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VAN COKE KARTEL Calls it a Night - The Final Tour

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Jedd Kossew, Jason Oosthuizen, Francois van Coke, Wynand Myburgh
Photo by Craig Kolesky

After a brutal decade of rock ‘n roll, 5 full-length albums, various drummer line-up changes, numerous prestigious awards, international tours to places like Taiwan and Europe, opening for monster international acts like Metallica, Van Coke Kartel has decided that it is time to call it quits.

‘’Van Coke Kartel has been a crazy ride.  It was the main focus for Francois van Coke and myself for many years. A lot of work went into the project and we definitely learned a lot from it. It is sad to think that it is all coming to an end, but I’m excited to take the circus on the road for one last time!’’ Wynand Myburgh

The band has not played a live show in 16 months. Rather than just fade away, they will be going out with a bang on their final tour in July 2017.

For the finale, the Kartel will be reuniting with ex-drummer Jason Oosthuizen to complete the line-up that they were known for the longest in their 10-year existence.

‘’The band had many different drummers over the years. A total of 5 to be exact. We felt that the time that Jason was with us, it was our ‘golden years’. In that period we were extremely active and on an all-time high. It just felt natural to end the project with him on drums.’’ Jedd Kossew

When Fokofpolisiekar went on a hiatus in 2007, Francois van Coke and Wynand Myburgh took this opportunity to start Van Coke Kartel. Jedd Kossew later became a full-time member and this addition catapulted Van Coke Kartel’s live performances into another dimension.

‘’When Wynand and I started the project in 2007, we had never been in a band where we were the main song writers. It took a lot of hard work to create those first records. I think we got our confidence from the fact that we knew that when we hit the stage, we will make up for whatever we lacked in the songwriting. When Jedd joined he took us to a new level and he immediately contributed a lot to the writing process. He still does so today with my solo stuff.’’ Francois van Coke

Van Coke Kartel’s energetic, no-nonsense rock ‘n roll show is celebrated as a high-energy spectacular.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see them live for the last time ever.

The music lives on…

Van Coke Kartel has a very strong following on the music streaming platform Spotify, with over 16 000 monthly listeners.

All 6 of the Van Coke Kartel releases are available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play Store, Google Play Music and Deezer.


Jägermeister presents: ‘THE FINAL TOUR’

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Date: 14 July 2017
Venue: Arcade Empire, Pretoria
Address: 256 The Highway Street, Equestria
Contact: Rudolf 082 449 5144
Performance time: 23h00
Ticket price: R60 Early Bird (limited) + R80 pre-sale & R100 @ door
Purchasing tickets: http://bit.ly/2phxlZH
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Date: 15 July 2016
Venue: Rumours Rock City, Cresta
Address: Cnr Weltevreden Road & Valley Lane, Cresta
Contact person: Fred - 079 825 7995
Performance time: 23h00
Ticket price: R60 Early Bird (limited) + R80 pre-sale & R100 @ door
Purchasing tickets: https://goo.gl/vCOEuD
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Date: 16 July 2016
Venue: Atterbury Teater
Address: Lynwood Bridge Centre, Lynwood Road, Pretoria
Contact: Paulette 012 471 1702
Performance time: 18h00
Ticket price: R150 - http://bit.ly/2phmu3Z
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Date: 17 July 2017
Venue: Mystic Boer, Potchefstroom
Address: 72 James Moroka Street
Contact: Eloise - 018 293 1773
Performance: 23h00
Ticket price: R60 @ the door
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Date: 26 July 2017
Venue: Aandklas, Stellenbosch
Address: 43 Bird Street, Stellenbosch
Contact: Marcus – 021 883 3545
Performance: 22h00
Ticket price: R60 @ the door
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Date: 28 July 2017
Venue: Mercury Live
Address: 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Contact: Tim Moolman - 0844447160
Performance time: 23h00
Ticket price R60 Early Bird (limited) + R80 pre-sale & R100 @ door
Purchasing tickets: https://goo.gl/2YlCSJ
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Follow Van Coke Kartel: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube


FRANCOIS VAN COKE Presents New Music Video: Die Wêreld is Mal (The World is Crazy)

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Photo by André Badenhorst from Black Frame Photography

In this insane world where there is only so much we can control, only love anchors, comforts and keeps us sane. 

'Die wêreld is mal' (The world is crazy) is a heartfelt ballad by FRANCOIS VAN COKE that underscores this sentiment.

Since the launch of his second solo album, 'Hierdie is die Lewe', there has been a lot of hype and positive feedback for this track. 'Die wêreld is mal', has been downloaded the most without being pushed as a single or marketed with a music video.

This song delivers hope and focusses on love in a time where it is easy to see only the negative.

“Junk status, the downgrade of our credit rating, Zuma clinging to power, Donald Trump is the president of the USA, people are killing each other in the name of religion, nuclear threats from North Korea... The world has gone crazy, but hopefully, the people close to us can keep us sane,” says Francois.

Francois, with the help of Converse, is very proud to present a music video as beautiful and as gripping as the song.

Watch 'Die wêreld is mal' below! 

 *Presented by Converse*

**Directed by Johannes Pieter Nel**


Excerpt from lyrics (translated from Afrikaans):

Die world is insane

Complex and vulnerable

People falling over each other

The world is insane

You are the exception

Because the world is insane.


Get 'Hierdie is die Lewe' on iTunes and Google Play and any good music store country-wide!

The 'Hierdie is die Lewe' vinyl is available from Musica stores and Permanent Record.

 Francois van Coke’s Gig Guide for April and May:

Date: 14 April 2017 (Lush Festival)

Address: R711, Clarens, South Africa

Gates open: 12h00

Ticket price: R495 – R1 195 lushfestival.com/clarens-2017/tickets/


Date: 15 April 2017 - Afrikaans Rock VOL 2

Line up: Francois Van Coke, Fokofpolisiekar, Jack Parow and others

Venue: Shimmy Beach Club

Address: 12 S Arm Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

Contact: Barry 082 850 6576

Performance time: tbc

Ticket price: http://bit.ly/2cEs9c4

General Access - R225
VIP - R325
Premier - R500

Date: 17 April 2017 (ParkLife Cape Town)

Venue: Green Point Cricket Oval

Address: Vlei Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051

Gates open: 10h00

Ticket price: R295 http://parklifefestival.co.za/cape/tickets/

Date: 28 April 2017

Venue: Newcastle Winter Festival

Address: Newcastle showgrounds, Corner of of Allen and Hardwich Streets

Contact: George - 083 397 6815

Doors open: 10am to 10pm

Ticket price: R70 adult and R40 children

Tickets available at the gates only. interfestival.co.za


Date: 29 April 2017 (Sonic Stadium Music Festival)

Line-up: Francois van Coke and more

Venue: Loftus Versfeld

Address: Kirkness Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

Contact: Johann 082 337 5813

Doors open: 16:00

Performance time: 23h00

Ticket price: R150, VIP R250

TicketPros - http://bit.ly/2oXes0k


Date: 3 May 2017 - Stellenberg International Food Festival

Venue: Hoërskool Stellenberg High School

Address: Mountain View Rd, Stellenberg, Cape Town

Contact: 021 919 1029

Doors open: 18h30 - 22h00

Performance: 19h30

Ticket price: R30 at the door


Date: 6 May 2017

Venue: Riebeek Cellars

Address: Pieter Cruythoff Ave, Kloof St, Riebeeck Kasteel,

Contact: 072 538 0016

Performance: 15h30

Ticket price: R80 - http://bit.ly/2n2rXLq

Date: 12 May 2017 - Dubai

Venue:  Emirates Golf Club

Address: Emirates Hills 2, Near Nakheel Metro - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Contact: Charl Chaka - 050 8717493

Doors open: 15h00

Performance: 20h00

Ticket price: 100AED

Date: 13 May 2017 - The Mexican Food & Tequila Festival

Venue: Royal Elephant Hotel, Centurion

Address: Bondev Park, Willem Botha St & Wierda Road, Eldo Meadows, Centurion

Contact:  Robert 072 020 6120

Performance: 16h00

Ticket price: R110 Presold and R160 On the day - http://bit.ly/2mwn2Cj


Date: 18 May 2017 

Venue: Blou Hond

Address: 5 Darlington Road Darlington Road, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria 

Contact: 012 348-8820

Performance time: 20h30

Ticket price: R230 show only / R330 buffet included - casatoscana.co.za/events-shows 

Date: 20 May 2017 (Rock In My Taal)

Line-up: Francois Van Coke, Die Heuwels Fantasties & more

Venue:  Big Top Arena, Carnival City Casino & Hotel

Address: Century Rd, Elsburg Rd, Brakpan, Boksburg, 1540

Contact: 011 898 7000

Ticket price: R250 – R350 http://bit.ly/2pkWeCv 

Date: 19 May 2017

Venue: Aandklas

Address: 494 Hilda Street, Pretoria

Contact: 012 362 3712

Performance: 23h00

Ticket price: R80 per person

Date: 27 May 2017 (Jacaranda Day)

Line-up: Francois Van Coke and more

Venue: Voortrekker Monument

Address: Eeufees Road, Pretoria

Contact: Michelle Fourie - 084 504 3896

Doors open: 12:00

Ticket price: R150 per adult and R75 for kids under 12.

Purchasing tickets: http://bit.ly/2nZdjli 

Follow Francois Van Coke: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Youth Day Festivities: Liefde By Die Dam - 16 June 2016

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On 16 June, Jozi’s spectacular Emmarentia Dam will celebrate South Africa’s youth with a beautiful day of music at the dam. This full-day family event, a JacarandaFM music experience, welcomes music lovers of all ages. Named after Valiant Swart’s chart-topping hit of the same name, Liefde By Die Dam is a showcase for the best in local talent. Join the groundbreaking group Die Heuwels Fantasties, revered for their unique music and their energetic live performances, on Youth Day. Joining Die Heuwels on the mainstage is a showcase for the best in local talent.

Join the groundbreaking group Die Heuwels Fantasties, revered for their unique music and their energetic live performances, on Youth Day. Joining Die Heuwels on the mainstage is the iconic front man of legendary South African rock bands Fokofolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel, Francois van Coke who released his #1 self-titled debut album in 2015. Whilst lazing under the leafy trees of Emmarentia, Theuns Jordaan who is without a doubt one of the biggest voices Afrikaans with personal sales of more than 1.4 million, will serenade you. Adding to this stellar line-up is the man behind the name, Valiant Swart taking audiences on a journey with his Blues guitar and harmonica. To round off this unbelievable day of entertainment are 7 SAMA nominee all-girl group Blackbyrd, up and coming star Brendan Peyper and Jozi favourite Majozi, who will bring you brand new songs from his newly released debut album.

For your day out at the dam, there will be a delicious range of South Africa’s best artisan food traders. You can also bring your own picnic and spread your blanket out for the perfect celebration of youth and music.

Date: 16 June 2016 Time: 10AM - 5PM
Venue: Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg
Tickets: R160 Online / R460
VIP Purchase Online: liefdebydiedam

Link: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram #LiefdeByDieDam

FRANCOIS VAN COKE is Playing it Forward - I Love You All the Time (& other news)

*News about the Play It Forward campaign, Toe Vind Ek Jou Live DVD out soon & Relate bracelets for Vrede Foundation fundraising.*

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Photographer: Hayden Phipps

Play It Forward

After the atrocious attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, The Eagles of Death Metal issued a challenge to other musicians to cover their song I Love You All The Time.

“For every cover sold, we pledge to donate 100% of the publishing income to The Sweet Stuff Foundation. We ask that you also donate the money generated from sales of the song to the charity.” - apple.co/1nQz2v1

Because Francois believes unifying and healing power of music, he felt moved by this plea to help raise funds for the victims of the Paris attacks and followed suit.

“I felt that I wanted to be a part of the Play It Forward campaign because I was touched by the attacks at the Eagles of Death Metal show.  I also feel a bit of a connection with the band because we played with them when they were in South Africa.

I am a huge fan of the band and I Love You All the Time was my favourite song on their new album.  It was an honour to record this song.”

Francois’ stripped down and pure version of I Love You All the Time was recorded with Theo Crous at Bellville Studios.  Jedd Kossew played guitar on the track.

He translated the French part of the original version into Afrikaans: “I translated the French part to Afrikaans to make it more my own, plus my French pronunciation would’ve been bad.”

Francois’ version of I Love You All the Time can be purchased from iTunes: apple.co/1nQz2v1

Listen to Eagles of Death Metal’s original version below! 

Watch: The Eagles of Death Metal discuss the Paris terror attacks

Toe Vind Ek Jou Live DVD – available from 8 February

Great news!  Francois van Coke and Karen Zoid’s super fantastic live DVD, Toe Vind Ek Jou, will hit the stores on the 8th of February 2016. 

The show could only be seen on BoxOffice for a period at the end of 2015, but the demand was so huge that DVDs had to be manufactured and made available for fans to purchase.

This collector’s item is packed with beautiful rock ‘n roll moments shared between two of South African rock’s greatest.  The popular Toe Vind Ek Jou live shows are regularly sold out, so this DVD serves as the perfect keepsake and gift for fans.

Relate Bracelets: Francois raises funds for the Vrede Foundation

The Vrede Foundation – founded by Herman Pretorius, who lost his battle with cancer eight days before his 30th birthday in 2009 – is dedicated to raising awareness, early detection, as well as funds for young South Africans with cancer.

South African rock legend and Pretorius’ close friend, Francois Van Coke has partnered with Relate Bracelets to sell a bespoke Relate bracelet to raise funds for the Vrede Foundation.

On his involvement with the Vrede Foundation, Van Coke says: “Herman and I have a long history. From playing in bands together in high school in the 90s to being part of the rise of the Bellville rock scene in the 2000s, he was truly my blood brother. His death was a blow not only to those of us who knew him and the South African rock scene, but also to the people he was reaching through the Vrede Foundation. Partnering with Relate on this bracelet is the least I can do to honour him, his legacy, and the message he was trying to deliver.”

The Francois van Coke Relate Bracelet, retailing at R50, will be launched on 18 February in Cape Town (Fire & Ice Cape Town) & 23 February in Pretoria (Fire & Ice Menlyn), when Van Coke performs a FREE acoustic show.

The bracelets will also be on sale at all of Francois’ 2016 shows and concerts.



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Jedd Kossew, Richard Onraet, Francois van Coke, Sheldon Yoko, Rudolph Willemse
Photo by Vetman Design & Photography (Photo available on request.)

January 2016:

Date: 28th January 2016
Line-up: Francois Van Coke & Karen Zoid at Potch RAG
Venue: Puk Jool Plaas, Fanie Du Toit Sports Terrein
Address: High Performance Institute of Sport, c/o Thabo Mbeki Drive & Meyer Street, Potchefstroom
Ticket price: R100
Tickets: At the door or at Jool Offices on PUK Campus

Date: 29th January 2016
Venue: RAD Experience
Address: c/o Lenchen & South Street, Centurion
Doors open: 19h00
Performance time: 23h00

Date: 30th January 2016
Line up: Francois Van Coke at UFS Jool
Venue: Old Grey Sports Club
Address: 1 Park Road, Bloemfontein
Doors open: 16h00
Ticket price: R100 / R50 students and kids under 12 

Date: 31th January 2016
Line up: Francois Van Coke
Venue: Park Off
Address: Jan Marais Nature Reserve, Stellenbosch
Doors open: 14h00
Performance time: 18h00
Ticket price: R85/R100
Tickets: quicket.co.za

February 2016:

Date: 6th February 2016
Line up: Francois Van Coke & Karen Zoid
Venue: Paul Cluver
Tickets: computicket.co.za

Date: 20th February 2016
Line up: Francois Van Coke & Karen Zoid at Rock Run Windhoek
Venue: United Trustco Sport Grounds Olympia
Performance time: 21h00
Tickets: Pick ‘n Pay Stores Namibia / Windhoek Gymnasium / staytoday.com

Date: 25th February 2016
Venue: Good Luck Bar
Address: 1 Fox Road, Johannesburg
Contact: Nicol van der Bergh
Ticket price: R60 pre sale (online) R80 at the door

Date: 26th February 2016
Venue: Trademarx, Pretoria
Address: Cnr Lynnwood Road & Kirkness Road, Pretoria
Contact: Conrad Cronje
Doors open: 18h00
Performance time: 21h00
Ticket price: R100
Tickets: At the door

Date: 27th February 2016
Venue: Annibrandfees
Address: Uitenhage
Contact: Corne Oosthuizen
Performance time:  22h00
Ticket price: R40 – skooliere / R80 adults / R200 golden circle
Tickets: annibrandfees.co.za

Date: 28th February 2016
Venue: Atterbury Theatre
Address: Lynwood Bridge Centre, Lynwood Road, Pretoria
Doors open: 17h00
Performance time:  18h00
Ticket price: R150
Tickets: online.computicket.com

NEONLIG music video:

On the 10th of December, kykNET released the music video for Neonlig featuring Die Heuwels Fantasties. Francois describes this song as a “sombre grunge pop”.  Check it out in case you haven’t seen it.


Get your hands on limited edition 12” FRANCOIS VAN COKE vinyl.  Only 500 were printed and they are selling out fast.  Get this collector’s item at permanentrecord.co.za.

Follow Francois Van Coke: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iTunes

Francois van Coke & Karen Zoid at Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch is well known for its great line up of artists and when I was invited to listen to the Francois van Coke & Karen Zoid gig, I must admit I was slightly unsure. Being a skeptical non-Afrikaans speaking British person I didn’t think it would be "my scene". Well let’s just say I was completely wrong…

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Photos by Antonet Visser

This review is about Francois van Coke, who completely changed my view on Afrikaans music and is in my opinion one of the best Afrikaans male artists and entertainer.

As soon as Francois van Coke entered the stage, I thought…”Ok, let’s see what this guy has to offer” and he wasn’t going to disappoint!

fvc karen zoid kirstenbosch 17 Jan 2016 antonet visser kim aitkin1Even though I couldn’t always understand what he was saying (purely based on my lack of Afrikaans) I could still feel and hear every word of desperation, every honest & raw moment that he must have experienced when he wrote the lyrics and music. He was taking us all on a journey through HIS personal experience and I was more than happy to be his passenger…

I knew this man standing in front of me was a true showman. The audience captivated by every microphone swing (his trademark it seemed), head bang, shear passion with every word he sang, but what mostly caught my attention was his sincere gratitude and politeness. This guy had no personal agenda or ego, he wanted to give you the best show possible.

The collaboration between Francois van Coke & Karen Zoid seemed to be the highlight among the audience and I could see why. They both looked like they had been best of friends for years and it truly showed in the couple of duets they did together.

I must say, it takes something or someone very special to capture my attention for a long period of time without there being any lulls of boredom or moments of mediocrity, but this guy nailed it on the head and I could have carried on watching him all night long!

As soon as I got home, the day was not even over and I was already searching for his next live show date.

I look forward to seeing more of what this man has to offer in the future!

Follow Kim Atkin Here: Wordpress | Facebook | Twitter

VAN COKE KARTEL: Energie Music Video To Go Live

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Top: Francois van Coke, Dylan Hunt
Bottom: Wynand Myburgh, Jedd Kossew
Photo by Hayden Phipps

VAN COKE KARTEL jump-started the Johannes Kerkorrel & Die Gereformeerde Blues Band’s iconic song, Energie on their cover EP with the same name. 

Jukebox on kykNET NOU! will premiere this high voltage performance music video on DSTV 146 this Saturday evening, 19th December. Tune in from 19h30. 

After this launch the video will go live on Van Coke Kartel’s YouTube Channel.


Van Coke Kartel talks about Energie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GQpnnxahWw

Covering this song is quite personal for Van Coke Kartel. Francois van Coke says that Johannes Kerkorrel and Koos Kombuis’ music was the only Afrikaans music they listened to growing up and the only thing they felt they identified with. Back in the day, Wynand used to be the sound engineer at some of Kerkorrel’s theatre shows.

Van Coke Kartel’s version of 'Energie' can only be found on iTunes and on the vinyl editionavailable from Permanent Record.

Van Coke Kartel’s last show of 2015:

Date: 18 December 2015
Line up: Van Coke Kartel
Venue: The Barn Mossel Bay
Address: Rietvalley farm, R327, Herbertsdale rd Mossel Bay
Contact: 044 698 1022
Doors open: 19:00 | Performance time: 20:00
Ticket price: R140 -  http://bit.ly/1Jn5JF9

FRANCOIS VAN COKE: Best Afrikaans Album of 2015 on iTunes and Apple Music & New Video

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Photographer: Hayden Phipps.

As professed, 2015 did turn out to be Francois van Coke’s year. The success of his self-titled debut album and his break-out hit with Karen Zoid, Toe Vind Ek Jou, has been widely publicized. 

Francois exits this year on a high note as Apple Music and iTunes have announced his solo album as Best Afrikaans Album of 2015. In August Toe Vind Ek Jou reached Platinum Status digitally, in excess of 20 000 downloads on iTunes alone.

Get FRANCOIS VAN COKE’s award winning album here: itunes.apple.com

NEONLIG music video… out now!

On the 10th of December, kykNET released the music video for Neonlig featuring Die Heuwels Fantasties. Francois describes this song as a “somber grunge pop”.

Watch Neonlig below! 


Raise the bar in classy Christmas gift giving with Francois van Coke’s limited edition 12” vinyl.  Only 500 were printed.  Get this collector’s item at permanentrecord.co.za.

Francois van Coke thanks you for your amazing support in 2015 and wishes you a wonderful festive season and safe travels.

Francois’ shows in December:

Date: 19 December
Venue: Club Mykonos Resort, Langebaan
Tickets: R100pp per day (Adult), R50pp per day(Child under 14), R300pp per day(VIP Pass)
Contact: Club Mykonos Langebaan - 0227077000
TICKETS: webtickets.co.za
Facebook: facebook.com/events/

26 December - Mentorskraal, Jeffrey’s Bay
Address: Mentorskraal Estate
Time: 19h00
Tickets: mentorskraal.co.za
Facebook: facebook.com

27 December - Zanzibar, Knysna 
Address: Melville Centre, Main Road, 6571 Knysna, Western Cape
Time: 20h00
Performance Time: 10pm
Tickets Entrance: R60 (only at the door)​
Facebook: facebook.com

28 December - Bush Lapa, Herold’s Bay 
Address: Bush Lapa @ Herolds Bay Eco Resort, Oubaai Road, George
Performance Time: 21h00
Gates open: 18h00
Tickets: R100
​Facebook: facebook.com

31 December - Diaz NYE Party, Mossel Bay 
Address: Beach Boulevard East, Mossel Bay, Western Cape
Performance Time: 19h00
General tickets @ R105 and Private (VIP) Bar tickets @ R300. Visit cocreate.nutickets.co.za
​Facebook: ​facebook.com

NEW Single By THE VANILLA To Be Released Soon

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Photo By: Nadine Aucamp

The next single to be released soon by THE VANILLA is both as euphonious in flavourful sound and rhythms as this 4-piece feel-good pop band’s name. Band members, Tyan Odendal (guitar and lead vocals), Jaen-Pierre Dowling (bass), Francois Keyser (drums) and Barthlo Visagie (lead guitar and synth), are planning to serve up the ultimate summer ballad with their next highly anticipated single, Little Thoughts.

Their latest track doesn’t disappoint and is jam-packed with galvanizing synth and catchy guitar riffs that will light up a crowd at any sunset soirée this summer. The single was inspired by the unpredictable ways of an all too familiar human emotion, love. Composers, Tyan Odendal and Dolf Willemse describes the narrative of the lyrics as, “the story of a younger girl cheating on her boyfriend with a much older guy. She falls madly in love with her new Romeo, but he has no intentions of sticking around.” Summing up that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side - a phenomenon that they feel a couple of guys their age has either personally gone through and can relate to.

THE VANILLA are planning to bring this next single out with a bang next week with a digital release on Soundcloud and Band Camp. Fans can stay updated on The Vanilla’s social pages.

The funkadelic foursome have enjoyed a notably quick, but steady climb in the local music industry to become one of the best new acts in SA since their debut in March this year. They have performed at some of the most prestigious venues in Cape Town, played with various big-name artists and secured great performance slots at 3 music festivals (OppiKoppi, Up The Creek & River Republic).

This coming Friday, fans can catch The Vanilla performing at The Assembly with FRANCOIS VAN COKE and DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES. facebook.com

Make sure you stay tuned to get a taste of The Vanilla’s latest single 'Little Thoughts' to be released soon. It’s sure to be worth the wait.

Follow The Vanilla: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SoundCloud | YouTube | Band Camp

Francois van Coke + Die Heuwels Fantasties at The Assembly = Double The Fun!

King of Afrikaans rock, FRANCOIS VAN COKE and kings of Afrikaans electronic pop, DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES will deliver a powerful double bill at The Assembly on 4th of December like no other. 

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Kick off the festive season with double the fun!

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4 December - The Assembly, Cape Town 
Address: 61 Harrington Street
​Time: 21h00​
​Early Bird: R100 from (Webtickets)
Normal Tickets: R150
Facebook Event Page: facebook.com

Photo Credit: Francoic van Coke - by Mr Hayden Phipps | Die Heuwels Fantasties - by Jaco S Venter

In The Spotlight - FRANCOIS VAN COKE In The Spotlight


The SA Artist Spotlight is a celebration of South African arts and aims to recognise the incredible talent we have in this country!

In this episode the spotlight is on a remarkable artist whose album and first single reached No.1 on the 947/KFM CocaColaTop40SA charts on its first day of release. He is also the first Afrikaans artist to appear on the show. His colab track with the queen of Afrikaans rock, Karen Zoid quickly reached Platinum status on iTunes and their music video for 'Toe Vind Ek Jou has' been watched by over a million viewers on YouTube. 

It was a great privilege to get to know this local music legend and to introduce him to The SA Artist Spotlight viewers. 

Francois van Coke – Afrikaans rock pioneer and the start of a music scene revolution, shares with Nick Darke the nature of launching his solo career, the incredible success it brought, what beer has to do with it and much more!

Here are the links to all the parts of the episodes:
Behoort Aan Niemand Nie
Waar Daar ‘n Wil Is
Music Quiz

Interview Part 1

Interview Part 2

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The show is produced by RockOn Entertainment, who are fully focused on making music happen!

Special thanks to Marlon Du Plooy on the camera work!

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