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Elsies stars at KDay

Elsies River singing sensation Rowlene Bosman says she is “super excited” to be in the line-up for Huawei KDay on Saturday 7 March.

The event will take place at Meerendal Wine Estate.

“I’m still nervous and still working on the absolute heart warming set. It’s my first time and I want it to be nothing short of amazing,” she tells TygerBurger.

Rowlene has worked with the likes of Nasty C, Riky Rick, BigStar Johnson, DJ Wobbly and many more. Her genre is R&B.

“Music was always something in my rear view mirror. But also something that would be playing in the car at the same time. I had many people pushing and inspiring me to pursue my gift including Karen Burt, Gavin Taylor and Carl Wastie to name a few.

“Those people inspired the vision of becoming the best version of myself,” says Rowlene.

She dropped her first single, Imposter, early in 2015 as an exclusive debut track on Good Hope FM.

Joining Rowlene on stage will be Elsies River’s very own, Craig Lucas.

Craig’s single, Smother, which features Idols winner Paxton Fielies, has gone gold.

This will be Craig’s fourth year performing at KDay.

“I’ve been struggling with anxiety for a long time. Festival performances were especially hard for me. And I’ve been really hard on myself. I let my anxiety really affect me at last year’s KDay and I didn’t do as well as I wanted to, and didn’t expect to get booked again. Getting that call asking if I’d like to be a part of the line-up again made me really happy. It showed that people believed in me. It made me believe in myself. It made me remember why I started singing in the first place.

“Nothing makes me happier than standing on stage and hearing people sing my songs back to me. I’ve learned to let go of my need to be perfect and just have fun. And I feel like I have something to prove to myself and my fans this year so I’m working hard to make sure the show is going to be amazing,” says Craig who now stays in Protea Heights.

He says the best advice he can give to aspiring artists is to not let fear hold you back.

“I was so scared of failure that I never even gave myself the chance to succeed. I was waiting to be ‘ready’ but I learned the only way to get ready is to actually get out there and try. I started out with no experience, and had to learn a lot of hard lessons along the way, sometimes in private but also sometimes in the public eye. But those failures really made me better. You have to get out there and try, and just be committed to always being better.”

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