Michael de Jager
Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
The East Coast of Africa is where I grew up, spent my days surfing Durban's golden mile beach breaks, and at night I rocked with my band on the Live Music circuit in South Africa.
Arrived in England in 2001, dressed in shorts & slops with my suitcase & a guitar...nearly froze to death. Spent the next few years playing the men's clubs & doing pub gigs in the Black Country...met a few guys, toured with Al Atkins (Judas Priest), Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden) and my band the V- Rats.
Launched Guitarist TV with Joe Satriani in 2006, met & worked with loads of great guitarists in the years that followed. Joe bonamassa, Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, Johnny A, Greg Howe, Simon Lees, Brian Tatler, Dave Edwards and my best mate, Dennis Stratton have all been a huge inspiration.
Started Durban Rock Radio and formed a cool band called The Core in 2013. We are recording our debut album right now at M2 (Madhat) Studios whenever funds allow.
Business Solutions, more specifically, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) consulting/developing & support is my field of expertise - fondley known by my mates as Microsoft's most rock n roll Certified Professional in the business. The products I work with include Microsoft Dynamics NAV & SAGE 2001 and CRM for both.