Meet our Resident Bands
Blu BamBoo is a band unequalled in the South African music industry for its professionalism, versatility, presentation and musicianship. The group incorporates the renowned talents of Chanelle Davids (vocals), Nigel Morkel (Vocals), Brendan Ross (Alto Sax, Vocals & Keyboards), Denny Lalouette (Bass), Marlon Witbooi (Drums) and Sydney Mavundla (Trumpet)
Blu BamBoo features the most extensive repertoire of music available with styles ranging from current Pop/Dance to Smooth Jazz & Latin, Disco, Rock & Roll and R&B as well as South African Jazz and Kwaito. Additionally, the band is frequently booked as a stand-alone backing ensemble for top-flight artists and concert events.
The experience and expertise the band possesses within its ranks guarantee that whatever the requirements for your event or function, this band will meet and exceed your expectations. Blu BamBoo truly boasts some of the very best professionals in the business and represents the cutting edge in great music for every occasion.
With an extensive repertoire consisting of songs from the Motown era, jazz, rock to the latest chart toppers, Dolce Vita have garnered a sterling reputation for quality entertainment. The band consists of highly skilled seasoned musicians who are absolutely passionate about creating events that will be the
talk of the town long after the last notes have been played.
With a combined experience of over 70 years, Dolce Vita pride themselves in consistently delivering above and beyond their clients expectations.
Dolce Vita released a single called “Ain’t gonna hurt nobody” in May 2015. This song was play-listed on 16 radio stations across South Africa. It also went up to No. 5 on the SA Top 10 on Heart 104.9 FM.
Dr. Victor & the Rasta Rebels
For more than 20 years Dr. Victor, real name Victor Khojane, has been crafting and creating an uplifting up tempo sound that has earned this singer, musician, songwriter and producer an enviable reputation on the South African music scene and abroad.
In the new millennium they have toured France, the UK and the Middle East.
In 2010 the band released their “Greatest Hits Album” which was followed by a
Greatest Hits Live DVD at Emperors Palace in 2011.
Fast forward… it’s 2015 and Dr Victor has released his highly anticipated album “I believe in love” Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels have cemented themselves as one of the number one concert bands in South Africa.
When asked how he got his “doctor” title, Victor explains how he was in studio
and one of the microphones wasn’t working. On a break from recording, he was seen fixing the mic with a soldering iron and that earned him the name Dr Victor!
Together with his group The Rasta Rebels, they continue to be one of the busiest live bands in South Africa and abroad, doing a range of events from corporate gigs to headlining shows across the country and abroad.
Introducing FUNK‘D JAZZ…
A six-piece collective of master-craft musicians who present a unique genre of
a perfect blend of all things uber-hip ’n jazzy, infused with plenty of spunky funk, colourful acid soundscapes, sizzling swing & deep soulful groove.
Their repertoire is inclusive of absolutely everything from traditional standards & rhythmic Latin numbers through to classic contemporary hits & smooth á la mode favourites
…..all given the special FUNK‘D JAZZ…treatment.
The FUNK‘D JAZZ outfit enhances an atmosphere of CLASS & 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.
The X factor that defines legends in the music industry is a combination of a great voice, memorable songwriting and the ability to play instruments very well. This describes Garth Taylor perfectly.
Garth has shared the stage with Simply Red, Shaggy, Jonathan Butler, Brian Mc Night, Phil Fearon, Judy Boucher and the late Brenda Fassie. Garth was personally selected by Sir Richard Branson to perform at his son’s wedding in 2013.
2018 sees Taylor celebrating 20 years as a recording artist. He is currently writing his next album. Considered a pioneer of the South African music industry, he is a self-taught, chart topping singer-songwriter and recording artist. In recent months, Garth has produced albums with a number of other artists, using his skills and experience to create truly wonderful songs.
The Jazz Company
Jazz Company is a group of educated jazz musicians fronted by male vocalist, Andrew Massey, who produce a truly distinguished classic sound and style of jazz.
Our music is straight-ahead cool jazz with a strong vocal element. The ‘loungy’ feel of the music could easily be categorized together with that of vocal legends Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr. & Michael Bublé.
Jazz Company is an ideal live musical entertainment solution for banquets, Christmas parties, year-end functions, private parties, corporate launches, weddings and the like, where an atmosphere of intimacy, class and elegance is desired.