Tubatsi Mpho Moloi is a South African born singer- songwriter influenced by the sounds of blues, jazz, rock and African folk music. His newest work is inspired by artists Guy Buttery, Philip Tabane, Bob Dylan and Zim Nqawane. His music asks the audience to be open-minded and exploratory as he brings a collaboration of sound and genre in creating an authentic fusion folk sound.
Tubatsi’s early musical influence came from his childhood home in Soweto, Johannesburg. Later, he was an actor/dancer/singer in the renowned musical production Umoja. He is currently the lead vocalist for Urban Village, an experimental band from Soweto, contributing flute, guitar and mbira to the stage.
His commitment to creative collaboration and live performance has led him to sharing the stage with Albert Frost, Lady Smith Black Mambazo, Shotgun Tori, Dayne Rothbletz, Femi Koya and Madala Kunene.
Tubatsi is a resident artist at the Nirox Foundation which has provided a space to curate new musical projects. He has performed at the Soweto Theatre, Atterbury Theatre and the Olive Tree Theatre. His unique sound and crafted performance has seen him featured at popular festivals, namely: Basha Uhuru, OppiKoppi, Mieliepop, Joburg Day Festival, Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Afropunk and Park Acoustics.