Profile: Beatenberg


BeatenbergBeatenberg is a fresh new face in pop music from South Africa. Or rather, three faces, handsome and young and intelligent. The faces are of Matthew Field (lead voclas and guitar), Ross Dorkin (bass) and Robin Brink (drums).

Despite being in love with and schooled in ‘serious music’ like Beethoven, Debussy and John Coltrane, (Ross and Matthew studied music together at the University of Cape Town) Beatenberg is adamant that they are heard as ‘pop music’, which they believe is actually quite serious too.

Songwriter Matthew says: ‘It’s about emotions, images and fleeting senses of things: the mad stuff that everyone feels and almost understands.’


  • Farm Photos (2009)
  • The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg (2014)
  • “Pluto” Music Video
  • “Rafael” Music Video

Awards: Nominated: MTV Africa ‘Song of the year’ 2014 for DJ Clock ft. Beatenberg – “Pluto (Remember You)”

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