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The best kept secret in music


"Song Review "Listen Closely""

The vocals jump right out at you from the first notes, and makes the listener take notice in a good way. This is one of the more crucial aspects I think for this genre and you've obviously got a great start in terms of having this aspect be so solid and expressive. The song itself is a good vehicle to show off the vocals, as well as doing a good job of getting across the emotions that are being expressed. The tune almost has a second hook in the Secret Summer Wind section, as opposed to the Listen Closely portion, which is the title of the song. It's a nice surprise in the tune, to not have the title repeated over and over and rammed down the listener's throat,
like it or not. Overall, tremendous vocals, and I'm sure the writing will only improve. -Taxi Review - Taxi


Independant Release 2005 "Listen Closely"; catalog #ZA 101; all tracks are streaming on website as well as various internet locations.


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South-African singer/songwriter ILONKA performs a unique blend of soulful pop and rock on her latest album "Listen Closely". Blending her Afrikaans roots with modern American pop culture, Ilonka carves a new edge for the mainstream.

ILONKA began developing her artistic persona at age 4 winning talent competitions and later gaining the attention of established artists in her hometown of Johannesburg, South-Africa.

Ambitious and unrelenting, at 14 ILONKA enrolled at the University of South-Africa (UNISA) studying vocal performance and music theory as well as singing on various demos and appearing on the independent release "10 AM Insanity".

At 16 Ilonka became a solo artist signing a deal with Global Resorts to perform at South-Africa's top casino's. Within a year her passion and drive combined with her vocal ability gave result to her first independent release "Mirror Of My Soul".

A need to explore beyond the limits of her homeland, Ilonka travelled to America in search of her destiny. Nearly 4 years after entering America thru New York City, Ilonka has written songs, formed a band, recorded an album, developed a following and fueled a fire which will spread as wildly as the spirit that drives her.