Since their stunning success in SA’s Got Talent 2009, brothers Willem and Louis van der Merwe have been performing across South Africa, charming audiences with their exceptional voices, interesting stories and diverse personalities.
The brothers excelled as part of the final episode of SA’s Got Talent’s first season. Their achievement had great media interest as a result, with Huisgenoot/You praising: “Il Divo, eat your heart out – these stars of SA’s Got Talent have captivated audiences with their angelic voices.”
They now perform under the name of SILWER, entertaining audiences with songs in the style of artists like Il Divo, Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli, singing local and international music that stood the test of time, as well as new tunes that are sure to linger in the audience's memory. This Proudly South African duo makes the operatic pop genre their own by adding some Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa songs to their operatic pop repertoire which is built around favourte Italian, French and Spanish songs, whilst also drawing inspiration from other genres including Jazz, Classical crossover, ballads, opera, neapolitan songs, and songs from theatre and film.
SILWER's talent, combined with their high standards of class and entertainment, contributes to an unforgettable experience at any occasion. As their Top Billing feature stated: “We always knew SA had talent… Willem and Louis showed just how much talent.”
Their participation in SA's Got Talent 2009 exposed SILWER to millions of viewers nationwide.
Other noteworthy TV coverage include a Top Billing feature, as well as an appearance on KYKNET’s Fiesta.
Print media exposure includes articles in the You and Huisgenoot magazines, articles in newspapers like Die Burger, Cape Times, Cape Argus and City Press
Radio exposure include interviews on RSG, Radio Helderberg and Suid-Kaap FM.