About Wiam Otto

Music for music-lovers:

The music at your occasion says a lot about who you are.

If you can't imagine the usual background music working for your event, local artist Wiam Otto's honest, acoustic talent might be just what you are looking for.

Wiam has performed at hundreds of shows, functions and weddings, and at some of Southern Africa's top festivals, including KKNK, Aardklop, Strab (Mozambique) and White Mountain Folk Festival. 

His sound:

Wiam's guitar style is deeply influenced by the acoustic roots music tradition from the Appalachian Mountains region the Southern states of America, called ‘Bluegrass flatpicking'. This is a virtuosic and energetic style will bring authenticity and charm as few other style can. Wiam plays these traditional acoustic country songs and instrumental numbers which are reminiscent of the fiddle style songs (fiddle tunes) of old time barn dances.

Wiam also covers popular and modern artists such as:

  • Johnny Cash
  • Bob Dylan
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Phillip Phillips
  • Mumford and sons
  • George Ezra
  • Lumineers
  • and more.

This is not your typical performer.

Wiam's music will bring character, atmosphere and genuine skill to your event.

Ensemble play:

Wiam can pair up with an upright bass, banjo, violin and a mandolin which not only looks awesome; it offers the feeling of having an old-school concert performance, intimate and engaging.

Wiam can pair up as a Duo, trio or full band for any occasion.

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