- South Africa
- Hair Colour
- Eye Colour
Gorgeous and all-girl, SHE exploded into the Corporate Event market in October 2004. Having all met and starred in Richard Loring's Sound Stage shows, the girls are led by saxophonist, keyboard player and Musical Director of Girl Talk 2000, The Best of Girl Talk and Sisters in Song, Abbey Artico. The band also features the show-stopping Kerry Hiles on vocals and bass (instantly recognizable as “Jacqui” in Isidingo); Erika Strydom on guitar and Sonnet La Grange on drums - “Girl Talk” performers who performed for Nelson Mandela's 80th birthday party.
The versatility of SHE makes them adaptable to any function. Their repertoire encompasses anything from Rock & Pop to Jazz, from African to Afrikaans, from the 60’s classics to some of today’s more contemporary hits. Whether a Black-Tie event or a Rock 'n Roll theme celebration, SHE is able to create entertainment specifically designed for the function or venue, thus ensuring that audiences from all walks of life are dazzled by their performance.
The band members are accomplished musicians, and are able to incorporate new material to suit a particular theme, or are able to expand the band by incorporating other instruments, dancers or celebrity vocalists.
With the group in constant demand for performances for Corporate Functions, Private Parties and the Live Entertainment scene, SHE is being lauded as “the hottest ticket in town” with their extensive repertoire, dynamic performance, professionalism and adaptability.
Wherever they perform the evening sparkles with the exceptional musical talents of this all-girl multi-functional band.
Previous Clients include:
SAB Miller Pick 'n Pay Tracker
General Motors Daimler Chrysler Lindsay Saker
Santam Wesbank Old Mutual
ABI Tiger Brands Compass Insurance
Johnson Controls Driving Dynamics Necsa
Huisgenoot Anglo Platinum Chamber of Mines
Comments from previous clients:
"You all look exceptional on stage - which is highlighted by the manner in which you all enjoy performing and this comes across in your stage presence."
- Mark @ Mark Klein Productions
"I must say that it was a pleasure dealing with such a professional and organized Group! WE will certainly continue promoting you to all of our clients!"
- Lara @ Elite Entertainment
"The band was totally professional and a pleasure to work with…we have a very happy client." - O'Mage
"Thank you for proposing we use SHE! Wow, how great they were. The client absolutely adored their music! SHE is one of the best bands I have had at a corporate event." - M. Tossel
"Thank you so much for an absolutely awesome performance. You absolutely stole the show!! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and input."
Abbey Artico saxophones ~ keyboards
Musical Director for Richard Loring for Girl Talk 2000, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,
The Best of Girl Talk and The Young Ones
Musical Director for Caesar’s Casino for two seasons of Sisters in Song.
Musical Director aboard the Symphony Cruise-Liner.
Musical Director and Arranger for an album by Highveld Stereo’s Tove Kane
Vocal & Saxophone coach for African Footprint.
Musical Director for Vodacom’s 10th year CEO Awards 2003.
Performances in over 20 musical theatre productions including The Rocky Horror
Show, Roll Over Beethoven, Girl Talk Nite Out, Glory Days and Motown Gold.
Producer and Musical Arranger for a BMG Africa album for Little Sister’s Debbi Lonmon.
Performances with PJ Powers, Little Sister, Cinema, Bruce Cassidy, and The National
Kerry Hiles lead vocals ~ bass-guitar
Kerry will be recognized as the TV character Jacqui in the soap-opera Isidingo.
Has been on the cover of the Sunday Times and her featured articles include an
appearance in People Magazine.
Reached the top 50 in MNET's Idols competition.
Performances in many stage productions including Girl Talk, Roll Over Beethoven,
Glory Days, Hot Chocolate, Rock Me Amadeus, G-String, and
The Rocky Horror Show (in which she played Janet).
Kerry released her solo album "Missiles" in 2004.
Erika Strydom guitar ~ vocals
National Diploma Music from Pretoria Technikon.
Taught guitar at Reddam House, St Mary's School, Waverly, and King David.
Featured in the original cast of Richard Loring's hit show, Girl Talk (alongside
Amore Vittone) and Girl Talk Nite Out.
Performed at Nelson Mandela's 80th birthday party with Girl Talk.
Toured with Ashton Nyte as lead guitarist.
Performed with the Feather Doctors.
Wrote the music and lyrics for three educational theater productions.
Wrote music and lyrics for Rea’s CD, “ Hou My Vas” - released by
Gallo Records 2004.
Composer for various artists, theatrical productions and radio/TV jingles.
Director, Co-engineer and Producer of Burnt Bread Productions recording Studios.
Sonnet La Grange drums ~ vocals
Studied ballet in Buenos Aires, Argentina, modern and tap dancing in South Africa,and Musical Theater in Toronto, Canada.
International performances include: dancing for a professional ballet company in Havana, Cuba, with Too Hot To Handle in Portugal, and with the band “Scandal” for an Arabian Prince in The Seychelles.
Show credits include: Rock Legends, Too Hot to Handle, Swing Time
Drummer and vocalist in three different year long runs of Girl Talk
Performed at ex-President Nelson Mandela's 80th Birthday Celebration
Abbey Artico provides
The repertoire includes:
All Of Me
Feel Like Making Love
Fly Me To The Moon
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
What a Wonderful World
When I Fall In Love
Light pop ballads
Ain't No Sunshine
How Deep Is Your Love
Stand By Me
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Light funk and fusion
Easier Said Than Done
Feel Like Making Love
How Deep Is Your Love
Just The Two Of Us
My Cherie Amour
elegant saxophone music for upmarket
occasions and events
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African Mining and Trust Company
Bond Exchange of South Africa
Bowers & Wilkins
Chamber of Mines
Claassen Auret Inc. (CAI)
Concrete Manufacturers Association
Combined Motor Holdings
Dainfern Golf Estate
Douglas Green Bellingham (DGB)
Fire Control Systems
First for Women
First National Bank (FNB)
Harley Owners Group (HOG)
Jacaranda fm / 94.2
Johannesburg Development Agency
Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
Midrand Chamber of Commerce
Monte Casino High Rollers
Pick 'n Pay
Sandown Motors Commercial Vehicle Centre
Silver Lakes Country Estate
Standard Bank Financial Consultancy (SBFC)
The Old Shanghai Firecracker Factory
The Road Freight Association (RFA)
Top Women in Business and Government
UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership