Mark Haze is a South African singer/songwriter, performing original rock, soul and blues material. Known for his wide vocal range, Mark’s signature sound of high energy Rock ‘n Roll is guaranteed to have audiences on their feet.
His influences range from classic rock legends like Queen, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles to blues masters, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, and Muddy Waters, all the way through to modern rock artists such as My Chemical Romance,
The Used and Halestorm.
As a highly versatile artist, Mark is able to perform several different types of shows. He has a 4-piece touring band, consisting of himself on lead vocals, guitar and piano; Jacques Janson on guitar and backing vocals; Brian Lee on bass and backing vocals; and Gareth Haze on drums and backing vocals. He also performs acoustically as a duo with a percussionist, and is able to do solo performances either acoustically or with backing tracks.
Mark has just released his 2nd solo album, “Signs of Life” and will soon be releasing his latest single “All Roads Lead To Hollywood”. The pre-release singles, “Time”, “Lonely” and “Dancing”, have performed well on radio charts across South Africa and have also been playlisted on several internet radio stations all over the world. “Lonely” went number 1 on the Algoa FM top 40 chart in 2014.
Mark’s previous album, “Where Angels Fear to Fly” produced the hit single “Wake Up (Dreaming of You)”, which went number 1 on the Kia Take 40 SA chart in 2012 and remained on the chart for a record-breaking 23 weeks.
In 2011, Mark was the runner-up in Idols South Africa, which assisted him in securing a record deal with Universal
Music SA for the release of “Where Angels Fear to Fly”. Prior to this, Mark won the American Idol Experience at Disney World, Orlando; a condensed version of the hit TV show, which presented the winner with a Golden Ticket for the actual full-length contest. Having to return to SA, Mark was unable to compete in American Idol, but took it as a reason to enter the South African contest.
Mark Haze is a full-time touring musician, and continuously performs in both large and small venues across South Africa. He has also toured Namibia, Mauritius, and Malawi, where he headlined the Moon Rock Festival in 2012.
Mark has also performed in New York City, at the famous Underground and B.B. King’s nightclubs.
In 2008, Mark’s band at that time, 12th Avenue, were the official support act for Seether’s Homecoming tour, performing at large arenas such as the Grand Arena, GrandWest, and the Standard Bank Arena, amongst others.
In 2013, Mark Haze was invited to perform at Cape Town Stadium, as the support act for rock legends, Bon Jovi.
Mark Haze promises a performance like no other. Expect soaring vocals, dynamic guitar work, pulsing rhythms and plenty of crowd participation. Mark and his band treat each performance as though it is their last, and aim to have every audience singing along and leaving the show with the best memories.
The Acoustic Vibe duo is a local two man acoustic guitar outfit from Strand / Somerset West.
Their repertoire consists of songs from the 70’s to current. The Beatles, Bad Company, Sheryl Crow, Bryan Adams, Coldplay and Eagles are just a view bands / artists being covered.
The due offers a truly uniquely talented musical experience with 2 acoustic guitars which blends into an exceptional tone.
We are all part of a band called Wroxeter but we also operate as Duo’s. Mark and Stuart perform as an acoustic Duo under the Wroxeter banner, but more recently they’ve teamed up with Eddy, a fantastic bass guitarist and and we’ve reformed into a new band called Old Friends. Stuart is the singer and guitarist while Eddy adds base along with backing and/or acoustic sounds. Our music is a little different from than that of the other band we perform as, but generally we do Old school, rock ‘n roll, acoustic covers from the 70’s-90’s and more recent pop music.
So after discovering that he loved writing songs in high school and taking some guitar lessons, Jesse could sense that he was embarking on a journey to follow his dreams.
From winning a national talent competition (Shell road to fame) & getting a major record deal with Universal to starting the JJB (Jesse Jordan Band) and recording 4 albums, hundreds of live shows in countless live music venues and festivals in South Africa as well as Namibia and Europe. As well as opening for acts like Rodriguez and Johnny Clegg. Jesse honed his ability to entertain & give 150% in every performance.
Now Jesse Jordan embarks on a new chapter after spending over 2 years writing songs where he explores the lessons he’s learnt from personal life experiences & explores his inner voice, bringing his story from a new perspective.
From the sunny heart of Stellenbosch, Johnny Camel found his first stage in 2008.
Without any formal musical training, Johnny managed to work his way into the circuits and build his career. In 2017 he independently released his debut album WARM WATER, featuring 6 English- and 6 Afrikaans original songs. (hence the bilingual title)
This was followed by a tour up to Namibia, Europe and the UK.
With strong influences in blues and rock, Johnny believes in telling stories through music.
With a husky voice, gripping guitar and harmonica he takes his crowd on a journey.
From solo performances, where you can expect live looping, to three piece acoustic setups to full rocking band (Camel & Co.) be sure not to miss his next show!
Having shared stages with names like Francois van Coke, Albert Frost, Jack Parow, Koos Kombuis, Kalahari Orkes, Akkedis, Jesse Cleg – just to name a few, he has grown to hone his craft!
Find his debut album WARM WATER on all online stores (iTunes, Google, Spotify, deezer, etc.)
Copies of his album is also for sale at shows for R100.
Also find his music video for his rock ballad, Red My, on his Facebook page.
Wren Hinds is a singer songwriter and guitarist from Ramsgate, Southeast Africa and a founding member of the SAMA nominated folk rock group- The Hinds Brothers.
The brothers’ critically acclaimed debut album ‘Ocean of Milk’ was released on South African independent record label South Sea Records in early 2014 & features some of the country’s finest musicians. ‘Ocean of Milk’ was Produced by The Hinds Brothers themselves, mixed by SAMA award winning producer Dan Roberts, and mastered by Alan Douches (Sufjan Stevens, Roky Erickson) in New York, USA. The brothers have also shared a stage with some of the industry’s most respected creatives including American folk hero Willy Mason, Syd Kitchen, Steve Newman, Guy Buttery, Freshly Ground & ‘king of the Zulu guitar’- Madala Kunene to name a few.
“Terrific lyricists in a country where words are frequently struggled for.” – Diane Coetzer (Rolling Stone)
Wren Hinds has recently relocated to Cape Town, South Africa
One-man band from Langebaan.
Acoustic guitar, Harmonic and loop. and vocals. using a drum machine.
musical influences- Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Rodrigues, Eric Clapton.
Bruce Springsteen. Blues and Rock. Old school is still the best. 😎
Jake Gunn is an up and coming blues rock musician hailing from the northern suburbs of Cape Town. After discovering rock ‘n roll at a young age, he was inspired to start playing guitar and worked tirelessly to improve his skill. This finally led to him joining the Lyzyrd Kyngs (Piet Botha & Akkedis) in 2010. He spent a year under the mentorship of these veteran musicians, before teaming up with the talented young guitarist Devin Smith.
Sharing a love of music and complementing each other’s guitar playing, they started doing gigs around Cape Town, followed by a tour up the coast. They later evolved into a full electric band after being joined by CJ Bergh on bass guitar and Francois Keyser on drums. The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, and Jack Hammer can be counted among their influences and their soulful brand of blues rock, infused with reggae, is well received by audiences.
The launch of Gunn’s first album Triple Jack, recorded in the winter of 2012, was met with great praise and a favourable review in Rolling Stone magazine. Containing a wide range of original songs, as well as one cover, the album showcases Gunn’s skill and multiple influences. It also contains the song “Radio Mojo” which was featured in the Rolling Stone Rock Chart of 19 January 2013.
Audiences can expect to hear material off the album as well as Gunn’s adaptations of songs from the likes of Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Performing either with Devin Smith, as an acoustic duo, or with the full band, Gunn’s music is bound to entertain and impress.
These days, Jake Gunn can also be heard performing with Piet Botha or the full Jack Hammer band, doing gigs all over South Africa.
Hi guys, Jo Popp and Gavin Gold here. We’re The Professors duo, based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Since 2011 we have performed at over 200 corporate functions, birthday parties, festivals and weddings, and 600+ gigs at restaurants, pubs and markets, everywhere from Cape Town to Zanzibar.
Our shows include Amazon.com’s 20-year aniversary, the Ruperts year end party twice at L’Ormarins,
N.Y.E twice at Ferrymans V&A Waterfront, N.Y.E three times at Lagoon Beach hotel incl. 2018,
The Swakopmund Karnival twice, Tour d’Afrique arrival at the V&A Waterfront twice, Cape Epic twice,
Bank of Windhoek Awards Eve, Sanlam year end, Kauai year end, etc.
The ever-growing repertoire covers everything from Ed Sheeran to The Beatles. Full list available here.
To keep the vibe going, we dj in between our live sets.
As a duo we use backing tracks to pump up the party, but we can also offer a full show featuring just acoustic guitars and vocals.
Sam & Cala
Recently performed in Dubai for 8 months contract at the Award Winning Millennium Airport Hotel, Garhoud, Dubai.
With Calla Henn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Goddard (vocals).
Duo band perfect for any venue and occasion. Entertaining all your soothing tunes to catering for the best of the party music. We do corporate functions, weddings, birthdays, festivals and special events. Including all DJ work with lighting, sound and fog machines.
This band has been performing together for almost three years now and have had the opportunity to perform in DUBAI 2013 – 2014 and WON the 2012 Nikitas Battle of the Bands taking 1st place in BEST CAPE TOWN DUO, performed @ the Two Oceans Festival 2012, Prime Circle Festival 2012, along with many corporate parties, charity events, fundraisers, weddings, pub gigs.
Sam has done MC work for Karen Zoid, full band competitions and Miss Western Cape’s Cindy Koen modeling function 2012.
Calla has been in the industry for 18years. He has launched a few original cd’s. In the late 90’s he was signed with BMG Records and has won many achievements and competitions.
Sam is new in the music world and is achieving all possible and enjoying every minute of every performance. Calla Henn is a very talented and unique guitarist and together they make magic on stage.
* Original Materials: We have recently began our journey at creating music of our own. Enjoy the sounds of your pop, rock, country genre including a few Afrikaans numbers.
Please stay tuned as we will be launching our very own original songs on CD very soon!!!
Our original SONGS are currently being played in many different clothing outlets/chain stores via Radio Retail as well as 23 other Radio Stations across the country including 3 International Radio Stations.
All our music is produced, composed and written in our own studio.* (Accompanied by Jurgen at Sunset Recording Studios for “Why did you take so long” as well as Darryl De Lange Producer in George with a few other songs).
SONKIND is originally from the West Coast, Langebaan area. We do laidback acoustic style music, making use of guitars, harmonicas, some percussion, head-turning vocals and a loop station. We believe in making authentic music and make no use of backtracks.
Our range spreads from Bob Dylan, Pink floyd, Ed sheeran, Tracy Chapman, Beatles, Cat Stevens, Cranberries, Led Zeppelin, Jack Johnson, a lot of Blues and all that Jazz.
We also do a few Afrikaans songs if the crowd pleads, but more than anything we wait for the moment to contribute 3 or 4 original track to the set.
In our 6 week stretch in the Helderberg area we have been booked at Lourensford Market, Middelvlei Wine Estate, Root44, Thirsty Oyster, Vergenoegd, 99 on beach, Chello’s, Ye Olde Bell and a few more.
We do many corporate functions and love weddings. We specialize in events where families are present such as Markets.
Nick Kuiper presents amazing acoustic vibes leaving his audience at awe with his vocal & guitar talents. He enjoys playing the very best of Gun ‘N Roses and much more.
See more about Nick Kuiper at https://www.facebook.com/nickkuiperlive