Heels over Head keep really busy on the popular and private circuit with their particular brand of smooth jazz, which cunningly combines contemporary African musical phrases, evocative popular African standards, and happy melodic vocals.
- 02 October 2014
- Live Music
Dressed to kill, they always present well, combining glamour and warmth with a hint of the seductive; obviously a hot combo! Heels Over Head is a commercial enterprise and appeals to those who dig the groove and sing-a-long lyrics.
Their history includes scooping the Yamaha Young Talent Award in 2010 and a South African Music Award nomination for their debut album Could it Be? Their latest offering, Sondela, is proof that they are in a growth spurt. In the 6-track EP they have invited collaborations and worked with many local talents.
Heels Over Head has a formula that people enjoy. Sondela has got just enough of the African jazz feel to keep it in the ring; add lovely ladies with well-trained voices, strong rhythms and loads of unashamed romance and you’ve got a recipe for success.
Thulile Zama and Nomkhosi Mazibuko on vocals will be joined by Mandy Cobbing on keyboard and Rebekah Pillay on drums to create the easy breezy jazz-pop that has become their signature sound. For this performance they will also feature smoking hot guitarists Chillie Stent.
Opening up for Heels over Head at KZNSA Gallery will be M.O.E, an acronym for Music Over Everything. This female duo currently consists and was founded by two aspiring musicians and best friends, pop vocalist Tsholofelo Mapisa and classical pianist Lee-Ann De Vries. They started this "movement" two and a half years ago, inspired by their individual journeys through music ,the music they listen to (some of which they've covered), and more importantly, the strong friendship and bond they've formed over the years since they're first year studying towards a BA music degree at UKZN until this very day. They have been largely influenced by Jazz, Hip Hop, Folk/Indie and the Alternative/Urban R&B scene, local and abroad.
The events in Cato Ridge are supported by Concerts SA and produced by iSupport Music Business. As part of this project the band will also be performing at Mdepha High School in Cato Ridge on Thursday 2 October.
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative that aims to stimulate live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create regular, sustainable performance platforms. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.
Friday 03 October
KZNSA Gallery, Glenwood (166 Bulwer Road), Durban
Doors 6pm R60 Bookings: 031 201 9969
Sunday 05 October
Blue Ice Lifestyle (Thuthuka)
Ehlanzeni, Number 8, Nagle Dam, Cato Ridge
Doors 2pm R20