Gabriel (Gabi) Le Roux (Born 1956) studied music at school 1962 – 1973 (Theory and Piano) whilst also learning the Guitar from age 5. During 1978 – 1982 he completed an Artisanship in Orchestral Percussion & Brass Band Arrangement. He composed and authored from and early age.
During 1990 - 1993 he studied Communication and Industrial Psychology through UNISA. In 1976 Gabi turned Professional (Multi Instrumentalist/Vocalist), playing the Hotel Circuit in South Africa, and surrounding Countries, whilst touring with various Bands during the 70’s and 80’s. In 1989 he became a Producer and has produced more than 50 Albums and in many quarters he is regarded as SA's most versatile Producer, including the Genres Mbaqanga, Kwaito, Jazz, Classical, House, Rock, Pop and Hip-Hop.
Gabi has won three Multiple-Platinum Awards, two Platinum Awards, four Gold Awards and received multiple SAMAs (South African Music Awards) for Artists Produced. In addition he has won two consecutive SAMA Song of the Year Awards (2000 / 2001) as Co-composer and Producer, a SAMA Song of the Decade Nomination (Co-composed and Produced “Nkalakatha” by Mandoza).
Multiple SAMA Nominations for Artists Produced and a SAMA Nomination in 1997 as Solo Artist. In 2016, he was awarded the Wawela Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for Prolific Catalogue of Works.
Gabi has produced and worked with top SA Music Legends, as diverse as: Mandoza, Brenda Fassie, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Lebo Mathosa, Kabelo, Busi Mhlongo, Ringo Madlingosi, Danny K, Die Heuwels Fantasties, the Locnville twins and many more. He is also a veteran of the Corporate TV and Radio Advertising world, where current and past Clients include Clicks, Old Mutual, Engen and more.
Gabi was first elected to the Board of SAMRO in 2014 and re-elected for a second term in December 2018. He was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the very successful SAMRO Retirement Annuity Fund (SRAF).
He is Sole Owner of Kaleidosound Music (Est 1995), a turnkey multi-media company in Cape Town and has recently formed a Business association with a ground-breaking young Company, Mzansi Cultural Industries (MCI) as well as a Youth Development non-profit, MZANSI - Many Roots One Tree Development Projects. He is also an ardent Activist for the Economic Development of the SA Music Sector.