Dirk Nel

Freelance Song Writer & Travel Writer

Location:South Africa
Phone: +27827822676
Website: http://www.songsofthesentinel.com
2 Skills
I've been writing songs for the past seventeen years. The strange thing is that before I started I never thought I would be able to do it. Then I bought this really cool keyboard (an Yamaha SY85 - a classic!) and the rest, as they say, is history.

What I like about song writing is that each time you do it, it's different. Every time I write a great song I stand back and think to myself, wow, how did I just do that? My conclusion is that I am the instrument of a higher power and my gift is to channel that inspiration into the from of song.

I've written in many different genres: Pop, hip-hop, rap, ambient sounding etc. I write my own lyrics and I've also set a few poems and literary pieces to music. Exploring a different genre is always fresh, intimidating, challenging and exhilarating. I love stretching myself to explore more and more of what song writing has to offer me, growing in my craft and as a person.

I believe in the power of music and lyrics to shape minds and heal hearts. My song writing is not only something that I enjoy, it is my gift to the world. My hope is that each of my songs would be instrumental in the transformation of this world into a community of peace. My commitment to you is to use the vision that you have to find the perfect expression for your song while always remaining true to my vision of shaping minds and healing hearts. As part of this vision I self produced my first album in 2010 called Sentinel. You can hear samples of the album (and purchase it from my website.

Oh yes...did I mention that I am also an avid travel writer and a software developer ;)
Skills (2) Rating
Song Writing
Travel Writing