FRANCOIS VAN COKE kicked off his own TV show called Die Van Coke Show on kykNET on 8th October 2018. The show, centred on Francois’ passions and interests, is a mix of a game and talk show where the celebrity contestants frantically and hilariously compete to win absolutely nothing. It’s a show where Francois guests poke fun at the craziness of this world.
A highlight of Die Van Coke show is that its participants have to follow clues and guess which Afrikaans hit Francois will cover, with a rock ‘n roll twist, at the end of each show.
There are 13 episodes in this series which means that there are 13 songs sprouting from the TV show. The “mystery” song is released on digital platforms and its accompanying performance music video on YouTube every Monday evening after the show.
The first song Francois covered was Gé Korsten’s evergreen hit, Liefling. This iconic song quickly reached the iTunes singles chart. Other releases from the show so far are Koos Kombuis’ Onder in my whiskeyglas and Karlien van Jaarsveld’s Geskeurde Jeans.
This week it was Sonja Herold’s ballad, Ek verlang na jou’s (I miss you) turn.
Get Ek verlang na jou here: https://song.link/ekverlang
How does Francois choose these popular old and new Afrikaans hits into which he breaths a rock ‘n roll air?
“I’ve wanted to cover a collection of Afrikaans songs for a long time coming and the show is now a perfect opportunity to do so. I chose the songs because I like them for different reasons. It had to be iconic (even if it’s only in my head) songs. Some of them were done for ironic reasons and I wanted to see how Die Gevaar and I can do it in our style,” says Francois.
Die Van Coke Show airs at 20h30 on Monday evenings on kykNET DStv channel 144.
Francois van Coke & Vriende – The official after movie:
On 15th September 2017 Francois hosted the biggest concert of his 15-year career – Francois van Coke & Vriende, held at Sun Arena, Time Square in Pretoria.
8 500 people attended this rock ‘n roll festival and response has been overwhelmingly positive.
Relive this unforgettable evening with captivating after movie:
More Francois van Coke & Vriende concerts are planned for Pretoria and Cape Town in 2019. Watch this space for more information.
Jägermeister bied aan: Ek lewe, ek belowe toer
This tour is under way, so check it out!
Catch Francois and Die Gevaar at:
2 November: Hedgehog’s Nest, Rustenburg
9 November: Platteland, Centurion
10 November: Aandklas, Pretoria
17 November: Liefde by die Dam, Kaapstad
23 November: Ou Meul Teater, Paarl
24 November: Ou Meul Teater, Paarl
25 November: Beefstock, Muldersdrift
3 December – Studentejol, Hartenbos
7 December – Weiveld, Pretoria
27 December - Flamingo's, Langebaan
28 December - The Barn, Mosselbaai
29 December - The Shed, Struisbaai
31 December - Semi-Soet, Centurion