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Wednesday, September 13, 2017


(Maya Spector)

Cape Town based vocalist and composer Maya Elizabeth Spector is a rising talent in the South African music and theatre world. Coming from a culturally diverse, musical family, she grew up in Japan, Swaziland, America and South Africa. She graduated in 2009 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in jazz performance and music education.

It is now time to treat Ballito to this special music on September 15 at Sound Café. Spector will bring a band of seasoned musicians to the venue, consisting of Llewelyn Chetty on bass guitar, Phumlani Mtiti on saxophone, Burton Naidoo on keys and Riley Giandhari on drums.

Spector has appeared on stages around South Africa in international and South African musicals and she has also been a lead vocalist and back-up singer with many different music groups and has performed and recorded with a number of leading South African artists. Her voice has a texture that might be best described as an old soul, weathered by life and schooled by adversity, yet still so alive in vocal tone and bubbly in its expression.

Having recently finished her long-awaited EP, entitled My Simple Little EP, Spector is now writing new material and performing gigs in and around Cape Town and beyond. Her debut solo radio single, Slow was featured on the Heart fm local chart for four weeks in a row.

Catch Spector on September 15 at 19h00 at the Sound Café Warne House, 5 Garlicke Drive, Ballito. Tickets R50 (R200 for VIPs) - email for bookings or book online at

Sound Cafe is an upmarket, safe environment to enjoy world class entertainment. Enjoy their weekly brand new dinner menu which includes some great Tapas meals and mains specials that will be advertised during the course of the week.

Coming up at Sound Café are Zethe (September 22); Heels over Head (September 29); Muriel Marco (ARG/CPT) (October 6), and Solomon Willy Trio (October 13)