Possessing a unique and advantageous combination of experience and skill in the writing and performance arenas. An intense interest and knowledge of Arts&Culture as well as Music industry. Writing of Articles, Columns and Reviews in an unprecedented and highly original style that compels reader and client alike. A speaker of three languages, having grown up in the EU, USA and R.S.A.
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My career goal is to expand on the already established dichotomy of Music Industry work and freelance media-writing I practice currently. As a session-guitarist, music-producer, performing artist and freelance writer, I have a unique combination of skills that is grounded and active in the heart of the Performance and Arts&Culture Industry. I also have a keen interest in developing international trends.I have been involved in the professional music and music-media industry in various facets, since 1999. I am a speaker of three languages that qualify as my 'mother-tongue' because of my parent's diverse backgrounds. German, English and Afrikaans.
As a freelance journalist I am a columnist and reviewer. I was also the Music-Editor of Stage Magazine. I would describe my writing style as highly original, creative and intuitive while retaining an easily-read and compelling form. With my writing and constructive critique, I prefer to edify the reader and the industry in a creative manner. This has entitled me to interview some of the most interesting personalities in our melting-pot of cultural and artistic diversity. Whenever possible, I use this skill to uplift the readership and the subject addressed, and in this way, contribute to the media industry in a positive way.
I was also employed by a highly dynamic IT company, GivenGain, where I functioned as On-line Product Support Specialist, 'blogging', building the support information-base, and also marketing the on-line...
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