WERNER BEKKER

Werner Bekker is a full-time musician with over eight years of experience in Songwriting, composition, performance, and teaching music. Growing up with creative parents, Werner joined his father on the road at an early age – music was ingrained into his existence. He went on to study Music at the Campus of Performing Arts and has since written music for various artists, as well as for film.

Inspired by the likes of Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, and Ben Howard, Werner is known for his unique storytelling through acoustic-driven folk-pop.

In 2015, he independently recorded and released his debut EP, Lalaith, followed by A Northern Summer in 2017. That same year his internationally acclaimed single ‘Run’ was selected to be part of the BalconyTV compilation CD. Werner has shared a stage with major South African acts, including Shortstraw, Man as Machine, The Parlotones, Desmond and the Tutus, Rubber Duc and many more.

In February 2018, he released his first professionally recorded single ‘Alive Again’, to critical acclaim. This was followed by ‘I’m with You’ in June, garnering the attention of industry heavy weights and securing him prime spots on major festival line-ups, such as Splashy Fen, Mieliepop, Lush Festival, Oppikoppi, White Mountain Festival and Smoking Dragon Festival.

In 2019 Werner Achieved a major breakthrough when he released his single ‘Open Spoken’, which reached #2 on the Jacaranda SA Top 20 chart. This was followed by his long-awaited professionally recorded EP ‘Parts of a Broken Man’, recorded and produced by studio legends Deon Dee and Ruan Graaff, finally capturing the distinct sound the songwriter has so longed to achieve.

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