John Tsenoli

“John Tsenoli was born to be on stage! From his innate charm to dynamic stage presence, audiences are immediately drawn to him.  Whether he’s crooning some old-school R&B classics like “Georgia” in front of an intimate audience to getting a vast crowd up on their feet while he performs rap songs like Nkalakatha, and everything in between, those who watch him perform remain captivated throughout. Added to this, his passion and sheer love of music, across all genres, and performing it to a live audience, shines through and sets him apart from so many other artists. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for any event. In fact, I use him wherever possible!” 

- Collett Dawson - The CoLab Network

John Tsenoli


For Johns Full Band Experience he is joined by some of South Africa's most Talented Musicians.  Whether it's a Dinner Set or Getting the Party Started John Tsenoli and his band are pure joy to experience. The repertoire can be tailor made according to the event.

Example of Cover Set:

Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Stand By Me – Ben E King

Nightshift – Marvin Gaye

Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

I Feel Good – James Brown

Love On The Brain - Rihanna

Lets Stay Together – Al Green

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

Every Little Step – Bobby Brown

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Sugar – Maroon 5

Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader

Cant Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

My Prerogative –Bobby Brown

Get On Up – James Brown

Perm – Bruno Mars

Mess Around – Ray Charles

Hallelujah I love her so – Ray Charles

Georgia – Ray Charles

Mercy Me – Marvin Gaye

Lets get It On – Marvin Gaye

Senorita – Shawn Mendez  & Camila Cabello

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John Tsenoli


John Tsenoli and his Pianist Kaelan take you on a Journey featuring stripped down versions of your favourite songs.

Example of Repertoire:

All Of Me - John Legend

Searching for a Feeling - Third Story

If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys

Stand By Me - Ben E King

Love On The Brain -Rihanna

Lets get It On – Marvin Gaye

Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Georgia – Ray Charles

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke

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Alternatively contact at:

Matthew - 0837099305

John Tsenoli

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At 21 years old, singer/songwriter John Tsenoli is one of South Africa’s most vibrant up-and-coming singers! 

Music has always been John Tsenoli's passion, and so 4 years ago as a shy 17-year old, John packed up and left his family and the mountains of his homeland of Lesotho and headed to Johannesburg to pursue his dream. 

Tough times ensued and soon had John questioning his decision. He was just days away from heading back home “where he would need to herd cattle” as John says, when a friend encouraged him to audition for Born To Perform’s Gala Concert that year, and the rest, as the saying goes, is history. 

Not only was he cast in a featured segment of the show, but he was offered a full scholarship to attend Stageworx Performing Arts School which he embraced with gusto. Three years later, John has recently qualified with a prestigious LTCL Degree in Performing Arts from Trinity College in London - which he passed with distinction. 

John was born to be on stage!  Stage credits are already stacking up; from his inaugural Born To Perform Gala Concert to A Night With the Stars with the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra, Capital Singers alongside Jonathan Roxmouth, Gospel Spectacular alongside the like of Brian Temba, Connell Cruise and Mahalia Buchanan, being invited to perform at Collett Dawson’s 25th Anniversary Party alongside Broadway and West End star MiG Ayesa and most recently, Gone Too Soon. 

John’s original track Long Road was also the showstopper number of Born To Perform’s SHINE! in 2018 and so he returned to reprise his hit in September 2019 at Born To Perform’s SHINE! 2019, staged at The Teatro at Montecasino, once again the showstopper performance, receiving a standing ovation at each of the four performances. 

John released his debut single I'm Just a Boy in September 2019 to great critical acclaim.  

John is most definitely a young star on the rise!