Bay Magazine Cover 2013

BAY Magazine, Cover story, 04.04.2013, Cape Town, SA

Ike Moriz - An International pop star and Hout Bay Local!

“International SA pop star, singer, producer, actor and local Hout Bay resident, IKE MORIZ (‘Cosmopolitan hot talent’) has received wide acclaim for his 13 albums ranging from original melodic indie Rock/Pop to Latin/Easy Listening and Jazzy Swing (all available on iTunes).  His songs have been played in 17 countries worldwide reaching No.1 in the UK, Holland, South Africa and Germany. Ike has acted in many major international feature films such as ‘Alfie’, ‘Shanghai Knights’ and ‘Love Actually’, and he appeared in local TV programs like ‘Showbiz Report’, ‘Top Billing’ and ‘Backstage’, as well as UK TV series ‘Eastenders’, ‘Family Affairs’ and ‘The Bill’ et al. Rock legend David Bowie awarded Ike’s songs repeatedly as ‘top song of the month’ on his web site! 

Recently Ike got married to Madri, sister to well-known SA stage and TV personality Nataniël. They are expecting their first child soon.

This year Ike released “Siren Terpsichore”, his 13th studio album to date, which has already been described as the “Crown jewel of original SA swing” (CD Baby).  Composed, produced & recorded by Ike himself, it contains 14 beautifully crafted, brand-new songs in the Jazz/Swing/Latin genre - including the popular UK ‘Abbey Road Mix’ of his recent composition “Angie Blue” as well as two recordings in Spanish language, sung in his favorite Argentinean-Spanish accent. 

Siren Terpsichore was recorded at Paris Studios in Cape Town with a band of top session musicians from all over the world (SA, Mozambique, Argentina, Germany, Scotland). The album is both upbeat and uplifting with his usual fresh, jovial, tongue-in-cheek Swing/Jazz sentiment.  If Frank Sinatra had been a songwriter and if he was still alive, he’d surely be writing songs such as these: with strong vocals, timeless melodies and powerful, archetypal lyrics straight from the heart!

He studied music and acting in South Africa, Germany and Holland after a jet-setting childhood. The versatile singer, actor, producer and songwriter spent five years in London, fronting rock bands, performing in musicals and running his own label, Mosquito Records London, before returning to his favorite country, South Africa, in 2005. He was voted one of the top five singers in SA in 2006.  He is the resident entertainer at 3 of the most prestigious ‘5 star’ hotels in Cape Town (e.g.: Cape Grace).  His songs have taken the SA radio charts by storm while his music videos rock SA TV channels.  Ike has performed at all major venues in Cape Town and Johannesburg with his band of top session musicians (e.g. Kirstenbosch, City Hall, Waterfront Amphitheatre, FTV, Back2Basics, Blues Room, Good Hope Center). He has shared a stage with most top SA bands such as Judith Sepuma, The Parlotones, Arno Carstens, Prime Circle, etc.). 

The Ike Moriz Duo is performing live at the Constantia Food & Wine Festival at Constantia Uitsig, Cricket Oval, on 20th April from 1-5pm. 

We are giving away 5 copies of his latest album. (See page 2 for more info)"