Theuns Jordaan is undoubtedly one of the greatest voices that Afrikaans music has ever produced. With five solo albums and sales of over 1 million, he proved that he is not only a singer to be reckoned with, but also a very talented songwriter.
His new album, ROEPER, released in May 2012, already exceeds sales of 100,000 units. This was the biggest local release of the year. His second collaboration with Juanita du Plessis, HART VOL DROME, was also a huge success with the DVD and CD achieving platinum status.
Theuns’ first album, VREEMDE STAD, was released in 2000 and is the most successful debut album ever in Afrikaans with sales of more than 200,000. His second album, Tjailatyd, has more than 200,000 sales and his third album, SEISOENE already sold more than 100,000. His Greatest Hits album was one of 2007’s success stories with sales of more than 90,000. KOUE VUUR, the album on which Theuns sings the music of Koos du Plessis, was also a hit with fans with sales of more than 100,000. His fifth album, Roeper was the biggest seller of 2012 with sales of well over 130,000! These exceptional sales earned Theuns the highest average sales per album in the country.
Theuns became known over the years for the ease with which he entertains audiences. From soft ballads and love songs to up-tempo tunes that brings people on their chairs to dance. One thing is certain – Theuns knows how!
Theuns is not only an excellent interpreter of his own work. He brings music of artists such as Koos du Plessis, Johannes Kerkorrel and Koos Kombuis with his unique style to appreciative audiences. With his version of Beautiful in Beaufort West he introduced songwriter Gert Vlok Nel to South Africa and if it was not for Theuns, most South Africans would never have partied on Loslappie.
Theuns’ collaboration with Anton L’ Amour is one of the strongest in Afrikaans music. Anton is not only one of the country’s best guitar players; he has also proven himself as a talented music director. When Theuns and Anton perform together on stage, the audience is assured of the best standards there is to offer. They work perfectly together, know each other and complement each other. Together they are a formidable duo that entertains audiences all over the country. A Theuns Jordaan show with Anton L’ Amour on stage, is not one to be missed!