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.
Travels all over the country
Can perform on any day of the week
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