about Theo Crous

Theo Crous is a musician, producer and engineer. Theo's a member of rock group Springbok Nude Girls, as well as being a part of the alternative Afrikaans duo, Kobus! Theo have collaborated, performed,recorded, mixed and produced on many albums and played live with many international acts such as INXS, Hugh Masekela,Foo Fighters, Zolani Mahola, Karen Zoid, Chris Chameleon, Johnny Clegg, Chris Cornell and Connel Cruise.

The Springbok Nude Girls supported U2 on their recent 360° tour of South Africa. He's produced and engineered over 50 albums – singles from all these albums have reached the top ten on various national charts, 30 of which have been nominated in different categories for SAMA's( South African Music Awards), 8 of which have won SAMA's. 10 of these records have reached gold status, 4 records reached platinum status and 2 reached double platinum status. Theo has also worked extensively with Kevin Shirley(Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Beth Hart) on various album productions, like the multi award winning album Jeckle and Hyde by Prime Circle featuring the hit singles “Breathing” and “Turning in my Sleep”. Other collaborators include Paul Crowder (Sound City- editor) and Pete Woodroffe (Def Leppard - Producer,co-writer)Parlotones single, Honey, off the album, Journey through the shadows, reached nr 37 on the Billboard Heatseaker Charts in 2012.
Theo produced the latest Dan Patlansky album - Dear Silence Thieves that was voted the nr 1 Blues Album for 2014 in the US. Heres what the international press had to say:

“Trumpeted as this year’s zero-to-hero, the Jo’burg thirty-something justifies the hype with his seventh album. Dear Silence Thieves is blues tinged, but not slavishly so, with funky opener Backbite stomping like Lenny Kravitz in stack heels, Fetch Your Spade channelling Rage Against The Machine, and Taking Changes coming on like the Pride and Joy on illegal steroids. – Classic Rock Magazine UK 8/10

“Stand by for a treat. Dan Patlansky can deliver a ‘brick through the window’ riff with the best of them.” – Blues in Britain

“Hold On showcases Patlansky’s top-drawer, SRV-meets-Moore soloing to stunning effect.”
– Guitarist Magazine 4/5

Karen Zoid and Francois Van Coke's single - Toe vind ek jou, was the first ever Afrikaans single to debut on KFM and Highveld at nr 1 on the Top 40 on Sunday, 12 April, 2015.

Theo had the opportunity to study with Michael Brauer (Mix Engineer- Coldplay, John Mayer) in 2013, and Al Schmitt (Elvis Presley, Neil Young, Bob Dylan) in 2015.

Theo also works as a composer for the advertising and film industry for agencies such as Ogilvy, Zoom Advertising, Network BBDO, Saatchi and Saatchi, Draft FCB, JWT and Jupiter Drawing Room.

Some of Theo's compositions include:Co Production, recording and mixing and collaborate with Arno Carstens on a composition for the the movie The Last Face, directed by Sean Penn, starring Charlize Theron, Javier Bardiem and Jean Reno, due for release at Cannes Film Festival mid 2015.

Golf Gti commercial(Ogilvy- Cape Town), won a gold statue award at the London International Advertising Awards for “best music”.

Johnny Walker “ Haile Gebrselassie' commercial, won the Diageo Award for best commercial worldwide.Allan Gray - Legend commercial, that won the Loerie Grand Prix of 2011 as well as a Bronze Lion at Cannes 2011.Go to the commercials section at the top to view the latest show reel.

Theo has a love for vintage equipment and vintage guitars.Through his carreer has work extesively in various international studios like Avatar Studios - New York, Power Station - New England, Metopolis studios - UKT.

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