Since his debut in 2OO2, Brandon October has become a South African music icon, having performed thousands of live local and international shows.
From his humble beginnings in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town Brandon has gone on to achieve what very few people have. His is a name that other artists want to be associated with and the list of artists and musicians he has worked with is vast and impressive; Arno Carstens, PJ Powers, Miriam Makeba, Coenie De Villiers, Mandoza, Lira, Dizu Plaatjies of the group Amampondo) & Claire Johnston of Mango Grove.
With his singular vocal and performance style Brandon always manages to look and sound fresh. It’s no wonder that booking agents constantly recommend Brandon October to their clients. Apart from English and Afrikaans, Brandon has performed in French, German, Italian, Zulu and Xhosa.
His performance of ‘Barcelona’ with opera star Zanne Stapelberg with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra is a concert highlight and his rendition of ‘Impossible Dream’ is a breath-taking to experience. Notable audience members have included state presidents (including Nelson Mandela), CEOs, Bill Gates and Kofi Annan.
As a corporate emcee and facilitator Brandon has worked with such companies like Eskom, BMW, Total SA, Old Mutual, Shoprite Checkers, Investec, Toyota, Mass Mart Group, Pick n Pay, Clover, Media 24, Coke, FNB, Coke and Sasol.
Over the years Brandon has presented 3 programs on Mnet, SABC 1 and 3. Constantly evolving and refining his craft, this two time SAMA (South African Music Award) nominee, somehow always looks and sounds fresh with each performance. From thousand seat venues to small intimate venues, Brandon October has set a benchmark for many singers to emulate.
presents annual vocal and performance masterclasses in which he
teaches professional and amateur singers the techniques that continue
to make him a success. In
his spare time Brandon volunteers as a high school mentor and shares
his experience as an Art Director and entrepreneur on LinkedIn. As
an ambassador for Alzheimer's SA Brandon gives of his time to create
awareness and to raise funds for ongoing Alzheimer's research.