A Musical showcase of talent performed by girl duo ‘Candy,’ tailor made for the Corporate Entertainment Market.
The Duo consists of the talented Andy Klee on Vocals and vivacious Cathy Del Mei on Saxophone
Candy duo have a broad repertoire, ranging from Easy-listening Jazz and Swing tunes through to Classical showpieces…a touch of African and Moroccan as well as favorites from Movies and Musicals.
Whatever your specific entertainment requirements are, the pair offer welcome drinks/cocktail /dinner music…. as well as a more interactive ‘Cabaret show ‘where the girls interact with your guests and weave their way through the tables to really be a ‘part’ of their audience. They are able to handle the party sets too and are great at getting the party started just before handing over to the DJ.
Andy and Cathy are experienced in the theatre and corporate world of entertainment and use their vivaciousness and musical intuition to ‘read’ their audience and perform what they know ill work! Two dynamic and exciting performers who are all professional, interactive and fun.
Regular clients include Momentum, Altech, ABSA, SAP, Discovery Health, FNB, Kia Motors, Famous Brands, E-car, Mitsubishi and Barloworld to name a few.
For spectacular musical entertainment, look forward to the all girl trio to make your evening a memorable one.
As a professional musician Gary comes highly recommended for weddings, corporate functions, fashion shows or just about any occasion where music is needed nationally.
Touring From Cape Town to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland and Mozambique, was a great learning experience.
He then furthered his studies in music theory and performance and passed with distinction
Gary has performed with a variety of top S.A musicians at different events ranging from corporate dinners to fashion shows,
Gary comes highly recommended by all major venues and has built an excellent name for himself in the entertainment business of music. He has a slick, smooth and professional act that flows naturally with the theme of the event
Gary plays the tenor, alto and soprano saxophones and is a vocalist. From big band swing and Broadway, to European lounge music and African Jazz.
Available as a solo artist or accompanied with a DJ, 4 or 5 piece jazz band or 8 to 22 piece swing band with a wide variety of music to suite all tastes.
Jazz and African Jazz band consists of a keyboardist, bass (upright bass) drums or percussion and Gary on tenor, alto and soprano sax as well as vocals.
String trio consists of Cello, violin and Sax with backing tracks for a really full sound.
Gary uses only top professional musicians well known in the music industry.
OLUFEMI is the new face of the African Renaissance. Combining Afrobeat and jazz, gospel and blues, West African highlife with a nostalgic Sophiatown flavour, his music is a rich blend of deep and sultry jazz and contemporary groove. His music is urban and urbane. His life’s journey - a story of migration to the South - resonates in his music, which creates a conscious dialogue between West African and South African sounds. This musical fusion demonstrates the path to a new and culturally integrated Africa in which a common heritage is renewed and reshaped to meet the needs of today's world.
OLUFEMI’s debut album “Just in Newtown” is evidence of the rich melodies that result from this fusion. Through his versatility on the saxophone, he breathes new life into African world music. He is also an arranger, a producer and a songwriter.
His love for music began when as a child, he danced around the village when the traditional drummers played in his father's compound in Akio town, Ikorodu Lagos Nigeria in the 80s. He then started playing trumpet as a choir member in his local church. He dabbled in the piano. But he soon discovered that his first love was for the saxophone.
His influences include Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Manu di Bango, Hugh Masekela, Salif Keita, and his elder brother, Kola Ogunkoya
He has played in the presence of all-time greats, including John Legend in his first South African tour in Cape Town. He has shared the stage with Youss ou N’dour and Yvonne Chaka Chaka at the CAF (Confederation of African Football Awards) 2009 in Lagos. He performed alongside the king of Juju music, Sunny Ade, at the Glo launch in the Republic of Benin. Other colourful festivals such as the Calabar festival in Nigeria have felt Olufemi's hypnotic music, where he performed alongside the late, great Lucky Dube.
The highlights of his career include performing at the Crowning of Miss World 2008 in Johannesburg, at the FIFA Confederation Cup Draw in 2008, at the CAF awards in Accra, Ghana in 2010, at the Afrophonie concert at the Bassline in 2010, at the Pan African Arts and Craft exhibition (PACE) in 2010. He was proud to honour Africa’s heroes by playing at the 50th year celebration of 17 African countries at the Pan African Parliament, in Midrand in oct 2010 He has been a willing supporter of the Haiti Campaign spearheaded by the National Department of Arts and Culture, performing live on SABC TV in April 2010 and composing a song devoted to the Haitian people.
In recent months, he interests have further extended into the African Diaspora, with performances together with Afroflamenco groups from Spain in Johannesburg and for the Cubans in celebration of Africa Day. In 2009 he participated in the Joy of Jazz as one of the Nigerian all stars.
This is the African renewal in action, a flowering through a passion for music and the power of culture.
Da Natives with Olufemi recently performed at the following event
1. Crowning of Miss World 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2. Globacom Launch in Benin Republic, 2008.
3. Nigerian Vice President Welcome Dinner, Pretoria, South Africa. 2008
4. Johannebsurg City & Tourism Show, Johannesburg, South Africa. 2008
5. FIFA Confederation Cup Draw, Sandton, South Africa. 2008.
6. (CAF) Confederation of African Football Awards, Lagos, Nigeria. 2009