When three of South Africa’s premier entertainers came together to start something new, a little magic happened along the way…
Ladies and Gentlemen, we’d like you to meet The Black Ties, starring Lloyd Jansen, Keeno Lee and Chad Saaiman. Entertaining, mischievous, charming, witty and above all fun, The Black Ties are the ultimate cover band taking you on a music journey through the music of Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Earth, Wind and Fire, Lionel Ritchie, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and so much more!
After the success of their debut single, “Love Come Down” they boys have just released their new and first original record called, “Jump.” Produced by the talented Mr Mallum, the song is a modern rock n’ roll soul sing a long bound to get South Africa jumping.
See The Black Ties LIVE as they present SOUL CLASSICS Starring The Black Ties & Friends
ft. Sasha-lee, EBI (Goodhope FM) and Lucy Tops. In association with Goodhope FM, JJ Sound&Staging and Stereotype Records. The show takes place at The Baxter Theatre from the 16th to the 21st July 2012. Bookings to made at Computicket at R100.
Six years later and The Black Ties are still going strong. Chad Saaiman, Lloyd Jansen and Keeno-Lee Hector are household names the Cape Town music scene loves and celebrates.
Despite each one having established solo careers with tracks that have topped the radio charts, the guys still find time to unite to make the crowds swoon. The trio will pay tribute to some of the greats of the soul era.
“Soul music resonates with all of us naturally. It has a crossover feel. Who wouldn’t love Marvin Gaye, or say they hate Stevie Wonder?” says Saaiman.
“Soul takes you back to a time where loving was real, people meant what they said. It was real times, man, that kind of music has been lost.
“Today it’s all about the physical and money,” says Hector.
Three very different individuals in vocal tones, yet so alike in their charm and wit, their strong bond speaks of the many years they have spent together.
“We are three friends in music and three friends in friendship, if that makes sense,” quips Hector, to which much laughter erupts.
“We all met one New Year’s Eve and at the coming one we’ll have been together for seven years,” says Saaiman.
When they perform, it is their chemistry that is immediately evident.
“Women in offices like us quite a lot; a lady at a corporate gig offered to pay me lobola ,” jokes Jansen..
Back to Soul Classics. The guys say it’s their first time doing choreo-graphed pieces: “We’re doing it with swass – you know, swag with class? Swass!” says Jansen.