Pierre Opperman won the Best New Artist award on Pirate Radio of The Treasure Coast (Florida,USA) in 2011’s Rockstar Contest. His song, ‘Runaway’, received 4.5 million votes from 75 countries and 40 networks.
Pierre started his musical-career as a drummer, at the young age of 12yrs, and played with various bands during high-school. A shooting-accident during his military-service severely damaged his right hand/wrist and ended his plans of a career as a professional drummer. Being a natural musician, he had already progressed to guitar at the age of 15, this continuing 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 decade. Now, with almost a complete album ready, his music has been heard on many European and USA online-radio, and campus radio-stations. 2 videos are 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. 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. In 2010, this evolved into complete album called Diary which reflects his life experiences over the preceding 11years.
Free MP3 Download –PIERRE OPPERMAN ‘Slow Train’
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