Heels Over Head

Location: Based in Durban



“Their particular brand of smooth jazz, cunningly combines contemporary African musical phrases, evocative popular African standards, dance inducing rhythms and happy melodic vocals. Dressed  to  kill,  they  present well,  combining glamour and  warmth  with  a  hint  of  the  seductive;  obviously  a  hot combo!”
Gisele Turner – Going Places SA

Heels over Head is an all-female jazz band from the shores of Durban, South-Africa.  The love of jazz music weaved these girls together towards to end of 2008 to form this unique musical force. Since then the girls are always occupied with composing, rehearsing and recording new music and with lots of performances around KwaZulu Natal and the country.

Their music is referred to as smooth jazz or easy-breezy pop jazz, they developed a notable and clever signature sound that consists of current African-influenced music and uniquely re-arranged standards. The band is known for making the audience get on their feet and dance to their rhythmic bass lines and their cheerful melodies.

With their sparkling stage presence the ladies always look classy and stylish and you cannot miss the charm and charisma of their lead vocalists Thulile Zama and Nomkhosi Mazibuko. They are joined by skilled drummer Rebekah Pillay and accomplished pianist Mandy Cobbing. Last but not least smoking hot guitarist Chillie Stent joins the band and the flaming fusion of musicians is complete.

No doubt that fans take joy in listening to some Heels over Head; the African jazz ambiance, skilled musicians and vocalists and well-founded rhythm works enchanting. 

Career Highlights

  • Winner of Yamaha Young Talent Award 2010
  • 2010 Debut album titled: Could It Be
  • Nominated for MTN SAMA AWARDS 17 Contemporary Jazz -2011
  • 2013 EP titled: Sondela

Noteworthy Performances

Various Corporate and private events, including shows at:

  • Chief Albert Luthuli ICC
  • Exhibition centre
  • Zimbali Lodge
  • Howard College Theatre
  • Centre forJazz and Popular Music at UKZN
  • BAT Centre
  • Rivets Bar / Hilton Hotel
  • The Durban July
  • The Bassline and Carnival City in Johannesburg
  • South African Jazz Education Conference in Cape Town.

Noteworthy Performances

  • Prestigious events such as Chief Albert Luthuli ICC, Exhibition centre, Zimbali Lodge, Hazelmere Jazz Festival, Howard College Theatre, Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at UKZN, Bat Centre, Rivets Bar/Hilton Hotel, The Durban July just to name a few.
  • Performances at The Bassline, Moshito, The State Theatre and Carnival City in Johannesburg, the South African Jazz Education Conference in Cape Town, Mamelodi/Pretoria, Drakensberg and a two mini-tours in Swaziland.
  • Members have shared stages with great musicians including the likes of Abdullah Ibrahim, Hugh Masekela, Sbongile Khumalo, Busi Mhlongo, R.J. Benjamin, Ringo Madlingozi and dub poet Linton Kwezi Johns



  • TV coverage on programs such as Weekend Live, Top Billing, Selimatunzi, Yo TV , Sistahood, Go Zone, andn Morning Live.
  • Newspapers in publications such as The Mercury, Mail   Guardian, Daily News, City Press, Ilanga News Paper, uMafrika and Isolezwe
  • Radio coverage on SA FM, Radio 2000, uKhozi FM, Metro FM and Gagasi 99.5 Tracks from the album and EP are playlisted on: Gagasi FM 99.5, uKhozi FM, Ligwalagwala FM, Phalaphala FM, East Coast Radio and Khaya FM.


"The girls”, as they are affectionately known, have been featured on local TV programs, publications and radio stations, such as:

  • Weekend Live
  • Top Billing
  • Go Zone
  • local news papers
  • local radio interviews
  • Gagasi 99.5 FM
  • Radio 2000
  • uKhozi FM

Client Feedback

The band was fantastic, thanks!  Their professionalism and eagerness to please ensured that client got what they wanted.  Please send them our gratitude for their services.  Thank you too for all your hard work.
Ginny Daly, Draftfcb

Hope you're well. The Heels over Head girls were great :-) Client very happy!
Katja Schmidt, Potter's Hand Activations

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Budget Range for Heels Over Head is

R12000 - R25000


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