Von Bieker Press Kit

“Von Bieker is one of those extraordinary artists who just does not come along every day. His songwriting is world-class, and his live performance engages the audience immediately”

– Kennedy Jensen, Executive director, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta


Von Bio

Von Bieker plays folk that haunts your heart with small stories and big questions. Mostly. 

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. 

His live three-piece band – the Small Tones – features Mark Scholtz on drums and Tim LaRiviere on bass.

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Press and Praise

“These songs have held my heart together in difficult times”

Tania Runyan, poet and author of “What Will Soon Take Place”

“These are tight, incredibly well-played songs with introspective, often sad, lyrics. Musically, Bieker—assisted by producer/engineer Harry Gregg—knows precisely when to allow simplicity to carry a song, using minimal percussion, a guitar, and his own voice (a pleasant, versatile voice reminiscent at times of Tom Petty). He also knows when to add in other sounds, like strings, an organ, or an incredibly talented and well-placed horn section.”.

Robert Newsome, Bandcamp Navigator

“We got stuck singing this song long after it’s over. The minute we heard Bieker’s voice we fall in love with it and we couldn’t get it out of our heads! He has one of the best and most charming voices we’ve ever heard..” 

Cheers To The Vikings

“Von Bieker is one of those extraordinary artists who just does not come along every day. His songwriting is world-class, and his live performance engages the audience immediately”

– Kennedy Jensen, Executive director, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

“On Will You still Love Me? Von Bieker gives vent to all of his insecurities. But, because it’s Von Bieker, he approaches it with his characteristic sweetness and effortless cool. The EP is a fine example of pop at its best: each song pulls you in to its irresistible hooks, pulling you in to their individual tides and gently washing you up on the beach until the next one. “

Rachel Cholst, Adobe and Teardrops