Thursday, 18 July 2013 01:15

TAKING HIS TALENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Written by Gary van Dyk - Tygerburger
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Robin Pieters, a singer ready to take his talent to the next step.Next week R&B star Tevin Campbell will be in town but this will also be a proud moment for Belhar singer Robin Pieters, who will be one of the opening acts at the GrandWest Arena.

 

He will be part of the vocal group, The Black Ties, taking to the stage as part of the Divos 2013 showcase on Saturday 27 July, and it’s been a journey that has not let any setbacks keep him down.

Pieters points out that when he was 16 he realised his talent for singing and started singing in some boy groups on the Cape Flats.

 

“For me it was just fun at the time, but when I was 18 I lost my mom who was the only breadwinner in the house,” he said.

“It was while I was singing at her funeral that I realised that I would have to take my music more seriously because she always believed in my talent and wanted me to take it further.”

 

He admits that year, 2008, was not easy because he enrolled at the Cape Music Institute (CMI), and it was a struggle being a full-time student and working part-time to make ends meet.

“Luckily I had people like Camillo Lombard and Ezra Delport at CMI who believed in me and always motivated me,” he says.

“This was where my musical journey really took flight and that belief now sees me as one of the vocal trainers at the institution.

“The training that I received there has led to this proud moment for me, and probably the stepping stone to bigger things.”

 

Stepping stones have been happening for this singer for some time because so far he has been in backing vocal groups for people like Karin Kortje, Chad Saaiman, Claire Phillips, Luqmaan Adams, Vicky Sampson, Loyiso Bala, Jody Williams, Zayne Adams, Jamalie, Camillo Lombard, Sasha-lee Davids, Mellisa Allison, Lloyde Cele, Neville D, and even with Jonathan Butler in 2011.

 

Robin Pieters performs with Karen Kortje at the Alen Abrahams concert. Source: Son Koerant on YouTube

While he is very proud of these projects he feels that with this performance he will be given the opportunity to shine on his own.

“This time it is about me,” he says.

 

“My own work reflects the inspiration that I find in past experiences, day to day life, words that inspire, my interest in spirituality, the power of positive thinking and believing in possibility.

“I always hope that my music might bring joy and inspiration to others. Give them the same dreams of one day growing their own creative business into empires.”

 

Divos is back for one performance only at GrandWest on Saturday 27 July. This year the show will star multi-Grammy nominated Tevin Campbell and a stellar line-up of top South African artists including The Black Ties, Jimmy Nevis and Emo Adams. Book at Computicket.


(The Original Article can be viewed on the link below.)

TygerBurger - July 16, 2013

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