Koos Kombuis is considered the guru of Afrikaans rock music. He is widely regarded as one of the best lyricists in South African music today. Koos Kombuis is a South African musician, singer, songwriter and writer who became famous as part of a group of anti-establishment maverick Afrikaans musicians. Who, under the collective name of Voëlvry.  Voëlvry toured campuses across South Africa in the 1980s. To “liberate from the shackles of its past”. This movement coined the term “Alternative Afrikaner” for themselves

Matthew Mole is a South African singer-songwriter. His unique sound is a perfect. Eclectic blend of folk with electronica undertones. Matthew’s debut album, ‘The Home We Built’ was released in 2013 and his second album. ‘Run’ was released in 2016. Both albums topped the South African iTunes Chart upon its release. With 3 SAMA nominations to his name, Matthew has played at most of SA’s major festivals. Supported international bands such as The Fray and Bastille in SA. As well as have performed on international stages in London, Seattle, Los Angels, Thailand and Russia.

With a career that has spanned more than 40 years. Icon PJ Powers Thandeka has truly made a remarkable and lasting impact on South Africa. Africa and the world.PJ Powers – Thandeka has always had one dream since the age of 5: to be a world-class singer, performer and leader. After PJ entered the public eye in the 80’s as the lead vocalist of “Hotline”, the band became the largest selling band in South Africa at that time.
Since going solo, she has churned hits such as: “Jabulani”, “Made in Africa”, “Shosholoza”, “Bette Davis Eyes”, “Jiva Pantsula”, “We Have no Choice”, and “There an Answer”. She has also shared the stage with the likes of Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Jimmy Dludlu, Hugh Masekela, Divine Divas, Lord Richard Attenborough, Richard E. Grant, Sibongile Khumalo, Fela Kuti, Johnny Clegg, the Mahotella Queens and HHP, to name a few.

After notching up six studio albums, several chart-topping singles, a string of awards and countless sold-out gigs. Prime Circle have earned their status as South African rock royalty. Now they are also making strong inroads into the European market. Gigging intensively and being playlisted and headlining major rock festivals in Germany.
Prime Circle have won several South African Music Awards for their albums and music videos. Including Best Music Video of the Year at the SAMA XXI category as well as nominated for the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Pop & Alternative Act and Best Music Video of the Year for their single DOORS off their album Let The Night In. The band was also nominated for Best Artist in African Rock at the All Africa Music Awards.

Rubber Duc is a fresh South African four-piece band made up of Nick Jordaan, Brendan Campbell, Sheldon Sham and Amiel Gopal. The DUC sound is fun and authentic. With cheerful, catchy melodies and clever lyrics that stick in your mind and songs that make you want to dance. Is it folk? Is it pop? Is it swing? Or is it all of the above? You decide!

We believe that music provides a platform to bring people together, to change the world, even if just for a moment… “When people sing our music back to us, whether it is one person or a thousand, the message has touched someone in one way or another.”

Tender (Thandazile) Mavundla grew up in a little village called KwaNositha.
In 1997 she won SABC 1’s Jam Alley Megastar Competition and realised that she should pursue her singing career seriously. Tender moved to Johannesburg and sang backing vocals for various artists. Worked as a waitress and had success in a Gospel Star Search where she made it top the Top 5.
When Idols arrived in Margate in June 2007, she jumped at the chance to enter . She made top 4 of the competition .
Tender is in great demand as a motivational speaker, is a diva in her own right, and in 2009 released a solo Afro-Pop/Afro Soul album entitled ‘Tender Moments’.

Gus Brown are a Warner Beach based band of 5 talented guys. Their mix of folk funky original music (and some unexpected cover songs) have seen them become pretty well established on the local music scene. They’ve also played a few big KZN music festivals, and have opened for Prime Circle in Cape Town and Jeremy Loops in Durban.
The band formed when guitar playing brothers, Dale and Nick, met lead singer Gavin while jamming around a fire back in 2012.
As fate would have it – Dale and Nick liked jamming guitar but not singing, Gavin liked to sing and not have to play guitar… so with Dale’s catalogue of original tunes already in the bag… a band was born on Gus Brown Road.

The Kickstands have performed over a thousand gigs around Southern Africa since 2009. Playing intimate venues as well as major festivals and showcase events. They’ve suppored some of South Africa’s most popular artists including Goldfish, Just Jinjer, Goodluck, Albert Frost, Arno Carstens, Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Desmond and the Tutus and Mango Groove.

Die Heuwels Fantasties is an Afrikaans Alternative Pop Rock group from Bellville, Cape Town. This ground-breaking band is considered to be the first successful Afrikaans electronic act. The group describes their music as “melodic songs written on acoustic guitar, interpreted with electronic and organic instruments. You can call it pop.”

Afrikaans rock band Fokofpolisiekar are originally from Belville in the Cape.  They’re considered Afrikaans rock pioneers and their unique and fresh sound has garnered them a cult-like following.  Fokofpolisiekar are known for their explosive live performances and raw stage energy. Never a band to shy away from controversy, they’ve been the subject of much media attention and hype.

One of the most acclaimed and successful bands to emerge from South Africa in recent years. Freshlyground blends the infectious kwela style and African musical traditions with elements of pop, jazz, blues and indie rock. The band became a national hit with the release of their 2003 debut, Jika Jika, and a year later they found themselves performing for South African President Mbeki and sharing the stage with the legendary Miriam Makeba at the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Over the ensuing years, Freshlyground toured the world and recorded six increasingly popular albums. Culminating in a collaboration with pop superstar Shakira that was chosen as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was broadcast to over a billion people.

One of the oldest original and cover bands from the KZN Midlands. Folky- bluesy – humourous and rocking. That’s this band. Formed in 1991, their line up has changed over the years as people come and go but the core members continue.

South coast local band, The Hinds Brothers Band are an acoustic folk rock country indie group fronted by singer/songwriter brothers Aden & Wren Hinds. Born and raised on the KZN South Coast. They bring to the art of melody and lyric music written, sung, and played from the heart for the heart.

Piet Botha was born in 1955 and shares his birth date of 18th July with Nelson Mandela. He began writing songs and forming bands while still at school.

In 1984 he co-founded the Blues Rock group Jack Hammer which is more than just a band, it is a collective of musicians. Since their first performance the one constant factor in the band has been the man affectionately known as “Hammer”, Piet Botha. Botha was one of the first musicians inducted into the SA Rock Hall Of Fame. Piet still tours and plays often.

Sometimes solo or as a duo, sometimes with Jack Hammer or The Lyzyrd Kyngs. He plays not only because his fans love to see him, but as John Lee Hooker sang  “it’s in him and it got to come out”.

Zander Tyler was born in Parow, Cape Town in 1982. Today he is known as Jack Parow, the dangerous romantic Afrikaans rapper
His breakthrough was in 2009 and since then Jack Parow has released his first self-titled full length album that struck gold within two weeks of its release and went platinum within a year. Headlined at major festivals in South Africa, performed in Russia, toured Europe and played before packed out shows there. He has opened for rap legends Eminem and Snoop Lion.

Over the past year, Majozi has been steadily climbing the South African music ladder, getting the opportunity to open for Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Zebra and Giraffe and international artist, Yoav. His most recent achievements include opening for Mango Groove at Durban Botanical Gardens, playing at Oppi Koppi Music Festival and White Mountain Music Festival as well as playing on the main stage at the Mr Price Pro Concert.

There’s a lot to look forward to for this humble musician and now that he has officially signed with the esteemed Universal Records, it seems the only way is up. Aside from opening for international band, The Lumineers, in December 2014, his new single, Someday, will be released by November and fans can look forward to the release of a new EP early next year.

Over the past year, Majozi has been steadily climbing the South African music ladder, getting the opportunity to open for Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Zebra and Giraffe and international artist, Yoav. His most recent achievements include opening for Mango Groove at Durban Botanical Gardens, playing at Oppi Koppi Music Festival and White Mountain Music Festival as well as playing on the main stage at the Mr Price Pro Concert.

There’s a lot to look forward to for this humble musician and now that he has officially signed with the esteemed Universal Records, it seems the only way is up. Aside from opening for international band, The Lumineers, in December 2014, his new single, Someday, will be released by November and fans can look forward to the release of a new EP early next year.