The Muirhead Quartet is a project featuring Bruce Muirhead (guitar), Mark Fransman (saxophone), Shaun Johannes (bass) and Heinrich Goosen (drums).
Their music can be loosely placed in a funk or groove style, though creative ideas are balanced with respect to genre. As a group they tread fresh territory, navigating between the tried and tested and new impulses. The sounds of shared and individual heritages are encouraged, not just compositionally, but in the way the songs are approached and performed.
The band formed in 2006 after playing together in different combinations over many years. They found their feet as a quartet almost immediately, and released their self-titled debut album in October 2006. The Muirhead Quartet regularly performs in and around Cape Town, at public and private functions.