I started making music at age 7, starting with piano lessons, and eventually, age 15, I started playing the guitar. It wasn't long before I realised I wanted to write my own songs, so at about age 18 I started writing and composing on guitar. At this stage I had composed a bit on Impulse Tracker, a DOS based mod tracker, but lacked any gear to record my compositions from instruments. Having moved to Cape Town to study, I played in a band called First Century, with one gig at our church's party of that year, and then we regrouped to Even. Here I moved on from lead guitar to bass. After another couple of changes in this line-up, I ended up in 2000 writing material for myself only. I recorded my first EP in 2004, followed by a full-length album in 2006, another album in 2010 and a 'live' studio album in 2010. Since then I've started recording and writing more instrumental music, and is currently recording as I compose. I'm more inclined to release my music as singles from now on, as a whole album cycle takes quite a while to complete for me. In May 2019 I released an EP as "Vortex Afternoon" that is available through commercial streaming platforms. My "Vortex Afternoon" projects are a tad more experimental, and I will be building my repertoire of the tracks continuously here as well. My music influences are so varied, that my music have touches of folk, rock, metal, jazz, blues, traditional Afrikaans music, classical.... Can you pick it up in my songs? I doubt it, it just all blends together as an ode to everyone that's had any influence on my playing. I don't do music for a living, but love it to no end. I hope you can enjoy it too.