Durban is rich with dynamic, young recording artists, and Tresor is one of its gems.
Orphaned in the DRC, he grew up with music as his first language, made his way here in search of an audience. This year he was the opening act for Seal. His name means ‘treasure’ in French and on the SA music scene, he’s become an invaluable songwriter for the likes of Zahara, collaborated with Beatenberg and last year launched his debut album VII.
After finishing high school, Tresor headed for Durban to pursue a professional career. He had to learn English fast, made ends meet as a car guard by day and security guard by night whilst trying to break into the music scene. As a performer, within a year or two he was playing alongside Lira, Freshly Ground and Jesse Clegg.
He also began winning song-writing challenges. With Tresor’s album distributed across six continents and him having played to festival audiences sixty thousand strong, demands on his time are great.