CAZZ BRINGS SEXY BACK

CAZZ TIPSY DEBUT SINGLE

Cazz brings sexy back with her debut single

Tipsy

SA has a fresh new face in music and she’s not your average girl-next-door.

 

Johannesburg-born Cazz releases her debut singleTipsy” and brings a sexy new edge to a music scene in desperate need of some female presence.

 

SoundCloud link to “Tipsy“: https://soundcloud.com/cazzofficial/tipsy

 

Tipsy” received its First Exclusive Play on Mix Fm with the rest of radio receiving the single this week. Produced and record by Howie Combrink, who’s gaining popularity fast with his own solo career, the single launches Cazz with a sound she’s been aching for years to record and finally found the right producer to make it a reality.

 

“Working with Howie is amazing, he just understands exactly what I want and which direction I want to go in. I’m very happy I found the right person to make what happens in my head a reality! I can’t wait to release ‘Tipsy‘! It’s something I’ve dreamt of my whole life and I’m very proud of the outcome and the fact that it’s completely original.” comments an excited Cazz.

 

Cazz is not looking to be compared to anyone. Her fun Jazzy-pop single puts her in a league of her own.

 

 

21 year old Cazz, born Caroline Tregurtha, has always had her sights set on the entertainment industry. “I don’t think it was really an option for me. Every time I tried to steer myself to what’s classified as a ‘normal job’, the music would just pull me right back, so I had to follow it. I strongly believe that there is no bigger privilege than being able to do what you love.”

 

For Cazz, being an artist came with incredible hard work and years of perfecting her art. This was not an overnight decision. At 15, Cazz enrolled in a music academy called The Institute of Music Excellence (T.I.M.E) in Centurion and for the next 3 years she had to juggle High School and the very demanding, yet exciting, music academy. Never once did she dream of quitting for the easier school days.

 

CAZZ TIPSY

CAZZ TIPSY

 

“The philosophy at T.I.M.E was to push you to your limits as an artist and prepare you for the industry. It forced you to become confident and be able to perform on the spot. I wouldn’t be where I am today without Sheldon Rocha Leal who headed up the academy. He made me realize that I had the determination and talent to be successful,” explains Cazz.

 

While at the academy, each year also saw her perform at The National School of the Arts (NSA) in their annual Festival of Fame. Her highlight during this period was when she performed at The Nelson Mandela 21 Years of Freedom Celebration in front of a variety of celebrity guests like Chomee, Bryan Habana, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and PJ Powers.

 

2010 was also a big year for Cazz with the soccer world cup coming to South Africa. She entered a talent search along with ± 8000 other people all hoping to perform at one of the Fan Fests. She was one of the 14 selected and performed twice at the Centurion stadium. The show also appeared live on SABC. “It was the first time I had performed in a stadium and the experience was simply amazing!”

 

In Cazz’s final school year she found herself writing pop music that was a mixture of funk, soul and jazz which ranged from playful to heartbreaking.

 

“Each song I write is directly related to my life or a moment when I felt something needed to be expressed that has happened to me. The lyrics I write are real to me. It’s everyday life that we can all relate to.”

 

Fast forward another 3 years with loads more shows, surprise appearances in some well-known music videos, corporate performances and finally meeting the right producer, Cazz launches her solo career.

 

The release of “Tipsy” will well precede the release of her debut album, due in mid-2015.

 

Keep an eye on Cazz, cause she’s ready to be seen & heard!

 

 

Follow Cazz online!

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CazzOfficial

Twitter – @CazzOfficial

Instagram – http://instagram.com/cazzofficial

http://www.cazzofficial.com/

 

 

CAZZ

CAZZ

 

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For more information and interview opportunities, contact:

 

Melissa Conradie Publicist

melissaconradie@iburst.co.za

CELL: (+2783) 601 0487

 

 

Note to the Editor – CAZZ biog

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, as Caroline Tregurtha, the now 21 year old always had her sights set on the entertainment industry. “My grandmother said from the day I could crawl that I was going to be an actress and that I was destined for ‘the big time’. She never doubted that for a second.”

 

As a child Cazz would constantly put on shows involving acting and singing for anyone who would watch and would drag her cousins, step sister and step brothers along to perform with her whether they liked it or not.

 

At 15, Cazz successfully enrolled in a music academy called The Institute of Music Excellence (T.I.M.E) in Centurion. For the next 3 years she had to juggle high-school and the very demanding, yet exciting music academy, but never once did she dream of quitting for the easier school days. “The philosophy at T.I.M.E was to push you to your limits as an artist and prepare you for the industry. It forced you to become confident and be able to perform on the spot. I wouldn’t be where I am today without Sheldon Rocha Leal who headed up the academy. He made me realize that I had the determination and talent to be successful.”

 

Within those 3 years Cazz was tutored by RJ Benjamin (singer of ‘Change the World’) and Fanie Fouche. She performed at The National School of the Arts (NSA) in their annual Festival of Fame 3 years in a row and got the chance to sing in front of hundreds of people each day for a week. She was also given the opportunity to perform at the Penhaligon’s Amaranthine perfume launch in Sandton as well as at various venues in Johannesburg and Pretoria over the time-period. 

The highlight was when she performed at The Nelson Mandela 21 Years of Freedom Celebration in front of a variety of celebrity guests like Chomee, Bryan Habana, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and PJ Powers.

 

In 2009, when Cazz was 16, she entered a competition to meet Keri Hilson at the Radisson hotel in Sandton, where she met Josi Kruger from Universal Music Group South Africa. Here she quickly saw an opportunity to hand over her demo to Josi. Vuzu tv was also there and filmed Cazz meeting Keri and even singing for her. Before she knew it, Cazz was working closely with Benjy Mudie from Universal under a development deal and she recorded a few more demo’s with them before they parted ways. “We both agreed that 16 was too young for the industry and I wanted to hone my craft before I dived in head first. You only get one shot.”

 

Later in 2009 Cazz came in the top 100 of South African singers to potentially feature on the Coca Cola album due for release in 2010 and she appeared on MTV. In early 2010 she met up with a band called Better Off Blind and toured with them to The Kreeffees in Lamberts Bay to perform in front of thousands of people, opening for Steve Hofmeyer. 

 

2010 was also a big year for Cazz with the soccer world cup coming to South Africa. She entered a talent search along with ± 8000 other people all hoping to perform at one of the Fan Fests. She was one of the 14 that were selected and she got to perform twice at the Centurion stadium. The show also appeared live on SABC. “It was the first time I had performed in a stadium and the experience was simply amazing!”

 

In Cazz’s final school year she found herself writing pop music that was a mixture of funk, soul and jazz, that ranged from playful to heart breaking. “Each song I write is directly related to my life or a moment when I felt something needed to be expressed that has happened to me. The lyrics I write are real to me. It’s everyday life that we can all relate to.”

 

Cazz took up dancing and started vocal lessons with Kyl’e Adcock (who has trained the likes of Louise Carver, Craig Hinds from Watershed, Si-Anne, Letoya, the lead singer from If 6 was 9 and Chomee etc.) Later that year Cazz was proud to be South Africa’s first representative for the UK brand Electric Tees (who sponsor big artists overseas) and was featured on their website as an up and coming artist. 

 

Cazz was signed to Gaenor Artiste Management in early 2013 and apart from acting, is currently working on her debut album with Howie Combrink (a singer/songwriter, as well drummer for Watershed). She has just released her debut single called ‘Tipsy’ and will release her album mid-2015.

 

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