We love weddings. We love being part of such an important day in people's lives & being able to give the music that we've been given to others to make it extra special. Having been there ourselves, we know how important it is to surround yourself with reliable & professional service providers that make it their job to ensure that your wedding day is unforgettable!
We are a husband and wife team (Jattie & Ilse de Beer) who provides live music for mostly weddings, but corporates & other private functions & events as well. We have a strong focus on harmonies & an acoustic vibe – keeping it simple yet uniquely special. We've been doing this together since 2008 & we've had the privilege of travelling all across South Africa for this purpose – from Pretoria to Britstown to the beautiful winelands in the Western Cape.
Both of us have extensive experience in the music industry. Ilse currently works as PR & Marketing co-ordinator at the record label Merchant Music, while in the past being a soloist in world-class choirs such as Stellenbosch University Choir (currently nr.1 choir in the world as of 2012), Pro Cantu Youth Choir & Akustika Chamber Singers (with Jattie) – winning the Choir of the World title in 2008 in Wales. She has also been part of professional theatre productions like 'Ester die musical'. Jattie works as an Industrial Psychology Consultant and is also a songwriter part-time – his songs being recorded and sung by well-known SA artists. His band, Vertikaal, also won the coveted SAMA & ATKV Lier awards in 2009 and his original compositions for TUKS Serenade have won Best Original Composition four years in a row.
We pride ourselves on our diversity & versatility. We can sing anything you want, anywhere you want, be it in your ceremony, pre-drinks/canapés or reception, English or Afrikaans. We can even learn a Zulu song if that is your requirement! We also have a very unique service where a special song can be written for you on request which incorporates special moments and memories that you have as a couple. Our repertoire includes (but is not limited to): Ceremony: Hillsong, Brooke Fraser, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Retief Burger etc. Pre-drinks/Canapes & Reception: John Mayer, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, Sting, Def Leppard, Coldplay, Michael Buble, Jack Johnson, Tom Petty, Jason Mraz etc. We can also pull in other musicians to make up a full band, or add classical instruments to the ensemble.
Music creates a special atmosphere at your wedding – so go on…treat your guests with some ear candy! Contact Tilted Up for a quotation or to have a chat over some good coffee regarding your requirements.
"Jattie & Ilse contributed to making our wedding day unforgettable. They understood our hearts & they knew exactly how to contribute to our special day"
Elmar & Beandra van Onselen: 23 Sep 2008 – Green Leaves, Hartbeespoort
"Thank you for the wonderful & special contribution that you guys made on our wedding day. Everything was perfect! Your amazing performance was unforgettable & your music left us with tears in our eyes."
Christo & Carla Serfontein: 11 Oct 2008 – Kanu Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
"Tilted Up's performance at our wedding was incredibly special & added just that little extra to our day to round it off perfectly! I succeeded the whole day in keeping my emotions under control, but when they sang "When you say you love me" by Josh Groban I couldn't stop the tears! Everything was beautiful, professional & well organised. Because they sorted out all the sound arrangements directly with the DJ themselves beforehand, it was one less thing off our shoulders that we didn't have to worry about. Ilse & Jattie, you truly brightened up our wedding day & we are so thankful for that! You are fantastic and we would recommend Tilted Up for anyone!"
Henrico & Yvette Smit: 14 March 2009 – Stellenrust Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
"Jattie & Ilse – thank you so much for performing at our wedding! You were fantastic & our guests loved your songs! Tilted Up really made our day extra special!"
Danie & Stephanie Jacobs: 12 Sep 2009 – Memoire, Muldersdrift
"Jattie & Ilse, thank you so much for the music and worship on our wedding day. It was so special to have you there and your professionalism and outstanding talent had our guests talking long after! Thank you that you understood what we were looking for. Everything was perfect & we had a very blessed day. May you brighten up many other couples' special day as you did ours."
Rhenier & Hantie Labuschagne: 20 Feb 2010 – Cussonia Crest, Hartbeespoort
"Thank you for the incredible atmosphere you guys created at our wedding! Everybody loved you!"
Jacques & Lize Hough: 10 Dec 2011 - Randpark Golf Estate, Joburg
Singing for 30min before the ceremony while the guests arrive
Singing the song the bride walks down the aisle with
Leading the worship at the beginning of the ceremony – 2-3 songs
Singing during a special moment during the ceremony e.g. putting on the rings / lighting unity candles
Singing while the registry is being signed & the guests leave the chapel
Singing during pre-drinks / canapés – 1-2 hours (2 x 45 min sets)
Singing while guests are having dinner during the reception
Performing a few songs on request during the reception
Writing a unique song incorporating the couple's special moments
Singing the song the couple opens the dance floor with
Singing the father & daughter dance song
Providing live entertainment with a full band (3 x 45min sets) – Pricing structure to be discussed (R10 000+)
Ilse de Beer
083 378 6981