Known for changing the face of instrumental music in South Africa with their extraordinary fusion of virtuosity, fresh beats and undeniable X factor, the four-piece supergroup Sterling EQ returns with a brand new album, PULSE. The 13 track album is Sterling EQ’s third studio album and promises to be another runaway success for this SAMA-winning group that has proven to possess staying power in the industry, with each album release earning rave reviews from industry pundits. PULSE builds on their award-winning formula of using modernised and electrified classical instruments in combination with hot beats and contemporary production techniques to make a unique commercial sound unlike any other, with hot and edgy songs featuring instrumental virtuosity, passion and melodic power.
Filmed in front of a capacity (1200 strong) audience at Cape Town’s Artscape Opera House, Sterling EQ – Live in Concert offers the viewer a spectacular 90 minute-long celebration of musical splendor and virtuosity. It is made up of songs from Sterling EQ’s debut album, including hits like Nkalakatha and Nova, and originals like Electric Storm and Bach’s Kittens at Play. Other highlights include legendary instrumentals for a colourful trip down memory lane, like the theme from Caravans and Chic Corea’s Spain, as well as a knock out instrumental version of the iconic Italian song Caruso; exciting contemporary versions of well-known Classics like Toccata & Fugue, and Storm (Four Seasons / Carmina Burana medley); and a few very fresh surprises! Emo Adams also makes a brief appearance on this groundbreaking DVD, of which the second print run is already underway.
Sterling “Electric Quartet” (popularly known as Sterling EQ) has taken the South African entertainment industry by storm with their genre-defying musical style and sensational live performance. What started out in 2007 as a corporate show, exploded into a musical phenomenon which the public and media alike cannot seem to get enough of. Sterling has performed at huge events like the South African Music Awards (SAMA’s), the opening of Cape Town stadium, FIFA Final Draw party in Long Street, and IPL Cricket Tournament opening, as well as numerous festivals, corporate and public events both locally and abroad. They’ve shared stages with icons such as Boney M, Snow Patrol, Johnny Clegg, Parlotones and Soweto Gospel Choir, and have entertained local and international celebrities to the likes of Elton John, Annie Lennox, and Lance Armstrong, to name but a few.
SA’s instrumental supergroup STERLING EQ has responded to the overwhelming demand from their fans, and to market trends, and is proud to release STERLING SPEEL AFRIKAANS – a delightful 15 track album consisting of instrumental versions of some of the most legendary Afrikaans songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
This SAMA-nominated instrumental pop group has taken the genre of instrumental music to new heights in South Africa, and has proven their strength in the industry through sold out shows across the country, international appearances, live performances on high profile events such as Pop Idols, SA Music Awards Show, IPL Opening matches, and many more, as well as in-depth features on all SA’s major TV shows and coverage in local newspapers and magazines.