Anticipation is running high leading up to the launch of Francois van Coke’s second solo album, Hierdie is die Lewe, on 2nd February 2017. (More information about the album is at the end of the gig guide.)
Francois has already released two music videos from this album: Mensdom to introduce his band, Die Gevaar, and Klein Prys – his ode to Fokofpolisiekar. Both of these songs are also available on 7” vinyl from Permanent Record.
Francois and his band, Die Gevaar, are eager to hit the road and perform new material all over South Africa.
Jägermeister Presents – Hierdie is die Lewe Album Launch Tour
Date: 2 February 2017 (Puk Jool)
Venue: Puk Jool plaas
Address: Puk Campus/ Fanie du Toit Sportsterrein
Contact: Leon – 082 492 3362
Performance time: 21h00
Purchasing tickets: R120 Available at – Campus/ Jool Offices 018 299 2882 or door.
Date: 3 February 2017
Venue: District, Cape Town
Address: 61 Harrington Street, District Six, Cape Town
Contact: Pini – 076 0704474
Ticket price: Pre-sold R100
Date: 4 February 2017 (Cape Town Tens)
Venue: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
Address: Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Contact: Daniel Green – 079 734 8433
Date: 5 February 2017 (Park Acoustics)
Venue: Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve
Address: Eeufees Road, Pretoria
Contact: Niel / Henk – 082 259 9031 / 082 722 3858
Ticket price: R120 – R150
Date: 10 February 2017
Address: Corner off Graham and Boschkop, Zwavelpoort, Pretoria East
Contact: Chris – 071 471 6698
Doors open: 19:00
Performance time: 21:00
Ticket price: R 70.00
Date: 11 February 2017
Venue: Rumours Rock City, Cresta
Address: Corner of Weltevreden Road & Valley Lane, Cresta
Contact: Fred – 079 825 7995
Ticket price: R100 p.p.
Date: 12 February 2017
Venue: Dozi’s Back to the Roots
Address: 136, Rietfontein Farm, R514, Hartbeespoort
Contact: Madelein – 083 445 1042
Doors open: 11h00
Ticket price: R100 p.p. – email@example.com
Date: 17 February 2017
Venue: Mystic Boer Bloemfontein
Address: 84 Kellner Street, Bloemfontein
Contact: Johann – 084 444 9028
Date: 18 February 2017 (Bieliemieliefees)
Venue: Reitz Skougronde
Address: Sarel Cilliers Street, Reitz
Contact: Pienaar 082 570 7566
Ticket price: R120 at the gate.
About Hierdie is die Lewe:
“Hierdie is die Lewe is about life, the good, the bad, love and hate, the past, the future and the present.” FRANCOIS VAN COKE
This album is the natural progression from his successful and acclaimed self-titled debut album and can be viewed as a snapshot of where Francois is in his life right now. The sound is similar to the first album and Francois stays introspective.
Francois crafted the songs over time with his band, Die Gevaar. Hierdie is die Lewe was produced by Johnny de Ridder (Fokofpolisiekar guitarist) and Rudolph Willemse (Francois’ bassist) at Soft Light City in Bellville. The drums were recorded by Jürgen Von Wechmar at the Red Bull Studios in Cape Town.
“I’ve been listening to older pop tunes by Beach Boys and The Beatles and their influences can be heard on my album’s melodies and sound. There are still a few rock ‘n roll numbers and some ballads,” says Francois.
PRE-ORDER Hierdie is die Lewe on iTunes NOW.
The album will also be available on Google Play and on 12” vinyl.