Lee-Anne Fortuin was born on the 16th of May, 1987 in Cape Town, South Africa. Born into a musical family, she always knew that she wanted to make a success of her life in pursuing music as a career.
After taking up formal singing and piano lessons at the age of 6 for 12 years, she was accepted into the Jazz program at the University of Cape Town. She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Performance with distinction.
She started performing around Cape Town at a very young age. Some of her most treasured and memorable performances took place at the Cape Town Jazzathons, as well as the Cape Town International Jazz festivals. Apart from doing regular gigs at numerous venues and festivals, she has also exposed herself as a theatre performer doing a tribute to Queen in “The Show must go on” as well as The Beatles tribute show - "All you need is love" at the Roxy Revue Bar at Grand West casino.
Lee-Anne is a member of many different bands/projects, one of which goes by the name of Tucan Tucan – an afro salsa band led by Frank Paco and Muriel Marco. She has performed with numerous projects both locally & internationally.
Lee-Anne is also a singer-songwriter, composer & arranger. Her skill as an arranger is evident in the success of the Groote Schuur High School vocal ensemble - who she's been training and mentoring since 2012. She is currently focusing on working toward and exposing her own compositional material in hopes of pursuing a career as a solo artist.
Her versatility as a singer has become evident over the years of performing. She enjoys singing & appreciating all kinds of genres such as Jazz, Pop, R&B, Classical and Rock. She draws influence not only by singers, but also by instrumentalists – all stemming from different genres.
She is available to play as a duet all the way up to a full band, depending on the function and clients request.