Flip The The Script by GIA
GHiA is a multidisciplinary artist from Cape Town SA, whose creative career has spanned from graphic design/art direction to performance. This mezzo/soprano belter is more than comfortable on stage having performed in her one woman show as quirky cabaret character ‘Gigi La Chanteuse’ opening act for iEmmy nominated comedian Conrad Koch in ‘Chester Missing’ at the Joburg Theatre as well as the co-star of the ‘C’est Bizarre Cabaret’ theatre show. With her rich, warm and expressive voice she lead her function band ‘The Fizz’, covering jazz standards, modern swing and funk at a variety of events.
As a recording artist, GHiA’s original sound is described as having a “powerful bass backbone with hard-hitting finesse, constantly experiments with her trip hop, rock, jazz and hip hop influences to create an eclectic yet compelling alternate electronic sound.”
She launched her inaugural solo EP ‘State of Being’ in October 2018 which she has performed at a variety of local venues sharing the stage with the likes of ‘Floors Live’, ‘Emerger’ and opened for George Van der Spuy’s (Taxi Violence) outfit ‘Crawling King Snake’ while her live performance on SABC 3’s Expresso morning show received stellar feed back.
She has released a few remixes of the EP and new singles from 2020 to 2021 collaborating with local and international producers. In her new offering ‘Flip the script by GHiA’, she takes popular standards/songs eg. Feeling Good, Crazy in love etc and covers them in a flipped hip hop style commonly known as ‘Boom bap’ which optionally moves into a ‘Trip hop’ influenced sound.
The flips are strung together by instrumental transitions layered with original catchy lyrics and vocal texture, all of which are triggered by live electronic instruments serving groove and flavour appealing to a wideaudience, with an original song here & there should it fit. The perfect hip low key music solution for a variety of events e.g. pre-show, dinners, product launches, weddings/corporate cocktails or even art galleries etc.
She has been performing this solo outfit at various local venues and most recently to a very warm & receptive audience at Youngblood Africa gallery. *A visual element as per the promo video is also possible at request.