Pietman

Location: Based in Cape Town

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Biography

Pietman is a musician, singer, song writer, comedian, actor, Scottish persona, husband and entertainer.  He is known as Pietman Geldenhuys, Pietman die Skot and as Peter Mitchell.

Pietman has been a performer for more than 15 years.  He is the co-presenter for OppieStoep, a TV series on Kyknet and has performed, featured as a guest artist and presented on many TV programs such as Noot vir Noot, Musiek Roulette, Pitstop (SABC2), ROER (Kyknet), Mystic Trio, Toks en Tjops (Kyknet), and Jou Show (Kyknet).  He has written songs that were recorded by artists Bok van Blerk, Andries Vermeulen, Wicus van der Merwe and Hugo. He also worked alongside Schalk Joubert to compose and perform 2 songs for the International Dutch film Black Butterflies which has been released in 52 countries.  He was the first South African comedian to perform in the Hammersmith Apollo in London. He has performed at Afrikaans is Groot for 3 consecutive years (2012-2014) in front of 28 000 people. He has acted in films and productions such as “Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey”, “Renier Grootlieg De Winnar” and “Boer en Skot” alongside Bok van Blerk and Ricus Nel.

He has acquired a large following with the Scottish song “Flower of Scotland” where he was featured performing the song on the television program Toks n Tjops and which is featured on his album “Hamlet by Night”.  His newest album “You and I” was released this year (2017) and together with “Hamlet by Night” will be found on the music store shelves soon.  He also has an  Afrikaans storey album “Die ding van ‘n Storie” also realeased this year.

During his show, Pietman will take you on a journey from Scotland all the way to South Africa performing a mix of English and Afrikaans comedy and music. The songs he performs include his own compositions, well-known loved Scottish songs such as “Flower of Scotland” and “Loch Lomond” as well as well-known South African songs such as “Loslappie” and “Ou Ryperd”, but sung out of the mouth of a Scot. He grips his audience with humourous stories and improvisations of South African characters such as Tolla van der Merwe, Nico Nel, and Arno van Zyl. The manner in which Pietman thinks on his feet makes him a one of a kind. He has found the perfect balance between light humour, loved songs and the seriousness of his own music.

 

Career Highlights

Shows / Events

  • Regular performances at popular venues such as Die Boer, Atterbury Theatre, Oppiestoep
  • Festivals include KKNK, Aardklop, Wacky Wine Festival, Waterblommetjie Festival, Free State Arts Festival (Vryfees)
  • The first South African comedian to perform in the Hammersmith Apollo in London. 
  • Master Of Ceremonies at various festivals, (Including the world renowned STRAB, UP THE CREEK and OPPIKOPPI) as well as auctions, weddings and music festivals. 
  • Sang the anthem for the Steinhoff Varsity Cup at Stellenbosch 3 times, two of which were broadcasted live on Super Sport. 
  • Performed at Afrikaans is Groot Concert 2012-2014 in front of 280000 people.
  • Wrote songs that were recorded by artist like Bok van Blerk, Andries Vermeulen, Hugo, etc.
  • Performed on Noot vir Noot in 2015 and Musiek Roulette in 2016.
  • Member of the cast in the KANNA winning production at KKNK 2015 “Al lê die berge nog so blou”.
  • Actor in the theatre production “Renier de Winnaar” alongside Chris van Niekerk. 
  • Acted in “Die rebellie van Lafras Verwey” that was released in 2016. 
  • Regular guest on Radio Sonder Grense with improvised observational skits. 
  • Performances on the MSC Melody alongside Steve Hofmeyr, Lianie May and Bok van Blerk as well as the RSG Oppiwater Fees.
  • Invited by Jake White (Springbok Rugby Coach) to come and perform for his and his squad in Bloemfontein.
  • Studio Work for Koos Kombuis, Valiant Swart, Schalk Joubert, Gert Vlok Nel, Ollie Viljoen and several others.
  • Appearances as Pietman die Skot in the theatre production ‘Die Boer en die Skot’ written and directed by Bok Van Blerk and I and performed with Bok van Blerk and Ricus Nel.
  • Performances for SASOL at Tri-Nation matches across South Africa.
  • Various corporate functions with comedy and musical content (ABSA, FNB, NEXUS, etc).
  • Countrywide tours as Guitarist, percussionist and vocalist for The Valiant Swart Band and The Mystic Boere Orkes.
  • Variety Show written and directed by Pietman at Dorpstreet Theatre Stellenbosch, Kunskaffee and surrounding Theatres
  • Performing as a story teller with the likes of P G du Plessis, Ollie Viljoen, Nico Nel, Arno van Zyl, Zac du Plessis, Andries Vermeulen, Alan Hughes
  • Top 10 Finalist for Huisgenoot Liedjieskryfkompetisie 2009 and 2012
  • Presenter for Oppikoppi
  • Worked alongside Schalk Joubert to compose and perform 2 songs for the International Dutch film Black Butterflies, which has been released in 52 countries already.

TV

  • Co-presenter for Oppiestoep (Kyknet)
  • TV ad for Kalahari.net (all channels)
  • Episodes for Pitstop (SABC 2)
  • Guest on ROER (Kyknet)
  • Mystic Trio (Met Permissie)
  • Fellow presenter Bok vir Sports (Kyknet)
  • Guest on Jou Show Met Emo (Kyknet)
  • Guest on Toks en Tjops (Kyknet). Sang the highly requested Flower of Scotland
  • Performed on Morning live, playing with Adriaan Brand

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BUDGET INDICATOR

Budget Range for Pietman is

R18700 - R20900

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