Theuns Jordaan

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Background information
Born (1971-01-10) 10 January 1971 (age 50)
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1992-present

Pappa Theuns (born 10 January 1971) is a South African singer and songwriter.


Jordaan was born on 10 January 1971 in Venterstad in the Eastern Cape. While studying industrial psychology at the University of Stellenbosch, he had his first performance on 21 October 1992 at a local bar called The Terrace.[1] He started composing his own lyrics, resulting in five songs of his debut album, Vreemde Stad. Theuns attended Volkskool school in Graaff-Reinet in the eastern Cape. While at school, Std 9 and matric he played music and sang to local patrons at a pizza / pub called Trail in.

After he completed his studies, Jordaan spent a year as an entrepreneur. In October 1998, he moved from the Cape to Pretoria and, after gaining popularity in the city, recorded his debut album, Vreemde Stad, in Stellenbosch. This album was released in 2000 at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees in Oudtshoorn. EMI released Vreemde Stad shortly afterwards, and the album surpassed triple platinum status (150 000 copies) in July 2003.[2]

He launched his second album, Tjailatyd at the Aardklop music festival in 2002, which also sold more than 150 000 records. The South African guitar player, Anton L'Amour, performed with Theuns and was responsible for all the guitar tracks in Vreemde Stad and Tjailatyd.


Theuns Jordaan's singing is characterized by his deeply emotive bass voice.[3] His music has been said to be "faintly bluesly, radio-friendly", with his lyrics "infused with a mournful love of South Africa".[4]


  • Vreemde stad (1999)
  • Tjailatyd (2002)
  • Seisoen (2005)
  • Roeper (2012)
  • Tribute to the poets (2014)
  • Agter Slot & Grendel (2020)


  1. ^ Rooyen, Gerhard van. "Theuns Jordaan : Biografie". Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  2. ^ "Don't miss popular Theuns". Go!. 2006-04-13. Archived from the original on 2006-10-10. Retrieved 2007-02-24.
  3. ^ "Draadloos Volume 1 - Various [EMI]". Amuzine. Archived from the original on 2007-03-26. Retrieved 2007-02-24.
  4. ^ Jean Barker. "Music Review : Theuns Jordaan - Seisoen". Entertainment. Retrieved 2007-02-24.