Cristina Rodrigues

Cristina Rodrigues

Based: Johannesburg

When it comes to elegance and versatility, Cristina Rodrigues, delivers on key every time. A compilation of electric violin and vocals, Cristina has the ability to diversify her performances for the desired occasion.

Cross-instrumentalist, Cristina Rodrigues is a soloist and collaborator. From laid-back summer afternoon cocktails to glitz-and-glamour ensembles; to corporate unravels and wedding day favourites, Cristina effortlessly floats her vocals – and her electric violin – between sets. Her musical crossover is dubbed as captivating and her audience often marvels at her unique talent as ‘vocalist-violinist’.

Cristina shares the limelight with authentic performances that engage with her crowd. She keeps the atmosphere relaxed and enjoyable, for both the conservative and confident.  As a result, Cristina’s reputation as an interactive performer hits all the high notes when it comes to ratings.

Cristina Rodrigues offers a variety of performance packages that include cross-over performances; solo performances and collaborative ensembles that are celebrating an increase in demand: THE GIRLS; CAFÉ LATTE; AERIAL SPECTACULAR; VIP LIVING CARPET and the ever-popular STARLIGHT. Each package comprises of talented and experienced musicians that hail from a range of musical backgrounds, lighting up the stage and the hearts of the evening.

 

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Carol Thorns – Cellist

Carol Thorns – Cellist

Based: Cape Town

South Africa’s leading electric cellist, Carol Thorns has been performing locally and internationally for over a decade. Armed with her striking red cello, she has won fans in India, Dubai and the UK. She was awarded a 4-star rating for her audio-visual show ‘Red Cello Electrified’ at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.

Her popular solo cello album Fireflies In The Rain was nominated for Best Instrumental Album 2010 at the South African Music Awards.

 

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Urban Strings

Urban Strings

Based: Johannesburg

 

Officially formed at the end of 2014, Urban Strings is made up of twelve talented and diverse musicians from South Africa. Fronted by vocalist, violinist and multi-disciplinary creative Larah Eksteen, the diverse ensemble exudes a distinctive sound which paints an authentic ambiance in live performances.

Brought together by their musical disciplines, the pool of talented professional electric and acoustic string section respectively features violinists, viola players, cellists, double bassists, an electric harpist, pianist and guitarist.

Setting the standard high, Urban Strings made their debut on the stage of South African Idols Season 10, performing on three live episodes alongside winner Vincent Bones, Donald Moatshe, DJ Tiro and the Top 10 contestants.

The bold composition and versatility of the ensemble is depicted by Urban Strings’ glam electronica act. The act is described as a fusion of electro, live strings, neo-jazz and down tempo grooves and appeals to lovers of music right across the board.

Far from the traditional form of a string collective, Urban Strings have taken a refreshing approach by pushing boundaries musically as evident in past collaborations with the likes of some South African artists namely: ProVerb, RJ Benjamin, and Reason.

It is safe to say that Urban Strings are paving a way to a new South African sound. They have fashioned the winning combination of successfully mixing genres and giving a new perspective to a string infused sound.

Not being strangers to the stage, Urban Strings are open to performing at corporate events, launches, private functions, music festivals, weddings and markets.

 

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The Brunettes

The Brunettes

Based: Durban

No strangers to Durban stages, The Brunettes have teamed up to bring you a buffet of their favourite songs representative of all their careers as performers.

Join songbirds Tammy Saville, Chloe Clark and Marion Loudon as they join musical forces and deliver songs packed full of heartfelt performances on piano with soulful harmonies, candy for the ears.

Performing some classic tunes, this team promises to deliver some superb renditions of some of your favourite standards from Marilyn Monroe to Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone to George Ezra, and Diana Krall to Avicii.

It’s a programme of well-known hits, so sit back and expect to hear refreshing takes of bands from Earth Wind and Fire to the Bee Gees, as Tammy, Chloe and Marion focus on glorious harmonies and great musicianship.

 

 

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Alfred Adriaan

Alfred Adriaan

Based: Johannesburg

Alfred Adriaan is a well rounded hilariously funny and relatable comedian and his comedy is deeply rooted in Everyday life. He bases his comedy in reality which makes him a firm favorite with people from different age groups and backgrounds.

Alfred has a corporate background with over 10 years of experience as a Brand and Marketing Manager at 3 different leading multinational business. This has given him a keen understanding of what corporate clients need not only from an entertainment perspective, but also from a sensitivity perspective.

Alfred prides himself on his craft and has reputation for his professionalism. Alfred is high energy, extremely funny and performs in both English & Afrikaans.

He is known for his ability to make mixed audiences relate to his stories and laugh together. He has also proved to be a firm favorite on the African continent in countries such as Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Nigeria.

He has been nominated for 5 South African Comics Choice awards in only 4 years. He has also performed to international audiences in New York City at the Broadway Comedy club as well as the New York Comedy club in Manhattan and was invited to perform at the prestigious Sydney and Perth Comedy festivals in Australia.

He is also known for acting in the KykNet movie Hospitaal op Horrings and for his work in TV and online adverts for Nokia, Savanna and Come Dine With Me for the BBC.

He has performed on major Stand-up shows such as Mass Hysteria, Aweh Mzansi (as aired on MNET) and Blacks Only where he performed alongside celebrated South African acts such John Vlismas, Marc Lottering, Joey Rasdien, David Kau and many more.

Alfred is a versatile MC, Comedian, Actor and voice over artist with a reputation for his professionalism and razor sharp wit.

 

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