VAN COKE KARTEL Gives Johannes Kerkorrel's Song New Energy

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VCK 1 RGB small Hayden PhippsVAN COKE KARTEL released a sleek cover EP – ENERGIE on iTunes in September and the vinyl edition last month.  The guys decided to have some fun and covered some songs important to them. 

The first single from the EP was The Beatles’ Help! Next in line Van Coke Kartel breathes new life into the legendary Johannes Kerkorrel & Die Gereformeerde Blues Band’s epic song, Energie. This single was released to radio stations nation-wide today.  The music video, featuring footage of Kerkorrel, follows early December.

Covering this song is quite personal for Van Coke Kartel. Francois van Coke says that Johannes Kerkorrel and Koos Kombuis' music was the only Afrikaans music they listened to growing up and the only thing they felt they identified with. Back in the day, Wynand used to be the sound engineer at some of Kerkorrel’s theatre shows.

Van Coke Kartel’s version of Energie can only be found on iTunes and on the vinyl editionavailable from Permanent Record.  More information about this release is attached.

Van Coke Kartel rocks the East Coast in December

Catch Van Coke Kartel LIVE doing what they do best on the Jägermeister Presents Summer F*cking Loving Tour in December.

Date: 5 December 2015 (Jbay Rage)
Venue: Jolly Dolphin
Address: 30 Diaz Street,  Jeffrey’s Bay
Contact: Marius - 0767557499
Performance time: 21h00

Date: 5 December 2015 (Plett Rage)
Address: Plettenberg Bay
Contact: Marius - 0767557499
Performance time: 00h00

Date: 16 December 2015 (Jbay Rocks)
Venue: Jolly Dolphin
Address: 30 Diaz Street, Jeffrey’s Bay
Contact: Marius - 0767557499
Performance time: 23h00

Date: 17 December 2015
Venue:  Zanzibar, George
Address: 70 Courtenay Street, George
Contact: 044 873 0946
Performance: 23h00
Ticket price: R60

Date: 18 December 2015
Line up:  Van Coke Kartel
Venue: The Barn, Mossel Bay
Address: Rietvalley farm, R327, Herbertsdale Road
Contact: 044 698 1022
Doors open: 19:00 | Performance time: 20:00

Ticket price: R140 -

Check out Energie on iTunes: | Energie vinyl at Permanent Record