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									  Nightshift is a fully funktional, semi-collapsible, truly sensational
      group, comprising the best of Cape Town's music talent.

Whether the occasion calls for elegant sophistication or high energy dancing,
Nightshift has the versatility to provide top quality music and entertainment for
any occasion.

Nightshift has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences since 2001. The group is
an international collaboration, with members hailing from Zimbabwe,
Mozambique, Belgium and South Africa.

The Repertoire

This ensemble tailors their performance to suit the musical appetites of specific
The band moves easily through a range of styles: from swinging jazz standards to
easy-listening pop, as well as a repertoire of dance favourites, ranging from the
disco grooves of the seventies to the silliness of the Ketchup song.

Nightshift is also at home performing music styles from all over the world, in
many languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Zulu, and Xhosa.

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The Band

                                      Amanda Tiffin leads the group on keyboards
                                      and lead vocals. Zimbabwean-born, she is no
                                      stranger to South African audiences, having
                                      established herself as a dynamic and
                                      impressive performer with shows such as
                                      “Piano In My Pocket” and “Solid Gold Jukebox
                                      Live!” and numerous concert appearances.
                                      She has been hailed by journalists as “one of
                                      the best voices in the country” and “one of
                                      the best performing pianists in Cape Town”

                        The core of the group is an unmatchable rhythm section:

     Frank Paco provides impressive rhythm on drums, and
                      lends his vocal skills to selected songs.
       Frank, who hails from Mozambique, is well known as a
  first-call drummer for many artists, having performed and
  recorded with the likes of Jimmy Dludlu, Judith Sephuma,
      Brenda Fassie, Jimmy Cliff and Miriam Makeba. He has
 been the rhtythmic backbone of bands such as Virtual Jazz
     Reality, Loading Zone and Sakhile. He holds an Honours
     Degree in Jazz Performance, from the University If Cape
         Town. Frank also leads his own group, Tucan Tucan.

                                Shaun Johannes is a young
                                bass player to watch. He
                                began his career in the Little
                                Giants, and is now a sought after player in Cape
                                Town. He has been performing alongside Amanda
                                Tiffin in her shows and projects since 2002. He has
                                played alongside the likes of Winston Mankunku,
                                Shannon Mowday, Feya Faku, Mynie Grove,
                                Brandon October and many others.

New addition to the group is guitarist, Jeremy
Olivier. Also a Zimbabwean, in addition to his beyond
questionable guitar skills, Jeremy’s honey-like vocals
are irresistible and infectious. He can be seen
crooning gently to audiences in and around Cape
Town in a variety of groups.
The Singers

In addition to the unquestionable vocal abilities of the core members, Nightshift
may also draw on the talents of a number of top vocalists, depending on the
requirements of the occasion. This makes for a specially custom-made event, with
music selected carefully to complement the tastes of client and audience.

One or more of the following vocalists may be requested:

                                           Cedric Vandenshcrik is of Belgian and
                                           Italian origin, speaking French and
                                           Italian fluently.
                                           He has performed extensively in Europe
                                           and South Africa. He has appeared in
                                           theatre productions such as “Rough
                                           Diamond – a tribute Jacques Brel”, “The
                                           Doors” and has fronted numerous bands
                                           in many settings. His dynamic presence
                                           is guaranteed to enchant and enliven
                                           any audience.


Denay Willie is a vibrant performer with an
incredible voice. She has performed extensively both
in South Africa and abroad, in countries as far a field
as China, Turkey, Tunisia, Cuba, Spain, France and
Italy Denay is at home in many styles, including
Motown, soul, pop and jazz.

             Mzwakhe Kheswa, hails from Johannesburg, and graduated with
             an Honours degree in African Music performance from the University
             of Cape Town. Mzwakhe has performed with his own groups, and
             also as a member of acclaimed a cappella group Not The Midnight
             Mass. He is a joy to watch and has a velvet voice. He handles many
             styles with ease, including African pop, jazz and soul.

Nightshift can be expanded to include a saxophone, to add that extra dimension
of sophistication.
Past corporate clients

Toyota                                       BMW
Mitsubishi                                   SA Breweries
First National Bank                          Western Cape Homes For All
Eskom                                        The Green Dolphin Restaurant,
Sonnenberg Hoffman and Galombik              Functions
The Sunday Times                             Western Cape Rotary Club
Cape Grace Hotel                             Truworths
Grand West Casino
                                             Belleville Rotary Club


These just a few examples of songs included in Nightshift’s extensive repertoire:

Jazz – hundreds of popular standards including:
My Baby Just Care For Me          (Nina Simone)
Let’s Fall In Love                (Diana Krall)
Come Away With Me                 (Norah Jones)
Fly me To The Moon                (Frank Sinatra)
They Can’t Take That Away         (Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong)
Straighten Up And Fly Right       (Nat King Cole)

Easy Listening
Moondance                   (Van Morrison)
Smooth Operator             (Sade)
Just the Way You Are        (Billy Joel)
Just The Two Of Us          (Bill Withers)
Too Late                    (Carole King)
Fragile                     (Sting)
Sunday Morning              (Maroon5)

South African Sounds                         World sounds
Iyaguduza     (Miriam Makeba)                Caruso                       (Italy)
Click Song                                   Ne Me Quitte Pas
Pata Pata                                                   (French - Belgium)
Ntyilo Ntyilo                                Mas Que Nada
Macongo                                             (Portuguese - Brazil)
Meadowlands                                  Besame Mucho                 (Spain)
Weekend Special      (Brenda Fassie)         Agua De Beber
                                                    (Portuguese – Brazil)

Pop and Rock Hits for Dancing
Celebrate                       (Kool And The Gang)
Can’t Hurry Love                (Diana Ross)
Walking On Sunshine             (Katrina And the Waves)
I Feel Good                     (James Brown)
Respect                         (Aretha Franklin)
I’m A Believer                  (The Monkees)
Pretty Woman                    (Roy Orbison)
December ’63 (Oh What A Night!) (The Four Seasons)
Buddy Holly Medley
Beatles Medley
Staying Alive                   (BeeGees)
Rolling Stones Medley
Together Again                  (Janet Jackson)
Strong Enough                   (Cher)

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