2020 Standard Bank Ovation Award winner, South African bassist Chadleigh Gowar was eleven years old when he picked up a guitar for the first time. He credits learning to play guitar and bass play by ear, in church, for honing his instinct to improvise and harmonise. Those skills have made him adept at playing both jazz and gospel, the genres he has been playing the most during his decade-long career.
Chadleigh is the current bass player for Kyknet’s “Koortjies met Jonathan Rubain”.
After a successful Season 1 & a special Christmas edition “Kersfees en Koortjies”, season 2 is currently being recorded started airing in April 2021.
Shared the stage with artists such as…
– Season 1: Johnny Davids, Timothy Riegers, Cheswyn Ruiters, Talitha Luiters, Michaela Andrews, Roland Miggels, Calvyn Grandling, Neville D, Byron Levi, Varonica Meyer, Pearl Adams, Gregory Noble, Karin Kortje, Seuns van Sion, David Jantjies, Don Vino, Candice Thornton, Rochelle Liederman, Elwira Standilli, Vicky Sampson, Hemelbesem & DOEP.
– Kersfees en Koortjies:
Cheswyn Ruiters, Tarryn Lamb, Daylin Suss, and his sister Lauren Solomons.
Rochelle Liederman, Robin Pieters and Jarrad Ricketts.
Amy Jones, Neville D, Jesme and Reggie B.
Nicoleen Saal, Craig Lucas, Paxton Fielies and the Community Philharmonic Orchestra.