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BIANCA BLANC STEL EERSTE OFFISIëLE AFRIKAANSE ENKELSNIT VRY
25 SEPTEMBER 2020


Bianca Blanc is ‘n talentvolle en hardwerkende jong sangeres/liedjieskrywer van Centurion, Pretoria.  

Met ‘n ongelooflike stem en passie vir musiek, skryf en toonset Bianca met fyn musikaliteit haar eie musiek op die kitaar of ukelele.  

Al die liedjies op Bianca se self-getitelde debuutalbum "Bianca Blanc", wat in September 2018 vrygestel is, is deur haar geskryf en gekomponeer. Sy het nou saam met vervaardiger Matthew Fink gewerk om die samestelling van elke liedjie te vorm en om waarlik ‘n goeie album te vervaardig.  

Haar debuut-enkelsnit, "Butterflies", is in November 2017 vrygestel en het ‘n merkwaardige 12 weke in die nommer een posisie op die 5FM "Top 10@10 Pop"-trefferlys spandeer.  

Deezer, die wêreld se mees persoonlike digitale musiekdiens, het Bianca Blanc in Julie 2018 aangewys as hul 2018/2019 Deezer NEXT kunstenaar van Suid-Afrika. Deezer NEXT is ‘n kunstenaargedrewe program wat ontwikkel is om opkomende talent regoor die wêreld te identifiseer en te ondersteun. Bianca Blanc sê: "Om aangewys te word as die nuwe Deezer NEXT kunstenaar is ‘n ongelooflik eer. Ek voel terselfdertyd oorweldig, opgewonde en dankbaar vir hierdie toekenning. Dit bied my as kunstenaar geleenthede om te groei, sowel as blootstelling aan internasionale gehore. Ek glo in myself en dit is wonderlik dat Deezer ook in my glo."

Bianca se komposisie "This Heart", is aangewys as ‘n semi-finalis in die "International Songwriting Competition". ‘n Merkwaardige prestasie gemeet teen 19 000 inskrywings.  

In 2019 is Bianca se ‘n nuwe "Deezer Sessions" kortspeler deur Deezer vrygestel. Dit is weer deur Matthew Fink vervaardig. Die vier-snit kortspeler bestaan uit drie verwerkte snitte vanaf Bianca se debuutalbum en haar weergawe van een van haar gunsteling liedjies deur Francois van Coke.  

Bianca se weergawe van "Behoort Aan Niemand Nie" is ‘n ballade met pragtige vioolspel deur Waldo Alexander en is amptelik die eerste liedjie wat Bianca in Afrikaans, haar moedertaal, vrystel.  

Na die sukses van "Behoort Aan Niemand Nie" het Bianca meer aandag begin skenk aan skryf en komponeer en optredes in Afrikaans en werk tans aan haar eerste Afrikaanse album.  

Die eerste vrystelling van hierdie nuwe projek is ‘n liedjie, "Praat Met My" wat Heinz Winckler spesiaal vir Bianca geskryf het. Bianca het dadelik ‘n emosionele konneksie met die liriek gemaak en na haar eie styl verwerk. Die lied is opgeneem en vermeng deur Richann Brüssow (Pelican State, Hanna, Valkenburg) by Morgenzongs Studio in die Vrystaat.    

"Dit gebeur min dat ek so vining so geheg raak aan ‘n liedjie, maar Heinz het 'Praat Met My' geskryf asof ek vir hom my hart en lewensverhaal vertel het."

"Praat Met My" is hier beskibaar vanaf 25 September 2020: https://orcd.co/praatmetmy/

As Bianca nie op die verhoog is nie, rig sy sang- en liedjieskryfkuns by Studio Cha Vocal Coaching & Artist Development af. Sy is ook tans besig met BEd Graad deur die Noordwes-Universiteit. 

Kyk hier na die musiekvideo vir "Praat Met My":https://youtu.be/Z8mBTgGm2is

 

BIANCA BLANC RELEASES DEEZER SESSIONS
14 JUNE 2019


Deezer, the global music streaming service is proud to release a new Deezer Sessions EP with South Africa Deezer NEXT artist Bianca Blanc. Produced by Matthew Fink, the four track EP consists of three re-worked tracks from Bianca's self-titled debut album and a cover of her favourite song by Francois van Coke.

On this exclusive EP Bianca experiments with different musical styles by creating a sultry jazz version of her hit single "Butterflies", a moody ballad of "Fire" wrapped in flamenco guitar from Martin Schofield of WONDERboom fame and an upbeat tropical house remix of "Good Vibes" by Ramdaz.

Bianca also shares her personal favourite song with her fans with the beautiful ballad cover of "Behoort Aan Niemand Nie" by iconic musician Francois van Coke. The song features a string arrangement by Waldo Alexander and is the first official song that Bianca has recorded in Afrikaans, her mother tongue.

Bianca Blanc says: "This has been an incredible project. I've been afforded a wonderful opportunity to work with different musicians and explore creative avenues that I haven't worked in before. I'd like to thank Deezer for their continued support and I'm very excited to share my Deezer Sessions EP with all my fans."

Charles Kuhn - CEO at Just Music: "Programs like Deezer NEXT make it possible for new artists like Bianca to reach new fans around the world. The Deezer team really understand the challenges that indie artists and labels have in competing on a level playing field. Their support has been invaluable and we look forward to more opportunities in the future."

Bianca Blanc Deezer Sessions is released through Just Music and is available right now on Deezer.

Deezer NEXT is an annual artist first program, designed to support emerging talent all over the world. All chosen acts are supported on Deezer through editorial playlisting, artist marketing initiatives and social media activation.

BIANCA BLANC DROPS NEW SINGLE AND DEBUT ALBUM
14 SEPTEMBER 2018


Bianca Blanc’s much anticipated debut album release is finally here! The talented and hardworking young singer/songwriter, hailing from Centurion, Pretoria has spent the recent months performing with the likes of Die Heuwels Fantasties, Jesse Clegg, WONDERboom, Arno Carstens, Piet Botha, Monark, Tailor and comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout. She has also featured on several leading local music festivals such as KKNK, Pure & Crafted Festival, Splashy Fen and Innibos and she is on her way to Aardklop again in October 2018.

With an amazing voice and passion for music, she writes her own music, shaping her tunes on either the guitar or the ukulele with a keen sense of musicality. Her debut single "Butterflies" earned a remarkable 12 weeks at the number 1 spot on the 5FM Top 10@10 Pop Chart and the accolade as one of the Deezer NEXT SA artists for 2018.

For her debut album, Bianca Blanc has composed all of the featured tracks, working closely with leading producer Matthew Fink to shape the arrangement and produce a truly fine album. The album also features a stellar cast of supporting musicians including acclaimed trumpeter Adam Howard and in demand studio musician Rob O'Brien (bass, fretless bass and electric guitar).

"Step Right Up" is the brand new single taken from the multi-talented hit maker's self-titled album.

The single is a delirious fusion of dance-pop striding atop a catchy-as-hell synth hook infused by Blanc's undeniable powerhouse vocals.

DEEZER ANNOUNCES "DEEZER NEXT" 2018 PRIORITY ACTS - MEET BIANCA BLANC (SOUTH AFRICA)
23 JULY 2018


Deezer, the world's most personal music streaming service, continues to support emerging artists via the Deezer NEXT program, and is proud to announce the NEXT artist for South Africa. Introducing young pop singer/songwriter, Bianca Blanc, who hails from Pretoria and is gaining attention with her first single tracks "All My Life" and "Butterflies"
. Bianca is quickly building a following on the local live music circuit and is busy wrapping up production of her debut album scheduled for release in August 2018.

Deezer NEXT is an artist first program designed to champion emerging talent from around the world. All selected Deezer NEXT artists are supported with profile development, playlisting and creative Artist Marketing campaigns for 12 months. 

Bianca Blanc commented: "To be announced as a new Deezer NEXT artist is amazing. I am equally humbled, excited and grateful for this accolade. It offers me an immense opportunity for growth and exposure to audiences around the world. I believe in myself and it is wonderful that Deezer believes in me."

The latest lineup of emerging local artists includes Bianca Blanc (South Africa), Brent Cowles (US), Angele (France), HAEVEN (Netherlands), Greeicy (Latin America) and Aman Ra (Singapore/Malaysia).

Sulinna Ong, Global Vice President of Artist Marketing comments: "Supporting developing talent is vital. Our users' tastes are diverse and there's a real appetite for discovering new music which is why we've included a definite mix of genres in our 2018 programme; from electronic and dance through to indie-pop and rap. With our 201 alumni growing their global audience, we're looking forward to working with our latest lineup to build similar success."

BIANCA BLANC RELEASES "ALL MY LIFE" SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO
22 JUNE 2018


"All My Life" is the much anticipated follow up single to Bianca Blanc's debut hit "Butterflies" release by Just Music in November last year.

In recent months, young rising star Bianca Blanc has been hard at work performing gigs extensively and recording new tracks for her forthcoming debut album. "All My Life" is released in advance on all major digital music services including Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music on Friday 22 June 2018. This light hearted, catchy single is a bona fide earworm that highlights Bianca Blanc's penchant for delivering a hit song.

"At the time I wrote 'All My Life' I was in a really good place. The song is about waiting, literally all your life, for that special someone and then finally it happens, you fall in love with your best friend."

The accompanying music video was shot on location at Bianca's "home away from home" as she calls it, Railways Cafe in Irene, Pretoria.

The video was directed by Jaun-Piere Buys from JPB Media Productions, while Bianca was beautifully styled by Forever New South Africa. Photographer Jacqui van Staden traveled specially from Darling in the Western Cape to photograph Bianca Blanc.

Bianca Blanc signed to leading independent record label Just Music in June 2017 after her undeniable talent shone through at the Just Music Live Acoustic Sessions.

Her first single "Butterflies" hit the airwaves nationwide at the end of 2017 burning up the 5FM Top 10 at 10 Pop chart at the no. 1 position for a remarkable 12 weeks.

Bianca Blanc is set to release her self-titled debut album at the end of July 2018.

NEW LOCAL POP SENSATION BIANCA BLANC GIVES US "BUTTERFLIES"
10 NOVEMBER 2017


Emerging young pop star Bianca Blanc is set to release her much anticipated debut single "Butterflies" on 10 November 2017. The self-penned track makes its debut this week across radio stations nationwide.

Bianca's first album is planned for release early in the new year.

Bianca Blanc is a talented and hardworking young singer/songwriter, hailing from Centurion, Pretoria. With an amazing voice and passion for music, she writes in English and Afrikaans, shaping her tunes on either the guitar or ukulele with a keen sense of musicality.

She recently signed her first record deal with Just Music, after being brought to the label’s attention through her participation on the Just Inspired live acoustic sessions project earlier this year. "Butterflies" was produced by Matthew Fink at the Just Music studio in Johannesburg, with recording sessions needing to be carefully planned around Bianca’s studies. She is currently writing her final matric exams.

Bianca Blanc has already been making notable inroads on the live music scene. Over the past year she has performed as the opening act for the likes of Elvis Blue, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Jesse Clegg, Matthew Mole, Wonderboom and comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout. She has also featured on several leading music festivals such as KKNK, Pure & Crafted Festival and Aardklop.

The fresh young talent is destined to make a strong impression on the South African music scene. Be sure to take a listen to "Butterflies" and catch Bianca Blanc live as soon as you can.