Strait & Narro is a new generation sound, incorporating funk, hip-hop, R&B, jazz and trip-hop elements. Their songs are about the joys and social challenges of living in Cape Town, South Africa and the world.

The band members have all toured the world as backing musicians for artists like Jimmy Dludlu, Zim Ngqawana, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Sylvia Mdunyelwa, Johnny Clegg, Paul Hanmer, Allou April, Springbok Nude Girls, Marcus Wyatt and Judith Sephuma, to name a few.

Strait & Narro is Mark Fransman (composer, piano/keyboard), Melanie Scholtz (vocals), Lee Thompson (trumpet), Buddy Wells (saxophones), Wesley Rustin (bass), Kevin Gibson (drums) and Gavin Minter (percussion).


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