Winston Siljeur is an impressive multi instrumentalist who hails from Robertson.
He has worked with Cara Frew, Ernie Smith Anton Goosen, Lloyd Cele, Heinz Winkler, Currently he is the Music Department Coordinator at Pneumatix Performing Arts Academy, Somerset West.
This weekend his 4 piece ensemble close off the Jazz on Red series on Friday 29th at the Radisson Red Hotel at the V &A Waterfront .Book at Quicket
When are you happiest?
When I’m on the keys, whether its at home, a rehearsal room, studio or onstage
What does music mean to you?
Everything!!! Music is who I am
What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work ?
Being able to inspire people, seeing people enjoy your music
Are you Famous ?
What drives you…. Ego or Humility?
Humility for sure, I always like to describe as humble, down to earth and simply just hardworking and everyone around knows me like that…
Any funny moments on stage?
Falling of my chair whilst playing because I don’t sit still as I enjoy the music so much.
Joe Sample, Bob James, Chick Corea, Jeff Lorber, Cory Henry
Which living person do you admire most and why?
Kirk Whallum, playing jazz, playing his music, making a life
What is your most treasured possession?
My stage piano
It’s your round what are you drinking?
Glass of Red wine
Dream gig to do?
Perfroming my own music on big stages around the world.
If you were not a musician what would you do?
There is nothing besides music
Pick five words to describe yourself?
Humble, Hardworking, Goal – orientated, Driven, Relational
5 Favourite albums of all time ?
Love Stories – Frank McComb
We like it here – Snarky Puppy
Family Dinner – Snarky Puppy
Had a hat – Jeff Lorber
Geography – Tom Misch
Greatest Movie Ever Made?
Don’t think I’ve found that one yet
What song changed your life?
There is no one particular song that changed my life, Music changed my life and it still does on a daily basis
Who do you love?
My kids, I simply adore them
What is your favorite word?
Nton’ton: It is a term used to refer to any thing that you have forgotten the name of.
Favorite Fashion Garment
I don’t do fashion –but I do like a good pair of pants
Top of your bucket list?
Taking my kids on their 1st flight experience…Get super excited just imagining how dumbstruck and excited they would be
Your greatest achievement?
What do you complain about most often?
What is your fear?
Not having done enough for my kids
Either on the keys or with my kids
On stage I tend to?
Enjoy making music
If you are walking on stage for a keynote speech alla Barak Obama what song would you use and why?
It would probably be an own composed overture of some sort as I would probably work it into my speech about being original….
The best life lesson you have been taught?
Hardwork pays off
Do you get worked up whilst watching a sports game on TV ?
Nope, not into sports
Where would you like to be right now?
On an island, with the best scenery and tranquility
Do you do charity work and if you do – what do you do ?
I giving my time and expertise to raise funds for charities
Wishes and dreams ?
I wish to inspire, motivate…I dream off being in a position to make things happen for others, being the CEO of my well established company.
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