Climbing the Charts!

The dynamic trio of three beautiful young ladies who are talented, friendly and charming, have made a big impact on the South African music scene with their energetic live performances, singing, dancing and playing guitars.  Their popularity nationally has increased rapidly, especially since the release of their critically-acclaimed debut album “STRONG” on the iconic EMI label for which they have just earned four SAMA nominations including Best Adult Contemporary Album, Duo or Group of the Year, Best Producer and Best Engineer (the very talented Mark Beling).

BlackByrd made waves throughout South Africa when their first chart-topping single off the album, “All For Me”, was aired extensively during Women’s Month of August last year, and again during the Sixteen Days of Activism Campaign against the Abuse of Women and Children during November/December.   This track (the underlying message of which urges women to be true to themselves, and stand up for their rights, particularly against the abuse of women and children) ended 2012 as the top South African song of the year on Highveld 94.7 and Kfm 94.5, and reached the number four slot overall (including all international songs).

Their second hit single, “I Feel Good Today”, reached the number 1 position on both Highveld’s/Kfm’s Kia Take 40 SA Charts and Jacaranda’s Kia Top 20 Charts, and has the honour of being the theme song of the SABC3 morning television show, “Expresso”.  With more hits to follow . . . the sky is the limit!

BlackByrd is musically innovative with their interesting combination of pop, country and ballads, as recorded on their excellent album “STRONG”, which consists of all their own original music written by lead singer, Tarryn Lamb (except for one track, the classic “Reason to Believe”).   However, when they do functions, concerts and corporate events etc, the versatile ladies perform an amazing cross-section of a wide variety of musical genres to cover all tastes.   Included are medleys of hits from the early sixties, and other popular eras, covers of the latest crowd-pleasing hit songs, as well as plenty of material inviting audience participation.

BlackByrd’s polished and professional performances also include choreographed dance routines.   All in all, they provide a guaranteed formula for success that’s proved itself over and over wherever the BlackByrd girls take to the stage to entertain . . . resulting almost always in repeat bookings from extremely satisfied clients.   Numbered amongst their many valued clients are such heavy-weight corporates as Sun International, Tsogo Sun, Momentum, Bidvest, Pick ‘n Pay, Spar and Checkers. They have also proved to be very popular on major concert events such as 94.7’s Jo’burg Day and Kfm’s K-Day, and the 702 concert, as well as many high-profile events during the 2010 World Cup.  In addition, BlackByrd have performed at many Festivals of Light, Mardi Gras, Mayoral Concerts, Christmas and year-end functions, etc. etc.

Just recently, Tarryn and Tamsyn have said goodbye to fellow band member and good friend Samantha Heldsinger who decided to part company with the band as she is engaged to be married! Tarryn and Tamsyn are delighted to welcome an excellent replacement in the form of someone they have known personally and professionally for several years, who has also made a great name for herself in the South African music industry. Her name is Axene. Also a young beautiful blonde bombshell with a bubbly outgoing personality who happens to be the youngest SAMA award winner ever, at just sixteen (for Best English Pop Album).  Axene excels at singing, dancing and playing multiple  musical instruments, and is in fact also a highly competent song-writer, with already a number of big hits to her name.

The band is extremely excited to have Axene join them, and Tarryn and Tamsyn look forward to her wonderful talents growing the band musically.   The face of BlackByrd may have changed but, with Axene’s strong all-round contribution, BlackByrd’s music continues to go from strength to strength.    All in all, these three warm, friendly and talented young ladies will help to make your event a super success with their classy and highly-entertaining performance.  

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