Singer Tailor returns to SA for her 1000 Miles tour

2018-04-16 15:47

Cape Town - All it took was a tour to London and singer-songwriter Tailor was hooked, so much so she packed her bags and moved to the UK!

I toured London in August 2017 where I played some of my own shows but also joined Johnny Clegg on his Final Journey tour at The Apollo in Hammersmith. It was during this time that I fell in love with the city.

More than ever I was ready to target a bigger audience with my stories. Sharing my work with more fans around the world is most musicians’ dream. I was ready to tackle it head-on and make the move,” Tailor (31) says.

She left sunny South Africa in January this year and moved to Twickenham where she’s been doing a lot of performing and even sold out some of her shows.

“I’ve been collaborating with some high-profile musicians, had a guest slot on The Posies’ tour and played my first London show for 2018 to a sold-out venue on a snowy day. Some of the trains were cancelled but people still bought tickets and attended the show. I felt extremely blessed,” she adds.

Now Tailor is back in SA as part of her 1000 Miles tour, with gigs in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 20 April until 5 May.

So what’s the secret to her success? “I’m proud of the work I’ve done on this third record. My albums are like my children in a way. I respect them, listen to them and then I send them off to boarding school where from time to time I’ll give them a call and catch up on the good ole days! I don’t take myself too seriously,” she quips, laughing. “The album is a great piece of work and offers a bigger and bold sound to fans.”

Although having a ball of a time abroad, Tailor says South Africa will always be home. After all, she couldn’t imagine her life without sunny days and ProNutro, of course!



Friday, 20 April: Barnyard, Rivonia at 20:00. Tickets R150. For bookings go to or call 087 236 3088.

Saturday, 21 April: The Music Box, Observatory at 19:00. Tickets R450 – includes dinner & drinks. For bookings mail or call 082 4789 555.

Monday, 23 April: Barnyard, Silverstar at 20:00. Tickets R150. For bookings go to or call 010 593 0744.

Tuesday, 24 April: Café Roux, Cape Town at 20:30. Tickets R150. For bookings go  

Thursday, 26 April: Café Roux, Noordhoek at 20:30. Tickets R150. For bookings go to   

Sunday, 29 April: Cottage Club, Fish Hoek at 17:00. Tickets R150. For bookings mail or call 021 782 0931.


Wednesday, 2 May: Barnyard, Cresta at 20:00. Tickets R150. For bookings go to or call 011 478 5300.

Thursday, 3 May: Die Blou Hond, Pretoria at 20:30. Tickets R190 (including popcorn, pre-drinks, coffee/tea) or R390 (dinner). For bookings go to

Saturday, 5 May: Radium Beer Hall, JHB at 21:00. Tickets R150. For bookings mail or call Andy 083 542 1044.

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