RESOUND is an exclusive music entertainment agency with core values that centre around professionalism, excellence, transparency and integrity. In seeking to ensure quality service of the highest standard, our artists are carefully considered and individually selected in adherence to a strict code of criteria.
We are a boutique music agency based in Cape Town that offer entertainment solutions for weddings, private functions, birthday parties and corporate events. We also cater for wedding proposals, festivals, commercials, performance art shows and film shoots.
Whether you are looking for a classical ensemble to add that special touch to your wedding day, a jazz band to get the feet tapping, soloists, acoustic duos or an electric violinist to entertain the guests, rest assured that when it comes to music - we can supply you with anything that you need.
What sets us apart is that as an added service we have in-house composers ready to arrange your song requests to perfection. You can be assured of a unique arrangement of the highest quality tailored to your specific needs.
Here at RESOUND we believe in supporting local talent and we strive to create a collective of individuals representing various musical disciplines and expressions.
Founder & Proprietor
Antoni Schonken holds a PhD in composition and lectures in music theory and counterpoint at Stellenbosch University. His music has been performed in South Africa, Germany, France, the UK, and the USA. His creative energy is mostly focussed on choral and ensemble music, for which he is regularly commissioned by professional ensembles. In pop music spheres he has coached a number of a’cappella ensembles and has received critical international acclaim for his work. He arranges pop music for various events on a regular basis.
Arthur Feder is one of the foremost composers and arrangers of his age in South Africa today. His work includes sound installations, film music, orchestral tracks, a large number of jazz collaborations and music for various ensembles both vocal and instrumental. His work has received acclaim both in South Africa and abroad, and his highly original arrangements of pop and jazz numbers are popular choices for concerts and events.
STRING ENSEMBLE OPTIONS
The classic, romantic choice.
DUO | violin & cello
TRIO | two violins & cello
QUARTET | two violins, viola & cello
Instrumentation can be customised to your specific needs i.e. violin & viola duo or a flute substitution.
The Classical Ensemble Repertoire consists of a wide variety of classical music, pop songs, golden oldies and much loved tangos. Our classical ensembles have played at various weddings and other corporate events such as:
Opening of the Diamond Museum at Prins & Prins Diamonds, Cape Town
Investec Function, Stellenbosch
Livewell Suites Academy Launch, Somerset West
Department of Science and Technology Annual Address, Cape Town
THE PROJECT ENSEMBLE
The Foot Tapper.
Three diverse musicians hailing from the prestigious University of Stellenbosch, coming together to create enjoyable jazz, swing and French café style music.
bass | accordion | violin | optional vocals
This remarkable trio made their debut appearance by playing at a corporate event featured on Top Billing in September 2013. They have also become a calendar favourite since 2013 at De Grendel Wine Estate during the Season of Sauvignon Festivals. Performing at high profile events as well as intimate functions, they have the ability to complement any occasion. Lists of clients include Cluver Markotter Attorneys, 2014 ATKV WOORDtroFEES, Windmeul Kelder, Sandown Mercedes-Benz, Rola Toyota and Christo Wiese amongst others.
SVEN BLUMER & RENATE RIEDEMANN
Acclaimed session guitarist, Sven Blumer joins forces with Renate Riedemann in forming this dynamic duo. As firmly established musicians in the industry, the Blumann Duo specializes in Blues, Folk and Jazz expressions. Featuring covers from artists such as John Mayer, Eva Cassidy, Jack Johnson, George Gershwin and others, this is an acoustic act that is sure to deliver on performances of the highest caliber.
violin | vocals | guitar
They have performed at various weddings and other events such as:
Season of Sauvignon Festival 2015
Slow Market/Distell Foundation Art with Heart Launch
Prof Frank R Graewe Private Function at Towerbosch Restaurant
BABETTE & OLGA
GENRES: Classic / French Cafe / Gypsy Jazz
Babette & Olga – a multi-faceted female duo that can play more than 5 instruments combined! These ladies offer a dynamic variety of ensemble options ranging from accordion, piano and percussion, piano and flute to accordion/piano and bass guitar. They regularly perform at weddings and corporate functions playing well-known classical music, pop, jazz standards and French café music.
Olga Leonard completed her Masters’ degree in Performing Arts at the University of Pretoria majoring in piano, flute and voice. She received her UNISA Performers Licenciate cum laude and has won various accolades for her playing. Not only is she a professional player but she is also a competent arranger/composer. She is a regular performer at all the major arts festivals including KKNK, Aardklop and Woordfees. Olga stays in Cape Town working as a full time musician: teaching, accompanying, performing and composing.
Babette Viljoen is a versatile and highly skilled musician playing multiple instruments: piano, violin, organ, accordion and bass guitar. Babette is also an accomplished composer having won first prize at the ATKV Crescendo Song Writing competition in 2011. In the same year her cabaret, “Anderkant Nêrens se Mense”, was also chosen to form part of the Aardklop Festival programme. As performer she has shared the stage with local musicians such as Hemelbesem, Lize Beekman, Anton Goosen, Sonja Herholdt, Jak de Priester and Kalahari Connections. Babette is a regular performer at weddings and art festivals, and currently lives in Cape Town. She is co-director of the production company BO PRODUKSIES PTY LTD.
1. Accordion & Piano (percussion optional)
2. Piano & Flute
3. Piano/Accordion & Bass guitar
They do have their own sound gear for a more cost effective sound solution.
Rare musical genius.
CALEV is a remarkable alternative poprock project pioneered by award-winning SA Producer/Songwriter, Helmut Meijer. Their debut album, Break The Silence, took the industry by storm and reached nr.1 status on the SA iTunes Alternative charts upon the first day of its release. Break The Silence also enjoys significant airplay on various radio stations. The eclectic sound of CALEV reminds the listener of icons such as Coldplay, Peter Gabriel and Sting among others. CALEV is a diverse and adaptable outfit ranging from full band with members Helmut Meijer (piano, vocals), Sven Blumer (guitar), Lukas de Beer (bass) and Iwan Kemp (drums) to more intimate acoustic sets with adjustable instrumental combinations.
ACOUSTIC TRIO // piano, vocals, guitars, bass/violin
ACOUSTIC DUO // piano, vocals, guitars
SOLO // piano, vocals
ELECTRO POP VIOLIN
The Modern option.
Capetonian violinist Renate Riedemann invariably achieves a mesmerising combination of visual and musical esthetic, adding flair and poise to every event. Her performances are met with high praise from audiences and corporate clients alike and she delivers a wide range of styles, from contemporary songs to ambient style sets (with backing tracks) that serve to add sophistication in a way that will complement any function/event.
Exclusively managed by Red Cello Productions.
Jana van der Walt
The Angelic touch.
Jana van der Walt is a professional harpist and a talented musician in her own right. Having shown great promise from an early age, Jana went on to receive numerous awards for both harp and piano such as the UNISA Hennie Joubert merit award as well as placement on the UNISA Roll of Honour. As an active orchestral harpist, Jana has performed with various orchestras such as the South African National Youth Wind Orchestra, South African National Symphony Orchestra, Free State Symphony Orchestra, Stellenbosch Camarata, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Orchestra (Germany) and various other orchestras. Jana is also the principal harpist of the MIAGI Orchestra which has represented South Africa in Europe on several occasions.
Jana is an absolute favourite at weddings and functions and has received great reviews from previous clients. She loves to collaborate with different musicians and offers the option of additional musicians when performing at events. Book HarpNOTED for your next event!
MISCHA DREAM FOLK
Mischa is a Capetoniansongstress and musician. She has developed a warm vocal style and an intricate approach to contemporary guitar to create what is best described as 'Dream Folk'. She performs solo as well as alongside other
Mischa’s songwriting style is informed by the music and books she loves, and her vocal and instrumental training. She has a flair for re-imagining well-known music to create a timeless sound that lingers long after each performance. Along with intimate, storytelling shows, she specializes in cocktail hour entertainment at weddings and selected events & venues.
Genres include alternative rock, indie folk, pop, jazz and easy listening with a unique and distinctive Dream Folk interpretation.
SOLO - voice & guitar
DUO - voice & harp / voice, guitar & percussion
TRIO - voice, harp & cello
FULL BAND - voice, harp, cello, guitar & percussion
“A refreshing new sound in South African music, very original and a pleasure to listen to.”
Imran Kahn - The Next 48 Hours, Johannesburg
CHERRY VYNIL is a Cape Town based folk-rock group that performs regularly at local hotspots such as V&A Waterfront, Zula Bar and Jackson Hall. Their music can be defined as fun and energetic with strong melodic elements. Their debut album, Busking Cape Town, received positive reviews and enjoyed media attention with their appearance on SABC 3 Expresso Morning Show in May 2015. They are also brand ambassadors of Bearded Brothers SA.
CHERRY VYNIL is frontman, Vickus Horne (vocals, acoustic guitar & ukulele), Jason Solomon (drums), Richard Dicks (bass guitar) and Nicolas Forbes (lead guitar & backing vocals).
They have a vast repertoire including originals and covers that can be stretched to a maximum of 3 x 45 minute sets. This band is also a very adaptable act that can be adjusted according to venue, setting and budget. This also allows for an acoustic option where the drum kit can be replaced by cajon.
TRIO // vocals, guitar, drums, bass guitar/piano
DUO // vocals, guitar, piano
SOLO // vocals, guitar
“Everything sounds bright and light, with a positive attitude and hopeful lyrics beaming from the speakers. It’s also evident that these musicians know what they’re doing – when it comes to skilled use of their individual instruments…”
Floris Groenewald – The Flow
The Glee Club.
VIVOX consists of a group of vibrant young people with a passion for music. They can sing anything from pop to psalms with harmonies that inspire every listener. In essence, VIVOX is an evolved, dynamic chamber choir. Comprising of 16 - 20 voices, this ensemble perfectly adapts to intimate and large scale events alike. Headed up by the talented Maria Viviers, this group is sure to add that special touch to any function! Perfect for weddings, funerals, corporate functions and a wide variety of live shows.
Indie/Pop Rock/Folk Rock
Triveno is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Paarl. His music can be described as indie pop/rock and since the release of his album "Brighter Day" in April 2014, songs like "Little Drops" reached the number 1 spot for 4 weeks on Radio Kc 107.7fm and the title track "Brighter Day" is also frequently played on Radio CCFM.
Triveno is an artist that paints together with his voice, guitar and loop station to create soundscapes that grab the listener’s attention. He has shared the stage with many great South African icons such as Jesse Clegg, Emo Adams, Mel Botes, Watershed and Hot Water.
Triveno is a regular performer at various venues like Alleé Bleue Wine Estate (Franschhoek), Laborie Estate (Paarl), Val de Vie and Pearl Valley to name a few. This includes events such as the Celebrity Golf Day (Pearl Valley), Live Music at Taste – Summer Season (Laborie), and Franschhoek Uncorked Wine Festival.
Triveno offers the option of adding bass and/or drums to any of his performances.
JACOB SWANN MUSIC
Bluesy folky swingy jazz!
Jacob Swann is a professional acoustic guitar player, schooled in jazz, funk, blues and swing music.
Although he is a phenomal solo artist, he frequently joins forces with one of the best percussionists in the country. The duo's unique ability to pair their secret love of bubblegum pop music with the style of jazz and funk, creates a unique product that is sure to create a foot tapping atmosphere at any event.
Incorporating a great deal of improvisation into every song, they are sure to deliver performances with diversity and excellence.
The Jacob Swann duo is a contemporary 2-piece outfit consisting of guitar / vocals and percussion.
For an enthralling guitar duo, Jacob Swann also performs with celebrated session guitarist, Sven Blumer, upon request.
VIOLINIST - DJ
Petrus de Beer
Petrus de Beer, a graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, studied under the guidance of the late Professor Jack de Wet. He then was awarded an international scholarship to further his studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in Glasgow. After completing his Master of Music degree in Performance, he returned to SA as a freelance musician performing in various prestigious orchestras such as the CAPAB Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Cape Town Sinfonietta.
Petrus is a diverse musician, masterfully transitioning from pure classical music to gypsy jazz, blues and contemporary music - all played with precision and gripping showmanship.
Apart from his violin playing, Petrus is also a high demand DJ having worked with some of the event industry A-listers such as The Aleit Group, Just Jack Weddings & Events and BonTon Events.
Petrus offers an all-inclusive music package ranging from acoustic classical violin during the ceremony (with the option of adding other musicians), an interactive set during canapés and DJ and sound services right up to the end of the evening. This truly is a perfect match for the client seeking a one-stop music hub where every musical request is taken care of.