With years of studying in both music and academics, Samantha Landers now works as a vocal trainer in KZN. She has pursued her career in music and has appeared in a number of vocal shows such as ‘Carnival Time’, ‘Sing It, Sista’, and, more recently ‘Shaken, Not Stirred’. She performs at many corporate events and has been seen in extravaganzas like ‘Night of a Hundred Stars’ and ‘Dolphins By Starlight’. Her live performances include the Vodacom Durban July, The Mr. Price Pro, Mrs. Universe 2017, a number of year-end functions and awareness events for associations like The Sunflower Fund and CANSA, as well as having just returned from a corporate event in Russia.
Samantha is also one of three members of the acclaimed singing group 'MitzyGeorge'. Known for their close, melodic harmonies, this all female group perform their beautiful, heart-felt show in and around KZN.
Samantha spent time training in Sweden with world-renowned vocal coach to the stars, Seth Riggs.
She balances her singing by taking timeout with family and friends. She enjoys travelling, writing, reading, and watching a good movie. She is currently writing music and working on her next show.
“The Way I Do” was written 15 years ago, but still sounds fresh. I was privileged enough to record in Sweden with talented producers of Redfly Music AB.
The song turned into a love song, but was originally inspired by a close friend of mine.
He died in a car accident while he was driving back from a choir rehearsal. He was one of the good ones, not a mean bone in his body. A tragedy like this becomes one of life’s unanswered questions. I can only believe...
Everyone knows this song. And for most, there is an emotional memory attached to the song. A lot of the time, it is sung at funerals. This one is for my old flat mate and friend in England.
This may come as a surprise that Canadian singer Sarah Mclachlan wrote this song about the heroin overdose and death of Jonathan Melvoin, who was the touring keyboard player for the Smashing Pumpkins. So for me, this has a whole new meaning behind it.
In life, you have choices. Those choices determine your outcome. I'm am so happy with who I am today. But this was not always the case.
I was an insecure teenager as a lot of teenagers are. I suffered from depression for a long time. Brought on by events I don't need to go into and the sense that I didn't 'belong', I made some wrong choices, which then led to not so nice outcomes.
I left South Africa in 1999, where I ended up staying i...