Magic Carpet Ride

Based: Cape Town

Some of Cape Town finest musicians have been hard at work producing an album of divine proportions. Their music influences are acid jazz, trip hop, lounge & dub we are called Magic Carpet Ride

The band consists of:

Melanie Scholtz (vocalist) Winner of the 2010 Standard bank Jazz Vocalist award. She has performed not only at The Cape Town International Jazz festival but has had regular tours internationally through Europe performing at various Jazz festivals and Jazz Clubs.

Craig De Sousa – (producer & digital drummer) SA’s well-known Top House DJ & Producer. You have seen him playing at the International Pro 20 Cricket games, IPL, Top Clubs around South Africa as well as France, Russia, Mauritius, Dubai  and a band member of Iridium Project.

Ricardo Morretti –  Musical genius on (keyboard, percussion and Hang). Original member of MoodPhase5ive, Godessa and Iridium Project.

Gorm Helfjord  – (guitarist) – He has performed with SA finest Melanie Scholtz, Sibongile Khumalo, Golliwog, PJ powers, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Strataphonic, Jazzatack, Janine Neethling, Vicky Sampson, Charl Johan Lingenfelder,
Trygve Seim, Sichia, Judith Sephuma, Tina Schouw, Tucan Tucan, Ivan Mazuze just to name a few.

Dan Shout  – (saxophonist) – Dan Shout is a freelance saxophonist based in Cape Town.  Dan has held the position of soprano and alto saxophonist and keyboard player in the Johnny Clegg Band since 2006 and has performed abroad in Europe, Scandinavia, North America, North Africa, the Middle East, Seychelles and the French West Indies.

Performances Done:

Synergy Festival, One & Only Hotel, PayPal SA Launch – Ebuck Rooftop event, Design indaba with RJ Benjamin, Mine Indaba, Total, Blackberry etc – Corporate Gala Dinner, Private Functions, Weddings….


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