Catch Die Heuwels Fantasties at Kuswag Karnaval

2015-08-12 06:00
Die Heuwels Fantasties (from left) Sheldon Yoko (drummer), Hunter Kennedy (bass, backing vocals, lyrics), Pierre Greeff (vocals, guitar and lyrics) and Fred den Hartog (guitar, production). Photo: supplied

Die Heuwels Fantasties (from left) Sheldon Yoko (drummer), Hunter Kennedy (bass, backing vocals, lyrics), Pierre Greeff (vocals, guitar and lyrics) and Fred den Hartog (guitar, production). Photo: supplied

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THIS weekend will see a performance by Die Heuwels Fantasties (translated as Fantastic Hills) at Kuswag Karnaval.

Die Heuwels Fantasties is an Afrikaans alternative pop-rock group from Bellville, Cape Town. This ground-breaking group is considered to be the first successful Afrikaans electronic act. The group describe their music as “melodic songs written on acoustic guitar, interpreted with electronic and organic instruments. You can call it pop”.

Die Heuwels Fantasties are Pierre Greeff (vocals­, guitar and lyrics), Fred den Hartog (guitar, production), Hunter Kennedy (bass, backing vocals, lyrics) and drummer, Philip Erasmus.

Die Heuwels Fantasties was formed at the beginning of 2008 when both Kennedy - and Greeff’s bands took a break. They formed their own record label, Supra Familias, at the same time. Kennedy is currently also involved with Fokofpolisiekar and was involved with aKING. Greef was in Lukraaketaar.

They are revered for their unique music and their energetic live performances and have gathered a large and wide fan base since their inception in 2008. Die Heuwels Fantasties has played at all the major festivals in South Africa and has shared the stage with notable international acts, including opening for Kings of Leon in 2012. They also toured in the Netherlands, Belgium and UK in 2010.

Die Heuwels Fantasties have won every notable award in South Africa for their music and music videos. Their first album, Die Heuwels Fantasties and their second album, Wilder as die Wildtuin, both reached gold status in sales. Their third album, Alles wat Mal Is, reached gold within three months after its release in February 2013.

December 2014 saw the release of their greatest hits vinyl, Deuntjies vir die Draaifatel, as well as their fourth full length album, Ja.Nee.Lekker. In 2015. Die Heuwels Fantasties re-recorded the theme song for the film, Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling and released a deluxe version of Ja.Nee.Lekker featuring Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling, Doen Net Wat Ons Wil with Riana Nel, and the captivating lyrical poem, Stilte. - Supplied.


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