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About Us

I met Rayelle not too long ago, and I was very impressed with her natural musicianship and felt a definite connection to her musically. She has a long impressive CV, but more importantly she has heart and soul. It has been fun trying to find our way musically to a place where our repertoire reflects our passion for what we do!
We are a crossover between jazz and pop genres with songs by The Beatles, Norah Jones, Sade, The Eagles, Eva Cassidy, Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow, Randy Crawford, Cher…sometimes we can even throw in something classical. We are very suited to pre-drinks or dinner music and will add a touch of class to any event or party!
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About Rayelle

She is probably Southern Africa’s most versatile violinists. With 30 years’ experience in violin playing, a daringly creative personality and an extensive national and international performance history, this musician brings another dimension to any collaboration. Here are just some of her many achievements.
Rayelle has been an ad-hoc player with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra (USSO), Cape Town Symphony Orchestra (CTSO), KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO), Symphonic Rocks Orchestra,Cape Town Pops Orchestra, Electric Pops Orchestra, Stellenbosch City Orchestra (formed 2015).
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She is a member and mentor of the National Youth Orchestra (NYO), UCT Symphony Orchestra, Beau Soleil Symphony Orchestra, leader of the Beau Soleil String Ensemble and Cape Town Goema Orchestra, and played with various chamber groups, including her own Cinnamon String Quartet.
She was a founding member of both Freshlyground and Coda, dedicating two years to each band. She is also a founding member and the leader of Mac McKenzie’s Cape Town Goema Orchestra (CTGO) and Quintet. Since 2010 they have premiered many South African compositions, over 6 concert seasons. She was proudly part of the bands Adam Speeks with Brendan Adams (2009), and Charles Summerfield’s The URJ (Unlimited Resources of Joy) 2009, 2010 & 2013).
In 2013 she joined the circus show Trash Cabaret. Rayelle enjoys leading strings to accompany various male voice choirs for Cape Town’s annual Cape Malay Choir Competition and the choir festival “aChoired Taste”. In Sept. 2013 she contributed to the SA film “Konfetti” – entire, original soundtrack. In Oct 2013 she composed, arranged and recorded all string parts (and did a music video) for Gian Groen’s acoustic album, “Dekade se Ballades”.
She has also performed on numerous other albums and music videos. She has been a member of the Scottish/ Celtic group Christine Weir and The Kilts since 2014, and they performed at Alma Cafe, 2014 -15. Some bands that she joined in 2015 are the Irish band, Shenanigans; Afro-Jewish fusion band African Sabbath and local Spanish flamenco cross-over band Duende.