Piet Botha

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Piet Botha
Born (1955-07-18) 18 July 1955 (age 61)
Occupation(s) Rock musician
Years active 1984 - present
Associated acts Jack Hammer, The Lyzyrd Kyngs, Wildebeest, Akkedis

Piet Botha (born 18 July 1955) is a South African musician[1][2] and the frontman of the South African rock band Jack Hammer (in which he is known as "The Hammer"),[3] which has been an opening act for bands such as ZZ Top. He also performs solo.

He is the son of the former South African Minister of Foreign Affairs Pik Botha[1] and the uncle of Roelof Botha, former CFO of PayPal.

Botha went to the US in 1985 to work there but returned to South Africa the next year.

In 2011 Botha appeared in the television series "Wie Lê Waar" (Who Lies Where) on the Afrikaans TV channel kykNET. In the programme he visits the graves of famous Afrikaner icons and tells about their lives. The series led indirectly to the recording and release of "Spookpsalms", Botha's first solo album in 8 years.

Albums[edit]

  • 'n Suitcase Vol Winter, 1997 WILDEBEEST
    • Donkermaan
    • Sien Jou Weer
    • Marilyn Monroe
    • Suitcase Vol Winter
    • Van Tonder
    • Die Kind
    • Goeienag Generaal
    • Klein Bietjie Reën
    • In Die Transvaal
    • Staan Saam Burgers
    • Gipsey In Jou Oë
    • Kom Huistoe
  • Jan Skopgraaf, 1999 WILDEBEEST
    • Jan Skopgraaf
    • Haiku Vir Rooijan
    • Blues Vir Louise
    • Loftus Versfeld
    • Kankerreën
    • Slawereën
    • Allesverloren
    • Van Tonder deel II
    • Boomstraat
    • Laat Die Wiele Rol
    • Riemtelegram
  • Die Mamba, 2003 RHYTHM
    • Warm Heuning
    • Bye Bye My Darling
    • Man Met Kitaar
    • Die Mamba
    • O My Heiland
    • Al Die Stede
    • Skielik Somer
    • Die Gemmerbroodman
    • Bordello
    • Bosveldpad
    • Herfsgedagtes
    • Kitty
    • Jacob Klipkop
    • Jeffreysbaai (instrumental)
  • Spookpsalms 2011 Wolmer Rekords (independent)

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