Jerusha

Jerusha

BandPopR&B

We are a positive R&B/Pop band with a hint of funky indian spice.The band is named after and is a backing band for South African singer, Jerusha. She’s an amazing vocalist, a skilled songwriter, and a hot dancer with slinky sex appeal to boot...

Biography

Still riding high on the national chart success of her debut album "Got to have it"(Universal/Mama Dance!), gorgeous South African artist Jerusha has arrived in the UK to inject the airwaves with a fresh dose of seductive vocal stylings and infectious grooves. After chart-topping SA singles - 'Are u the one?' and 'For Life' - there's more on the way. Her latest offering 'Feel It' is a sophisticated and funky track. Co-written by Jerusha and Dan Mar-Morinelo (Gareth Gates Sunshine) and produced by Workshy Productions, "Feel It" has a motown meets futuristic funk, which renders the listener hypnotized on the dance floor. Now based in the UK, she has formed a band with Jol Dent on drums, Pawel Kuterba on guitar, Glyn Rowland on keys, and Alex Hermann on bass. Jerusha has begun collaborating with numerous top UK producers and writers including the following: Lisa Greene, Steve Anderson, Steve Lee (Britney Spears 'Breathe on Me'), Rishi Rich (renowned on the UK scene for producing the Jay-Sean album, Rishi Rich Project, Craig David), Tim Laws (Gabrielle and Lighthouse Family), Darren Martyn and Deli Ladimeji (Mel C). Jerusha would love to fuse her love of R&B/Pop with her South African and Indian roots. She has also spread her wings to world-renowned pop production house Murlyn Music based in Stockholm, and is collaborating with Henrik Jonback (Britney 'Toxic' and 'Do sumthin'), Mango (Bloodshy's protegee), Nana and Marten 'Moe' Sakwanda(www.jujurecords.com). Jerusha has signed a publishing deal with one of the world's largest independent music publishers peermusic, after being scouted by Kate Thompson, general manager of peermusic in South Africa. Shes also proven to be as hot on stage as on the screen and airwaves. She has co-billed with the likes of Ja-Rule, Kelly Rowlands, Ludacris,Trina, Kindred, Danny K, Jae, Afro Z etc. She was one of two South African Acts chosen by MTV for the roadshow to promote the prestigious Nelson Mandela 46664 Concert in 2004 to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, a world health issue that is close to her heart. In late 2005, Jerusha performed in London in the SA Solidarity Festival in benefit of the Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund. In May 2006, supported by her band and backing vocalists from the Oxford gospel choir, Jerusha was one of the headline acts at the World Fair Trade Fashion Show held in Oxford; hosted by the Ethical Fashion Forum and UNICEF. Aside from being a talented musician, Jerusha also happens to be a practicing medical doctor. In 2004 she spent three months working as a military doctor in strife-torn Liberia as a member of the United Nations humanitarian effort there. In 2005 she was chosen by Love Life (South Africa's largest HIV/AIDS Awareness Organisation) as a role-model for South Africas youth and featured as an icon in the Get Attitude campaign. Contact: info@mamadance.com (South Africa) jerusha.music@googlemail.com (UK) www.myspace.com/jerushamusic
www.jerusha.net

Discography

Are u the one? Single 2003(Universal/MamaDance!)
Got to have it Album 2004(Universal/MamaDance!)
The Night Watchmen (Are u the one?) Compilation 2005 (David Gresham Records)
Feel It Single 2006 (Peermusic/MamaDance!)

Set List

Set 1 (25 minutes)

1. Fabulous
2. Feel It
3. Electro Boogie
4. U Be
5. Are u the one?

BREAK

SET 2: (25 minutes)
1. Masala
2. Dance
3. Look in my Eyes
4. Just Simplicity
5. Are u the one? (remix)

ENCORE

"Masala" or "Feel It"