Corrie is the other half of the musical genius that has crafted this unique musical journey Under the Marula Tree.
He is a talented musician from a long line of musicians and this is reflected in the range of his prodigious musical talents. He is a singer, composer, multi instrument musician, producer and skilled audio mixer. Indeed, it was his skill in the studio that finally crafted the end product that is Under the Marula Tree, adding musical and emotional depth and identity to the tracks which we hope will capture your hearts and imagination.
He can work wonders with his classic 80’s Yamaha DX7 synthesizer and, of the many instruments he plays with deceptive ease and consummate skill, the Scandalli accordion is one of the most fascinating. In 1900 Silvio Scandalli began making accordions with the help of his family in a small workshop in Italy. From these humble beginnings the Scandalli brand became synonymous with quality and a benchmark for other accordions and continues to be so today. It is finely balanced with an easy and natural movement and the sound is clear and resonant. Its sound quality blends perfectly with other instruments and helps to enhance the ensemble sound, quietly or forcefully, whatever is required.
When you hear the clear tone of the Scandelli running through Under the Marula Tree you know it is in the hands of a master. Corrie’s skill is mesmerizing. It should come as no surprise however, as it’s in his blood. His father Danny Pretorius, a well known, and much loved, musician and comedian was also a maestro of this instrument.
Currently Eugene and Corrie perform together as Zeeroover, delighting audiences around South Africa. Learn more at www.zeeroover.co.za
Meet the Photographers
All the photographs in the book were taken by passionate wildlife photographers and husband and wife team, Dudley and Christine Kelbe. Additionally Christine wrote, researched and edited the text for the book.