Virgil Ellis

Location: Based in Cape Town


Artist Info

International Noteworthy Performances

  • Virgil spent six months at The Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi, performing at the popular club AMPM
  • Performed for three months in Dubai at the Le Meridian Hotel at Satchmos
  • He played on the folk and club circuits in and around England and Wales from 1979-1982. Here he performed both as a soloist, as well as with various bands - notably the Country rock outfit  Quarter Moon, and Welsh Rock band Xcalibre

Noteworthy Performances

  • Performed at most of SA’s top venues (see Venues listing)
  • Various Television and Radio ad appearances, most notably the 'Smirnoff' movie ad
  • Played Banjo on Des & Dawn Lindbergh Albums
  • Played Harmonica on Rene Arnell's Album "Up the Rapids"
  • He was the lead guitarist with the Wendy Oldfield band
  • Played guitar with Ian Lawrence on the "4 Jacks and a Jill show"
  • Performed with Aubrey and Beryl Ellis on the "Night of a Hundred Stars"

Notable venues

  • Adega, Bryanston
  • Carnival City, Benoni
  • Nino's, Rivonia
  • Cranks, Rosebank
  • The Millhouse, Kyalami
  • Toninos, Orange Grove
  • The Corner House, Fourways
  • O'Hagans, Boksburg
  • Sopranos, Randburg
  • O'Hagans, Paulshof
  • The Venue, Melrose Arch
  • The Long Barn, Knysna
  • Tapas Crabs Creek, Knysna
  • Zeldas, Somerset West
  • Berties Landing, Gordons Bay
  • The Oasis, Tygervalley, Cape Town 
  • Starfish Cafe, Gordons Bay
  • On Broadway, Cape Town
  • Satchmo's Le Meridienne Hotel, Dubai U.A.E
  • AM.PM. Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi U.A.E.
  • Da Vincis, Protea heights
  • and many more...

Client Feedback

The party was great, and everyone enjoyed Virgil a lot, including me.  Thanks for your help!
Sam Greenblatt

Virgil was great, thank you!
Sue Dickerson

Photo Gallery

Sound Clips



Typical Budget for Virgil Ellis is
R3000 - R10000.


Submit a booking enquiry directly with Virgil Ellis, 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.

You May Also Like...


Based in Cape Town

The ultimate retro party band, specializing in pop music from the 70's and 80's...

Read More

Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist

Based in Johannesburg

Turning your guests into the stars of the show with his incredible hypnotic humour...

Read More


Based in Johannesburg

Star-studded corporate party band...

Read More