Location: Based in Cape Town



Five of Cape Town’s top instrumental virtuosos come together as “Vertigo”, in a high energy instrumental showcase…

Unique from the outset, the band offers a sound and talent set which makes for a breathtaking musical experience and an instrumental showcase with universal appeal.   The 5-piece is fronted by internationally celebrated flute virtuoso Carina Bruwer – known for her extreme versatility as a Classically trained turned contemporary Jazz musician and one of only a few flautist in the world to achieve the “slide guitar effect” on the flute – and musically directed by Kyle Petersen – multi-talented keyboardist and international Ambassador for Roland Keyboards.  International guitarist extraordinaire Richard Brokensha who has performed across the world to packed stadiums and intimate royalty parties alike, joins on electric and acoustic guitars, while the exceptional multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Williams – who went pro as a mostly self-taught musician before winning the opportunity to study in Zurich and perform across the world – joins on bass.  Drummer Darren Petersen who transitioned from a child prodigy to a fully-fledged drum, percussion and sampling specialist and one of SA’s premiere and most in-demand drummers, completes the quintet in style!

This spectacular collaboration of homegrown instrumental talent is simply exhillerating. Each of these multi-award winning artists offers a unique musical artistry that defies definition but perfectly complement that of one another – both offering an impressive mix of extreme technical skill, raw musical passion and creativity.

The show consists of mind-blowing renditions of instrumental Jazz/ soul, pop, crossover and contemporary pieces. Highlights include Europa (Carlos Santana), Spain (Chick Corea), Special Star (Mango Groove), Kashmir (Led Zeppelin), Adagio (Albinoni mashup), and more showstoppers as well as soulful melodies.

Client Feedback

You guys were outstanding, a real treat with all my favourite tunes.  Your selection of musicians could not have been better. Let us know when you have a gig again.
Johan Badenhorst, Durbanville Hills  

Thank you and the whole Vertigo team for a great show last evening. The mix and range of instruments made the music really come alive. The way you are developing your style and repertoire with the humble flute is awesome. Shades of Santana innovation for sure!
Jeremy Wiley  

It was a FABULOUS concert, thanks. SPAIN was my favourite, I love that piece and you guys really kept the best for last. My 2nd favourite was Night Birds, where you did some fantastic improvisations, and then there was Europa…. what can I say! This doesn’t mean I didn’t like or enjoy the others, but these were my personal favourites! Looking forward to the next one!  
Engela Fullard  

Performance Options

* 5-piece band
* 4-piece band
* 3-piece band
* duo

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Budget Range for Vertigo is

R10000 - R25000


Submit a booking enquiry directly with Vertigo, and the Artist or their manager / representative will be in touch with you soon!


Should you be unsure about which acts to enquire with, you can choose to SEND GIGSTER YOUR EVENT DETAILS and we will forward your enquiry to up to 5 suitable acts.

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