Christoff Beukes

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Christoff Beukes

 

Bespreek Christoff Beukesanita@bluedivision.co.za or 076 486 5050 / 074 026 4869

 

 

Geraamtes Van N Droom Christoff Beukes

 

"In dreams begin responsibilities..." Bono The journey from the blue mountains of the Overberg, where Christoff Beukes grew up, to the leafy suburbs of Johannesburg feels like many lifetimes, but it is this journey that inspired the tracks on "Geraamtes van 'n Droom“, his much anticipated debut album, and it is this album that is set to firmly establish him as a serious player in the music industry.

 

Christoff started playing guitar after school, but a chance performance at Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees in Oudshoorn two years ago was the push he needed to take the leap from a bedroom performer to thestage.

 

The past two years has seen Christoff Beukes enjoy much acclaim as a prolific singer-songwriter in both the English and Afrikaans genres. Bruce Springsteen, U2, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Paul Westerberg and David Kramerare among the many brilliant songwriters that he admires, but it is the people who have come across his path over the past few years, who have inspired the stories related in “Geraamtes van n Droom”.

 

In his own words: “It is our lives intertwined that made up the stories on the album. It might be too honest for comfort, but it is not something you consider when you write” “Geraamtes van n Droom” was recorded in 2008 and features Christoff on vocals, backing vocals, harmonica and acoustic guitar.

 

In additional, the album also features many well-known local and international musicians on various instruments: Michael Canfield in drums, Alistair Coakley on guitar, Angus Rose on guitar and keyboard, Phil Holden on saxophone , Burt Askes on bass guitar and Cerare Attilio Cassarino on upright bass.

 

The album was released in October 2010. Although his main focus lies with his solo career, Christoff is also the lead-singer of the band Soul Picnic. Soul Picnic is quite literally what the name says, 3 guys kicking back to their own funk rock soundtrack, and having a blast.

 

Formed in 2008, they almost immediately started hitting the Johannesburg live scene with rave reviews left behind in their wake. This rock 3 piece consists of Christoff Beukes on vocals and guitar, Jean-Paul Mare on bass and vocals and M.J. Oosthuizen on drums.

 

Christoff Beukes

 

Bespreek Christoff Beukes​: anita@bluedivision.co.za or 076 486 5050 / 074 026 4869