Guitarist & Vocalist
Guitarist for 'LIRA'. Multi-Platinum S.A. Recording Artist
Kenton Lee Windvogel (born January 9th 1984) is a South African award winning singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer. He was born in Kwa-Zulu Natal and raised on the coastlines of Durban. He attended Natal Technikon where he studied music for a year then relocated to Johannesburg where he worked bands such as Dawnay, Lira (current guitarist), Sasha-Lee Davids, Lloyd Cele, Denim, among others.
Having been in the music industry for over a decade, he has released two albums with RnB groups Soulstone (‘Music Love Truth’) and Urban Reign (‘When It Rains It Pours’) and was signed to Essential Music, Sting Music and Electromode. Soulstone was known for the no. 1 hit “Now That You Love Has Gone” and Urban Reign was nominated for Best Urban Pop at the SAMA (South African Music Awards). Urban Reign also won ‘Most Gifted RnB Video at the Channel O Music Video Awards in 2010 for the song “Addicted.”
Kent’s sound is eclectic with hints of RnB, Jazz, Old School and South Arfican House. With influences such as Ernie Smith, Jonathan Butler, John Mayer, Lira, Chris Brown to Temptations, Bruno Mars, he has a unique sound that expresses positive messages. He is currently working on he’s debut album to be released this year.
Smoke’s career pursuits include being the guitarist in the Lira band called ‘The Love Band.” He has been working with Lira since 2011 and worked on 2 award winning DVD releases “The Captured Tour” and “First Decade.” Lira has had many accomplishments being a multi platinum-selling artist who has toured most parts of the world including the USA where she also was invited to perform at the Ambassadors Inaugural Ball for the inauguration of President Barrack Obama in 2012.
Gurshom at the age of 24 years old has already made a name for himself as one of South Africa’s premier bass players, having performed at venues and festivals locally since the age of 15. Watching Gurshom work is something to behold. While getting lost in the music, one wonders how it’s possible for someone so young to reach such depth in his craft.
Gurshom is motivated by music above all else. He’s always grateful I get to do what he loves. Besides being rooted in the jazz genre, like any millennial, Gurshom is reluctant to confine himself to a single style or genre. His musical repertoire consists of Pop, Dance, R&B, Latin, Rock and of course South African music.
Gurshom plays regularly and is a member of Jeodhouse a popular South African band.