Drummer breaks down doors

2018-06-27 06:02
Byron Thambu doing what he does best at a concert.PHOTO: BYRONE ATHMAN

Byron Thambu doing what he does best at a concert.PHOTO: BYRONE ATHMAN

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PIETERMARITZBURG local Byron Thambu is proving all his naysayers wrong and breaking down every door they told him he couldn’t, as he pursues his passion through music and drums.

Born and bred in the northern suburb of Copesville, Thambu was told from a young age that he should rather focus on academics as music was not something that paid the bills.

“From a young age I would get people come up to me and tell me that I was good at playing drums but then discourage me from pursuing it as a career,” said Thambu, who admitted that it was disheartening but with the support of his family and friends he kept to the path.

Thambu’s accolades include playing on and off for pop sensation Kyle Deutsch, hip hop artist Raheem Kermit, jazz band the Black Crystals and alternative hip hop artist ByLwansta.

“I’ve been blessed. I am still very new to the industry and have had the opportunity to play with some really talented individuals,” said the drummer.

Thambu is currently on a break from studying music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban and will soon be headed to Cape Town to tour the city with hip hop artist ByLwansta.

Looking back and what he has achieved thus far and what he still looks forward to, Thambu said that pursuing his passion for music has not been an easy route.

“There are lots of setbacks, people only see you when you are performing or on television and think it is easy but there is a lot of hard work and effort that I put into my craft,” he said.

The drummer said that he hoped to set a path for Pietermaritzburg musicians to pursue their musical dreams and succeed.

“People from Pietermaritzburg think that you cannot pursue music as a career but I want to show them that you can and inspire others to follow their dreams,” he said.

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