Born in South Africa into a musical family, at the age of 5, Seraya was discovered by her mother playing the organ (by ear). Too small to reach the pedals if seated, the youngster was standing up playing both left and right hand parts as well the foot pedals. The tune was “Love is a Beautiful Song”, her father’s favourite.
Her vocals and fine tuning for harmonies was developed in church where she sang in choirs and solo for her entire childhood. She started writing her own songs in her early teens. Recording her own music was to come some years later.
Seraya’s passion for music is evidenced in her body of solo work (which she records and co- produces), as well as other music related projects.
As an artist Seraya has performed and recorded in Australia, UK, USA, India and Asia. She has also collaborated with artists and bands. Her compositions have made placements in Film & TV, education, advertising and commercial projects.
Her passion for music is not confiined to her own work. Seraya also prepares and hosts a radio show “The Mess Hall”. This airs in Australia and the U.S. With a soft spot for independent artists the show features new music from all around the globe.
“The Everyday Creative” is a podcast hosted by Seraya and features conversations with creatives.