Sheron has been a professional musician, sound engineer and music producer for over 25 years.
Born in 1973 and originally from Israel he immigrated to South Africa in 1995. After having solidified his presence as a working musician within local musical circles, the name Sheron has become synonymous with talent, musical diversity and respect but above all the level of professionalism he offers to South African music industry.
Here’s his Story…
Sheron started his musical career at the young age of 9; the first instrument he learnt to play was the piano. At 14 he stumbled across a drum kit and fell in love with the drums.
He then joined a band, made up of some friends at school, who wrote and performed their original music, along with some Police & Guns & roses covers. The band played throughout high school at different shows and clubs, and recorded demo songs at a friend’s home recording studio.
During his Israeli army service, and after a leg injury which left him unable to play the drums for a few months, Sheron tried his luck with the Guitar.
At this point he soon realized that his life was about to change dramatically, as he fell in love with the instrument. Once he had mastered it, he then carried on to play it on a professional level for the following 17 years.
In 1995, after the last of his army service, and after working for 2 years in the largest chain of music gear stores in Israel known as Kley Zemer/ internationally recognised as RBX, Sheron decided to immigrate to South Africa.
He quickly found his feet and established himself as a musician amongst the local artists by playing with cover and original bands such as Legacy, Tidal Creed and Amersham.
By the end of 1996 he had formed his own cover band called X-Over (Cross-Over), who proved to be a huge success in South Africa as well as abroad. The band also recorded a number of Sheron’s original music and performed it from time to time at live gigs. However, after having played all but 3000 live shows during their 8 year run, they decided to split up in mid 2004.
Since then Sheron has played with, and for, many artists and bands such as Watershed, Albert De Wet, Gerhard Steyn, Ghapi and many more whilst still playing around the country as a solo artist. A detailed list of bands and artists can be viewed in the History page.
Currently, Sheron is recording his debut album out of his Pretoria studio. The album, which will be self written and produced, is expected for release towards the end of 2012. The album will consist of a “basket of favorites” - original and cover songs re-worked and arranged to suite Sheron’s style of playing and singing.
Apart from stage performances, Sheron is also a professional sound engineer and music producer who has produced and written music for various artists. He has also been hired as a live sound engineer for many bands and artists over the years.
Sheron was also a member of the very unique acoustic act NaderAn3 (meaning in English – Closer to three) who has blown away audiences with their ability to perform live and entertain with no backtracks!
• May 2012 - Sheron has performed at the Boma theatre in Alberton as a Guitar player and one of the vocalists in a show called “Thats Rock’n’Roll” that ran for 12 weeks. The show also ran at the Vereeninging Barnyard for a week in September 2012.
• October 2012 - Chef, Rattle and Roll, ran at huge success at the Globe Theatre in Gold Reef City.
October also saw the birth of a great new party band called iMJ. more details to come - watch this space!
• November 2012 - Homegrown. a fabulous and energetic show, ran 4 weeks at the Globe Theatre in Gold Reef City.
• December 2012 - Pop Quiz theatrical ran with great response from audience.
2013 - 2014 summary:
Sheron was involved in numerous projects, both in studio and on stage.
His cover band iMJ has been very active playing many venues and events such as:
2015 - 2018
Sheron continues to perform at different venues and corporate functions
while working full time for the Barnyard Theatre as a senior sound engineer at these venues:
Cresta - May 2015 - September 2017
Silverstar Casino - September 2017 - May 2018
Rivonia (Head Office) - January 2018 - May 2018.
Additionally Sheron has designed and installed the sound systems at two new Barnyard Theaters:
Silverstar Casino and Goldreef Casino in Johannesburg.
Also a revamp of Cape Town's based Willowbridge Barnyards sound system in 2016.
Sasol Secunda family day (two weeks)
Sasol Award Giving Gala Event - Secunda Casino
BBQ Awards Event (Emperor's Palace) 2014
Momentum Event - Sun City Superbowl 2014
Aardklop Festival 2014 (FNB stage and Main Stage - whole week)
Valentine's @ Dros Ruimsig 2014
Car Of The Year 2014 (Centurion) Back up Band for Lisa (artist)
Dozi's Back To The Roots and Dozi's backup band (iMJ)
Sound Engineer for Dilana SA Tour 2014
Sound Engineer for Beeskraal and Stadboer (Purple Cow Event)
Sound Engineer for The December Streets.
Pick n Pay Women's Walk - Germiston, Kimberley, Bloemfontien 2014 and 2015.
Cradle Flea Grand Openning - 2014
Other Venues worth mentioning:
O'hagan's Rock Cottage
Hogshead Rock Cottage
Arlechinos Country Kitchen
Sunset On Doreen
Chef & the Fatman
The Milk bar