FRANCOIS VAN COKE
Francois Van Coke, rose to fame as the front man of South African rock bands Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel.
Van Coke has always had an affinity for music and whilst still in high school participated in a battle of the bands competition where he performed the vocals for the band. Van Coke’s Christian upbringing led him to create the Christian band AS180. Van Coke later formed the band “A Guy Called Gerald”, which later changed its name to “New World Inside” before co-founding the rock band Fokofpolisiekar.
In 2015 Francois launched his self-titled debut solo album and kicked his solo career into gear with the release of – Toe Vind Ek Jou featuring Karen Zoid. It was the first Afrikaans album and single to simultaneously jump to number one positions on the South African iTunes Store.
Francois van Coke will release his fourth solo album, Kanniedood, on 23 September 2022.