Francois van Coke rose to fame as the iconic front man of legendary South African rock bands Fokofolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel. In April 2015, Francois launched his self-titled debut solo album with the release of the most poignant ballad of the year – Toe Vind Ek Jou featuring Karen Zoid; the first Afrikaans album and single to simultaneously jump to no. 1 positions on the SA iTunes store.