Artist picture of Appel


19 295 fans

Artist's Top Tracks

Ons Is Familie Bernice West, Emo Adams, Appel, Leah 02:49
Jagter Appel 03:45
Nonna Appel 03:23
Dina Appel 03:16
F250 Appel 03:18
Monoloog Appel 03:51
n Laaste Een Appel 03:56
Ons Is Familie Bernice West, Emo Adams, Appel, Leah 02:51
Hanna Appel 03:49
Tameletjie Appel 03:40

Similar Artists


For every mood


Christoph Kotze, also known as Appel, is one of South Africa’s most prolific contemporary Afrikaans song writers. He has written hit songs for artists including Theuns Jordaan, Karlien Van Jaarsveld, EDEN, Bok Van Blerk, Laurika Rauch and Dewald Wasserfall. His compositions have won multiple awards, including the esteemed Ghoema Song of the Year Award for EDEN’s Superhero. He wrote and performed the theme song to the featured film Somer Son, entitled Somer Son, that climbed the charts of several radio stations around the country. When asked about his music, Appel says that his passion for music stated at a very young age. His mom played guitar while he was still in the womb, and he grew up in a music filled household. He started playing guitar in high school, which is when his music career started. Appel is a songwriter in residence at Inhoud Huis, and at the same time, working on his debut solo album. He has opened for artists including Theuns Jordaan, Nianell and Koos Kombuis, and toured with Jan Blohm. He has performed at major festivals including Aardklop, Rittelfees and Innibos. His music style is adult contemporary folk pop. Appel performs soul captivating, emotionally driven songs, with rhythms very close to the heart. He delivers a very rewarding live performance.