1st Project - South Africa's pioneer industrial percussion act.

By using only drums to create what can be best described as ‘Aggressive Percussion!’, 1st Project has truly made their mark on the entertainment industry, they have continued to captivate audiences around the world with their unique musical style, passion and vigor…

The concept behind the act was to change the common view of drumming groups - from campfire drum circles to stage performances of smashing drums and sweating out a live show that demands attention!

Since starting at a little music school in Johannesburg, they have played over 2000 shows, toured over 25 countries, and been featured in hundreds of media spots worldwide, marking them as South Africa’s biggest drumming act.

1st Project boast being the only drumming act to receive 2 South African Music Award nominations; win a World Music Award in China, as well as the first South African band to have a full one hour music special on MNET and across DSTV South Africa, Africa and Asia.

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1st Project

South Africian Percussion Act

  • Opened for Katie Perry, Foster the People, Jessie J, Goo Goo Dolls, Fall Out Boy, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Panic at the Disco, Live, Peter Gabriel, Korn, Fat Boy Slim and more.
  • Major Festivals and Public Events (10,000 to 60,000 Audience): Rocking the Daisies, Coca-Cola Fest, Nelson Mandela 46664 Concert, FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony 2010, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, UFC Opening Ceremony, Miss South Africa Finale, I Heart Joburg, Supercross Africa, Woodstock South Africa, International Music Week China, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Scotland

“If you have never had the pleasure of seeing these hot, half-naked boys beating on their drums, then your life is seriously lacking!”
— Heat Magazine
“The benchmark of South African music!”
— MNET - Television Network

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