Out Of The Blue has established itself as one of the busiest corporate party bands in the country!
Formed in 2000 by Mike Todd (‘Cinema’) and Clayton Stewart. The band wasted no time at all in building a reputation for great music and amazing live shows.
Whatever the event or the occasion, the group has the flexibility to cater to all sorts of requirements.
Playing all the top hits from swing and jazz, up to the very latest radio chart topping songs! Out of the Blue can perform them all.
The band has played over South Africa and abroad and they are hugely experienced, continually making them a number one choice for any function or event through Speakers Inc
Out of the Blue consist of:
Mike Todd (Lead Guitar & Keyboard):
Mike is most well remembered as the guitarist and songwriter for South Africa’s most prestigious contemporary band, CINEMA.
He has produced and performed on 9 top selling CD’s, whilst his songs have gone on to the major hits, both in South Africa and abroad, particularly the Far East, where the single, ‘Strangers Again’ reached the number one spot.
More recently, he has been the musical director on many shows in and around Johannesburg, namely ‘Stars in Your Eyes’ and the 94.7 Heritage Day concert, to name a few.
He also writes many jingles and company theme songs from his home studio.
Candace Barnwell (Lead Vocals):
Candace is an experienced vocalist and actress.
Her background of solid tertiary training in music, singing and performance has stood her in good stead.
She has performed in numerous singing and dancing shows around South Africa and abroad.
Having the versatility of being able to sing, host, act and move well, gives Candace the ability to adapt and perform for just about any function!
Clayton Stewart (Lead Vocals & Bass Guitar):
Clayton played the lead role in a number of theatrical productions, such as Return of the Forbidden Planet, Buddy Holly, Grease the Stadium Spectacular and Blues Brothers (in which he won an FNB VITA Award for ‘Best Performer’ in SA).
He recorded the songs for MTN Gladiators, as well as having recorded the local version of ‘Butterfly Kisses’, which sold 5000 copies in its first week of release.
Clayton has also performed as a soloist in the 94.7 Highveld Stereo Top 100 Concert, with their number one song, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
More recently, he was seen on TV cutting up a hardware store in the OPEL Astra ad, playing the lead in the Sanlam Money Game ads, selling Windhoek Lager and gambling in the BESTMED ad.
He has also starred in the new KIA, Cobra Taps and Nashua Mobile ads … the latest ad; General Motors.
Brendan Doran (Drums, Percussion & Vocals)
Brendan is simply that ‘new kid on the block’. Rock, Pop, Jazz and Blues, he can play it all.
He is also the founding member of his motivational drum and workshop business – performing at various corporate events around South Africa.
He has backed many of South Africa’s music pioneers.
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