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Born and raised in Orlando, Soweto; Timothy Moloi grew up in a home filled with song. It is this love for music, and his flair for infusing familiar and beloved standards with a new freshness, that has made him a favourite with audiences throughout South Africa. With his smooth-as-velvet voice and masterful range, Moloi is one of South Africa’s most extraordinary talents. He returned to South Africa in 1999, having completed his studies at Ohio Wesleyan University in the USA. Since then Timothy has led a busy performance schedule, and has performed with the kwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, the East Cape Philharmonic, the Electric Pops Orchestra, the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and the Soweto Gospel Choir. Timothy Moloi also performed the song "HOPE" at the OPENING CEREMONY of the FIFA 2010 WORLD CUP at Soccer City to an estimated global audience of 500 million viewers. His double SAMA (MTN South African Music Awards) nominated debut album LOVE THAT MUSIC was released last year by Thatch Music, to critical acclaim. Television performances have included the 16th MTN SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS, two MISS SOUTH AFRICA pageants, SABC3 JOBURG POPS, the SABC2/Sowetan COMMUNITY BUILDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS and the MNET "HEROES AGAINST CRIME" AWARDS, as well as several guest appearances on popular programmes such as MORNING LIVE, AFRO CAFE, SPIRIT SUNDAE, WORLD TODAY, TML, etv SUNRISE, KTV and NOOT VIR NOOT. He has appeared in South African stage productions at The Lyric Theatre (MOTOWN GOLD), the Promusica Theatre (COMING HOME), the Joburg Theatre (THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), the Theatre Marcellus (MOTOWN MAGIC), the Barnyard Theatres (A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA), the Sand du Plessis Theatre (THE ELVIS LAS VEGAS EXTRAVAGANZA) in Bloemfontein, the Artscape Opera Theatre (BRING ON BROADWAY) in Cape Town and The Playhouse (10th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT) in Durban. A most memorable experience for him was performing for President Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel, as well as Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands. He also performed at THE ENTHRONEMENT OF THE KING OF THE BAFOKENG at the Sun City Superbowl, and at the ACRES OF LOVE Benefit at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. Other highlights have included performances at the AFRICA PEACE AWARDS, Oprah Winfrey's LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE event, the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP BID BANQUET, the NEDERBERG WINE AUCTION, the FANCOURT BALL, the FNB STARLIGHT POP OPERA concert and at the opening of the new ICC Arena in Durban, on the same bill as Al Jarreau and George Benson. Moloi has also performed at several major South African sports events, including the Vodacom Tri-Nations, the SA Open and the Summer Cup. He also performed at the CRICKET SA SEASON LAUNCH and the send-off banquet for the Springboks, prior to their victory in the 2007 Rugby World Cup. In 2008 he performed at the announcement of the South African Paralympic Squad. Most recently Moloi has performed at the SOCCEREX GALA BANQUET, the ALGOA FM CONCERT IN THE PARK, the CARNIVAL SYMPHONIC POPS, the MACUFE Festival, the AARDKLOP National Arts Festival, the NEDBANK CAPITAL BALL, the ANGLO GOLD JEWELRY AWARDS, the SANLAM GREAT UMBRELLA BALL, the 2008 CAR OF THE YEAR announcement and at the KZNPO Heartstrings Concert in Durban. He was also honoured to be invited to sing at Albertina Sisulu's 90th birthday celebrations. Timothy Moloi’s powerful acoustic versions of some of today’s biggest hits can also be heard online on YouTube, featuring his smooth renditions of some of the world’s biggest songs including One Republic’s Apologise, Kelly Clarkson’s My Life Would Suck Without You and a host of others. A few press quotes about Timothy's debut album LOVE THAT MUSIC: "The most feel good album of the year" - Therese Owen, The Star "One of the most exciting new vocal talents to hit the scene in recent years" - Leon Muston, The Weekend Post "Talent at its best... The velvet-voiced youngster is going places with this debut solo album" - Mathews Mpete, Daily Sun "A collection of class and sass, loads of fine style" - Bill Ryan, The Independent on Saturday "12 uplifting songs... the album will broaden Moloi's fanbase" - Jared Orlin, You Magazine "Moloi outdoes himself... Love That Music will have you, tapping your feet, bobbing your head and moving" - Grant Aubin, Algoa Sun "It's about time Timothy Moloi released an album... Fans have been clamouring for more of his smooth sounds" - Tsholofelo Segage-Modise, Drum Magazine A few other press quotes about Timothy Moloi: "SAMA nominee Timothy Moloi is fast becoming South Africa's favourite crooner" - Keitumetse Segoai, Sunday Times "The impressive Timothy Moloi is a professional to his fingertips, with a proper sense of completeness to his every musical phrase" - Mary Jordan, Business Day "Setting the bar with his melting voice and pre-eminent range, Timothy Moloi is one of SA's most distinguished vocalists" - Sonja Raath, Destiny Man "Timothy Moloi effortlessly demonstrates his range" - Rafiek Mammon, Cape Times "Simply masterful" - Sylvester Haskins, The Star "Tim Moloi's velvet voice was a hiatus from the icy winds" - Omeshnie Naidoo, The Mercury "WOW! Timothy is the most professional, warm person - with a superb voice that blew people away!" - Michelle Brown, The Herald "Timothy Moloi is fast making his mark on the South African entertainment scene" - Elliot Makhanya, The Sowetan "He’ll be one of South Africa’s major singing stars before very long" - Caroline Smart, www.artsmart.co.za

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