Tag Archives: Die Heuwels Fantasties

Dubbele Dosis Heuwels vir jou?

14 May

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Vir Die Volkslied, die derde video af die Heuwel se Alles wat Mal Is, het Simon Barnard en Wim Steytler kragte saamgespan om die video vir die lied te ontwikkel en verfilm. Willie Nel, een van die land se voorste kameramanne, het die fotografie behartig.

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Die video is in die Noorde van Pretoria geskiet en ondersoek ‘n baie spesifieke subkultuur wat deel van daardie wêreld uit maak.

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Oor die video sê Simon Barnard: “Dit is ‘n baie dubbelsinnige stuk werk – karige lewensomstandighede maar gelukkige mense. Die uniekheid van die video lê grootliks in die eerlikheid daarvan”.

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Kyk die Volkslied hier:

http://youtu.be/X4rsF3NMnL8

In ander Heuwels Nuus, word die groep se live DVD, Live op Paul Cluver, môre vrygestel.

Die DVD is verfilm by die  Bloekombos Amfiteater op die Paul Cluver landgoed.

Volgens Pierre Greeff, wou die groep lank reeds daar speel en toe die geleentheid om daar te speel vorendag kom, het die groep nie twee keer gedink nie.

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Oor die DVD se Pierre: “Die wonderlike ding van die DVD is dat dit ons katalogus van liedjies op hierdie stadium ordentlik bymekaar bring.”

Kom in kontak:

www.dieheuwels.co.za

Facebook: www.faceook.com/dieheuwels

Lees ook meer oor die uiters suksesvolle Skolejam toerhttp://mk.dstv.com/category/shows/blackberry-skolejam/

Fotos Volkslied: Willie Nel

Foto: Paul Cluver DVD: Jaco S Venter

Die Heuwels in ’n Rofstoeigreep en ’n SkoleJAM!

26 Mar

Stefanus Rabie en Rodeo Productions het netjies saamgewerk om ‘n wenner van die nuwe Heuwels Fantasties video te maak.

JAck Parow release form 1

Die video vir Rofstoeigreep is my gunsteling Heuwels video tot op hede.

Hunter Kennedy het die volgende te sê oor die nuwe video:

“Die aanvanklike idee was om die intro van die 90’s TV-reeks Tropical Heat na te boots. Phillip lyk nes daai ou! Maar ons het maar net ‘n lekker tyd gehad op die ou einde. Waterponies, Hobie Cats, Speedboats, Waterski, Seiljagte, Jeep jaag… Hierdie is die goed waarvoor ons lief is

Die video is in die Weskus by Oude Pos geskiet.

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Rofstoeigreep kry ‘n klassieke tong in kies video – Kyk en geniet hom nou!! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bFrzDvJmPM

En in ander Heuwels Nuus.

Die Heuwels Fantasties, MK en Blackberry vertrek binnekort op die SKOLEJAM toer. Die toer gaan die Supergroep na 12 Skole regoor Suid – Afrika neem. Pierre Greeff sê: “Dit is ‘n wonderlike platform vir ons om ons musiek te neem na mense wat nog nie ons vertonings gesien het nie. Hierdie toer sou nie moontlik gewees het sonder borge soos MK en BlackBerry nie. Dit is wonderlik en toon hul verbintenis tot die Suid Afrikaanse musiek toneel en die land se jeug.”

SKOLEJAM TOER DATUMS:

18 April – Hardekool Akademie, Ellisras

19 April – Hoërskool Rustenburg, Rustenburg

30 April – Grey College, Bloemfontein

1 Mei – Merriespruit Laerskool, Virginia

2 Mei – Laerskool A.G Visser, Heidelberg

3 Mei – Kriel Hoërskool, Kriel

4 Mei – Hoërskool Delmas, Delmas

6 Mei – Hoërskool Vredendal, Vredendal

7 Mei – Hoërskool Vredenburg, Vredenburg

8 Mei – Paul Roos Gimnasium, Stellenbosch

9 Mei – Parel Vallei Hoërskool, Somerset Wes

10 Mei – Hoërskool Punt, Mosselbaai

Twitter: @DieHeuwels

Facebook: http://www.faceook.com/dieheuwels

Goud + Goud + Goud = Die Heuwels Fantasties.

19 Feb

En dis drie in ’n ry vir die groep Fantasties, Die Heuwels Fantasties.

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Alles Wat Mal Is, die groep se derde album, het gister – soos hulle vorige twee albums – die goue status mylpaal gehaal.

Lekker – geluk manne!

Die groep is uiteraard uiters gelukkig met die derde plaatjie wat hulle op hulle mantel kan plak.

Hier is die manne se reaksie op hulle prestasie:

Pierre Greeff:  “Dat ons derde album so vinnig kon goud gaan is wonderlik! Dankie aan ieder en elke een wat ons ondersteun en ons musiek koop julle maak dit moontlik vir ons om te doen wat ons doen. Baie dankie!”

Hunter Kennedy:  “Ek is so dankbaar dat mense so gretig is om ons te ondersteun. Dis ‘n seën dat so baie aanhangers aanklank vind by ons musiek. Hierdie tipe erkenning spoor ons net aan!”

Fred den Hartog: “Super stoked!”

Philip Erasmus: “Wat ‘n eer!”

Die goue status is nie al waaroor die manne opgewonde is nie. In April slaan hulle ’n landwye toer met die hulp en ondersteuning van MK en Blackberry. SKOLEJAM gaan ’n tikkie Heuwels na kleiner dorpies en skole neem, waar hulle musiek nog nie vantevore live gevier is nie. Rakende die toer sê Pierre Greeff: “Dit is ‘n wonderlike platform vir ons om ons musiek te neem na mense wat nog nie ons vertonings gesien het nie. Hierdie toer sou nie moontlik gewees het sonder borge soos MK en BlackBerry nie. Dit is wonderlik en toon hul verbintenis tot die Suid-Afrikaanse musiektoneel en die land se jeug.”

Die groep beplan vêrder die vrystelling van twee nuwe opwindende vidoes in die nabye toekoms. Die video’s sal vir Rofstoeigreep en Die Volkslied wees.

Hier is ’n paar Heuwels Optredes waarna aanhangers in die nabye toekoms kan uitsien.

Datum: 3 Maart 2013

Plek: Rhebokskloof, Paarl

Datum: 22 Maart 2013

Plek: Ellis Park Arena, JHB saam met VanFokKingTasties

Datum: 23 Maart 2013

Plek: Solms Delta Oesfees, Franschoek

Gaan Loer By:

Die Beloofde Land video: www.diebeloofdeland.co.za

Vir die komende optredes en meer inligting:  www.dieheuwels.co.za

Facebook: www.faceook.com/dieheuwels


Foto: Manfred Werner

DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES : Beloofde Land is Hier!!!

21 Nov

DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES www.diebeloofdeland.co.za is Hier!!

Suid-Afrika se voorste Afrikaanse Alternatiewe Popgroep ‘n nuwe manier ontwikkel om musiekvideos vry te stel met hul musiekvideo vir Beloofde Land.  Die musiekvideo is ‘n mengsel van ‘n lewendige vertoning  en asemrowende beeldmateriaal van tien van Suid-Afrika se voorste regiseurs.  Beloofde Land leef op sy eie webwerf, www.diebeloofdeland.co.za .

Kykers kan direk met die musiekvideo skakel met hul Twitter handles en elke keer ‘n ander weergawe van die video sien.

“Ons is baie opgewonde en dink dis iets nuuts en baie innoverend, sommer ‘n wêreld eerste as dit kom by online video en hierdie tipe Twitter integrasie.  Als is moontlik gemaak deur die vernuf van die manne by die agentskap August en ons hoofregisseur Duvan du Rand. Die hele ding is ‘n baie groot projek en sou nie moontlik gewees het sonder die ondersteuning van SIR JUICE en Blackberry nie! Big ups vir hulle!”  Pierre Greeff, voorsanger van Die Heuwels Fantasties.

Die Heuwels Fantasties het pas hul derde album, Alles wat Mal is, vrygestel.  Hulle beskyf hierdie album as “’n lekker baster van die vorige twee albums”, Die Heuwels Fantasties en Wilder as die Wildtuin.  Beide albums het Goudstatus in verkope behaal.  Alles wat Mal is het binne 5 dae die nommer 12 posisie op die SA Top 20 lys bereik.

Snitlys:

1.       Beloofde Land

2.       Deesdae

3.       Rofstoeigreep

4.       Ek Sou Wou

5.       Jonk tot Môre

6.       Koolstof Drome met The Gugulethu Tenors

7.       Die Volkslied

8.       See Alleen

9.       Drome en Ligte

10.   Onder Beheer

11.   Warrelwind Saadjie

12.   Kristalliseer

Pierre Greeff en Hunter Kennedy het die lirieke geskryf en het saam met Fred den Hartog die musiek geskryf.  Fred het al die programmering gedoen in die produksie-fase.  Die opnames vir viole, trekklavier, saksofoon en klavier is saam met vriende by Jurgen von Wechmar buite Stellenbosch gedoen.  Johnny de Ridder het die musiek vermeng en saam met Fred den Hartog vervaardig.

Die album is ook beskikbaar by www.suprashop.co.za

Foto: Manfred Werner

Die Heuwels Fantasties causing some digital excitement!!

13 Nov

So what will you be doing today at 17:30?

Why don’t you join thousands of Heuwel Fantasties fans, as they enjoy some live Heuwels Magic!?

Today at 17:30 Die Heuwels Fantasties will be streaming a little live Heuwel Fantasties performance on Google Hangout.

Link: www.youtube.com/googleafrica

The performance will be streamed live from the BMW Pavillion at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The Afrikaans Super-Group will be performing two classic favourites, Klein Tambotieboom and Mangemaak, as well as a brand spanking new treffer off their forthcoming album Alles Wat Mal IsVolkslied.

Exciting Stuff!!

Die Heuwels Fantasties will release their third album, Alles wat Mal is on 15 November 2012.  The album will be available to download from www.suprashop.co.za and will be found in all good music stores.

For a taste of what’s to come, listen to Jonk tot More from the new album here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0NnNUMXB80

To join in on all the album launching excitement, be sure to join in on their live TwitterView Hangout performance and interview with Vodacom Color on Thursday, 15 November, at 15:30.

Foto: Manfred Werner

Die Heuwels Fantasties update…

9 Nov

On the 15th of November, Die Heuwels Fantasties will let loose their third full length album – Alles Wat Mal Is! The album will be available to download from http://www.suprashop.co.za on 15 November.

For a taste of what’s to come, listen to Jonk tot More from the new album here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0NnNUMXB80

Alles wat Mal is Album launches:

15 November:

Tanz Café, Johannesburg

Tickets: R100

http://www.tanzcafe.co.za/index.php?mod=main&Page=44

Contact: 011 658 0277

16 November:

Firkin, Centurion

Tickets: R70

Contact: 012 663 4213

17 November:

Cedar Lodge, Krugersdorp

Address: Plot 20 Chancliff, c/n R28 Highway (Pretoria – Krugersdorp ) and Bush Road Doors Open: 2pm

Tickets: R120 – general & R350 VIP (including food and meet & greet)

Bookings: 011 454 4049

23 November:

The German Club (Wunder Bar), Cape Town

Address: Roodehek Terrace Off Hope Street Gardens, Cape Town, 8000 Cape Town, Western Cape

Time: 8pm

Contact: 021 462 6601

Tickets: R80 at Webtickets http://webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=380671371

Die Heuwels Fantasties pushing boundaries online.

South Africa’s top Afrikaans alternative pop band will pioneer a new form of release with their new music video Beloofde Land.

The music video will be a mix of a live performance and footage taken by ten of South Africa’s top directors. Rumors also have it, that fans can expect a little surprise at the end.

Beloofde Land will live on its own website – www.diebeloofdeland.co.za. Viewers will be able to interact with the video with their Twitter handles and see a different version of the video every time they interact.

“We are very excited. This is an innovative avenue and a world-first when it comes to online video and this type of Twitter integration. Everything was made possible by the agency, August, and our head-director, Duvan Durand. This is a huge project and would not be possible without SIR JUICE and BlackBerry’s support. Big ups for them!” Pierre Greeff, lead singer of Die Heuwels Fantasties, said.

Beloofde Land is due for release by the end of this month.

Die Heuwels Fantasties will host a live Google Hangout concert on Tuesday, 12 November. The band will also do a live TwitterView Hangout performance and interview with Vodacom Color on Thursday, 15 November. Keep an eye out on

Facebook link

http://www.facebook.com/dieheuwels?ref=ts&fref=ts

Foto: Jaco S Venter

Die Heuwels Fantasties will soon let loose Alles Wat Mal Is.

10 Oct

Die Heuwels Fanatsties have their fans bubbling with excitement, as this Afrikaans supegroup readies themselves for the release of their much anticipated third album – Alles Wat Mal Is.

The album is set for release in early November.

According to Die Heuwels, the third release will be a good hybrid between the previous two albums.

The band’s first two releases, Die Heuwels Fantasties and Wilder as die Wildtuin, both shot to gold in no time.

For the writing and recording process, DHF, rented a house in Houtbay for three months. The lyrical master, Hunter Kennedy and frontman Pierre Greeff, penned down the lyrics, whilst the music was written in conjunction with Fred den Hertog.  Fred was also responsible for all of the programming during the production phase.

Violins, an accordion, a saxophone and some piano was later recorded in Stellenbosch with a few of their friends.

The first single off Alles Wat Mal Is have already set sail through our airwaves, taking DHF fans to Die Beloofde Land.

Listen to it here: http://soundcloud.com/dieheuwels/die-heuwels-fantasties-2

The master of all things digital, Johnny de Ridder, is currently mixing the tracks and adding an extra pinch of his production magic at his studio.

Have a look at a little teaser from Alles wat Mal Is:

Die Heuwels Fantasties wins a Bokkie Award…

The award winning band has made a good run of 2012 pounding in three Ghoema Awards and a Huisgenoot Tempo Award. On the 9th of October they grabbed another one, this time a…Bokkie Award. The award was for Best Alternative Song of the Year and went to Wonder bo Wonder, their collaboration with Connie de Villiers.

A digital version of Alles wat Mal is will be available for pre-order from http://www.suprashop.co.za.                                                                                                                        The single, Beloofde Land, will be available for free download with each order placed

Die Heuwels Fantasties GIG guide for October and November:

13 & 14 October :  Huisgenoot Skouspel, Sun City

27 October:  Oktoberfees, Kraaifontein

10 November: Danielskuil, Northern Cape

15 November: Tanz Café, JHB – Alles Wat Mal Is: Album Launch

16 November:  Firkin, Centurion – Alles Wat Mal Is: Album Launch

24 November:  Aggenys, Northern Cape

Photo: Jaco S Venter

Braaiday 2012 will be just ParowFantasties!

11 Sep

If you are lucky enough to find yourself in The Great State Of the Cape on Braaiday – make a run for Hamiltons RugbyClub in Cape Town. Jack Parow and Die Heuwels Fatasties will join a super line-up including, Mi Casa, Bed on Bricks and Me and Mr Brown, to make sure Braaiday 2012 imprinted in the minds of all in attendance.More details:Venue: Hamiltons Rugby Club, Fritz Sonnenburg Road, Green Point

Time: The event starts at 10h00 and the live music starts at 13h00.

Tickets: R80 – includes a free Savannah and a kameelhout boerewors roll.

Online ticketshttp://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=380003998

Contact: Anneke – 072 110 4350 or events@braai.com

Jack Parow – Manfred Werner

A Parow Braaisous stand will be at the event. Tasters will be served and  Braaisous and other merchandise will be on sale.

Die Heuwels Fantasties raise funds for People living with Cancer

18 Jul

Die Heuwels Fantasties; Manfred Werner

Afrikaans Electro Pop group, Die Heuwels Fantasties, are opening up some fantastic hearts to help raise funds for the charity organization, People Living with cancer.

The band will be hosting two concerts at the Willowbridge Barnyard Theatre in Bellville on the 14th and 15th of August – the funds raised aiding the above mentioned charity organization.

“We’re very excited to do something like this again at the Barnyard. Last year was a major success. It felt slightly like a street braai with all our school friends and their parents attending. Much more is expected this time around, with it being for a good cause”, says Hunter Kennedy.

Label and band…

Supra Familias, the record label owned by Heuwel’s Pierre Greeff and Hunter Kennedy, have a long standing relationship with the organization, People Living with Cancer.  Supras’ first release as a record label wasthe Son in Blom compilation album in 2008. The aim of this compilation was to generate funds for charity.

Both label and band have been involved with various charities throughout their career.  In 2010 they released the Vredefest Elektro compilation album which raised money for the Vrede Foundation. The Vrede Foundation caters for young children living with cancer.

More Info on the shows.

The show on the 14th of August will be an acoustic performance, where the band will be entertaining the crowd with some chilled out acoustic renditions of old favorites. The show promises to be a relaxed affair – aimed specially at calm at heart.                                                                                                                                               Tickets for the show are R100.

The show on the 15th of August will be a proper party performance for the spirited and young at heart.                                                                                                                                          Doors open at 18:30, and the show kicks off at 20:00.                                                                Tickets for the show are R120.

Bookings can be made at:  http://www.barnyardtheatre.co.za/show.aspx?srid=1040 / (021) 914 8898

It’s good to see a hugely successful – multi award winning –  band such as Die Heuwels, keep their hearts on the ground, by supporting worthy causes such as People Living with Cancer.

If you are in the region of the Willowbridge Barnyard Theatre in Bellville on the 14th and 15th of August, make you sure you pull in!                                                                                        It’s good music for a great cause!

Frankie is on fire…

5 Jul

A group of five friends, Francois Du Toit (lead vocals & guitar) Heinrich Pelser (backing vocals & guitar) Francois De Bruin Meyer (backing vocals & bass) Freddy Helliwell (drums) Kyle Mitas (piano, sax and backing vocals) – bound by their unique passion for good music, fun times and the inability to dance, make up the exciting group that is Frankie Fire.

Frankie Fire came to life in 2009.

In 2010 the band released their first EP, Seven. The singles Pretty Girls, All Day In The Sun and Melody enjoyed phenomenal success on radio stations such as TUKS FM and OFM.

Frankie Fire

Frankie Fire sports a unique sound encapsulating anything from blues, pop to hard-, punk- and melodic rock. The result of their sound is attributed to, “an exciting fusion of music and emotion resulting from varied tastes, styles and experiences.” With their expertise and knowledge of the music and entertainment industry, it is no surprise that Frankie Fire is unlocking a whole new market.

2012 saw the band release their highly anticipated debut full length album, Take It In. The album was recorded by Grammy award winning producer, Daryl Torr, in Johannesburg and mastered in Seattle at Spectre Sound by Troy Glessner.

“We are very excited to have worked with Daryl Torr – one of the top producers in the country. Having our album mastered by Troy Glessner who is responsible for numerous international breakthroughs, including Death Cab for Cutie, is an absolute dream come true” Says Francois Du Toit.

The first single off the album, SOS, raided the airways of many a campus radio station. The momentum gathered by the success of this single, was followed by the palylisting of its video on MK.

With a relentless touring schedule, including two successful December tours with Crash Car Burn, and appearances at numerous festivals – including headlining slots at Oppikoppi – Frankie Fire have made sure they stay relevant and on the lips of fans and critics alike.  The band who’s sound have been compared to the likes of The Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Bruce Springsteen ,aKing and Pearl Jam, have also shared the stage with local greats such as Prime Circle, Elvis Blue, Van Coke Kartel, aKing, Fokof Polisiekar and Heuwels Fantasties.

Frankie Fire live

The band has worked hard and endured much since their birth in 2009. The momentum gained from the good response to their new material, is a sign of big things to come Frankie Fire’s way.

Definitely a band to keep a sturdy eye on.

To sample a listen of Frankie Fire:

http://soundcloud.com/electromode/frankie-fire-for-you

For digital Downloads:

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/take-it-in/id532571994

Nokia Music Store: http://music.ovi.com/za/en/pc/Product/Frankie-Fire/Take-It-In/29740845

Look & Listen online: http://www.lookandlisten.co.za/mp3/album/15083958/Take+It+In/

Klicktrack: http://www.klicktrack.com/electromode/releases/frankie-fire/take-it-in