From as young as six years old, Shadley Schroeder has loved music and was sure to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps to pursue a career on the stage.
Shadley, from Crawford, who describes his type of music as “old school”, will be performing his show, Reborn, at the Joseph Stone Auditorium on Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21.
Giving Athlone News a sneak peek into what the audience can look forward to, he said he’d be opening the show with the song Yesterday Once More by the Carpenters.
When asked why he had pursued a career in music, he said when he sees the smile on people’s faces when he sings, it motivates him to do well on the stage.
The 25-year-old attended Habibia Primary School and Belgravia High School and later studied marketing at the College of Cape Town. And, he said, he was always involved in school music productions.
After completing his college course, he immediately kicked off his music career.
Remembering his first gig when he was just six years old, he said he had performed at the annual Boland Festival where he sang Puppy Love by Donny Osmond.
Since then, he has worked on productions such as Four Corners, Big Brother, and other musical shows.
When asked what his training schedule looked like, he said: “I usually train on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and closer to the shows I practise every day.
“I know what I want to do on stage. The thing is you can’t prepare songs beforehand because you have to judge your audience first and see what they like.”
Also singing in the show will be Munier “Monox” Adams, Kashiefa Ballauw, Ruth Maart, and Neesha Abrahams. Tickets for the show are R100 each, and early bird tickets are R80 each if you buy them during July from Computicket.
For more information, contact Shadley on 021 697 1086 or
084 443 4793.