Durbanville singer Celine is gearing up for the launch of her new single, Heart for Hire, at Die Boer Theatre Restaurant on Wednesday July 19.
Celine is a 21-year-old singer, musician, songwriter and actress.
She plays the guitar, drums, piano and bass guitar. Her musical genre is a blend of pop, rock and blues with some elements of adult contemporary.
She is a third-year performing arts student at the Stage Performing Arts Academy in Bellville.
Celine spent only one hour in writing the song back in 2014 after which she began working on other songs.
“Originally it started out as an adult-contemporary song with a slight jazz feel to it. I kept it as part of my repertoire and only in November 2016 did I decide to take it further and record it as a single. My producer, Riaan Steyn and I made the creative decision to give the song more of a pop feel,” she said.
Celine has been performing since she was 11 years old and her goal is to be a successful international recording artist and actress. She likes to create unique sounding songs that are meaningful, catchy, interesting to listen to and that incorporate elements from different genres.
She is influenced by artists and bands such as Jessie J, Joan Jett, Alanis Morisette, 4 Non Blondes, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sara, Janis Joplin, Lady Gaga and Tori Kelly.
Celine signed a publishing contract with Traxtudio International in 2015 and more recently an Artiste Representation Agreement with P’ayeye Entertainment.
In 2015 she achieved the highest national results for her Rockschool (London) examinations in Bass Grade 6 as well as Guitar Grade 6.
This is in addition to her highest national result that she obtained for Drum kit Grade 6 in 2013.
She also obtained distinctions for her musical theatre practical exam (Trinity), piano (Trinity) and music theory (UNISA) examinations.
She also won a publishing contract with Traxtudio International for her original song which, coincidentally, was Heart for Hire, which she sang in the Barnyard Talent Search Competition in 2015.
Her first single, Blackjack, has been number one on the charts of Coastal Radio for three weeks in a row.
The single, Heart for Hire, will be released on South African radio stations before the launch and Celine is eager for her fans to hear her track.
Celine will be performing the new single together with her other original songs, as well as a few of her favourite cover songs with a four piece band on the night.
“This is going to be a fun and special night,” she said.
Tickets cost R80 and bookings and table reservations can be done online at www.dieboer.com or 021 979 1911. Doors open at 6.30pm.