Born and raised in Soweto, Timothy Moloi has led a busy performance schedule since completing his studies at Ohio Wesleyan University in the USA.
Timothy performed the song “Hope” at the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP to an estimated global audience of 500 million viewers. He has also sung the National Anthem for the Springboks and has performed at the SA Golf Open, the Cricket SA Season Launch, the SA Rugby Awards and for the 2012 South African Olympic Squad. In 2017, he performed the National Anthems at the first international rugby match to be held at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, and he performed “La Marseillaise” for the French National Rugby Team at their Test Match against the Springboks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Timothy also performed the SA National Anthem at the 2017 Currie Cup Rugby Final.
His critically-acclaimed debut album LOVE THAT MUSIC was nominated for two SAMA Awards.
Television performances have included the SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS, THE VOICE SA, MISS SOUTH AFRICA, CARTE BLANCHE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, NOOT VIR NOOT, MUSIEK ROULETTE, AFRO CAFE, AFTERNOON EXPRESS, TOP BILLING, SPIRIT SUNDAE, ESPRESSO, MORNING LIVE, THE NALEDI AWARDS, ONE GOSPEL and JOBURG POPS. Stage productions include MOTOWN GOLD, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, COMING HOME, A TRIBUTE TO SINATRA, BRING ON BROADWAY, AFRIKA IN AFRIKAANS, ALWAYS & FOREVER: A TRIBUTE TO LUTHER
VANDROSS, AFFINITY SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND, GONE TOO SOON and two of Janice Honeyman’s festive season pantomimes, ALADDIN and SLEEPING BEAUTY. Timothy also performed in the CLASSICS 2016 and CLASSICS 2019 concerts, which have been released on CD and DVD.
A most memorable experience for Timothy was a private performance for Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel, King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at Shambala Private Game Reserve. Other highlights have included performances at the enthronement of the King of the Bafokeng, the ACRES OF LOVE Benefit Concert in Los Angeles, the AFRICA PEACE AWARDS, Oprah Winfrey’s LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE event and the 2019 Oliver Tambo Memorial Lecture. He has performed with most of South Africa’s top orchestras including the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic, the Johannesburg Philharmonic, the Cape Philharmonic, the Bloemfontein Philharmonic, the Eastern Cape Philharmonic and the Johannesburg Festival Orchestras.
Other recent highlights have included performances at the University of Stellenbosch’s CENTENARY CONCERT, performances in both Moscow and Saint Petersburg as part of the South Africa-Russia Cultural Exchange program, the OPPIWATER ARTS FESTIVAL, the KKNK in Oudtsthoorn, the HERMANUS FYNARTS FESTIVAL, the AARDKLOP FESTIVAL, the SILVER MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL, the MACUFE FESTIVAL, the NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS in Grahamstown, as
well as in DIE MANNE EN DIE BIG BAND JOL at Coetzenburg Stadium, and at US WOORDFEES together with Judith Sephuma, Gloria Bosman and the US Jazz Band which won a Fiesta Award. He also performed at the opening of both the Sun Arena in Pretoria and the ICC Arena in Durban.
During 2020 Timothy has performed in FROM BROADWAY TO BIRDSTREET, as well as in ’N LIEFLIKE LAWAAI together with Amanda Strydom, Joshua na dir Reen, Stephanie Baartman and Elvis Blue. He has also worked as a vocal coach on IDOLS SA and performed in LEXUS CLASSICS 2020, broadcast online during the National Lockdown. Timothy will be performing at the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS at the Johannesburg Zoo from 22 to 29 November 2020.
He was also honoured to win THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN BAKE OFF Celebrity Special on BBC Lifestyle, and is a proud ambassador for 67 BLANKETS FOR NELSON MANDELA DAY having crocheted several blankets himself.
Timothy features on the duet MARY DID YOU KNOW with Judit Sephuma on her new album AN AFRICAN CHRISTMAS which was released on 6 November 2020.