Explore the best Live Wedding Bands in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Here is our selection of the Top Live Bands, recommended by wedding professionals and real couples.
René’s DJ style is unique. His background music during drinks and dinner time is made of intelligent, creative, eclectic and melodic atmosphere. He is recognized by all the musicians he has play with as a very big influence of inspiration due to his choice of music. He is well known for creating that special vibe on the dance floor with is mix of Global Music made of all the best tunes of today, some oldies but goodies and a touch of great Afro / Latino.
René is a pioneer in mixing DJ music with live musicians. As a musician himself – drums & other percussion instruments – René has played many times with prominent local musicians including Robbie Jensen, Moreira Chonguica and Buddy Wells on saxophone, Daren English and Lee Thomson on trumpet, Simric Yarrow on Trombone Frank Paco and John Hassan on percussion and Alou April on guitar.
DJ René’s options include playing with a saxo player “The Blue Note”, top of the tops “DJ René Big Band” with 3 top musicians and the freshest choice “DJ René Dream Team” with a saxo player and a master percussionist improvising on his music. René’s company Kayembe Promotions cc does all kinds of events including corporate functions, private parties and weddings (including Jewish and Greek weddings).
Carla Louw Music, a fun-loving, traveling artist known for jazz & catchy vocal melodies that are imbued with the sunshine and folky rhythm of the mellow tropics. This is who you get if you want misty-eyed smiles at your ceremony and shy kisses on the dance floor. Carla has travelled the globe to play everything from nuptials and markets, to alternative music events in Namibia, Bali, the Philippines, Japan and Seychelles, as well as France, Germany and the Netherlands. The group travels worldwide, and offer a variety of performance packages that can be adapted to suit your needs.
They were absolutely incredible, amazing voice and amazing tracks. Everything ran smoothly and they had no problem staying up way past our agreed up time to keep the party going. Would absolutely use again. – Adam & Mary
Combining live and authentic African instruments with a DJ whose sound is distinctly native to the continent, Incredible Afro is the perfect accompaniment to cocktail hour at weddings and private functions, with a distinct and organic sound that is sure to enthral both local and international guests alike. Celebrating the rich musical tapestry of Africa, Incredible Afro is the partnership of Lee Thomson on trumpet, flugelhorn and decks and Bongani Sotshononda on marimba and percussion.
Incredible Afro is the perfect sound for a pre-dinner or cocktail setting. They provide a great vibe for sipping on cocktails, catching up with friends and watching the African sunset. I could not have asked for a better group to perform for my couple’s international guests. Their on-trend sound added just the right amount of “African” to remind everyone on which continent they were celebrating. I believe Incredible Afro hugely contributed to the party that followed later. Thank you so much for your superior service, as always. I look forward to many more events with these guys. – Theresa Lazarevic
Shout Music Company is your “one-stop shop” for classical, jazz and DJ’s! Shout Music Company has twenty years of experience providing live musicians and DJ’s to the wedding and corporate industry in Cape Town, South Africa. Run by saxophonist, Dan Shout, who is well known as one of South Africa’s top session musicians and for his seven- year stint with the Johnny Clegg band, all ShoutMC artists are handpicked for their skill, experience, professionalism and friendliness by Dan himself.
Some highlights of the last two decades include meeting and performing for many awesome bridal couples and corporate clients, at dozens of wine estates, hotels, private game reserves, beaches and venues across the Western Cape and South Africa, for intimate and private ceremonies, to large receptions being filmed for television shows or covered by magazines, for dignitaries, sports celebrities, rock stars and long standing personal friends from our local neighbourhood, to visitors from the other side of the world seeking that once in a lifetime experience on the southern tip of Africa.
Added services include sound for wedding ceremonies, receptions or corporate events, pre-wedding meetings, site visits, customised transcription and arrangement of wedding processionals and recessionals for live band, live musicians with DJ and more.
Just want to thank you and your team for providing the most fantastic entertainment on Saturday. Your band and DJ were absolutely excellent, so professional and we would’ve partied until sunrise if we could! Thank you! – Amy
Me and Mr Green are one of South Africa’s best live party bands, performing extensively all over the country, within Southern Africa and often in Europe too. The band’s main aim is to create the biggest party atmosphere possible, playing an extremely wide range of songs catering to all tastes. Their live show is full of energy, crowd interaction and they are the only party band in South Africa bringing in special effects such as giant sparklers into their show. Your guests will be blown away! With over 800 weddings under his belt, band leader Dan prides himself on a high quality client experience from the very first initial enquiry right through until the wedding itself. Me and Mr Green promise to give you the time of your lives.
I just wanted to send you a quick message now that everything has calmed down, just to say thank you so much! You guys were AMAZING!! I cannot tell you how delighted Barry and I were. Those fireworks?!! It was blowing people’s minds! Every single guest mentioned that you were the best band they had ever seen. Everything was absolutely perfect. Thank you so much for giving us the best night ever! – Sinead and Barry
Over the past 11 years he has performed at 100’s of weddings, restaurants, clubs, casinos and private and corporate functions across South Africa surpassing expectations at every opportunity. For your peace of mind, there is high-quality content of Stuart performing available for viewing on YouTube. Stuart is best suited for small to medium sized events and when booking him for your event, you can expect friendly professional service from a well-seasoned musician who is passionate about what he does.
Stuart understood the vibe that I wanted to create for our wedding from the very first conversation we had. He was extremely professional and exceeded all of our expectations on the day. He went the extra mile to get the exact versions of songs that I wanted for the ceremony and then carried on singing throughout the reception until the very last guests had left. Thank you very much Stuart for the big part you played/sang on our wedding day. -Inge and Jaques
With one of the most diverse cover band repertoires, The Black Ties 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. With your great venue and a live band or backing track option to provide the music, an evening with The Black Ties promises to be a night filled with fun and entertainment for all. With a penchant for old world charm and an eye for contemporary trends, The Black Ties bring the best of both worlds to your stage or dance floor.
With SAMA Nominations and Metro FM Awards between them, they have created a strong following and these three musical talents combine to form a dynamic and thoroughly enjoyable unit. No venue is too big to be intimate or too small to be fun when the atmosphere, the energy and above all, the music is, well, just right.
We look forward to seeing you at our table when The Black Ties perform. If you are a business or entertainment venue and would like to book The Black Ties for your next event, please make contact using the information below. With clients from small restaurants to big business, we know how to ensure that your staff or patrons enjoy the time they spend with us.
Last but not least, (Thank you) to the Black Ties and their band For their five star, premium delivery. This was history in the making for us, as according to a few staff members that have been with BP for a few years, this was the first time that they got such a crowd dancing. The energy, presence, bespoke entertainment is memorable. And huge Thank you for not ruining Earth, wind and fire! They were fantastic. – Keri Davids
These guys are DJ’s and musicians on steroids. They play a whole load of instruments, from funky acoustic setups to electrifying fusion acts along with their DJ sets . Werner Denner (owner of man with music) says: “When a couple book us, I want to blow them away…give everything I have to give. I want to make every minute, from when the first guests arrive, till the last song of the evening, exciting and fun. When you bring that kind of energy to the party, people light up, take note and truly enjoy themselves.”
The following is a possible scenario of what to expect when you hire the duo option from Man with Music. Note that they tailor make the experience according to taste. The boys start with a gentle piano and percussion set at the ceremony. A violin or cello player is available on request. Expect well known songs played in a beautiful instrumental way. Then they move to modern lounge vibes with saxophones and flutes during pre drinks. This will get everyone swaying. Think cocktails over a cafe del mar/ buddha bar set. Through dinner they perform the coolest guitar music. It’s a mix of show numbers and acoustic Gypsy like songs – very festive with that “wow” factor. Guests will clap along and most probably start dancing. Read more
Top Wedding Singer Ike Moriz is a specialist, with 20 years of experience in the music industry, who loves doing his work: offering top quality entertainment for weddings and events. He is a well established and highly acclaimed international artist with 20 album releases and several hundred songs in his repertoire of Crooners, Easy Listening, Swing, Latin, Jazz, Blues, Pop and Rock. He has performed at all major venues in SA and he is currently one of the most popular professional male singers in the country. He sings and tours internationally performing at weddings, corporate events and festivals. This top wedding singer and MC performs live in various function bands from a one man band, swing duo and jazz trio to a latin quartet, easy listening quintet, pop-rock band or even a full on big band ensemble. He can play piano and guitar, but mostly prefers to concentrate on his main trademark: singing and performing in a league of his own. His style of singing creates the perfect atmosphere for any occasion, be it pre-drinks, during dinner or to get people dancing.
Ike was a true professional who not just pleased the crowd with his tunes but also livened up the party with his charming personality. Highly recommended. – Woon Peng Ziady
A fresh and exciting take on the wedding band, this group has been carefully curated to ensure they bring the house down at any wedding or event they play at. Comprising of eight incredibly talented musicians, the members create a cacophony of classics through keyboards, bass, percussion, saxophone and four expert vocalists. Versatile, fun and upbeat, this unpretentious cover band is capable of covering songs across a broad spectrum from classic right up to contemporary pop. Having worked together for years, their effortlessness on stage translates onto any dance floor with an infectious energy. Laid back and sultry dinner sets also fall into their capabilities.
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We are lucky to have an endless amount of incredibly talented musicians in and around Cape Town, from every genre and discipline. We recommend to book an experienced wedding band with musicians that know the do’s and don’ts with decorum and dress code when it comes to weddings. If possible, go see them perform ahead of time to make sure they are able to handle some variety.
You may prefer to have a live jazz band playing in the background during pre-drinks and dinner followed by a DJ. Or let a lively band take over after dinner when you open the dance floor and take you through to the early hours of the morning.
A professional wedding band can make your wedding day unforgettable. “That was the best wedding I have ever had the pleasure of attending” is what you want to hear from every guest. A professional can read a crowd and adjust according to your guests with a large variety of genres from all the ages, for all the ages. At the same time keeping your guests from growing bored and providing unexpected and special moments.
There are many great entertainers around Cape Town – which is undeniably the artistic hub of South Africa. No matter how acquired your taste as a couple, there is something for you and you will find world class musicians right here in the Western Cape!