By Robin Erasmus
Kyle McDonald has worked hard to become a household name in the music industry. Born and raised in Norscot Manor of central Johannesburg, this 25 year old is imprinting footsteps of success in the right direction.
An interest for singing picked up when McDonald was six, and escalated into professional voice training from the age of 13. McDonald’s musical inspirations are far and wide, but when narrowed down, he looks for guidance from Usher, Beyonce and Michael Jackson.
Tumi Tladi discovered McDonald at Danceweb Studios in Johannesburg, when he decided to learn how to match his dancing to stage performances. Four years later, Tladi joined forces with Juan Louw and Andrea Golding to form JTA Music Management. After leaving a lasting impression on Tladi, McDonald was the first artist that the company approached and signed.
McDonald’s vocal range is complimented with genres such as Soul, Pop, RnB and dance music. He was the opening act for Frank McComb at last year’s Joy of Jazz Festival held in Johannesburg, and is currently working on new tracks, while networking with prominent names in the industry for future collaborations.
Recognised as a man of many talents, McDonald has received his Gauteng colours in tumbling and a bronze medal in The Taekwondo World Championships – where he represented South Africa three times in Russia, Sardinia and Malaysia. McDonald spent six weeks at a Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan (China), where he trained in Shaolin Kung Fu.
The talent in South Africa is rising on all sorts of different levels. McDonald is the perfect example of who to look out for in the growing epidemic.
>>> For more information on Kyle McDonald, contact Tumi Tladi for bookings at 082 569 6736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, search for McDonald’s YouTube page – KylemcdonaldSA.