MUSIC SOUTH AFRICA

Wednesday, 8 May 2013



Theuns Jordaan is a South African singer and songwriter born on 10 January 1971.


His first career moves had him spend long nights at restaurants in the area around the University of Stellenbosch, a university in the Western Cape Province, where he had been studying industrial psychology. His first performance was on 21 October 1992 at a local bar called Upstairs. Having had immersed himself in the local music scene, Theuns started composing his own lyrics, which resulted in five songs in his debut album, Vreemde Stad.
After he completed his studies, Theuns spent a year as an entrepreneur. In October 1998 he moved from the Cape to Gauteng - specifically Pretoria. After gaining popularity in the city, he recorded his debut album, Vreemde Stad, in Stellenbosch. This album was released in 2000 at an arts festival, the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees. EMI released Vreemde Stad shortly after this and the album surpassed triple platinum status (150 000 copies) in July 2003.
He launched his second album, Tjailatyd at the Aardklop music festival in 2002, which also sold more than 150, 000 records. The South African guitar player, Anton L'Amour, performed with Theuns and was responsible for all the guitar tracks in Vreemde Stad and Tjailatyd.Theuns Jordaan's singing is characterized by his deeply emotive bass voice. His music has been said to be "faintly bluesly, radio-friendly", with his lyrics "infused with a mournful love of South Africa".

Albums
Vreemde stad (1999)

  1. Klein Verbond
  2. Onthou Jy Nog
  3. Skipskop
  4. Makiesakie
  5. Beautiful In Beaufort-Wes
  6. Sonvanger
  7. Visserman
  8. Skielik Is Jy Vry
  9. Vreemde Stad
  10. Lalie
  11. Hakieshart
  12. Sien Jou Weer
  13. Loslappie Mengelmoes
  14. Liedjieboer Mengelmoes

Tjailatyd (2002)

  1. Soos Bloed
  2. Hanne
  3. Gesiggle
  4. Straattroebadoere
  5. As Ek Vra
  6. Tjallatyd
  7. Hoe Draai Die Wind Dan Nou
  8. Moenie
  9. Vermiste Mense
  10. Alleen Sonder Jou
  11. Buitekant
  12. Waar Was Jy
  13. Loslappie Medley: Dis Julle Wat Die Wind, Transkaroo, Coca-Cola-Nooi, Bloometjie Gedenk Aan My, Silver De Lange, Halala Afrika, Huisie By Die See, Pampoene

Seisoen (2005)

  1. Jou asem
  2. Hillbrow
  3. Skadu in die nag
  4. Namibsroos
  5. Ek roep jou naam
  6. Stofpad
  7. Praat is te laat
  8. Wie weet
  9. Donkerpad
  10. Bietjie van my
  11. Huise van glas
  12. Jukebox medley:Kalbassies,Travel in Staail,Hex-Vallei,City/Stad,Meisie sonner sokkies,Die skoene moe
  13. Groet sonder woorde
  14. Juanita du Plessis