Very well-known South African artist, song writer and actor, born in Pretoria on 29 August 1964. He matriculated from Grey College in Bloemfontein in 1982, after which he completed 2 years of military training in the Defence Force, and then enrolled at the Drama School of the Pretoria Technicon, obtaining his diploma in 1986. He first appeared on TV in 1985 in “Guillam Woudberg”, following this up with “Agter Elke Man” (as Bruce Beyers) from 1986 – 1988, “Egoli” (as Doug Durand) from 1992 – 2001, “7de Laan” from 2007 to present, and he hosts his own TV show, “Dis Hoe Dit Is”. He has also appeared in several stage productions (including Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1989) and films (including “Platteland” in 2011 and “Pretville” in 2012).
His music career started as a young boy singing in the church choir, and from the age of 11 he started writing songs. His first album “Desertbound” was released in 1989, and he has since released a further 22 albums. He first appeared on the international stage when he recorded “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” with the Belgian superstar, Dana Winner, in 1997. The song reached number 2 on the Belgian charts and they toured to sell-out performances. In 2001 he toured South Africa with “Beautiful Noise”, a show depicting the life and music of Neil Diamond. It was a huge success, with 224 concerts held across the country and all tickets sold. 150 of the songs he has written to date have been recorded by South African and international artists.
This song is off his second album “Only Me” released in 1990.