Hugo Hewitt

Hugo comes from a very musical family. “My father and his brother started making music together at school, and I grew up under their sound desk at performances,” says Hugo. “As a family, we often sang together at family gatherings. I was four years old when my grandmother taught me how to harmonise, and in grade seven I started teaching myself to play guitar”. At school Hugo was part of the choir and music groups and studied sound engineering after school. Hugo then joined Lefra Productions as a sound engineer where his love for theatre started.

Ernie Bates

Ernie Bates is of course no stranger. He is an internationally acclaimed music producer, arranger, musician, singer and TV star, and has been in the music industry for the past two decades and has achieved great success worldwide. Ernie was part of the South African acapella group Overtone, which became a household name in 2009 after appearing in the Warner Brothers film Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon and directed by Clint Eastwood. Ernie has adapted and produced five songs for the film and has collaborated with world-renowned film music producers Michael Stevens and Kyle Eastwood. Overtone sang the entire soundtrack for the film. The group was also with the Eastwood family in the E! Entertainment reality show Mrs. Eastwood and Company in 2012.

Mac Young

Mac Young’s debut album Pretty Soon was released in August 2014, and the music industry immediately took note of his talent. How could they not? He started singing at the age of three and is a master of the guitar. “I was born to be on stage,” says Mac. “I want to inspire people with music. My passion is country music and although I always try to see the light side of life, I prefer music with a deeper meaning that touches people’s hearts.” Ernie approached Mac to sing with him on the music video of the Waylon Jennings hit, A couple more years. However, Ernie felt that a third voice was needed, and approached Hugo Hewitt. The two were members of the same gospel band.