Spoegwolf Live at the Mercury Live in Cape Town

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | January 7, 2018


Since 2012, Spoegwolf has been the face of alternative Afrikaans music, and for good reason.

As one reviewer put it:

“With their thought-provoking lyrics and rich sound, Spoegwolf have all the ingredients necessary to make their music stand out from what is available in the current Afrikaans market.”

Upcoming Event

When: Friday 12 Jan 2018
Where: Mercury Live
43 De Villiers St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925
Time: 20H00
Cost: R60
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History of Spoegwolf


In 2012 four guys got together with the aim of making some noise and having a blast doing it. They shared a common goal;  to make good Afrikaans music.

They were looking for something real and raw. A sound that wasn’t too hard, but not too soft either. They were looking for the heartbeat of an animal.

As the band grew over the years they have refined their sound. They have rightfully earned their place as the Face of Alternative Afrikaans Music!

In 2012 the band released their first album, Gravity. Since then they have released 3 more.

Not content to keep using other studios, Spoegwolf setup their own recording studio. Their latest album, The Dark Tower, was recorded at this studio in 2017.


Who are the members of Spoegwolf?


Danie du Toit, Vocals- a writer who brews beer in his closet.
Chris von Wielligh, Guitars and Vocals – the boat builder
Albert van der Merwe, bass – makes shoes and has a garden
Moscow du Toit, drums and vocals – is a famous cook in Paarl

It must at this point be said that none of the four plays golf.


Since their launch in 2012 the band has put out 4 albums:

2012: Gravity
2013: Electric Child EP
2015: Summer
2017: The dark tower

If you want to make contact with Spoegwolf, or would like to keep up to date with when they’ll be playing again, you can check out their Facebook page [here].

If you want to buy some of their music, you can visit their online store [here].

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