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Meeste 16 jariges kan nie wag om hulle droom-maat te ontmoet nie, maar Wynand en Lindi Delport het albei reeds op 16 sterre in hulle oe gekry wanneer mens praat van musiek en daarom het hulle reeds op die jong ouderdom geweet dat hulle pasmaats is, toe hulle mekaar op ‘n kerk kamp ontmoet het. Wynand het op 17 reeds sy eerste musiekreggiseur pos logeslaan by Charis gemeente in Pretoria en hier het hy en Lindi al begin saam sing.

Albei gaan studeer later aan die Tshwane Universiteit van Tegnologie. Wynand, Jazz Guitar, aangesien hy toe reeds ‘n UNISA Graad 8 klaviereksamen geslaag het en ook orkesleier met Trompet in die hand was. Lindi, Musiekteater waar sy opleiding in sang, dans en drama ontvang het. Lindi het later verder gaan leer by Shareen Swart se drama skool, PALI (performance and lifestyle institute) waar sy die hoofrol in verskeie produksies gespeel het, onder andere ‘n musical “No Service please” in die staatsteater.

Alhoewel albei vryskut werk begin doen het in hulle spesifieke velde, het albei saam met die gewilde Louis Brittz begin optree in produksies van verskilende formate, alles van klein plattelandse gemeentes, TV programme soos Kwela tot Loftus vir Jesus met ‘n gehoor van 71000 mense.

Gedurende sy tyd by Charis kerk, het Wynand ‘n groep begin met die naam Daypoem. Daypoem se eerste CD “Surviving Humanity is in 2007 vrygestel, en een van die liedjies “Rising Son” het nommer 3 op Radio Rippel se top 10 behaal. Dis dan ook in 2007 dat Wynand en Lindi die knoop deurhaak en Mnr. en Mev. Delport word.

Lindi was ook onder andere aanbieder van Pedaling Pilgrims, op SABC2. Sy doen ook voice over werk vir Supersport en Kyknet, terwyl Wynand in studio werk saam met kunstenaars soos Heinz Winkcler, Retief Burger, Louis Brittz, Freda Francis en Wanda Bam. Wynand se werk sluit in:

Daypoem (Vervaardiger, liedjieskrywer, kitaarspeler, klavierspeler en saam met Lindi
Marno  (Vervaardiger en Lindi as agtergrond stem)
Julius (Vervaardiger en Lindi as agtergrond stem)
Freda Francis (Kitaarspeler)
Luidkids (Kitaarspeler)
Hannes van der Walt (Kitaarspeler)
Loftus vir Jesus (Kitaarspeler)
Daniel Konferensie (Kitaarspeler)
Jean Marais (Kitaarspeler)
Wanda Bam  (Kitaarspeler)



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Louis Brittz, a 44-year old lawyer by training, is a trend setting South African singer/songwriter of Christian Music, worship leader, music producer and public speaker (on worship-related topics). He is the CEO of Merchant Music, a South African Record Label that records, markets and distributes quality music. He is also co-owner of Urial Publishing. Apart from his many performances, he has produced albums for The Soweto String Quartet, Laurika Rauch and Retief Burger (Luidkeels). Louis writes columns for two monthly magazines and has two books scheduled for release in 2013.

Louis has recorded 13 CD’s containing self-written songs in English and Afrikaans as well as well-known praise and worship material. His 2011 release ‘Psalms’ has received gold status (20 000 units sold). His work has been nominated for and won local music awards, and many of the leading South African gospel artists have recorded songs written by Louis. One of S.A’s leading mainstream female artists (Laurika Rauch) picked up on Louis’ songs and recorded it during 2002. She has subsequently recorded a number of his songs and has booked him as producer on her shows, CD – and DVD recordings.

Louis performs on invitation with a band made up of professional musicians. They deliver a dynamic performance built on worship and acoustic rock music, with African, European and American influences. It’s a unique style and is the main reason why he has been touring internationally for 15 years. Louis is fond of South Africans who live abroad and frequently undertakes tours to Australia, New Zeeland, the UK and Dubai to encourage the expats.

Louis has performed with Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, The Newsboys, Third Day and Sonic Flood on their tours to South Africa. He has led worship at numerous national conferences, working with Drs. Loren Cunningham, Tony Campolo, Bruce Wilkinson, Duffy Robbins, George Verwer and almost every South African Christian speaker of note.

Louis has worked closely with South African youth ministries as a project leader, producer and evangelist, but is especially known as a mobiliser of young adults towards radically relevant Christianity, firmly integrated in society. He is a firm believer that our generation has a key-role to play in establishing God’s Kingdom; that apart from being saved and healed by the in-working of the cross of Christ, we are to take up our mantle as wounded healers who take the Message and the Love of Christ to a world that has heard so much, but has seen so little of the Christ who lives in his body of believers today. With his dedicated team of musicians and assistants, Louis has had the privilege to see thousands saved, called and envisioned to apply their calling to daily life. This is a Holy Spirit-inspired ministry for which Louis and his team give God all the glory!!


One Crown

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One Crown has been around for a number of years. These young men which hail from Potchefstroom, where we have seen many good musicians rise from the ashes, started their band when they were only teenagers. Unlike most garage bands they never gave up the dream they had of becoming rockstars and decided that they will keep doing what they were born to do. They kept on spreading the message of Christ and a life in abundance in Christ through the music they produced.

Although One Crown will only launch their debut album on the 28th of October, they already have a huge number of fans and tons of favour in the media. They are a true example of practice makes perfect and fans everywhere knows that every ounce of exposure for these guys is well deserved.

Other than a fan base of thousands and media favour, One Crown has a very busy schedule and will be performing across SA even before the album lauches in October. Their performances are electric and it is easy to see why they have such a following. If you consider attending their show, make sure to pack all the energy you can get.

Virander/Verander is a very true sound of One Crown and reminds a little of bands like Straatligkinders and Metanoya Rockonfusion, but the sound is not quite as heavy. Make room on your shelves for One Crown will be occupying it very soon.