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SYNCHRONICITY is a live music duo, formed in April 2007, and is based in Table View, Western Cape in the Republic of South Africa.  We are a husband & wife-team who, having both gigged extensively with other bands, finally gave in to the natural urge to mix business and pleasure!

SYNCHRONICITY is

  • Riaan Combrink (48) – guitars & vocals
  • Alison Combrink (37) - vocals

  • We play pop & rock covers from the 60’s to the latest hits, basically anything from the Beatles to Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, etc.

    During 2008 we completed two one year residencies at the Flaming Fox, Parklands and Sangria Taverna, Bothasig, a three-month cycle at Guzzlers, Tableview and an one-year residency at Countdown Sports Café, Blaauwberg.  We also played two corporate functions for Porters Auto, Culemborg during 2007, a black-tie event for Metropolitan Oddyssey (BMW Pavillion, V & A Waterfront) and performed at a number of private functions and weddings at some of the top function venues in the Western Cape. We also played the Year-End function of African Maritime Services every year from 2008 to 2014.

    During 2010 we also completed a lengthy cycle at Pirates Grill House (Plumstead) and commenced a residency at Casa Do Mar (Tableview) that continues in 2015.  We have also played a number of other engagements at other premier venues; eg. Quay 4  (V & A Waterfront), Doodles (Blaauwberg), Seaforth Restaurant (Simon's Town), Dias Taverna (Cape Town CBD), The Italian Club (Milnerton), Verdi Pizzeria (Edgmead), Boogie Bar (Tableview) and the Dubliner @ Kennedy's. Synchronicity was further selected to perform at Nederburg Wine Estate for the 2012 Paarl Around the Rock Festival.  We also performed as the feature band at Slainte Sports Bar & Resaurant's 2012 St Patrick's Day Celebration and their 2013 New Years Eve party.

    We performed at the Portuguese Consul-General's Christmas Banquet in 2013, and also commenced residencies at The Elephant & Barrel and Station Pub & Grill (both in Franschoek) which continue into 2015.  Performances followed at the Radisson Blu and Strand Towers Hotels, and also included the Christmas Day Event at the Westin Grand Hotel in 2013.  In 2013 and 2014 we also performed at a number of new venues, eg The Brass Bell (Kalk Bay), Johnny Fox Pub & Restaurant (Bothasig), Tony Roma (Table View), etc.

    SYNCHRONICITY were semi-finalists in the Bands4Africa 2010 New Talent Search hosted at Quay 4.

    BACKGROUND

    ALISON placed in the national Top 75 in 2002 during the first Idols competition. She has played semi-professionally with a number of musicians & bands in the Cape Town area since 2002; eg. with Greg Schoeman (ex The Sunshines) as a rock & alternative covers duo and with well-known show-band Faze 4 at venues including Quay 4 (Waterfront), Countdown (Blaauwberg), Tavern & Ale (Plumstead), Bart’s Pub (Strand), Zelda’s (Somerset-West), Dubliners @ O’ Kennedys (Long St, Cape Town), Gecko Lounge (Hermanus) and a 7 month-residency at the Generations Café (aka G-Spot). She also played a number of high profile corporate functions (eg. LG Electronics, Spar) and notably an one-month residency at Ratanga Junction during high-season promotion. Alison has further done a number of voice-overs for local radio stations.  During 2012 Alison also performed with top musicians in the Cadillacs (Joe Recrosio, Gordon MacKay, Reg Edwards and Greg Schoeman) in a number of well-received tribute shows (Simon & Garfunkel, John Lennon and an 80s Show) at venues such as Villa Pascal, Dorpstraat Theatre and the Golden Valley CasinoIn 2014 Alison also performed with showband Heywire at the Buffalo Rally in Mossel Bay.  Alison is presently recording an original album containing her own compositions for release in the near future.

    RIAAN is a solo artist and former member of rock duo Under Construction, who has played at venues including the now defunct Barrels & Flags (Cape Town), Guzzlers (Milnerton), Jaws on the Boulevard (Monte Vista), Sangria Taverna (Bothasig) & Gunners Arms (Wynberg).

    RIAAN is also available as a solo act for venues that suit that format.