Adrian and Emma-Jean Galliard are a father and daughter singing duo from South Africa. They opened a YouTube channel on the 12th of April 2020, and one of their uploads has caught the attention of social media.
The Johannesburg duo regularly perform at corporate and charity events singing everything from classics to pop music covers. They’re also writing and performing their own material. They have recently gained popularity on Facebook after they recorded and uploaded a duet cover of the 1999 classic, ‘The Prayer’.
The pair recorded this cover of Andrea Boccelli & Celine Dion’s classic as a special performance for Easter 2020 whilst the majority of the world is in lockdown. Emma-Jean Galliard is only 11-years-old and says that Katherine Jenkins OBE, a Welsh mezzo-soprano singer, is one of her musical idols.
When they uploaded the cover song, they didn’t have a clue how popular it would become. People across social media have responded to the family’s message during difficult times, finding entertainment and comfort watching their performance.
Adrian and Emma-Jean also covered ‘Jealous of The Angels’ by Donna Taggert, which was later released and made famous by one of their favourite artists, Katherine Jenkins. The video was uploaded to YouTube on 14th April 2020.
Recently, they posted on Facebook announcing they’re both hard at work recording new music. In the post, they said, “Hard at work on some new music! We had a request come in from St Margaret’s Anglican Church in Margate for Amazing Grace and some other hymns.”
After being featured on The Music Man’s Facebook page the duo posted they were, “So excited to be featured by The Music Man!”. Their video has already reached over 500,000 people and is a massive hit with our music-loving audience.
What a response these wonderful singers have had on social media recently. Three of their videos have gone viral amassing well over 3 million views, and still counting. Below is their latest video that is being watched and shared all over the world. This is the father and daughter’s brilliant cover version of “The Reason”, originally sung and written by Callum Scott alongside co-writers Corey Sanders and Jon Maguire.