BRIAN KENNETH

  • Brian Kenneth matriculated with exemption at Milner High School with full colors in Drama.  Productions completed “Grease”, “My Fair Lady” and “Charlie’s Aunt”
  • He then went on to complete his National Diploma in Musical Theatre at Pretoria Technicon.  This included professional classes in Acting, Singing, Creative movement, Tap, Jazz and Composition.
  • A.L.M.S.A  Piano Practical

BRIAN KENNETH SUBJECTS COMPLETED:

  • Acting I, II and III (Drama PTA Technicon)
  • Voice production – Accent work, English language

and Phonetics.

  • Private one on one Acting classes
  • Creative movement – Mime, etc.
  • Composition – Dance, movement and Production
  • Background Study I, II and III – Study of musicals, Stage, Screen, Choreographers, Writers and Directors.
  • Dance I, II and III – Tap I, II and III (Debbie Rakusin)

Jazz dance I, II and III (Debbie Rakusin), Theatre dance (SUNCITY), Body conditioning, Pa de Dux

  • Ballet I, II and III
  • History of Costume and Theatre I and II
  • Repertoire and Stage Work – Light music (pop music),

Musicals

  • Stage Work – Directing of Productions (Casting, etc.)

Sound and Lighting – Requirements Preparation
Make up – Stage and Screen

  • Directing and Choreography Musical Theatre II
  • Singing I, II and III
  • Singing one on one - Pretoria Technicon
  • Singing – Private Coaching  (Pier du Toit and Eric Visser)
  • Aural Training – Pitching, Intervals, Sight Singing
  • Music theory I, II and III (PTA)
  • A.L.M.S.A Practical (Estelle Stauffer)


EXPERIENCE

STAGE DOOR REVUE 1997, 1998 and 1999

  • “Godspell” – Character of Jesus (Musical)
  • “Les Mis ” – Forbidden Broadway  (Musical)
  • “Hair” – Company (Musical)
  • “In Company with Sondheim” (Musical)
  • “Circle of life” Arranged and Musical Direction
  • “Four weddings and a Musical” – Directed and Produced
  • “Whose bed is this anyway?” – Character of Bobby (Musical)

BREYTENBACH THEATRE

  • “Candide” 1997 (Musical)
  • “How to Succeed in Business without really trying”  1998 (Musical)

STATE THEATRE

  • “Africa Dreaming” – Directed by Gay Lambert 1999
  • “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat” – Directed by Johan Swart 2000 (Musical)
  • Y2K Gogga – Musical Direction

Choreography and Live Pianist

ONE MAN SHOW’S

  • “I’m still standing” – Moonbox Theatre (Pretoria) 2000 Music and Stage show and Performed by Brian Kenneth. 
    Directed by Pieter Jacobs.
  • “I’m still standing”  Unit 6 Durban for DUMARC  (Durban) 2002

Produced, Musical direction and Arranged Directed by D. van Biljion

  • “I’ll still Stand”         −  Portuguese Hall:For Lions Club and Namibian Beer (Klerksdorp) 2002

− Camelot (Stilfontein) 2002
Produced and Arranged

  • “Ronan Keating Tribute show” - Wiesenhof Coffees. 2002  Produced by Wiesenhof Coffees.  Music, Performance, Sound, lighting and concept by Brian Kenneth

Productions for JOHANNESBURG YOUTH THEATRE
Musical Direction − “Peter Rabbit and Me”
                  “Charlottes’ Web”
            “African Tales”
Tuition:  Vocal trainer at the Johannesburg Youth theatre
2 years.
DURBAN PLAYHOUSE

  • “CLIFF” Hit Musical  2001  (Vitae Nomination)

SHOWCASE THEATRE

  • Piano Panache with Andre Kempen  2002– Narrator, Singer and Pianist.

                                                                
RECORDING EXPERIENCE

  • Completed C.D recording BRIAN KENNETH “I’m here to stay.”

B Sharp Studio’s.   Arranged by Sean Butler.  Engineered by J.P Destefani 2001

  • C.D recording for DUMARC – “CLIFF” Original cast recording.
  • Release of Brian Kenneth “ The Reason”  Second Solo Album

(Launch took place September 2003.)  Producer, Singer and Songwriter

  • Backing vocals for a Number of Albums – Jubelot Productions
    Radio Advertisements and Jingles
  • “Mouthpiece”  Brettian Production 2007 Album release (singer/songwriter/musician) Record with Dany Antill
  • Mouthpiece by Request 2011 (Crystal Records) Album Release
  • Mouthpiece Limited Edition 2013 Album Release

    PAGENTS
  • “Miss S.P.C.A.”  2003 City Civic (Performer)
  • “Miss Claws” 2003 Pyramids (Performer)
  • “Miss Matlosana” 2008 City Mall (Judging)
  • “Miss City” 2003 City Civic. (Judge and Performer)                      
  • “Miss Schoonspruit” 2004 (Judge)
  • “Miss Valentine” 2004 (Judge)
  • S.A championships semi- finals (Modeling)
  • Too many to mention since 2005- 2014

 

T.V. EXPERIENCE

  • National Aids day commercial – SABC 3
  • Aardklop 1999 commercial  – Fresh water Films (Performer)
  • Johannesburg Youth Theatre: Series on working with children and their vocal ability – SABC3
  • Appeared on the Toasty Show “Marketing Production”
  • With Red Cap Radio – Hit from “CLIFF”

OTHER

  • Carnival City- Cliff Richard tribute 2005
  • Barnyard Theatre – Cliff Richard Show 2006
  • Fitness Promotion  “City mall” Host (Volkswagen)
  • Klerksdorp CITY MALL:  M.C – Numerous occasions
  • Several Performances for CANSA
  • KLERKSDORP Street Festival: Open arena performance with “Idols”.
  • KLERKSDORP Rock Concert with Karen Zoid and Prelude
  • KLERKSDORP 2003 Festival :Guest Artist with Elma Postma
  • WWF Body building 2002 and 2003 : Host
  • Anglo Gold 2003: Entertainer as well as Host
  • Street Festival 2003: Host as well as performer
  • Judge for South African Championships (Performing arts)
  • Anglo Gold 2004, 2005 and 2006 End year function (Performer) Produced and Arranged
  • Proto team Anglo Gold end year function – Few years
  • Anglo gold Mine executives end year function 2007 Singer and Host.
  • A number of entertainment events for Pharmaceutical companies 2004.
  • North West Idols Judge:  2005 - 2013
  • Live Musician for numerous events
  • Numerous Private Farewells and Special Events
  • Talent Africa Judge 2008 (Dance)
  • Adjudicator for National Eisteddfod Academy

EVENTS ARRANGED

  • “I’m here to stay” Release Moonbox theatre PTA
  • “The Reason” CD launch
  • Pretoria Technicon end year function with Frank Opperman

Engineering Department

  • Singing Exams National School of Performing arts JHB
  • Singing Exams 2002, 2003 and 2004 Klerksdorp (N.S.A)
  • “Sing 2003”  Student Production Pyramids
  • Girls Inc.  (Production) 2004
  • Anglo Gold Functions (2003, 2004)
  • City mall in correspondence with PRO (2003)
  • City mall in correspondence with Ad Value
  • Kenneth Hendel – Childrens theatre (Hansel and Gretel)

(With Pat Sanders) Musical Director, Choreographer, Performer and Stage Manager

  • Flamwood Walk in correspondence with Ad Value
  • Numerous School Productions, Musicals, Reviews and Events
  • Diva 2005 with SLAP productions
  • Diva 2006 – TUSK RIO
  • Brian Kenneth Singing School Variety Show 2007 – 2013 City Hall
  • Mouthpiece CD launch collaboration with Brettian Productions 2007.
  • Mouthpiece ROAD SHOW – 2008

Brian Kenneth is now the owner of the Largest Singing School of its kind in the North West Province. 
Established in 2001 and still in operation…


                Some School Achievements:

    • 1 S.A Jnr Champion
    • 1 S.A Champion of the World (Los-Angeles)
    • 1 South African Idols Top 30
    • 2 South African Idols Top 100
    • 11 KOSH Idols winners
    • Above 80% Average for the last SEVEN years

Brian is currently the lead vocalist to the gospel band Mouthpiece
Mouthpiece EVENTS and experience:

  • First Album Mouthpiece 2007 Brettian Production
  • Mouthpiece Launch CIVIC 2007 AUDITORUIM
  • Mouthpiece Potchefstroom with Min Shaw
  • Mouthpiece U.A.F.C (Road SHOW Launch)
  • Solo’s Event – U.A.F.C Church
  • Potchefstroom (GLOBAL PRAYER DAY)
  • Alabama Mouthpiece Outreach (Road SHOW)
  • Laudium Women’s conference Outreach
  • Spring Gospel Festival 2010
  • CANSA Event OASE (AGS CHURCH)
  • Orkney AGS Church Outreach
  • Randlespark Church Outreach
  • UAFC Christian Camp (Shekinah) 2009
  • Westonaria Church Outreach
  • Wesvalia Theatro Event With Echo’s of Joy
  • Methodist Church Event for Elderly
  • Assemblies of God Church Outreach 2010
  • Assemblies of God Easter Service 2011
  • Mouthpiece @ Street Festival 2010
  • Buisfontein Youth Outreach 2011
  • Buisfontein NG Church Youth Outreach 2012
  • Shekinah Camp Women’s Camp (2009)
  • Shekinah Camp Women’s Camp  Feb (2010)
  • Shekinah Camp Women’s Camp  July (2010)
  • Shekinah Camp Women’s Camp Feb (2011)
  • Shekinah Camp Women’s Camp June (2011)
  • Shekinah Camp Women’s Camp (2012)
  • Shekinah Orkney Youth CAMP (2012)
  • Delareyville Church Outreach (A.G.S)
  • NG Doringkruin Church Outreach (2012)
  • JubelFees Event 2012 (Mouthpiece by Request)
  • Mouthpiece by Request Second Album –(Crystal Music)
  • Mouthpiece by Request CD LAUNCH CIVIC and  (November 2012)
  • Rethabile Children’s Home Out Reach
  • Mouthpiece Gospel Singing Competition (HOST)
  • St Conrad’s Outreach (2012)
  • Baptist Church Old age home Outreach
  • Prayer opening on Voting day 2011
  • SPIRIT WORD Television interview
  • Radio Pulpit Radio interview (Mouthpiece by request playtime) 2012
  • Overvaal Stereo (Mouthpiece by request playtime) 2012
  • Radio interview LIFE FM (Mouthpiece by request playtime)
  • Radio station interview Hosa Radio 2013
  • Jubelfees (2013)
  • FAMSA – Mouthpiece Outreach
  • STAND UAFC Christian Camp (Shekinah) 2013
  • Start of Mouthpiece Martureo Country Wide Tour (45 Towns) 2013
  • Mouthpiece and André Kempen (Christian Fellowship KLERKSDORP)
  • Ladies Tea Golf Club (May 2013)
  • Women’s Conference at La Sauvenir (June 2013)
  • Orkney Voetlig OUTREACH  (June 2013)
  • Woman’s retreat (August 2013)
  • SPRINGS Mouthpiece (September 2013)
  • Jubelfees 2013
  • Saint Conrad’s High School: Worship Outreach (2013)
  • STAND CHRISTIAN CAMP (Worship)
  • Baptist CHURCH for the elderly (Worship)
  • Nederduits Hervormd KLERKSDORP (Worship/Morning tea)



Tel: 018 469 3265 | Cell: 083 380 4490 | Adress: PO Box 997, Klerksdorp, 2570 | Email: bkvandeventer@telkomsa.net