All that can be said about the Muses is, If there is a party worth starting, the best ignition mechanism is this funky four-piece out of Gauteng, South Africa that will take any sensible situation and turn it into a sensational night to remember, two violins, one viola and a single cello at a time. Meet four drop-dead gorgeous, classically-trained virtuosos, all keen to get as many people on their feet and dancing the night away each time they unpack the contents of their two carefully considered albums.
Founded by Olivia Kotze, The Muses’ journey began in 2011, and in that time the four-piece have played the length and breadth of the country, invited by prestigious brands the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, The Spring Summer Guess Fashion Show and the 2013 UEFA Champions League Heineken Mansion series. The Muses’ are one of the most active performers, entertaining audiences up to 6 times a week.
Known for their quality productions, qualification as classically trained, pop prepped and able to deliver musicians, the music The Muses make generates enough energy to contribute to the national power grid and light a dance floor indefinitely. Whether it’s “Party Rock”, “Pata, Pata” or “Don’t You Worry Child”, their biggest floor fillers are soon to be topped by their new inclusions from the likes of “Love Me Again” and “The Buzz”. This time around, the quartet dive into the rock genre as well by including Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Not forgetting their classical roots, versions of the theme to popular TV show “Game Of Thrones” has been scored for this album, as well as Karl Jenkins’ “Palladio”.
The Muses are no ‘one trick ponies’ and have several performance options that always keep the live show different. Whether they’re sharing the stage with percussionists 1st Project in their “Strings Attached” show, or combining pop, strings and big band jazz with their friends in Swing City, the ladies always have an electrifying live show to keep audiences captivated. In addition, their laser show offering is always a show-stopper!
Great music makes for a convincing introductions and licence to traverse the country, continent, and potentially the world, should fate become currency. “We love the buzz, the wonderful energy each show brings with it,” Kotze concludes. Big or small, blue chip or A-List corporates, The Muses make the rooms they play in, and with each the quartet blazes a trail and reputation that’ll see these four busy, playing up a storm indefinitely!