Dixie Hillbillies

The Dixie Hillbillies (4-piece band) is a brilliant and very unique corporate function and wedding band. The individual members are exceptional musicians and the response they generate is really overwhelming, both from live audiences as well as from the media. The Dixie Hillbillies feature legend guitarist Jethro Butow. Jethro is an in-demand session player and has performed on countless CD’s and jingles. He has appeared with the Natal and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestras as a solo artiste and has contributed to the ‘Starlight Classics’ concerts as an acoustic, Spanish and electric guitar player. He has also performed with the following International super stars (to name but a few):

  • Sir Cliff Richard
  • Chris De Burgh
  • Pavarotti
  • The Three Tenors
  • Helmut Lotti
  • Patritzio
  • Katherine Jenkins.

Jethro Butow also composes music for TV and film. He also worked with the renowned conductor Neville Dove as principal guitar in the production ‘Man from La Mancha’. His television work also includes being part of the backing bands in “IDOLS” and “SWEEPSLAG” on MNET. Jethro is truly a virtuoso and without doubt one of South Africa’s top guitarists.

The Members:

The Dixie Hillbillies consists of the following members and instrumentation:

Jethro Butow (vocals / guitar)

Johan Scheppel (vocals / violin / keyboard)

Jerry Gruven- (bass guitar).

Roy Schoombie (drums).

Their Clients:

They have performed at many successful corporate functions and weddings in the past. Some of our corporate clients include:

  • Carnival City Big Top Arena-MVG Events (28-31 December 2013).
  • Dischem (Annual National Management Conference-2012).
  • IEASA.
  • iNova Pharmaceuticals.
  • Lusito Land Festivel 2013.
  • NASHUA SA.
  • The Core Group (Apple SA).
  • Ampath
  • TELKOM
  • Ernst and Young
  • BASF.
  • Impact Rx.
  • Lions International.
  • Nedbank.
  • GFI.
  • Rotran.
  • Villa Crop SA
  • Acctech
  • Chamberlain.
  • Harley Davidson.
  • Triumph SA.
  • S.P.D.C.
  • Round Tables International Conference 2013
  • Bike SA Rally (Waterval Boven)
  • Steelwings
  • HOG…..and many more!

Their Music:

The Dixie Hillbillies perform a huge variety of music, from laid-back jazzy instrumentals (during the dinner set) to turbo-charged up-tempo party & dance hits during the dance sets. Many genres of music are covered by this awesome band: Commercial, Bluegrass and “Hillbilly, Rock”, Rock, Country, Reggae, Jazz as well as Cultural Heritage Music


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