If you haven’t already, then now is the time to discover Thabo and The Real Deal! Mixing jazz and hip hop influences, hard hitting lyrical content and an intensely soulful vocal delivery, Thabo’s star is rising fast following a string of impressive venue performances around the country. This is bare knuckle soul!
Thabo embarked on his solo career in 2011 with his band The Real Deal, and the same three musicians are still with him today - pianist/producer Aron Kyne, guitarist Emmanuel Allert and percussionist/drummer Ali Mac.
From high profile support slots (including a 2018 tour with Seal) to headline shows, they have built up a following across the country with their unique and refreshing style of stripped down acoustic soul.
Now packing a heavier sound and deeper lyrics, Thabo has released a string of EPs, each one a sharp and complete social statement.
The stage is where Thabo really shines, delivering an audience oriented performance that is dynamic and charismatic, making it easy to understand why they call it bare knuckle soul!