Von Bieker plays bowtie rock and folk to haunt your heart.
His songs juxtapose hope with despair. Past with present. Love with fear. Faith with doubt. Gentle folk crooning with a raw and honest howl.
In Von Bieker’s soundscape, the earnest retro charm of a bowtie meets the world-worn grit of rock and roll. Retro guitar twang channels resonant writing through a voice often pushed until it cracks into free-fall falsetto.
Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Von Bieker draws on influences ranging from Canada’s Bahamas, Bruce Cockburn and Leonard Cohen to Glen Hansard, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sufjan Stevens and Radiohead.
His live three-piece band – the Small Tones – features Mark Scholtz on drums and Tim LaRiviere on bass.