“There are not enough words in the English language to describe the immense gratitude I feel for allowing me to be part of this. The experience gained and lessons learnt will stay with me forever and will definitely be put into practice as I make my way up the ladder of the music industry. Sharing the stage with my fellow Africa Voices participants has been an absolute joy. Their level of performance, their work ethic and the mutual love and respect we share for music has made this a magical experience for me.”
Lana Crowster has a versatility as a performer that has seen her with international and local superstars including George Benson. She has also performed at large-scale festival performances with the likes of Zaki Ibrahim, Toya Delazy and Goodluck, and has toured nationwide as the principal backing vocalist for Toya Delazy as well as for Arno Carstens. She has been credited on 4 tracks on the SAMA nominated 'Creatures of the Night' album by Goodluck. Besides this she is working on recording her debut EP featuring SAMA Nominee Bokani Dyer on keys and SAMA award winning bassist Shane Cooper and also performs as part of a 7 piece swing band The Collective and the house act Phase3 also consisting of respected industry heavyweights Dan Shout (saxophone) and DJ Craig de Sousa. In 2014 she was invited by international songstress Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds, Bright Eyes, The Postal Service) as principal backing vocalist during her South African Songbird Tour – including a headline slot at the Cape Town World Music Festival, and also facilitated a development workshop and mentorship with two development singers alongside Burhenn. She performs as LC[O] and regularly works as a session musician for various radio and television adverts. Lana has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Vocal Performance as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Jazz Vocal Performance, which she achieved with distinction from the University of Cape Town.