Music runs in her family

MOST musicians dream of signing a lucrative record deal, but talented Megan du Toit is not in it for the fame or fortune.
The Mount Pleasant singer and songwriter has recorded several original songs and a music video, but is resisting the route of the music industry, at least for now.
Du Toit, 25, who describes her music as folk with jazz elements, performs most of her songs behind a piano.
She spent three months in Japan earlier this year where she was contracted to sing in the jazz lounge of the Marriott Hotel.
The singer is a member of local band Cottonfields along with her brother, Jean, the former frontman of BGF and Autonative. She is also contracted by Two Tone Music for various events and sings at hotels in the Bay.
Du Toit said she does not have the drive to be famous and does it for the love of music.
“After I perform people ask me where they can buy my stuff, or why I don’t have an album.
“It is a work in progress and I want to figure out what I want to do with my music.”
She said she wanted to make sure she stayed true to what she enjoyed and did not want the pressure of churning out songs.
Du Toit is a self-confessed perfectionist and cannot write music if does not comes naturally.
It is one of the reasons she has not put an album together yet.
“It becomes a product and caring about what people think and what people want, which killed it for me.
“I want to have an audience to play to, who really appreciate music and want to listen.” But she would consider putting an album together next year, said Du Toit.
Music runs in the family with uncles, Dorien du Toit and Moorrees van Aardte, having been regular performers at venues around the Bay.
The musician has a BA degree in English literature and is currently studying towards her postgraduate certificate in education through Unisa.

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