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Entertainment
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
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Defining themselves as the “band with the groove” Tokyo Groove has managed to combine the very best of Motown with South African legends and the latest Top 40 hits in a stylish, energetic performance that ensures that once the dance floor opens … it stays open!
Tokyo Groove exploded onto the main-stream music scene with their debut hit single “Get Down Saturday Night” in 2009. The track charted nationally and hit Number 1 in both CT and JHB, adding to the band’s phenomenal reputation and increasing their demand in the festival and mainstream circuit. 2010 ended with another hit single as “Celebration” reached Number 1 again in both CT and JHB and “That’s The Way Love Is” in 2011 confirming the bands reputation and proving that they were here to stay.
 
Six years after the inception of the group, the band is still enjoying their phenomenal success & well-earned reputation as one of the most consistent and reliable Party Bands in the market place. As their primary focus is on entertaining their audience with their live performances, recording an album was never a priority for Tokyo Groove but … giving their audience what they wanted was … so after many, many requests, Tokyo Groove took some of their favourite songs and released “VI” towards the end of 2014, recognizing their six years of success.
Primarily a Corporate Band, this incredibly dynamic group has been performing at SA’s Top Events since early 2008 and has earned themselves a reputation for professionalism, quality and a really good party. From their sophisticated appearance through to their versatile repertoire and overall professionalism, Tokyo Groove has become a favourite on the Corporate Scene.
 
Their reputation speaks for itself with repeated bookings by SA’s Top Blue Chip Clients and performances at some of South Africa’s most prestigious events and after-parties, including The Launch of The MSC Sinfonia, Emperors Summer Holiday Festival, The Nedbank Golf Challenge, Welcoming Miss World, Miss South Africa, The 94.7’s Nando’s Peri Peri Cruise, New Year’s Eve Party at the Super Bowl (Sun City) two years in a row, Vodacom, Coca-Cola Namibia and dozens of corporate events for companies like Telkom, Engen, Impala Platinum, Bidvest, Standard Bank, Absa Bank, FNB, Nedbank etc. as well as a number of private events and weddings.
 
So what is the secret of their success?
 
As with everything in the music industry, it’s a combination of talent and hard work. Their repertoire is extensive, the talent undeniable and the performance is mesmerising. The band has an incredible presence on stage and Sangoma’s vocal ability never cease’s to amaze audiences as he adapts to each and every genre effortlessly.
 
One of SA’s most prolific and energetic front men, Sangoma has a wealth of experience behind him which comes through at each and every show. Having spent over six years with Tokyo Groove and five years prior to that in the music industry, including being the front man for Denim, he has had the opportunity to perform to the crème de la crème both locally and internationally.
Defining themselves as the “band with the groove” Tokyo Groove has managed to combine the very best of Motown with South African legends and the latest Top 40 hits in a stylish, energetic performance that ensures that once the dance floor opens … it stays open!
Tokyo Groove exploded onto the main-stream music scene with their debut hit single “Get Down Saturday Night” in 2009. The track charted nationally and hit Number 1 in both CT and JHB,
Synopsis:
REPERTOIRE for Tokyo Groove

SA’s Foremost Party Band - Combination of Motown, Rock, Reggae & Party Songs

CORPORATE PERFORMANCES & BAND OPTIONS
As a standard, Tokyo Groove performs as a 7 Piece Band however due to the fluid nature of the band, and diversity of their music, they often adapt to incorporate different musicians and band structures (3; 5 ; 7 ; 9 & 12 Piece).
Focusing on the Classic Party Tracks from Motown, like September, Lady Soul etc to well known reggae numbers from Bob Marley to the latest Top 40 Hits from artists like Pharrell Williams & Swedish Mafia etc. the music is always accessible and adapted for each event.
The introduction of DJ Groove a few years back, offered clients a complete entertainment package with the option of a Themed Set (African, Jazz, Motown) followed by their standard Party Set and topped off with DJ Groove hitting the decks and taking the party through to the very end!
 
Standard Band - 7 Piece *Themed Shows Available
The seven piece band, comprising of Sangoma on Lead Vocals & Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Saxophone & Backing Vocals, fills the stage and adds a phenomenal energy to the performance bringing certain panache to the experience with the inclusion of their saxophonist and backing vocalists that truly brings the music to life.
The standard set comprises of 2 party sets but can be adapted to incorporate a chilled dinner or one of their very popular themed shows followed by a party set.
 
Optional - 5 Piece *Themed Shows Available
For the more intimate events, Tokyo Groove performs as a five piece band which includes either a backing vocalist or saxophonist, a keyboard player, a drummer and a bass player.
The music is still based on the same selection of cross-cultural songs that span over decades and is perfect for both corporate clients and clubs alike, it’s simply the size of the band that is reduced to allow for the smaller events where space can be limited.
 
Optional - 12 Piece with Full Brass Section *Themed Shows Available
Take your mind back to the 50’s where everything was LIVE, the bands were impressive, not just because of their music but because of the energy and dynamics of 12 musicians live on stage, interacting with their instruments and each other to create real, soulful music and this is your Golden Band.
Tokyo Groove adds an additional 5 Brass players to their already existing 7 Piece band and brings all the classic motown songs to life whilst giving a new dimension to your newer contemporary tracks
 
Optional - 3 Piece with Backing Tracks
Tokyo Groove will also do, on request, a Three Piece Option consisting of Sangoma, Bass Guitar and Saxophone for events with restricted budgets or space available. As this option doesn’t require any backline and with the exclusion of the drums, clients are able to keep budgets and sound levels down.
 
REPERTOIRE
MOTOWN & REGGAE
1. Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers
2. Ascension Maxwell
3. Beat Goes On The Whispers
4. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Barry white
5. Could You Be Love Bob Marley
6. Chop my money P Square
7. Dancing On The Floor Third World Band
8. Get Down On It Kool & The Gang
9. Celebration Tokyo Groove
10. Get lucky Pharrell Williams
11. Get Up, Stand Up Bob Marley
12. Give Me The Night George Benson
13. Heaven Missing An Angel Tavares
14. Hope Joanna Eddie Grant
15. Hot, Hot, Hot Buster Poindexter
16. If You Don’t Know Me By Now Seal
17. Lady Soul The Temptations
18. Lets Groove Earth, Wind & Fire
19. Lovely Day Bill Whithers
20. Make You Sweat (ala la long) Inner Circle
21. One Love, One Heart Bob Marley
22. My Everything Barry White
23. My Girl The Temptations
24. No Woman , No Cry Bob Marley
25. Red, Red Wine UB40
26. Redemption Song Bob Marley
27. Reggae Night Jimmy Cliff
28. September Earth, Wind & Fire
29. Stand By Me Ben E King
30. Trucking Eddy Grant
31. Used To Be My Girl O’Jays
32. Waiting In Vain Bob Marley
33. Wishing On A Star Tokyo Groove
34. You’ll Never Find O’Jays
35. You Send Me Rod Stewart
36. You to me are everything Real Thing

REPERTOIRE 
POPULAR SONGS
37. Africa Toto
38. Africa Salif Keita
39. All I Need Is The Music(Dance Medley) Various Artists
40. All About The Bass Meghan Trainor
41. Angel Shaggy
42. Ashawo Mr Flava
43. Beautiful People Chris Brown
44. Baby Can I Hold You Tonight Tracey Chapman
45. Blurred lines Robin Thicke
46. Bhayi lami Pure magic
47. Burn It Up R Kelly
48. Burn Out Sipho Hotstix
49. Closer Ne-Yo
50. Can’t Get Enough Of Your love Barry White
51. Danza kuduro Don Omar
52. December 63 Four Seasons
53. Don’t You Worry Child Swedish Mafia
54. Dynamite Taio Cruz
55. Fantasy Black Box
56. Falling For You DJ Cleo
57. Georgy Porgy Toto
58. Get Down, Saturday Night Tokyo Groove
59. Gangnam Style SY
60. Good Times Chic
61. Ha Hona (Le Jesu) Traditional Gospel
62. Happy Pharrel Williams
63. Hey Brother Avicii
64. I Got A Feeling Black Eyed Peas
65. In The Club 50 Cent
66. I Like To Move It Real to Real
67. I’ve Been Thinking About You London Beat
68. Jamboree Naughty by Nature
69. Let The Sun Shine (Dance Medley) Various Artists
70. Let The Good Times Roll Alley Cat
71. Live My Life Winnie Khumalo
72. Living On The Frontline (Dance Medley) Various Artists
73. Long Train Running The Doobie Brothers
74. Los Lappie Kurt Darren
75. Love Never Felt So Good Micheal Jackson
76. Memories David Guetta
77. Man In The Mirror Redd Angel
78. Meadowlands Traditional
79. Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
80. Murder She Wrote Chaka Demus & Pliers

REPERTOIRE 
POPULAR SONGS
81. Mustang Sally The Commitments
82. Oliver Twist D’Banj
83. Party Rock Anthem LMFAO
84. Pata Pata Mariam Makeba
85. Rappers Delight Sugarhill Gang
86. R to the A C J Lewis
87. Saturday Night Elton John
88. Scream and shout Britney Spears
89. Sexy Chick Akon
90. Sexy Lady Shaggy
91. Shebeleza Joe Mafela
92. Shosholoza Traditional
93. Shout Tears For Fears
94. Show Me Love Robin S
95. Sing Halleluyah Dr Alban
96. Sounds Of Freedom Bob Sinclair
97. Spin my world around The Arrows
98. Summer Of 69 Bryan Adams
99. Sunday Morning Maroon 5
100. Tear Drops Womack and Womack
101. Time of My Life Black Eyed Peas
102. Top Of The World Liquideep
103. Treasure Bruno Mars
104. Ungawa Kum Thebe
105. UpTown Funk Bruno Mars
106. Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
107. Too Close Blue
108. Weekend Special Brenda Fassie
109. World Hold On Bob Sinclair
110. What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong

REPERTOIRE 
ROCK SONGS
111. All Right Now Free
112. All The Small Things Blink 182
113. Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet
114. Basket Case Green Day
115. Blisters In The Sun Violent Femmes
116. Crazy Little Thing called Love Queen
117. Girl From Ipanema Jazz Standard
118. Hold The Line Toto
119. I love Rock and Roll Joan Jet
120. It’s My Life Bon Jovi
121. Kryptonite 3 Doors Down
122. Mr Magic Grover Washington
123. My Baby Little Walter
124. Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
125. Rise Herb Albert
126. Save Tonight Eagle Eye Cherry
127. Seven Nation Army White Stripes
128. Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
129. Song 2 Blur
130. Why Pt2 Collective Soul

REPERTOIRE for Tokyo Groove

SA’s Foremost Party Band - Combination of Motown, Rock, Reggae & Party Songs
Ryder:
TECHNICAL RYDER FOR TOKYO GROOVE

Lighting
At Purchaser’s Discretion
Minimum lighting required – 8 LED Par Cans and 2 moving heads and hazer

Stage
Minimum 6m x 6m x 1.5m
1 x Drum Riser (2m x 2m)

PA System
At Purchaser’s Discretion
Preferred Mixer – Yamaha LS9-32 or alternatively – 24 x Channel Mixer with 8 x Auxiliaries (7 x Pre-fade, 1 x Post-fade)
(Aux 1-Vox, Aux 2-Guitar, Aux 3-Drums, Aux 4-Bass, Aux 5-Keys, Aux 6-BV’s, Aux-7-In Ears, Aux 8-FX)
1 x Digital Reverb Unit
11 x Compressors / Limiters (5 x Vox ; 1 x Snare ; 1 x Bass Guitar ; 2 x Electric Guitar ; 2 x Keys)
8 x 12” Monitor

Technical Requirements
2 x SM 57 Microphones (Guitar Amp)
2 x Short Boom Microphone Stands (Guitar Amp)
8 x Drum Microphones (AKG or Shure Drum Kit Mic Set - Kick, Snare, Hi Hat, 3 x Tom, 2 x O/H)
2 x Tall Boom Microphone Stands (O/H)
3 x Drum Mic Clips (3 x Tom)
2 x LP Mic Clamps (Snare & Hi Hat)
1 x Short Boom Microphone Stands (Kick)
5 x Vocal Mics (3 x Shure SM / Beta 58 UHF Handheld, 2 x SM / Beta 58 – handheld optional)
5 x Tall Boom Microphone Stands (c/w Shure Handheld Mic Clips)
5 x DI’s (1 x Bass, 2 x Laptop, 2 x Keyboard)
All cables, extensions and adaptors

Back Line Requirements
1 x Marshall JCM 900 Combo (4x12 Stack) with Channel Foot Switch (or equivalent – subject to artist confirmation)
1 x Fender Deluxe / Deville
1 x SWR or Ampeg 300W with 4x10 Cab (or equivalent – subject to artist confirmation)
PLUS 1 x 15” Cab (for Festivals Only)
1 x 5pc Fusion Drum Kit – 10”,12”,16” Toms, 1 x Kick, 1 x Snare (Yamaha Maple Custom or equivalent)
1 x Bass Drum Pedal
1 x Drum Stool
4 x Cymbals & Stands (2 x Crash, 1 x Splash or China, 1 x Ride)
1 x Hi-Hat Cymbals & Stand (c/w Clutch)
3 x Guitar Stands (2 x Electric, 1 x Bass)
1 x Keyboard Stand (Double Tier)


TECHNICAL RIDER (Band Only) Continued
7 Piece

ARTIST TO SUPPLY

Instrument Requirements
• Guitars (Electric & Bass)
• Keyboards with Sustain pedal
• Drummers Monitor Mixer
• Laptop and mini Jack to Jack connections
• In Ear Monitors

Channel List

Note: Below are preferred microphones – equivalents are acceptable, except for the Shure Beta 58 UHF Handhelds

CHANNEL MIC / DI INSERTS
• 1 Kick (AKG D112 or equivalent Shure)
• 2 Snare (SM57) Compressor/Limiter
• 3 Hi Hat (PG 81) – Condenser mic
• 4 Tom 1 (SM57)
• 5 Tom 2 (SM57)
• 6 Tom 3 (SM57)
• 7 O/H Left (PG 81) – Condenser mic
• 8 O/H Right (PG 81) – Condenser mic
• 9 Bass (DI) – Jack to Jack cable required Compressor/Limiter
• 10 Guitar 1 (SM 57) Compressor/Limiter
• 11 Guitar 2 (SM 57) Compressor/Limiter
• 12 Keyboard 1 (DI) – Jack to Jack cable required Compressor/Limiter
• 13 Keyboard 2 (DI) – Jack to Jack cable required Compressor/Limiter
• 14 Laptop Left (DI) – Jack to Jack cable required
• 15 Laptop Right (DI) – Jack to Jack cable required
• 16 Vocal (SM / Beta 58 UHF Handheld) Compressor/Limiter
• 17 Backing Vocal (SM / Beta 58 UHF Handheld) Compressor/Limiter
• 18 Backing Vocal (SM / Beta 58 UHF Handheld) Compressor/Limiter
• 19 Backing Vocal (Bass) (SM / Beta 58 – handheld optional) Compressor/Limiter
• 20 Backing Vocal (Guitar) (SM / Beta 58 – handheld optional) Compressor/Limiter


HOSPITALITY RIDER (BAND, MNG & CREW)
7 Piece

Please Note – The band members have several costumes that they change into for each set, therefore the artist will require two separate changing rooms (male & female) with dressing rails & mirrors.

Should you prefer to provide one central hospitality room for meals, beverages, seating etc. with 2 separate changing rooms (male & female) this is perfectly acceptable.

Stage

• 8 x Still Water (NOT CHILLED) per set
• 8 x Assorted Cans of Soft Drinks (Coke, Sprite, Fanta etc) per set

Meals

• 11 x Hot meals to be provided on the evening of the performance
o (9 x Standard and 2 x Vegetarian – no meat or fish but eggs & dairy are fine)

Dressing Room 1 – TOKYO GROOVE (Male) Dressing Room 2 – TOKYO GROOVE (Female)

• 8 x Chairs 3 x Chairs
• 2 x Trays of Sandwiches (1 tray – No Meat or Fish ; 1 tray – Std) 1 x Tray of Sandwiches (Standard)
• 8 x Glasses 3 x Glasses
• 16 x Still Water (Cold) 6 x Still Water (Cold)
• 16 x Assorted Cans of Soft Drinks (Coke, Sprite, Fanta etc) 6 x Assorted Cans of Soft Drinks (Coke, Sprite, Fanta etc)
• 8 x Red Bull 4 x Red Bull
• 1 x 2 Metre Dressing rail 1 x 2 Metre Dressing rail
• 1 x Full Length Mirror 1 x Full Length Mirror

ALTERNATIVE
Main Hospitality Room

• 11 x Chairs
• 3 x Trays of Sandwiches (1 tray – No Meat or Fish ; 2 trays – Standard)
• 11 x Glasses
• 22 x Still Water (Cold)
• 22 x Assorted Cans of Soft Drinks (Coke, Sprite, Fanta etc)
• 12 x Red Bull

Dressing Room 1 – TOKYO GROOVE (Male) Dressing Room 2 – TOKYO GROOVE (Female)

• 8 x Chairs 3 x Chairs
• 1 x 2 Metre Dressing rail 1 x 2 Metre Dressing rail
• 1 x Full Length Mirror 1 x Full Length Mirror
TECHNICAL RYDER FOR TOKYO GROOVE

Lighting
At Purchaser’s Discretion
Minimum lighting required – 8
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