It all started when I was 19 years old. One of my friends bought a guitar, and taught himself how to play it. I was so inspired, that I decided to give it a go as well. At that stage of my life I didn't have much direction yet and I had no idea that that day would mark the beginning of this amazing journey.  

  I was most inspired by the Flamenco guitar style at the time and I started learning how to play by watching Youtube videos. Soon after, I landed my first gig in a restaurant called Joplins in my hometown, Wilderness. One thing led to another and myself and a drummer formed a band. We had many successful gigs & tours and quickly became well-known throughout South Africa.  

 Unfortunately, I fell into a dark cycle of parties, drugs and alcohol abuse. It carried on for years and the longer it carried on, the more I lost touch with reality, myself and those around me.  

Years later I reached an all time low, and I had never experienced such paralysing hopelessness, despair and grief. I knew that I couldn't continue down that destructive road any longer. 

I went on my knees, and pleaded with God for help. God, in all His glory and with so much mercy and grace, stepped into my life and changed me completely. My wife and I both experienced salvation and we were baptised together in 2016. We were set free from all the things that used to bind us and we began on this beautiful road of salvation and healing.  

During the transition process from the old into the new, every aspect of my life was transformed. I wasn't sure where I was going with my music anymore and one day, during a performance, God told me to make music for Him. When I made the shift from playing music for fame and fortune to playing for Jesus, everything changed!  

From that day, I dedicate my music to God. It is my way of worshipping my Creator and Saviour, Jesus  Christ. I pray that my music will reveal Him to those who come across it and will bring healing and peace in times of adversity. 

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your appreciation of my music and for taking the time to read my story. Please feel free to share your own testimonies or prayer requests below. I would love to pray for you. 

Blessings and love 

Reinhardt