The Concerts SA Advisory panel comprises of key, active players in the South African music sector:
Gloria Bosman started her professional career at the Market Theatre in Newtown in 1993 in a production called SA Love. From these early beginnings, Gloria has amassed an impressive biography having performed and sung with the cream of South African musicians. She has also toured internationally. She has had the honour of singing for both Thabo Mbeki and the late Nelson Mandela.
Neil worked as a sound technician with Sound Crew Systems; as a booking agent with Banana Bandwagon which handled such acts as Urban Creep, Squeal, Scooters Union, Durban Poison Comedy Roadshow, Sipho Gumede and Madala Kunene; as the music and events coordinator at venues such as the BAT Centre, BARgo and Y2K before taking up ownership of the iconic Rainbow Restaurant in 2001, with wife Nicola. Since 2004 he writes a weekly column and gig guide on the live original music scene for The Mercury newspaper.
CAPE Town music venue The Base and community school MAPP are two of many projects which Steve helped initiate in the 1980s, before a brief period of exile. A longer stint of on-the-road work as sound engineer with groups such as Sakhile, Basil Coetzee, Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu followed, affording him valuable international perspective. He is a partner in Making Music Productions, and regularly contributes text, photographs and research on all things musical.
Award-winning playwright, musician, actor and broadcaster (who has released a number of albums), Richard Nwamba presents the radio show The African Connection with Richard Nwamba. He is a regular contributor of articles on African music to such publications as Sawubona (South African Airways magazine), Islander (Air Mauritius magazine), and Songlines, the UK’s world music magazine.