ARTISTS | CHILLI & LIME
Hailed as The Jazz Maestros, Chilli & Lime is a vibrant, young, jazz band that has firmly established itself on the South African jazz scene and has become one of the most popular jazz bands in the country. Since their inception in 2006, Chilli & Lime has performed alongside many great South African artists at some of the most prestigeous events in the country. The lineup includes Johannesburg’s finest talent performing traditional jazz and African favourites.
In their individual capacities, these award winning musicians have performed worldwide with well known artists such as Lauren Hill, Sibongile Khumalo and Themba Mkize to name a few.
They have represented South Africa at a number of cultural awards and have performed at Jazz Festivals including New Orleans USA, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Cape Town International Jazz Festival and The Cape Town Jazzathon. They have also collaborated with many of South Africa’s most respected artists - Hugh Masekhela, Themba Mkhize, Sibongile Khumalo, Zimology, Vusi Khumalo and Judith Siphuma, and many past members have gone on to become respected names in the South African music industry.
Chilli & Lime has performed for President Jacob Zuma, Mrs Winnie Mandela, African ministers of Education and the South African government on numerous occasions.
Highlights also include performing for the Vodacom End of Year function at the Coca Cola Dome in front of 6000 people, an international performance in Gaborone, African Polo Cup, BMW X5 launch, J&B Met, SAB Kickstarter Awards, Proudly South African Homegrown Awards, the Business Day Entertainment Awards, the Premier's Service Excellence Awards, Deloitte & Touche Awards hosted at the Fan Court in George, Oliver Empowerment Awards, performances for Department of Defense, G4S, Bidvest, Investec, Etihad Airways, Kumba Laurel Awards, Transnet, as well as performing at year end functions for MTN, BMW, FNB, Sanlam, Eskom, Audi and Mercedes Benz, to name a few.
“...Chilli & Lime is...smooth. Listen only once to how the petite Lindiwe Maxolo does ‘Ain’t no Sunshine’ with a voice larger than Table Mountain and you’re hooked...the jazz slips into your soul – seamlessly shifting from choppy to smooth in one song – ending in something so sublime you almost forget to place your order.”
- Sunday Times
“Please thank the guys for being so awesome last night. They completely hit the right tone for the evening. It was a pleasure having them at the function. Look forward to working with you again soon.”
- Lesley Wells, Startrackers
“They are incredible & really added to the overall success of the evening...”
- Maia Jordaan, Creative Collective
“They [Chilli & Lime] were absolutely stunning. From all the various people I have ever worked with in the past, these people were the most friendly, open, honest, accommodating and easy-going. It was a pleasure working with them and the client was over the moon.”
- Vevette Husbands, Intelsat, USA
“ Chilli & Lime were really good and very entertaining”
“Chilli & Lime were really great, everyone enjoyed the music. Please thank them on my behalf for a great performance!”
- Rene Gopaul, Werksmans Attorneys
“Thank you again for your contribution to our superbly received X5 unveiling. You guys helped set the premium tone and we are grateful for that.”
- Matthew Vermaak, Auto Alpina Boksburg
“The band was very good and everyone enjoyed their music, we definitely will recommend them!”
- Shevani Sookdeo, Lloyds South Africa
“The clients absolutely loved the band and Christian was so helpful he even had background music for us [which] the hotel was not able to assist us [with]. I will most definitely use them again for my functions - they were really great.”
- Kobo Inc
“...Chilli & Lime was fantastic...”
- Davina Martin, Westcliff Hotel, Johannesburg
"Chilli & Lime was absolutely fantastic, and the perfect recommendation for this event. Many of our guests asked if they had commercial CDs available in the shops, and we will definitely book them again for one of our SANLAM events in future".
- Maude Hugo, Sanlam
“Chilli & Lime managed to create the perfect vibe fun and funk that made our wedding the ultimate cool. Great job guys! And we look forward to booking you again for our next big event.”
- Yusuf & Hazel, Johannesburg
“... [Chilli & Lime] played great ensemble jazz, and each of you was good individually. The evening slid by seamlessly. Wish we could just sit and listen without the company function intruding.”
- Goldfields Business & Leadership Academy
Chilli & Lime can be booked as the following:
Quintet: vocals, sax, keys, double bass, drums
- recommended for featured entertainment (2-3x 45min sets over 4hrs)
Quartet: vocals or sax, keys, double bass, drums
- suitable for featured entertainment or to create an uplifting vibe (2-3x 45min sets over 4hrs)
Trio: vocals or sax, keys, double bass
- recommended for background entertainment (2-3x 45min sets over 4hrs)
Duo: vocals or sax, keys
- well suited to intimate spaces (2x 45min sets over 3hrs)
- suitable for small events, restaurants, etc (1x 60 min acoustic set)
- suitable for small events, restaurants, etc (2x 45 min sets)