Big Talk Entertainment is the premier source for South African bands. Whether you’re looking to hire a live band for your next event, or just looking for some great music, Big Talk Entertainment has got you covered. With a great selection of South African bands, you can find the perfect band to make your event truly unforgettable.
We have a wide variety of rock bands, cover bands, indie bands, pop bands, and more for your event’s entertainment. Big Talk puts together a portfolio of the best live music available in the country featuring local bands, African bands, and cover bands. If you’re looking for live music for your entertainment line-up then get in touch with us.
Our portfolio featuring leading South African bands has been designed for everyone, from Marimba and Latin American bands to wedding, commercial bands and cover bands. .
December Streets, with their eclectic rhythms, slick beats, reggae/ska trumpet, symphonic trio of guitars and voices to match are uniting genres and people alike. Their style ranges, but the catchy beat-lyric combos found in songs like ‘Fire through the Window’ and ‘Who Needs Shoes’ are signature
Mafikizolo is a South African singing duo consisting of Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza. They are multiple times winners of the South African Music Award, including the awards for Best Duo or Group of the Year
The style of the Bottomless Coffee Band can be described as acoustic folk-rock and afro-blues.
Take an Electric String Duo of violin and cello, merge them with a House DJ, African Vocalist and Rock Sax, and you get one of SA’s most popular fusion bands.
Coffee Snobs are an Afrikaans Contemporary Band. The duo consists of Vernette Wessels on lead vocals and guitar and Marius Wessels on bass and backing vocals. Their debut album - Aroma - has been widely praised for it's variety, originality and fresh contribution to the South African music industry
Multi-genre cover band with an added creative touch that makes any song their own. Performing songs from Ed Sheeran to George Benson, Chasing Time caters for all ages and types of events.
For more than 40 years Dr. Victor (real name Victor Khojane) has been crafting and creating an uplifting up-tempo sound that has earned this singer, musician, songwriter and producer an enviable reputation on the South African music scene and abroad. .
Widely regarded as one of SA’s Top Live Acts, DENIM have a string of hits to their name, and performances at some of the most prestigious events in South Africa. The group has received numerous accolades for both their music and their performance and passion. !
Desmond & The Tutus have been scare-crowing across the world’s stages with their unique, some might call it niche, brand of kwela-indie-punk for just on ten years. .
With 3 platinum and 2 gold selling albums and a long list of Top 10 hits to his credit, Elvis Blue is a household name in South African. He remains a rare breed in his ability to straddle both English and Afrikaans music genres with ease and relevance.
One of the most acclaimed and successful bands to emerge from South Africa , Freshlyground blends the infectious Kwela style and musical traditions from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with elements of pop, jazz, blues and indie rock.
Georgetown is a multi-instrumental Blue Billy Folk Pop band from Pretoria, South Africa. .
GKD are an excellent all rounder band who can perform jazz to covers
This funky, electro-swing and dance group hails from Cape Town. The band made headlines with their infectious beats, releasing a number of top 10 singles that made the public, local and international, fall head over heels in love.
Grassy Spark is a collection of musicians with a passion for groove. They blend ska with rock, funk, reggae, latin and more all coming together to form a unique sound that is fueled by the love they have for music and the diversity of tastes and culture that cooks in the Mother City
HOT WATER is a Cape Town Afro-Pop band fronted by Donovan Copley that performs universally accessible, feel-good music to inspire soulful and fun dance vibes.
From cult live act status in his hometown Cape Town, to a chart topping album domestically, Jeremy Loops career’s been characterised by breaking through glass ceilings.
Jeremy Olivier is a soulful singer-songwriter who rose to fame during the very first season of The Voice SA., where he won the hearts of viewers, finishing as the winning contestant in Team Lira and achieving his spot in the final Top Four.
Mango Groove has enjoyed over 12 Number 1 hits and received every conceivable SA music and video award, as well as a number of global ones. Internationally, Mango Groove’s unique and magical blend of South African Marabi, Kwela and pop influences, together with the voice and presence of Claire Johnston and the evocative sound of the penny-whistle.
I play Folk music. Folk music with an Electronic back bone. I hope that this musical adventure, way of life if you will, I'm taking will help you to enjoy whatever adventure you are taking.”
19-piece group comprising 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and vocals. The country's top session singers front the band according to the style of event.
Niyaaz is a young well-presented and energetic performer and will showcase his amazing talent at any performance with his powerful voice, charismatic performances and incredible talent. He was top 5 in Idols 2018.
.Savannah Sun is an exciting party band that truly captures the essence of our beautiful rainbow country. Full of life and energy, Savannah Sun’s band members individually brings to the table over 15 years’ experience in the music industry. Covering the best of South Africa’s local music to current Top 40 tunes.
With a range of songs incorporating a host of genres such as rock, indie, pop, deep and meaningful ballads, or acoustic bounce downs of popular chart toppers, this band is full of surprises.
The Kiffness makes jazzy, groovy & uplifting house music and is fast becoming one of South Africa’s favourite live electronic acts.
The Rockabilly Ravens balance timeless rockabilly classics with arrangements of contemporary hits done in the rockabilly style. They're a refreshing, fun and energetic class act, guaranteed to appeal to a broad and diverse demographic.
Is a Predominantly Reggae / Electro/ Dancehall / Drum and Bass / Dubstep / Hip-Hop band based in Cape Town, South Africa.
A kaleidoscope of sound and world music. A vibrant melting pot of African rhythms and with South American elements from Samba, Salsa and Chacarera with a strong jazz influence and lyrics in African languages, Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Chowles is a co-owner of the acclaimed national Barnyard Theatre franchise and is well known for his performances as Mick Jagger in his tribute to the Rolling Stones
Rivertones were formed in Cape Town by founder member, Roland who made his stage debut at 12. Roland has performed in 15 countries for crowds of 75000 with the likes of ”The Wailers” (Bob Marley's band) and founder Bunny Wailer in Re-Union Island .
4 piece band, acoustically driven with guitar & Violin, playing folk covers and originals
Retrozone is a 80's cover band
Reggae / Soul Funk Band
Me & Mr Green are one of the most well know party bands in South Africa. For Weddings, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, and more
After and impromptu showcase as a duo Dj and Saxophonist what started as an experimental jam to together sparked the thirst to perform together and offer South Africa & the world a new experience in Live Electronic Music experience, once a drummer joined the impromptu the band was complete and BLOW ELECTROBAND was born
Swing City consists of Nathan Ro, whose love for swing music has always engrossed to the pop/rock genre. Graeme Watkins, whose background in music and theatre started as a swing singer long before his success on Idols or in his indie rock band “The Graeme Watkins Project”; and Loyiso Bala, whose classically trained background in music saw the singer as part of the TKZee crew, the Bala brothers in classical song and in the pop world in his own successful career.
TBT perform any genre and music style to cater to your event. Styled to perfection and always dressed to the nines, The Black Ties add class and finesse to the stage and bring the best of both worlds to your stage or dance floor.
Loyiso Bala, Lloyd Cele and Danny K have come together to pay tribute to one of their favourite eras in music – Motown.
Made up of DJ/producer Robert Bongani Mohosana and percussionist Thabo "Smol" Mabogwane, the pair collaborated in the town of Soshanguve
Prime Circle are a South African rock band, based in Johannesburg. The band has released 7 studio albums and achieved either gold or platinum status in South Africa.
Neon Dreams is an alt-pop duo consisting of vocalist Frank Kadillac and drummer Adrian Morris. They write and produce their own music with long-time collaborator Corey Lerue. They defy genre pigeonholing, as they draw freely upon pop, rock, folk, EDM, hip-hop and reggae elements.
The Groove Masters entertain almost every kind of style beginning with postmodern tunes that offer a unique & memorable musical experience with their pop song transformations into jazz/motown – by taking the latest top 40 hits and rearranging them into funky jazz renditions, which sound like Great Gatsby classics from the 1920s to the 1960s which everyone can enjoy and appreciate.
Are you looking to hire South African bands for your event? At Big Talk Entertainment Agency, we have the best selection of South African bands around, including rock bands, cover bands, African bands, and indie bands. We have the perfect entertainment for events of any size, from intimate gatherings to large concerts. With our professional team of advisors, we will provide you with the best options for your event to ensure that you and your guests have a spectacular experience. Our South African bands are renowned for their energy and professionalism, and they will make sure that your event is a success. With Big Talk Entertainment Agency, you can guarantee that you will be getting the best South African bands available.
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