Defining themselves as the “band with the groove” Tokyo Groove has managed to combine the very best of Motown with South African legends and the latest Top 40 hits in a stylish, energetic performance that ensures that once the dance floor opens … it stays open!
Tokyo Groove exploded onto the main-stream music scene with their debut hit single “Get Down Saturday Night” in 2009. The track charted nationally and hit Number 1 in both CT and JHB, adding to the band’s phenomenal reputation and increasing their demand in the festival and mainstream circuit. 2010 ended with another hit single as “Celebration” reached Number 1 again in both CT and JHB and “That’s The Way Love Is” in August 2011 confirming the bands reputation and proving that they were here to stay.
Primarily a Corporate Band, this incredibly dynamic group has been performing at SA’s Top Events since early 2008 and has earned themselves a reputation for professionalism, quality and a really good party. From their sophisticated appearance through to their versatile repertoire and overall professionalism, Tokyo Groove has become a favourite on the Corporate Scene.
Their reputation speaks for itself with repeated bookings by SA’s Top Blue Chip Clients and performances at some of South Africa’s most prestigious events and after-parties, including The Launch of The MSC Sinfonia, Emperors Summer Holiday Festival, The Vodacom Year End Party, The Nedbank Golf Challenge, The Sunshine Golf Tour, Welcoming Miss World, Miss South Africa, The 94.7’s Nando’s Peri Peri Cruise, The Upington & Vryburg Skou, New Years Eve Party at the Superbowl (Sun City) two years in a row, Vodacom for their Vodacom goes Red launch, Coca-Cola Namibia and dozens of corporate events for companies like Telkom, Engen, Impala Platinum, Bidvest, Standard Bank, Absa Bank, FNB, Nedbank etc. as well as a number of private events and weddings!
2012 has seen the band continue to enjoy their phenomenal success & well-earned reputation and Sangoma (lead singer) has now added a new element to his career by stepping out into the DJ scene as Mr Groove! Utilising his years of experience & vast knowledge of music, clients now have the opportunity to double their delight by bookings SA’s top party band together with a pumping DJ!
So what is the secret of their success?
As with everything in the music industry, it’s a combination of talent and hard work. Their repertoire is extensive, the talent undeniable and the performance is mesmerising. The band has an incredible presence on stage and Sangoma’s vocal ability never ceases to amaze audiences as he adapts to each and every genre effortlessly.
One of SA’s most prolific and energetic front men, Sangoma has a wealth of experience behind him which comes through at each and every show. Having spent five years with Tokyo Groove and five years prior to that in the music industry, including being the front man for Denim, he has had the opportunity to perform to the crème de la crème both locally and internationally.