I was blown away! I was entirely caught up in the infectious joy these four singers radiate from the stage. I have never seen anything like it. The genre of music they sing is a smorgasbord of “popera” or Afro-Opera, with a variety of bel canto opera Neopolitan songs, contemporary classics, popular covers, South African favourites (including Afrikaans song, Liefling, which went down amazingly well with the whole audience) and their own compositions. They are entirely at ease in front of the microphones and their movements on stage are both natural and controlled without any fussy or bizarre choreography. Mpendulo Yawa, Xolani November, Siyabulela Ggola and Loyiso Dlova thrilled me, touched me and left me wanting more.
Moira de Swardt's - Media review 6 August 2012

Dit was regtig lekker om met die Gugulethu Tenore te werk! Hulle is uiters professioneel en ‘n plesier om mee te werk!
Suzanne Rentzke, Huisgenoot Skouspel 2012 (Frontline Productions)

The Tenors were outstanding!! Thank you so much for being part of making that happen. I will definitely promote them wherever I can.
James Fernie, Uthando Foundation South Africa

Most important for me was to watch the response our stars received, and guest were coming up to say they were proud to see their own performing as they have never seen them perform before, to a point where tears were streaming from our audience.Thank you and thank the Tenors on my behalf to have created a humbling experience!
Busi Msimango, TOPS Gugulethu Wine Festival & Mutichoice

On behalf of the LIFE Residential team, thank you for joining us yesterday evening. It was a truly memorable evening at Mandela Rhodes Place, primarily because of the phenomenal performance by the Gugulethu Tenors. They have gained many new fans and affirmed existing ones. Please pass on my sincerest thanks to the tenors – they are truly amazing. I look forward to seeing them performing again soon.
Richard Boxford, LIFE Residential

Thank you, it all went well on Saturday and everyone enjoyed the Tenors – they were a good bunch to work with. We will definitely look at hiring them for our future events. Even the chess enthusiasts who generally play in silence enjoyed the entertainment provided by the Tenors.
Karen Bailey, Claremont Improvement District Company

YES, it went very well and all my friends and family loved your most wonderful and talented Tenors!!!!  Again a big THANKS to them and also to Heinrich Kapp [sound engineer].  I wish you and your team a very blessed Holiday and may GOD bless you all with health and wealth and happiness in the New Year!!
Dr Heidi Retter

We enjoyed every minute with the Tenors. They are incredible!
June-Rose Ngcobo, National Research Foundation

The Tenors were excellent!!! It was such a lovely evening and they contributed to the success of it. The boys are so talented. Once again....THANK YOU!!!!!!

Patricia Jacobs, Manager Student Support Services, Northlink College

Awesome! They received a standing ovation, which says it all. Well done! People, including myself, also commented on how humble the guys are - no "diva" attitude! Well done and all the best for your future.
Meryl Pretorius, Transnet

Net voor ek nou finaal die Pops 2011 lêer toemaak, wil ek net graag weer vir die Gugulethu Tenore BAIE DANKIE sê dat hulle vanjaar bereid was om by die Pops op te tree. Hulle vertolking van Meadowlands was ‘n groot treffer! Dit was heerlik om hulle op ons verhoog te hê en die terugvoer oor die konsert is ongelooflik goed. Baie dankie ook vir jou knap reëlings en professionaliteit. Ek hoop ons kan weer saamwerk in die toekoms.
Mia Breet, Director: Die Burger Pops 2011

Many thanks for allowing us to have the Gugulethu Tenors entertain the public today at the Waterfront.We really appreciate your support and their amazing talent. They were unbelievable and did us proud. This event is to make awareness leading up to National Bandana Day. Thank you for your being prepared to support us and for your kindness.
Adi Phillips, Sunflower Fund, Western Cape

On behalf of the Southern Sun Cape Sun, my heartfelt thank you for your wonderful involvement in the Bidvest World Chefs Tour Against Hunger Gala Dinner, held at the Cape Sun on 27 August 2011. Your performance was definitely the highlight of the evening!
James Murdoch, General Manager, Southern Sun Cape Sun

Once again, your boys were stars! I don’t think there was a dry eye in the audience. Thank you for the slick organisation - the stage, lighting and sound was perfect.

Shona Bradford
Booking: Fundraiser for Noluthando Daycare, Eagles Nest, 27 March 2010

Wow what a great show. Very versatile, our guests were blown away. I will certainly use them for future conference if the clients want that type of evening. They got a standing ovation. Many thanks!

Sundru Pillay
Sumetro Travel
Booking: Live performance at The Fringe, Joburg Theatre, 18 February 2011

Just a quick note to say thank you for a FANTASTIC performance!!!!!! I really enjoyed the Gugulethu Tenors....Their voices are magical! They are humble, their musical training is faultless and the selection of music blew me away. Thank you very much for the opportunity to listen to them.

Luisa van der Linde

Vrouekeur Magazine

Booking: Live performance at The Fringe, Joburg Theatre, 18 February 2011

I can’t thank you enough for the privilege of hosting the Gugulethu Tenors. They were amazing!!!
Wayne Scott

uShaka Marine World (Entertainment and Events Manager)

Booking: Live performance at uShaka Marine World, 20 February 2011

We loved working with the Tenors. They were wonderful & the client loved the performance!

Dhashinie Vandeyar
Indigo Marketing
Booking: Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards, 12 November 2010, Vodaworld Midrand

Thank You!!! It was great working with you on this project and it was also a great pleasure meeting the Tenors – I think the guys are just great. I definitely want to use them and propose them for some of my upcoming events. Please also convey my thanks and congratulations to the guys.
Eduard Bantjes
ICF Africa
Booking: Zodiac Gala Dinner, 22 October 2010, Groote Schuur Estate

The Tenors were absolutely amazing this morning! The delegates actually had tears in their eyes as they were finishing up, it was a very exciting and emotional moment! I did convey my thanks to them, but please tell them again!!

Liezel Short
Red Hot Events
Booking: Conference Opening, 4 October 2010, Crystal Towers Hotel, Century City

The client is still talking about the tenors, they made quite an impact... you should all be very proud!

Elsabie Goossen
Walthers DMC
Booking: Zodiac Gala Dinner, 22 October 2010, Groote Schuur Estate

The Tenors were an absolute hit! Bravo!

Jo Schutten
Unitravel Cape Town
Booking: Private dinner, 23 October 2010, La Residence, Franschhoek

It was an absolute pleasure working with the Gugulethu Tenors. Their show was incredibly professional and they were well received by the crowd of more than 25 000!! I think they did the city proud!

Shona Bradford


Booking: FIFA FanFest performance, 6 July 2010, Grand Parade, Cape Town

Julle optrede by die FifaFan Park verhoog gisteraand was fenominaal en julle kan trots wees op julle stemme! Pragtig!!!!

Adri van Zyl

Booking: FIFA FanFest performance, 6 July 2010, Grand Parade, Cape Town

The team at The Rainbow Experience would like to send you a warm thank you for coming and performing at the book talk.  The Gugulethu Tenors were extremely well received, and we were touched by your performance.

Belinda van der Merwe
The Rainbow Experience
Booking: 28 June 2010, Book Talk

Some feedback received from fans after the live show at On Broadway Theatre, 20 June 2010

  • I can't help falling in love with you!! Great show guys!
  • Oh what a show, thank you guys!
  • What an amazing performance!!!
  • Congrats guys......magical rough jewellery in the making. Enjoyed last nights show immensly! Good luck for the future!
  • Great show,wow what a perfomance, you gave me a reason to come back again. God bless you & you beautiful voices. Mtaka tata uYawa uyayenza into yako ! I had so much fun!!!
  • Great show guys,i realy enjoyed my time...good luck for the future, God bless.

Various fans, comments received via Facebook Fanpage

The Wiese’s absolutely loved the Tenors! They insisted on 2 encores – incredible.  Christo even made a speech about their incredible talent.

Marina Nestel
Marina’s Little Black Book Event Management
Booking: 28 March 2010, Caro Wiese's 60th Birthday party

Please thank the Tenors for us, they where amazing and our client loved their performance!

Eslabie Goosen
Walthers DMC
Booking: 27 March 2010, Medical Conference Dinner, Westin Grand CTICC

Sjoe, ons het dit so baie geniet, en die shoppers ook! Baie dankie vir ‘n great act, ek’s seker die tenors gaan dit nog GROOT maak! En weereens, baie dankie dat julle Maynard Mall gekies het vir julle optrede.

Mia Smit
Mustard Seed Marketing
Booking: 11 December, public performance, Maynard Mall, Wynberg Cape Town

I wanted to really say that we were blown away by the Gugulethu Tenors and so was the Client. They really contributed to the Italian ambiance of a very successful evening and WOW what talent! They are a great group of guys and what struck us most that they are a very humble group of guys that are singing because they love it and because they all have a special talent. Our wish for them is that they go far and wide and enjoy success as they truly deserve!
Thanks for making our event turn from ordinary to extra-ordinary!

Nikki Wagner
The Production Line
Booking: 4 December 2009, Corporate Function, Casalinga Ristorante, JHB

The guys were superb, they rocked the event to no end and our audience loved them. We wouldn't hesitate to involve them in our events again. The variety of music they offer catered for everyone right across the board!!

Nola Matinise
Parliament, Cape Town
Booking: 1 December 2009, World AIDS Day performance, Cape Town Parliament

I was at the Worcester Forbidden Fruit Festival a few weeks ago. It was the first time that I saw "The Gugulethu Tenors". Actually I prefer Rock music and Salsa. I thought so before that Festival!
You guys were so amazing and something happened to me, that I never had before (and I am a 42 year young mother). You started with O Sole Mio and tears were running down my cheeks. I really never ever had a feeling like that. I am so impressed by your singing but next time, when I see you on stage again I will have to bring lots of tissues!

Frauke Kleinwort

Booking: 14 November, Forbidden Fruits Festival, Worcester

The Gugs Tenors were amazing!!!  The guests really enjoyed them, it was such an honour to have them!  The Lord truly blessed them with a talent and still they remain so humble!

Jorika Pienaar
The Genisis Trust
Booking: 7 November 2009, Fundraising Gala Dinner, Lor Charles Hotel Somerset-West

Thank you so much for suggesting the Tenors for the Keepers Banquet this year.  They were perfect and delightful chaps and yes very well received. Plse could you kindly pass on our grateful thanks to the Tenors themselves.

Karen Chaloner
NC Connect / Whiskey Live Festival
Booking: 3 November 2009, Keepers of the Quaich AGM & Banquet

Just to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed the performance of the Gugulethu Tenors in Greyton last weekend - they were fabulous and we would like to invite them again for the Greyton Winter Classical Music Festival in June 2010.

Coenie Visser
Media Consultant
Booking: 1 November 2009, Greyton Rose Festival

I just wanted to express my gratitude for your amazing performance at the Nederburg Festival this weekend. It made my day and I cant stop telling people about it. Please add me to your media list and let me know what you're getting up to so that I can one day write about you. You are all truly talented and a credit to our country..
Lauren Cohen
Senior Reporter for The Times
Booking: 12 September 2009, Nederburg Wine Auction, Paarl

The Tenors were absolutely FABULOUS!!!!! We had such great feedback from our media guests in regards to our choice in entertainment so many thanks for setting it all up, they really were super.
Monique Postema
Liqiudlingo Communications
Booking: 14 August 09, Old Biscuit Mill (Woolworths Christmas Media Launch)

Just a quick note to thank you for your efforts in making the arrangements for the Tenors at short notice. They were very good and I am sure will benefit from the exposure they received.
Bernard Gutman
Ibhongo Vehicle Services
Booking: 14 May 09, Nyoni's Kraal Restaurant

We had only positive feedback concerning the Gugulethu Tenors. The ladies even has tears in their eyes!! We will definitely consider the gugulethu tenors for any future bookings.

Eileen Walsh
Manager: Groups, Events and Incentives

Platinum Africa
Booking: 7 March 09, Riboville Restaurant

As we were sitting there, we heard singing. Male voices and when we looked we saw 4 young men on a little podium. They were singing a Xhosa song that may have been a gospel number. We were still discussing how well they harmonised when the music changed and we heard the very familiar intro to O Solo Mio. Then they started to sing, each one doing a bit of a solo. I said to myself: Koeitjie, tel op jou kinnebak van die vloer af, dis brommertyd! For those who did not get that – I was gobsmacked.

What lovely voices and well trained too. It turns out that they are the Gugulethu tenors and I am just very disappointed that they do not have any cd’s on the market yet. They will give the Bala brothers a run for their money.

From live blog on

I had not heard of the Gugulethu Tenors until I saw them performing at the open-air Willowbridge shopping mall today. Their style of music, much like that of Luciano Pavarotti or Placido Domingo, isn’t really my cup of tea, though I have to admit that these guys delivered a sterling performance. I think I must have had my head in the sand for the past few years, because it seems as though these township-born tenors have quite some reputation, and have even performed for the likes of Oprah Winfrey.

The guys look very casual in this photo, but they look quite different when dressed up in their suits and ties - take a look at their website to see what I mean. Because of where I was when I shot this photo I was unable to get the fourth tenor in the photo - he was unfortunately right next to a huge pillar that was blocking my view.