Meet the unique & soulful songstress, Selkii.
Selkii hails from South Africa’s Beach City, Durban, & is a Live-Looping
Singer-Guitarist & Songwriter. Selkii skillfully uses a looping pedal which allows her to create sonic backdrops to her intimate live concerts.
- Layering live-performed percussion, riffs & backing vocals like a modern-day one-woman-band.
Selkii's sound can be compared to the laid back stylings of artists like Jack Johnson or Ed Sheeran-
but her distinct angelic voice has been compared to dynamic and expressive voices like Jeff Buckley & Janis Joplin.
NBC The Voice & South African Idol.
You might recognize Selkii as one of Blake Shelton's artists on NBC's The Voice S16. Her version of IRIS by The Goo Goo Dolls for the Top 24 made it to # 86 in iTunes' Alternative category on Apple Music Charts in the USA in May 2019. She was also a top 7 finalist on her native country's version of American Idol - South African Idol.
‘Selkii is one of MY favorite contestants of all time.’ Blake Shelton.
Selkii's gypsy soul and musical talents have taken her all over the world performing for 5 star events and private venues in the UAE, Jordan, Doha & The Seychelles before living out her dream job sailing the 7 seas as an entertainer on board the esteemed and award-winning Disney Cruise Lines. Selkii performed with Disney for 3 + years before making terra-firma just days before entering NBCs The Voice.
Selkii's Soulful & authentic compositions incorporate elements from Indie Folk/Acoustic Rock/Soul/Pop with a Jammy Rootsy feel.
Selkii's love for Nature & The Ocean come through her uplifting stories, reflections and soundscapes.
Selkii's first single 'Your Eyes' was produced by Stuart Epps (Robbie Williams, Elton John) in 2012 & she has since release a 5 track co-produced EP , Tears recorded in Cape Town South Africa, and 'Salt' a 12 track album produced by Stone Studios - a boutique Record Label in Johannesburg. Many of Selkii's new compositions can be heard on Soundcloud & Selkii is currently working on her first ever self-produced original live album in her new home of Orlando Florida..
You can hear Selkii doing what she does best at Soundcloud.