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July 2017. Images and info provided by Bernice Ehlers.


Garnet - Following Her Own Light

New emerging local indie pop/rock artist, Garnet, has already self-released two singles and is gaining traction abroad. With vocal and musical overtones reminiscent of artists like Birdy, Sia and Adele, Garnet is the fresh new voice enlightening the pop music scene. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Garnet is an ex-reality TV applicant, who then later became a social media influencer and emerging pop star, proving that self-belief and unyielding determination can pave her own way.




Her music, a fantasy indie pop-rock blend, inspires and resonates with a young and ever-expanding international audience. Her social media fan base grows by the thousands week-on-week and after 8 months, already exceeds the online following of some more established local artists.


Garnet’s love for singing started at the age of 4 and by the time she turned 13, she was writing her own material to perform at school talent competitions and weddings. Initially under the impression that talent competitions were the way for an aspiring young artist to be discovered, Garnet tried her hand at reality TV shows, but quickly became disillusioned with the process after being eliminated during the pre-production screening rounds. Enough to crush a young spirit, big dreams of music were reluctantly exchanged for the boardroom.


Her debut single, “Follow The Light”, was produced by multi SAMA Award-winning producer, Marius Brouwer, who has delivered multiple Top 10 singles over the years. The single was released in Febuary 2017 and was successfully playlisted locally and in the US. Her latest single, “Tell Me It’s Over”, is already on rotation in South Africa, the United States, Canada, London and in Australia.