Rian started singing at the tender age of 5 years old when his mom discovered that her son had a gift. Knowing she didn’t have the money to pay for vocal coaches, she put in extra hours at work to send her son for vocal training to improve his gift.
Growing up Rian set out to discover and challenge his voice, and with the help of his vocal coaches and music teachers, he did just that. They started entering Rian for singing competitions and art festivals where he received numerous gold awards for his solo and duet performances and even won a few competitions.
In his high school years Rian’s music teacher pushed him to new heights, seeing the potential in him, she helped him discover the colour in his voice and developed and enhanced his rich vocal range. It was also this time that he challenged himself again, this time by writing his own music.
In 2012 he recorded his first single called Heimwee that received great feedback from the residence in and around the Eastern Cape. Heimwee is still going strong and still one of the favourites among listeners of Radio stations in the Eastern Cape.
In 2015 Rian decided to give radio a go, and became one of the new radio presenters of the Afrikaans radio station of the Eastern Cape, Luister!FM 90.6. Rian hosted the Drive show weekdays 15:00 – 18:00, a Monday night show 18:00 – 21:00, the Top 30 on Saturdays 09:00 – 12:00 and a Country Show Sundays 12:00 – 15:00. In 2016 he was awarded presenter of the year (Public choice) at the Luister!FM awards.
In 2020 Rian sadly left the radio station after almost 5 years on air to focus on his singing and medical career as a qualified Pharmacist assistant.
Rian also appeared on tv a few times. In 2018 he was chosen as one of the Top 24 in the VIA (DStv channel 147) and Coleske Arstists Die Kontrak. In 2020 he was chosen as one of the Top 48 contestants (Out of 8000 entries) in the popular tv program “Maak my Famous” hosted by Emo Adams on kykNET (DStv channel 144).