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Bok van Blerk
Birth name Louis Andreas Pepler
Born (1978-03-30) 30 March 1978 (age 45)
Pretoria, South Africa
Origin Pretoria, South Africa
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Mozi-rekords; Coleske Artists

Bok van Blerk (born Louis Andreas Pepler; 30 March 1978) is a South African singer-songwriter who sings in Afrikaans. He became famous in 2006 for his rendition of "De la Rey" by Sean Else and Johan Vorster.

Though controversy attended the release of "De la Rey," South Africa's Department of Arts and Culture examined the debate and then wished van Blerk well with the song, writing officially that the Department saw "no problem."

Early life and career

Van Blerk went to school at Hoërskool die Wilgers in Pretoria. After his study, he spent time working abroad.

In March 2006, Bok van Blerk and the Mossies released the album Jy praat nog steeds my taal (You still speak my language). The same album was rereleased in October 2006 under the name De La Rey and solely credited to Bok van Blerk. According to Van Blerk "and the Mossies" was removed because his fellow singer, Tanya van Graan, was too busy modeling. Van Blerk is accompanied by Jaco Mans (and occasionally Manie van Niekerk) on lead guitar, Francois Coetzee on bass guitar, and Nathan Smit on the drums.

Discography

Title and details Notes Peak chart
positions
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De La Rey[1]
  • Type: Album
  • Production: Mozi Records
  • Distribution: Select Music
  • Released: 2005
No. Title Length
1. "De la Rey"    
2. "Praat nog steeds my taal"    
3. "Vodka en OJ"    
4. "Hatfield Jol"    
5. "Die Bok kan blêr"    
6. "Lenteblomme"    
7. "So waai die wind"    
8. "Stuk van jou"    
9. "Op Walvisbaai"    
10. "'68 Chevy"    
11. "Katie"    
12. "Girls in bikinis"    
13. "Habana!"    
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Afrikanerhart
  • Type: Album
  • Distribution: Select Music
  • Released: 2009
No. Title Length
1. "Tyd Om Te Trek"    
2. "Afrikanerhart"    
3. "Super Schalk"    
4. "Brandewyn Het Nie Brieke Nie"    
5. "Jou Pa Is Hier"    
6. "Klaar Met My"    
7. "Die Kaplyn"    
8. "My Angel"    
9. "Die Kleur Van My Vel"    
10. "Seilvisskoffel"    
11. "Boeregirl"    
12. "Miss U.S.A"    
13. "Nooit Weer Gesien Nie"    
14. "Sink of Swem"    
15. "Pa en Seun"    
1
My Kreet
  • Type: Album
  • Distribution: Select Music
  • Released: 2010
No. Title Length
1. "My Kreet"    
2. "Die ou klipkerk gebou"    
3. "'n Goeie man"    
4. "BMX en bende"    
5. "Tannie Tina van Wyk"    
6. "Konyne"    
7. "Anderkant die treinspoor"    
8. "Bloubul shebeen"    
9. "Die bokke skiet terug"    
10. "Diknek en klein tandjies"    
11. "Honnelos"    
12. "Platteland"    
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Steek Die Vure Aan
  • Type: Album
  • Distribution: Select Music
  • Released: 2013
No. Title Length
1. "Land Van Melk En Heuning"    
2. "Koue Voete En Warm Liefde"    
3. "Die Groot Trek Weer Kaap Toe"    
4. "Steek Die Vure Aan"    
5. "Ons Kyk Na Ons Mense"    
6. "'Van Hings'"    
7. "Daai Klein-Dorpie Gevoel"    
8. "Tref En Trap"    
9. "Gebore Om Vry Te Wees"    
10. "Ek En My Vlerk"    
11. "Vroumens"    
12. "Huil Soos 'n Man"    
13. "Bakbeen Anties"    
14. "Bloubul Snor"    
7
Sing Afrikaner Sing
  • Type: Album
  • Distribution: Select Music
  • Released: 2015
No. Title Length
1. "Sing Afrikaner Sing"    
2. "Bosveld Afrika"    
3. "Hou Jou Voete Op Die Grond"    
4. "Aan Jou Lippe"    
5. "Spooloos"    
6. "Al Die Dubbles"    
7. "Bok Vir Sports"    
8. "Die Beste Dag Van My Lewe"    
9. "Soos In Die Ou Dae"    
10. "Voor Ek My Kop Neerlê"    
11. "Skoenmaker"    
12. "Ek Het - Duet Met Laurika Rauch"    
13. "Soutwater"    
4
Van De La Rey Tot Nou
  • Type: Album
  • Distribution: Select Music
  • Released: 2016
15
Hoor Ons!
  • Type: Album
  • Distribution: Select Music
  • Released: 2019
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Filmography

  • Platteland (2011)
  • As jy sing (2013)
  • Vrou Soek Boer (2014)
  • Leading Lady (2014)
  • Blood & Glory (Modder en Bloed, 2018)

See also

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