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Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Well-known Durban songwriter and guitarist to perform at Vanille Café on May 29.

Songwriter Fiona Tozer will be playing at Vanille Cafe in Kloof on May 29. Starting her musical career as a self-taught singer and guitarist, she has travelled widely, performing with musicians from all over the world, and developing a unique personal style of songwriting.

Her songs vary from contemporary folk melodies for solo voice and guitar, to arrangements for acoustic rock and, more recently, the addition of other instruments. Her lyrics comment on different aspects of the human condition, with empathy and sometimes satirical humour. She is a regular performer at venues in and around Durban, as well as national music festivals such as Splashy Fen and White Mountain.

Tozer has recorded three albums of original songs; Odyssey with the band Bona Fide, and solo CDs Neverland and Light and Sound. Having recently completed a degree in music composition at the University of KZN, her goal is to expand her musical knowledge in order to create more diverse and complex sounds. She will be performing her recorded songs, as well as exploring her roots, influences, and the ongoing creative processes at work in her music. There will be a guest appearance by Keri Povall (from the band Celtis) who will be joining her on flute and vocals. CDs will be available for sale.

The performance starts at 18h00 on May 29 at Vanille Café, 5 Bellevue Road in Kloof. Tickets R50 per table. Reservations on 031 717 2780 or 031 764 1196. For further details, visit her website at