The upbeat, catchy tune and cheerfully romantic lyrics of Louis Geldenhuys’s new song, HARTE IN DIE LUG, promises to be a firm favourite on the dance floor. This single was just released and has already been performed on stage at the KKNK.
HARTE IN DIE LUG was written by Dennis East and is about two people who are in love and have the opportunity to share their hopes and dreams with one another at any time. They are like two balloons floating towards their personal paradise, where unconditional love will prevail.
“I am able to relate to the song because of my own relationship with my wife, Lindi. We are all searching for our own kind of paradise. The song is about two lovers who are planning a future together, but it is not always moonshine and roses. Sometimes circumstances prevent us from achieving our dreams,” Louis shares about his debut Country-Pop single, which perfectly captures the couple’s feelings of love and excitement about the future. “The song has a fresh sound and my voice blends well with the music.” A music video is also planned for the near future.
The musician with his sophisticated voice, grew up in Welkom and has been in love with music for as long as he can remember. “Apparently there was an incident in kindergarten where I stood on a chair and sang ‘Ruiter Van Die Windjie’ to my classmates,” he explains. Aside from singing in the school choir, Louis had no other formal vocal training, but he was determined to follow his dream of working in the entertainment industry. After school he was a regular performer at functions and venues in his area and he even went to study Drama with Nicole Holm and Albert Maritz at Nortlink College in Europe for two years.
“Unfortunately my father passed away in 2007 and I could not complete my studies, because I had to take over his business in Welkom. Ten years later, I was married with three beautiful kids and a busy life,” he shares. “But I missed singing so much that I decided that it was time for a change. Today, I am living in Blouberg and touring the Karoo with Manie Jackson and Die Lieflinge.” Since resuming his music career, he has also performed at various festivals like KKNK and the KYKNET Buite Ekspo, and he was also one of the organizers of a big music show in Mossel Bay, featuring big names like Nádine, Manie Jackson, Monique Steyn, Pieter Koen and Rudi Claase, which also afforded him the opportunity to perform with them.
Louis enjoys meaningful lyrics with an enjoyable tune and believes that this was inspired by the music that he grew up with, like Bles Bridges, BZN, Jim Reeves and Albert Hummond. He would love to work with the likes of Johan Vorster someday and is also planning to start writing his own music soon.
He reveals that aside from the family business, he is also currently running a self-catering unit with his wife and that he would have loved to be a hotel owner or actor if he had to choose a different career. “I am a dreamer with a soft heart. If I owned my own hotel, I would have a huge piano at the entrance for me to play. My wife and I already have a self-catering unit, but I am still waiting for the piano!”
The music industry has taught Louis Geldenhuys to work hard, believe in himself and stay humble. He dreams of conquering the hearts of fans, locally and abroad, with his soothing voice, upbeat rhythms and unique sound. If HARTE IN DIE LUG is any indication of what he has planned, this musician surely has a very bright future ahead of him.