On March 28th (during SA’s lockdown Level 5), Francois van Coke, taking a DIY-approach, live-streamed his first solo show in 11 years from his home in Bellville. It was a great success and viewers were impressed by the raw honesty of the performance, as well as with Francois’s live interaction with them.
Once-off Livestream: Jägermeister Presents Stories agter die tunes – 13th June 2020:
Jägermeister invites you to join Francois van Coke, Jedd Kossew and Richard Onraet at Van Coke Studios in Cape Town for another special live streaming experience on 13th June at 20h00. This intimate performance of acoustic renditions of their most popular hits will be coloured in with stories about how these tunes were born.
“During the past seventeen years, there has been countless tour buses and planes, long hours on the road to somewhere, late-night parties on top of more late-night parties, very early mornings, endless sleepless nights, very many known and unknown faces, old and new friendships, a lot of love, and tons of music that was written in many different places.
The memories of the people who were there for the stories behind the tunes may differ from mine. But who will ever know whose version is correct? The details get blurry very quickly… but this is what I remember,” says Francois van Coke.
Francois will entertain you with the backstories of timeless classics such as Toe Vind Ek Jou, Komma, Dagdrome in Suburbia, Tot die Son Uitkom and many more of the songs that made him famous in his seventeen years as vocalist for Fokofpolisiekar, Van Coke Kartel and as a solo artist.
Tickets at iTickets.co.za
Why live stream this show?
There was a Stories agter die tunes tour planned, but things don’t look up for the ban on social gatherings lifting soon. Francois decided to rather Livestream this concert from Van Coke Studio. It is an excellent opportunity to watch the show with your friends and family from the safety of your home.
Francois talks about the production: “Now that we are on Level 3, I can luckily get Jedd and Richard to come play with me, so things will sound good. Because we are streaming from Van Coke Studios, the sound will also be amazing. We are getting in a few cameras and we are going to make the studio look good.”
It’s a virtual hang
Francois and his team believe that a live stream should be more than a performance; it should be a virtual gathering. Die aim is to involve the viewer in this live stream experience by:
- A live ZOOM room;
- Behind-the-scenes livestreams via Facebook LIVE and Instagram LIVE;
- There will be a Facebook post where people can comment and Francois can respond there to the comments;
- Use this hashtag for posts: #storiesagterdietunes
(photo by André Badenhorst)