Luca & Tim Duo

Luca & Tim Duo

Based: Cape Town

Violin & Sax meets Electronic music

Luca and Tim take their listeners on a diverse musical journey suitable for any event.

Be it background beats setting the tone with the distant sound of violin and sax weaving its way through the crowd or keeping the dance floor pumping into the early hours of the morning, they are up for it.

They are genre fluid musicians and to pin them under one would just be wrong and somewhat offensive. The energy they bring to every performance is unbeatable and with 2 music degrees under their belts there is no shortage of depth and quality. 

They combine their different production skills and influences into their sets delivering a truly unique product.  Some have said it feels as if they are half from the future and half from the past meeting somewhere perfectly in the middle but you can make that decision for yourself…

 

Luca and Tim can offer the following for any event.

  • PA system for performances / speeches and anything needing to be amplified at an event.
  • Solo Classical violin
  • Solo Jazz saxophone
  • Lounge background electronic music with live saxophone and violin improvisation
  • Upbeat electronic music with live improvisation
  • Original repertoire featuring Luca’s vocals inspired by gypsy jazz, Goldfish and Bonobo
  • Dance floor classics with live improvisation

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Complete the form below to make an enquiry or send an email to entertainment@hands-on.co.za

Afro Divas

Afro Divas

Based: Durban.

Afro Divas is a female group composed of four vocalists: Yolanda Cenge, JamyLee Simons, Khutala Cenge and Ntombi Cenge.

The Afro Divas is one of the most exciting and versatile groups in Kwa-Zulu Natal and it features strong lead vocals and fabulous harmonies.

Afro Divas have performed in Dubai International Jazz Festival and other Corporate Functions in South Africa. They have performed in Scotland at the 2014 Common Wealth Games in Glasgow and in Tanzania for a South African Day.

They have shared a stage with Hugh Masekela, Phuzekhemisi, Mahotella Queens, Freshly Ground, Rod Stewart and MiCasa. The Afro divas have also worked with Vicky Sampson as backing vocalists.

The trio has been selected as a group that will represent Kwa-Zulu Natal for a South African arts and Development Agency sponsored by the Department of Arts and Culture, the National Lottery and 999 Music. Afro Divas have also released a single CD titled “Africa Unite”.

They perform for various functions such as Jazz festivals, corporate functions and team building events.

Their Music Genre consists of African Jazz, Afro Pop, Pop music, contemporary and Afro Soul Music.

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African Jazz Pioneers

African Jazz Pioneers

Based: Johannesburg.

In the early 1950’s Bra Ntemi and his Alexandra All Star band hit the cutting edge of South Africa’s music scene, blending American big band sound with traditional Majuba tempo’s and Marabi influences.
They enjoyed enormous success and had a huge following in those days. Sadly, all this came to an end in the late sixties with the demolition of Sophiatown, when big bands went out of fashion.

There are few bands in South Africa that do the big band sound more infectiously and with more accomplishment and just plain love for the genre than the African Jazz Pioneers. With their wonderful happy music that celebrates life, the African Jazz Pioneers will make your head spin with joy.

International fame came soon after their first overseas tour as part of the Casa conference in Amsterdam in 1987. After the easing of the boycott in 1990, the African Jazz Pioneers were among the first to travel all over the world and perform at festivals in France, Japan, Switzerland, England, Spain, Germany, Sweden and Holland. During these years they shared the stage with the likes of Youssou N’Dour, Quincey Jones, Gilberto Gil, Nina Simone and Chick Corea, to name but a few.
Their music has been released in more countries than can be named here.

Since that first performance in Alexandra, African Jazz Pioneers have evolved to a point where their invigorating concerts have become famous at venues throughout the country and neighboring states. The band reaches everyone, from high society to liberation movements and political rallies, including the honour of performing several times for out country’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela.

The African Jazz Pioneers are:

  • Albert Kumalo – bandleader, guitar
  • Brahms Hlabatau – tenor sax
  • Sello Mnayaka – alto sax
  • Mpho Sithole – alto sax
  • Levy Kgasi – trumpet
  • Thabang Ramagofu – trumpet
  • Phillix Tau – bass
  • Madoda Gxabeka – keyboards
  • Aron Manana – Drums
  • Khanya Ceza – vocals.

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Funk’D Jazz

Funk’D Jazz

Based: Johannesburg

Introducing FUNK’D JAZZ… 

A collective of this country’s very finest musicians who present to you the unique genre of CROSS-OVER JAZZ

A perfect blend of all things uber hip ’n jazzy, infused with plenty of spunky funk, colourful acid soundscapes, sizzling swing & deep soulful groove.

The FUNK’D JAZZ outfit enhances an atmosphere of class & pizzazz for a memorable occasion, allowing their unique energetic blend of music to perfectly synchronize to the tone of any gathering.

They are able to deliver a laid-back offering that creates the perfect backdrop for a cocktail session or dinner music set.

The FUNK’D JAZZers can however also certainly step it up and get folks moving and pulsing to their funky tunes.

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AndFem

AndFem

Based: Johannesburg

The pair is a gorgeous mix of talent and energy and provide top notch musical entertainment that is stylish, suave and sophisticated as well as fun, interactive and uplifting for all corporate events, from networking cocktail functions through to scripted award evenings and launches.

Beautiful and popular Corporate Entertainer, Singer and MC, Andy Klee joins forces with the brilliant Femi Koya, the famous West African saxophonist that has made waves in the local and international Jazz and Afrobeat scene.

Andy and Femi are a vocals and sax duo that keep with the times and the ‘heartbeat of Africa’ and are the epitome of velvet opulence and golden groove based in the heart of Jozi.

AndFem playfully serenade audiences with Contemporary Pop hits through to Jazz standards and Afrobeat dance beats. This is one colourful duo that will have you dancing along with them in the aisles!

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Triple Treasure Band

Triple Treasure Band

Based: Johannesburg

Triple Treasure is a very versatile corporate function and party band, consisting of some of South Africa’s top musicians and vocalists. The band features   female vocalist, Minisaa  Pat,  who started singing at  the tender age of fourteen. She was also the youngest choir mistress in her native country and she has trained and coached several choirs and groups in the past.

Kingsley Kalu (more popularly known as Carlos) is probably one of Africa’s most celebrated guitarist / vocalist / composer. He started music at the age of 17 and specializes in drums, bass guitar as well as keyboards. He has performed with many well-known acts and is currently the band leader of the Triple Treasure.

Triple Treasure Band cover all genres of music, Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Commercial, Afro Jazz, Soul etc and perform at various music festivals and venues around the country like Soweto Festival of Light (Dec 2013), Indaba Bridal Expo,  Moyo Melrose Arch, Acoustic Cafe, News Cafe, Morning Star Hotel etc.

 

 

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Complete the form below to make an enquiry or send an email to entertainment@hands-on.co.za