South African Bands

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban & Other
1st Project

1st ProjectPercussion and RockJohannesburg

1st Project is an industrial percussion act with a unique South African element and a pulse of pure primal energy!

Abavuki

AbavukiMarimba BandCape Town

Abavuki are a group of young musicians from Langa, a Township near Cape Town. Their name, which means “Wake up, early birds” refers not only to their youth.

African Drummers

African DrummersAfrican DrummersNational

A combination, ranging from 3 to 12 dynamic drummers, who provide your guests with the throbbing rhythms associated with the African bush.

African Marimba Bands

African Marimba BandsParty and Function BandNational

The origin of the Marimba is uncertain; some believe that it had originated in South East Asia by the 14th Century, and others that it came from Africa.

Afro Fiesta

Afro FiestaJazz and Reggae BandCape Town

Afro-Fiesta has worked hard towards their work of art with their songs fusing various styles.

AfroTropica Steelband

AfroTropica SteelbandBandCape Town

AfroTropica is the professional performing steelband attached to the Steelband Project. The band ranges from a duo to a 7-piece depending on the occasion and venue size.

Al Bairre

Al BairreIndie Rock BandCape Town

Al Bairre is a Cape Town based, 5 piece Symphonic Indie Rock band, who combine cello, violins, guitars, ukelele’s and drums.

Almost Famous

Almost FamousPop and Rock BandCape Town

This band is energetic, fun and, most of all, talented. With a perfect mix of professionalism, experience and youth they are designed for success

ama - Ambush

ama - AmbushMarimba and African MusicCape Town

ama-Ambush is a professional marimba band that was formed in 2002 by Ross Johnson.

BadWolf

BadWolfBandJohannesburg

BadWolf is a fresh 5 piece band from Johannesburg created purely to rearrange top 40 and other highly recognisable songs with a hip, groove based approach.

Bala Brothers

Bala BrothersR&B and Party BandJohannesburg

The Bala family siblings have all certainly travelled a long path from the tough streets of their birthplace in the Kwa-Nobuhle Township outside Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape.

Beat Route

Beat RouteJazz and Latin BandDurban

Beat Route is a classic traditional jazz combo. The band has, over its 3 years, developed an extensive repertoire of originals, standards, grooves, Latin, Afro, popular and show tunes.

Beatenberg

BeatenbergPop BandCape Town

Beatenberg is a fresh new face in pop music from South Africa. Or rather, three faces, handsome and young and intelligent.

Bed on Bricks

Bed on BricksParty BandCape Town

Bed on Bricks is a unique feature on the South African musical landscape – a band whose sound is not easily defined.

Big Nuz

Big NuzKwaito BandDurban

Big Nuz is a highly successful kwaito group consisting three highly talented members Jojo aka Mampintsha, Mzi aka Danger and Sbu aka R Mashesha.

Blaze

BlazeJazz and Rock BandCape Town

Blaze is a band that serves all kind of events from corporate parties, Weddings, Bartmitzvah, Birthday parties, etc.

BlackByrd

BlackByrdBand, Female TrioCape Town

The dynamic trio of three beautiful young ladies who are talented, friendly and charming, have made a big impact on the South African music scene with their energetic live performances, singing, dancing and playing guitars.

Blu Bam-Boo

Blu Bam-BooParty BandJohannesburg

Blu bam-boo is a band unequalled in the South African music industry for its professionalism, versatility, presentation and musicianship.

Bongo Maffin

Bongo MaffinKwaito and Party BandJohannesburg

With its unique sound and style, Bongo Maffin has already become the World ambassadors of Kwaito.

Breakfast Included

Breakfast IncludedJazz BandCape Town

What’s that sound? It’s jazzy, it’s groovy, it’s proudly South African with a whole lotta soul - it can only be Breakfast Included.

Cape Malays / Kaap Se Klopse

Cape Malays / Kaap Se KlopseTraditional and Party BandCape Town

The Cape Malays, some of whose ancestors came to South Africa from Indonesia during the 17th and the 18th centuries.

Coda

CodaFunction and Party BandCape Town

Widely loved for their vibrant live performances, CODA ranks right up there alongside the likes of Goldfish and Freshly Ground as one of the hottest bands in South Africa at the moment.

CrashCarBurn

CrashCarBurnRock and Pop BandJohannesburg

CrashCarBurn is a power pop / rock band from South Africa. The band was formed in London in 2006 before returning to South Africa in early 2007.

Dans Dans Lisa

Dans Dans LisaAcoustic BandJohannesburg

Dans Dans Lisa is an all-Afrikaans acoustic outfit compiled by two rock band frontmen, Bouwer Bosch and Deon Meiring from renowned South African rock bands, Straatligkinders and Glaskas respectively.

Dark White

Dark WhiteParty Band and Cover BandJohannesburg

DARK WHITE is a versatile band and is able to cover a wide variety of music, from 60's to current.

Denim The Band

Denim The BandFunction and Party BandJohannesburg

They have wowed audiences at clubs and festivals both across the country and abroad.

Desmond and the Tutus

Desmond and the TutusRock BandJohannesburg

Formed in December 2005, Desmond & The Tutus plays an infectiously awesome blend of Rock 'n Roll and Indie Kwela Pop.

Dixie Hillbillies

Dixie HillbilliesFunction and Cover BandJohannesburg

Always smartly dressed, punctual, well prepared, of sober habits and musically efficient, the Dixie Swingers Jazz Band will enhance your social or corporate event.

Dixie Swingers

Dixie SwingersInstrumental and Function BandCape Town

Always smartly dressed, punctual, well prepared, of sober habits and musically efficient, the Dixie Swingers Jazz Band will enhance your social or corporate event.

Dolce Vita

Dolce VitaFunction BandJohannesburg

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.

Dr Victor and The Rasta Rebels

Dr Victor and The Rasta RebelsR&B and Reggae BandJohannesburg

Take a bunch of talented musicians born and raised in Kimberley, South Africa. Nurtured on a diet of American R & B, reggae and indigenous rhythms and melodies.

Earl Grey and Croquet

Earl Grey and CroquetRock BandJohannesburg

We are Earl Grey And Croquet - four young musicians and friends with a unique and original approach to music, song writing and performing.

Elvis se Seun

Elvis se SeunBoere Rock BandJohannesburg

Elvis se Seun is an energetic Afrikaans Rock group and features none other than the very talented and well-known Binneland actor - Stefan Ludik.

Flash Republic

Flash RepublicDutch Pop and Big Beat BandJohannesburg

Flash Republic is the funky collaboration of four of South Africa’s most prominent dance music talents.

Four

FourHouse, Cover and Pop BoybandCape Town

The winners of the first ever X Factor South Africa, we are three guys in a group called FOUR, because you are the fourth member!

Francois Hardy Band

Francois Hardy BandRock and Pop BandDurban

Francois Hardy was an integral member of the band Equinox, who were one of the most successful South Africa has seen.

Francois Hardy Band and Lauren Laing

Francois Hardy Band and Lauren LaingRock and Pop BandDurban

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.

FreshlyGround

FreshlyGroundFunk and Folk BandCape Town

Everywhere they go, Freshlyground is a sensation. In South Africa, audiences of every race cram in to see them.

Gang Of Instrumentals

Gang Of InstrumentalsJazz and Hip Hop BandJohannesburg

The Gang of Instrumentals had a fantastic 2007, scoring several hits on radio stations across South Africa.

GoodLuck

GoodLuckElectronica, Pop and Jazz BandCape Town

Barely a year after combining their passion for good music, these three musos have been charming crowds with their new wave of electronics.

Habit To

Habit ToBandDurban

HABIT TO have just unleashed their second album Boomerang Saturn! Already the singles ‘Movin’ and ‘Space’ have been playlisted on various Radio Stations.

Heels Over Head

Heels Over HeadJazz BandDurban

Heels over Head is a smoldering all-female soul-jazz band from Durban. This SAMA nominated funky foursome were the winners of the 2010 Yamaha Young Talent Award.

Hot Water

Hot WaterBlues and FolkCape Town

Hot Water’s live performance is a dynamic and often spontaneous tapestry of inspired songs from one of their two albums.

ISO

ISOAlternative Pop Rock BandJohannesburg

Having recently performed abroad as the support act for German musical icon Marius Müller-Westernhagen; this Pretoria based band confirmed its status as one of the best live acts in South Africa.

Jamali

JamaliR&B and Pop BandJohannesburg

The former Pop Stars trio is back with their banging sophomore, Yours Fatally. Jamali stay true to their original sound, however, adding more in terms of their identity and flair.

Jazz Assassins

Jazz AssassinsJazz and Function BandJohannesburg

The Jazz Assassins is comprised of a core of professional jazz and session musicians who decided to combine their wealth of experience gained working under various bandleaders into one solid outfit.

Jesse Jordan

Jesse JordanRock Band, Function Band, and Party BandCape Town

Jesse Jordan plays the acoustic guitar and fronts the Jesse Jordan Band. He started singing at a very early age but learnt to play guitar in high school.

Jimm Harrison Project

Jimm Harrison ProjectBandCape Town

Jimm Harrison Project is an alter-rock-acoustic-blues band from the infamous Belville Rock City.

Johan C Venter

Johan C VenterAfrikaans Solo MusicianJohannesburg

Johan is a singer / songwriter best known as a member of the acapella group, Flip a Coin. In 2012 he released his solo album entitled “Liedjies oor Lugkastele”.

John Russell Band

John Russell BandFunk and Function BandCape Town

John Russell performs classic jazz solo, as part of a duo, trio, quartet or quintet.

Johnny Clegg

Johnny CleggMusician and Motivational SpeakerJohannesburg

By combining African music structures with Celtic folk music and international rock sounds, Clegg - together with Juluka, Savuka and as a solo artist.

Joyous Celebration

Joyous CelebrationGospel BandJohannesburg

Joyous Celebration have won 10 SAMA's, and 3 Metro Awards, amongst others.

Just Jinjer

Just JinjerRock BandCape Town

Hailing from South Africa, contemporary rock outfit Just Jinjer is fiercely blazing a trail on the international radio and online download charts.

Koldproduk

KoldprodukHip Hop BandJohannesburg

The dynamic Koldproduk Band offers a musical experience that is fueled by a genuine belief in bringing about a positive change in those around them.

Kwela Tebza

Kwela TebzaGospel and JazzJohannesburg

“Kwela music” originated from street corner music comprising of the pennywhistle; at times a guitar and or backing whistles would be used to enhance the sound.

Kwesta

KwestaHip Hop BandJohannesburg

Kwesta hails from the township of Katlehong in the East Rand of Johannesburg, where his dreams to become a rap superstar began.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black MambazoAfrican and Instrumental BandDurban

Ladysmith Black Mambazo represents the traditional culture of South Africa and is regarded as the country's cultural emissary at home and around the world.

Lemon 'n LimeLight

Lemon 'n LimeLightParty BandJohannesburg

The band consists of distinguished musicians offering a wide repertoire of music – must be the reason for this bands success.

Lonehill Estate

Lonehill EstateRock BandJohannesburg

Lonehill Estate is one of the top live performing bands in South Africa.

Long Street Premium Band

Long Street Premium BandBandCape Town

Long street offers a variety of options from SOLO to 5-PIECE, comprised of South Africa's finest musicians and lead by the unparalleled Jeremy Olivier, the Long Street Premium Band is perfect for any occasion.

Los Gitanos / Mariachis

Los Gitanos / MariachisCubin BandCape Town

The band requires no amplification for most functions and the musicians can play and roam freely, as they not restricted to any particular area.

Louise Day Band

Louise Day BandBandCape Town

Talented singer/songwriter Louise Day has been captivating audiences and stealing hearts since the age of ten.

Lucy and Phillips

Lucy and PhillipsFunction and Cover BandGauteng

Lucy and Phillips introduce a new dimension of live entertainment. Young, energetic, talented, Lucy and Phillips can rock up and venue and any crowd.

Mafikizolo

MafikizoloElectronic and Urban TownshipJohannesburg

One of South Africa's most favourite music groups, Mafikizolo, is back with a brand new banging album after a well deserved two year break.

Man as Machine

Man as MachineRock BandJohannesburg

Man as Machine boasts a powerful ensemble in its members and has established itself as a heavyweight on the alternative music circuit.

Mango Groove

Mango GrooveFunction and Party BandJohannesburg

Mango Groove are back with a vengeance! Thumping out the finest selection of great South African music as only they can.

Mark Haze

Mark HazeBand, Solo and Duo Musician, Idols Contestant 2011Cape Town and Johannesburg

Mark Haze is a South African singer/songwriter, performing original rock, soul and blues material.

Mean Mr Mustard

Mean Mr MustardRock and Party BandJohannesburg

South Africa’s foremost party band, Mean Mr Mustard, brings an all new line-up and repertoire to the scene.

Mi Casa

Mi CasaSoulful House BandJohannesburg

Mi Casa is a band of unique individuals who bring their explosive talent together to create an original sound.

Monkeys Wedding

Monkeys WeddingThree Piece Function Cover BandJohannesburg

Sole purpose is to bring SUNSHINE to your RAINY day. A modern two piece party band consisting of guitar, bass, percussion and vocals.

Mr Cat and The Jackal

Mr Cat and The JackalRock BandCape Town

Mr Cat & The Jackal is a unique five piece multi-instrumental group often described as experimental acoustic folk whilst exploring blues, tango, pirate, Balkan and Irish themes.

Navi Redd

Navi ReddCappellaJohannesburg

Navi Redd has become a very popular artist for corporate events and has entertained companies.

Neville D and The Band

Neville D and The BandRnB and SoulCape Town

Real name Neville Diedericks, born in Cape Town, South Africa. Neville D started playing guitar from the age of 12.

Niemand

NiemandRock BandJohannesburg

Joe Niemand’s soaring vocals are the signature that set Niemand apart from their offset.

Oompah Band

Oompah BandInstrumental bandJohannesburg

Oompah Brass started out with the firm intention of being a traditional German Oompah Band, playing all the famous waltzes polkas and marches that none of you will have heard of.

Pravda

PravdaElectro Swing BandCape Town

Pravda is a live electronic band, performing modernized jazz and pop music with a combination of live performance and cutting edge music technology.

Prime Circle

Prime CircleRock BandJohannesburg

Prime Circle is one of South Africa’s most successful rock bands.

Radio Kalahari Orkes

Radio Kalahari OrkesAfrikaans Folk Rock BandJohannesburg

Radio Kalahari Orkes have established themselves as favourites in the S.A musical landscape through a series of hits and top selling albums.

Sans of Time

Sans of TimeCover and Party BandCape Town

Sans of Time produces a vocal display of timeless music backed by guitar and sequenced music.

Shortstraw

ShortstrawIndie Rock BandJohannesburg

Shortstraw are an indie rock band from Johannesburg South Africa, with simple melodies and catchy rhythms.

Sir Passes

Sir PassesCover BandJohannesburg

Inspired by the energetic, up-beat music created from the 50s to the 90s, a couple of friends decided to start a cover band to enjoy this music.

Soweto String Quartet

Soweto String QuartetFunction BandJohannesburg

Soweto has always been alive with music. The dance rhythms of Kwela, the syncopated guitars of Mbaqanga, the saxophones and trumpets of swaying African jazz and the voices of people singing in joyous, easy harmony.

Springbok Nude Girls

Springbok Nude GirlsRock BandCape Town

The Springbok Nude Girls reputation as SA’s dominant live act was driven home with stadium shows alongside Lenny Kravitz and Smashing Pumpkins.

Steel Drums Dance Company

Steel Drums Dance CompanyFunction and Party BandNational

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the Steel Drums Dance Company. Allow us to take you on a tour from Africa to Trinidad & Tobago and back to Africa.

Sterling EQ

Sterling EQBandCape Town

Sterling EQ is one of the most successful instrumental bands South Africa has ever produced. Bringing virtuosity and glamour together in a breathtaking showcase of stylistic fusion.

Swing City

Swing CityJazz BandJohannesburg

Swing City was born out of the love of swing music from three of South Africa’s most loved artist’s. A harmless side comment from one musician to another ended up in a serious discussion about producing a three piece singing group.

Taxi Violence

Taxi ViolenceRock BandCape Town

Taxi Violence was born in Cape Town in the spring of 2004 when best friends Rian Zietsman, Loedi van Renen and Louis Nel approached George van der Spuy with an invitation to a jam session.

The Delivery Boys

The Delivery BoysJazz Cover BandJohannesburg

The Delivery Boys’ frontline experience collectively spans well beyond the 29yrs of the eldest members lifetime.

The Kicks

The KicksJazz BandJohannesburg

An authentic 8 Piece Jazz Band taking Top 40 hits and approaching them in a swing and Jazz style.

The Kiffness

The KiffnessLive Electric DuoCape Town

Jazzy and groovy, steeped in traditions ranging from funky house to African pantsula The Kiffness’ sound is a dancefloor delight.

The Muses

The MusesElectric String QuartetJohannesburg

Fusing classical instruments with contemporary music, The Muses are a sensational Electric String Quartet based in Johannesburg with a love and passion for entertaining.

The Parlotones

The ParlotonesRock BandJohannesburg

Audiences watching The Parlotones are swept up in a whirlwind of energy and rock orchestrated by front man Kahn Morbee. Not adverse to experimentation.

The Plastics

The PlasticsRetro Rock and Classic Pop BandCape Town

In sound, The Plastics pay homage to retro-rock and classic pop imagery.

The Rockets

The RocketsFunction and Party BandCape Town

An excellent function band that caters for all, The Rockets offer one or more of the following: All styles of Top 40 party hits from the 1960’s to the current chart-toppers.

The Runaway Train Cult

The Runaway Train CultFunction BandJohannesburg

The Runaway Train Cult were formed out of a love of playing live acoustic music and an attitude that they are there for the audience - not the other way round.

The Rudimentals

The RudimentalsPunk BandCape Town

The band then took on a three-piece brass section, from the University of Cape Town. Simon Bates (Masters graduate) as saxophonist, Jody Engelbrecht as trumpeter and Ross McDonald as trombonist.

The Sextons

The SextonsBandJohannesburg

This energetic live act brings great music, powerful lyrics and memorable stage presence to all who watch them perform.

The Soil

The SoilSoul and Jazz BandJohannesburg

The Soil is an acapella band from Johannesburg who endeavors to be a household name and a global brand etched in the hearts and the minds of those who aspire for a better world.

The Sticky Triggers

The Sticky TriggersFunction and Party BandCape Town and Johannesburg

In an age of synthesized music, the Sticky Triggers is a live ensemble committed to delivering a flawlessly executed performance in keeping with the traditions of yesteryear.

Three Afro Tenors

Three Afro TenorsFunction BandJohannesburg

Introducing three highly talented young men who, energized by a living passion for their chosen genre of music and song, have taken the local incentive and corporate markets by storm!

Tucan Tucan

Tucan TucanAfrican MusicCape Town

The desire of a group of musicians from different cultures and backgrounds to unite and fuse different styles of music.

Urban Cellists

Urban CellistsBandJohannesburg

There is a perfect balance between the soaring cello melodies and resonant bass accompaniment, immersing colourful tones with innovative music production.

Urban Reflections

Urban ReflectionsCover and Party BandJohannesburg

The band has become one of the most sought after bands in Gauteng, creating quite a following with their sultry tunes, rocking beats and groovy vibes.

Urban Reign

Urban ReignHip Hop BandJohannesburg

Urban Reign is a hot new urban Pop group whose wide-ranging repertoire, offering music ranging between Hip-Hop to R & B, as well as Jazz and Rock.

Urban Strings

Urban StringsBandJohannesburg

Urban Strings has a pool of talented professional electric and acoustic string players with contemporary, jazz and classical training. You can book a solo violinist, cellist or harpist, or a duo, trio, quartet or larger string section for your event.

Virtual Jazz Reality

Virtual Jazz RealityJazz BandCape Town

Their versatility in the fields of commercial dance music, has given them credibility as the most sought after entertainment band for private and corporate functions.

Watershed

WatershedRock BandJohannesburg

Since the time they dared to step onto the front porch of the pantheon of popular music in 2000 in an attempt to follow in the footsteps of fame, Watershed have revealed themselves to be an outfit who can produce songs that are instantly recognizable and yet utterly unique.

Wonderboom

WonderboomRock BandJohannesburg

So Wonderboom recorded their new album “City Of Gold” in a way they never have before – apart from themselves, their talent and instruments they had.

Zenith

ZenithRock BandJohannesburg

Zenith are a young, exciting, highly talented original band that play rock in all its forms – melodic pop rock, hard rock and even porno eighties rock with killer duelling guitar solo’s.