Talented singer/songwriter, recording artist and model, Chad Saaiman, has been performing professionally for over a decade and has graced stages in Cape Town, London, Spain, Seychelles, Johannesburg and several other big cities around the world with his music. Having graduated from the University of the Western Cape with a B.A. Degree in English Literature and Communications, Chad is a prolific songwriter who has penned radio singles for some of SA’s biggest artists, including Loyiso Bala, for whom he wrote Found Love, as well as SAMA 2012 nominated track, World of Mine. Soulful and versatile, Chad’s star continues to rise on the South African music scene.
Chad released his debut album “Chasing Melodies” through Stereotype Records. With three hit singles – Moving On, Seeing Stars, and Won’t Change – released to radio, the album sold well nationally and received a SAMA nomination for Best English Pop Album in 2009.
His second album, “The Flight”, continues to win over a multitude of fans, with chart-topping singles like Thinking About You and Days Go By. The most notable track off the album is Untouchable, which was produced by two-time Grammy winner, Ron Feemster, known for his work with musical icons such as Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige and Ne-Yo.
Chad’s love for music comes from being in the right place at the right time. Having grown up in a home where the music of legendary musicians like Stevie Wonder and Brook Benton was always “on rotation”, it’s no wonder his own songs are so soulful. “My mother had a deep and emotionally connection to music and my father was really good singer,” he says.
On stage, Chad is super-smooth and oozes a charm only a true entertainer can pull off. He powers into each song with such force, audiences can’t help but be knocked back. And there’s something about the way he sings, that demonstrates an emotional connection to his lyrics.
Major performances include:
- SABC Tent with The Black Ties at J&B Met 2012
- The Grand Arena alongside Brandon October, Sasha-Lee Davids, Karin Kortje and James Bhemgee at Duets 2012
- Alongside JR, Jack Parow, aKing, Micasa, GoodLuck and AKA at Hunters Urban Oasis 2012
- Kday 2011
- Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2011
- Cape Town Festival 2011
- UN Water Exhibition 2011
- Opened for Jacob Zuma address, Human rights Day 2011
“After speaking with him and listening to his new material, it’s clear that one of SA’s most marketable stars also has some real substance and talent to his credit.” – Ikapa Live (ikapalive.co.za)
“The music that flows from this inspired artists finger tips can be described as infectious, untainted and above all soulful.” – Entertainment Africa
“South Africa’s most intimate and talented vocal discovery in years. A soulful and sensual singer who stems from the city of Cape Town, Chad performs with a sense of maturity and experience that belies his years.” – Limelyt (www.Limelyt.com)
“Songwriter and musician – Chad has oodles of talent and heaps of sex appeal” – Channel 24 music
“He has the body of a gym fanatic, the looks of an Egyptian god and the voice of an angel.” – Gabisile Ndebele; The New Age
- 15 on Orange Hotel
Contact Chad Saaiman
Publicist: Gugu Sithole 0826636193 [C] firstname.lastname@example.org [E]
Bookings: Lwazi Mngoma 0822999320 [C] email@example.com [E] for Jhb bookings; Lee Saaiman 0741966790 [C] firstname.lastname@example.org [E] for Cpt bookings
Watch Chad Saaiman’s new music video for “Bang X2″ below:
Directed by Ruben Engel at Cape Creative Media, the video has already caused a stir, not only because of its song title, but the thrilling, suspense-driven and movie-like visual offering. The music video, shot at the beautiful and interesting 15 on Orange in Cape Town, will most definitely be one that people will need to see more of.
Watch it, and watch it again, we’re sure there’s something you may have missed.
Seems Chad Saaiman is back, with a double Bang!