Beat-Route Biography:

Having been around the block a couple of times Beat-route has built a firm reputation on the local music circuits, we have close on a hundred weddings to our credit from the berg to the north and south coasts, enough corporate functions, Fairs and expos to fill a page and too many restaurant and party gigs to be able to sensibly mention! In ‘08 we featured as part of an installation for a pUblic aRt intervention from the Netherlands – Cascoland, the band played in a park in Warrick triangle during a precession through the various exhibitions which included a beautiful wooden children’s musical jungle gym built by mad designer extrordinaire Xavier Clarisse amongst other projects and dramatic installations.

Beat-Route is a classic traditional jazz combo. The band has, over its 3 years, developed an extensive repertoire of originals, standards, grooves, Latin, Afro, popular and show tunes executed with real panache and style in the jazz idiom, and has made quite a reputation in Durban featuring regularly at corporate functions, parties, weddings, fairs, restaurants and on the local jazz circuit.
The band also augments adding vocals/sax/keys as and when the need allows.

Beat-Route has played countless gigs now and has built good following and relationships on the corporate, wedding and entertainment circuits through a professional attitude and polished routine.

Corporate/Function Gigs:

-East Coast Radio House & Garden Show Sunday jazz sessions 5 & 12 July 09
-Double Delicious Agency : Red Cherry’s Party in Durban at Society july 09
-Liberty Life Executives Award Ceremony Dinner ‘Mafia Theme’ at the Hilton Hotel 17 June 09
-Marco Paulo Restaurants Haute Cabriere Wine and Brandy showcase Dinner 8 June 09
-Limelight Exhibitions : Tops Spar Whiskey Expo Port Elizabeth 26 & 27 May 09
-Decorex decorators exhibition at Kindlewood Estate Mt Edgecombe 21 to 24 May 09
-Limelight Exhibitions : Tops Spar Whiskey Expo at Suncoast Casino by 21 & 22 May 09
-YouGuestIt : Nedbank/hartenberg wine Est annual charity tasting and gala dinner 20 May 09
-Wildlife Filmmakers convention networking cocktail Function at Zacks Wilsons Wharfe 21 April 09
-Three Cities Group Chairmans Dinner at the Royal Hotel Feb 09
-Valentines Wedding at Market Feb 09
-Conker Exhibitions : Mercury Bridal Fair 09
-Marco Polo restaurant’s spectacular year end ‘cook out the kitchen’ party dec 08
-Deneys Reitz Attourneys year end Christmas function at Market Dec 08
-Kings Club Launch Party Dec 08
-IT Firm Cityworks Year end function at Kings Club Dec 08
-PRDW year end Bash at Spiga d’Ora dec 08
-uShaka Marine Worlds ‘wet n wild’ theme park band
-Ogilvy Function for 5 Seasons entertainment Nov 08
-Mr VG Lallo of Globalpact and VG Lalloo Brokers 50th Birthday at Marco Polo Aug 08
-Siemens: official opening new factory in New Germany 07 and High Profile Client cocktail function at IRRT World Conference at ICC 08
-Tops Spar Whiskey Fairs 2007/8/9 (Dbn and PE)
-E.C.R House and Garden Show 08
-Daly Call center official opening 08
-Mercury Wine week 2007/08
-Mercury Bridal Fair 07/08/09
-Heritage Bridal Fair 07
-Various corp functions at uShaka Marine World Aquarium where we are one of the recommended function bands
-B.A.S.A Arts Launch function at Absa stadium 08
-Le Domaine Guinness World Record synchronized Swimming Event 06
-Bean Bag Bohemia Birthday Parties as well as their catering subsidiary ‘Blend’ launch and various functions incl MTN fashion week party.
-We were also a feature at the ‘Naked Heart Party’ at the Durban Manor 07

Beat-Route have also played regularly at restaurants BBB, Upper Deck uShaka Marine World, KZNSA, St Tropez, Zulu Jazz Lounge, Manna, Gateway Palm Court, Society and Primi Plantation, and were one of the 2008 main feature established band at the Suncoast month end jazz gig ( and will be again 26 July 09 ).

…and too many great Weddings to mention!