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Franco Schoeman

 

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Franco Schoeman is a performing artist, composer and arranger. He is currently finishing his MMus at The University of Witwatersrand. His Btech in performing arts at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) was completed in 2013 under scholarship from SAMRO (South African Music Registration Organisation). His musical interest began at the age of 4, with piano studies until he later focussed on electrical bass. Since then he has expanded his musical talents to include, vocal works, upright bass, keyboard, bassoon and various arrangements for original compositions.

Having started his musical career in high school, he has been awarded the best bass guitarist in battle of the bands ( Crawford, Woodhill, Squarewave, Rockspider X 2) and many more between 2005 and 2011. He is currently a prominent bass guitarist in the rock, pop and jazz industry of SA. He is a founding member of ISO (former Isochronous) and has contributed compositional works for the bands discography. In 2010 he performed with ISO throughout Germany for over 100 000 people. Thereafter the project BARK imerged from collaborrating with his highschool friends Emile and Jaen Swiegers. He has also performed as a solo artist in collaboration with; Paul Hanmer, Kevin Davidson, Tumi Molokane, Zaki Ibrahim, Lindiwe Suttle, Vuma Levin, Gerben Grooten, Daniel Msiza, Emille Swiegers, Mel Botes, Abraham Mennen, Peach van Pletzen and many more industry recognized musicians.