Based: Pretoria

New music group DECA’s, striking instrumental arrangements conquered the hearts of fans across the country, from the very start. Their fresh, modern and charming interpretation of crowd favourites is the key ingredient behind their instant success and resonates with audiences of all ages.

Their debut album, Black Sails, builds on this winning recipe and continues to impress. The new album is a combination of instrumental, pop, folk and Irish sounds. The violin is the main focus, strongly supported by the acoustic guitar,” they shared. “The CD is a mixture of up-tempo and slow soothing tracks. It includes original compositions, as well as some popular covers.”

Herman Steyn (on the violin) and Douw Steyn (on the guitar) are veterans in the music industry, with more than 26 years of combined experience between them. Together they started Son Records, a recording label, in 2015. Working closely together they started to enjoy performing and decided to create an album for themselves. What started out as a project to keep their creativity flowing, ended up becoming something much more and DECA was born. The group has since shared the stage with renowned artists and performed at various functions, launches and parties, including Aardklop.