Although you may not think you have heard the name Brian Temba before, you will have heard his voice. Brian Temba started his career in his native homeland South Africa, where he sang for the likes of Jonathan Butler and Nelson Mandela. Brian is now based in London where he has lived for the past 8 years.
With the likes of Amy Winehouse, Duffy and Adele being celebrated for their great soulful sounds there has never been a more opportune moment for a male counterpart. Brian Temba is like a phoenix rising waving his own flag for the UK and delivering solid songs that touch your heart and move your feet.
Brian Temba’s first single “Dominoes” displays classic guitar riffs and haunting strings while delivering emotive lyrics which capture the very essence of surrendering all when you have no place to turn. “Dominoes” with its vintage feel was produced by Steve Anthony formally one part of the great production outfit Blacksmith. (Lemar, Jamiroquai Craig David).
In 2000, Brian was part of the original cast for Disney’s The Lion King in LA. The success of his performance led to Disney promoting him to the role of Simba in London’s West End run of the show. Since he left in 2008, Brian has been working on his debut album Brian says “It’s a crazy and amazing time for me right now. I finally get to sing and write the kind of songs I have always wanted. I am influenced by a mixture of gospel classics like Kim Burrell and old soul greats like Stevie Wonder.”
The debut album “Something Better” will be released in the early part of 2009. In the run up to the release Brian will be touring the UK nationwide. Brian is a seasoned singer guaranteed to put on a stunning live show that is not to be missed. Dates to follow.
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