Jazz, R&B, and worship singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He played with the rock and jazz band Pacific Express and later released "Lies," a 1987 Grammy Award-nominated single.
During his childhood years, he began his career as a singer and guitarist; by age seven, he was touring his native country with a music act.
His Sarie Award-winning debut single was the first song by a black musician to be played on a white South African radio station.
He was raised in Cape Town, South Africa during the Apartheid era. The political climate of his youth became a major theme of his songwriting.
He collaborated with saxophonists Kirk Whalum, Dave Koz, and Boney James.