision to maintain their image as curious, innovative and fearless creative entrepreneurs in their re – introduction and re – imagination of classic and contemporary songs and genres, fusing the timeless musicality and essence of the Motown/Soul/Jazz/Pop eras with the new school/popular style and flavour of their generation.

The Delivery Boys’ repertoire includes old favourites by Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Jackson Five; as well as current Top 40 hits performed in a Motown style.

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