I am a musician who performs acoustic covers, generally from the 50s, 60s and 70s era (Bob Dylan, John Denver, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Elvis, etc) but also including modern-day singer-songwriters such as Ed Sheeren, John Mayer, etc. I perform at a variety of wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, parties, and other events throughout the greater KwaZulu-Natal area and beyond.
I provide a happy, relaxed atmosphere through pure acoustic and vocal sound with a vintage feel. (I do also provide the PA system and DJ for the latter part of proceedings.) I enjoy working with couples and clients to craft that ideal playlist for the event – plus I can offer suggestions and guide you through the planning process. My primary focus is on contemporary acoustic and folk music, but I’m also branching out into songs with the ukulele. I cover an ever-growing list of pop, classic rock, indie, country songs from the 1940s through the 2000s all on steel-string acoustic guitar.
The Basics I am based in Pietermaritzburg, KZN but am willing to travel all over South Africa. I regularly perform in Hilton, Howick and the wider Midlands Meander.
I play for all sorts of events and in almost any setting – weddings, private parties and house concerts, restaurants, corporate events, company parties and celebrations.
I primarily perform solo, singing and accompanying myself on guitar or Ukulele, but I also have options as an acoustic duo or band, depending on the event and the atmosphere.
I provide my own sound equipment (mics, speakers, etc.) and can handle events with up to 200 guests.
I provide contracts and invoices.
I’ve been performing in KZN, the Western Cape and other parts of South Africa for over 20 years and have performed too many events to count!
If you like what you hear, please get in touch! Call me at 079-887-5347 or send an inquiry. Let’s chat about your date!
It was a present from my wife. I must say, that these sorts of things (that is, presents) are not usually in our marital focal or peripheral vision for each other. We tend to edge towards experiences together, rather than stuff for each other. So this Christmas was Continue reading The ukulele… and things we can learn from it
I head home from the Mother City. The flight lands at King Shaka in Durban, and I must fetch the hired car, get back to home base in Pietermaritzburg and will walk straight into rehearsals for the new theatre show that Tammy and I are involved in. Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #4
I’ve been through a number of different seasons as a musician. But the past few months in 2018 are worth documenting… both for myself but also for those who are interested in what the behind-the-scenes stuff of musician life looks like.
I’ve been reflecting on my life as a musician and an artist. It’s not the ONLY thing I do, but it’s a big part of what I do. For example, I’m a husband. That’s full time. I’m a father of three. That’s beyond full time.
Then I’m involved in various capacities teaching and consulting and pastoring. I don’t need to go into all of it, but I think of myself as all these things together, not exclusively divided up into hours of the day. But if someone asked me what I do for a living, I would say Continue reading Some months in the life of a musician… #1
I think I have played more music in the last 8 weeks than I have in the last 5 years. Steel string guitars don’t lie to your fingertips… especially 2-3 hours at a time. (Sometimes four.) But besides that, I’m puzzled. Why now? Why suddenly the flash flood of gigs?