The Unicorn chats to South African singer/songwriter and multifaceted artist, Joh Urban.
Joh Urban is the stage name for award-winning fashion designer Hendrik Vermeulen, who in 2015 released his
first track, Ndingamanzi, in collaboration with Bianca le Grange and Zolani Mahola in the iconic Van Der Bijlt
Hall at Grand Central Station, New York.
He was born and raised in the small farming community of Fauresmith in the Free State, South Africa. Music was a family affair, with his parents and siblings partaking in musical activities for recreation. He enjoyed writing music from a young age and frequently recorded his compositions on his small hand held cassette player.
As a multifaceted artist, he has many personas and believes in tireless work to perfect one’s skills in order to bring artistic ideas to life. “Everyone has ideas, everyone could be an artist in their own right, but the true art lies in the execution of these ideas. This will depend on how much time you are willing to invest in learning the skills required to bring them to life.”
For more information about the man and his music, please visit his Website