Her passion for music pays off

2019-05-14 06:00
Amy Jones

Amy Jones

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With her love for musicals, she almost drove her family up the wall, but that love turned into a now blossoming career.

Amy Jones (26) originally from Paarl has been taking the music industry by storm. And while some doors closed, she was determined to make a success of her music career.

“I loved musicals. When I was young, I would stand on the couch with the remote in my hand, pretending that I was Sandy from Grease, singing along to all the songs,” says Jones.

“It got so bad that my brother actually threw the tape away. I was driving them all crazy and I was only five.”

Her journey started in the primary school choir before she had reached Grade 1.

“My teacher saw that I had taken a liking to music and put me in the choir.

From there, I lived at a hostel while at Stellenberg High School. I was part of the South African Youth Choir and the Stellenberg Girls Choir,” she says.

“I entered South African Idols when I was 16 and did not get in. I tried four times and on the fourth time, I made it to the top 16. I was not on the show for a long time, but people started knowing about me,” she says.

She will be one of the artists performing at the GrandJol, taking place in June.

“I got a management company; and from Idols to performing at the GrandJol, I am humbled and honoured to see that people are recognising me for my music,” she says.

While she has only been taking her music seriously for the past three years, she has already released several singles with an extended play (EP) in production and on its way by the end of this year.

She released four singles and one of them, released with Cinnamon won EDM record of the year in 2018, while one of her music videos was recognised and won for best music video at a film festival.

Jones will be performing an acoustic set at the GrandJol, with the addition of her dance track and a special surprise.

“I will be performing a new song. It is a dance track in collaboration with a Johannesburg based DJ. I wrote it myself in the car on the way back from Johannesburg,” she says.

Her recipe for success, is that she believes and speaks things into reality and says she knows she can make it happen, if she believes – no matter how long it takes, she will achieve her dream.

V Follow Jones on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

With her love for musicals, she almost drove her family up the wall, but that love turned into a now blossoming career.

Amy Jones (26) originally from Paarl has been taking the music industry by storm. And while some doors closed, she was determined to make a success of her music career.

“I loved musicals. When I was young, I would stand on the couch with the remote in my hand, pretending that I was Sandy from Grease, singing along to all the songs,” says Jones.

“It got so bad that my brother actually threw the tape away. I was driving them all crazy and I was only five.”

Her journey started in the primary school choir before she had reached Grade 1.

“My teacher saw that I had taken a liking to music and put me in the choir.

From there, I lived at a hostel while at Stellenberg High School. I was part of the South African Youth Choir and the Stellenberg Girls Choir,” she says.

“I entered South African Idols when I was 16 and did not get in. I tried four times and on the fourth time, I made it to the top 16. I was not on the show for a long time, but people started knowing about me,” she says.

She will be one of the artists performing at the GrandJol, taking place in June.

“I got a management company; and from Idols to performing at the GrandJol, I am humbled and honoured to see that people are recognising me for my music,” she says.

While she has only been taking her music seriously for the past three years, she has already released several singles with an extended play (EP) in production and on its way by the end of this year.

She released four singles and one of them, released with Cinnamon won EDM record of the year in 2018, while one of her music videos was recognised and won for best music video at a film festival.

Jones will be performing an acoustic set at the GrandJol, with the addition of her dance track and a special surprise.

“I will be performing a new song. It is a dance track in collaboration with a Johannesburg based DJ. I wrote it myself in the car on the way back from Johannesburg,” she says. Her recipe for success, is that she believes and speaks things into reality and says she knows she can make it happen, if she believes – no matter how long it takes, she will achieve her dream.

V Follow Jones on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more on her music.

With her love for musicals, she almost drove her family up the wall, but that love turned into a now blossoming career.

Amy Jones (26) originally from Paarl has been taking the music industry by storm.

And while some doors closed, she was determined to make a success of her music career.

“I loved musicals. When I was young, I would stand on the couch with the remote in my hand, pretending that I was Sandy from Grease, singing along to all the songs,” says Jones.

“It got so bad that my brother actually threw the tape away. I was driving them all crazy and I was only five.”

Her journey started in the primary school choir before she had reached Grade 1.

“My teacher saw that I had taken a liking to music and put me in the choir.

From there, I lived at a hostel while at Stellenberg High School. I was part of the South African Youth Choir and the Stellenberg Girls Choir,” she says.

“I entered South African Idols when I was 16 and did not get in. I tried four times and on the fourth time, I made it to the top 16. I was not on the show for a long time, but people started knowing about me,” she says.

She will be one of the artists performing at the GrandJol, taking place in June.

“I got a management company; and from Idols to performing at the GrandJol, I am humbled and honoured to see that people are recognising me for my music,” she says.

While she has only been taking her music seriously for the past three years, she has already released several singles with an extended play (EP) in production and on its way by the end of this year.

She released four singles and one of them, released with Cinnamon won EDM record of the year in 2018, while one of her music videos was recognised and won for best music video at a film festival.

Jones will be performing an acoustic set at the GrandJol, with the addition of her dance track and a special surprise.

“I will be performing a new song. It is a dance track in collaboration with a Johannesburg based DJ. I wrote it myself in the car on the way back from Johannesburg,” she says.

Her recipe for success, is that she believes and speaks things into reality and says she knows she can make it happen, if she believes – no matter how long it takes, she will achieve her dream.

V Follow Jones on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

With her love for musicals, she almost drove her family up the wall, but that love turned into a now blossoming career.

Amy Jones (26) originally from Paarl has been taking the music industry by storm. And while some doors closed, she was determined to make a success of her music career.

“I loved musicals. When I was young, I would stand on the couch with the remote in my hand, pretending that I was Sandy from Grease, singing along to all the songs,” says Jones.

“It got so bad that my brother actually threw the tape away. I was driving them all crazy and I was only five.”

Her journey started in the primary school choir before she had reached Grade 1.

“My teacher saw that I had taken a liking to music and put me in the choir.

From there, I lived at a hostel while at Stellenberg High School. I was part of the South African Youth Choir and the Stellenberg Girls Choir,” she says.

“I entered South African Idols when I was 16 and did not get in. I tried four times and on the fourth time, I made it to the top 16. I was not on the show for a long time, but people started knowing about me,” she says.

She will be one of the artists performing at the GrandJol, taking place in June.

“I got a management company; and from Idols to performing at the GrandJol, I am humbled and honoured to see that people are recognising me for my music,” she says.

While she has only been taking her music seriously for the past three years, she has already released several singles with an extended play (EP) in production and on its way by the end of this year.

She released four singles and one of them, released with Cinnamon won EDM record of the year in 2018, while one of her music videos was recognised and won for best music video at a film festival.

Jones will be performing an acoustic set at the GrandJol, with the addition of her dance track and a special surprise.

“I will be performing a new song. It is a dance track in collaboration with a Johannesburg based DJ. I wrote it myself in the car on the way back from Johannesburg,” she says. Her recipe for success, is that she believes and speaks things into reality and says she knows she can make it happen, if she believes – no matter how long it takes, she will achieve her dream.

V Follow Jones on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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