Reini Adelbert was born in 1951 in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany. He was raised in Africa, and has worked as a lawyer and corporate soldier in various international locations while at the same time playing out his passion as singer and song writer. From his earliest years, he has loved the Cape of Storms and now fittingly lives in Simons Town. He is founder of False Bay Folk, and is a regular performer; he has recorded two albums, Leave Your Light On and Memories of Rain. His anthology of lyrics and biographic anecdotes, History Washes Away, was self-published in 2016. Recurring subjects in his writing are water, space (as in the Karoo), travel, equity and human fragility. Contributing author to the Life Righting Collective’s This is how it is anthology.