Valiant Swart quickly chats cricket and Keith Richards

2014-09-23 14:49

Cape Town – We’ve always wanted to have a quickie with legendary Afrikaans singer and songwriter Valiant Swart, and our dream has finally come true!

With 14 albums and more than 3000 gigs under his belt, Valiant is hailed as one of the best songwriters of the last 20 twenty years. A versatile talent, Valiant has also played TV host and is a columnist for various magazines.

We had the opportunity to ask Valiant a few questions ahead of his Heritage Day show tomorrow, 24 September, at the Camphill Village Music Festival.

What’s a quickie? It’s a brief or spontaneous episode consisting of five frisky questions in which celebs and Channel24 have a brief frolic leaving all parties involved feeling satisfied and craving a cigarette.

Check it out here:

You’ll be playing at Camphill Music Festival on Heritage day, what can people expect from the show and why should people come out to support the event?

I’ll be playing a solo acoustic set for about an hour. Some blues, some ballads and some humour will be on the menu, as always. Camphill is a beautiful community in a lovely, tranquil setting, well worth the support.

You are constantly on the road and have toured a lot in the past, and we know the saying 'what happens on tour, stays on tour'… but, please can you share one of your funniest or weirdest tour stories with us?

Well, there was the time I pee’d on a camel’s knee while tripping on acid in the bushveld. True story. Won’t recommend it.


What is the one thing no one knows about you?

Erm… let’s see… I can bowl leg spinners as well as off spinners.

If you could collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be and why?

Keith Richards. Still my hero.

Who would you rather have a quickie with, Francois van Coke or Jack Parow?

Oh gawd, neither! They’re not my type, you see. Physically, I mean. I’m more of a Sofia Vergara fan. Won’t be a quickie, though.

*Camphill Village Music Festival takes place on Wednesday, 24 September. The event will start at 13:00 and run until 18:30 with a line-up that includes Freshlyground, Valiant Swart, No Pressure, Bootleggers, Ras Kerry’s Cheety and Greg Kentgens. For more info and tickets click here.

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