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    LIRA HERSTORY TOUR

    THE HERSTORY TOUR CONTINUES AT THE RIDGE CASINO, MPUMALANGA

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    LIRA HERSTORY TOUR

    8th NOVERMBER 2014 AT THE BLACKROCK CASINO

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    LIRA HERSTORY TOUR

    30th NOVERMBER 2014 AT THE SKY VENUE

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    MAFTOWN CELEBRATION WEEK

    COME JOIN LIRA FOR SOME AFROSOUL & JAZZ FUN

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    WORLD JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

    MISS LIRA LIVE IN DURBAN, 6th DEC 2014

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Lira: HerStory Tour

Novermber 1st 2014 | @ The Ridge Casino - Emalahleni (Witbank), Mpumalanga, ZA | Tickets: R150 - R205 | 8pm

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Lira: HerStory Tour

Novermber 8th 2014 | @ The Blackrock Casino - Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA | Tickets: R150 - R205 | 8pm

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Lira: HerStory Tour

Novermber 30th 2014 | @ Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani: SKY Venue - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA | Tickets: R350 | 8pm

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World Jam Music Festival

December 6th 2014 | @ Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA | Tickets: TBA | 8pm

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Maftown Celebration Week – The 60s/Jazz/Afrosoul

December 7th 2014 | @ Mmabatho Palms Sport Field - Mmabatho, North West, ZA | Tickets: R300 - R350 (VIP) | 2pm

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F2 Powerboat World Championship Final

December 16th 2014 | @ Abrahamsrust Resort, Sasolburg, Free State, ZA | Tickets: TBA | 8pm

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Lesotho Tourism Festival

December 20th 2014 | @ Thaba-Bosiu Cultural Village, Lesotho | Tickets: R300 - R350 (GC)- R1100 (VIP)| 1pm

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EBUBELENI MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014

December 27th 2014 | @ Adcock Stadium, Korsten, Port Elizabeth, ZA | Tickets: R130 - R180 (GC)| 1pm

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ABOUT LIRA

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Following in the footsteps of Sade, Lira blends R&B, Jazz and African styles all in one.


Miss Lira

Platinum-selling South African singer/model/actress Lira has already conquered South Africa and much of Europe with her irresistible blend of R&B, Jazz and African styles. Like Sade before her, she is now set to conquer America with the release of her debut U.S. single "Feel Good" and her debut U.S. album release Rise Again, due out April 29 2014 on Shanachie Entertainment. The album’s first single, "Feel Good," is a slinky, jazzy re-mix of one of her major South African hits, a perfect showcase for Lira's soulful, melodious singing style. That unique style led Essence Magazine to name her as one of "Five Unique Artists To Change Music in 2012." With her debut U.S. release and a US tour in the works, Lira is clearly poised for a major stateside breakthrough. Born in the midst of Apartheid, the stunning artist shares, “Music changed my world forever it was the companion and silent warrior that spoke for us when we were not able to.”

"Lira has all the ingredients to be a star in the U.S.," says Shanachie General Manager Randall Grass. "She has a unique sound, a wonderful voice, model-quality looks and is already a popular artist, not only in Africa but in much of Europe as well, with a wide-ranging appeal to Jazz, R & B, World music and Pop audiences."

Rise Again is the perfect introduction to the full-spectrum of Lira’s artistry. Songs such as “With My Eyes” and “Typical” highlight her sultry vocal tone on songs that deal with the subtleties of romantic relationships. “Rise Again,” “Feel Good” and “Believer” are all upbeat, inspirational, feel good anthems that exemplify Lira’s ability to touch people of all different backgrounds. She incorporates reggae into “Valley Of Darkness” and “Call Me,” a natural move since reggae continues to be a vibrant presence on the contemporary African music scene. “Ixesha,” “Hamba” and “Phakade” are all African-language songs that bring South African musical textures to the fore.

“You know there's something very special about knowing who you are and knowing how you came to be,” Lira said in an interview with NPR’s “Tell Me More.” “There's, for me, just something really precious about that and I understand the problem. The thing that we suffered with as our generation is that we are trying to integrate into the world, you know, so we feel like there's no space for our heritage and that's just an incorrect perception. So by artists like myself, who still preserve the language, we bring a sense of coolness to it. So it's just important, but I mean that's the struggle that the elders are finding is that children just want to be part of the global community and they can't see where it all fits in. So that's why I feel like with our generation it's our responsibility to preserve it.” All of the songs on Rise Again are written or co-written by Lira, except the deeply moving “Something Inside So Strong,” written by Labi Siffre. Lira performed the song for Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebration.

Lira was born in Ekurhuleni, East of Johannesburg, South Africa. Having grown up listening to Stevie Wonder, Miriam Makeba, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone, she began writing songs and performing at age 16. In 2000 she was discovered by, the musician producer Arthur Mafokate, who signed her to his label, releasing her debut album All My Love in 2003. The title track surpassed Beyonce's "Dangerously In Love" on a chart-topping run. She was then signed to Sony Music in South Africa and saw her debut Sony album win awards at the South African Music Awards (SAMA), the South African equivalent of the Grammy awards. In summer of 2010 she joined such artists as Alicia Keys, Shakira, K'Naan and John Legend as featured performer in the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Concert. That year she also made her cinematic debut as the support lead in the Italian feature film Consul. The Star newspaper in South Africa declared her the foremost Adult Contemporary solo artist in South Africa. The release of her high-end concert DVD, Live In Concert: A Celebration, was certified Triple-Platinum and knocked Celine Dion's Live In Las Vegas out of the #1 spot on the video sales chart. Her first two Sony albums were likewise certified Platinum. Lira has appeared on the cover of more than twenty magazines around the world and has the largest Facebook following of any South African musician with over 500,000 fans. She also received a BET Awards nomination as "Best International Artist" in 2012. With the release of Rise Again, American audiences will at last experience the magic Lira has brought to audiences in Europe and Africa.

LIRA & THE LOVE BAND

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Vicky

ABOUT THE BAND MEMBERS ______

Vicky “Mavikaro” Mngomezulu (Keyboards) is the longest standing member of the band, having performed with Lira for 13 years and has co-composed the majority of songwriting with Lira. He speaks with a strong township accent and has a stutter - this means that foreigners battle to understand him. His township background comes across very strongly in the bands dynamic. He grew up in Daveyton and has had the least exposure to new things which gives him a very unique worldview. He does not like to go out and prefers to stay in his hotel room skyping his mother or girlfriend unless the rest of the band drags him out.

Earl "Breezy" Baartman (Bass Player) the youngest member of the band and hails from Port Elizabeth. He joined the band in 2011 after his father passed away and was swept straight into a world tour. He shares Joshua’s shoe fetish and loves to show his style through unique hair cuts. He is a budding producer and has a great talent for live show production. He is a prankster who also loves to pose for pics and take selfies and behind the scenes footage to post on social media. He is easily bored. Loves soccer & cricket.

Kenton Lee Windvogel (Guitarist) is the band leader. He is responsible and ambitious which feeds into his love of self-improvement programmes. He is a producer and has been nominated for a South African Music Award with his band Soul Stone. He is from Durban. He spends a lot of time making music on his laptop, as well as spending time in music shops or online researching new ways of making music. He also has a fun side which is evident in the regular pranks he likes to play on waiters and service staff. He enjoys a good laugh and LOVES water - taking every opportunity for a swim.

Joshua "JStar" Zacheus (Drummer, Vocalist) has been performing with Lira for 12 years and was born and raised in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg. He is an incredible performer and he is passionate about drumming. He considers himself a superstar and would like to collaborate with and produce for artists from all over the world. He is obsessed with sneakers and the first thing he does on arriving at a new place is check out the sneaker shops.

IMAGE GALLERY

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View some of the Lira's lovely image in the gallery, of her fans, friends in her shows and travels.


MUSIC VIDEOS

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Catch some of the latest video post, from live shows, interviews and music videos. Find all Lira's videos on her Youtube channel.

  • Lira - Something Inside So Strong (Acoustic)

  • Lira - Live In New York City 2013

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CONTACT US

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Artist Management (Worldwide)

Robin Kohl (Otarel Music CC) Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
P: +27 11 792 2132
E: robin@misslira.com

Artist Management (North America)

Monifa Brown (Shanachie Entertainment) www.shanachie.com
P: (646) 597 7083
E: mbrown@shanachie.com

Bookings (South Africa)

Lisa Loeb (About Entertainment) www.aboutentertainment.co.za
P: (011) 482 8522 C: (082) 560 1756
E: bookings@misslira.com

Media & Online (North America)

Sasha Brookner (Helio PR) www.heliopr.com
P: (310) 645 42464
E: sasha@heliopr.com

Online Marketing & Social Networking (North America)

Nicole Poulos (Sideways Media), www.sideways-media.com
P: (323) 315 0393
E: nicole@sideways-media.com

Public Relations (South Africa)

Team LIRA www.misslira.com
P: (011) 792 2132
E: pr@misslira.com



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