I started singing when I was ±4 years old. I remember
standing on a pile of wood while my dad was building something.
I just stood there singing to all the ducks and chickens
and even the cattle on the plot. We lived in Dundee at the
time. I was born in Vryheid, Natal and went to school in Dundee
My dad wanted to play the guitar, so he bought one and
it gathered dust in the spare room. I started picking on the
strings and I loved the sound it produced. My mother caught me
playing on the instrument and asked me if I wanted to play it
for real. I replied "yes, I would like to". At this
stage I was 7 years old. Once a week I had to ride my bicycle
about 7km to town for lessons. I remember my very first lesson -
it was fun, but my dad did not know about the arrangement. We
wanted to surprise him with a few songs on Christmas. That
did not happen because he caught us one afternoon and there were
no more surprises.
We then moved to Phalaborwa. By this time I totally ignored
the guitar and all hope faded for ever playing again. After a
year we moved to Boksburg where my sister and I attended
school. My mother discovered another lady giving guitar lessons.
I wasn’t interested in picking the guitar, I wanted to play
and sing. After a year I quitted the lessons and started writing
down the lyrics of songs I liked and Red river Rosie
was the first one. I still play this song and I still like it as
much as I did when I first copied it. Initially I struggled
with the placing of cords but as the years went by it became
Interests: I am interested in a lot of things, my
favourites being: Hunting, Bow hunting, riding my scrambler
on my dad's farm, just relaxing in the bush and watching the sun
go down, playing the guitar and singing, collecting
minerals and identifying trees. I like nature and feel free when
I visit the Kruger Park.
My favourite artists: Juanita du Plessis, Nadine, Shania
Twain, Neil Diamond, Jim Reeves, Charley Pride, Steve,
Theuns Jordaan..... The list is too long! I believe every person
who sings is doing it because they love it! I never criticize
any artist because I know how tough it is.
My 10 favourite things: My bow, my bike, my girl, my dad's
farm, my car, my guitar, the N1 North, Kruger Park, my CD and
having a nice braai!
Personal life. I was married for 9 years, and divorced a few years ago. I have 2 daughters named: Louise and Bianca.
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