Telephone: +27 72672 8725
Email: email@example.com Skype: cole.van.dais
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
www.colevandais.co.za www.youtube.com/colevandais www.facebook.com/colevandais www.soundcloud.com/colevandais www.songstall.com/cole
Dress size: 8
cup size: B
Playing age: 25 – 40
Hair clour: brown & blonde (high-lights & low-lights)
Passport: Yes Driver’s licence: Yes First Aid: Yes
*Rock, pop and soul singing training at Citylit college in Holborn,
London, England (Teacher – Carol Grimes)
*Singing and acting lessons with London based theatrical
actress/singer – Cathy McMannon
*Speach level singing course (Seth Riggs)
Mezzo soprano with strong rock/pop belt;
Lower E to top C, Break at Bb
English (fluent), Afrikaans (fluent), Zulu (basic), Spanish (basic)
Vice President for Africa of OGAE Rest of the World (Eurovision fanclub); CWUSA (Creative workers Union
of SA) – Represented SA at FIM (international federation
of musicians) congress in 2008; Member of SAMRO (SA Music Rights Organisation); Member of RISA (Recording industry of South Africa); Human rights Activist (wrote The Human Rights song)
Shoe size: 5
Height: 1,68m (5’7)
Colé van dais
Cole van dais (pronounced Colay van day) is an independent South African artist who performs as a solo, duo or as a band. She sings English and Afrikaans, either her original music, or chart cover oldies to current hits ranging from pop, rock, pop/rock, dance to jazz and contemporary music. For themed parties, Cole can tailor-make a show to suit your event or she can perform one of her fully outfitted tribute shows with dancers or musicians. Her tribute shows include: The James Bond Golden hits tribute, Madonna & 80s show and ABBA.
Cole has been performing for the past 15 years at many shows around SA, Namibia, UK, Europe, Seychelles and the Mediterranean islands and has shared the stage with popular artists such as Village People, WWF wrestlers, Malaika, Mango Groove, Steve Hofmeyer and many more.
In 2011, Cole performed at the 35th Anniversary for the independence of Seychelles. As an active Human rights and peace activist, Cole had the honour of performing at the Chris Hani tribute concert. She has performed at 100’s of festivals in South Africa such at The Rand Easter show, Klein karoo kunstefees & Aardklop, and touring festivals in Namibia (Windhoek, Gobabis, Grootfontein, Swakopmund), as well as international events such as The Ukkasie festival , Earlscourt festival (performed 3 years in a row and was the main presenter/mc), Pizza on the Park (Hyde Park, London),
Nottinghill carnival (the biggest street carnival in Europe), Edinburgh
Festival (UK), and toured islands such as Cyprus, Spain and the Isle of
Skye. She sings either solo or with her band, Ruby Tuesday, with whom
she won The Battle of the cover bands 2012.
A versatile actress, Cole starred as Rizzo in the musical ‘Grease’ for a
Scotland tour, and on TV as the Prince’s girlfriend in ‘Prince Harry laid bare’.
Cole is not only a singer and actress but an accomplished TV presenter.
Her TV show, ‘Mind, body, spirit’, broadcasted from London’s SKY TV, had
over 1 million viewers in 2005. In 2012 she presented a show for OGAE
Rest of the World called The Eurovision 2nd chance competition
2012 broadcasted in 26 participating countries.
Colé van dais
Solo – with backing tracks
Duo – with backing tracks and guitar, or piano only.
Band – 5 or 6 piece 100% live band (The band consists of keyboard, guitar, base & drums. Cole sings as a 5 piece band, or as a 6 piece, joined by an additional male lead vocalist who also plays rhythm guitar). Tribute shows – solo or with dancers (backing tracks)
The James Bond golden hits tribute, Madonna, 80s show, ABBA show.
WORK EXPERIENCE :
Cole has performed at festivals, holiday resorts, schools, clubs, restaurants, product launches, themed events, parties, and corporate functions as singer and/or MC, either solo, with dancers, or as a duo or full live band. She has been performing professionally since 1996 as an independent artist.
Date: 1 May 2011 – 30 January 2014
Performing solo & with band, ‘Ruby Tuesday’, self-penned original songs and popular covers
Performed at schools, festivals, corporate functions and special events including The Chris Hani Tribute concert, The 35th Anniversary of the Independence of Seychelles at Freedom square in Victoria on Mahe island, Indaba hotel (valentines function and old year’s eve 2012), Fairway Hotel & Golf club, Highflyers, Rumours lounge, Tanz cafe, German club (Edenvale), Newcastle Casino, Carnival City Casino, The Majestic Theater (Fordsburg) theater, Lenasia Theater (as part of Jayson King & the Queens show) and many corporate functions including Mercedez Benz Conference centre.
Colé van dais
Date: 1 May 2007 – 30 April 2011
Performing solo, duo (with pianist, Ekemini Essien,guitarist, Ant Spirou and Dudley Louwe), or as a 4 piece band (joined by percussionist Adyemmi) –originals and covers in alternative, pop and jazz genres
KKNK (Klein karoo Nasionale kunstefees) 2011, The Windmill casino (Bloemfontein), Herold’s bay resort (George), Coco Brazil (Midrand), Rustenburg show (singer and Miss Showqueen presenter), Waterfall mall (fathers day show), Panorama Fleamarket, Phomelong Stadium (The Mayor’s address to the people of Thembisa), Mosselbay Diaz beach, Mabula Lodgde (for Mabula awards), Brazillios (East Rand Sterio -Radio presenter Pedro Fernando’s birthday party), Daihatsu Charade Car Lauch (Fashion TV café)- Sandton Square, Rosebank feamarket, Waterfall Mall (Spring Fashion show), Aventura holiday resort tour (Swadini, Warmbaths, Loskopdam, Badplaas), Fogeys, Panorama Fleamarket, Miguels restaurant (Plettenberg bay), Randfontein show, Perske fees, The Ekurhuleni metro youth celebrations,
The Ridge Casino (Witbank), Monte Casino, James Bond golden hits show (The Performer, Golden valley casino, Olives Bistro and corporate events), Firkin Boksburg, Emoyeni conference centre for FIM (international federation of musicians) 19th congress (1st time in South Africa), Guvon hotels launch, Midrand conference centre (wedding show), Village Mall, Khaya Ibhubezi, Sun City valley, Symphonia cruise ship, as well as other private parties, venues & product launches.
ARTIST PERFROMED WITH:
Village people (Carousel), Julian Marley (World peace concert), George Harrison from the Beatles (Hari Krsna centre in Watford), Peter Strycher (ex partner of Freddie Mercury – at Pizza on the Park, London), UK dance band, 2the Limit (Aquarius, London), Michaela (Malta’s pop idol, at The world song contest), Rushlana (Eurovision 2004 winner from Russia), Ladysmith Black mambaso, Malaika, Pilani, Ntombazane, Watershed, Saron Gas, Coleske, Mango groove, Cucumber Zoo, Henry Ate, Just Ginger, Boo (Chris Chameleon), Ike Morritz, Wendy Oldfield, Dozi, Bobby Angel, Jody Wayne, Patricia Lewis, Steve Hofmeyer, Pieter Koen, Jaques de Coning, Amore Vitone, KTV team (performed at ‘sodastream’ school parties with presenters), and many more artists
Colé van dais
Date: 1 February 2007– 30 April 2007
Performing solo -originals, covers & tributes in a variety of genre’s
*Venue: Contract at Sun City – Performed at the Harlequins, The Palace pool and Valley of the Waves.
Date: December 2005 – January 2007
Performing originals and covers as a solo singer & duo with keyboardist Ekemini
World song Contest (finals contestant – my original song ‘Tears with Champagne’ released worldwide on CD & DVD), Ill Grane Theatre (Monte Casino), Sun City (Valley of the Waves), Potato street festival (Bethal), Rainbow show (Bloemfontein), Rustenburg show (singer & Miss Showqueen presenter), Murray Park music festival (as one of SA’s 50 top artist) as well as Murray park theatre (as Nancy Sinatra in Frank Sinatra Tribute show with Bobby Angel), Ambers (corporate event), Mark Anthonys at Emperors Palace Casino, Wella Intercofoire international hair-show (Emperors palace), Waterfall Mall Spring fashion show (sing and mc), Yamaha young talent competition (judge), Closing of the Ekhuruleni metro games (Germiston stadium), Panorama fleamkt, The Mayor’s Embizo (Germiston Stadium),Gold reef City (Mr & Miss Gay Gaugeng), Shopping centres as well as performances at several golf clubs & corporate functions in Jo-burg, Capetown and other regions.
Colé van dais
Date: November 2005
Isle of Skye (Scottish Island)
Performed originals and covers (rock & pop) as a solo singer
*Venue: Saucy Mary’s Lodge (Kyleakin)
Date: July – October 2005
Cyprus (Mediterranean Island)
Performed solo – originals, chart hits and tribute shows (Madonna,Kylie, Shakira and Shania Twain)
Agia Napa Stadium, Alva Hotel, Return of the Kings, Andrioties,
Date: 2002 – 2005 (United Kingdom)
Performed as a solo singer, duo and band at solo venues and in theatrical productions
*Hotels: Hilton Southampton, Falkirk hotel (3 month contract) *Holiday resorts: Park & Haven resorts (Great Yarmouth, Cherrie tree,
Coombe Haven Hastings, etc.)
*Festivals: Earlscourt festival (2003, 2004 & 2005) – event mc and performer.
Nottinghill Carnival (2003 & 2004), ATKV Ukkasie festival (2004)
*Musical theatre: Lead role in ‘Grease’ (touring Scotland 2004) and ‘Flopstar’ (Edinburgh Festival, Glasgow, London) *Other: Madam Tausauds wax muzeum, many performances at Pizza on the Park (jazz venue in Hyde Park), Zulus,
at venues touring with Robert James show at various gay venues, corporate and private functions, schools (London), community events and charity dinners.
Date: 1996 – 2001
Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana & Swaziland)
Performed solo or as part of a 5 girl group – Simply Irresistible (Tributes to Spice girls & Diva shows)
*Casinos : Sun City, Graceland, Monte Casino, Gold Reef City, Las vegas, Carousel, Pig’s Peak Casino
*Annual Agricultural shows & festivals: Namibia tour (Windhoek-, Gobabis-, Grootfontein-, Swartkopmund shows), Botswana -, Zululand trade expo, Ladysmilth-, Newcastle-, Secunda, Portshepstone-, Dundee-, The Rainbow show (Bloemfontein), Kimberly, Pretoria -,Rand Easter show, Rustenburg-, Nelspruit-, Tzaneen-, Welkom-, Springs-, Lichtenburg-, Vaal-, Bredasdorp-, Swellendam-, Dias festival (Mosselbay), Kriel-, Brits-, Westrand-, Queenstown-, Phalaborwa-, Kuruman-, Lowfeld-, Nelspruit-, Sasolburg shows and many more.
*Hotels: Southern Suns Hotels- Umhlanga (Breakers, Cabanas, Sands), La Montange (Balito bay)
*Holiday resorts: Aventura group (performed at most of the resorts) and Sun City resort.
*Other: Many Shopping centres, furniture stores, Corporate functions and product launches, schools, clubs, private
parties, weddings & birthdays including President Nelson Mandella’s 80th Birthday party.
Colé van dais
Albums & Original music recorded:
Daai tipe meisie
The James Bond Golden hits tribute (cover album)
R U making out?
Heartless (Anti-rhino poaching song)
Featured on Albums:
SA se grootste treffers (Universal ) Independent SA artist (Wildhorse)
Eurovision – Ons sing jou liedjies – Dusseldorf 2011 Eurovision – Ons sing you liedjies – Baku, Azerbaijan 2012
World music songs:
The song of Africa
All the things
Believe in me
Tears with champagne
Ruby in the dust
Crazy about me
Give us all
Human rights song
Vrede sal kom
Peace will come (Duo with Marc Rantseli / MarcAlex)
The Anthem of the world (Duo with Marc Rantseli / MarcAlex) We can make a difference
Ons twee saam Wanneer jy my vashou
Daai tipe meisie Vrede sal kom
Jy kan maar waai Reels
Suid Afrikaanse meisies
Wanneer die musiek verdwyn Trane van liefde
Dink aan my Die eiland
Leef in my hart Tweede kans
Colé van dais
Role: Medium: Employer: Date:
One of Casanova’s lovers (only 150 copies worldwide) Marco Sanges 2004
Bride on trapeze Exclusive Artbook, Italy Marco Sanges 2003
Spokes model Motorbike exhibitions & road shows London’s heart radio, UK 2003
Fashion Fashion model Catwalk shows in clubs, UK La Femme 2003
Langerie Model Club show tours, London & UK Anne Summers 2002/3
Role: Company: Production/show: Venue: Date:
TV presenter OGAE Rest of the World & The Eurovision 2nd chance Broadcasted in 26 2012 . Just like that Productions SA Competition 2012 participating countries
TV presenter / Vectone TV for SKY TV Mind, body, Spirit Broadcasted on SKY 2005 Talk show host (1 million viewers) from London
Live MC .
Pro’s in Motion Entertainment
Miss Tinker bell, Pesi Roadshow, Miss Sweetie, Pie, KTV Roadshows & Sodastream parties
Events all over South 98-2002 Africa & Namibia
EQ Tickets, Add Hold, 2011
The James Bond show intro, Montana Studios 2009
SASSETA, Montana Studios 2009
Independent Superstars Radio, APS Studios, 2008
Dihatsu Charade Product training video; Time Square 2007
Role: Show: Venue: Employer: Date:
Jayson King & The Queens
Carnival City Casino (Brakpan) Main Events 2013 & 2014 The Majestic theatre (Fordsburg)
Rizzo (lead) Grease – the musical Falkirk Hotel (Scotland) John Mills Associates 2004
Singer/dancer Simply Irresistible At festivals around Pro’s in Motion 96-1998
. (5girl pop group performing South Africa Entertainment
. hits of divas &Spice Girls tribute)
Club dancer Music video for K-Class Aquarium club (London) Ocean Media 2003 . Song: Talk to me
Street Dancer The Queen’s Jubillee Hyde Park, London Dulce Tunes 2002
Colé van dais
Role: Company: Date: Production/show: Venue:
As myself Colt 2011 LOL (Laugh out Loud) TV – South Africa
Dr. Finkelstein ALP Productions 2010 DVD training video Johannesburg Medical detective & Claire medical for Doctors and Police Forensic department
Roller-skater in bikini Coke a cola 2006 TV advert TV – South Africa
Nancy Sinatra Bobby Angel 2006 Frank Sinatra show Springs Theatre
Singer P. Greenwall 2005 Flopstar (musical) UK theatres
Room service attendant Digitex 2004 Staff training video Sheraton Skyline Hotel (good & bad service) Heathrow, London
Suzanna Harvey Scream films 2004 Prince Harry laid bare Documentary (ITV) Prince Harry’s girlfriend England TV program
Rizzo John Mills Associates 2004 Grease – the musical Scotland tour
Gloria Surrey film institute 2003 The Conversation collector Short film
Sister Melody Theodora Foundation 96-2000 Clown doctor/ visitor Baragwanath Chris
. www.theodora.org for cancer children Hani Hospital, Soweto
Magician’s assistant Corporate Entertainment 1998 Stan Sussman Illusionist Events in South Africa
Cinderella (Lead) Ladysmith Theatre group 1994 Cinderella (pantomime) Ladysmith Civic hall
SUPPORTING ARTISTE: (and body double)
Film: Ant & Dec’s Allien Autopsy, Colour me Kubrick, Basik Instinkt2
TV: Midsummer murders, Trevor’s world of sports, The Rotters club, ITV comedy sketch show, Family Affairs, etc. Thank you for taking the time to read my CV
Please join me online at : www.facebook.com/colevandais Kind greetings …. Cole