Jennifer Ferguson

Arguably the best female singer/songwriter in SA at the time of release of her debut and follow up albums.

Jennifer’s incisive vision and wit expose the fabric of white South African suburban life in a way very different from composers like James Phillips and Koos Kombuis, but no less relevant or compelling. Jennifer writes of frustrated housewives, army widows, teenage lust, dreams, fear…and coping with it.

Here there is a musical maturation in tone and style. The lyrics are subtle tensions as opposed to the raw emotion to be found on her first album. Though there are a number of songs driven by funky S’efrican rhythms, Jennifer’s strength lies in her ballads. Whether played solo or with full backing, their mood lingers long after listening.