was born in Namibia in 1949 and grew up in Zimbabwe
(then Rhodesia) and South Africa. Taking up the guitar in
1965, he changed one year later to the electric bass which
he has considered his main instrument ever since.
in various bands in South Africa during the late sixties
gave him the opportunity to gain the necessary experience.
In 1970 he recorded with the progressive ‘ABSTRACT
TRUTH’ group playing, in addition to the electric
bass, drums, flute , and writing and singing several of
the songs on the album ‘Silver Trees’. The album
has recently been re-released as a CD. Many of the recordings
he worked on at the time are released by Third Ear Music
in South Africa. These recordings feature musicians such
Fig, (currently with the David Letterman Show), Sean
Bergin, and many others.
seventies he toured as a bass player with, among others,
the celebrated American poet / songwriter Rod McKuen, British
Rick Wakeman, (ex ‘YES’), British singer/songwriter
Chris Andrews and the famous British entertainer Max Bygraves.
Following three years in Great Britain with Nicky Daly and
his own music projects he returned to South Africa to begin
a successful career as a studio musician recording with
many of South Africa’s top artists as a bassist, arranger
In 1986 he
emigrated to France where he settled in Paris, his home
to this day. Since establishing himself in Europe he has
worked with various African musicians as a bassist and arranger.
He has also worked with, among others, Chris McGregor’s
Brotherhood of Breath and the expatriate South African drummer
guitarist Micheal O’Neil he formed ‘The Rubato
Brothers’ and recorded several albums.
As a songwriter
he has written a great many songs in various styles.
& Music by George