Summary ProfileKnown for changing the face of instrumental music in South Africa and beyond with their extraordinary fusion of virtuosity and fresh beats, Sterling EQ boasts four successful releases, over 600 live performances since 2008, and thousands of followers worldwide.
The SAMA Award-winning instrumental pop group is made up of electric flautist Carina Bruwer, electric violinist Eriel Huang and electric cellist Ariella Caira – three Classically trained virtuosos with dozens of awards, degrees and distinctions between them, who share a passion for the latest beats and pop music trends.
The all-woman supergroup performs more than 120 shows per year, touring their albums, playing at SA’s most coveted events, sharing stages with global music icons, and enjoying extensive media coverage across all mainstream media. They have performed in 10 countries and for live audiences of up to 40,000, and on live broadcasts to millions of global television viewers.
Career highlights include winning an SA Music Award in 2011 (becoming only the 2nd all-girl band in a decade to do so), signing a major record deal with EMI South Africa in 2011, performing across 9 countries at top events like the SAMA Awards Show, the FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony and Official World Cup Banquet (2010), the World Travel Awards in India, Dubai, Durban and Johannesburg, SA Idols 2011 (guest artist), the IPL 2009 Opening Matches and the Cape Town Stadium launch and numerous private and corporate parties, events and showcases; as well as collaborating with the likes of Boney M, Dave van Vuuren and Loyiso Bala, and sharing stages with artists such as Snow Patrol, Carole Samaha and Lira.
Sterling EQ will perform a selection of songs from their four acclaimed releases - Nova, Sterling Speel Afrikaans, the SAMA-winning Sterling EQ Live in Concert and their latest offering Pulse - showcasing the group’s collective virtuosity and musicality through an energetic and fun-filled visual show. The repertoire includes original material, as well as edgy remixes and unique instrumental arrangements of well-known melodies from across the ages – from the most famous Classical melodies, Irish, Latin, Bollywood and South African hits; all of which incorporate some of the latest beats and instrumental techniques.
Simply delightful – The Guardian (UK)
So good they’ll have your pulse racing – The Star, Tonight
(The) music sensation backs up their beauty with superb talent – The New Age
Set new standards for the instrumental genre – The Times
Electrifying group breaks boundaries – Cape Argus
It was an amazing experience! One that I believe that, in my lifetime, an experience like Saturday evening, will not happen again. - Louis Taljaard, DCD Dorbyl
The show was magic, I loved every minute of it. The BEST I’ve ever seen! - Norma Ferguson, Frontline
STERLING EQ have performed over 700 shows in 10 countries. Please let us know if you'd like to receive a comprehensive biography, and we will mail it to you.