Francois Hardy and Lauren Laing

Duo, Rock Band, Pop Band, Function Band and party band - Durban
Francois Hardy and Lauren Laing



Lauren’s singing career began at the tender age of seven, when she appeared in the Playhouse Company’s production of ‘The Sound of Music’. Since then, Lauren has appeared in several musicals including ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ and ‘Annie’. She was a backing singer for Garth Taylor in the Simply Red Tour of South Africa, and has performed at huge events at the I.C.C. and Absa Sports Stadium.

She has recorded with Garth Taylor and Prokid, and released her own album “Bounce.” Lauren’s album produced a hit single, entitled, “For the Girls” which appeared on the charts of East Coast Radio, 5FM and many other radio stations.

A firm favourite at uShaka Marine World, Lauren starred at the Upper Deck’s hit show ‘Tainted Love’ last year. After completing a run of ‘Rocking All Over the World’ at The Barnyard, Lauren starred opposite Jonothan Didlick in the hit show ‘Blondes on Deck’, and more recently, ‘Twist and Shout,’ a tribute to 60s music, at The Upper Deck, alongside popular boy band ‘Tequila Sunrise.’

This extremely motivated young artist holds a degree in media and communications, and also finds time to perform on a no-fee basis for her charity of choice – The Sunflower Fund. Lauren is in the process of releasing an original song, inspired by a leukaemia patient, that is aimed at creating awareness, and income for the Sunflower Fund, entitled ‘The Day I Sang for You.’


The Band EQUINOX was one of the most successful South African Bands, having recorded an album with David Gresham Records (DGR) South Africa’s largest independent Record Label.

Francois Hardy toured and performed South Africa as a founding member of Equinox and enjoyed several successes and exposure on Radio and Television, with several popular music videos aired constantly, increasing their popularity.

Equinox split and Francois has continued to enjoy a very successful career as a professional musician. He is an accomplished Drummer, percussionist and Singer. Francois appeal is that he has a diverse and very unique repertoire, a combination or Pop, Rock, Ballads and Latin.

He sings in English, Spanish and French and is one of the only current musicians performing “Latino”, smooth beautiful music with joyful, vibrant carnival beats; it is a dynamic combination of rhythms and vocals.

Francois track record as a performer speaks for itself. He has hosted National Beauty pageants, performed to thousands of fans at our Rugby stadiums as well as for our politicians and as opening acts for international artistes.

In addition Francois has worked and performed as Resident Band / Artiste at several top South African and Swaziland Hotel Resorts. He is a regular on the National Corporate function circuit, working regularly for large Nationals at product launches, end of year functions etc.

Performing together this dynamic duo provides a slick, polished and professional performance, appealing to a cosmopolitan audience.

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