Long Street Band
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lead vocals & guitar: JEREMY OLIVIER
A world class singer-songwriter with an honours degree in jazz performance, Jeremy Olivier is a skilled and accomplished guitarist and vocalist, having performed with the likes of George Benson, Katherine Jenkins, Daniel Bedingfield, Jonathan Butler, Micasa, Loyiso Bala, Sibongile Khumalo, Ard Matthews, Freshly Ground, Mango Groove, Johnny Clegg and many more. He has six singles currently playing on radio including Cape Town favourites, ‘Serendipity’ and ‘Look at us Now’. Jeremy has also written the musical score for many popular Jungle Beat animations as well as for the SA Rugby Team and the Shark’s Rugby Team. He is currently completing his debut album due for release in 2015.
lead vocals: BEV SCOTT-BROWN
Bev graduated head of her class in performance at Wits University Music School. She is a sought after performer & session singer, having been heard on both radio and TV with her album tracks & jingles. She is an established gig artist in Cape Town, having “paid her dues” over the last many years and has performed for many years with well-known Cape Town bands. People liken her style to Norah Jones, Renee Olstead, Katie Melua in terms of genre. Bev Scott-Brown is a gifted singer/songwriter with a distinct voice and welldefined vocal style. Bev’s charm as a singer lies in her ability to deliver a vocal performance that is honest, unaffected and eloquently understated.
bass & backing vocals: SHAUN JOHANNES
Incredibly talented bassist, Shaun Johannes, has shared the stage with artists such as Johnny Clegg, Jonathan Butler, Katherine Jenkins, Loyiso Bala, Sibongile Khumalo and many more. He obtained a BMus (Cum Laude) and MMus in Performance and Dissertation from UCT’s College of Music in 2010 and has performed at countless festivals and many notable functions such as the opening of parliament in 2004/5 performing for Oprah Winfrey and Nelson Mandela. One of his many milestone performances was with the legendary jazz guitarist and vocalist George Benson and his musical director Randy Waldmand at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in 2010.
drums: FRANK PACO
UCT College of Music graduate, Frank Paco’s impressive career includes highlights such as the 46664 Mandela AIDS concert performing with many of the world’s great musicians such as the legendary band Queen, Bono of U2, Jimmy Cliff, Angelique Kidjo, Dave Stewart, Andrew Bonsu, Johnny Clegg, Brian May and Peter Gabriel. He has played with greats such as Jonathan Butler; Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela and many more at festivals and concerts all over the world. He has also sessioned on more than 40 albums, 10 of which received awards and 4 were nominated.
keys/piano: ANDREW FORD
Andrew is well known and respected on the South African jazz scene and performs regularly in and around Cape Town. He has conducted various orchestras including The Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and has performed with international artists including Katherine Jenkins, Ronnie Jordan, Opie Bellas, Holly Penfield, Janet Jackson, Shakattack, Sergio Mendez as well as local phenomenons such as Sibongile Khumalo, Louise Carver and Lloyd Cele. He currently runs The Nut House Recording Studios in Cape Town and has composed and produced over 900 music sound tracks for television, cinema and radio for which he has earned awards for music and post production from Cannes Lions, London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals and of course our own Loeries.