2. Alice Phoebe Lou
Alice grew up in Kommetjie, a small town in the Western Cape, and is now living in Germany. She is an independent blues/folk musician whose career started by performing in the streets of Berlin to make a living. Someone saw her playing in a park and asked if she could perform at a TED talk in 2014 in Berlin. The video of her performance went viral, and as the cliché goes, the rest is history.
She has roughly 22000 Facebook “likes”, with the majority of her audience coming from Europe. She played at the renowned SXSW festival in Texas earlier this year, and was featured on international music discovery site Pigeons and Planes.
She’s also played at Ozora festival in Hungary and the Orange Blossom festival in Germany. The singer-songwriter has only recently started to make waves in South Africa as she opened for The Lumineers in Johannesburg last year. Her debut EP, Momentum, was released in 2014.