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 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 two years have seen Chris gigging full-time at venues around South Africa. Some of his highlights have been opening for Daniel Baron & Richard Stirton at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre; performing at the Nu-Breed Music Festival alongside Matthew Mole, Majozi, Josh Wantie, The Johnson Twins (Al Bairre) & Sam Burger (Opposite The Other); and recently opening for Idols SA Winner Heinz Winckler at Quay Four.
Chris 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. His latest music video for 'Tell Me' has just been released and the single is available on iTunes and Apple Music worldwide.
ABOVE: Chris Werge's 'Exposure' album launch at The Roxy Review Bar, GrandWest (January 2015). Band featured left to right: Shaun Johannes (Bass), Werner Von Waltsleben (Drums), Chris Werge (Guitar & Vocals), Lynne Poulsen (Keys), Neil Benjamin (Guitar). Photo: Amy Roseveare.