The third youngest of fourteen children, Frederick Petrus Gericke – nickname Feff - was born in 1951 in George. Stretching well over four decades, Feff started his career at age 16 as a schoolboy in HTS Oudtshoorn – he was the lead singer for the school band and Wanderers 5. In 1976 he released 2 solo 7-singles – “Liefde” & “Klip en Klei” and “Oh Boy” & “Red Red Wine”. Liefde held first place for three consecutive weeks on the Afrikaanse Treffersparade. Eddie Calvert and Johnny Gibson were very involved in Feff’s singing career and after Calvert passed away, his dreams scattered. Feff was the lead singer for Lobster and thereafter Splash and performed at the Jack’s Motel (Golden Rendezvous), Barnyard Mosselbay, Goodwood (Rock & Knock Out – took 2nd place) and many shows in George.
He released five cd’s in the past: “Feff Gericke Love Song Collection”; “Feff and Splash”; “Best of the Best”; “Hoor my Lied” and “Rodeo Live” (with Calie Henn).
- Feff was awarded as winner: Best Male Artist in Bapsfontein in 1978.
- He was a guest artist for Bobby Angel, Johanna Field and Barbara Ray.
- He was a guest artist of the show “In the Mood” directed by Jeff Ackerman, Bennie de Villiers and Phillip Hoole.
- He did promotions for Lewis Stores at various branches.
- He shared the stage with The Bats, Pierre de Charmois, Mango Groove, Roy Bulkin and many more.
- He was a guest artist for Round Table’s Gay 90’s.
- He did entertainment at various Holiday Inn’s with Crocodile Harris and Sam Hartman.
- Splash (lead singer Feff) was invited to raise funds for Operation Hunger and took part with top bands such as Helicopter, Jaluka, Working Girls, The Bats, Magic Flight and so forth.
Feff is well known in his hometown for his true to life Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley style. He loves their music and will sing it forever.