Koos Kombuis

Started out as an Afrikaner writer under the name of Andre Le Toit. He decided to become a singer songwriter in order to reach a wider audience. His first album, Ver Van Die Ou Kalahari, was released as Andre Le Toit.

He changed his stage name to Koos Kombuis under which name he has released all subsequent albums: Niemandsland & Beyond (1989), Elke Boemelaar Se Droom (1994), Blameer Dit Op Apartheid (1997), Madiba Bay (1997), Mona Lisa (1999), Equilibrium (2002), ‘n Jaar In Die Son (with Valiant Swart, 2003), Bloedrivier (2008), Koos Kombuis (2009), Dertien (2012), Lente In Die Boland (2013) and Langpad Na Lekkersing (2016).

He was also a pivotal member of the Voelvry tour and appears on the Shifty Records Voelvry and Voelvry tour compilation albums.

Photograph of Koos Kombuis courtesy of Harold Gess Photography.
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The Softies

Springs-based group formed in 1984: Mark Bennet (guitar, vocals, cash register), Jannie van Tonder (trombone), Leon van der Merwe (saxophone), Tracy Bennet (keyboards) and Andre van Niekerk (drums).

Released the single “Mission to Ciro” in 1984 and the cassette An Evening With the Softies in 1985 followed by 4 of those songs on the EP The Softies also in 1985.