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Riana joins van Coke & Vriende – The Voice SA

27 February 2019
Our two Coaches share a stage in Cape Town in May!

After the success of a sold-out show at Sun Arena in Pretoria in September last year, Capetonians have been begging for Francois van Coke & Vriende to come to the Mother City. Now it’s happening with Francois van Coke & Vriende 2019 – and fellow Coach Riana Nel is on the bill!

Francois van Coke is obviously one of our trio on new The Voice SA Coaches, but he rose to fame as the legendary front man of celebrated South African rock bands Fokofpolisiekar (2003 - to date) and Van Coke Kartel (2007 - 2017).

Francois launched his solo career in 2015 with the release of the most poignant ballad of that year, “Toe Vind Ek Jou” featuring former Coach Karen Zoid.

Last year, Francois decided he should celebrate his then 15-year legacy as rock icon and local music pioneer. The result was a two-hour rock spectacular hosted by Francois; showcasing his collaborations with various prestigious artists with whom he has crafted some of the most memorable South African songs.

“I’ve had the privilege to collaborate with some of South Africa`s finest musicians. The Francois van Coke & Vriende 2018 Pretoria show was without a doubt THE HIGHLIGHT of my career. It was inevitable that I bring this to my city, Cape Town. Whatever you do, don`t miss out on this special night. I know that it is going to be a highlight for you too,” says Francois about this rock spectacular.

The backbone of this show will be Francois van Coke with his band, Die Gevaar, who will perform various songs from his solo career. During the show, his friends will join him on stage to perform the anthems they created together, as well as hits from their own catalogue.

The friends for Cape Town are: Jack Parow, Majozi, Fokofpolisiekar, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Laudo Liebenberg, Coenie de Villers, Early B, Arno Carstens, Van Coke Kartel and Riana Nel.

Coincidentally, Riana has collaborated with Die Heuwels Fantasties on the track ‘Doen Net Wat Ons Wil’ – watch it below and help it get closer to 1 million YouTube views!

Watch the Francois van Coke & Vriende 2018 in Pretoria after-movie:

The gig takes place at the Grand Arena on Friday 3 May – get tickets here.

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