In the bustling city of Centurion, Pretoria, a new voice has emerged from the South African music scene. Bianca Blanc, a young and passionate singer/songwriter, has been carving her niche in the music industry with relentless determination and an unmistakable talent.
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She’s not only captured the hearts of local audiences but also shared the stage with some of South Africa’s musical titans such as Die Heuwels Fantasties and Jesse Clegg. Her involvement in major music festivals like KKNK and Splashy Fen Music Festival positions her as one of the most vibrant live performers to watch.
Musicality and Mastery
Bianca’s love for music is not just a passion but also a craft she meticulously hones. Writing her own songs, she shapes her melodies with a deft touch on the guitar, ukulele, and piano. Her amazing voice and intrinsic sense of musicality have led her to work with top-notch industry professionals for her debut album. With leading producer Matthew Fink at the helm, the album promises to be a finely tuned collection of Bianca’s creative vision, underscored by the contributions of musicians like the acclaimed trumpeter Adam Howard and studio stalwart Rob O'Brien.
Bianca’s debut single "Butterflies" soared to impressive heights, dominating the 5FM Top 10@10 Pop chart for 12 consecutive weeks. Her follow-up single "All My Life" promises to continue this trend with its catchy tune and heartfelt lyrics about finding love in a best friend. The single, released by Just Music, found its home on major digital music services and has been tagged as a potential hit, reaffirming Bianca’s ability to churn out chart-toppers.
A Visual for the Heart
The music video for "All My Life," filmed at the cozy Railways Cafe which Bianca calls her "home away from home," adds a visual layer to her lyrical storytelling. Directed by Jaun-Piere Buys and featuring Bianca’s stylized look from Forever New South Africa, the video is a testament to her personal and professional growth.
A Burst of Dance-Pop Energy
Her latest single, "Step Right Up," from her self-titled debut album, is a dance-pop sensation that showcases Bianca’s powerful vocals. It’s accompanied by her fourth single "Good Vibes," which is currently riding the airwaves across the country’s radio stations, proving her versatility and consistent appeal.
A Rising Profile
Since signing with Just Music in June 2017, Bianca’s career has seen a notable rise, marked by features in various media outlets and TV shows. Her role as a vocal and songwriting coach, along with her academic pursuits in education at NWU, adds depth to her profile as an artist committed to both her craft and personal growth.
International Recognition and Deezer’s Next Star
Bianca Blanc’s song "This Heart" has shined on an international platform, reaching the semi-finals of the International Songwriting Competition. Furthermore, Deezer’s announcement of Bianca as the Deezer NEXT priority act for South Africa underscores her burgeoning status in the music world, setting her up for further success and global exposure.
A Creative Journey with Deezer Sessions
The Deezer Sessions EP marks a new chapter in Bianca’s musical journey. Collaborating with different artists, she has re-imagined her work through various musical styles, including jazz and tropical house. The cover of Francois van Coke’s song in her native Afrikaans shows her connection to her roots and flexibility as an artist.
Energetic Live Performances
Bianca’s live performances have gained an extra layer of energy with the addition of drummer Louis Malherbe and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Holz. The three-piece band brings dynamic live shows, cementing Bianca’s reputation as an engaging live performer.
Embracing Her Heritage
The success of "Behoort Aan Niemand Nie" has inspired Bianca to delve into the Afrikaans music scene, with her single "Praat Met My" marking her first official entry. The song, penned by Heinz Winckler, released on 25 September 2020, signifies her versatility and appeal across different language audiences.
Bianca Blanc’s journey is a blend of passionate artistry, musical agility, and a relentless pursuit of growth. With each melody and performance, she is not just singing notes but etching her mark on the canvas of South African music.