Berry hosts concert

Berry has performed at various festivals and events since winning Idols SA in 2021. PICTURE: AMP Photography

Former Idols SA winner, singer and songwriter Berenike Trytsman, better known as Berry, will host a special Heritage Month concert on Saturday September 9 at The Wave Theatre Cafe, 44 Long Street, Cape Town city centre, at 8pm.

Born into a musical family with both her parents being former professional opera singers, Berry, a Bothasig resident, won her first music competition at the age of 14.

She says her latest song, Never Say Die, is based on her experience of being away from her family for four months while at Idols.

“It was one of the hardest times in my life. It’s an anthem to never give up no matter how hard this time in your life is,” she said.

The song was produced by Music Blimp Productions, the music studio owned by her husband, Renier Trytsman.

“He knows me better than I know myself, and he wrote the song. He’s also my drummer. My input came along when I had to help select the lyrics I wanted in the song and with his beautiful music I was able to add the vocal direction I wanted for the song,” she said.

The singer says she is working to bring even more music before the end of 2023, hinting at both an album and a tour.

“This show will be a journey of music from my past, present and future. It will showcase the genre and style that I enjoy singing and it will be the first time I can show my heart to my amazing followers. I cannot wait to be entertaining and put on an amazing show.”

Tickets cost R180. To book, contact Lloyd on 078 949 0773 or