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'Castles & Towers'

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"Heather’s attitude and love for song puts her right up there with many musical greats. It’s like there’s a secret to unlocking a song, and she knows the answer."

Roadtripping is something of a lifestyle for Heather Waters, since the beginning of her career she has not stood still – Waters has performed her folk- rock guitar tunes in villages, towns & cities from Cape Town to Corsica!   Alone or with a band, Waters' expressive guitar rhythms, honest lyrics, and passionate energy draw you into her performances!   

Discography
2007   Lyrics in My Pocket (Full Length Album)

2008   Hope you are Happy (EP)

2009  Being on a Boat  (EP)

2010  The Money Came In Today (EP)

2011  The Little People (Single)

2012  The Campervan Collective (Full Length Album)

2015  Castles & Towers (Full Length Album)

2016 Nothing Going to Stop Us (Single)

2017 Mozambiquan Rain (Single)

A year after the release of Heather's first album 'Lyrics in my Pocket' (2007), ABC Broadcasts (USA) voted Heather ‘Best Artist in Style (Folk), and her song ‘Masquerade’ – ‘Best Song in Style’ (Folk), with two of her songs receiving regular airplay in UK and parts of USA and Europe.  Spending most of 2009 busking and performing live shows across the Mediterranean, Heather returned to SA where her acoustic trio were selected by PANSA (Performing Arts Network of South Africa), to perform at the FIFA 2010, WORLD CUP FOOTBALL celebrations in Cape Town.

Over the last decade, Heather Waters has been touring, writing and creating a definite style and sound to her work, her songs and performances burn with energy that was commonplace back in the 1960’s.  Touring in her 1975 VW Campervan, Waters sings of ‘love revolution’ and entertains audiences with her foot-tapping folk-rock music, lyrical humour and bare-foot pop-rock approach.

Heather's second album 'The Campervan Collective Volume 1' was recorded at Alex Power’s Farmyard Studios in the Helderberg, South Africa during 2011/12.  By stripping down their recording techniques to the bare essentials, Heather and engineer Briers Coetzee, captured a truly fun and organic sound, the essence of what Heather Waters music is all about!   Two of Heather’s songs 'Rainbows' and 'Being on a Boat' were featured on ‘Billabong Girls Get Out There’ TV Series in South Africa.

The latest offering from Heather was released in December 2015, aptly named ‘Castles & Towers’.   Having spent the previous two years battling the onset of an immobilizing illness, this album has captured something more powerful than this determined and talented strawberry-haired girl has ever released before.  With renewed strength and back on her feet in 2015, Heather's new album 'Castles & Towers' was recorded in Cape Town by multi-SAMA Award winning engineer and producer, Peter Pearlson. 

This collaboration is by far her greatest work to date, Heather and her band’s far-reaching assortment of influences — musical, cultural and biographical — are bold and unflinching, and work perfectly in conjuring an equal tally of powerful emotions in the listener.    It is a high spirited album that abandons any pretence of genre constraints as Waters delivers strong songs with sharp-tongued lyricism and witty rhymes.

Following the release ‘Castles & Towers’, two of the singles topped the local Cape Town charts at Nr1, with the fan favourite ‘Pick Daisies’ holding its position for up to 10 weeks on various stations.

With the success of the single ‘Pick Daisies’ in 2016 Volkswagen SA mobilized this rousing musician with the 6th Generation Volkswagen Kombi Caravelle, for their tour around South Africa, recognising the iconic VW Volkswagen Kombi is a tribute to the lifestyle that the new single ‘Pick Daisies’ represents. Heather and her crew covered over 35 000km’s, touring South Africa and Mozambique with her single ‘Pick Daisies’ topping radio charts as far and fast as Volkswagen drove them.

 

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