Intrique

Intrique

Based: Johannesburg

Ambience, atmosphere, style and sophistication; Intrique’ s musical magic sparkles from vibrant jazzy to classical, local South African favourites and contemporary. Intrique offers a wide-ranging repertoire to suit the needs of your specific function.

On saxophone, Rike Coetzer adds her classy touch seasoned over years performing at venues such as the Hilton Jazz bar in Abu Dhabi, also featured in shows like “Roll over Beethoven”, “Rock me Amadeus” or “Piano Boys”, performing with bands Southern Glow, Avalanche, Mathys Roets, Scandal. Experience includes work with big bands, string quartets and vocal trios. 

On violin – Kristel Birkholtz is an accomplished solo and ensemble player. She has performed in various Barnyard Theatre productions as well as in classical concerts. She received a SAMA nomination in 2010 in the category ‘Best Instrumental DVD’ for her album “The Sea in Spring”.

The unique blend of saxophone and violin is a delightful and unique feature to ensure a special touch to any event.

Soul, Sound, Substance and Integrity, true musical entertainment – Intrique!

 

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Leon Gropp

Leon Gropp

Based: Johannesburg

Leon Gropp is a professional and award winning guitarist/singer-songwriter/stage artist. He has been in the music industry since 2005, mainly as one half of the internationally acclaimed Guitar duo, CH2.

As a solo artist, he is known for his unique cross-over fusion style of music, combining elements of Classical, Acoustic, Easy-Listening and even Spanish rhythms. His music and style of performing makes him an ideal act for corporate functions, weddings and other events.

He can also be booked with a percussionist and/or other solo instrument (violin, cello, guitar). He is a multi-award winning artist, with 3 SAMA awards (South African Music Awards), 2 Huisgenoot VONK awards, and a GHOEMA award, for his role in various musical projects.

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Sterling EQ

Sterling EQ

Based: Cape Town

Known for changing the face of instrumental music in South Africa and beyond with their extraordinary fusion of virtuosity and fresh beats, Sterling EQ boasts four successful releases, three major music awards, over 700 live performances across 11 countries since 2007, and tens of thousands of followers worldwide. They have performed in 12 countries and for live audiences of up to 40,000, and on live broadcasts to millions of global television viewers.

The multiple award-winning instrumental pop group is made up of celebrated flautist Carina Bruwer who is also well-known for her record-breaking marathon swimming feats, ace violinist Luca Hart and the enchanting Ariella Caira on cello – three Classically trained virtuosos with dozens of awards, degrees and distinctions between them, who share a passion for the latest beats and pop sounds.

Career highlights include winning an SA Music Award in 2011, a 2013 Ghoema Music Award and a 2013 Huisgenoot Tempo Award, signing a major record deal with EMI South Africa in 2011, performing at top events like the SAMA Awards Show, the FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony and Official World Cup Banquet (2010), the World Travel Awards in India, Dubai, Durban and Johannesburg, SA Idols 2011 (guest artist), the IPL 2009 Opening Matches and the Cape Town Stadium launch and numerous private and corporate parties, events and showcases.

Other memorable career moments include collaborating with the likes of Boney M, Dave van Vuuren and Loyiso Bala; sharing stages with artists such as Snow Patrol, Carole Samaha and Lira, and performing in front of celebrities like Elton John, Liz Hurley, Annie Lennox, Lance Armstrong and Dr Robert Rey, amongst others.

 

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Rashaad Kagee

Rashaad Kagee

Based: Cape Town

This accomplished Cape Town based guitarist, specialises in all contemporary classics, Latin, Spanish and jazz standards.

Catering for corporates, hotels, gala dinners, cocktail parties, road shows, weddings, private parties, restaurants. 

He has performed extensively at many Venues 5 star venues, including: Royal Livingstone (Victoria Falls), The ORCHARD, Singapore, SUN CITY, the Palace, The Radisson, Cape Town.

Example repertoire includes:

  • Shape of my heart
  •  Fragile
  • Fly me to the moon – Shadow of your smile
  • Summertime – Autumn Leaves
  • Girl from Epanema – Spanish guitar
  • Aranjuez – Gypsy kings
  • Cavatina – Thousand years
  • Be same mucho – Europa
  • Oye como va – Samba Pati
  • Pata Pata – Mannnenberg.

 

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Femi Koya

Femi Koya

Based: Johannesburg

Since moving to Johannesburg 10 years ago, now the resident sax player at the world class Saxon Hotel, saxophonist Femi Koya, widely known as “the black saxman” breathe the corporate sax music which is demanded by the world of events seeking the right entertainers, soothing and beautiful music for corporate event, Koya puts it all together for your event, Music of all genre from the 30’s to date, cover songs, Movie songs, Jazz standards, Background Cocktail music, Pop and African music.

Aside from being a Solo Saxophonist, he performs as a Duo, Trio, five piece and Big Band ensemble.

Koya is one the most preferred solo saxophonist as he is very flexible moving from lounge cocktail and Jazz standards into party dance groovy music catering for all races and all ages in the corporate event world.

He has performed in the past with the likes of Rike Coetzer, Cathy Del Mei, Andy Klee, Silver Morgan, John Beveridge, Timothy Moloi, Duane Rockwell, Yvonne Chakachaka, Pops Mohammed, Baba Maal, Oliver Mthukudzi, Ringo Madlingozi and many more.

 

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Rosanthorn Cello Trio

Rosanthorn Cello Trio

Based: Cape Town

This Electric Cello Trio combines the talents of Dorette Roos (Cape Town Philharmonic), Carol Thorns (Electric Cello Pioneer and SAMA Nominee) and Anjulie Nock (Cellist and Composer). 

These three cellists share an exciting vision for the Cello, to revisit and re-position an instrument that is often overlooked. The result is an act that leads the way in the electric string genre.

Rosanthorn have set out a compositional and technical journey to explore all that the Cello has to offer across multiple genres and timbres, with the help of South Africa’s top composers and producers.

Their repertoire includes recordings and re-interpretations of works as varied as Vivaldi’s Double Concerto in G Minor, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, and Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek. Anjulie Nock has composed new works such as Night Journey (with a stirring Game of Thrones feel) and an original Tango (think Scent of A Woman for Cello). The Parting, by Helmut Meijer, is a reflective, stripped-down, soulful composition which inspired their first music video.

 

 

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