New to Cape Town, songwriter and guitarist, Ruis Santos is looking for local musicians to help him rebuild his Latte Funk brand.
Originally from Nelspruit, Ruis has been living in West Beach for the last month and has already started making an appearance on the local music scene.
Ruis explains that he moved to Cape Town because of the music lovers here.
He adds that Capetonions seem to be more open to his kind of music.
His style is a combination of jazz, reggae, rock and Latino sounds.
“It makes for a really entertaining performance because from time to time it changes,” he says.
Ruis has been performing live for about eight years and comes from a musical background with both his uncles playing guitar.
He started playing at the age of 17 and says: “I am more focused on my vocals than my guitar.”
Ruis uses the guitar to accompany the showcasing of his song-writing skills.
He performs both cover and original shows.
His influences range from Sting, Rob Thomas and Michael Jackson to Rodrigo Ey Gabriella
Besides putting on his own productions in Nelspruit, Ruis has also opened for Prime Circle and played at festivals such as Inniebos, and Woodstock. Locally, he has already performed at Eden Cafe, at the Sunset Fireflies Songwriter’s Open Mic Nights at Trinity and has also participated in the Bands4Africa Acoustic Talent Search competition.
To find out more about the competition, or to vote for Ruis, visit www.bands4africa.co.za.
Ruis is looking for a support band to help him complete his sound.
He needs a drummer, a keyboardist, a bass player, a trumpeter and an acoustic guitarist.
To find out more about Ruis Santos and Latte Funk, visit www.lattefunk.co.za
Musicians interested in performing with Ruis can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruis will be performing on Tuesdays at the Sunset Fireflies Songwriter’s Open Mic Night at Trinity in Green Point from 20:00. Entrance costs R30 and includes a complimentary select beer or glass of wine.