Based: Johannesburg

‘Thrillingly beautiful’ is the perfect way to describe the music of acclaimed duo Touch of Class. The group, established by Deon van der Merwe and Ronell Erasmus, has
been part of the South African music industry since 1989 and originally performed as backup band for big artists like Anneli van Rooyen, Manuel Escorcio and André Schwartz.
The musical pair’s career officially launched in the early nineties, with their first album, Ek en my Meisie, reaching gold status (25 000 units sold) in 1992 and platinum
status (30 000 units sold) in 1994. Various gold status releases followed, including Bamboesbos, Stamp daai bene and Moenie worrie nie.
Ruhan du Toit joined the group in 2012, after Ronell decided to focus on her solo career as a Gospel musician. This was the start of a brand new adventure for Touch of Class!