He is the proudly South African
import who is doing exceptionally well in the foreign land and has been
long in the music circles since the days of apartheid years in the ‘70s
in Cape Town when he started singing and playing acoustic guitar as a
child. Racial segregation and poverty during Apartheid has been the
subject of many of his records. Jonathan Butler’s
first single was the first by a black artist played by white radio
stations in the racially segregated South Africa and earned a Sarie
Award, South Africa's equivalent to the Grammy Awards. his humble
beginning began when he started touring at the age of seven when he
joined a travelling stage show, and was later signed up to perform on a
string of hit recordings, turning him into a local teen idol. In 1978 he
found the inspiration and encouragement to begin expressing himself as a
composer and songwriter when he joined Cape Town's best known jazz/rock
outfit, Pacific Express. Prior he went solo he joined one of Cape Town
Jazz outfit known as Pacific Express. Two albums were recorded with the
Express personnel, and some Pacific Express songs were later released
on the 1988 7th Avenue album. All three releases were issued by Mountain
Records. Thereafter spending some time with the band he decided to
pursue his solo career which saw him signed with to Jive Records in
1977, and in the early 1980s he moved to the United Kingdom where he
remained for seventeen years.
His international breakthrough came in 1987 with his Grammy nominated hit single, "Lies" and his cover version of the Staple Singers song "If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)", which he performed with Ruby Turner. With the album in hand that I have here with me called Brand New Day which he released in 2007, Butler intimately expresses how this album means to him as it is a collection, written entirely by Jonathan, celebrates the blessing of life and the power of God's faithfulness on the journey. The title track, "Brand New Day," sets the tone, expressing the joy of a man fulfilled. Brand New Day is a treat for longtime fans and newcomers alike.
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