Videos of the Top 15 and much more to come.
As I mentioned we added some great Jazz songs. All you have to do is press play, we added about 4 – 5 hrs of music that I guarantee you will remember and take you back to a time when things was crazy.
Click on the words above or the picture to listen to some of the greatest Jazz ever.
His professional career started as far back as a child of five years old doing a few variety shows, and then in his primary school years he became very involved in school produced pantomimes, with the likes of “James and the Giant Peach” and a few other memorable shows.
Something special is always going to happen when Alistair Izobell takes the stage. He entertains with so much power and takes the audience on a magical musical ride with the hypnotic quality of his voice. Audiences are spellbound and mesmerized as he is the puppet master that knows just which strings to pull.
He has the ability to capture any audience and is also an extraordinary singer who has traveled the world with the musical “Kat and the Kings” for which he received a Sir Laurence Olivier Award in 1999 in the role of Magoo on the West End and Broadway.
In his Emcee capacity he provides hilarious comic relief through his extrovert personality.
He was chosen amongst 51 other young hopefuls to play the role of this character in the production for just over a year, and was spearheaded by other producers to be part of great successful theatre productions thereafter for at least the next decade, and beyond.
He was cast in Kevin Feather’s successful tribute show, The Doowah Boys, produced by Pieter Toerien when songwriter/producer Patric van Blerk who penned the evergreen, “Paradise Road “, for the female trio, Joy, offered him a solo recording contract. The title track of his first album, “Venus”, is still receiving regularly airplay on radio stations and is regarded as his signature track.
More recently Alistair enjoyed success with a one man show called Venus in Tight Blue Jeans at One Broadway in Cape Town. His latest CD offering which was released too popular acclaim is called “The Other Side of Me”.
It seems as if the sky’s no limit for this youthful impresario who at this point in his career has decided to venture into the world of broadcasting and now has his own radio show on Cape Town’s popular regional station, Heart 104.9 FM .
Born and raised in the heart of the Cape Flats, Mitchells Plein, Emo Adams celebrates his birthday on the 9 April 1978. Being the younger sibling of only two sons, his childhood years were filled with the sound of harmonies & song, strongly influenced by his musically inclined father and the musical talent of his elder brother.
At the tender age of 9, Emo was cast to play the role of a homeless street child in the well renowned production “District 6 The Musical”, written and produced by David Kramer and the late Taliep Pertersen. It was here, at this young age where his love for theatre and his journey into the world of the performing arts began.
Spending most of his teenage years singing along to the melodies of the Malay Choirs and annually performing with these harmonious choirs as part of his Malay cultural background, music and melodies became an infectious part of his life.
On completion of his high school career at Spine Road High, Mitchells Plein, he embarked on furthering his education when he enrolled at Boston House College. He soon discovered that his passion for performing was ultimately where his heart lies.
In 1996, along with 3 friends & his brother, Luqmaan, the guys formed a 5 member boy band called JAG. The singing sensation JAG soon became popular in and around the Cape, PE and JHB for their perfect harmonies and entertaining live performances. Although JAG still perform together as a group, Emo has over the years managed to ensemble a rich history of drama, dance, music and theatre.
In 2001, he once again was cast in the production ‘District 6 The Musical’, where he this time round played the role of “Sophia” a dynamic glamorous drag queen.
In 2000 Emo traveled extensively to Germany as part of the cast of David Kramer & the late Taliep Petersen’s Lawrence Olivier award winning production ‘Kat & the Kings” where he played the role of a young singing sensation Kat Daimond.
On being cast in the huge Bollywood production ‘Fusion” which was staged at the Globe Theatre in Jhb in 2006, Emo showcased his immense talent and flexibility in performing indian song and dance in an all traditional Bollywood style.
Among the many theatre productions, he also played a lead role in the KYKNET television series “Alie Barber”, making guest appearances on the “Liriekeraai” musical game show and was recently seen as a guest on SABC 2 music show Noot Vir Noot.
Earlier this year he performed alongside the talented Mynie Grové and many other Afrikaans artists at the annual KKNK Fees in Outdshoorn. He then headed to the rural town of Clan William where he auditioning local young school kids & spent weeks producing & directing a musical production, sponsored by ABSA, as part of the 2007 Cederberg Festival.
His latest endeavors include the release of his first cd “Tall, Dark & Afrikaans” which combines tasteful Afrikaans lyrics together with his fresh take on music and melodies.
His witticism, sharp tongue, energy and playful nature have captured the smiles and laughter of young and old entertained by this artist. In typical Emo style, the album is certain to appeal to all listeners who are sure to relish in his magical talent.
Luqmaan Adams is a South African actor, singer and choreographer best known for his collaborations with David Kramer and the late Taliep Pietersen, specifically his roles in the musicals District 6: The Musical and Kat & the Kings
History in brief:
• Born in Cape Town, played “Broertjie” in District Six The Musical (By David Kramer and Taliep Petersen) at the age of 9.
• The love for theatre snowballed from there as he played in Roxy, Poison, Fairyland, Klop Klop, District Six The musical, Kat And Kings, Ghoema, The Kramer Petersen Songbook, Die Ballade Van Koos Sas, Breyani, Krismis Van Map Jacobs.
•Produced and directing his own play Prison Codes that played at the Baxter and the BMX Pavillion.
•Was a member of the boy band JAG, together with Emo Adams, Nur Abrahams, Soerie Boltman and Mono Dullisear. They all persued careers around 2008/2009.
• Did some TV acting in 2008, a sitcom called Alie Barber for Kyknet. Also played in a four part series Malan en Kie also for Kyknet.
Currently (June 2011) in a production called Brother Love with his brother Emo Adams (go figure 🙂 at the Baxter Theatre.