About the Artist

Byron Manfred Carr has been involved in music performances from an early age.
As a member of the Standard Bank National School’s Big Band and an active school performer, he went on to pursue his passion for Jazz at the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town, where he completed his Diploma in Jazz Studies. The Byron Carr Band comprises of three offers, including a DUO, QUARTET and SEXTET.

The DUO offers background jazz for smaller and more intimate settings, and comprises guitar and vocals. The QUARTET, featuring guitar, bass, drums and vocals, offers the perfect backdrop of elegant originals, covers and jazz melodies which create a superb environment in any venue. The SEXTET offers an upbeat version of the QUARTET by incorporating additional saxophone and keyboard, and caters for more lively settings.

Byron is a versatile, professional musician who works primarily on the Guitar and Bass Guitar.
He is an electric performer and perfectly suited to any public event, corporate function, or intimate affair.

EXPERIENCE

Corporate

2016 Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Director Conference Gala Dinner, Arabella Hotel, Kleinmond.
2014 Kyknet Silverskerm Awards Evening, The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay
2014 Grand Ball, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Hyatt Regency Oubaai
2013 Sure Travel Awards Evening, Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
2013 New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance, Kelvin Grove Club, Newlands
2011 Fairheads Benefit Services function
2011 Forever After – book launch; Bellville Auditorium, Cape Town
2011 The Wedding Expo, Franschhoek
2010 Capitec Bank gala dinner, Protea Hotel, Stellenbosch
2008 Book launch at the Presidential Residence, Cape Town
2008 New Year’s Eve party; Table Bay Hotel

Theatre / Tribute Shows

2009 – 2010 Godspell; Theatre in the District, Woodstock
2009 – Broadway Celebration; Wynberg Boys’ High School, Wynberg, Cape Town
2008 – Sixty Something; Barnyard Theatre, Bellville, Cape Town
2008 – Going Places; The Masque Theatre, Muizenberg
2007 – Footsteps to Freedom – musical theatre production; BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront

Festivals

2011 – English Academy of Southern Africa: International Golden Jubilee Conference: Cocktail Party and Awards Evening
2011 – South African Navy Festival, Simonstown
2010 – Cape Town Big band Jazz Festival; Baxter Theatre Centre, Cape Town
2008 – CPUT Heritage Day Celebration, Mowbray
2005 – V&A Waterfront Jazzathon
2004 – 2006 – Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown

Night Life – Cape Town

Acoustic Café, Kalk Bay
Allora, Franchhoek
Banana Jam, Kenilworth
Barmooda, Observatory
Bellville Auditorium, Bellville
Cape to Cuba, Kalk Bay
Constantia Courtyard, Constantia
Crew, Green Point
Dizzy’s, Camps Bay
G Spot, Bellville
Hyatt Regency Oubaai, George
Kelvin Grove Club Ballroom, Newlands
Kelvin Grove Club Terrace, Newlands
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens stage, Newlands
Klip Kanteen, Kalk Bay
La Petite Ferme, Franchhoek
Leopards Leap, Franchhoek
Mercury Live and Lounge, City Bowl
Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
Moyo at Spier, Stellenbosch

Obz Café, Observatory
Pearl Valley Golf Estate, Paarl
Protea Hotel, Stellenbosch
Rafiki’s, Tamboerskloof
Rhodes Memorial Restaurant, Rondebosch
ROAR, Observatory
Roots, Observatory
Rose, Stellenbosch
Ruby Tuesday, Kenilworth
Stones, Table View
The Armchair Theatre, Observatory
The Assembly, City Bowl
The Green Dolphin, V&A Waterfront
The Grand Cafe, Camps Bay
The Jazz Castle, Ottery
The Purple Turtle, City Bowl
The Range, Tokai
The Table Bay Tavern, Table Bay
Trattoria Angelico, Kenilworth
Valeries, Kuils River
V&A Waterfront, Amphitheatre
Zula Bar, City Bowl
The Crypt, City Bowl
The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay
The Red Table Restaurant, Nederburg, Paarl.
Idiom Vineyards, Somerset West

Music

Testimonials

“Dear Byron

Once again, on behalf of the Grand Ball organizing committee, I would like to sincerely thank you and your team for an ELECTRIC performance. This is the beginning of many more electrifying opportunities in both the Southern and Eastern Cape. Keep up the excellence and hope to have you back in George and at NMMU in the near future.

Kind regards
Mandy”

“Dear Byron

The Byron Carr trio was a jazzy delight experienced at the 2016 Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Directors’ Conference. Easy going, friendly and professional musicians ensured that their upbeat background music rounded off the gala dinner with just the right balance of sophistication and good vibrations. We look forward to seeing you at future CDH events.

Kind regards
Heidi de Wet”

References

Heidi de Wet
Events Manager: Cliff Dekker Hofmeyr
084 770 1157
Heidi.deWet@cdhlegal.com

Mandy Pretorius
Events Manager: NMMU
(044) 801 5180
Mandy.Pretorius@nmmu.ac.za

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