(Rebekah Doty, Thulile Zama & Lindi Ngonelo. Pic by Vulane Mthembu)
From April 3 to 16, The Rhumbelow Theatre presents the Tina’s and Tunes Music Festival at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof. All-female jazz band Heels over Head is part of the line-up and scheduled for April 15.
The love of jazz music weaved these girls together towards to end of 2008 to form this unique musical force. Since then the girls are always occupied with composing, rehearsing and recording new music and with lots of performances around the country. Their music is referred to as smooth jazz or easy-breezy pop jazz, they developed a notable and clever signature sound that consists of current African-influenced music and uniquely re-arranged standards. The band is known for making the audience get on their feet and dance to their rhythmic bass lines and their cheerful melodies.
With their sparkling stage presence, the ladies always look classy and stylish and you cannot miss the charm and charisma of their lead vocalist Thulile Zama. She is joined by skilled drummer Rebekah Doty and accomplished pianist, Lindi Ngonelo. Last but not least, bassist Lee Ngidi joins the band and the flaming fusion of musicians is complete.
No doubt that fans take joy in listening to some Heels over Head; the African jazz ambiance, skilled musicians and vocalist and well-founded rhythm works enchanting.
Heels over Head can be seen on April 15 at 20h00 (doors open at 18h30). Tickets R100 (available in cash at the door or at Computicket). Buffet available for R135. Tina’s Restaurant is at 14 Beryldene Road in Kloof.