Even in the music industry, it pays off to be in a team. Having someone to walk the journey with you and to experience everything you do can be quite exhilarating. When you think about musical duos in South Africa it’s certain that “Lieflinge” pops up into your head.
For Rudi Claase and Charne Hugo, music has been a part of their lives for countless of years now. Both of them have made a big impact in the industry on their own as well. Rudi started his professional career as a South African Ambassador to Japan after winning “Reach for the stars.”
Charne’s story is rather different. Being only 4 months old, Charne underwent heart surgery, and too little oxygen was sent to her spine and she was left paralyzed from her waist down. This didn’t stop Chare from following her dream and a couple of years after her surgery she started to sing. After winning a number of competitions, Charne sent her demo to Rudi and out of nowhere the renown Rudi Claase approached her and offered her the opportunity to sing with him.
Currently “Lieflinge” is becoming a household name with their chart-topping second album, “Miljoene Stemme”. We just hope that South Africa is ready for their gentle orchestration and pure talent.
With Rudi Claase being the top selling artist in the country, both in 2010 and 2011, as well as winning an award for writing the song of the year “Tussen Woorde” in 2007 for Juanita du Plessis and Charne Winning the Emo Adams talent search competition it’s without a doubt that “Lieflinge” is the ultimate dream team.
The duo were even showcased in “Krone” at Carnival City in 2017 where they performed for sold-out crowds of 5000 people per night.
If you think they had a huge past, wait utill you see what they have in store for us in 2018!
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