Soul songstress and SAMA nominee Auriol Hays is to perform at this year's Cape Town Jazz Fest alongside some of South Africa's own talents: Thandiswa Mazwai, Khuli Chana and Claire Phillips.
Hays' latest album "Call it Love - Anima Sola" is an authentic, open diary of her life experiences that reveal the honesty of all the emotional complexities of losing love. Each song is meant to take you deeper into the psyche of Auriol Hays. Tracks that stand out include For The Man You Are, My Love and O Me Amor - a beautiful Portuguese ballad written by Lionel Bastos.
Her track A Better Man made waves on national radio stations and her follow up singles My Love and All Tied Up have already commenced rotation on national radio. Hays is extremely proud of her new album and said: "I was involved in every conceivable manner and very little was left to chance." She has had many talented songwriters, such as Lionel Bastos and Mr Mallum to assist her in that process.