Monctonian singer-songwriter Eldon Thiele began singing onstage at the tender
age of 3, and began studying piano at age 5 under the watchful guidance of his music teacher father John Betts. He later attended the prestigious Notre Dame DíAcadie music school, going on to win numerous 1st place awards at The Greater Moncton Music Festival.
Much of Thieleís childhood was spent touring with his familyís singing group The
Betts Family. At age 18, Thiele conceived his one-man band ZWERG, which has
released 4 CDs to-date, as well as a music video which aired on MuchMoreMusic. His
first two releases, Sepsis & To Myopic Mutts, were featured extensively on national
radio shows Radiosonic & Brave New Waves, and were well-received by college
ZWERG has collaborated with the likes of John Mullane (In-Flight Safety), Rick
White (Ericís Trip/Elevator), Tim Isaac (Isaac & Blewett), Alex Madsen (The
Divorcees), Danny & Mike Bourgeois, Robin Anne Ettles (Mel Keith & The
Strombachs, Sol) and Stacy Ricker (Sol); he has shared the stage with such musical
luminaries as Jessica Rhaye, Matt Mays and El Torpedo, and Wintersleep.
Thiele has played numerous acclaimed music festivals such as Pop Montreal, The
East Coast Music Awards, and Music New Brunswick Week, and is presently recording
a Maritime folk-influenced album at his home studio. The piano driven indie-pop of
his current release, the Package Up My Soul EP, is a departure from the electronica of
his previous album, iNTo tHe 4tH diMeNSiOn.