When South Africans reminisce About The Transkaroo Herman Holtzhausen’s Name Always Pops Up
Wildhorse Entertainment is extremely proud to have one of Herman’s songs featured here on Independent Superstars.
As you all know Herman Holtzhausen is a Legend in the Afrikaans music industry and has had many Top 10 hits on radio stations worldwide over the past 40 years. Herman is best known for his Million selling single “Transkaroo” which he not only wrote but sang all the way to the Top of the Springbok radio charts. It is also to be noted that Transkaroo was the last Afrikaans song to feature on the Springbok Top 20, once the official South African Top 20 chart show.
Herman is an accomplished Guitarist and has played in many bands during his youth as a guitarist and backup vocalist with his brother Johnny on lead vocals. Their first group entered an Official Battle of the Bands competition and at the time came second nationwide. If that was today it would have been compared to the very successful “Idols”. Later Herman and his brother changed their band’s name to Kings Country Rock Band and were soon signed by EMI with whom they had a Top 20 South African hit, “Sunrise”. It was about this time that Herman took his Songwriting very serious and had a few of his songs recorded by dozens of major SA artists. Eventually EMI realized that Herman was more than just a songwriter and added recording to his existing contract. Within a few months Herman was the biggest name on the South African music scene with hits like “Transkaroo”and Huise Van Glas to mention but a few.
Herman’s biggest hit ever has been “Transkaroo” and believe it or not it has been said that over a 1000 artists have covered that song over the last 30 years. It seems that every new SA artist adds, “Transkaroo” to their lineup at one time or another. Herman has recorded with South Africa’s biggest superstar, “Steve Hofmeyr” and South Africa’s biggest female superstar, has recorded one of his biggest hits,”Huise Van Glas”.
Now what more can we say about Herman, he has been on numerous TV shows, on the radio, his Hit, “Transkaroo” was made into a TV series, titled, “Transkaroo”. Herman is a household name in South Africa and a true South African legend who will always be remembered as, Mr Trankaroo. Herman has allowed us to feature one of his songs here for free download to Disc Jockeys and Radio Stations worldwide and we are hoping that your downloads will put Herman back on the Top of the charts again very soon.
Herman’s song, “Same Met Jou” is made available for radio stations and DJ’s worldwide to download for possible addition to their Radio playlists If you have downloaded Herman’s hit song please let us know or add a comment below for Herman to read as your support is so necessary and so welcome by all at Wildhorse Entertainment and most of all by Herman Holtzhausen a true Living Legend..
To read more about Herman Holtzhausen click on the Radio Airplay banner above, to go to his download page on South African Independent Superstars once there you can download his latest Single for Radio airplay and be sure to leave Herman a comment before you leave with his new hit song, “Saam Met Jou” You can also listen to Wildhorse Entertainments Promotional radio, “Radio Sprinkaan” which has been created for the sole purpose of promoting the Independent Superstars who are featured on Wildhorse Entertainment.
All songs available by Herman Holtzhausen airing on our Artists Promotions Radio internet station and for DJ download on Wildhorse Entertainment is authorized by our Superstar Herman Holtzhausen.
Herman’s downloads are not for resale but for promotional purposes only, thank you.
– Frans Maritz WHISNews21