This talented young Paarl singing has been shaking up the airwaves with his catchy new cover of a golden oldie.
Hiram Hartogh, 15, released the song, The Young Ones, in June and the music video last week.
The famous Cliff Richard song is given a modern twist with a dash of pop and R&B.
The catchy tune has a lekker festive vibe and is sure to be a big hit this summer.
Hiram started singing in the church choir when he was six years old.
He entered professional showbiz at the age of 12 after performing on SA’s Got Talent in 2013 where he landed in top 20, and Emo’s Talent Search also in 2013 where he came third.
Hiram, who is in Grade 9 at New Orleans High School, says: “Old music still resonates with us today, most of the old songs are making a comeback and doing this song was special because my father met Cliff Richard in Dubai in 2016, and my daddy is the one who inspired me to do this song.
“It was one of the six songs he performed with Cliff, he loved this one the most and thought of the version I did now.”
Hiram’s dad, Marshall Hartogh is a drummer and leader of the Gemini band.
The proud dad says his son is an old soul: “Hiram’s old school flavour gives him that drive and determination to perform to a more mature crowd.”
Hiram already shared the stage with local stars such as Miss SA 2018 Tamaryn Green, and Theo Watt, the former Rockets lead vocalist.
Hiram encourages youngsters to be persistent in reaching for their dreams.
“I have a saying that if you can dream it you can achieve it. Don’t ever let the environment you stay in determine your destiny,” he says.
Hiram’s song is available for free download digitally.