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.
This version of “Summertime” was sung live in 2004 when I was in a band called Spherics. I was living in the UK at the time, and had just finished studying at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. It was during a time when I was really trying to find my feet and find myself! So for me, this is not about the meaning of the song, but the meaning around what was happening in my life during this time.
Sia’s song was originally supposed to feature on one of Adele’s albums, which is even more reason why I gravitate to this song (she co-wrote it).
“Alive” is about Adele’s life. If you listen to the words I think we can all relate to parts of it.
The song basically tells of a life that didn’t start out too well. But although she went through a time where she felt like there was no growth in her life, a life full of lies and nights crying into a pillow, sh...
It’s so easy to get caught up in the struggle of day-to-day life, and the pressure that is added by various circumstances. I’ve definitely found myself there, whether it was fighting depression, having self-doubt, jumping over the hurdles in life with exhaustion, dealing with the dynamics of different relationships…
Whatever the struggle, whatever the bad news in the world, whatever material things around you fall apart, don’t let that come in between t...