Durban-born musician Michael Lowman will be joining Tori Amos at the end of June 2014 as the supporting bill guest artist on the SA leg of her world tour.
Tori Amos returns to South Africa for four performances only in support of her latest album, Unrepentant Geraldines. Amos begins her SA Tour at the Teatro at Montecasino on Thursday, 26 June and Friday, 27 June commencing at 8pm followed by two concerts at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Sunday, 29 June at 6pm and Monday, 30 June at 8pm.
Now based in Johannesburg, Lowman expressed his excitement at being able perform on the same stage as eight-time Grammy nominee singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. "It’s incredible to support an artist like Tori Amos,” says Lowman. "This is a career defining moment for me. 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.”
Michael Lowman’s career began at the age of 17 when he learnt to play the guitar and began writing songs. A few years later Michael started posting videos of himself performing his own songs on YouTube. He soon caught the eye of Los Angeles record exec Scott Austin (formerly of Maverick/Warner Bros and Capitol Records). As the head of independent label, Authentik Artists, Austin focused on recording emerging artists and securing film and TV placements for their songs, and was immediately captivated by Lowman’s sound. On his own steam, the young singer-songwriter made his way over to the States and set about recording his first EP, produced by Mark Needham. The EP earned Lowman a slew of high-profile TV placements, including spots on the Kardashians’ show Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, but a VISA complication resulted in Lowman returning home to South Africa and ultimately signing with Universal SA and the recording of his debut album, Crayon Boxes, released in September last year.
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