Irish Band - Cape Town


Shenanigans was formed in 1989 and has since gone on from strength to strength. Venues the Shenanigans have played at includes Mount Nelson, Kelvin Grove, City Hall, Italian Club, (ex) Fogeys, Birkenhead, Kirstenbosch, V&A Waterfront, River Cafe, Catu, Quay 4, Paulaner Brauhaus, Pigalle, Mandela Rhodes Place, Neethlingshof, Diemersdal and many other Wine Farms, pubs and private functions, including various functions for the local Irish Association.

The Shenanigans Band will provide energy and excitement for your special event! Available for weddings, corporate events, festivals, clubs, bars, private events and more.

Members of the band

  • Leo Harford - Band Leader, Lead Vocalist & Guitar - Has been playing since 1980's Played at many of the most popular venues in the Western Cape and at private and corporate functions.
  • Ted Faulkner - Bass Guitar - A great bass player who has many years professional experience. Bands include The Drifters, Hat trick, Momentum & Ivory Trio, playing at top venues including Mount Nelson, Kelvin Grove, Green Dolphin, Dizzy’s. Also played on cruise liners QE2 & Marco Polo.
  • Dougie Elliott - Drummer - An experienced, brilliant drummer with a constructively critical ear. Dougie has been performing since schooldays.
  • John Aron - John is a very well known professional musician who has been performing on the South African music circuit for many years. He is a superb keyboard player.

Gigs played in the last year include Bastille day celebration at Kirstenbosch. St. Patricks Day celebration for the SA Irish Association also at Kirstenbosch. Trade function at Leinster House for Irish Tourism, Functions at Simonstown, Gordon's Bay, RCYC and other Yacht Clubs, Medway Marketing Corporate function at Radisson Hotel, Irish Tourism function at Table Bay Hotel, Plexus Insurance function at Bloemendal Restaurant. James Bond eve. for S.A. Hotel Assoc. at the Commodore Hotel Waterfront. Numerous appearances at the Waterfront amphitheatre etc.

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