SIXTEEN-year old vocal talent, Kianja, from the United Kinggom will be performing at The Still Sessions at Distillery031, 1st Floor The Foundry, 43 Station Drive, Durban at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 25.
Kianja is writing and performing songs that show a maturity and skill far above what could normally be expected from a teenager.
In three short years she has gained a scholarship at a Jazz Music School in Durban, South Africa, performed at the Edinburgh Festival, released a couple of singles, worked with the Jazz Warriors/Tomorrows Warriors, won the Bang Radio sponsored Bang Your Buskie competition, taken her GCSEs and been accepted to study music at the Brit School where she started in September 2015.
Kianja has also been soaking up musical influences from her family and friends and a myriad of musicians who are keen to work with this incredible raw talent.
She is equally at home singing and writing pop songs and mixing this with jazz, RnB, roots, reggae and urban flavours, engaging her audience with intelligent lyrics, a stunning voice and a captivating stage presence.
At The Still Sessions she will be performing with an acoustic band and will bring the audience songs from her EP, Nu Blu Flame, which boasts a mix of songs she recorded in South Africa and in UK.
Tickets are available at http://www.webtickets.co.za and at Pick ‘n Pay
The Still Sessions is a monthly music and dining experience brought to you by Distillery031 and iSupport Music Business.
Distillery031 is Durban’s first craft distillery and home to an intimate cocktail bar and dining area. British-trained chefs Jordan and Net Semple server gourmet street food prepared with locally sourced ingredients to accompany the distillery’s range of signature cocktails.
D031 distills fine spirits in small batches using all natural ingredients. Their range includes vodka, gin, rum, cachaca and absinthe.