We chatted to Don Vino who is bringing Saxy Vibes to Grand Arena on the 17th of June.Book at Webtickets -from R125.00
What is your purpose?
Still figuring it out, but got a suspicion it’s got something to do with music hehehe! To make people happy, to change lives with this gift that had been given to me.
What does music mean to you?
Music means everything to me, it has saved my life, and the fact that I can make a career out of something I love is such a huge bonus.
My music is about…
My music speaks to everyone, it’s not just about a particular genre or message, mostly it speaks about love.
What is your motto?
Fame is about…
If I was famous I would know hahaha!!!!
Retirement will happen when…
Don’t think I’d ever retire from music, but if I were to, probably around 60 or so, but I’ll most likely perform till wheels fall off hehe!
I don’t do…
I would love to co-write with…
Where do you go for inspiration to create?
Don’t normally search for inspiration, a lot of things inspire me to create. Could be a conversation I have with someone, or just something I feel, or hear.
What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?
When I see people enjoy what I do, and seeing them happy.
The song you must do during every show?
Can we talk or Hey Jude.
Any funny moments on stage?
There’s so many, but one that stands out, I was doing a show at the Roxy Revue Bar and I was about to hit this high note and while lifting up the saxophone it fell out of my hands and dropped to the floor, and myself and the audience had a moment of silence looking at the sax laying on the floor and burst out laughing.
My heroes are…
Robbie Jansen, Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler.
My style icon is…
Which living person do you admire most and why?
Jonathan Butler, for everything he has achieved and all the adversities he overcame in he’s life and career.
What is your most treasured possession?
It’s your round; what are you drinking?
Hennessey very special cognac
Dream gig to do?
My own show at the Cape Town Stadium.
What makes you stand out?
Probably my madness and energy on stage.
Not really, but some call me the Prince of the saxophone.
If you were not a musician, what would you do?
Pick five words to describe yourself?
Fun, caring, driven, foodie, golfer
Five must have songs on your Spotify playlist please
•You are the reason Calum Scott
•Worried Don Vino
•A couple of forevers Chrisette
•The bright side Dave koz ft Jonathan Butler.
•No Guidance Chris Brown
Greatest Movie Ever Made?
What book are you reading?
Switch on your brain (Dr. Caroline Leaf)
What song changed your life?
A song I wrote for my daughter called little dandelion.
Who do you love?
What is your favorite Word?
Top of your bucket list?
Selling out Cape Town Stadium
Your greatest achievement?
Filling up the Grand Arena with my show SAXYVIBES 3.
What do you complain about most often?
Kids not listening
What is your biggest fear?
To one day wake up and not have lived my life to the fullest.
I actually have a song called Happiness is…but to me Happiness is, being content with what you have and who you are.
On stage, I tend to…
I tend to leave everything on stage, so I don’t feel like I could’ve done more.
The best life lesson you have learned?
Be present in every moment of your life.
What has been your favorite journey so far?
This journey called life, still on it.
Do you do charity work, and if you do – what do you do?
Yes I do, I’ve done a lot of work with Siyazana a feeding scheme and St Anne’s homes for destitute women and children.
Wishes and dreams?
To travel more with my music and to just be present and happy.
Leave a Reply