Multi Award-winning instrumental pop band

Virtuosity, fresh beats and boundless energy

  ,Known for changing the face of instrumental music in South Africa and beyond with their extraordinary fusion of virtuosity and fresh beats, Sterling EQ boasts five successful releases, more than 1000 live performances since 2008, and thousands of followers worldwide. They have performed in 15 countries and for live audiences of up to 40,000, and on live broadcasts to millions of global television viewers. Sterling EQ proudly boasts a South African Music Award (2011) and a Ghoema Music Award (2013) as well as various further nominations.  
The band is lead by celebrated flute virtuoso Carina Bruwer who is also widely known as an extreme swimmer, motivational speaker and activist.  Carina’s idiosyncratic “Jethro Tull meets Carlos Santana” style is stunningly supported on electric violin and electric cello by Classically trained virtuosos who share dozens of awards, degrees and distinctions between them, as well as a passion for the latest beats and pop music trends.



The music continues

Believe it or not, but we can keep the music going when the lights go out.  The flute – albeit amplified for our electric set – has generous acoustic sound, and Carina can keep the music going during those much-loved power gaps!

Let’s Play!

Various performance options available

Sterling EQ is available to perform at events across South Africa and the world! With our wide network of performers, we can flute and electric string ensembles to fit your requirements and without unnecessary travel expenses

Lights, camera, action!

We are streaming-savvy!

We did not rest during Covid; we upskilled! To the extent that we can – together with our highly skilled technical partners – offer a live streamed performance for your virtual and/or hybrid events.   


What The Press Is Saying

Simply delightful

Sterling EQ burst on to the scene with their genre-defying musical style and sensational live performance.

The Guardian (UK)

“So good”

So good they’ll have your pulse racing. ”

The Star – Tonight


… a new unique place in the world of contemporary instrumental music.

Classic Feel

“New standards”

Set new standards for the instrumental genre

The Times

Contact Us

For booking enquiries, collaborations, or media requests

CONTACT Carina Bruwer
082 486 1320