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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

DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES : Beloofde Land is Hier!!!

21 Nov DHF_12_Manfred Werner (Manniphotography) - HR

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 will soon let loose Alles Wat Mal Is.

10 Oct DHF - Alles wat Mal is_cover

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

A tour…a symphony…some new stuff and a MVP – Van Coke Kartel are keeping busy!!

5 Sep VCK_Fireplace - Jaco S Venter

September and October will see Van Coke Kartel conquer the plains of our southernmost hemisphere – taking their unique brand of rock and roll to venues all across the country. Fresh off their performance at the One night in Cape Town gig, alongside international greats such as Eagles of Death Metal, Bullet for my Valentine, Seether and Enter Shikari – the band is ready to kick it up a notch or three.

For Van Coke Kartel, the open road is no new dragon to be slayed, with Wynand Myburg happily stating– the band loves touring. “We love being on the road and performing every night. That is what we do!”

Another exciting Van Coke feat to look forward to is this year’s Heineken Symphonic Rocks. This is the first time an Afrikaans band will be included in the line-up. Van Coke Kartel will be accompanied on stage by a 65 piece Symphonic Orchestra. This is one show worth planning a road trip around. “We have always wanted to be part of Heineken Symphonic Rocks and this year it is happening. We are looking forward to the dynamics of performing with a 65 piece orchestra!” Wynand says.

Van Coke Kartel; Jaco Snake Venter

As if these rocking busy bodies are not …well…busy enough – Spring will also see Van Coke heading back to the studios to work on some new material with the great Theo Crous. The new material will see light of day next year. According to Wynand, it’s been 10months since the release of the hugely successful Wies Bang and its time put out some of the new material they have been working on. Wynand says, “We are not 100% sure when and HOW we will be releasing the new material. For now we are focusing on producing great tracks. We are also working closer with Theo on the new material as we liked his input on Wie’s Bang.”

Apart from all the touring, the symphony and the recording of new material, there’s also the case of the MK MVP that jumped into the Kartel’s pocket. This year Van Coke Kartel walked away with an MK MVP for Buitenkant II. They will be working on this project with Groundglass, one of South Africa’s leading director-based film production companies. “Music Videos are so expensive and it is great to get a nice budget from MK to produce one! Dankie MK! Buitenkant II was written in 2007 by Francois, Hunter and myself. Five years later we are making a video for an acoustic version.” says Wynand.

SEPTEMBER TOUR DETAILS:

DATE: 6 September

LINE-UP: Van Coke Kartel

VENUE: Cool Runnings Benoni

ADDRESS: Shop 1, Lakedene Shopping Centre

TICKETS: Entrance R25 at the door

CONTACT: 011 918 4308

 

DATE: 7 September

LINE-UP: Van Coke Kartel

VENUE: Rafters Late Night Life

ADDRESS: Ravel Street, Saspark Complec, Vanderbijlpark

TICKETS: Entrance R40 at the door

CONTACT: 016 982 5556

 

DATE: 20 September

LINE-UP: Van Coke Kartel

VENUE: Cool Runnings Moreleta Park

ADDRESS: 680 Rubenstein Road, Pretoria

TICKETS: Entrance R25 at the door

CONTACT: 011 918 4308

 

DATE: 22 September

LINE-UP: Van Coke Kartel & Others

VENUE:  Op Die Baal Fees

ADDRESS: Bosparadys, R509 – 25km outside Magaliesburg on the Kosterpad.

TICKETS:  Computicket @ R165 – http://www.opdiebaal.co.za/

CONTACT: 082 555 2789 / magaliesfest@gmail.com

 

DATE: 28 September

LINE-UP: Van Coke Kartel & Others

VENUE: Klein Libertas Teater

ADDRESS: Du Toit Straat, Stellenbosch

TICKETS: Entrance R50 at the door

CONTACT: 021 883 8164

On the 3rd of October the band kicks off their Van Coke Kartel CHAOS Tour presented by Jagermeister, Monster Energy and Music Connection. This tour will take the Kartel to the heart of big-hole country, Kimberley for their very first Kimberley gig. This is proof of the band breaking boundaries – making sure their music reaches fans across the country.  

JAGERMEISTER, MONSTER ENERGY & MUSIC CONNECTION PRESENTS VAN COKE KARTEL CHOAS TOUR details:

DATE: 3 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel

Venue: Memphis Rock, Potchefstroom

Address: 102 Steve Biko Ave, Potchefstroom

Contact: Kaihl Meades

Email: memphisrock@live.co.za

Cell : 072 125 2407

Tickets: R30 p/p at the door

 

DATE: 9 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel Acoustic

Venue: Sinck Shack, Bronkhorstspruit

Address: 54 Cathy Street, Bronkhorstspruit

Contact: Deon Volschenk – 0787417597

Tickets: R100 p/p. Booking Essential. Limited Tickets.

 

DATE: 11 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel and Other

Venue: Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein

Address: 84 Kellner Street, Bloemfontein

Contact: 051 430 2206

Tickets: R50 p/p at the door

DATE: 12 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel

Venue: Halfway House Hotel, Kimberley

Address: 229 Du Toitspan Road, Kimberley

Contact: 021 762 1543 / Peter: 072 195 7196

Tickets: R80 p/p at the door

 

DATE: 13 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel & Other

Venue: Arcade Empire, Pretoria

Address: 256 The Highiway Str, Equestria

Contact: 087 980 3531 / 072 020 6120

Tickets: R50 p/p at the door

http://www.facebook.com/ArcadeEmpire

 

DATE: 19 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel

Venue: Tin Cups Witbank

Address: 44 OR Thambo, Die Heuwel, Witbank

Contact: Irene – 072 600 3897

Tickets: R50 at the door

 

DATE: 20 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel & Other

Venue: Centurion Rugby Club, Centurion

Address: West street 270, Next to Super Sport Park Centurion, South Africa

Contact: Ronel: 0828751156 / Corrie 0828572222

Tickets: R120,00 PP

DATE: 26 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel & others

Venue: Mercury Live, Cape Town

Address: 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, 7925, Cape Town!

Contact: 021 465 7286

Tickets:  R50 p/p at the door

 

DATE: 27 October 2012

Line-up: Van Coke Kartel Acoustic

Venue: Rhapsodys Centurion

Address: Centurion Gate Centre, Corner John Vorster & Akkerboom Street

Contact: 012 643 1916

Tickets: TBC

 

Twitter: @vancokekartel

Band Blog: http://www.vancokekartel.co.za/dftwr

Music Videos: http://www.vimeo.com/vancokekartel/videos

Music: http://www.vancokekartel.co.za/hifi

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!