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28 July @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm| R100
PHELO BALA LAUNCHES MUCH ANTICIPATED SOLO ALBUM
Having being exposed to the music industry almost all his life, Phelo Bala has finally launched his solo project on the 24th of March 2017.
The album titled, Ndim’lo is authentically composed and inspired by Bala’s journey to self-discovery.
“My dream has always been to establish myself as a music industry executive and producer while I continue growing as a performer and composer. This album for me is a breakthrough and I can’t wait to share it with the rest of the world,” says Bala.
Like many great singers, he began singing in his church choir at an early age, and it was instantly clear that he’d inherited the unique musical gift from his beloved mother, and brothers Zwai and Loyiso, who Phelo would eventually form the globally acclaimed Bala Brothers with, when he was only 14 years old.
Following in his brother’s footsteps, Phelo joined the prestigious Drakensberg Boys Choir in KwaZulu Natal, where he rose to become deputy head boy and head of choir.
After completing his studies at Drakensberg Boys, Phelo’s professional career started with the release of the first Bala Brothers project in 2006.
The success of Bala Brothers saw Phelo performing on stages all over the world including England, Scotland, Japan, Australia and of course all over Southern Africa as both a soloist and as part of an ensemble.
In 2011 Phelo joined the highly acclaimed and multi award winning Joyous Celebration group which also launched his song writing career.
In late 2016 Phelo approached Dave Thompson ex Idols judge and MD of Boom.Studio with a view to working together again, having previously collaborated while Dave was head of A&R at Sony Music.
Dave was blown away by the quality of Phelo’s demo’s and recording commenced soon afterwards at The Digital Workshop, under the direction of producer Khaya Mthiyane.
“Ndim’lo” is poised to establish Phelo Bala as an original afro-soul superstar with a great future ahead of him.