THE VOICE SA: 8 super-quick facts about Fatman!

2017-04-12 07:00

Cape Town – If you've been watching The Voice SA you're probably familiar with Fatman. 

In case you're not, see his blind audition here:

Not only does he have a great voice his personality is pretty cool too. And it's no wonder that SA fell totally in love with him. 

On this week's round of Battles, coach Kahn paired the larger-than-life Fatman with classical singer and harpist Christy-Lyn Marais (28) from Cape Town. 

The unusual pair were tasked to sing the pop-rock love song Somewhere Only We Know by Keane, and it ended up being a Battle for the books.

Ultimately Kahn chose the singer who he thought had more to offer in terms of the competition as a whole. Viewers will see Fatman in the next round.

Watch the battle here:

Since we'll be seeing more of the 40 year old music teacher from Bela-Bela we thought we should get to know him better. 

Here are 8 things you need to know about Fatman. 

1. His real name is Johan Brummer, but he prefers to be called Fatman.

2. He is addicted to chocolates (for obvious reasons!).

3. He was in the army for one year and fitted into a size 36 pants.

4. His whole family is musical. His wife Susan is a music teacher and choir conductor, his 16-year-old daughter plays piano, trombone, drums and sings. His son is 11 and plays drums, guitar, piano and sings too. 

5. He tried running a construction company for a year but realised he is terrible with a hammer and nails so went back to music.

6. He is a huge Blue Bulls supporter, despite the fact that they’re struggling at the moment. 

7. He has something in common with Idols SA judge Randall Abrahams. His all-time favourite artist, hero and inspiration is Elvis Presley. He loved and studied all Elvis’s music as well as the traditional Southern gospel hymns. 

8. His favourite song is “Maak Die Bulle Almal Bokke”. 

Tune in to M-Net (DStv 101) at 17:30 on Sunday for more Battles!

(Photos: M-Net/The Voice SA)

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