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Apr 10 2014 10:48AM
 
Lowman supports Amos
Honoured: Local musician Michael Lowman named as a supporting act.
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Zwelakhe Shangase

Local musician Michael Lowman has been named as the supporting act for the forthcoming Tori Amos world tour set to hit South Africa in June.

Amos returns to the country for four performances in support of her latest album, Unrepentant Geraldines.

Her tour will kick off in Johannesburg on June 26 and 27 at the Teatro at Montecasino followed by two concerts at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on June 29 and 30.

Lowman, who opened for UB40’s Joburg concert last week at the Emmarentia Dam is excited to share the stage with Amos.

“This is a career defining moment for me and I can’t wait to stand on stage with my guitar and sing my heart out for her fans, the people that love her music.

“Who knows, hopefully, they may fall in love with me a little bit too. I’m just so completely over the moon.”

Lowman’s career began at the age of 17 when he learnt to play the guitar and began writing songs. A few years later he started posting videos of himself performing his own songs on YouTube.

These videos soon caught the eye of Los Angeles record executive Scott Austin. Under his own steam, the young singer-songwriter made his way to the US and set about recording his first EP, produced by Mark Needham.

Lowman returned home and he released his debut album, Crayon Boxes last year.

Armed with a special gift for storytelling and an underlying rhythmic and melodic sense on guitar, the Durban-born singer grew up in a home filled with music from iconics such as The Beatles and Eric Clapton.

Although no one in his family – apart from his father – played a musical instrument, he developed a huge love and appreciation for the art form, which is (passionately) evident in his sound.

Tickets for his show are available at Computicket and range between R350 to R880.

zwelakhes@thenewage.co.za
 

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