Chameleon is colourful, versatile
ONE wonders if Chris Chameleon chose his stage name because he liked it or because of his versatility, which has resulted in constant change and renewal. His CV certainly indicates that the latter would have been appropriate.
As South African as boerewors and bobotie, Chameleon has been in the entertainment industry since 1992 when he used to be lead singer and bass guitarist for the band Boo! but since they broke up has been a solo artiste.
He is innovative and creative, with a style of his own, an irresistible stage personality and a four-octave voice that has earned him rave reviews and numerous awards, including two SAMAs and a medal of honour from the South African Academy of Arts and Sciences. Boo! also received a SAMA for best pop album.
Chameleon has performed in many parts of Europe, America and Australia plus at European and American music festivals.
He has done many of his own compositions including using the poetry of iconic 1960s poet Ingrid Jonker, making it accessible to a much wider audience.
His talents lie not only in music. Chameleon has also acted in several TV shows and movies. Last year he toured Belgium and the Netherlands, where he also took part in a movie. His production ‘Droomland’ with the South Cape Children’s Choir won an award for best musical production. Versatility continues – he has featured in Heat and GQ magazines and been listed in the top 10 best-dressed male celebrities. He will perform at the Queens Hotel on Friday, July 24.