“La-la-la-la-la-la, sing a happy song. La-la-la-la-la-la, Smurf the whole day long!” A song that generations of fans have come to love and with a little sprinkle of magic dust, South African audiences will soon be transported into the magical world of colourful mushroom houses and little blue people when THE SMURFS LIVE ON STAGE – SMURFS SAVE SPRING takes to the stage from the 13th to the 30th July 2017 at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.

Your favourite Smurfs characters including Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf and the adorable Smurfette will be coming to South Africa – for the first time ever – to transform the Wintery breeze into a colourful Spring (the Smurfs’ favourite time of the year).

The Smurfs are busy preparing for the much-anticipated annual Spring Parade but if Gargamel has his way, there won’t be a parade at all!  While the Smurfs are singing and dancing with excitement, the wicked Gargamel comes up with a plan to trick Mother Nature and bring an end to the festivities.

THE SMURFS LIVE ON STAGE is a magical adventure that will see the Smurfs battle Gargamel and save Mother Nature, showing the power of family and true team spirit.  Fans alike can get ready to cheer the Smurfs as they come to life on the grand stage with life-size mushroom-shaped forest houses, vibrant backdrops and wonderful sing-along music.

Created in 1958 by Pierre Culliford (fondly known as Peyo), the Smurfs have come to be one of the most loved cartoon characters around the world, especially after the launch of the animated cartoon series in 1980.  Spanning over three decades, the series was produced by Hanna Barbera and with 272 episodes (dubbed into 40 languages) under its belt, it has enjoyed top ratings in more than 100 countries.  Millions of Smurfs DVDs continue to be sold worldwide and recently a new milestone was achieved with the creation and release of the Smurfs 3D movies – the first in 2011, second in 2013 and most recently, the release of the 3D animated adventure-comedy, The Lost Village.

Which Smurf will be chosen as the leader of this year’s parade?  Will the Smurfs be able to save themselves?  Will they save Mother Nature?  Will they stop Gargamel from turning off Spring forever?

A ‘Smurftastic’ time awaits – don’t miss THE SMURFS LIVE ON STAGE – SMURFS SAVE SPRING in their 90-minute show at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg for a limited season from the 13th to the 30th July, 2017.

Tickets available from R150 per person. Bookings available through Computicket or the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297/1213 or visit http://www.emperorspalace.com.  The show times are 10h00, 14h00 and 18h00.  Emperors Palace is located at 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park.


Another great production proudly brought to you by Blu Blood (@BluBloodSA) and produced globally by MEI SLOS Pte Limited. Lic. I.M.P.S (Brussels).


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For Immediate Release: 11 May 2017!

Krotoa Small Poster


Local film, KROTOA, will only be released in South Africa in August, yet it has already managed to conquer the hearts of international film lovers and critics.  The film added to its growing list of accolades this past weekend by claiming its 8th award for the coveted title of Best Film at the Harlem International Film Festival held in New York.

KROTOA is just as remarkable and unforgettable as the historical heroin that this impressive film is based on.  It is a striking tale about a woman who was prepared to sacrifice everything to give birth to the great nation we all share today.  It not only has a powerful message, which anyone can relate to, but also promises to take moviegoers on an epic adventure back in time.

The film has also already received six official selections at international film festivals around the globe including the International Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture, World Film Awards, Artemis Women in Action Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival.

It is inspired by the historical fact that tells the story of a feisty, bright, young eleven-year old girl, who is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck (Armand Aucamp – ), her uncle’s trading partner. She is brought into the first Fort, established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652. There she grows into a visionary young woman, who assimilates the Dutch language and culture so well that she rises to become an influential interpreter for van Riebeeck, who became the first Governor of the Cape Colony. Krotoa (Crystal Donna Roberts – ) ends up being rejected by her own Khoi people and destroyed by the Dutch, when she tries to find the middle way between the two cultures.

The film, written by Kaye Ann Williams and Margaret Goldsmid, was created by a dynamic team of women, with acclaimed filmmaker Roberta Durrant as director and producer.  Roberta is the creator of various award-winning South African television series, including Ring of Lies, Home Affairs (nominated for two International Emmy Awards and as Best Drama at the Banff Film Festival), Montana, Izingane Zobaba, Sokhulu and Partners (nominated for an International Emmy Award and as Best Drama at the Africa Magic Awards), Shreds and Dreams, Saints and Sinners, Zbondiwe, Isikizi and Forced Love; as well as sitcoms like Sgudi Snaysi, Going Up, Madam and  Eve (won a Rose Award for Best comedy  at the Golden Rose Awards in Lucerne), SOS, Fishy Feshuns, Going Up Again, Mazinyo dot Q, and Stokvel. She is also responsible for the children’s film, Felix, which won seventeen international film awards, while other productions like Inside Out, Skilpoppe and Ingoma were also very well received. Ingoma won six SAFTA Awards in 2016.   She is also the producer of the new kykNET drama, Sara se Geheim.


“In comparison to men, very few women have been acknowledged for having an impact on South African history. During the struggle, women like Ruth First, Lillian Ngoyi, Bettie du Toit and Sophia Williams-du Bruyn stood their ground in the fight against the apartheid government. However, if we dig into South Africa’s rich history, we discover that there were other indigenous females – who contributed to the change and development of our great nation – even before the sisters who were involved in the struggle,” says Durrant.


“KROTOA (or Eva – a name given to her by the Dutch) is the tragic heroin of this movie. It is not only important to tell her story because of all her great achievements, but it is also necessary to highlight that she was caught between two ways of life and constantly forced to choose between these two cultures. Identity, a sense of belonging and reconciliation are strong, universal themes in this powerful tale. Especially because the identity of someone, who is in between two cultures, is very relevant in any multicultural society,” she adds.

Jacques Bessenger, Doen Lotz, Marcel van Heerden, Roeline Daneel, Brendon Daniels and Ernest St Clair also star in this critically acclaimed film.

KROTOA was produced by the SAFTA award-winning film company, Penguin Films, in association with kykNET, the NFVF and the DTI.  The film will be released on the 4th of August 2017 (Women’s Month) and is the perfect way to celebrate the lasting impression women have had on the South African nation.  The film is distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment.

The other awards include:

  • Award of Excellence at the International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues and Zero Discrimination
  • Best of Show at the Depth of Field International Film Festival
  • Platinum Award at the International Movie Awards
  • Diamond Award at the Filmmakers World Festival
  • Best of Show at the IndieFEST Film Awards
  • Award of Excellence Special Mention: Women Filmmakers at the Accolade Global Film Competition
  • World Platinum Award at the World Woman Awards


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FOKOFPOLISIEKAR Oorskry die R850 000 merk, Gauteng kry ‘n gratis vertoning!

FPK_SCHIPOL _by Liam Lynch

Jaco S. Venter, Francois van Coke, Wynand Myburgh, Johnny de Ridder, Hunter Kennedy

Photo by: Liam Lynch (circa 2006, Schiphol Lughawe, Nederland)


Amper twee maande gelede het Fokofpolisiekar ‘n skarefinansieringsveldtog van stapel gestuur via Thundafund om fondse vir ‘n nuwe album in te samel.  Die groep het dit gedoen deur keur items en ervarings beskikbaar te maak aan hul aanhangers.

Op 10 Mei 2017 was Die Bende net-net oor die R750 000 merk.  Dit is veel meer as die R500 000 waarop die manne gehoop het.  Dis alom bekend dat hierdie bedrag binne slegs 9 dae ingesamel is.  Nadat hierdie droom-teiken bereik is, het Fokofpolisiekar ‘n gratis konsert in Kaapstad belowe sou hulle R700 000 insamel en ‘n gratis vertoning in Gauteng as hulle R800 000 kon bereik.

Lush Festival is die eerste instansie om die ‘Fokofpolisiekar vertoning’ opsie teen R100 000 te neem op hul Thundafundblad.   Dit stoot die bedrag tot R857 550, met nog 9 dae wat oor is om fondse in te samel.  Dit beteken dat Die Bende in 2018 by Lush Festival gaan optree en dat Gautengers kan regmaak vir ‘n gratis Fokofpolisiekar konsert!

Meer inligting oor die Gautengse vertoning sal binnekort bekend gemaak word, maar intussen loop die Kaapse aanhangers oor van opgewondenheid oor hul gratis konsert by Mercury Live op 25 Mei.  Deure maak om 7pm oop en die vertoning begin om 9pm.  Aanhangers word aangeraai om vroeg te kom, aangesien daar slegs plek is vir 400 mense.

Sluit aan: https://www.facebook.com/events/168287690363884/

Intussen is Die Bende hard aan die slyp aan die nuwe materiaal voordat hulle studio toe gaan in Junie.  As alles voor die wind gaan, sal die album in Julie vermeng word, voorafbestellings sal in September afskop en sal die album begin Oktober 2017 uitgereik word.




iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/swanesang/id292110940

Website: fokofpolisiekar.co.za

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Twitter: @fokofband

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Mediavrystelling | Kom Rock in my Taal met Francois van Coke, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Saarkie en vele meer by Carnival City!

Francois van Coke en Die Gevaar

Francois van Coke se sololoopbaan het in April 2015 met ’n knal afgeskop toe hy sy gelyknamige debuutsoloalbum geloods het. Die daaropvolgende jaar kan as ’n jaar van grenslose sukses met talle nommer een treffers, uitverkoopte vertonings, toekennings en verpletterde rekords beskryf word. Van Coke se tweede soloalbum, Hierdie is die lewe, is twee maande gelede vrygestel en weer eens ry hy die golf van sukses. Van Coke en sy groep gaan vanjaar op publieke aandrang die verhoog met Die Heuwels Fantasties, Saarkie, The Sweet Resistance en vele meer deel by Rock in my Taal, die Afrikaanse rock-geleentheid van die jaar! Rock in my Taal vind plaas by Carnival City se Big Top Arena op Saterdag, 20 Mei om 20:00. Besprekings kan by Computicket gemaak word by 0861 915 8000 of http://www.computicket.com. Groepe van meer as 10 kry ’n stewige afslag; kontak asseblief Lefra Produksies by 011 815 3000, of stuur ’n e-pos na admin@lefra.com. Praat gerus met ons oor samewerking ten opsigte van fondsinsamelingsprojekte. Vir meer inligting besoek http://www.lefra.com of stuur ’n e-pos na info@lefra.co.za. Die konsert word moontlik gemaak met die vriendelike samewerking van Carnival City, Stuttaford Van Lines, RSG en Sounds Good.


Francois van Coke is die hoofsanger van Fokofpolisiekar en Van Coke Kartel. Tydens sy loopbaan van 13 jaar as hoofsanger van dié twee Afrikaanse rock-groepe het hy nege vollengte-albums en drie EP’s vrygestel, en saamgewerk met mense soos Jack Parow, Die Antwoord, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Seether en Karen Zoid. Hy het al vier SAMA-toekennings ontvang, sowel as talle ander. In 2015 is sy album, Francois van Coke, gunstig deur kritici ontvang; dit is gevolg deur sy tweede studio-album, Hierdie is die lewe, wat op 2 Februarie hierdie jaar vrygestel is. Francois sê die opname van die tweede album reeds gladder verloop as dié van die eerste een. My groep, Die Gevaar, werk saam met my aan al die snitte. Hulle het hierdie keer ’n groter aandeel aan die skryfproses gehad. Ons vat dinge stadig sodat ons meer as genoeg tyd het om iets fantasties te skep”.


Volgens Francois handel die album oor die menslike toestand. “Alles wat tussen geboorte en sterfte gebeur, ons oorwinnings en ons mislukkings, dit is die hooftema van die album, maar dit handel oor baie verskillende dinge. Dit gaan oor liefde, vriendskap, die toekoms, die verlede, die hede”, het Francois in ’n onlangse onderhoud gesê. “Ek dink die liedjies wat ek skryf is persoonlik en baie eerlik. Soms voel ek dit is selfgesentreerd, maar ek besef ook dat daardie die tipe liedjies is waarvan ek hou. Ek hou van mense wat eerlik en persoonlik is. Ek vind aanklank daarby en dit is dus die soort liedjies wat ek wil skryf.”


Die Heuwels Fantasties is ’n Afrikaanse alternatiewe pop-rock-groep van Bellville, Kaapstad. Hierdie baanbrekersgroep word beskou as die eerste suksesvolle Afrikaanse elektroniese groep. Hulle beskryf hul musiek as “melodieuse liedjies geskryf op akoestiese kitaar, en vertolk met elektroniese en organiese instrumente – noem dit pop as jy wil”.  Die Heuwels Fantasties is aan die begin van 2008 gevorm toe Hunter Kennedy en Pierre Greeff se onderskeie groepe ’n ruskans gevat het. Hulle het terselfdertyd hulle eie plaat-etiket, SupraFamilias, geskep.


Hulle word bewonder vir hul unieke musiek en energieke optredes, en hul bewonderaargetalle het sedert hulle ontstaan in 2008 geweldig toegeneem. Die Heuwels Fantasties het al by al die belangrikste feeste in Suid-Afrika gespeel en met vername internasionale kunstenaars die verhoog gedeel, insluitend ’n openingsoptrede vir Kings of Leon in 2012 en konserttoere in Nederland, België en die Verenigde Koninkryk in 2010.


Die Heuwels Fantasties het al elke vername toekenning in Suid-Afrika gewen vir hul musiek en musiekvideos. Hulle eerste album, Die Heuwels Fantasties, asook die album Wilder as die Wildtuin, het albei gouestatus behaal. Hulle derde album, Alles wat Mal is, het binne drie maande na sy vrystelling in Februarie 2013 goud behaal. In Mei 2013 het die groep ’n DVD, Live op Paul Cluver, vrygestel waarop die betowering van hul lewende optredes vasgevang is. Wens jy was hier, wat in Desember 2013 vrygestel is, is ’n luukse album wat bestaan uit ’n EP met vyf splinternuwe snitte, die Alles wat mal is album en die Live op Paul Cluver DVD. Die album het reeds op die vrystellingsdatum, 3 Desember 2013, sy debuut gemaak as Nommer 1 op iTunes. Hul grootste viniel-treffers, Deuntjies vir die Draaitafel, sowel as hul vierde, vollengte-album, Ja.Nee.Lekker, het in Desember 2014 die lig gesien.


The Sweet Resistance is ’n alternatiewe pop-rock-groep van Kaapstad. Hulle sing ritmiese, melodieuse liedjies wat die dieptes peil van die lewe, die liefde, vrywees en die kanse wat ’n mens kry. Die groep bestaan uit Natasha Meister, beter bekend as Tash, wat lei met sang en kitaar; Mike Vaughan speel baskitaar, klawerbord en sing ook; Gray Lowndes speel kitaar en Nick Ornellas behartig die dromme. Die groep is amptelik gestig nadat hulle hul debuutalbum opgeneem het. Tot op daardie stadium was hulle ’n handvol eendersdenkende musikante, vervaardigers en klanktegnici wat saamgewerk het om inspirerende liedjies te skryf en te vervaardig. Volgens Tash was die inspirasie niks anders as ’n oorweldigende begeerte om saam die musiek te maak wat in hulle en vir hulle was nie. Die groep beloof jou ’n soniese reis na ’n landskap van hoop, vasberadenheid, welwillendheid en inspirasie. Hul klank verpersoonlik die genres van alternatiewe elektro-pop-rock, wat baie in pas is met huidige luistertendense. Tash se boeiende sangstem sal jou ongetwyfeld meesleur, en so ook haar seldsame vermoë om meesterlike kitaar-‘hooks’ en die storievertel  en liedjieskryfkuns tot ’n eenheid te verweef.


Saarkie het die afgelope tien jaar diep spore kom trap in die Suid-Afrikaanse musiekbedryf en kan deesdae beskryf word as die land se gunsteling vroulike rockgroep. Hierdie Ghoema (Beste Rock-Album van die Jaar, Beste Album deur ’n Groep of Duo, Groep van die Jaar)- en SAMA (Beste Rock-Album)-benoemde trio is self verantwoordelik vir elke aspek van hulle musiek en bied aan luisteraars ’n eiesoortige, energieke, bars-uit-jou-nate-musiekstyl wat getuig van hulle talent, passie en sinergie. Hulle funky elektries-akoestiese ritmes, solos en verhoogpersoonlikheid laat gehore van alle ouderdomme nader staan om saam te dans.


National Incident is ‘n nuwe groep wat vroeër vanjaar op die musiekhorison verskyn het, en het hulle eerste enkelsnit Take Your Time pas vrygestel.  Hulle musiek kan beskryf word as ‘n samestelling van alternatiewe en blues rock, R&B, soul en pop.


Die produksie word aangebied met die trotse ondersteuning van Stuttaford Van Lines, RSG en Sounds Good.

All-time Radio verwelkom: Sharoney met haar treffer lied: Skyn!


Kunstenaar:       Sharoney

Skrywer/s:          H Ludik/V Gardiner/N Gardiner

Uitgewer/s:        KvN Publishing/Vaughan Gardiner Publishing/Nerine Gardiner Publishing

ISRC Kode:          ISRC-ZA-W95-17-00002

Sharoney-Skyn-MP3 Skakel:        https://www.dropbox.com/s/mo8rk651z4lrhrv/Sharoney%20-%20Skyn.mp3?dl=0

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Starburst Promotions

Office: 083 635 4717


CIRCLE OF REASON – Forming in late 2011, Circle Of Reason are a 4 piece prog-fused/alt/hard-rock band hailing from the South West of England.

Questions artwork final SINGLE ARTWORK

Drawing upon a wide range of influences from the likes of Deftones, Biffy Clyro, Muse, Mastodon, Coheed and Cambria and QOTSA, yet retaining their own unique and diverse twist of alternative hard rock, Circle of Reason are recognised for their hard hitting riffs, soaring choruses, intricate song arrangements and impressive versatility in their songcraft and musicianship. Pulling listeners into a journey from beautifully melancholic to the depths of metal-edged hard rock, the band deliver a musical twist that appeal to a wide audience of rock music fans.

Making waves since the debut release of their ‘A Favour For A Stranger’ EP in 2012, Circle of Reason immediately gained the early approval of Kerrang TV, Scuzz TV, Lava TV & Big Cheese Magazine along with the continued support from online rock/metal press and radio in the UK and far beyond. Breaking into 2014 with the release of their second EP ‘These Hands And This Mind’ Circle Of Reason spent the year extensively performing across the UK to promote the release Their success as a band who can deliver on the live stage, has earned them support slots with the likes of

Feed The Rhino, Marmozets, Neck Deep, The Blackout, Inme, UB40, Girlschool, Mallory Knox, Lafaro, Fighting With Wire, Charlie Simpson, Freeze The Atlantic, Steak Number Eight, Arcane Roots, Baby Godzilla, Heart Of A Coward, The Smoking Hearts, Creeper, From the jam, Press To Meco, Zoax, Bleed From Within, Devil Sold His Soul, Allusondrugs, The Temperance Movement, Landscapes, Idiom, Fearless Vampire Killers, Rumer, ESO, Attention Thieves, Snakecharmer, Verses, Zico Chain, Breed 77, Kerbdog and many more They have performed at numerous festivals including X-Treme, Rock Diabetes, Kerrang Radio Summer Festival, Takedown festival, Keynsham festival,  Gosport festival and Weyfest. 2015 kicked off for the band playing the mighty Takedown festival and then some time out writing new material, a slight change in line up later and they are back in full force armed with 7 new songs that will demand people’s attention.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/circleofreason

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Circleofreason

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CircleOfReasonBand

Video Singles

Questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i52qEAFfNI

Itunes purchase link – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/questions-single/id1092120092

Bellville’s favourite trio of high school musicians are back. ‘Home’ off their debut album ‘A Suburban Manifesto’ produced by local music maestro, Albert Frost. “Home is a song about a wistful longing for the place where you can belong and can rest your bones” – Erick Zulch (front man)


Artist: Zengeance

Track 6: Home

Composers: E Zulch, W Brand, L Uys

Label: Independent

Publishing: Independent

ISRC: ZA-Z8A-17-00006

An Independent Release:

ZENGEANCE bring back rock’n’roll with a vengeance with the release of their new album:

A Suburban Manifesto

ZENGEANCE from left: Lafras Uys, Erick Zulch & Wian Brand – Photo by: Jessica Botha

The trio of rock’n’roll matriculants from the northern suburbs,  ZENGEANCE is back this year and they have come armed with a new album, ‘A Suburban Manifesto’  which has been produced by local music maestro, Albert Frost. April saw the successful launch performance of their new album at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville and marked the start of a brand new chapter in their young music career.

Inspired by anything from cool jazz to death metal, ZENGEANCE have skillfully created their own blend of blues-, funk-, psychedelic-, indie-, pop-, garage- and punk rock; each of these styles beautifully captured in each song on their full length album. Listening through the album is somewhat like paging through a rock encyclopedia – a brilliantly entertaining experience.

‘A Suburban Manifesto’  is now available to stream and download from iTunes here:


The band was created in 2014 when vocalist/guitarist Erick Zulch convinced his friends Wian Brand (bass) and Lafras Uys (drums) to form a band with him. The fact that neither of them owned instruments did not seem like an obstacle. The plan was to use the band as a means to appear cool at school and get girlfriends. Since then, the band of rock brothers realised they have something a lot more meaningful to achieve together through their music and even though the plan to get girlfriends sort of didn’t really work out (except for Erick getting lucky), they are now out on a mission to show the world that the sound and soul of pure rock and rhythms can come from anywhere. Their initial expectations have far been surpassed and they have shown their faithful local following (which just keeps expanding with every  explosive performance they deliver) that they mean business and are here to stay. ZENGEANCE is proof that amazing sound is contained in any shape, size and age package. “ I love their mission to bring back that raw rock sound which has been absent in SA discourse for some time. I also really love their sound which sounds exactly what you’d expect of some kids with the spunk of Blink but the love for the Black Keys.“ – Richard Anthony Chemaly from MILLE.

‘A Suburban Manifesto’ produced by Albert Frost, pictured here with the members of ZENGEANCE at VH Music where they recorded their album with Gerhard Grobler.

“Working with Zengeance was an absolute treat. These guys love playing music together and it comes through on this album, three 17 year olds rocking it hard with a great energy and focus. Proof that rock and roll is truly still alive!” – Albert Frost


A true love for music can quickly be identified within people, and their latest offering is a manifesto of all the things they themselves love about music – to be enjoyed by anyone regardless of creed, age or race. These three gangly high school nerds rely on their tightness and coordination to produce a sound they know will absorb the crowd and get them as lost in the music as they are.


Don’t miss the chance to catch these young gentlemen live. Details on future gigs are available from their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Zengeance-644653928999213/



Website:  http://www.zengeance.co.za

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Zengeance-644653928999213/

Twitter:   https://twitter.com/ZengeanceBand

Margot van Wyk

072 225 2312

margotvanwyk@gmail.com // margot@duwijk.co.za

Fokofpolisiekar – VCK Music

Francois van Coke – VCK Music

Jack Parow – Parowphernalia

Stoker – Independent

Taxi Violence – Taxi Violence Music

076 705 1642 / 021 802 2657


BESTE LIGTE KLASSIEKE – AFRIKAANSE ALBUM: Con Grazia – Kosmos Ghoema wenner 2017!


Anders, dinamies, veelsydig, grasieus en elegant. Dit is die stempel van die trio Con Grazia! Dié -susterstrio – Marchelle, Syntiche en Sharon – se vaardigheid het al op driejarige ouderdom begin toe hulle hul harmonieuse styl begin blink slyp het.

Die susters se inspirasie en aanmoediging het by hul ma, Priscilla, ‘n musiekonderwyseres, begin en hulle het gereeld as ‘n familie saam met pa en ma in kerke opgetree. Con Grazia is ‘n Italiaanse musiekterm vir “elegant & grasieus” en  word uitgespreek: “Con Gratsia”.

Hul musikale vaardigheid en vernuf spruit uit hul kwalifikasies: Bmus-grade, musiekteater, spesialislisen-

siate en internasionale opleiding aan onder meer UNISA, die Trinity College of Music en die Royal Schools of Music in Londen. Hulle was onder meer lede van die Pro Musica-orkes, die Johannesburgse Simfonieorkes, die Oos-Randse Jeugkoor, as soliste saam met die Nasionale Simfonie-orkes en die Orchestre Supérieur de Versailles in Frankryk.

As wenners van die ATKV se Prelude-musiekkompetisie én die ABSA Nasionale Musiek-kompetisie, Ghoema BESTE LIGTE KLASSIEKE AFRIKAANSE ALBUM  2017 en internasionale erkenning is Con Grazia die vergestalting van professionele suiwerheid met ‘n passie vir hul nering.

Hul musikale veelsydigheid blink in die genres klassieke, ligte klassieke style,  kontemporêre musiek, versnit met Latynse, Afrika-, jazz- en gospelinvloede.  Hul musikaliteit en vokale vaardigheid word gekomplementeer deur die viool, elektriese viool, fluit, sopraan– en altsaxofoon.

Hul optredes word gekenmerk aan vertolkingswier. Dié gehalte is al by spoggeleenthede in Suid-Afrika, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Frankryk,  die Seychelle, België, Holland en Engeland ten toon gestel.

Nou kan musiekliefhebbers in hul ontroerende talent deel, danksy VONK-Musiek se uitreiking van die prag-album Kosmos. Die album word saam met  ‘n prentjiemooi DVD met musiekvideos van die dertien oorspronklike nuutskeppings – uit die pen van Emil Struwig (skrywer van Heinz Winckler se treffer 1001 Soene) en Con Grazia – uitgereik.

Dié luisterryke produksie – in samewerking met Bruce Wallace (wat meegewerk het aan oor die 50 goue en platinumplate vir van die land se gewildste kunstenaars) van Beat in Time Studios, verwerkings deur Francois Lessing  (medeverwerker van Corlea Botha se lied Swart koffie) en DVD-verfilming deur Dolf Brits Studio – is gestempel met orkestrale grootsheid en ‘n Afrikaanse kontemporêre gevoel. Die skoonheid en opwinding van die liefde word in die snitte Vlerke van liefde, Jy’s die een, Kom ons dans, Vier seisoene, Wees net myne, Die gejaag na wind, Ware liefde, Groter as liefde, Val Die Vie, Kosmos en drie instrumentale werke Song For You (gekomponeer deur Syntiche Claassen en Johan Kelber) en verwerkings van Hungarian Dance en Elvira Madigan verklank – romanties in ‘n geurige ruiker gerangskik.

Ervaar stylvolle musikale elegansie en ‘n tikkie briljansie! Dit is wat Con Grazia bied!



Die Heuwels Fantasties (Pierre Greeff, Hunter Kennedy, Fred den Hartog en Sheldon Yoko) is terug met ‘n splinternuwe album! Al vier hulle vorige albums het binne ‘n baie kort tyd goue verkoopstatus bereik en alles is OKAY!


Dit is ook die titel van hul vyfde album en op 5 Mei 2017 word OKAY! amptelik bekendgestel met ‘n uithaler vertoning by Weiveld in Pretoria.  Aanhangers kan reeds nou hulle kaartjies vir die vertoning bespreek by https://itickets.co.za/events/380067  en ‘n kaartjie sluit ook die nuwe album in!

Diegene wat nie die vertoning kan bywoon nie, maar graag die album wil bekom kan dit reeds nou al by die aanlynwinkel www.suprashop.co.za bestel of by www.smarturl.it/okaydeluxe koop.


Die nuwe album sluit oudergewoonte oorspronklike werke uit die groep se eie pen in, maar hulle snoer ook kragte saam met bekendes soos Valiant Swart, JR en Hanu de Jongh. Verwag ook bydraes van top musikante soos Janine Neethling (klavier), Adriaan Brand (trompet), Hiram Koopman (saksofoon) en Jannie van die Gereformeerde Blues Band (tuba en tromboon). Hulle het inspirasie gaan vind in Vleesbaai op die Tuinroete en die album is weer opgeneem in die groen valleie van Stellenbosch by Jurgen von Wechmar se Sunset Studios. “Ons het onsself omring met vriende op plekke wat ons lief het.”


Op hierdie stadium voel dit vir ons asof die liedjies op die nuwe album, meer as die voriges, amper apart op hulle eie eilande staan, maar tog saam – as n geheel – sin maak. Ons wou graag die tydstip waar ons onsself bevind, weergee. Dis amper asof elke musiek album is soos n foto album. Mens luister so half terug na hoe jy gevoel het toe jy dit geskryf het. Ons wil graag hê dat ons musiek n positiewe uitwerking op die luisteraar het,” sê Pierre.   Koeëlbaai (saam met JR) en Gebruik My is van hulle gunstelingsnitte op die nuwe CD en hul glo dat aanhangers ook daarby sal aanklank vind.


Die eerste enkelsnit vanaf die nuwe album, LED Liefde, wat einde-2016 vrygestel is, het in die voetspore van hulle vorige suksesse gevolg. Die liedjie se universele tema in hierdie digitale era, uitsonderlike klank en betekenisvolle lirieke het gou geresoneer by luisteraars. Dit het nie net bo-aan verskeie radiostasies (Jacaranda FM Top 20, Bok Radio Top 40, MFM Top 40, Maroela Media Top 20, SFM Top 30, Radio Helderberg, ensovoorts) se treffersparades gekuier nie, maar die liriek-musiekvideo  was ook ’n eerste vir die groep.


Dit is baie duidelik hierdie album is meer as OKAY!




  1. Inleiding
    2. Koeëlbaai ft. JR
    3. Bietjie Hoop
    4. Gebruik My
    5. Wees kalm ft. JR
    6. See staar ft. JR
    7. Sheila ft. Hanu de Jong
    8. Gebreek
    9. Led Liefde
    10. Om hemelsnaam
    11. Praat met my ft. Hiram Koopman
    12. Niks en Nêrens
    13. Miskien
    14. Voel die druk
    15. Duik in ft. Valiant Swart
    16. Laaste rondtes
    17. Jy sit hier langs my
    18. Gebreek (Reprise)





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Lance James het bekendheid verwerf vir onder meer die  treffers Dankie en Vicki en vir Bloedrooi die rose en Bymekaar in duet saam met Min Shaw en After the Fire is Gone en Somewhere Between saam met Barbara Ray.

Lance is een van die min lewende legendes wat nog gewildheid  behou, in aanvraag is en onverpoosd treffers oplewer en toekennings inpalm!

Hy was in die 70’s en 80’s  ook ‘n aanbieder op Springbokradio van verskillende radioprogramme, onder meer Munt uit Musiek en Keep it Country.  Dié program word ná 50 jaar steeds op 22 radio- en internetstasies uitgesaai  – steeds deur Lance opgestel en aangebied.

Sy indrukwekkende diskografie sluit 106 albums en CD’s in. Sy professionele aanslag is deur die jare met 55 musiektoekennings bekroon, waarvan nege vir sy lewenslange bydrae is.  Die ATKV het dié ikoon in 2006 ook met en ‘n prestige-penning vereer. Tussen sy ander toekennings is SAMA-, Huisgenoot Skouspel en Ghoema-pryse. In 2015 is hy in die MTN se Radio Music Hall of Fame opgeneem vir sy baanbrekerswerk in die radiobedryf.

Dié  omgeemens  se lewensverhaal  is in twee werke –  in 2014 as Keep It Country – The Life & Times of Country Legend Lance James en in 2016 as Dankie – gepubliseer.

Sy nuwe album  is gevul met countrymusiek wat die luisteraar met uiteenlopende emosies bekoor en meevoer.  Daar is liedjies wat uitbundig opbeur; liedjies wa troos, wat emosie tap, wat  ʼn traan lat opwel – én liedjies wat boei, soos, veral One Pair of Hands en die innige gospelvertolking, Elke mens. Heelparty van die liedjies hierop is met geestelike waardes gestempel.

Lance vertolk steeds suiwer en nootvas, met volkome stembeheer, vokale diepte en warm intonasie. Die album  – met treffende verwerkings, puik orkestrasie en komplementerende harmoniesang  – is  in deur Tertius Human van VPH Studios vervaardig.


  • Sestig goue jare – Suiderland -We Thank Thee – I Love You More Each Day – Lied van hoop – You’re My Best Friend – Here You Are – Mag die engele wag hou oor jou – I Wonder If God Love Country Music? (duet met Dan Huston – Lady (You Are My Life) – One Pair of Hands – Elke mens – The Painter (duet met Gerhard Steyn) – Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Don’t Sell Daddy Anymore Whiskey (duet met Carlo Leoni).

Dit is hóé countrymusiek moet klink: opreg, eerlik, spontaan, innig en onopgesmuk!




1 60 Goue Jare

2 Suiderland

3 We thank Thee

4 I love you more each day

5 Lied van hoop

6 You’re my best friend

7 Here you are

8 Mag die Engele wag hou oor jou

9 I wonder if God likes country music (met Dan Huston)

10 Lady (you are my life)

11 One pair of hands

12 Elke mens

13 The Painter (met Gerhard Steyn)

14 Will the circle be unbroken

15 Don’t sell daddy any more whiskey (met Carlo Leone)