Cape Town – Francois van Coke's Toe Vind Ek Jou, featuring Karen Zoid, has reached platinum status digitally, with 20 000 downloads on iTunes alone.
On 8 April 2015, Francois launched his debut self-titled solo album with the release of, what many dubbed to be the most beautiful song of the year, Toe Vind Ek Jou, featuring Karen.
This single instantly went on to break records, had thousands of people singing along at festivals such as Oppikoppi and Innibos, became a coveted song at weddings and you couldn’t turn on a radio without hearing it.
The album and song reached No 1 on the 947/KFM CocaColaTop40SA charts on its first day of release. The song has been on that chart for 19 weeks and is still going strong. Toe Vind Ek Jou also reached No 1 on various other radio stations and charts. In less than 5 months, the music video has been viewed over 870 000 times on YouTube and counting. "I am very overjoyed by the success of the song. I am glad that people can still relate to honest lyrics and music," says Francois. More music videos Francois released the second music video from his album in July. Behoort aan niemand nie (Belong to no one) is a retrospective look at Francois’ career over the last twelve years and what led him to become who he is today. This song also serves as his declaration of independence.
He will be launching a video Die Skip (The Ship) featuring aKING’s Laudo Liebenberg early September.
Upcoming shows: 4 September: Sandstone, SaldanhaBookings: 022 714 1574 5 September: Simonsvlein Winery, PaarlBookings: 021 863 3040 12 September: Kovsies Extravaganza
October – Club Tour:
7 October: Aandklas, Stellenbosch9 October: Mystic Boer, Potchefstroom10 October: Aandklas, Pretoria11 October: Ruby’s, Parys (Acoustic)13 October: Café Barcelona, Pretoria(Acoustic)14 October: No 16 Stoep & Beer Garden, Bloemfontein15 October: Ridgeback, Centurion16 October: Rumours, Johannesburg17 October: Mike’s Sports Bar, Ellisras31 October: Crown Bar, Paarl
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