Creating atmosphere and ambiance, Rike excels in adding that special dynamic to your event. She chooses the right music from her extensive music repertoire, to suit the audience and the type of event. Reading her audience, she selects the right type of music – from light jazzy, middle of the road, Cafe del Mar style, African songs, Italian, Cuban and Latin American, to up tempo, lively and contemporary DJ style music to get the guests going.
She has an interactive style of performance where she roves around guests in a gentle manner, playing just the right music for the event on her saxophone. Rike is a regular face at corporate events, often performing as guests arrive, to set the mood. Background music during the event is a highlight with live music. As a versatile musician, Rike also performs with her band Ethnix, as a duo with a violinist, trio with a vocalist and has speciality acts such as the Live Red Carpet act, Sax on Fire, the Galaxy dress and Living Statues.
In 2001 she was a semi-finalist for the Crescendo Music Competition for one of her own compositions. In 2002 she joined the Cape Town band Southern Glow and performed at the famous “Jazz Bar” at the Hilton Abu Dhabi in the UAE for two years. She also performed with the band “The Worx” at the Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai. In 2004 she joined the Barnyard Theater circuit and has toured with shows like Roll over Beethoven, The Piano Boys, Boogie Wonderland, Forever Young, Tonight’s the Night, Rock around the Clock and Bloubloed en Biltong.
When you want the full experience, you need a quality live musician like a sax player to create the perfect cocktail hour or relaxed banquet background music.
While there may be some experienced and qualified musicians out there, they don’t all have that extra “oomph” that you’re looking for in a corporate entertainer or live wedding band with style.