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Wendy Oldfield returns to the music industry with the release of her first album in 10 years, a 12-track offering called Supernova. It was produced by surfer, rock musician and long-time friend Robin Auld.
The duo gave a showcase of what to expect from the album when they performed at the Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Festival in Kirstenbosch Gardens. The response was resounding.
This South African star is more than ready for a return to the limelight. She has not lost any of the sparkle that made her a household name. Physically, she is still as beautiful and sexy as ever. Her physique is still that of a racehorse, raring to bolt from the starting blocks.
The musician is best known for songs such as Acid Rain, her album Duwayo and her live collaborations with various guitarists over the past 30 years. She first made her name for herself with the hit This Boy as the lead singer of Sweatband in the early Eighties. After much success with the songs Tonight and Shape of Her Body, she left the group to start her solo career.
Oldfield describes the album as “a collection of songs inspired by a personal journey that includes a move to Wilderness, the break-up with the father of her children and reaching her 49th birthday”.
Supernova is her fifth solo album, and it is self-financed. After disappearing into Wilderness and motherhood in 2003, she is now preparing to relaunch her career.
She is playing in Gauteng for the first time in 10 years and will be accompanied by musicians Lionel Bastos and Joe van der Linden. Her tour begins tonight in Pretoria.
Oldfield then plans to take the tour across the country in a few months.
She is also working on some dance remixes with some of South Africa’s up-and-coming producers. – Tonight Reporter