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#MusicExchange: Damian Roos

Damian Roos is a graduate of UCT's College of Music who, at the age of 25, is having a stellar start to 2022 with his debut single Every Time I Think of You - a song about love and lament - chart on local radio in Cape Town (currently at number 17 on the top 40).
#MusicExchange: Damian RoosRoos looks to the masters in R&B and soul for inspiration and models his work around the vocal prowess of the likes of Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Luther Vandross and The Clark Sisters.

I caught up with this rising star last week:

BizcommunityWhat is your job description?

I am a passionate singer-songwriter and a vocal coach.

BizcommunityWhat does music mean to you?

It’s my way of life.

BizcommunityMy music is about…

Love in all forms.

BizcommunityWhat is your motto?

Take the chance.

BizcommunityFame is about…

A large amount of people being familiar with who you are.

BizcommunityRetirement will happen when…

Retirement? What’s that?

BizcommunityI don't do…


BizcommunityI would love to co-write with…

Adele and Bruno Mars.

BizcommunityWhere do you go for inspiration to create?

I go to my practice room at home and I begin the creative process and turn those thoughts, emotions or events into a song.

BizcommunityWhat is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?

Being in the recording booth.

BizcommunityThe song you must do in every show:

A definite must perform is Every Time I Think of You - my current radio hit.

BizcommunityMy heroes:

Whitney Houston. Listening to her and watching her deliver that incredible vocal gift is a joy.

BizcommunityMy style icon:

Chad Saaiman, a sharp dressed man.

BizcommunityWhat is your most treasured possession?

Definitely my phone. I do everything there.

BizcommunityIt’s your round. What are you drinking?

A virgin everything. I don’t consume alcohol.

BizcommunityDream gig to do:

Headlining the North Sea Jazz Festival.


Dimples - blame my dad.

BizcommunityIf you were not a musician, what would you do?

No other jobs come to mind.

BizcommunityPick five words to describe yourself:

Anointed, smart, quiet, goofy and kind.

BizcommunityWhat are you streaming?

The Clark Sisters, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

BizcommunityGreatest movie ever made:

Sparkle (the 2012 remake).

BizcommunityWhat books are you reading?

I’ve read many books as a result of my academic writing at university, so nothing right now.

BizcommunityWhat song changed your life?

I’m Looking For A Miracle by the Clark Sisters. That song has changed my life in ways that I can’t believe. Many of my recent successes have been due to that song - graduating from UCT and my overall confidence in everything I do.

BizcommunityWho do you love?

Myself, family and friends.

BizcommunityWhat is your favorite word?

Oh my word.

BizcommunityTop of your bucket list:

To release more music this year.

BizcommunityYour greatest achievement:

Graduating from UCT.

BizcommunityWhat do you complain about most often?

Noise of any kind.

BizcommunityWhat is your fear?

Experiencing writer's block. That is a creative’s worst nightmare - not being inspired or able to create.

BizcommunityHappiness is…

Minding your business and continuing to do you.

BizcommunityOn stage, I tend to?

Close my eyes to really connect with a song.

BizcommunityThe best life lesson you have been taught:

Become clear about who you are.

BizcommunityWhat has been your favorite journey so far?

Getting my Drivers’ License. Nothing has been more liberating.

BizcommunityDo you do charity work and if you do, what do you do?

Not currently, but I’m always eager to share knowledge with those in need.

BizcommunityWishes and dreams:

To have a successful music career, with the focus being on my passion. I would like to touch the hearts of as many people as possible through my music and for me to reach my full potential.

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About Martin Myers

Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse

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