Electromode Music and G Management presents…
This exciting, brand new Afrikaans band was formed by four Afrikaans Idols competition participants whose aim is to take commercial Afrikaans music into a new direction. Lario, Emile, Lizaan and Christiaan met each other during the Idols competition, stayed in touch, and decided that they want to tackle an Afrikaans music project, seeing that their musical styles are very complementary… and so, Blind Date was born. Herewith some individual background information about these four phenomenal musicians:
Is Blind Date different?
All four members of this group believe that the outcome of a competition not necessarily dictate whether a participant will succeed as solo artist. Looking at some of the participants of Idols who have accomplished success as artists, although they were not the winner of the competition, illustrates clearly that it is more about hard work and talent: two elements Lario, Emile, Lizaan and Christiaan have in abundance!
These four young musicians came together to define what is important to them: positive, upbeat music that makes the feet itch, while succeeding in establishing a new standard in musical quality, yet still keeping true to Afrikaans culture. The group aim to break stereotypes that many perceive this young Afrikaans generation as – by creating a balance between the respect for the traditions that they have grown up with, while embracing a liberal, fresh approach to life, and especially to music; music they enjoy to make; music that will inspire and entertain young and old alike.
All the tracks on their album, entitled “Afrikaners is Plesierig”, are songs that these four, and countless other South African children, grew up with, songs that inspired them to be musicians, songs that are proudly South African and more importantly, proudly Afrikaans. Blind Date decided to honour the amazing artists before them that developed their love for Afrikaans music. Hits by Bles Bridges, Sonja Herholdt, Worsie Visser, André Schwartz and more recent stars like Karen Zoid and Dozi, to name a few, has been revitalized in a way it has never done before. A fresh sound that will entertain a wide spectrum of Afrikaans and non-Afrikaans speaking fans. Expect quality entertainment that does not just scratch the surface – expect big things for Blind Date’sfuture!
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