Onetime ‘Idols’ contestant Martelize Voigt and her band will perform at Die Boer Theatre Restaurant on Saturday March 30 at 8.30pm. She will be backed up by Jacques Steyn on bass, Ian Smit on guitar, Leandre Steyn on backing vocals, Clinton Lehman on drums and Gideon Murray on piano.
Already an industry veteran despite being only in her mid twenties, Voigt’s first allbum was released as a duet with her sister in 1998 when she was only 12 years old. They were called The Musical Dolls. Voigt has been singing since she was three years old, starting out with standards like ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’.
Two years later Sony BMG released the second album of the The Musical Dolls in Johannesburg. The sisters toured most parts of South Africa and Namibia as backingtrack artists over the next few years, performing over 200 shows per year during the period of 1999 to 2003, which included most of the big festivals like KKNK, Aardklop, and Gariep Festival Kimberley.
Voigt’s big break came when she entered ‘Idols’ in 2005 and made it through to the top twelf out of more than 12000 contestants. Although she was eliminated at number 7 her music career was kicked off at a heavy pace. While in the competition papers all over the country started refering to her as “Blue eyed Martelize” and “Unforgetable Martelize”.
She improved on her ‘Idols’ showing in 2008 when she entered the Radio Tygerberg Traxtudio Gospel Talent Search competition and walked away with the first prize. Shortly after that she released her debut album named, ‘Stil in waarheid’’ with almost 50% of the music in Afrikaans and 50% of the songs in English.
In 2011 she married Mr South-Africa 2007 and ‘Pasella’ TV presenter Dieter Voigt.
Music fans can look forward to experiencing Voigt’s contemporary pop rock sound at Die Boer concert.
* Tickets are R80 and are available on 021 979 1911, or 083 406 0111.