I'm told I remind people of Amy Winehouse, Adele with a hint of old soul, Nina Simone. I believe that I have my own style & sound and I classify myself as a soulful singer songwriter with passionate vocals, an eclectic mix of pop soul, blues/jazz and neo soul with a unique "goodvibe" feel.
Originally from Phalaborwa, Limpopo, now living in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Music has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Performing for family and friends from as young as 5 years old. By age ten I was playing guitar and writing my own songs. I continued to entertain whoever wanted to listen, every chance I got.
Driven by wanderlust I found myself in India at the age of 21 and through the course of the next decade I travelled to 64 countries and ended up living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for 6 years.
In 2014 I entered The Voice of Holland and made it through to the blind auditions. This experience sparked something in me and I decided to pursue a career in music. I performed at venues around Amsterdam between 2014-2016. In 2014 I opened for Kurt Daren and in 2015 I opened for Bobby Van Jaarsveld and Arno Jordaan at a SA concert in Holland.
I returned to SA in June 2016, where I continued to pursue my music career, playing gigs around the country.
In 2017 I took part in The Voice SA Season 2 where I received a '4 chair turn' in the blind auditions and I made it to the top 32, knock out rounds.
Prior to entering The Voice I also entered a local music competition by FeelmyFlo, which I won and I am currently signed with the FeelmyFlo record label.
I also featured on a South African EDM producer, Oriison's latest productions 'One Punch Knockout' (https://itunes.apple.com/id/album/one-punch- knockout-feat-jacqueline-tolken-single/1249781997)
Radio stations that have interviewed/played my songs:
Eden Radio (Interviewed) Impact Radio (Interviewed) Goodhope FM
PUK FM's local top 30 Hot91.9FM
Smile 90.4FM (Interviewed) GROOTontbyt on KYKnet (Inerviewed) MixFM93.8 (Interviewed)
What others have said about me:
Well renowned artist Kahn Morbee: "you have a super power...your voice" and Karen Zoid: "I will buy your album tomorrow" & Lira: "you have an international sound"
Links to The Voice SA performances:
Blind Audition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kk6eCZE1uo Battle Rounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vPI65X_Xwc Knock Out Rounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUFOKur0tZ0
You can find/follow me on:
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ladyshoez
My session musicians are Johnny Late (https://www.facebook.com/jannie.lategan) and/or Peter
Hoven https://www.facebook.com/peterhovenartist/ and I am very excited about future performances with these talented musicians.
Click on the YouTube link below for the PROMO VIDEO.
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