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Out of the BlueLocation: Based in Johannesburg
Out of the Blue is a popular corporate party band, performing music from the 60’s right up to the very latest chart topping songs. Established in 1998 by Mike Todd and Clayton Stewart, the band has built a solid reputation for great music and amazing live shows.
Whatever the event or occasion, the band has the flexibility to cater for any specific requirement. Professionalism and reliability are assured at all times. This versatile act can customise the makeup of the group to include members to specifically fit a theme or desired demographics for a particular event,
The band has performed all over the world and has entertained at many high profile functions for numerous Blue Chip companies including Coca-Cola, 3M, Sappi, Microsoft, MTN, Vodacom, Investec, FNB, SAB, ABI, to name but a few.
Guitar, Keyboard and Vocals
Mike is best remembered as the guitarist and songwriter for South Africa’s celebrated contemporary band CINEMA. He has produced and performed on 9 top selling CDs, while his songs have gone on to be major hits both in SA and abroad, particularly the Far East, where the single “Strangers Again” reached the No. 1 spot. More recently he has been the musical director on many shows in and around Johannesburg; including “Stars in Your Eyes” and 94.7 Heritage Day concert to name but a few. Mike also writes many jingles and company theme songs from his state of the art home studio.
Candice kicked off her career at the tender age of eleven, singing for Nelson Mandela at his inauguration in 1994. She went on to perfect her talent by joining theatre shows, singing with a number of choirs and entering various competitions. At 16 she entered the “National Competition for Vocal Artists” and won. She consequently recorded a demo CD and entered the “S.A. Championship for Performing Arts” where she won. This achievement resulted in her being chosen to perform at the World Championships in Hollywood where she won 2 gold medals for the Country and Contemporary categories. She more recently recorded her first single “Long Distance Calling” which has been given extensive radio air play. She studies at the Johannesburg school of ARTS and has just recorded her new album in L.A.
Clayton played the lead role in a number of theatrical productions, such as Return to the Forbidden Planet, Buddy Holly, Grease the Stadium Spectacular and Blues Brothers (in which he won an FNB VITA AWARD for best performer in S.A.). He recorded the songs for the MTN Gladiators, which are used on the show as well as on their C.D., as well as having recorded the local version of Butterfly Kisses, which sold 5000 copies in its first week of release. He also performed as a soloist in the 94.7 Highveld Stereo Top 100 concert, doing their number one song, Bohemian Rhapsody. Clayton, more recently, was seen on TV cutting up a hardware store in the OPEL Astra ad, playing the lead in the Sanlam money game ads, selling Windhoek Lager and gambling in the BESTMED ad. He has also starred in the new KIA, Cobra Taps and Nashua Mobile Ads.
Drums and Percussion
Sax began his career on Trans Africa Radio as the morning D.J. (going out live to the whole of Africa). It was there that his love for music grew and prompted him to perfect his skills. He consequently went on to do a radio D.J. course at The Fame Academy, Studied Contemporary music at Allenby College and perfected all forms of percussion. Since qualifying he has been involved in various projects throughout South Africa. Not only does he perform in many functions and events – he has been involved in a venture, very close to his heart. The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation has seen him running various events around the country, being the M.C., performing as the front man in the band “Saving Jessica” and writing songs for their company.
Thanks so much for all your assistance. The band was absolutely awesome! They know how to party! Thanks to them and to you.
Yolanda Brooks, Commercial Auto Parts
Out of the Blue was absolutely spectacular and we enjoyed then very much. They really got the crowd moving and the party pumping - lots of fun.
Melani Simpson, Discovery Vitality
Just to let you know that the Band - Out of the Blue - were great last night. They got the crowd going and kept them going. Thank you for everything and please thank them as well.
Dawn Horwitz, One Up Communications
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Typical Budget for Out of the Blue is
R18800 - R22800.
Please note this is merely a guide; if you submit a booking enquiry, you will receive an exact quote based on the unique details of your event.
Submit a booking enquiry directly with Out of the Blue, and the Artist or their manager / representative will be in touch with you soon!
Should you be unsure about which acts to enquire with, you can choose to SEND GIGSTER YOUR EVENT DETAILS and we will forward your enquiry to up to 5 suitable acts.
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