The Kiffness is fast becoming one of South Africa's favourite live electronic acts. From the beginning of 2013 they've had great success on local radio stations and already have 5 songs that have topped local radio charts.
The 2nd single 'Where Are You Going?' had great success on radio charts and reached #1 on the MTV Dance Charts, and was included on the NOW 65 compilation CD. At the beginning of 2014 The Kiffness were included in the list of 'iTunes New Artists' to look out for.
A key part to their growing success is their exciting live show. Their mix of uninhibited dancing, skilled live instrumentation and deep grooving house beats means crowds can expect nothing less than a huge vibe, which has seen them go from playing at a humble beach cafe in Plettenberg Bay to gigging overseas and headlining shows at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
Dave Scott studied at Rhodes University where he played trumpet in many bands & DJ'd in a couple clubs in and around Grahamstown.
When he arrived in Cape Town in 2011 to study sound engineering, suddenly Dave didn't have any bands to play in and he didn't know of any clubs where he could DJ. So he decided to make his own beats that he could play trumpet and keys over. This was the beginning stages of a live electronic act that would become The Kiffness today. Dave made his way by doing small shows & made music for adverts and TV shows and has built up enough capital to upgrade from his bedroom to a professional home studio.
His brother Mike joined in the early stages of the band, playing live electronic drums and creating the logo, CD designs, shirt designs & visuals that go with the music. He left the band in 2012 to focus on his animation and illustration.
Mvelo Shandu aka Black Norris joined in early 2012 and plays drums and bass in the band.
Mvelo and Dave also have a longstanding friendship, which started when they met at Michaelhouse high school in 2001. From endless hours of singing in the chapel choir to playing in the jazz band together, their unique friendship is solidly built on the foundations of music.