Celebrity – Gerhard Steyn
(01 Jun 2011)

Expresso interviews Gerhard Steyn

Celebrity – Gerhard Steyn

Gerhard Steyn has already made his mark in the Afrikaans music industry and therefore needs no introduction today. With his latest CD he shows once again that he has the substance to give any other big name a run for their money.

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The speed with which Gerhard Steyn has grown in the local music industry is astounding.
He's a man with presence, the x-factor and is one with his music and guitar. His appearance, songs, personality and talent as songwriter has made him extremely popular with young and old, male and female.

Gerhard made is debut in 2000 performing along side Lianne Heyl, better know as Boeboe of Vetkoek Paleis fame. Thereafter he formed part of the duo Windpomp with fellow singer Naas de Jager.

Other than singing, he's also a songwriter, voice-over artist, actor, featuring in 7de Laan and Frans Marx's The Res. He did some freelance journalism for Vonk Magazine. As songwriter he's worked with Dozi, Jacques de Koning, Robbie Klay, Karin Ferreira, Annel Botha and Rudi Muller. He also took on the production responsibility of artists such as Annel Botha.

Solo performances with Gerhard and his guitar, as everyone has become accustomed to are still the best option as it is then and there that you realize and experience the full potential of Gerhard the artist.

Gerhard's first album “Teen die Berg” debuted in 2004, “16 Songs” in 2006 and “Breekbaar” in 2008. It was with “Breekbaar” that Gerhard really made an impact and name for himself, with hits like Baby Tjoklits, Sexy Jeans, Pennies en Ponde and of course Breekbaar. His 4th album, “Als begin eers nou”, was released in March 2010, and is yet another unique and fresh take on what this talented artist has to offer.

Gerhard Steyn has a small hart and passion for people. He forgives easily, is original and ambitious. He believes in following your dreams with all your hart, thinking like a champion and not standing back for challenges and the unknown. His talent, potential, originality, drive and vision has made him truly outstanding. With all this going for him, he remains humble with his feet firmly on the ground. Tune in to meet this easy-go-lucky man and find out what we can expect from him in the months to come.


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