Acoustiq Assassins are “storytelling musicians” whose acoustic yet alternative, NEW AGE sound could best be described as contemporary soul/indie R&B.
Born and bred in Pietermaritzburg, the trio are looking to play to the ears of the world!
The group consists of three members, Siphesihle “Tonick” Bhengu, Gugu Mdladla and Siphiwe Junior Mazibuko.
Despite attending the same primary school – the Assassins’ journey is one that began by chance! Their music caters for a cosmopolitan audience with songs in IsiZulu and English. The group performs original works.
“STRIPPED DOWN, RHYTHMIC & AUTHENTIC”, the Assassins perform poetic, minimalistic music with guitars, percussion and a keyboard as an accompaniment, creating room for the creative expression of their voices.
Since the group was formed in 2014, they have hosted SOLD OUT shows in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Makhanda and Cape Town.
Liyasakha Tyhoba (pianist and backing vocalist)
Mazwi Khumalo (percussionist)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Radio interviews: East Coast Radio, Ukhozi FM (done jingles for both radio stations), SAFM (with Shado Thwala) and Gagasi FM (Urban Soul LIVE & unplugged session)
Shared the stage with a number of musicians such as Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Zakes Bantwini, Big Nuz, Witness, DJ Tira, Shekinah, Sibongile Khumalo, Babes Wodumo to name a few.
Television appearances – SA’s Got Talent, Hectic 99, Tshwane TV, Idols SA, Mzansi Insider and twice on YOTV
Hosted an “Acoustiq Assassins presents Samthing Soweto” at The Hexagon Theatre, SOLD OUT
2016 & 2020 Poetry Africa
Advert with KFC, Soundbite and Ola Films for VUZU’s music competition “The Hustle”
Finalists at the MTV Base music showcases 2019 Moshito Festival