Flying the SA flag high
W ith legendary influences like Madonna, Eartha Kitt and Amy Winehouse, it is no wonder Cara Frew is making waves in the local and international music industry. Her songs can be heard on almost every radio station in the country and abroad, and she has even collaborated with South African music sensation Black Coffee on his single I Will Find You.
And the best part? The capital city is as close to her heart as it gets.
The blonde beauty turns heads wherever she goes and no wonder, as she was chosen as a top 25 finalist in the Miss South Africa contest in 2015. A tribute to her mom who was First Princess in 1984.
At the age of 18, Cara first ventured to Los Angeles and has since travelled between there and South Africa as often as she gets the chance. Her music is keeping her busier than ever, and judging from the reaction of the music industry, they are definetly taking note.
Some of the musical highlights in her career thus far include her performance as part of the Ultra Music Festival Singapore, a show in Los Angeles at Soho House and her performance at the Viper Room nightclub, a prestigious club on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood in August this year. She’s even entertained the crowds at the annual Coachella music festival in America.
“For as long as I can remember I have always loved music. My mum tells me that I was seven years old when I told her that one day I wanted to become a singer,” says Cara.
She started taking vocal and violin lessons at the age of 10, sang in the school choir and played the lead in her school plays.
“I can’t imagine my life without music,” she exclaims, adding that she loves supporting fellow South African musicians.
Some of her favourite local artists include DJs Kent and Black Coffee. “I would absolutely love to collaborate on a track with DJ Kent!”
But it’s not all work and no play. When she is not behind a microphone or on stage in some of the most exotic cities around the world, Cara is a self- proclaimed homebody who enjoys spending time with family and friends.
She also loves spending time outdoors and riding her horse, Anais. She’s been competing in show jumping since she was 10 years old and loves visiting the capital to spend some quality time with Anais at his stable in Waterkloof whenever she gets the chance.
At just 18, not only was she the youngest and only female on the South African show jumping team at the World Equestrian Games, but also the youngest show jumper at the games and is to date, the youngest South African show jumper ever to have been chosen to compete in that prestigious event.
The model might be blinging it up in LA, but Cara is a bit of an old soul. So it might not come as a surprise that her favourite album of all time is The Best of The Beach Boys.
Her debut album, is due for release next year and she is a firm believer that dreams do come true – even in the music industry.
“You have to believe in yourself, be realistic, work extremely hard and don’t be shy to connect with people in the industry for guidance and support!”
And of course, we had to ask:
In today’s music industry a lot of artists do covers of other musicians’ music. Would she ever do a cover of a fellow musician’s work?
“I absolutely love DJ Kent’s new song featuring Dominic Neil – Love you still – I would love to do a cover for it,” she beams.
As a seasoned equestrian, Cara taught herself discipline by practicing and participating in the World Equestrian Games three times. These are the same disciplines she applies in her music. “It takes hard work to achieve your goals.”
For her debut album Cara got to work with the best in the business and got to rub shoulders with musical greats to the likes of Stefan Skarbek who worked closely with Amy Winehouse. Pretty impressive!
Looking at Cara and everything she has accomplished so far in her life is surely lekker and we cannot wait to see what our girl Cara has in store for us in the future.
*Her EP ‘Dance’ is now available to stream or download on iTunes.