Being musical runs in the family, something exemplified by Cyber's grandfather, Gordon Tennant (24/04/1931 – 07/04/1994), who played a variety of percussion and wind instruments as an infant and into adulthood, a large chunk of which he spent playing in a jazz band that toured England and South Africa repeatedly.
Cyber was born in Johannesburg to an English father and a South African mother and remained in that country until age six. It was at that age that his father took him to live in the little town of Maidstone, Kent, leaving his mother and half his family in South Africa. He went to school in the UK and it was there that he first encountered hip hop and street culture, including skateboarding and graffiti – both of which he mastered at an early age.
By the age of twelve the musical genes began to show through as Cyber started to experiment with sounds and write lyrics – mostly in the style and genre of rap music. Around the time of his fifteenth birthday, he was introduced to vocal percussion (also known as beatboxing) and barely a year later he had become an accomplished performer in the discipline.
After finishing school, Cyber performed in the UK and Europe for several years, touring as far afield as Ireland, France and Portugal. In 2007 he decided to return to his roots (and the other half of his family) in South Africa and to develop his art in new directions. He has continued to tour and in the almost five years back in his native land, he has toured to Australia, Ghana, Seychelles and Zimbabwe.
In a career spanning just eight years Cyber has entertained audiences all around the world and has performed at almost 900 shows. He continues to inspire and be inspired by other artists of the beatbox discipline, locally and internationally. He continues to perform and conceptualise new shows in both the corporate and commercial worlds.