Blind singer in talent show finals

2015-09-03 06:00
=Reece Moses, the blind singer from Uitenhage who is a finalist in the PE FM 87.6 singing competition. 

=Reece Moses, the blind singer from Uitenhage who is a finalist in the PE FM 87.6 singing competition. Photo: HEILIE COMBRINCK

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Former professional ballroom dancer, Reece Moses, might have lost his sight after an accident, but he sees the beauty of life through his singing talent.

Moses is very excited as he is one of the finalists in the PE FM 87.6 radio station’s singing competition in the category for singers 40 years of age and older.

“I dreamt of a document, a number and someone calling for me to sing a song unknown to the person.

“And the dream left me with a good feeling,” said Moses who derives from a family well-known for their musical talents. One of them is singer and guitarist Joey Moses, a member of the popular band, The Invaders, who in their hey-day performed on stages across the globe.

Moses, who lost his sight 9 years ago, loves challenges.

He chose an old song “It shall flow like a River” as the item to sing during the competition.

“I followed my dream. So, I chose a song not known to many. And it worked just as I dreamed.

“At one stage during the competition, one of the participants was concerned about load-shedding.

“I told him not to worry as I’ve experienced loadshedding for the past nine years. But that does not prevent me from seeing the bright side of life.”

He has been a professional ballroom dancer for 28 years. In spite of losing his sight, he continued his passion for being a ballroom teacher.

Currently he is assisted by voice trainers Geoff and Cathy Taylor to be ready for the finals of the competition which will be held at the end of September.

)Reese Moses is eager to perform at local events. For more information regarding his performances or to book him for an event contact Reece on 078 124 4090

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