Barcode

Based: Johannesburg


Barcode is a group of dynamic professional musicians who have joined forces to celebrate their South African heritage through music, crossing and covering a very diverse blend of Music featuring South African favourites. Their visually striking image embodies style and elegance and plays on the strong contrasts within the band and their easily recognizable repertoire and upbeat performance adds South African flair and flavour to any party or event.

The group consists of Lindiwe Maxolo on Vocals; Olivia van Gass and Reabetswe Ngoasheng on Black & White Electric Violins; and DJ Brendan Jury on Keys, tracks and Electric Viola, all of whom have vast experience in the corporate entertainment world.  They all come from different backgrounds, both musically and culturally and are having fun exploring and playing a wide variety of music together.  Musically, in addition to their original tracks, they have taken popular songs from the past few decades and blended them into a set of music guaranteed to entertain a diverse audience with upbeat tracks such as “Ndihamba Nawe” (Mafikizolo); “Destiny” (Malaika); and “I Love Music” (Lebo Mathosa); SA favourites “Vulindlela”,“Weekend Special” (Brenda Fassie) and “Pata Pata” (Miriam Makeba); and recently they have included “Waka Waka”(Shakira), and “Doo Bee Doo” (Freshly Ground).

The music is up tempo and fun crossing styles such as House, Dance and Kwaito. The music combines African sounds with catchy melodic and percussive loops, deep bass lines and catchy rhythms and harmonies blended together with beautiful string lines, keys and sultry vocals. This is truly a special collaboration in proudly South African style.

 

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