Swing City

Swing City was born out of the love of swing music from three of South Africa’s most loved artist’s. A harmless side comment from one musician to another ended up in a serious discussion about producing a three piece singing group, backed by a full jazz orchestra and band, celebrating their love of jazz, swing […]

Swing City was born out of the love of swing music from three of South Africa’s most loved artist’s. A harmless side comment from one musician to another ended up in a serious discussion about producing a three piece singing group, backed by a full jazz orchestra and band, celebrating their love of jazz, swing and blues, but adding a modern day twist to the genre.

Swing City consists of Lonehill Estate’s Nathan Ro, whose love for swing music has always engrossed the pop/rock singer’s iPod, Graeme Watkins, whose background in music and theatre started as a swing singer long before his success on Idols or in his indie rock band “The Graeme Watkins Project”; and Loyiso Bala, whose classically trained background in music saw the singer as part of the TKZee crew, the Bala brothers in classical song and in the pop world in his own successful career.

Modern Day Swing Music, inspired by the likes of the Rat Pack, Michael Buble, Robbie Williams.

The three singers, already friends, jokingly commented what fun it would be to start a swing band. It would be tears later, that they took the idea seriously, got into a rehearsal space with their friends from Figure of * productions and Swing City was born!

Swing City

MEMBERS of Swing City:

Graeme Watkins
Graeme has always been involved with theatre, drama and music. After completing a degree in Theatre and Performance at UCT, he followed a career in music where he formed a Swing trio called “It’s a Swing Thing”.  Graeme took a chance by entering Idols, and ended up the runner up in the annual talent search.

The Graeme Watkins Project” has since gone on to produce “Corridors of the mind” and have had several chart topping hits, 2 SAMA nominations, a YOU Spectacular and MKTV nomination and performed at the prestigious MuseXpo in Hollywood in 2012.  Also a voiceover artist, actor, TV presenter and MC, Graeme was also a Fleur De Cap Nominee for Theatre.

Nathan Ro
Nathan started his musical journey as runner up on the reality TV show “Project Fame”. He was subsequently offered a record deal with BMG with his band Lonehill Estate.  Three albums & a SAMA nomination later, the band achieved three #1’s on 5fm and two international performances in Los Angeles and Montreux.  Nathan also played the part of ‘Tim’ in day-time drama, IsiDingo for two years.  Nathan met Graeme while on tour, and met Loyiso on set at One Gospel.

Loyiso Bala
Loyiso is no stranger to the South African music and television industry. After completing his education at Drakensburg Boys High, and being very involved in the Drakensburg Boys Choir, Loyiso began his professional career as an extension of the TKZee crew.

He since went on to grow his personal career and secured several chart topping hits including the most played song of 2009 – I Want You.  Loyiso is also part of the family group, The Bala Brothers, and is an all-round entertainer, MC and present when not playing with Swing City

Contact Us at WeSpeak Global and follow us on Facebook

Travels From:

  • Travels From: Johannesburg, SA
  • South Africa

Fee Range:

  • $50,001 - $75,000

Videos

Talent Resources

Client Reviews

Send an enquiry to Swing City

[everest_form id="26919"]

Other Entertainers to consider

  • 14 views
Mi Casa

Mi Casa with their signature soulful sound and unparalleled creativity, South African house music group has skyrocketed to success since 2010. Mi Casa challenges audiences around the globe to take an interest in their unique sound that is hailed truly Global soulful house genre. The band comprises of 3 highly talented musos: Mo T Mo-T […]

  • Johannesburg, SA
  • Bands
  • 2 views
Derren Brown

A celebrity in his home country of England, Derren Brown may be the most renowned mentalist/mind reader in the world today. His live shows have won him two prestigious Olivier Awards – Something Wicked This Way Comes (2006) and Svengali (2012) – and plenty more nominations. He has toured in seven shows since 2003 and […]

  • London, UK
  • Celebrities Entertainers
John Kippen

John Kippen Mentalist Magician is also a Corporate Speaker and a master storyteller. He not only entertains, but inspires audiences. John suffered partial facial paralysis after a successful brain tumor removal surgery in 2002. He demonstrates how performing Magic allowed him to regain his self confidence after his surgery. As you watch him perform, you focus […]

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Magicians
  • 3 views
Nic Flair

Nic Flair has been a regular of the San Diego comedy scene for the past 3 years, performing all over Southern California. From Chula Vista to San Francisco, Los Angeles to Scottsdale, AZ, he has performed his brand of humor to thousands of audiences. He has now relocated to the Phoenix, AZ area and hopes […]

  • San Diego, CA
  • Stand-Up Comedian
  • 80 views
DJ Lamiez Holworthy

DJ Lamiez Holworthy emerges as a beacon in the South African entertainment landscape. Renowned as a multifaceted DJ, TV personality, and radio presenter, Lamiez’s journey into the limelight has been a testament to her passion for music and her innate ability to connect with audiences on a profound level. At the forefront of her acclaim […]

  • Durban, KZN
  • Mobile DJ
  • 42 views
Tats Nkonzo

Tats Nkonzo was the host on SA’s Got Talent for four seasons. The show reaches 2.5 million viewers weekly. Such was his success as a first time presenter; SA’s Got Talent was voted Best Reality TV Show in the 2013 Sunday Times Generation Next Survey. Tats Nkonzo is the rising comedian blazing comedy clubs all […]

  • Johannesburg, SA
  • Comedian Entertainers
  • 10 views
1925 Band

The 1925 Band started in February 2011 and has grown from performing one or two shows a month to one of the most demanded bands in South Africa. 1925 Band are three incredibly talented brothers, Reno, Jeff and David-Lee Gericke, with a passion for music who sings in angelic harmony. They are interesting and gets […]

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Variety Bands
  • 9 views
David Wilk Emcee - David Wilk Comedy

David Wilk Comedy is a Founding Member of the Four Day Weekend Comedy Theater. Born in Tulsa OK, Dave is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory in Chicago. In addition to having performed more than 6,000 live shows, Dave also travels nationally and internationally emceeing and keynote speaking for corporate clients. His client list […]

  • Dallas, TX
  • Comedian Entertainers
Disclaimer
The profiles and images embedded on these pages are from various conference emcee’s and talent.

These remain the property of its owner and are not affiliated with or endorsed by WeSpeak Global.

Fee ranges where listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only.

© All rights reserved 2024. Created by Hesketh Media LLC

1902 Wright Place, Carlsbad, CA, 92008