The Unicorn chats to South African singer/songwriter, Kyle September on the Drive Zone.
Kyle has been working in the industry for around ten years but has loved music for as long as he can remember. “While my mother was pregnant with me, my father would play guitar and sing to me. He taught me how to play guitar when I was 12 years old, and I’ve been playing guitar, singing and writing songs ever since.” It was his involvement in church youth bands as a teenager, however, that was arguably the most important stage in his growth as a young musician.
When it came to playing instruments, Kyle didn’t stop at the guitar – he also learned to play bass guitar, drums, and a bit of piano before enrolling at the Wits School of Arts, where he graduated with a BMus Honours degree in 2016.
Kyle lists his career highlights as performing at Afriski, opening for Francois van Coke at the Misty Waters Festival, and co-hosting an online show with Graeme Watkins during lockdown.
Although Kyle’s mind is occupied by music 24/7, he also enjoys playing sport and has been a part-time sports coach since 2009. In addition, he has two active corporate band projects, Mash’d Potatoes and Mobile Music Machine, which keeps him busy. Despite a full schedule, Kyle is currently working on his third single, as well as his debut album, which he aims to release early next year.
For more information about Kyle and his music, please visit his Facebook Page.