Shef and the Kitchen

shef and the kitchen is a band that was formed by goodman khaya jacisa nad siphiwe hlophe in 2011 wich became a full band in 2013 were we met with freedie mathethe today were are a live band with five mambers hitting the waves of music with our afro poetic sound that will shook you up.

Shef and The Kitchen was founded in 2011 by Khayelihle Goodman Jacisa, Siphiwe Shef Hlophe and Lebona Breeze Langa.

We are a live performing band that produces Afro Poetic Soul with Jazz Funk that commenced performing in 2011 in various types of poetry sessions and events around the community of Orange Farm.

The band grew to be a complete band when we met with the Bassist who is the Music Director and the Keyboardist as well as the Lead Guitarist and our Drummer, We began performing at Monateng Café, Poets in Office, Poetry in Motion at a place called Norman’s Coner in Diepkloof.
We were involved in a programme called Puisano Live Music in 2014 where we represented the Sedebeng Region in the Gauteng Province, we then performed at the Moshito Music Conference that was held at the SABC studios, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz and in other festivals that were held by the initiative.

In 2015 we participated in the Joburg Theatre Festival, namely, Youth Unplugged which aims at developing young and upcoming artists.

Shef and the Kitchen has a unique sound that will take music lovers by storm, married with our kitchen attire that makes the band stand tall in cooking music for the soul. To name a few events, we have performed at the Hector Pieterson Memorial, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Moshito Music Conference, Youth Unplugged, Kwa Dlomo Dam – Vaal, Shikisha Restaurant, Mashumi Art Exhibition and the Spy 2 Pub. Our band members include Siphiwe Hlophe,Freddy Mathete, Mzwakhe Dlamini, William Mathete & Khanyisile Mlenzane.