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Ike Moriz

Since 2002, widely acclaimed international SA pop star, singer, producer, author and actor Ike Moriz has created 20 albums ranging from original melodic indie Rock/Pop to Latin/Easy Listening, Lounge, Blues and Jazzy Swing (all available on iTunes et al). His songs are being played worldwide reaching No.1 in the UK, Holland, South Africa and Germany.

This prolific and versatile artist has also acted in many major international feature films such as ‘Alfie’, ‘Shanghai Knights’ and ‘Love Actually’, and he appeared in local TV programs like ‘Showbiz Report’, ‘Top Billing’ & ‘Backstage’, as well as UK TV series ‘Eastenders’, ‘Family Affairs’ and ‘The Bill’ and 'Strike Back - Project Dawn’. Rock legend David Bowie awarded Ike’s early songs repeatedly as ‘top song of the month’ on his web site!

‘South Africa’s own indie pop idol’ (The Citizen, Cape Argus) studied music and acting in South Africa, Germany and Holland after a jet-setting childhood. The multi-lingual singer, actor, producer and songwriter spent five years in London, fronting rock bands, performing in musicals and running his own label Mosquito Records London, before returning to his favorite country South Africa in 2005. He was voted one of the top five singers in South Africa in 2006. He is the resident entertainer at 3 most prestigious ‘5 star’ hotels in Cape Town. His songs have charted on SA radio while his music videos rock SA TV channels. Ike has performed at all major venues in Cape Town and Johannesburg with his band of top session musicians (e.g. Kirstenbosch, City Hall, Waterfront Amphitheatre, FTV, Back2Basics, Blues Room, Green Dolphin, The Crypt, etc.). Many top SA artists such as the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Judith Sephuma and The Parlotones, etc. have shared a stage with Ike Moriz.

On his much anticipated “Millennium Hits Tour 2019” Ike promoted his very first ‘best of’ collection album of the same name in Africa and Europe. In 2020 Ike introduced his 20th studio album entitled ‘Dragons’ - that he recorded during the South African Covid19-Lockdown. Mosquito Records London published Ike’s book ‘Dangerous Rhymes’ in September of the same year on Amazon. Due to the pandemic his Dragons-Tour was postponed to 2022. He went on tour again in 2023 and is currently on his BLITZ Tour 2024 with saxophonist Kurt Buschmann.

In the US, Ike was described as “Bowie without the glam meets Oasis without the self-importance teamed with UK chart alternative without the boredom” (Indiepop spinzone).

Awards

ZA Zone Top 5 South African vocalists 2006


Tags

"A smooth vocal treat!” (YOU) "His rock/indie sound is acoustic & edgy but still made for easy listening!" (Cosmo) "This cat writes a fine tune. Listen to it wearing velvet and drinking martinis." (FHM) "Huge pop arrangements and songs with giant gold hooks" (Amazon) "Upbeat & uplifting, strong vocals & timeless melodies” (The New Age) "The Crown Jewel of South Africa” (IAE Magazine, Atlanta, USA)

Suede
vocals
Nat King Cole
piano and vocals
John Lennon
guitar and vocals
David Bowie
vocals

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Concerts

Jun 25 Tue
Ike Moriz
Bismarck
Reinbek, Germany
Jun 28 Fri
Ike Moriz
Flifu
Hamburg, Germany
Jul 2 Tue
Ike Moriz
Villa Kursana
Reinbek, Germany
Jul 6 Sat
Ike Moriz
Chattahoochee
Hamburg, Germany

Music

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Something Stupid

Mosquito Records London Pty Ltd.
2022

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Leningrad

Mosquito Records London Pty Ltd.
2022

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Dragons

Mosquito Records London Pty Ltd.
2020

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Millennium Hits 2002...

Mosquito Records London Pty Ltd.
2018

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Gold Rush

Mosquito Records London Pty Ltd.
2017

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Debonaire

Mosquito Records London Pty Ltd.
2016

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