Zamokuhle Mbutho, born in Durban, an expert in capella and vocal jazz, fondly known as Zamo, has performed on international levels and from a young age knew his destiny and path was in music. At a young age he formed his first band called “The Beginners” performing at schools and in the community. In 1985, entering and winning a talent competition led him to leave his hometown of KwaMashu, he head off to seek fame in Jozi, to follow his dreams. A chance meeting with the legendary Victor Ntoni, who took him under his wing, showing him the ropes of the industry which led to participation in “Ingcungela Zomculo”, a TV show hosted by songstress Abigail Kubheka. Further working with Ntoni, Zamo joined the “Carling Circle of Jazz” touring Africa, sharpening his experience in the industry.
Hi authentic jazz influenced music has led him to work closely with a number of industry legends from Miriam Makeba and Yvonne Chaka Chaka to Simply Red. As a vocal arranger and musical director, with a number of albums over the years and as a songwriter too, there are a number of songs that remain alive in the music industry today composed by Zamo himself. From working alongside Angelique Kidjo in New York to touring Osnabruck in Germany as a solo act, there is no doubt that Zamo has and continues to leave his signature style and versatility in the world of music today.