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Guestspeaker- PJ Powers Musician
PJ Powers Musician
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Category:
Entertainment, Speaker
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Entertainment,Musician,Performer,Professional Speaker
Profile:
Voted one of the top ten people brands in South Africa in 2011, PJ’s musical career has spanned several decades and crosses all barriers of both age and race.
 
Famous since the eighties when “Hotline” was the largest selling band in South Africa, her solo career has contained many highlights. She has recorded 16 albums and is currently in studio preparing for a 2013 launch of the 17th.
 
Sought all over Africa:
 
What has enabled her to succeed in this pressurized industry? Her music, in Afropop style has had a universal appeal. It also caused her to be banned by the apartheid government, but that just made her more sought after all over Africa.
 
She has sung with many of the greats: Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Eric Clapton, Joan Armitrading and Harry Belafonte. But, perhaps the greatest highlight was receiving a letter from Nelson Mandela when he was in Victor Verster prison, still one of her most treasured possessions.
 
Madiba Asked her to Sing:
 
It was Madiba who asked her to sing the “World In Union” in 1995 when South Africa won the Rugby World Cup, and again he honored her, asking PJ to write the special song for his 85th birthday, which she sang in front of a celebrity filled room including the Clinton’s and Oprah amongst many others.
 
She also sang at the inauguration of Mandela as the first democratic President. In 2009 PJ’s rendition of the “World In Union” was featured in the Academy Award-nominated film “Invictus”.
 
In the 80′s PJ was named Thandeka, the Loved One by the people of Soweto when she sang one of her biggest hits, “Jabulani” at the stadium of that name. A prolific song writer, some of her best known hits are, “You’re So Good To Me”, “There Is An Answer” and “Feel So Strong”.
 
PJ has sung for Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, King Juan Carlos of Spain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. The Department of Justice honored PJ with the award for Peace and Reconciliation in 2006.
 
In 2010 PJ teamed up to sing a hip hop version of Jabulani with Hip hop superstar HHP for the FIFA Soccer World Cup.
 
Power of Appreciation:
 
Today, her journey of recovery from alcoholism has brought a new dynamic into her life and she has started a company, Power of Appreciation which is transforming the mindsets of the South African workforce.
 
In addition to a still busy musical career, PJ is fast becoming a sought after speaker. She talks with empathy, understanding, humour and sadness about her journey as she inspires people to feel a sense of gratitude for what they have, no matter how little it seems.
Voted one of the top ten people brands in South Africa in 2011, PJ’s musical career has spanned several decades and crosses all barriers of both age and race.
 
Famous since the eighties when “Hotline” was the largest selling band in South Africa, her solo career has contained many highlights. She has recorded 16 albums and is currently in studio preparing for a 2013 launch of the 17th.
 
Sought all o
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Ryder:
If there are ANY deviations to this rider, please discuss with PJ Powers Management BEFORE the event. PJ reserves the right not to perform if the requirements are not provided as stated.

The Technical Rider requirements form part of the agreement between the artist and the client. It is understood that the Client will provide a full front of house sound system, JBL, EV, HK or equivalent, Lighting Equipment and Staging appropriate to the venue.

Preferred sound supplier: Bliss Group: Johnnie: 082-619-2290: jh@blissgroup.co.za


Front of House Sound system
 Appropriate for the size of the Venue.
 The preference is always for a JBL system.
Onstage requirements  Ipad connections
Cordless Mic, preferably Shure Beta 58
Mic stand with round base (Not a boom stand)
Reverb and delay effects unit
2 Stage floor monitors, preferably JBL
Music stand for Ipad
Lighting preferences – regular venue  Follow spot
6 Par cans
Lighting preferences – large or outdoor venue  10 X 3 watt RGB LED cans on back truss
10 robe lightforce 7.4 as side lights
6 scanners
2 ETC Profile zoom, one with Iris FOH
Optional: smoke machine
Optional: Avolites Tiger Touch
 
 
 
 
 
HOSPITALITY RIDER
On Stage Hospitality 2x bottles water, room temperature
1x towel
Back Stage Hospitality Preferably lockable dressing room
Comfortable seating
Full length mirror
Access to private restrooms
Good lighting
Meal/Snacks Warm meal/snack at a reasonable time prior to the performance
 Beverages Sparkling & Still water, tea, coffee, and fresh milk
Hot Water, Fresh Lemon Slices & Honey
Security Adequate security must be provided to safeguard the artist’s possessions.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If there are ANY deviations to this rider, please discuss with PJ Powers Management BEFORE the event. PJ reserves the right not to perform if the requirements are not provided as stated.
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