About a year ago (August 2011), Idols SA contestant Freddie Van’Dango made headline news for all the wrong reasons. He got in brawl outside a bar in Joburg and sustained several bruises as well as a broken cheekbone. This week, luckily, he made headlines again, but for good reasons. He is releasing his debut CD, Tonik, in September. Freddie says: “Dancy Rock, Pop and Romance with killer melodies are what you can expect from this CD. The kids like it. I really like the work of Charles Bukowski. His work served as inspiration for quite a few ideas and images on my debut album. You’ll hear it on the opening track 'Tonik'”. Freddie currently resides in the house of Van'Dango (a house filled with similar minded artists and musicians) in Melville and spends most of his time composing, writing and recording new and interesting, emotionally charged, rock and jazz influenced music.