Seve MusicKid drawn to music

2017-11-28 06:01
Severiano Felix with his proud mother Carol Felix PHOTOS: AISHAH CASSIEM

Severiano Felix with his proud mother Carol Felix PHOTOS: AISHAH CASSIEM

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An artist from Grassy Park is spreading his wings and taking every opportunity presented.

Severiano Felix, also known as Seve MusicKid, first made his entrance in the music industry at the age of seven.

“I started my music career from a very young age. In fact, my first performance was in front of 200 people when I performed ‘Lean on me’ as a little boy.

“The church is where the actual foundation was laid and this is where the passion started,” he says.

The 27-year-old, who lives in 7th Avenue, says music has always been his greatest passion. He spends his days singing gospel.

Felix, who has just returned from Port Elizabeth, says despite being a versatile vocalist, song writer, performer and recording artist, he is also involved in his church.

He is a worship singer at Sharon Assembly of God in Vrygrond.

“I am a mainstream artist doing mainly gospel, and contemporary when requested to.

“My greatest achievement so far was to perform at the jazz festival this year. To add, there has been many highlights and ­opportunities.”

Felix has had the opportunity to perform with some of the great artists in the music industry, like Jonathan Butler, Jimmy Nevis, Chad Saaiman, Ernie Smith, Vicky Samp­son, Rouchelle Liedemaan, Loukmaan Adams, Loyiso Bala, Jonathan Rubain, Lloyd Cele, Cedric Samson, Pamela Myburgh, Gift Gwe, Julanie Kok, Louis, Crusanda Forbes and Elwira Standili.

He has also performed as a vocalist on several albums produced by Etienne Bauscher and Allou April, Julani J, Sound of the Nations, Karien van de Waal and many more.

However, Felix says being a young artist from Cape Town is not easy.

“There are always challenges for local artist in the city. These challenges include finance, support and exposure for local musicians. You just need to keep hustling. If you work hard you will get the results. You need to live your dream in order to reach your goal. I would love to do my album next year, travel the world and gain as much experience in the industry as possible,” he says.

“I would also like to gain a bigger fan base while putting my album out there. I’m grateful that I am able to inspire people in my community. I receive messages all the time from them, looking up to me as their rolemodel. I am really honoured. What I am doing is to help others; my passion is not in vain.”

His mother, Carol Felix, a teacher at Strandfontein Primary School, says after matriculating he studied Business, but he was soon swept back to music.

“As a teacher with an educational background, I thought he would also go that way. It was a bit hard for us at first as we knew there is not much income and stability the music industry,” she says.

“As time went on we realised this is his passion, and that passion drives him. He has been extremely involved in the industry and the family is extremely supportive of him. We go wherever he sings and always do our best to have him achieve that huge crowd. He also put together young local aspiring musicians to accompany him at corporate events and shows.”

She says parents cannot mould their children to their vision.

“We need to let our children have their own path and we need to let them grow in it. This will make them happy.

“Support your children and their passion in life in order for them to grow. We are extremely proud of our son and wish him the best in his music career,” she adds.

Felix is set to launch his music career with the performance Born to stand out on Sunday at Fairmont High School in Grassy Park. Tickets cost R120 at the door or R100 when booking.

V For more information visit Severiano Felix (Seve MusicKid) on Facebook.

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