about Theo Crous

Theo Crous is a musician, producer and engineer with vast experience and knowledge of the music industry. He is a member of SA's leading Rock group Springbok Nude Girls, as well as being a part of the alternative Afrikaans duo, Kobus! He's made guest appearances on many albums and played live with many international acts such as INXS, Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, Chris Cornel and The Offspring to name a few.
The Springbok Nude Girls supported U2 on their recent 360° tour of South Africa.

Over the past 20 years his production work with top SA bands and musicians such as the Parlotones, Prime Circle, Karen Zoid and Chris Chameleon has earned him a reputation for quality work and established him as one of South Africa's most respected musicians and producers.

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 had the opportunity to study with Michael Brauer ( Mix Engineer- Coldplay, John Mayer) in 2013

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

Some of Theo's compositions include:

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.

The studio is primarily used as a facility for his work as a producer on records or commercials. This studio does not offer any facility to record demo's or to be hired out commercially.

If you would like to get in touch with us regarding record production or commercial composition, please feel free to contact us.