SA songstress extraordinaire Nianell will be back in Cape Town for a once off gig at Die Boer, on Sunday, September 4, at 1.30pm.
The platinum selling vocal gymnast is known for her ability to ease through four octaves. She includes elements of Folk, Pop, R&B, Country, Classic and Celtic music in her song-writing, and accompanies herself on piano and acoustic guitar. Vocally she has created her own musical language, where words are often deemed unnecessary.
She is a South African and international success story, with many of her songs playlisted on radio stations worldwide. In addition to being a vocalist, musician and songwriter, as well as an author, Nianell is now also sharing her message as an inspirational keynote speaker. “Awareness is the birth of new beginnings, the beginning of a life worth living, the beginning of actually being alive,” she explains.
The artist has been a trailblazer for female singer-songwriters in South Africa ever since the release of her debut-album, 2001’s ‘Who Painted the Moon?’. The title track swept listeners across the country away and Nianell quickly became a household name. She also achieved international success with the title track when Hayley Westenra did a cover version of it and sold over two million copies worldwide.
On home soil, Nianell has delivered consistently successful albums, including the double SAMA-winning ‘Angel Tongue’ (2004), ‘Life’s Gift’ (2006), ‘I Know I’m Lucky’ (2008), ‘Sand & Water’ (2010) and ‘My Heart’ (2012).
In September 2014, the artist released her most introspective and soul-bearing album to date, ‘Just Be’, which saw her coming full circle to the sound of her first two albums with a tempered wisdom and more than a decade of life experience poured into each track.