Victor James Chapman

Victor James Chapman

Based: Johannesburg.

Chapman was born in a small mining town in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. At birth, a serious medical condition caused severe breathing difficulties, and posed a very real threat to any kind of normal life in future. Despite this daunting prognosis, Chapman, defiled the odds with a mighty dream, extra ordinary drive and an unwavering faith in miracles.

Chapman’s wishes and desires have been fulfilled in developing a powerful voice, and honing an incredible vocal ability. Chapman has emerged as the complete package of mind, heart, body, creativity, strength, spirit, and talent. When you take Chapman’s pure, positive, productive values that he learnt growing up, and mix them up with his love and devotion for music, you end up with a young man full of deep respect and passion to ride the wild horse through the field of dreams.

With a natural stage presence, charismatic performance energy as a guitarist, drummer, and warm smooth yet edgy singing voice, Chapman has star power that translates into lasting longevity.

“Chapman’s voice works exceptionally well with an edgy sound” says Chuck Sugar, president of the National Association of Artists in Nashville TN, USA. Chapman was selected by NACAS (National Association of Artists) as one of five winning vocalists worldwide, which was held in Nashville, with over 3000 entries from all over the globe.

Chapman has been nominated as a World Vision Artist and is thus an ambassador for the organization that aims to alleviate hunger and poverty worldwide.

Chapman is the product of Pretoria Tecknikon’s Jazz School, and has toured extensively locally as well as abroad showcasing his talent. Chapman has performed with various local artists, either as opening or as headline act, sharing the stage with the likes of Wonderboom, Sugar Drive, Mean Mr Mustard, Dozi, Tree63, and many others. He has performed at various venues from small intimate cozy music lounges, to full scale stadium music festivals.

More recently, Chapman secured the lead role in the Phil Collins tribute show “One More Night” that ran over a few weeks at Emperors Place in 2016. The successful show is currently being considered on an exclusive cruise ship liner, as well as on the Los Vegas strip. As a solo artist, Chapman has been among the top 10% in the fleet of a large american cruise liners, and he has secured his indelible mark in the USA, building on an ongoing fan base. During the course of two years, Chapman played over 440 shows to an combined audience of well over a million people featuring night after night on the worlds largest luxury cruise liners in the USA. 

Chapman is currently recording a new sound EP. This radio rock/pop EP has been in the making for the past year, and set to release July 2019. With an extensive repertoire, Chapman is available as a solo artist, duo, or full band, to performance venues, buzzing restaurants, corporate events and launches, festivals and concerts.

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Annalakshmi

Annalakshmi

Based: Durban.

Annalakshmi is an Indian National that has taken refuge in South Africa, from her Monster Mother-in-law. She uses singing in a variety of Indian vernacular as well as Old and contemporary English music to tackle family, social, economic and political issues. She loves telling stories and giving her candid commentary or her Indian “take” on things. Her Parodies are witty, funny and hit home.

She offers MC, Entertainment, Comedy, Singing Games and Guest Interaction for Private and Corporate Events and is able to customise the entertainment according to the clients specifications. Also on offer is the ” Love Story ” that she does at Wedding Receptions. Which entails narrating the story of how the couple met and singing songs that tie up with particular incidences in the story. It’s terribly romantic.

Annalakshmi is Charismatic and entertaining, whether it be in between power point presentations or speeches and holds audiences’ attention with ease!

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Anele Mdoda

Anele Mdoda

Based: Johannesburg.

What do you call a DJ/radio personality who gets hired purely because of her fearless wit and confidence? What do you call a DJ/radio personality who has the skills of a champion and whose name has created a brand for herself? What do you call a DJ/radio personality who steps out of her comfort zone and gets featured on prominent reality competitions on SA television shows? Anele Mdoda, that’s what you call her, one of the hottest DJ/Radio personality/presenters around right now.

As one of South Africa’s top radio presenters and A-list celebrities, she has presenter skills to scream from the rooftops about. Anele brings her unique and engaging style to the show with confidence and fearlessness as she takes on her biggest radio challenge to date.

Born in Mthatha Eastern Cape, raised in Pretoria and Pietersburg, Anele – the school girl who used to love public speaking – may just be a tad modest. Her “little brand” has been growing at a rapid pace.

While studying at the University of Pretoria, where she majored in politics and international relations, she joined TUKS FM where she met Grant Nash and the pair discovered an on-air chemistry. Mdoda was then hired by Joburg radio station 94.7 Highveld in 2007. Needing a co-host, she suggested Nash as her partner and the pair hosted a successful weekday evening show for a year before the pair was poached by national broadcaster 5FM in March 2008.

She has also taken to the small screen, firstly as one of the celebrity contestants on the fifth season of the SABC2 reality dance competition Strictly Come Dancing, from September to December, 2008. Her professional dance partner was Brandon Eilers.

Secondly as the co-host (with Rob van Vuuren) of the SABC2 reality competition SAs Got Talent, based on the British Got Talent format, which premiered in October 2009. And yes, the vibey, witty, outspoken and genuine Anele that you hear and see on radio and television is as vibey, witty, outspoken and genuine in real life. In fact, she credits “being consistent” as one of her secrets to success. “It’s about maintaining your standards and staying true to yourself. Being kind to people is part of that. It can take you far. You have to be kind to everyone; even if they can’t do anything for your career.”

One of her highlights was presenting on Top Billing covering London Fashion week and on the red carpet in Hollywood for the Twilight premiere and she is certainly proud of winning the MTN Radio Award for best Daytime show 2012.

In 2014 Anele began co-presenting the SABC 3 talk show Tongue in Cheek on SABC3. Anele currently hosts season 3 of ‘Real Talk With Anele’ broadcast live on SABC 3 from 5pm to 6pm weekdays and ‘Anele’s Breakfast Club’ Radio Show on 947 from 6am to 9am weekdays.

She’s going places literally too and is a keen traveler. Her favorite places in the world are Chicago, Berlin and Zambia but undeniably she’d most love to spend a weekend away on a farm. She adores cooking and is very happy to confirm that Beyoncé is her idol. She doesn’t believe in standing still, but rather that you constantly have to move forward, and therefore is involved at the moment in writing a book titled “The Youngsters series”. And this certainly is not the end to her brilliant career. Watch this space…….

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Larry Soffer

Larry Soffer

Based: Cape Town.

Born on 25 October 1982 in Cape Town, South Africa, Larry Soffer’s childhood dream of becoming a mentalist and magician has become a reality. Larry now resides between Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, but travels internationally regularly inspiring audiences around the globe.

At the age of 13 Larry enrolled at the College of Magic in Cape Town, South Africa where he then studied the art of Magic for 4 years and graduated with a Silver Medallion – the highest accolade which one can achieve. It is interesting to know the summer before Larry enrolled his family friend read a book by Linda Goodman called Star Signs, and discovered that through a numerological chart, when added up, the letters of Larry’s name mean “The Magician”.

After graduation, Larry took interest in Mentalism and started studying it in his own time. Mentalism can be explained as magic of the mind and includes acts of mind-reading, metal bending and telekinesis. He expanded these abilities to the extent of demonstrating them on television and radio, affecting people across these platforms in their own homes, making their spoons and forks bend, fixing broken watches, making light bulbs burst, making their TV’s switch on and creating other explainable phenomena.

The Magic of Larry Soffer has spearheaded itself into a brand and he is now the most influential name in Magic in SA today.

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Andy Klee

Andy Klee

Based : Johannesburg.

Andy’s tenacity and talent has seen her go International, singing in the hottest nightclubs in some of the fastest growing cities in the world with British and Aussie bands in Hong Kong & Dubai. Andy has shared the stage and opened performances with great international bands including the Stateside Hombres, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Suede, the Fun-Loving Criminals and Suzi Quattro. Andy, as a lead vocalist in her band ‘The Usual Suspects,’ headlined at the internationally recognized Dubai Rugby 7’s concert.

Since returning to South Africa, Andy has focused on entertainment for the corporate market. Whatever your specific entertainment requirement, Andy caters for every aspect of your function: whether it’s welcome drinks/cocktail /dinner music…or intensely rehearsed and staged shows; as well as interactive, themed ‘Cabaret’ shows. Andy is great at getting the party started for any occasion.

Andy is experienced in the theatre and corporate world of entertainment and after completing her Trinity College of London examinations in Voice; and having studied and successfully completed her four-year National Diploma in Performing Arts, Drama, Stage work and Musical Theatre at Pretoria Technikon, Andy prides herself in professionalism, audience interaction and complete client liaison, so that every aspect of the evening is made extra special.

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