The band is a group of professional and vibrant group of professional musicians that love music and have a passion for performance. Lead by the talented Anais their sound is both modern and rich and exciting to listen to.
Music has been a part of my life since I was 2. My parents say that I could sing before I could speak. I started playing Guitar when I was 9 years old but later realized at the age of 13, after playing Drums for the first time that the love for drums became stronger than guitar. I then started playing at church & cover bands. I went to study drums after school & since have played with the likes of Anaïs, Kurt Darren, Jason Bradley, Wynand & Cheree, Adam etc. but then there came an even bigger love, Music Production. I now have my own recording studio, “Audiowave Productions”, & is a professional studio engineer & co-producer. Over the years I have also learnt how to play Piano, Bass & Harmonica.
I began playing Bass at the age of 14. I have been a fulltime bassplayer, producer & music director for 15 years, played with the likes of Judith Sephuna, Anaïs, Karen Zoid, Laurika Rauch, Elvis Blue, Heinz Winkler , Etc.
Johann is a passionate friendly and easy going person who enjoys playing the electric guitar and singing in the shower. He’s approach to his instrument is methodical and he believes in delivering only the best wether it’s guitar tone, performance or arrangement. He is a founding member of the Pretoria based prog rock outfit North Of Winter. He has worked with numerous artist including: Duislig, Retief Burger, Louis Brittz, Anais, Karlien Van Jaarsveld, Soweto string quartet, Natalie Chapman, Kristell and Nathan Smith.
Andries Visser started playing drums at the age of 9. A year later he had his first drum kit and was playing in church as well as various other festivals. With very little knowledge on what to teach, he began teaching drums when he was in high school. His passion for drums took him to Technikon Pretoria after school. He spent a year and a half there studying under top S.A.Drummers Neill Ettridge and Barry van Zyl. Andries then met up with renowned teacher Andre Luke. The year and a half under Andre, Andries mentions that it’s where he learned to read properly. Andre also gave him lessons on how to teach. He spent a further two to three years studying by himself with the help of some well known books like Gary Chester’s – A New Breed. The same books are still used today by many teachers all over the world.
While studying Alicia performed and directed various solo shows at a variety of different venues and Theatres. Alicia also performed as soloist with the University of Pretoria symphony orchestra in 2007. She obtained her B-Tech honors degree in Jazz music at Tshwane University of Technology specializing in Advanced Improvisation, Big Band Arranging, Film Music and Live Performance. Alicia was nominated as artist of the month by Morning Live SABC2 and also did an interview and performed on Morning Live in July 2010. She was assistant judge in Disney’s Camp Rock South-Africa in association with other personalities such as Jesse Clegg and Heinz Winckler where she also helped train the finalists. Alicia is currently signed by Fantasia Records as a solo artist and will soon release her new Afrikaans album. She is also the piano-accordian player and female vocalist for the “Radio Kalahari Orkes” , the Piano/ Keyboard player for the newly regrouped “Touch of Class” and lead vocalist for the rock group “North of Winter” among other. She also takes on the role as choir mistress at a private high-school in Midrand. Alicia is the creator and owner of “Pro-Anthem Studios”, a company specializing in performance coaching, recordings, jingle writing, film scoring, and arranging.