Rian Swanepoel


Powerful Vocalist

Top 10 Idols finalist Rian Swanepoel, has a huge vocal range, mastering any music genre, from pop, to jazz, rock, swing, classic-pop-crossover to classics. Rian’s vibrant and energetic personality will light up the night with music from timeless, vintage standards such as Elvis, Queen, Beatles, and Elton John. Rian’s renditions of “La fiamma sacra” and a brand new version of the international hitsong, “You raise me up” are breathtakingly beautiful.

Rian Swanepoel was born in 1981 in Kempton Park, South Africa and this is also where his singing career began. He has won several national singing competitions, such as “Fantasy of Light and “Tehila”. In 2002 he was a Top 10 finalist in Pop Idols. Rian performed with many of South Africa’s top artists and also performed with the Transoranje School for the Deaf sign language choir for a period of 2½ years. Rian is involved with various charities in South Africa. He undertook 3 very successful concert tours to Argentina (2005), South Korea (2007) and Germany (2008). Rian’s first music video was filmed in Seoul, South Korea. He has also received an invitation to perform in Japan later this year. Rian’s latest album, “Verf die classics rooi” contains duets with Rina Hugo, Sibongile Mngoma, Kevin Leo, Veronique Lalouette and Werner Brooks. The album was nominated for a SAMA in the category, “Best Classical Crossover Album”.

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