Francois van Coke squeezes in a quickie with us despite his busy schedule

2014-08-20 10:27

Cape Town – It’s quickie time again here at Channel24, and this time around it’s with none other than Afrikaans rock virtuoso, Francois Van Coke.

Between being married, fronting two of SA’s most successful bands and working on his solo album, Francois has quite the busy schedule and we are so happy he took some time out to answer a few questions for us!

Check them out here:


"Who would you like to have a quickie with?"


"My wife, Lauren."


"If you had to choose between opening for Foo Fighters and opening for the Lumineers, which one would you pick?"


"Foo Fighters. All of us are massive fans and I got to see them live in 2012 and it was absolutely fucking amazing!"

(Photo: Sean Brand)


"What's the most trouble you've ever gotten into on the road?"


"Sjoe, that is a tough one. Been in fights, hospitals, road blocks and accidents, but nothing very very serious."


"Tell us more about Sweef? What's different about this project to what people have come to expect and love from you?"


"I think we took a bit of a different direction this time with the video, because we have worked with a crazy director. We worked with him before so his take on things was not completely foreign to us. It is a wild and crazy video for a heavy song and we haven't made anything like this before."


"Who released your favourite album this year?"


"Last year Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys released great albums. I think my favourite for this year is Jack White’s Lazaretto.

Francois, who recently announced that he will release his first solo album in the beginning of 2015, is currently on tour with his solo show together with Jedd Kossew. He will be playing a new song from his upcoming album on his tour. Click here to find all the dates and info you need!

Francois will also be touring with Fokofpolisiekar in August and September. In 2004, the band released their first full length album, Lugsteuring, and to celebrate this milestone, they will release a limited edition Lugsteuring vinyl during their upcoming Bose Kringloop Tour. Only 500 copies will be up for sale, so click here for all the dates and info you need so you can get your hands on one!

*One lucky Channel24 reader can win 1 double ticket to Fokofpolisiekar’s show on 21 September at the Barnyard Theatre in Cresta and a Lugsteuring vinyl! Simply tweet us - @Channel24 – with the name of your favourite song on the Lugsteuring album together with the hashtag, #C24Lugsteuring!

Van Coke Kartel, who recently released a new video for Sweef, will also be embarking on a tour in September and October. Click here for all the dates and info.

*One lucky Channel24 reader can win 1 double ticket to Van Coke Kartel’s show on 12 September at Sundowners Bar in Alberton and a Bloed, Sweet en Trane album! Simply tweet us - @Channel24 – with the name of your favourite song on the Bloed, Sweet en Trane album together with the hashtag, #C24BloedSweetTrane!

Winners will be announced on Thursday, 21 August before 5pm. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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