Born the eldest of three children in Stellenbosch, South Africa, he went on to study law at Stellenbosch University. After winning the Idols competition in June 2002, he discontinued his studies to devote time to a music career.
He was nominated for two South African Music Awards, including best single for Once In A Lifetime and best pop album for One Step Closer.
His second album, Come Alive, was released via BMG, and features more ballads and rhythmic songs. It includes the singles Can't Lose With You and Thank You, as well as I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing. Also included are songs written by himself; Drowning Me is a track co-written by him.
In 2006, Heinz returned to the recording studio. He has just finished recording his third studio album titled Moment of Truth and is due for release in September, 2006. The album contains twelve songs:
1. Another Day
3. Got Me Believing
4. Love's Supposed To Be
5. Runaway Lover
6. Don't Know What I'm Feeling
7. Get Away
8. Love Will Breathe
9. Back Together
10. Do You Feel The Same
11. Moment Of Truth
12. I Do
He is now set to perform as Roger Davis on the Touring Producion of Rent, Jonathan Larson's hit musical, for the 2007-2008 season (check www.siteforrent.com for more details).
Love's Supposed To Be
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