Thunzy and The Verse is a musical ensemble led by vocalist and musician Mathunzi Macdonald. Based in Gauteng, South Africa, the band performs across multiple stages in tje style of Nujazz, Jazz, Soul, Gospel and Popular Music.
The core membership of the band includes Jazz & Popular music graduates Thulani Sithela (Drums and vocals),Teboho Kobedi (Piano, vocals, MD), and Sakhile Twala (Bass guitar). Mathunzi sings the lead vocals for The Verse and manages the music composition and arrangement aspects. With the assistance of co writers such as Menelisi Ngwenya (Pianist, vocalist, producer), Mpendulo Sibanyoni (Vocal Arranger, producer) and the production expertises of musician John Lundun (Pianist, Producer) the band is able to create and perform world class music offerings.
Affiliate and past members include Nolo Ntsoko, Aoriel Zamonsky, Keorapetse Kolwane, Ncamisa Nqana and Nhlanhla Ngwenya to name a few.
South African State Theatre, Winnie's Soul & Jazz restaurant, multiple festivals and markets such as the 012 Social Market, venues such as Starbucks Rosebank are stages that have hosted the musical ensemble. Live radio broadcast performances on YFM and Power FM to name a few have been a platform for the band to share in what they love to do most; making music. Corporate and private functions also form part of the band's colourful resume.
Each band member of Thunzy and The Verse carries years of experience in the music industry. Individual biographies can be made available on request.