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Thursday, October 2, 2014


(Thulile Zama, Nomkhosi Mazibuko & Rebekah Pillay)

The popular KZN jazz trio Heels Over Head will perform in Durban and Cato Ridge this weekend with appearances at the KZNSA Gallery on October 3 and at Blue Ice Lifestyle (Thuthuka) near Nagle Dam on October 5.

Heels over Head have been around a while and the girls keep really busy on the popular and private circuit with their particular brand of smooth jazz, which cunningly combines contemporary African musical phrases, evocative popular African standards, dance inducing rhythms and happy melodic vocals.

Dressed to kill, they always present well, combining glamour and warmth with a hint of the seductive; obviously a hot combo! Heels Over Head is a commercial enterprise and appeals to those who dig the groove and sing-a-long lyrics.

Their history includes scooping the Yamaha Young Talent Award in 2010 and a South African Music Award nomination for their debut album Could it Be? Their latest offering, Sondela, is proof that they are in a growth spurt. In the 6-track EP they have invited collaborations and worked with many local talents.

Heels Over Head has a formula that people enjoy. Sondela has got just enough of the African jazz feel to keep it in the ring; add lovely ladies with well-trained voices, strong rhythms and loads of unashamed romance and you’ve got a recipe for success.

Thulile Zama and Nomkhosi Mazibuko on vocals will be joined by Mandy Cobbing on keyboard and Rebekah Pillay on drums to create the easy breezy jazz-pop that has become their signature sound. For this performance they will also feature smoking hot guitarists Chillie Stent.

Opening up for Heels over Head at KZNSA Gallery will be M.O.E, an acronym for Music Over Everything. This female duo currently consists and was founded by two aspiring musicians and best friends, pop vocalist Tsholofelo Mapisa and classical pianist Lee-Ann De Vries. They started this "movement" two and a half years ago, inspired by their individual journeys through music ,the music they listen to (some of which they've covered), and more importantly, the strong friendship and bond they've formed over the years since they're first year studying towards a BA music degree at UKZN until this very day. They have been largely influenced by Jazz, Hip Hop, Folk/Indie and the Alternative/Urban R&B scene, local and abroad.

The events in Cato Ridge are supported by Concerts SA and produced by iSupport Music Business. As part of this project the band will also perform at Mdepha High School in Cato Ridge on October 2.

Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative that aims to stimulate live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create regular, sustainable performance platforms. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.

The performance on October 3 takes place at the KZNSA Gallery, Glenwood at 166 Bulwer Road, Durban. Doors open at 18h00 and tickets at R60 book through 031 201 9969.

The performance on October 5 takes place at Blue Ice Lifestyle (Thuthuka), Ehlanzeni, Number 8, Nagle Dam, Cato Ridge. Doors open at 14h00 and tickets at R20.

For more information contact Thulile Zama on 072 788 5426 or email: