Amor looks forward to friendly welcome of PE

Octayvia Nance

DON’T push others down, work on what you do, says Amor Vittone who returns to Port Elizabeth for a one night only performance at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre next week. She will be performing her greatest hits at the music extravaganza on August 3, including singles from her Afrikaans albums Voluit, which received gold status and was nominated for Best Afrikaans Pop Album in 2007, and Glo Altyd Aan More.

“I am very excited to perform in Port Elizabeth again. I have always received a warm welcome. I feed off the energy of my audience and I have never been disappointed with the response I’ve received. Everyone is always so supportive. I wish I could stay longer though and take a swim in the sea,” she said.

No stranger to the limelight, she has made her mark in the entertainment world. She has released six albums to date and has been nominated for numerous South African Music Awards, including Favourite SA Female Artist, Best Female Artist and Hottest SA Artist.

“I will be singing a few of my greatest hits and hopefully I’ll be ready to sing a song called Coming Home from my new album coming out in November. Six singles from that album will be released in October,” she said.

As well as having presented television shows like Legkaart Bonanza, Junior Topsport, M-Net’s Spot-on, Mainly for Men on e.tv, the National Lottery on SABC2, and Top Billing, she is no stranger to the limelight, having built a reputation for herself as a dedicated, and most importantly, talented performer on all levels.

She has graced the covers of almost every magazine in South Africa including Fair Lady, Keur, Huisgenoot, You Magazine, Sarie, Finesse, FHM, Vroue Keur, Personality, Longevity, and Marie Claire.

She said being humble keeps musicians relevant.

“Musicians shouldn’t push people down because you never know when you might need that very person one day.

“I also think you should never compare yourself to another artist and just work hard on what you do. It also helps if you love what you do,” she said.

Vittone will be doing a duet called It’s Your Love, originally done by Faith Hill and Tim Mcgraw, with talented musician Ferdi Coetzee.

He said: “The duet we will be performing is an old classic but I think people love it. I am so excited to be performing with Amor. I haven’t performed with someone on her level yet, so it’ll be the biggest joint effort for me.

“I think our music styles are totally different but it’ll be a great step for me. I will be performing in front of a totally different audience so I am excited to see how it is received.”

Coetzee is a lead vocalist of his own band. Four of his songs are currently enjoying airtime on BayFM. One of the songs, Koudste Somer, is also currently being played on Kingfisher FM.

Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are R120 each (unreserved) and available at Computicket.

ýFor more information call Jason Gabriel on 082-643-6000.

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