Francois

To stay competitive in the ever-changing cover music industry, you have to keep reinventing yourself, but by the same token, not lose that special something that has created your identity. You have to become an entertainer, who keeps adding different genres (and party tricks) to his repertoire. In doing so, you keep the showpieces and entity that everyone loves and identifies with, but you keep generating new interest and new audiences as you explore new styles and genres.

Over the past 40 years my journey has taken me from being a guitarist, who could sing a little, to a multi - dimensional entertainer, confident in his stage abilities, whether it is behind the microphone or behind his guitar. Most of all though, someone who still needs to perform, to live!

For the past 27 years; I have performed locally and internationally in many luxurious hotels, upmarket restaurants, popular taverns, pubs and shows! During my journey, my repertoire has expanded exponentially, to cope with the demand for my special brand of magic and my repertoire now encompasses a variety , unmatched in the industry, ranging from Rock to Big band Swing, Funk to Blues, Pop to Reggae and Classic Acoustic Balladeer to soft Jazzy tunes.

I am one South Africa`s top Solo Entertainers, due to my Versatility, my exceptional ability to read my audience and my dynamic stage presence and energy! For this reason, top national companies like Kangra Holdings (Late Graham Beck), Metropolitan Life, Rabie Properties, SA Breweries, and Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) continue to employ my talents, year after year, function after function.

In 2007 I created a company, Bands4Africa, committed to the continuous improvement, education and edification of our Artists within the Cover Music industry. We source and supply the appropriate Entertainment for ANY Event or Venue and whilst pursuing our objective to establish a formal platform, where new talent can be nurtured and developed and existing artists can excel in a secure and ethical working environment, we have identified the need for a Strategic Entertainment Planning (SEP) Service for Venues.

At present, our live music circuit, supplies an average of 25 gigs per week to local musicians and the circuit is growing, despite the recession!

Music is the essence that keeps my soul alive and bristling with enthusiasm and this no more apparent, than especially now!

Come experience my passion!

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Repertoire

1. 1973 - JAMES BLUNT
2. 500 MILES - THE PROCLAIMERS
3. AIN'T NO SUNSHINE - BILL WITHERS
4. AMERICAN PIE - DON MCLEAN
5. ANGELS - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
6. ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL - PINK FLOYD
7. ARTHURS THEME - CHRISTOPHER CROSS
8. ASAYAKE - CASIOPEA
9. BABY I LOVE YOR WAY - BIG MOUNTAIN
10. BABY WHEN YOU'RE GONE - BRYAN ADAMS/MEL C
11. BAD LOVE - ERIC CLAPTON
12. BAD MOON RISING - CCR
13. BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN - JIM CROCHE/FRANK SINATRA
14. BAKER STREET - GERRY RAFFERTY
15. BASKET CASE - GREEN DAY
16. BE MY BABY - UB 40
17. BEATLES MEDLEY - THE BEATLES
- Eight days a week
- Cant buy me love
- All my loving
18. BED OF ROSES - BON JOVI
19. BILL HALEY MEDLEY - BILL HALEY
- Satisfaction
- Jumping Jack Flash
20. BLACK IS BLACK - LOS BRAVOS
21. BLACK MAGIC WOMAN - SANTANA
22. BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE - MICHAEL JACKSON
23. BLUEBERRY HILL - FATS DOMINO
24. BLUE SUEDE SHOES - ELVIS PRESLEY
25. BREEZIN' - GEORGE BENSON
26. BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISON
27. BUFFALO SOLDIER - BOB MARLEY
28. BUDAPEST - GEORGE EZRA
29. CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE - BAD COMPANY
30. CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE - UB 40
31. CCR MEDLEY - CCR
32. CELEBRATION - COOL & THE GANG
33. COCAINE - JJ CALE
34. COPACABANA - BARRY MANILOW
35. COULD YOU BE LOVED - BOB MARLEY
36. COUNTING THE COST - KOINONIA
37. CRAZY LOVE - MICHAEL BUBLE
38. DANIEL - ELTON JOHN
39. DAY DREAMERS BLUES - FRANCOIS ORIGINAL
40. DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN - ELTON JOHN & GEORGE MICHAEL
41. DON'T STOP - FLEETWOOD MAC
42. DREADLOCK HOLIDAY - 10 CC
43. ELVIS MEDLEY - ELVIS
44. EVERY BREATH - POLICE
45. EVERYTHING I DO, I DO FOR YOU. - BRYAN ADAMS
46. EXCITED - POINTER SISTERS
47. FEEL - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
48. FUNKY TOWN - PSEUDO ECHO
49. GET DOWN ON IT - COOL & THE GANG
50. GIMME HOPE JOHANNA - EDDY GRANT
51. GOOD THING - FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
52. GREAT BALLS OF FIRE - JERRY LEE LEWIS
53. GREEN DOOR - SHAKIN' STEVENS
54. HANDLE WITH CARE - TRAVELLING WILBURYS
55. HAPPENING TO YOU - FRANCOIS ORIGINAL
56. HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY - VAN MORRISON
57. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN - CCR
58. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN - SPIN DOCTORS
59. HEY BABY - DJ OTZI
60. HEY JOE - JIMI HENDRIX
61. HEY JUDE - THE BEATLES
62. HOLD THE LINE - TOTO
63. HONKY TONK WOMAN - THE ROLLING STONES
64. HOTEL CALIFORNIA - THE EAGLES
65. HOUSE OF FUN - MADNESS
66. HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –(REGGAE) - THE ANIMALS
67. HURT SO GOOD - JOHN COUGAR/EDEN
68. I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW - JIMMY CLIFF
69. I FEEL GOOD - JAMES BROWN
70. I LOVE ROCK'N ROLL - JOAN JETT AND THE BLACK HEARTS
71. I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU - HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH
72. I SHOT THE SHERRIF - BOB MARLEY
73. I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
74. I WONDER - RODRIQUES
75. IMAGINE - JOHN LENON
76. INSANE WAYS - FRANCOIS ORIGINAL
77. IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM - JOE JACKSON
78. IS THIS LOVE? - BOB MARLEY
79. IT’S MY LIFE - BON JOVI
80. JAILHOUSE ROCK - ELVIS
81. JESSIE - JOSHUA KADISON
82. JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH - DEPECHE MODE
83. JUST THE TWO OF US - GROVER WASHINGTON
84. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - BILLY JOEL
85. KINGSTON TOWN - UB40
86. LA BAMBA - RICHIE VALENS
87. LADY IN RED - CHRIS DE BURGH
88. LAMBADA - TRADITIONAL
89. LAY DOWN SALLY - ERIC CLAPTON
90. LE GRANGE - ZZ TOP
91. LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL - SING-A-LONG
92. LET IT BE - THE BEATLES
93. LIFE - DESIREE
94. LIFE OUTSIDE MY WINDOW - FRANCOIS ORIGINAL
95. LISA'S SONG - FRANCOIS ORIGINAL
96. LIVING IT UP - BILL THE BOUNTY
97. LITTLE DANCER - FRANCOIS ORIGINAL
98. LONG TRAIN RUNNING - DOOBIE BROTHERS
99. LOSING MY RELIGION - R.E.M
100. MOONFLOWER - SANTANA
101. MUSTANG SALLY - THE COMMITMENTS
102. MY LIFE - BILLY JOEL
103. MY WAY - FRANK SINTRA
104. NEVER TEAR US APART - INXS
105. NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FRANK SINTRA
106. NO WOMAN, NO CRY - BOB MARLEY
107. OBLA DI OBLA DA - THE BEATLES
108. ODE TO BRENTON BLUE - FRANCOIS ORIGINAL
109. OLD BEFORE I DIE - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
110. OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL - BOB SEGER
111. OVER MY SHOULDER - MIKE & THE MECHANICS
112. OVERKILL - MEN AT WORK
113. PARISIENNE WALKWAYS - GARY MOORE
114. PIANO MAN - BILLY JOEL
115. PICTURE OF YOU - BOYZONE
116. PROUD MARY - TINA TURNER VERSION
117. PROUD MARY - CCR
118. QUANDO, QUANDO, QUANDO - ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
119. RADAR LOVE - GOLDEN EARRING
120. RED RED WINE - UB 40
121. REGGAE NIGHT - JIMMY CLIFF
122. ROAD TO HELL - CHRIS REA
123. ROADHOUSE BLUES - THE DOORS
124. ROCK DJ - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
125. ROCKING ALL OVER THE WORLD - STATUS QUO
126. ROME WASN’T BUILT IN A DAY - MORCHEEBA
127. ROUTE 66 - KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS
128. ROUTE 66 - NATALIE COLE
129. SANDMAN - AMERICA
130. SHAPE I'M IN - JO-JO ZEP & THE FALCONS
131. SHOOTING STAR - BAD COMPANY
132. SIMPLY THE BEST - TINA TURNER
133. SLOW DOWN - FRANCOIS ORIGINAL
134. SMOKE ON THE WATER - DEEP PURPLE
135. SO FAR AWAY FROM ME - DIRE STRAITS
136. SO WHAT - RONNIE JORDAN
137. SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
138. SOMETHING GOT ME STARTED - SIMPLY RED
139. STAGES - ZZ TOP
140. STAGGER LEE - LLOYD PRICE
141. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - LED ZEPPELIN
142. STAND BY ME - BEN.E.KING
143. STEAL MY KISSES - BEN HARPER
144. STILL ROCK 'N ROLL TO ME - BILLY JOEL
145. STONES MEDLEY - THE ROLLING STONES
146. STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU - STEELERS WHEEL/BUBLE
147. SULTANS OF SWING - DIRE STRAITS
148. SUMMER OF '69 - BRYAN ADAMS
149. SUMMERTIME - JAZZ STANDARD
150. SWEET HOME ALABAMA - LYNYRD SKYNYRD
151. SWEET HOME MEDLEY - LYNYRD SKYNYRD/KID ROCK
152. TAINTED LOVE - SOFT CELL
153. TAKE IT EASY - THE EAGLES
154. THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY - INNER CIRCLE
155. THE LONER - GARY MOORE
156. THE ROSE - BETTE MIDLER
157. THIS LOVE - MAROON 5
158. THREE LITTLE BIRDS - BOB MARLEY
159. TIME TO WORK THINGS OUT - FRANCOIS ORIGINAL
160. TIME WARP - ROCKY HORROR PIC. SHOW
161. TOO TIRED - GARY MOORE
162. TUSH - ZZ TOP
163. TWO PRINCES - SPIN DOCTORS
164. U2 MEDLEY - U2
- Sunday bloody Sunday
- Still haven't found what I'm looking for
- With or without you
- Where the streets have no name
165. UPTOWN FUNK - BRUNO MARS
166. UNCHAIN MY HEART - JOE COCKER
167. UNDER THE BOARDWALK - THE ROLLING STONES
168. WAKE ME UP - AVICCII
169. WALK OF LIFE - DIRE STRAITS
170. WALKING BY MYSELF - GARY MOORE
171. WALKING ON SUNSHINE - KATRINA & THE WAVES
172. WALKING IN MEMPHIS - MARC COHN
173. WEATHER WITH YOU - CROWDED HOUSE
174. WHISKEY IN THE JAR - IRISH SING-ALONG
175. WHITE WEDDING - BILLY IDOL
176. WHITER SHADE OF PALE - PROCAL HAREM
177. WHO CAN IT BE NOW - MEN AT WORK
178. WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN - CCR
179. WILD WORLD - MAXI PRIEST (REGGAE VERSION)
180. WILD WORLD - CAT STEVENS
181. WONDER WALL - OASIS
182. WONDERFUL TONIGHT - ERIC CLAPTON
183. YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
184. YOU GOT IT - ROY ORBISON
185. YOU GOTTA TAKE IT - FRANCOIS ORIGINAL
186. YOU MAY BE RIGHT - BILLY JOEL
187. YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING - THE REAL THING

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