Summary ProfileOut Of The Blue has in the past ten years of its exsistance become the best live corporate band in South Africa. Their vibrant exciting lineup has earned them the reputation as “the band to book if you want a great party”. All the South African blue chip companies have booked and rebooked this amazing band, year after year.
Their vast repertoire includes hits from the sixties to the present day, ballads, easy listening, Broadway shows, South African hit songs both black and white and local show successes such as The Rocky Horror Show and the Saturday Night Fever.
Out of the Blue specialises in impersonations of artistes such as Mick Jagger, Austin Powers, George Michael and Madonna to name a few.
Out Of The Blue is not just a band, Out Of The Blue is a party waiting to happen, their mesmerizing front man Clayton will have you on your feet and dancing before you have chance to think “ should I ?”
Out of the Blue has performed extensively in South East Asia and the Gulf region and regularly handles corporate events for international companies such as Coke a Cola, Toyota, Mac Donald’s, South African Breweries, MTN, Vodacom, Anglo American, First National and Standard banks, 3M and Bankfin, amongst many, many others.
MIKE TODD Keyboard, guitar & Vocals
Mike is most well remembered as the guitarist and songwriter for South Africa’s most prestigious contemporary band CINEMA. He has produced and performed on 9 top selling C.D.’s, while his songs have gone on to be major hits both in S.A. and abroad, particularly the FAR EAST where the single “Strangers Again” reached the No. 1 spot. More recently he has been the musical director on many shows in and around Johannesburg. Mike also writes many jingles and company theme songs from his state of the art home studio.
CLAYTON STEWART - Lead Vocals & Bass
Clayton played the lead role in a number of theatrical productions, such as Return to the Forbidden Planet Buddy Holly, Grease the Stadium Spectacular and Blues Brothers (in which he won an FNB VITA AWARD for best performer in S.A.). He recorded the songs for the MTN Gladiators, which are used on the show as well as on their C.D., as well as having recorded the local version of Butterfly Kisses, which sold 5000 copies in its first week of release.
He also performed as a soloist in the 94.7 Highveld Stereo Top 100 concert, doing their number one song, Bohemian Rhapsody. Clayton, more recently, was seen on TV cutting up a hardware store in the new OPEL Astra ad, plus playing the lead in the Sanlam money game ads.
LARA THOMAS - Lead Vocals
Lara Thomas is an experienced Vocalist, who oozes enthusiasm and professionalism on stage. Her background of solid classical training, tertiary training in music, singing and performance have stood her in good stead.
Completing a 26 subject “Musicianship and Management” Diploma at the Allenby Campus (now Damelin) Contemporary Music School with 13 Distinctions and Top Vocal Student got her career started on the right foot.
For the last seven years, Lara has performed in numerous singing and dancing extravaganza shows at Carnival City and Carousel Casino where she has sang and danced her way into the hearts of many an audience.
These shows included “Sisters sentimental-the Andrew sisters tribute” “Let the Good times Roll”, “Lets Party”, “Body Talk”, “Hot in the City” ,“Decades” ,“Sexy Back”, “X-tasy”, “Decades” “Simply Irresistible” and “I Have a Dream-The Abba Tribute”
BRENDON DORAN – Drums
Brendan has played drums from the age of 12 and it can now be said that he has emerged as one of South Africa’s top live and session drummers. Following in his fathers footsteps Brendan took to the drums like a duck to water and has never looked back since he first picked up those drumsticks. He has played in many well known South African bands before he decided that his future belonged to Out of The Blue.
OUT OF THE BLUE are more than willing to tailor a show for you for almost any theme. They've covered the Oscars, Bollywood, World Cup Fever, the Rat Pack and Swing eras, and many more.....and they can something special for you!