Biography

Widely acclaimed international SA pop star, singer, producer & actor Ike Moriz has created 18 albums ranging from original melodic indie Rock/Pop to Latin/Easy Listening, Lounge, Blues & Jazzy Swing. His songs are reached No.1 in the UK, Holland, South Africa and Germany. This versatile artist has also acted in many major international feature films such as ‘Alfie’, ‘Shanghai Knights’ and ‘Love Actually’, and he appeared in local TV programs like ‘Showbiz Report’, ‘Top Billing’ & ‘Backstage’, as well as UK TV series ‘Eastenders’, ‘Family Affairs’ and ‘The Bill’ et al. Rock legend David Bowie awarded Ike’s songs repeatedly as ‘top song of the month’ on his web site! 

‘South Africa’s own indie pop idol’ (The Citizen, Cape Argus) studied music and acting in South Africa, Germany and Holland after a jet-setting childhood. The multi-lingual songwriter spent five years in London, fronting rock bands, performing in musicals and running his own label Mosquito Records London, before moving back to South Africa where he was voted one of the top five singers in 2006. His songs have charted on SA radio and Ike has performed at all major venues with his band of top session musicians (e.g. Kirstenbosch, City Hall, Waterfront, The Crypt,...). Other top SA acts such as Judith Sephuma & The Parlotones have shared stages with Ike Moriz. 

In 2018 Ike is promoting an original rock/pop/blues CD called 'Gold Rush' filled with the sounds of Cape Town’s most renowned session musicians. He also released his first ‘best of CD’ (Millennium Hits 2002-2018) which he is supporting with the Millennium Hits Tour starting in mid 2018 in Germany!

(photo: Ike Moriz with Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra on Valentine's Day 2017)

In the US, Ike was described as “Bowie without the glam meets Oasis without the self-importance teamed with UK chart alternative without the boredom”.