18 year old singer-songwriter, guitarist, Aston Creed from South Africa, has been labeled a Rockstar prodigy who is way beyond his years. Performing with his family band, “Not Fragile” from the early age of 11, he has hosted some of South Africa’s biggest Biker Rallies, performed in various Theatre Productions and was in the top 100 for both “South Africa’s Got Talent” and ” Idols SA”.
In addition to these achievements, at age 12, he was a guest performer at Sun City Super Bowl, which is home to top international artists.
Aston also won the Yamaha Young Talent Competition for the first song he ever wrote and recorded himself: “Guns Down”- an anti- violence, anti -war song.
Aston Creed original “Guns Down”
Other achievements include – entertaining the international crowds on stage at the 2010 Fifa World Cup and doing charity gigs, including the “Rocking For Rhinos Campaign”. His song, “Tonight”, was chosen and features on the “Rocking for Rhinos” CD to help raise money and awareness to protect our rhinos from extinction.
Aston performs “Hey Joe” live at Rocking for Rhinos
I’m not even sure how today’s young artist caught my attention but there was no doubt I felt he was a show stopper. I didn’t waste any time writing his parents through his website and Facebook page to find out more about him. I’m so happy that his parents agreed to share his story with me and I’m excited to now introduce you to the amazing young showman, Colin Trace Chandler. While this youngster is not yet a teenager he is entertaining large audiences and sharing the stage with some of our Nations best Country Artists.
“There is not really a “defining” or “aha” moment when we realized Colin had a knack for musical performance”,
his parents explained. He has always shown an inclination for the arts. Colin never really wanted to play with toy trucks or hot wheels. Instead he wanted to sing with a karaoke machine or do a skit on the fireplace hearth for the family. Even today he and his sisters are constantly working up make-shift stages at home to put on their concerts or plays. Looking back, Colin now says,
“I have known I wanted to be a performer for as long as I can remember.”
His folks joked about Colin being destined to be a performer and a lover of music from the time he was in the womb. His mother told me,