JW

Jan-Willem is a 27 year old singer songwriter from Cape Town South Africa. Having performed locally and internationally for the past 9 years, he is a force to be reckoned with, having tailored his guitar styles to suit any occasion. He is best known for his conjunction of the styles of John Mayer and Dire Straits, and mesmerises his audiences with his quick smooth hand on his guitar.

He started out in the industry working as a sound and lighting technician at the young age of 19 for a popular South African band called “Die Broers”, here he picked up many handy skills enabling him to be a better musician, as he could then understand sound from the perspective of an engineer as well as a musician.

However, being behind the scenes in the industry would not last very long as he had the yearning to learn more about music.
He then enrolled at the Jazz Workshop in Cape Town where he focussed on guitar, composition and arrangement. Soon after, in 2011, he applied to ACM@COPA where he achieved a distinction and diploma in a three year course focussing on guitar and music business. While completing his music education he remained active in the industry playing in various bands and teaching music to 1st , 2nd and 3rd graders at a local primary school. This taught him a valuable lesson in music – patience.
In 2012, Jan-Willem formed a duo called “NASH’ with a fellow classmate and at the age of 23 they performed all over Cape Town.

The Duo were so successful that the very next day after graduation they embarked on their first overseas journey as Musicians on board the MSC Opera Cruise liner which later lead to the even more successful contracts, two of which were with P&O Australia under the Name “NASH” Music has proven to be a wonderful journey for Jan-Willem, and he is currently working on writing and composing original music, and seeking to carry on performing music abroad.

You will enjoy every minute of their show! Book now or forever hold your peace!

Repertoire

Blues

  • Aint No Sunshine
  • Alberta Alberta
  • All Along The Watchtower
  • Before You Accuse Me
  • Black Magic Woman
  • Fade To Black
  • Give Me One Reason
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • Pride And Joy
  • Roadhouse Blues
  • Thrill IS Gone
  • Wayfaring Stranger


Classics

  • All Shook Up
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Cottonfields
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Don’t Play Your Rock n Roll To Me
  • Fire
  • Gravity
  • Have You Ever Seen The Rain
  • Hotel California
  • House Of The Rising Sun
  • Im a Believer
  • Mustang Sally
  • Pianoman
  • Proud Mary
  • Purple Rain
  • So Far Away
  • Sweet Caroline
  • The Letter
  • The Weight
  • To Love Somebody
  • You’ve got a Friend In Me

Country

  • Achey Breaky Heart
  • Amerillo By Morning
  • Back Home Again
  • Boot Scootin Boogie
  • Call Me The Breeze
  • Country Roads
  • Crazy
  • Down By The Seaside
  • Free Falling
  • Hello Mary Lou
  • Help Me Make It Through The Night
  • Helpless
  • How Long
  • Islands In The Stream
  • Jambalaya
  • Liza Jane
  • Lodi
  • Me and Bobby McGee
  • Midnight Special
  • More Of You
  • Please Read The Letter
  • Ring Of Fire
  • The Gambler
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Folk
  • After Midnight
  • City Girls
  • Cocaine
  • Crazy Mama
  • Driftaway
  • I Wonder
  • Ill Be Your Baby Tonight
  • Its Easy
  • Knocking On Heavens Door
  • Landslide
  • Let It Be
  • Magnolia
  • Na Die Son
  • Once Upon a Time In the West
  • Sitting on the Dock Of The Bay
  • Stand By Me
  • Sugar Man
  • First Cut Is The Deepest
  • To Make You Feel My Love
  • Waar Is Jy
  • Walking In Memphis
  • Water Of Love
  • When It Comes To You
  • Wild West End
  • Wonderfull Tonight
  • You Cant Always Get What You Want

Jazz Standards

  • Fever
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Mac The Knife
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • On Broadway
  • Somewhere Beyond The Sea
  • Summertime

Pop


  • 7 Nation Army
  • Banana Pancakes
  • Because I got High
  • Better Be Home Soon
  • Better Together
  • Billie Jean
  • But I Do Love You
  • Chasing Cars
  • Come Together
  • Cooler Than Me
  • Een Uur Langer
  • Faith
  • Got Nothing On Me
  • Half Of My Heart
  • Im Yours
  • In The Summertime
  • Just The Way You Are
  • Lazy Song
  • Lemon Tree
  • Let Her Go
  • Light My Fire
  • Love Yourself
  • Man On The Moon
  • Night Changes
  • On The Corner
  • Oor Die Water
  • Pumped Up Kicks
  • Rehab
  • Shake It Off
  • Sitting Waiting Wishing
  • Slow Dancing In a Burning Room
  • Still Havent Found What Im Looking For
  • Sunday Morning
  • Thinking Out Loud
  • Treasure
  • Valerie
  • Waiting On The World To Change
  • When You Say Nothing At All
  • Where Is My Mind
  • Your Body Is a Wonderland


Reggae


  • 3 Little Birds
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy
  • No Woman No Cry
  • Red Red Wine


RnB


  • Easy
  • Georgy Porgy
  • No Diggity


Rock


  • Cant You See
  • Cest LA Vie
  • Johnny B Goode
  • Little Wing
  • Rocking All Over The World
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Walking By Myself
  • Whole Lotta Love
  • You May BE Right




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