Evelyn Hart

Based: Cape Town

Evelyn Hart, a singer-songwriter and musician from Cape Town, South Africa. As a performing artist, she had many facets to my career as a musician, including creating original material for my band The WINTYR as well as entertaining as a singer. Living in such a beautiful and creative city, Evelyn had the immense privilege of playing live for a variety of audiences and in many different spaces, ranging from family markets, weddings and private functions to performing in front of a 6000-strong crowd at Kirstenbosch Gardens.

Her formative years as a songwriter saw me seated behind a piano and singing solo, writing songs inspired by ancient celtic folk tales. This style of music transformed with the years, infusing old-world storytelling with fresh, energetic electronica.  She began to perform jazz alongside my original material after receiving requests for cover music when entertaining at private functions. The very first live cover performances, done in the style of post-war icons such as Julie London, Marilyn Monroe & Nina Simone, sparked a passion for this era that has grown from strength to strength.

 

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