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Tuesday, May 12, 2015


(Nicholis Louw)

Platinum selling Afrikaans artist, Nicholis Louw, promises to Rock Daai Lyfie when he performs at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway for the first time on May 16.

Being a multifaceted artist, his repertoire includes rock, pop and ballades, often incorporating strong classical elements. Nicholis decided to pursue a career in music at the age of 14 and, 22 years later, has managed to establish himself as one of South Africa’s most successful solo artists.

His big break came in 1999 when he was studying music and entered a talent search competition with a friend, Johann du Toit, where Kurt Darren spotted their talent and introduced them to players in the music industry. The duo, known as Canterὸ, released an album called Sonder Jou.

His shows are lively events where the audiences usually sing and dance to every word of every song, and Louw averages 120 performances a year. Barnyard audiences can expect to hear material off his recently launched album, Sό Rock Ons Die Wêreld Reg; as well as his hits which include Rock Daai Lyfie; Vergeet En Vergewe; Ek Wil My Baby Hê Vanaand; Bly By My, Energie; Baby, Baby, Baby; and Generaal.

Tickets R150 per person and seating will be as for normal shows, with no standing room. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit

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