18 year old singer-songwriter, guitarist, Aston Creed from South Africa, has been labeled a Rockstar prodigy who is way beyond his years. Performing with his family band, “Not Fragile” from the early age of 11, he has hosted some of South Africa’s biggest Biker Rallies, performed in various Theatre Productions and was in the top 100 for both “South Africa’s Got Talent” and ” Idols SA”.
In addition to these achievements, at age 12, he was a guest performer at Sun City Super Bowl, which is home to top international artists.
Aston also won the Yamaha Young Talent Competition for the first song he ever wrote and recorded himself: “Guns Down”- an anti- violence, anti -war song.
Aston Creed original “Guns Down”
Other achievements include – entertaining the international crowds on stage at the 2010 Fifa World Cup and doing charity gigs, including the “Rocking For Rhinos Campaign”. His song, “Tonight”, was chosen and features on the “Rocking for Rhinos” CD to help raise money and awareness to protect our rhinos from extinction.
Aston performs “Hey Joe” live at Rocking for Rhinos
“I’m so ready for this – I feel like I’ve been ready for this for years.”
Of all the artists that have graced this site, Sam Verlinden is one of the longest and most featured talents on Rivenmaster’s Place. Sam’s first article ran on September 30, 2009, only a few weeks after the sites conception, and he shares the honor of being one of two artists who were featured nearly every day for an entire month.
Sam Verlinden has always demonstrated a vocal talent that exceeds his years of experience. He has amazed millions through his YouTube Site and excited audiences numbering in the thousands at outdoor concert events held in New Zealand. While the ocean is the only thing that has kept him from a recent visit to the United States his fame has not been hindered, reaching across several continents resulting in an ever growing fan base.
Sam’s last article published here was in 2011 not long after he performed at the legendary Parachute Festival on the Main stage. This performance really gave him a boost to his local fan numbers and set the stage for even bigger things.
Sam has never stopped working, performing and singing, and like most young singers grabs every opportunity to perform. There was also the move to College, (High School in New Zealand), which tripled the amount of homework that goes with that territory, as well as his active involvement in rugby. Saying Sam was busy would be an understatement when it comes to his everyday life activities.