Born the youngest of three brothers in the rural former Transkei, Wandile Mbambeni admits that no one in his family was musically-minded. At school in East London he became an accomplished first team rugby and cricket player with no thought to a future in music. But by the time he turned 16, Wandile became interested in music when a friend began learning to play the guitar. The following year Wandile’s aunt bought him his own guitar and, having taught himself to play, he started to put his voice to his music.“The flat me and my mom were staying in was very small, so I would go outside every night to practise. I was obsessed with music,” Wandile recalls. The youngster then went on to play provincial rugby winning two junior currie cup titles with Border Bulldog’s and Eastern Province Kings
Wandile is currently based in Cape Town. The up and coming singer/songwriter is blowing minds of people each and every time he gets on stage, He has already shared a stage with the likes of Matthew Mole, Michael Lowman, Howie Combrink , Shortstraw, Prime Circle, Tailor ,Majozi, Red Tape Riot, Veranda Panda, Watershed ,Karen Zoid, Francois Van Coke, Al Bairre, Chad Saaiman just to name a few.
His story-telling of the songs He writes creates a deep listening atmosphere, a unique stage presence, His ability to make you feel is something special. Expect to be moved, expect to be touched by living out Wandile’s experiences in the music He writes.
Wandile released His first EP “HomeGrown” independently, He then toured Germany for 35 days for the EP. Wandile took Germany by storm, playing a number of sold out shows,
“The Germans appreciated my music more than I did which made me appreciate my music more than anyone else, it made me believe in my sound.” – Wandile
“I am currently working on new projects this year, expect something that will be produced by me soon, expect some collaborations with your favourite artists. In about a month or so I will release a project that i’ve produced by myself, my first one, it’s all about experimenting :)”
Wandile aims straight to the top and Has no aim to look back. This independent singer/songwriter understands vision, precision, execution and being Authentic.
Have a listen….https://youtu.be/WuxSTXKVcaY