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2015-06-09 06:00

Cape Town - We recently had a quickie with local music duo Connecting Stars ahead of their US tour.

Connecting Stars, featuring Cheryl and Martin Engel, officially formed in 2012 but have been singing and playing on stage and in the studio for over 10 years before that. Cheryl has extensive experience as a studio session singer and Martin was formerly the manager and bass player of rock band Tree63 and the owner of Dog Ears Studios and Sesalos Media, a leading South African recording studio and video production company.

They released their debut album in May 2014 and will be returning to the US in mid-June for an extensive 6 week tour. This tour will see them road tripping across the US and they’ll be joined by two very special guests – their children. The family will be on the road for 6 weeks exploring the US during which the Durban-Duo will be performing shows in a different city almost every day, sharing an experience with their children that most only dream of.

We caught up with them for a few quick questions:

Describe your music in one sentence?

Connecting Stars:
Indie, soulful, folk, with hints of country.

You’re heading to the US soon for an extensive tour, what’s the one thing you want to do or see while in the US?

Connecting Stars:
Disneyland with our kids!

What do you do to relax while on tour?

Connecting Stars:
Watch movies, site seeing and writing new material while on the road.

If you could collaborate with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

Connecting Stars:
Taylor Swift, she is highly talented, a great songwriter and she has excellent rapport with her fans and big audiences.

Do you prefer a big stadium show or an intimate theatre?

Connecting Stars:
We enjoy both but each have their own merits, although honestly we do prefer more intimate shows as we can really engage with our audience.

To find out more about the band and their tour dates, visit their Facebook page or their website.

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