Watkins to launch debut album in Scottburgh

2011-03-23 00:00

TYRONE Watkins launches his debut album In My Element at Phat Boys in Scottburgh on Saturday.

Watkins recorded the R&B and dance album between June and November last year, with composing and production by the legendary Gabi le Roux at the Kaleidosound studios.

Said Le Roux, “Tyrone has the talent and image to potentially rise to stardom, both in South Africa and abroad. We did not have much time for vocal coaching so the fact that he was able to grasp it and adjust so quickly made a significant contribution to the production”.

The single off the album Living in a Bubble is available for free download at www.tunecore.com, where fans can also preview the rest of the 12-track album.

Said Watkins (21), “Launching my debut album in my home town is an honour for me, as there are many people in Scottburgh who have supported me from the very beginning of my career.”

He said any artist needs a fan base and that for fans, Scottburgh is the best place to start.

Watikins is a former band member of Pick-up-sticks, a performer at the Rhumbelow and Pumpkin Theatres and recently completed a bachelor of music degree at UKZN.

He is a seasoned performer who composes and writes his own music.

“My family will always be number one in my support structure as without them I wouldn’t have studied music in the first place,” he says.

“There are, however, many others who have helped me grow as a performer and singer, such as those from the UMPAC, COTA and Unilever shows.

“Another very important person is my vocal coach, Marc Poupard, who has taught pretty much everything I know over the past four years about vocal technique and singing.”

Fans can log on to to Facebook, “Tyrone Watkins Page”, and on myspace.com/557039112, to see updated photos and catch up with where he is performing. His first album is available on BidorBuy.com.

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