Kerri was privileged enough to be born and raised in the picturesque Adelaide Hills- a place neatly tucked away on the largest island in the world, Australia.
Overbeeke is a Dutch name pronounced “over-baker” and means “over the little creek”. Two things are ironic about this becoming Kerri's married name. Firstly the property she grew up on has a small creek running through it and secondly she's not much of a baker!
Perhaps she could have been a baker- given a little instruction but her Mother banded her from the kitchen at a young age after a couple of unsupervised experiments went horribly wrong. So Kerri threw in her baking mittens and found creative outlets in drama, art, writing poetry and especially through music. Kerri approached music in much the same way that she did baking, only this time her improvised, self-taught creations were actually turning out to be pleasing and easy to digest.
Picking up the guitar for the first time when she was 16, Kerri learned to play only a couple of chords. It was enough for her to create something of her own and so began her relationship with song writing. This relationship grew quickly as Kerri found a place amongst the plucking of guitar strings where she could meet with her heart to confess, confide and let it all out.
When Kerri finished school and left home to volunteer with a christian missions organisation known as Youth With A Mission, her song writing started to take on a different form. The conversations she was having with her heart began to centre more around the needs of others.
Having had her eyes opened to the physical and spiritual poverty of many communities around the world, Kerri is passionate about making these needs known to others in the hope that they too would feel compelled to make a difference. Kerri has recently had opportunities to take her passion to the stage through song as a number of ministries and organisations have invited her to perform at awareness and fund-raising events.
'Sending a message', the title track of her new album is a reflection of Kerri's desire to advocate as she cries out on behalf of those less fortunate - “can you help me?” Other upbeat tracks such as 'Better day' encourage listeners that there is a better day on the horizon. Kerri's ability to lay her soul bare through vulnerable and honest lyrics draw her listeners in to examine their own hearts while making a connection with her own.