Granville’s groove is growing

2017-03-03 10:25
Granville Michaels, growing his voice from Grassy Park to the stages of the countr

Granville Michaels, growing his voice from Grassy Park to the stages of the countr

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Granville Michaels may have grown up on the dusty streets of Grassy Park but his music is taking him to some of the top stages in South Africa, and he’s back in town to give music lovers a taste of his talents.

The youngest of six children, the music influences started early in his life.

“My late father Isak had an amazing voice and used to entertain his friends in our yard,” he says. “While my father sang, I suppose my real influences were the gospel sounds at the time. I was a big fan of the REAL Sisters, with whom I later toured – not performing but getting a taste for life on the road.

I was also into the jazzy side of things with so many groups around town at the time but my real favourite was Jonathan Butler. I got the chance to perform with him at what was the Nico Malan in 1996.”

During the 1990s he was a member of the gospel group Enco’Rage before going solo and eventually winning the Best Male Vocalist award at the Hope SA awards in 1997.

“These were some exciting times for me,” he says. “[Eno’Rage] made it to the TV recording on Shell Road to Fame in 1995 in Johannesburg and we were excited to all fly for the first time.

“I sort of fell in love with the scene up there and moved there in 1999 to start performing for Barnyard theaters up until 2012 before I went on my own doing corporates, parties, team building events and others.

“That gave me a platform to showcase my acting skills for television soapies and game shows. I love Noot vir Noot and two months ago I recorded as guest artist for season 42 starting to air in May this year.

“During my career I’ve also had the chance to sing backup for a variety of artists, with my favourite being Nádine, the presenter of Musiek Roulette.”

Local music lovers will have the opportunity to catch Granville in action when he hosts a concert in the Bergvliet High School auditorium on Saturday 11 March.

“The friends and family who caught some of my performances on television have always been nagging me,” he laughs. “But I just did not have the time. Now the time is right because my mother is celebrating her 80th birthday and I want to honour her and all the sacrifices that she made over the years.”

Featuring with Granville in this concert will be Crushanda Forbes, the Cape Community Choir and the Short Notice band.

Tickets for the performance cost R100.

More information and booking call Clayton on 061 503 7762 or Granville on 083 735 7744.

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