Selkii is best known locally for being one of the featured Soloists on board DISNEY CRUISE LINES.
Back in her home country; she is best known for being a finalist on the South African Version of American Idol - 'Idols' & her performances at South African music festivals & musical theater.
Her sound is a combination of Folk Pop & Soul & she has a large repertoire of originals & cover songs in various genres. *Sounds like: Colbie Colait, Jack Johnson, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Rait, Susan Tedeschi, Ray Lamontagne, Coldplay, Amos Lee, Ryan Adams, Damien Rice, Tracey Chapman, The Black Crowes, Eddie Vedder, Amy Winehouse, Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, John Mayer, Norah Jones Ben Harper....
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 40 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Afrikaans
What to Expect
Selkii could be described as a modern day one-man band, as she is able to utilize her looping pedal and layer guitar parts and beats to create a full band sound in a small solo set-up... check out some of her fan's testimonials at (link hidden)
That being said, she has a tremendously strong voice & wonderful guitar style and is a pleasure to hear unplugged/acoustic if you want a stripped coffee house package - If you're a fan of Coffeehouse Artists with Soul - Vance Joy, Matt Nathanson, George Ezra, Jack Johnson, Amy Winehouse, Brandi Carlisle, Norah Jones, Colbie Colait, Joss Stone, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Rait, Ryan Adams, Amos Lee, Leon Bridges, India Arie, Tracy Chapman - or you love Ben Harper, Ray Lamontagne, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, James Bay, Ed Sheeran, Van Morrison, Coldplay, Rob Thomas, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, The Script, Maroon 5, The Swell Season, Civil Wars etc - you'll love Selkii.
Selkii has her own backline/rig/set-up so she rolls in with everything you need to get a fab concert.
Sel: A Seal. (Scot.)
Kii: Strange, Wonderful. (Jap.)
Singer-Guitarist Songstress, Selkii is best known in her native country South Africa where she became a finalist on IDOLS, The Reality TV Singing competition using her birth name, Jess.
Her nickname was born from her wet-suit wearing surf days in Cape Town's Icy waters & her passion for the Gaelic mythological of her Scots heritage.
With her healing, soulful voice and guitar - & looper - Selkii has 'enchanted' audiences at music festivals, theaters & events.
Selkii has a large community of supporters who admire her heartfelt & uplifting originals, as well as her unique spins on covers.
She is fearlessly adept in almost any genre, but always makes a song sound like her very own as she is wonderfully interpretive.
She'll play almost anything - but it's wont sound like a version you've ever heard before.
Her most recent platform has been her 2+ years residency on Disney Cruise Lines as their solo lounge act & she is currently at home in Orlando working on her new material.
Additional Booking Notes
Selkii travels light and has top of the range sound that is good for small parties of 30-100 people.
Lighting can be requested if an evening performance is needed & backline is not supplied.
She's perfect for intimate settings like Dining Concerts, Coffee Houses, Theaters, Supper/wine/dine Clubs, Private Parties & House Concerts.
For larger bookings - expos, fund raisers, large concerts etc - sound and lighting must be requested additionally.
Upcoming Booked Events
|July 14, 2018 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Reunion|
Please email for full set list. *also will perform special requests. Repertoire is 1500 + songs.
See Testimonials: (link hidden)
Influences & Inspiration
Amos Lee, Coldplay, Cranberries, Nina Simone, Susan Tedeschi, Black Crowes, Counting Crows, Radiohead, Tracey Chapman, The Cure, Prince, Van Morrison, The Doors, Ed Sheeran, Seal, Staind, Pearljam, Gin Blossoms, Sade, Sting, Muse, Tori Amos, Blondie, G-Love, Jack Johnson, James Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Colbie Cailait, Cat Stevens, Martha Wainwright, T-Rex, Maroon 5, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Swell Season, Damien Rice, Leon Bridges, Matt Nathanson, Howie Day, Dido, Fleetwood Mac, Indigo Girls, Jack White, Pink, Black, Alabama Shakes, Keane, Birdy, Ray Lamontagne, James Bay, Stevie Wonder, Sam Smith, The Supremes, Ellie Goulding, Duffy, Sarah Boreilles, Civil Wars, Disney Cruise Line Entertainment 2015-Present.
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