FRANCOIS VAN COKE: 7″ vinyl announcement and more

Francois van Coke is without a doubt one the most renowned and iconic frontmen in South Africa.

As the legendary lead singer of Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel, he has in over a decade delivered thousands of epic performances across South Africa, Europe and in the East; on large and small stages alike.

As a member of this country’s two most influential Afrikaans rock bands and as a solo artist, Francois has shared the stage with 30 Seconds to Mars, Metallica, Die Antwoord, Seether, Billy Talent, Jack Parow, Arno Carstens and Die Heuwels Fantasties, amongst others.

Foo Fighters

Now, Francois will have the opportunity to cross the Foo Fighters off his bucket list.  He will be performing one song, Lakeside, with BLK JKS at the Green Point Stadium on December 10th.

I am a huge Foo Fighters fan. I saw them live in 2012 at Reading Fesival in England.  It was one of the best shows I’ve seen in my entire life. I can’t wait to see them again in Cape Town,” says Francois.

Shortly after this show, Francois and his guitarist, Jedd Kossew, will hit the road to go on their fourth solo tour this year.

Solo Album

Francois van Coke will be launching his much-anticipated debut solo album at next year’s KKNK in Oudtshoorn; followed by a national tour. The album’s title will be announced early next year.

Supra Familias, owned by Pierre Greeff and Hunter Kennedy from Die Heuwels Fantasties, will be releasing the album.

Francois comments that

“the album has been written and some songs have already been recorded. I think it’s definitely different from Van Coke Kartel and Fokofpolisiekar. I wanted to do something that is true to myself and I wanted to explore some of the many styles within the rock music genre. It was a little taxing to work without a full-time band, but it also gave me a wonderful opportunity to work with other brilliant musicians. It was fantastic to have the chance to work with both old and new friends on many of the songs.  Jedd Kossew, Karen Zoid, Laudo Liebenberg, Hunter Kennedy and Arno Carstens will feature on the new album.”

7” Vinyl

In the run-up to his solo album’s debut, Francois will also be releasing a limited edition 7” vinyl with Permanent Record in February 2015.  The vinyl will feature his very first solo single, Moontlik Nooit (Maybe Never) as well as an exclusive acoustic version of Skree (Scream) on the vinyl’s B-side.

“Moontlik Nooit will also be available from my website ( as a free download in February, however Skree will remain a vinyl exclusive.” Francois van Coke

The vinyl will be made available for sale online via  and during his tour in February next year.

“I collect vinyl records and I am very happy to release my first single on this format.”


December Tour Dates:

Something to look forward to on tour: Francois and Jedd perform Môregloed.
Date: 12 December 2014
Line-up: Francois van Coke,  Jedd Kossew & Jonathan Peyper
Venue: Café Roux, Noodhoek
Address: Noordhoek Farm Village, Chapman’s Peak Drive
Tickets: R120
Bookings: 021 789 2538

Facebook Event:

Date: 19 December 2014
Line-up: Francois van Coke & Jedd Kossew
Venue: Sandstone Café, Saldanha
Address: 27 Main Rd, behind the West Water Building, Saldanha
Contact: 022 714 1574
Tickets: R80
Bookings: 022 714 1574

Facebook Event:

Date: 20 December 2014
Line-up: Francois van Coke & Jedd Kossew
Venue: Buckley’s, Bellville
Address: Edward Street, Bellville
Tickets: R40
Contact: 021 910 4458

Facebook Event:

Date: 30 December 2014
Line-up: Francois van Coke & Jedd Kossew
Venue: The Music Kitchen, PE
Address: 69 Mangold street, PE
Tickets: R100
Bookings: 041 364 1964

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