Appel performs Avicii hit on Friday Live

Appel performs Avicii hit on Friday Live

Appel performed 'Wake Me Up' on Breakfast with Martin Bester on Friday morning - and he shared his biggest music inspiration. 

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Christoph Kotze, also known as 'Appel', is one of South Africa's most prolific contemporary Afrikaans songwriters. 

He has written hit songs for artists such as Theuns Jordaan, Karlien Van Jaarsveld, EDEN, Bok Van Blerk, Laurika Rauch, and Dewald Wasserfall. 

 'Appel' joined Breakfast with Martin Bester for the very first time to perform on Friday Live. 

"When I was very young, my mother introduced me to Tracy Chapman. She is my true inspiration." 

Appel performed Avicii's 'Wake Me Up'.


Appel gave us a short version of his favourite Tracy Chapman hit on #FridayLive - and we love it! 

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