Accomplished singer songwriter Albert Meintjes was first seen on the stages of South Africa in 1996. Inspired and motivated to write and perform his own compositions he embarked on a very exciting journey. Albert writes about everyday happenings and the emotions they bring. His stories of love and life make for entertaining if pensive lyrics. He is strongly influenced by folk and acoustic music across the globe, coupled with indigenes rhythms and melodies. He has a deep love for Southern American flavours of music and where they meet African rhythms, and these traits are rooted deep in his music.
Albert’s album, ‘The Very Silence of Waiting in This Place’ is a musical memoir of his life changing trek through the dunes of Namibia and has significant narrative exploring the impact that the region’s wide open starry skies and the magnificence of the landscapes, has on transforming one’s soul. Each track accounts for the mystical places he visited while touring the country in 2016. He made his introduction as solo artist with the release of his debut music video, ‘Dune 45’, featuring Kobus de Kock Jnr of the Black Cat Bones.
Albert has performed with New Porn alongside Arno Carstens, supporting the Metallica tour. He has shared stages with some of S.A’s top artists like Albert Frost, Syd kitchen, Karen Zoid, Greg Georgiades, Valiant Swart, Shaun Morgan (Seether), Johnny Clegg , Lani van der Walt, Nibs vd Spuy, Steve Newman, Guy Collins, Gerald Clark, Piet Botha, Black Cat Bones and MoseuKettlele just to name a few.
If you are about to attend a performance of Albert Meintjes, sit back and get comfortable, because you are in for an emotional musical journey that will not leave your thoughts and hearts very soon.