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1st Project - South Africa's pioneer industrial percussion act.

By using only drums to create what can be best described as ‘Aggressive Percussion!’, 1st Project has truly made their mark on the entertainment industry, they have continued to captivate audiences around the world with their unique musical style, passion and vigor…

 The concept behind the act was to change the common view of drumming groups - from campfire drum circles to stage performances of smashing drums and sweating out a live show that demands attention!

Since starting at a little music school in Johannesburg, they have played over 2000 shows, toured over 25 countries, and been featured in hundreds of media spots worldwide, marking them as South Africa’s biggest drumming act.

 1st Project boast being the only drumming act to receive 2 South African Music Award nominations; win a World Music Award in China, as well as the first South African band to have a full one hour music special on MNET and across DSTV South Africa, Africa and Asia. Do you suffer from percussive aggressive behaviour?...



"If you have never had the pleasure of seeing these hot, half-naked boys beating on their drums, then your life is seriously lacking!" - Heat Magazine


"The guys were absolutely brilliant and I really appreciate their understanding of what turned into a bit of a tough situation when the rain came and we had to rescue drum kits etc and then re-build their entire set-up again. The guests were blown away by their performance and we cannot wait to have them back again!" - Stephanie Scorgie, Hospitality Affairs


"On behalf of everyone at Eventworx, I would like to thank you for your awesome performance at the Standard Bank Indaba, it was spectacular! The feedback we received was excellent. Please pass on our thanks to all the 1st Project guys. We appreciate your contribution to the success of this event." - Clair Wright, Eventworx

Previous Clients:

FiFA - Vodacom - FNB - Cricket South Africa - IPL - MTN - Paul Mitchell – Guess - Engen – South African Airways - Coca Cola - Castrol - Cell C - Standard Bank - MWEB - Unisa - Liberty Life - Ceres - Pepsi – KPMG - Pfizer - Miller - KLM - Flight Centre - Olmeca - Telkom - ABSA - FTV SONY – AUDI - SASOL - BidVest - Deloitte And many more!



Previous Collaborations and Opening Slots:

1st Project have performed in over 25 countries, collaborated with and opened for many international super stars such as: Katy Perry, 30 Seconds to Mars, Fat Boy Slim, Jessie J, Goo Goo Dolls, Fall Out Boy, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Panic at the Disco, Live, Peter Gabriel, Jason Derulo, Korn and more.

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