Based: Cape Town
At 25, Chris Werge has steadily been making his mark in the South African music scene.After launching his debut album, ‘Exposure’ in January 2015 he went on to open for James Blunt in February at The Grand Arena, GrandWest.
With this momentum Chris began gigging throughout Cape Town leading to a second place award at a local ‘Anything Acoustic’ competition hosted by Rolling Audio at Spiro’s in Hout Bay. It was here that he was noticed by artist manager Craig Reid (Jimmy Nevis, Monark, Just Jinjer) who asked Chris to audition for The Voice South Africa later that year.
After being selected as a part of the top 105 contestants Chris was flown to Joburg to perform his Blind Audition with the song ‘Royals’ by Lorde. His performance got him a turn from Bobby Van Jaarsveld landing him a spot in Team Bobby. After being eliminated from the show Chris used the momentum and energy to record and release his first music video for his single ‘On My Mind’ which has been playlisted on radio stations across the country.
The last ten months have seen Chris gigging full-time at venues around South Africa. He currently holds residency gigs at two of the top hotels in Cape Town, the One&Only & 12 Apostles, with previous residency’s at The Table Bay, The Piano Bar & The Taproom (Devil’s Peak Brewery).
Chris is currently gigging throughout South Africa at various live venues, weddings and corporate gigs in preparation for his next single, “Tell Me’ scheduled for release later this year.