Von Bieker Press Kit
“Von Bieker is one of those extraordinary artists who just does not come along every day. His song writing is world-class, and his live performance engages the audience immediately”
– Kennedy Jensen, Executive director, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta
Von Bieker plays bowtie rock and folk to haunt your heart.
His songs juxtapose hope with despair. Past with present. Love with fear. Faith with doubt. Gentle folk crooning with a raw and honest howl.
In Von Bieker’s soundscape, the earnest retro charm of a bowtie meets the world-worn grit of rock and roll. Retro guitar twang channels resonant writing through a voice often pushed until it cracks into free-fall falsetto.
Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Von Bieker draws on influences ranging from Canada’s Bahamas, Bruce Cockburn and Leonard Cohen to Glen Hansard, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sufjan Stevens and Radiohead.
Von Bieker streams weekly on Facebook Live and hosts regular interactive live shows on Zoom. He looks forward to the post-pandemic return of live in-person shows and is currently planning a “yard tour” to celebrate the release of his upcoming album, Long For This World.
His live three-piece band – the Small Tones – features Mark Scholtz on drums and Tim LaRiviere on bass.