The Four Fellas comprising of Lubabalo Luzipo; Phindile ‘Brown Sugah; Loyiso Mali are all friends from Nelson Mandela Bay. With Lubabalo Luzipo having started learning Classical Piano at an early age and has since performed in a number of overseas countries namely Germany and Austria. He has performed at the opening of Parliament and also counts performing with some of South Africa’s Elite Artists as his career highlights. Songwriter and performer Phindile Matsha known as Brown Sugah is the founding member of the Four Fellas Quartet, started honing his ability to sing and write at a very young age.
Brown Sugah has performed and has been part of Port Elizabeth’s major jazz bands such as Blaze, MO Jazz & The Microwave having also been selected to open for international acts such as Kenny Latimore; George Benson and the late Hugh Masekela.
Kholisile Kotla Booi has been called into to the group in Phindile’s absence on recent performance and gigs. Kotla is known for his soothing tenor vocal ability particularly in the Accapella arena and he has performed at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival and has appeared on SABC 2’s Gospel Time.
The Third and youngest member of the Fellas is the East London born Vocalist and Bass guitarist Sizwe Yaze. Having been raised in Musical Family in Port Elizabeth, Sizwe developed as a singer and songwriter during his school days and has since then been composing and arranging music. Sizwe has in recent times worked with the likes of Amanda Black, Nathi Mankayi and The Muffinz. Rounding off the Four Fellas line up is Loyiso Mali fondly known as ‘Lume’ who is a Neo- Soul singer, writer and arranger who is highly influenced by a fusion of gospel and jazz sounds. His approach to music is that of a storyteller and a hope giver. The major highlight of his career was when he was given an opportunity to perform at the National Arts Festival in 2009 and 2010 in front of a diverse/multi-cultural audience which shaped his musical approach, leading him in finding his own voice.
These four gentlemen will be our second of the new cycle of Jazz’Afro Sundays @ the Barn this coming Sunday 10 February from 17:00. Admission: R70.00 (R50.00 Pensioners) – limited seating be sure to be early