SongVault Artist Profile
Western Cape, South Africa
Indie Pop / Contemporary Folk
Singer/Songwriter from Knysna,South Africa,who won the Best New Artist award,on Pirate Radio of The Treasure Coast,Florida,USA�s 2011 Rockstar Contest.
Pierre started his musical-career as a drummer, at the young age of 12yrs, and played with various bands during high-school years.
A shooting-accident during his military-service severely damaged his right hand/wrist and ended his plans of continuing a career as a professional drummer!
Being a natural musician, he progressed to guitar at the age of 15 and continued his passion for music, by performing in various pubs, booze-cruises and beach-parties, over the years.
Pierre�s song-writing skills were born during a difficult year, in 2000, whilst living in a caravan on the South Coast of Natal, and continued during the latter years where he has been living in Knysna for the past ten years.
Now, with almost a complete album ready, his music has been heard on many European and USA online-radio, and campus radio-stations, including two music-videos on Youtube.
His voice and music-style has more than often, been compared to the likes of David Gray, Cat Stevens, Willie Nelson, and even Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.
In 2000 a demo-album, consisting of two songs, �Who�s to know� and �In & Out� were recorded at Manley Studios, Pretoria.
A self-titled EP consisting of 6 new songs, was recorded at Peace of Eden Recording Studio, Knysna.during 2008
Moneyless; If you Believe; Changes; Motion; Runaway; Desert Light.
In October 2010, Pierre returned to Peace of Eden Studio, to record 3 new songs,
Quiet Place; Slow Train; and �Don�t Say It�
A complete album called �Diaries�, which is a compilation of his bet 10 songs, now reflects Pierre�s life-experiences and journey during the past 11yrs.