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One of South Africa’s leading concert guitarists, Grace is also Head of Classical Guitar Studies at the University of Cape Town. A graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, he became the first guitarist in the history of the college to receive the Tagore Gold Medal.

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The popular singer, song-writer and guitarist, Arno Carstens first came to prominence as the lead-singer for rock band The Springbok Nude Girls.

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An award winning South African acapella group formed in 2003 with a sound that is defined as Kasi Soul and describe as “Melodic Medication” for the soul. The Soil consists of three members: Buhlebendalo Mda (vocalist), Ntsika Ngxanga (main composer and vocalist), Luphindo (beatboxer and vocalist) & Motif Records signer Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba, commonly known by his stage name, Samthing Soweto.

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Fast becoming a household name in today’s electronic scene, this versatile Producer has been
involved in many ground-breaking collaboration projects. In 2002 this prolific DJ was crowned South
African DJ Battle Champion.

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This Reggae band from Cape Town – originally started as an acoustic duo in 2007 – has since grown into a five piece group, with Ryan Kidwell on vocals and guitar, Ryan McArthur (from fellow band Captain Stu) on bass, Clement Carr (keyboard, saxophone), Nick Ornellas (drums) and newest addition, Bongiwe Mpanza (backing vocals).

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With their simple melodies and catchy rhythms, Shortstraw has taken the greatest of pleasure in rocking the most prominent live music venues and clubs in South Africa, and is well known for getting the crowd dancing. After 2014 took the band outside South Africa, Shortstraw continue to bring their uniquely South African “Indie-Bele” sound to the rest of the world.

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Electro-punk DJ, Haezer, originating from Cape Town, Haezer has been producing his signature trash-electro sound since 2008.

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Guy Buttery is a South African guitar player with a distinctive acoustic style influenced by traditional South African instrumentation. Live, he uses an EBow and a looper to create synth-like textures. He is influenced by such artists as Tony Cox, Brian Eno, and Ralph Towner.

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A Cape Town-based electronic dance music DJ who produces House, Techno, Electro, Minimal Progressive and Trance beats.

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Vocalist, Songwriter and Musician, Claire Phillips is recognized and respected as one of South Africa’s most talented artists. Hailing from Belhar, a suburb on the Cape Flats, referred to by many as a musical genius since a young age.

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Beatenberg is a fresh new face in pop music from South Africa. Or rather, three faces, handsome and young and intelligent. The faces are of Matthew Field, who also has a beautiful voice and plays the guitar, Ross Dorkin, who has beautiful hands that play the bass, and Robin Brink, who has a beautiful life-force and plays the drums like a nutcase.

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Luna Paige, a pianist and songwriter from Melkbosstrand in Cape Town is becoming renowned for her heartfelt emotive rock ballads.

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Loyiso Gola is a South African stand-up comedian. He is the co-creator and anchor of the late-nightsatirical news television series Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola on e.tv and eNCA which was launched in 2010. In 2012 he was named one of Mail & Guardian ’​s 200 Young South Africans, in the Media & Film category. Men’s Health describes Gola as having “divisive mass appeal” due to the openly critical nature of his humour, and being “a genuine thinker masquerading as a fool and the reluctant voice of a cynical generation”.

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Black Coffee have released several CDs, including 2005’s self-titled album, which won a SAMA award for the “Best Dance Album” at the 12th SAMAs.

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