Byron Major is a singer/songwriter based in South Africa who released his brand new single ‘Colour My World’ in the U.K on 18 September 2017 on Matchbox with distribution via Universal Music Operations.
The single has received major club support in the U.K from venues like Lava Ignite, Two Brewers, Lloyds Bars, Ministry of Sound, Pacha, Egg, Yates, Slug and Lettuce, Pure Manchester Ministry of Sound, Ibiza, Chicago’s, Agenda, Babble, Tiger Tiger, Plazma Quilters, Pitcher and Piano and has charted at No 15 on the official U.K Music Week Pop/Club Charts above artists like Leona Del Ray and Justin Bieber.
Byron Major has already performed his original song ‘South Africa’ at Nelson Mandela’s Boston birthday celebration in 2013, shared a stage with Pavarotti for his farewell tour in South Africa as part of the Drakensberg Boys Choir, hit the Top 24 of South African Idols at the age of 17 and sang alongside Grammy Award-winning songwriter Paula Cole at a song writing showcase while attending the prestigious, Berklee College of Music in America.
Byron Major’s previous single, ‘Midnight Daydream’ was picked up by world-renowned DJ/Producer Mikey Gallagher ( Leona Lewis, Snow Patrol, Paul Oakenfold, Justice, Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi ) who remixed the track with an inspired disco beat, Beatlesque piano arrangement and soulful R&B vocals and the track charted in the Top 30 of the Music Week Pop/Club Chart beating artists like Fat Boy Slim and Justin Bieber in that week.
Byron Major’s 2016 single ‘May Flower’ caught the attention of numerous Radio stations across the UK and was produced by multi-platinum selling producer Andy Whitmore (Lemar, Atomic Kitten & Eternal) in the Londoner’s Greystoke Studios.
While studying a Masters in Music and BCom in Financial Sciences con-currently in 2016, Byron Major’s original track ‘Delicious’ charted for 10-weeks on college Radio in South Africa.
Putting Singer/Songwriter Byron Major’s music into a box is not going to work. While his style is certainly influenced by his early classical music training, Byron takes on elements from Motown to 21st century electronica and even traditional fused South African sounds.
His musical influences derive from artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Prince but his philosophy of musical variety is one that rejects categorizations.
Byrons says “My dream is for all of music to live under one umbrella, in one home. To me, genres in music is like racism in society – not applicable”, he explains. He likes to describe his own sound as ‘Soultronic’.
Byron Major online:
Byron is definitely a music genius and understands the importance of the synergy between classical music and the digital space the industry is following.” – B Sharp Entertainment.
Byron’s new single ‘Colour My World’ is full of lovely warm 90’s influences and an up to date groove with catchy and soulful vocals that put John Legend to the test – London FM, Discover Media UK.