NAME – Renee Van Niekerk
STAGE NAME – Renee (photograph attached)
Cell no – 071 4777 156
Cell no (husband) Hennie van Niekerk – 083 263 4904
I grew up in East London (Eastern Cape) singing on stage since the age of around 9 with other talents such as Caroline du Preez, Maritza, and Tommy Dell. Opened shows for Groep Twee, Lance James, Barbara Ray, Sally Vaughn, Bobby Angel, Jody Wayne, and many others. I was offered a recording contract by Sias Reynicke back those years, but my father turned it down because I was too young and he did not like the idea of me coming to Johannesburg. He later told me that he regretted the decision. I continued touring the Eastern Cape doing festivals and furniture store sales, private functions, hotels, pubs, and restaurants until 1999 when I left East London and moved to Johannesburg. I played the pub/restaurant venue circuit for 12 years in and around Johannesburg. Also did functions at Monte Casino in Fourways and Gold Reef City. I have done many private functions… During 2009 I did a tour of Mauritius singing at a number of the resorts. I also visited Kenya where I sang as a resident artist over a December season. I recorded my first album “Pages from my Life” in 2017. On this album, I co-wrote 4 tracks (Earth Angel (which I wrote for my children)..Forgotten memories, Rock and Roll mom and Apart hate kid) and then one I completely wrote on my own which I dedicate to my husband. I Also released a video of the song “Mirror of my Soul” in 2018.
I am a keen cancer survivor supporter and am currently busy arranging the entire music side of things for the Cancer Relay Westrand which will take place on the 12th October with cancer survivors from all over joining us. The theme is COUNTRY & WESTERN and it will be held at Bastion High school in Roodepoort. The music video featuring “I’m gonna Love you through it” has already been released and its a song dedicated to all Cancer survivors. My husband and I arrange two SA Diva Country shows on the Westrand each year and recently decided to introduce the SA Country Cowboy show to the area. This will take place on the 11th of August 2011. Diva show has proven to be hugely successful with Westrand supporters coming out in their numbers to fill the venue on the day. It was an idea that my husband, Hennie Van Niekerk came up with in order to create a platform where I could share my soul through music with my fans who were always asking where I would be performing. The audience has grown with the show and the next one will be on the 8th December at Rietvallei Garden Nursery which is a beautiful venue for young and old.
My second album, Country Footprints is due to be released early July 2019. I recorded this album at Infinity Recording studio in Pretoria with producer Andre Hartman and I have no doubt, this is the best work I’ve ever done. The album is 110% country and I did it for the many many SA Country fans out there who have been sending requests in for me to do something country for them. I have no doubt that they will love this album. The album can be pre-ordered via a Whatsapp to 0714777156 or via Facebook. It will also be uploaded to iTunes, Spotify, CD baby, Apple and other distribution company’s.
I am a keen supporter of the youngsters in South Africa entering the world of music so whenever I am able to, I try to create a platform where they can showcase their styles and sometimes even their original music.
I hold a full-time job but do shows and gigs over weekends. I normally provide my own sound and lighting.
I would like to record an Afrikaans album in 2020/2021. A tour of the UK is on the horizon. Another small tour of Kenya is also something being considered. I am also looking into opening a Country Sunday afternoon on the Westrand where all artists will be welcome to perform and then a selection made so that each Sunday, we showcase different artists.
If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0714777156
Agency Hennie van Niekerk – 083 263 4904
Phone +2783 263 4904
Email [email protected]