Winner 2014 Idols South Africa
29-year-old Vincent Bones' inspiring life story has touched many South Africans during the audition phase.
After his mom and uncle passed away, Vincent left Eldorado Park on a train at the tender age of 12 to become a street kid in Sunnyside. A stint in Boys Town turned his life around and he now works as a church worship leader at the Eagle Christian Centre in Pietermaritzburg, the city where he currently lives with his wife and their baby boy. Vincent describes his musical style as “old-school R&B, retro-soul ... I love the old stuff, like Teddy Pendergrass,” he says. “So even if I don’t know the song, I get the meaning behind it and interpret it my own way.”