This delightful funky trio/duo option brings you a vintage musical experience with the smooth and sassy sounds of a bygone but not forgotten era. They cover swing & jazz standards of the greats, modern songs with a swing twist as well as soul, funk, blues & pop oldies. They can even end off with the footstomping sounds of the DJ’s collection of electro-swing or commercial tracks at your request. Their set can be tailored to suit your event. They’ve played a variety of events ranging from intimate conferencing cocktails and corporate dinners at wine farms to bigger stages for awards nights at large scale corporate functions.
Ghia Koch-Human: front person of The Fizz, with her rich, warm and expressive voice covers a mix of genres: jazz, blues, swing, funk, electronic, triphop to name a few. She’s done a multitude of live performances varying from resident vocalist at club gigs, arts festivals & theatre shows. She has wowed audiences as the opening comedy cabaret act for Conrad Koch’s ‘Missing’ show at the Joburg Theatre in 2015 and later co-hosted the sold out comedy cabaret show C’est Bizarre’. More recently she’s been making waves as a recording artist with the release of her debut EP, GHiA ‘State of being’, and with her single BossyBoots, which has been play listed on a variety of radio stations locally and the Netherlands as well as it’s music video receiving play on local TV channels. Her recent live performance to promo ‘State of being’ on the Expresso show received incredible feedback.
Simon Bates (Saxophonist) with a BMus from University of Natal Durban and MMus from University of Cape Town has played in a multitude of bands ranging in styles like crazy circus music, reggae, punk rock, salsa, swing and more for more than 20 years. At the moment he also jams sax for “The Rudimentals” (reggae/electro/dancehall) as well as “Rumswinger”.
Tim Welsh: (Saxophonist) In 2014 Tim completed a higher certificate in Sound Production from SAE institute. He then enrolled in a BMus jazz performance degree at UCT for an honours degree. Tim is currently a member of the bands Money for Bali, Crimson House and Luca Hart. He has played as a session musician for Nhoza Sitsholwana, The Brothers Remedy, Johnny Luck, The Samson brothers as well as DJ’s Rene Tanguy, Dino Ben Tov and Dino Moran.
Django Flaherty: is a music producer, DJ/percussionist and audio engineer from Cape Town. As a DJ, he’s best known for electro-swing, tech house and all kinds of funk, though his repertoire spans everything from rock-n-roll classics to the top 40. In 2015, he was the resident DJ at Catacombs. Prior to 2014, he held a three-year residence at Polana in Kalk Bay, and co-owned a mobile DJ business called Bandwagon Music. He is also part of internationally signed electronic future jazz outfit Pravda.