Francois du Plessis

Location: Based in Cape Town



Francois du Plessis is one of the busiest solo entertainers in South Africa, with 29 years' experience and an unmatched repertoire ranging from Rock to Big band Swing, Funk to Blues, Pop to Reggae and Classic Acoustic Balladeer to soft Jazzy tunes. Francois is acclaimed for his flawless voice, amazing versatility, his tremendous stage presence, and his ability to read his audience - always playing the right song at the perfect time!

Through his travels, Francois has performed in many luxurious hotels, upmarket restaurants, popular taverns, pubs and shows.  With this wide range of hits and favourites, he has entertained audiences and guests at countless private functions, ranging from large corporate functions and formal cocktail parties, to birthday and wedding celebrations.

Francois, who has been playing music since the age of 6, when his father taught him to play the guitar, has pursued his solo career with vigor since settling in Cape Town in 1991.  He has created a great demand for his shows, performing on average 5 nights a week since 1993, and often breaking the 7 night-a-week barrier!  In 1997, he recorded a self-funded album of his original music with his band Brenton Blue, which still receives airplay in South Africa. In 2000 he recorded three songs with Duncan Mackay, (from 10CC and Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel fame), who also collaborated on keyboards and production of the songs.

In 2001, after touring Dubai, Francois added another feather to his cap of musical genres.  With the introduction of his acoustic guitar - as well as a new swing set, which includes some Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble and Robbie Williams classics - he has shown that he is able to successfully reinvent himself to conquer an ever changing commercial market.  No wonder that top national companies like SA Breweries, Rabie properties and Escom continue to employ his talents, year after year, function after function. 

Francois performs with a wireless headset microphone and a wireless guitar, which means that he is not always stage-bound, and is able to serenade the guests.

International Noteworthy Performances

  • Various performances in Dubai in 2001, with an expanded repertoire to please the diverse crowd in this prestige entertainment location
  • Performance in Vejle, Denmark, for 43 selected guests at a corporate function for GEAC Runtime, an International IT company based in London, in 2004
  • Corporate function for Ingenico at the Gleneagles Hotel, Country club and Spa in May 2006
  • Street party in Idstein, Germany

Client Feedback

The function was a great success. Francois was superb – the client and guests were very entertained by his performance!
Thea Hurenkamp, The Creative Type

Thank you so much for your amazing music that you performed and played at our wedding. You created such a wonderful vibe and really got our dance floor going! Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the live entertainment. We appreciate all your effort and hard work in making our wedding such a jol.
Craig and Tamaryn

On behalf of Kate, Ricky I would like to thank you so much for making their wedding at the Mount Nelson such a memorable occasion. We had such an amazing evening of fun and wonderful music thanks mainly to you. Everyone remarked how wonderful you were. You really gave us your ALL. One always worries that guests will be bored and go home early - well not at this wedding. You had everyone up dancing from the moment you started entertaining us. And the fact that you were still playing long after midnight proves that nobody wanted you to stop.
Thanks again Francois. You have a wonderful talent that you share with the rest of us mere mortals. Thank you for being a major part of our special day and all the very best for the future in what I am sure will be a career that will only carry on being a major success.
Phil Dillon (Mother of the Bride)

This is a long overdue letter, which I really ought to have sent you some time ago in appreciation of the most outstanding evening we enjoyed when you provided the music and entertainment at our year end function held at the Cape Grace hotel last December. Your participation in the planning and advice on layout of the seating was also much appreciated. You have a real talent for reading the “vibe” of a group and responding with such accuracy in the choice of music to keep everyone happy, which we appreciated very much. Thank you very much for a great evening and be assured we will not hesitate to recommend your services.
Allan Pike - Managing Member, The Key Recruitment Group CC

Thank you for a wonderful performance, you not only used the brief given to choose the correct music for the crowd, you also read the crowd well and adjusted your performance accordingly. I was most impressed with the amount of music you had available on request. Your sound, set up and delivery was brilliant and you have my recommendation any day for any event.
Tina Jordaan - Forsdicks Tygervalley 

Baie dankie vir jou aandeel om ons funksie Vrydag so ‘n groot sukses te maak. Dit is altyd moelik om so ‘n diverse groep almal gelukkig te hou en ek dink jy het meesterlik daarin geslaag. Ek het jou musiek baie geniet en dit lyk of die jongklomp lekker geparty het.
Martili Uys - Alliott

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Budget Range for Francois du Plessis is

R5000 - R15000


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