01 July, 2011
A group of 7 male artists who go by the stage name of D7 Live are an acapella group, have been the opening act for the successful Freshly Ground. They have also shared the stage with artists such as Imogen Heap, Vusi Mahlasela , Goldfish, Arno Carstens, and Just Jinger.
This group uses their vocals to create their music. The sounds they make are all made from the mouth which allows them to create their harmonies and unique contemporary tunes.
The group has been together for 3 years and of the 2 years they’ve been formed have used the National Arts Festival, held in Grahamstown as their platform to gain experience. This has allowed them to gain more publicity and become more popular.
Last year they were awarded the Standard Bank Ovation Award at the Festival. These guys are professionals and do live performances from weddings to launches to corporate gigs.
Currently, they are working on recording songs for their first album. They have not been able to give a specific date as to when we can expect their album but for now you can catch them performing at the Cuervo Music Room during the festival from the 1st to the 4th of July.
By Nokwazi Khumalo