It’s extraordinary when you consider that Steve Hofmeyr has been surprising and delighting audiences musically for a quarter century. On the eve of this monumental achievement, EMI Music is proud to reveal the release of Haloda Ná 25 Jaar, a 19-strong track DVD showcasing many of his biggest hits.
Hoymeyr’s lasting success as a singer, actor, songwriter, presenter, poet, author, activist, polemicist and web-savvy blogger has seen the multi-award winning star sell close on two million albums since he first burst onto the local entertainment scene.
Hot on the heels of his most recent album of the same name, Haloda Ná 25 Jaar, the DVD opens with the CDs title track, before powering through the hit singles “Kol Op Die Maan”, “We Got Tonight”, “FM Stereo” and “Juliet”.
Never far from friends and fellow musicians, Haloda Ná 25 Jaar includes the likes of Rocco de Villiers (“Hello Again” and “Music Box”), Willem Botha (“Toeka-snitte” and “Breek Op In Stereo”), Emo Adams (“Vredenburg” and “Die Nuwe Oukraalliedjie”).
An even bigger highlight is “Pa En Seun” and “Buy This Guitar” featuring Hofmeyr’s son Armand. As a friends and family affair, all of Hofmeyr’s performances are flawless, fun and all-round entertaining. Integrity, raw honesty and blinding talent are just some of the many attributes fans around the world and right here at home continue to embrace.
Filled with original compositions and classic favourites first made famous by the likes of Neil Diamond, Hofmeyr’s knack of crafting each song makes Haloda Ná 25 Jaar a must-have collectable for fans newly curious, as well as those who have followed the unique talent’s multifaceted career from the start.
“Bloubul” and “Pampoen” also make the cut here, and as two of night’s closing performances both bring the house down with rapturous applause and encore demands from the packed venue.
Haloda Ná 25 Jaar is a snapshot, a high-definition, 5.1 stereo selection of classic Steve Hofmeyr at his very best intended to be enjoyed time-and-time again, until his next impressive instalment. As one chapter of a much bigger volume of work, this 106-minute trip fantastic confirms, yet again, just why he is where he is today – a genuine superstar on every level.