Valiant Swart

Valiant Swart (born Pierre Nolte, 25 November 1965), is a South African musician, Afrikaans folk rock singer/songwriter and actor from Wellington.

Valiant Swart
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Background information
OriginSouth Africa
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1990– present
LabelsRhythm Records
WebsiteOfficial Website

CareerEdit

Born in Wellington, he resided in Stellenbosch. In 1977, at 11 years old, Valiant was given a guitar by his father and taught himself to play songs from artists like George Baker and Joe Dolan. Two years later he owned his first electric guitar. He writes and sings in both English and Afrikaans. The work that was begun by artists like Anton Goosen and, later, Koos Kombuis was continued by Swart.

He has released a great number of albums debuting in 1996 with the album Die Mystic Boer. In 2014, he released a collaboration with the South African rapper Jack Parow called Tema van jou lied. [1]

SonvangerEdit

He is most famous for his song "Sonvanger" from his 2002 album Maanhare. The song has been covered multiple times notably by Corlea Botha, Jurie Els, Theuns Jordaan and Refentse.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Die Mystic Boer (1996)
  • Dorpstraat Revisited (1996)
  • Kopskoot (1997)
  • Roekeloos (1998)
  • Deur die Donker Vallei (1999)
  • Boland Punk (2001)
  • Maanhare (2002)
  • Song vir Katryn (2003)
  • ‘n Jaar in die son (with Koos Kombuis) (2003)
  • @ Jinx (with Mel Botes) (2004)
  • Mystic Myle (2005)
  • Horisontaal (2006)
  • Vuur en Vlam (with Ollie Viljoen) (2007)
  • Vrydagaand/Saterdagaand (2008)
  • Wild en Wakker (with Ollie Viljoen) (2010)
  • Nagrit (2015)

SinglesEdit

  • "Dis my Kruis" (1996)
  • "Boomtown hotel" (1996)
  • "Die skoene moet jy dra" (1996)
  • "Dis 'n honde lewe" (1997)
  • "Eldorado" (1997)
  • "Ware liefde" (1997)
  • "Eyeshadow" (1998)
  • "Roekeloos" (1998)
  • "Sonvanger" (2002)
  • "Matrooslied" (2002)
  • "Jakarandastraat" (2003)
  • "Liefde in die suburbs" (2003)
  • "Dans met my baby" (2003)
  • "Die sewe af" (2003)
  • "Lekker verby" (2003)
  • "Dad se vastrap" (2003)
  • "Horisontaal" (2006)
  • "Vaalhoed se baas" (2006)
  • "Spook en diesel" (2008)
  • "Heaven Hill blues" (2008)
  • "Tema van jou lied" (with Jack Parow) (2014)

DVDsEdit

  • Live in die Staatsteater (2003)

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit