THINK ENTERTAINMENT
Swing City
The Buzz
Shoowop Shop
  
Three of the most gorgeous and ridiculously talented female popstars come together for the love of doo-wop, motown and shoop shoop to form The Shoowop Shop.
Tamara Dey (Flash Republic) , Mariechan Luiters (Jamali) and Melissa Allison (Idols)
With songs perfectly choreographed and performed in three part harmonies, audiences can look forward to familiar favourites from the 50s, 60s and 70s incorporating swing, jazz, motown and old school rhythm and blues.
The ladies come dressed to theme, and ready to get the crowd shaking along to modernized versions of old school shoowop songs, as well as shoowoped versions of popular top 40 hits.
  
  
Swing City was borne of the love of swing music from three of South Africa’s most loved artists. A harmless side comment from one musician to another ended up in a serious discussion about producing a three piece singing group, backed by a full jazz orchestra and band, celebrating their love of jazz, swing and blues, but adding a modern day twist to the genre.
Swing City consists of Lonehill Estate’s Nathan Ro, whose love for swing music has always engrossed the pop/ rock singer’s iPod; 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 TZKee  crew, the Bala brothers in classical song and in the pop world in his own successful career.
The three singers, already friends, jokingly commented what fun it would be to start a swing band. It would be years later, that they took the idea seriously, got into a rehearsal space with their friends from Figure of 8 productions and Swing City was born!
  
  
The Buzz is a teen pop sensation developed in early 2015. Comprising of 12 energetic young adults, they are ready to launch into the South African industry with a BANG!
All 12 members are between 15 and 22 years old, and hungry to make an impact on the Youth of today. The Buzz forms a platform for them to launch into the industry as a starting point for their very bright futures that lay ahead.
Out of the 12 artists, clients may request specific make ups to fit their budget, and size of their event.
7 of our 12 artists are still in school, and the other 5 have either matriculated or are in a home schooling environment.
Aimed at the ever growing, and popular, “Tween” market, the artists within the buzz each cater to unique sub cultures that exist in the pop market today.
Be prepared to squeal along to popular tracks by artist’s ranging from WHAM!, Katrina and The waves all the way to popular artists today, Olly Muhrs, Demi Lovato, 1 Direction and Beyonce. This Buzzing Bunch are guaranteed to get everyone on their feet, regardless of age.
Each artist has a unique story and background, and have put their all into this team.
Fashioned on the model of Glee, The Buzz has no specific market, but rather are relatable to each and every person who watches them.
  
The Graeme Watkins Project
Veranda Panda
The Illustrators

 
2012 saw frontman Dominic Neill catapult into the spotlight during Season 8 of South African Idols, where he placed 7th. But what few people knew ,was that he had a project brewing for quite some time before that. After being discovered by Graeme Watkins, previous Idols contestant and frontman of “The Graeme Watkins Project (GWP)”, Dominic began the writing process with the team at Figure of 8 Studio’s. It was here that Dom connected with co- producers such as William Kalmer and Ryno Zeelie.
 
They began working together immediately on the Illustrator’s first Single “Make Love”, taking a temporary hiatus whilst Dom was on Idols. 2013 saw Dominic back in studio, putting together a tight writing and production team, and so the development of The Illustrators began sketching itself into place.
2014 was all about fine tuning the Live set and collaborating with Thomas Padi, also known as DJ T- Stack. This Dynamic Duo are electrifying and get the crowd on their feet each and every gig. 2015 started with a bang for these guys, when Jay Something from Micasa suggested their track “Celebration” should be their next single. His intuition was spot on, and the single has been gaining momentum on radio stations around the country.
June 2015 saw them drop their self titled album "The Illustrators" to enormous success, acheived not only on the playlisting front, but gigging front too.
 
 
  

  
Veranda Panda is Liam and Jane.
 
Born and bred on the east coast of South Africa, the unlikely combination of EDM and Violin has seen the duo rise to become one of the country’s most original and popular acts.
Having performed extensively throughout South Africa, Liam and Jane have a repertoire, style and energy that is unmatched by anyone in their field. With experience in clubs, festivals, corporate and stage, they have rocked their unique brand of music in almost every possible scenario.
 
Among their live performances they have opened for international DJ’S:
- Borgore
- I’ll Gates
 
And supported acclaimed artists like:
- Die Antwoord
- Goldfish
- Jack Parow
- P.h.fat
- Toya Delazy
- Niskerone
 
Since their inception; the duo has released FOUR albums. Their Drum and Bass single: ‘Two in the same’, held a record breaking six weeks at number one on the ‘Red Cap Radio’ music charts. Along with this, they feature every month on the Saturday Night FIX on 5FM and feature regularly on ‘The Roger Goode Show’. 2015 see's them with a countrywide performance schedule and plans to tour Europe.
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
It’s not often that the South African music scene sees a band explode the way The Graeme Watkins Project since its inception in 2011. With two studio albums to their name (‘Corridors of The Mind’ (March 2011) and ‘Soldier On’(2013)) and numerous Top 10 hits, the band returns to the South African music scene after taking a break in 2014. 2016 sees The Graeme Watkins Project release another smash hit and music video for Love in Abundance, which together with its transparent musical growth, has been play listed on commercial radio across the country.
 
GWP brings a dirty, edgy, rough approach to a medley of pop, indie, rock and electronic genres.
“A Masterpiece is a stroke of genius in a moment of madness… So live life like a madman” is Graeme’s motto, and there is definitely madness incorporated into his music. With a range of songs incorporating a host of genre’s ,From Rock, to indie, to pop to deep and meaningful ballads, or acoustic bounce downs of popular chart toppers, this band is full of surprises.
Their ADHD inspired beat, the music is designed to get the crowd into the mad-capped mindset of the band members, to break out of their comfort zone and rock out to the all-encompassing movement of the melody.
Karabo Mogane
Idols Top 16 2016
Two days after the commencement of the Idols 2015 competition, Karabo dived straight into the recording studio at Universal to work on his debut album. A month later, LOVE IS A VERB was ready and his debut single “DING DONG” quickly gained popularity, securing a spot on iTunes Top 3.

Karabo proved his musical talent and won over the hearts of the nation which secured him as winner of the 2015 Idols South Africa competition.

As a highly loved artist, Karabo attends numerous interviews and he is constantly admired by his large following on his social media platforms. He has performed at a variety of corporate events as well as festivals, including a gig in Mauritius and a large Homecoming Concert in his hometown.

Mr Mogane has performed alongside various artists and continues to do so. In early 2016, he recorded the theme track for Disney Junior’s “The Lion Guard” to be played across Africa. It is a great honour and privilege for Disney to welcome Karabo into their well-established and highly loved family. After just releasing a music vidoe for Ngifuna Lo, Karabo is soon to release his second album which we are all very excited about.

We are the proud agency and management of the Top 16 Idols contestants for 2016.

Their names are:

  • Bevin 
  • Keegan 
  • Lusanda 
  • Sanele 
  • Tebogo 
  • Terra 
  • Thami 
  • Thamsanqa 
  • Amanda 
  • Lucia
  • Luke
  • Noma
  • Nosihe
  • Sgherdeed
  • Siyakha
  • Valentine

Contact us if you would like to book any of these talented artists for your event.

VIDEO GALLERY
  1. Swing City EPK
    Swing City featuring Graeme Watkins, Loyiso Bala and Nathan Ro
  2. Shoowop Shop EPK
    Shoowop Shop is comprised of Tamara Dey, Mariechan Luiters, and Melissa Alison.
  3. The Buzz EPK
    New Teen Pop Sensation developed in 2015
  4. Veranda Panda - Pineapple Sunday
  5. The Graeme Watkins Project EPK
    On the road to the USA
  6. The Graeme Watkins Project - Fly Away
  7. Swing City - In The Mood
  8. The Graeme Watkins Project - Music Affair
  9. Love In Abundance - The Graeme Watkins Project
    Watch The Graeme Watkins Project's latest single.
  10. Karabo Mogane - Ngifuna Lo
  11. Karabo Mogane sings The Lion Guard
    Karabo teams up with Disney to sing The Lion Guard's theme song.