Meet the fearless and soulful Florida-based songstress Selkii.
Selkii not only just made The Top 24 of NBC's The Voice under Blake Shelton's mentorship -but she was also a top 7 finalist on the South African version of American Idol - South African Idol back in 2010. Her version of IRIS by The Goo Goo Dolls for the Top 24 made it to # 86 in iTunes' Alternative category on apple Music Charts in the USA in May 2019.
Selkii is a Live-Looping-Singer-Guitarist & Songwriter hailing from South Africa’s Beach City, Durban. She's often been called a female version of Jack Johnson or Jason Mraz - with a powerful raspy voice that often gets compared with voices like Amy Winehouse and Brandi Carlile. Her impressive looping pedal skills allow her to bring guitar percussion & cool sonic layers of backing vocals & riffs into her live arrangements.
Selkii refers to her original music as uplifting 'Tropical' Folk. Her love for nature, connection, travel - and life simple pleasures - comes through her thoughtful lyrics. Selkii loves sharing the stories behind her songs in her performances. Her hope is to heal and enrich people’s souls with a beautiful message.
Top 24 on The Voice, Team Blake, Season 16.
Finalist on the TV Show, Idols (South Africa's Version of American Idol).
3+ Years Resident Singer-Guitarist Act on the Disney Cruise Lines.
Featured on COVERLAYDOWN's Best of 2017 Coverfolk Singles Playlist 2018.
Repertoire of over 1500 songs in various genres (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Alternative, Indie, Grunge). She's a walking jukebox and has playlists for any event or crowd.
Selkii is an Acoustic Singer Guitarist who uses a Looping Pedal to create multiple layers in her live song arrangements. (Like Ed Sheeran/Keller Williams).
15+ Experience as a Full Time Musician Performing at Music Festivals, Corporate/Private Events & 5* Resorts (Kempinski Jordan, Jumeirah Resort Dubai, Sheraton Hotel, Doha Qatar & Hilton Hotels, Africa).