Elvis Blue Biography: Age, Career, Albums & Net Worth


Jan Adriaan Hoogendyk (born 28 December 1979), known professionally as Elvis Blue, is a South African musician and songwriter.


Elvis Blue Age

Jan Hoogendyk was born on 28 December 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is 44 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on December 28th every year.

Elvis Blue Early Life

Hoogendyk is a self-taught musician, teaching himself to play the guitar at the age of 16. During his adolescent years, he started writing his own music and gained experience as a busker on the streets of Johannesburg. During high school, he played in several bands but chose to broaden his experience overseas, busking in London and Scotland.

Musical education
Hoogendyk’s mother, a classical piano teacher, provided him with exposure to classical music throughout his childhood.

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When he returned to South Africa, he undertook formal music studies, focusing on piano, guitar, singing and songwriting.


In 2010, Hoogendyk participated in Idols South Africa (season 6). He won the competition with 64% of the votes and shared his prize money with runner-up Lloyd Cele.


Hoogendyk recorded four albums before winning Idols South Africa, one of which won an ATKV Lier Toekening award and another received a South African Music Awards nomination.

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Elvis Blue
Elvis Blue was released in November 2010 and received Gold status 29 days after its release, going platinum in 2011. The album features a duet with Lloyd Cele called ‘Little Hero’.

Recording began straight after Hoogendyk won Idols South Africa, and was produced by Brian O’Shea, Crighton Goodwill and Jake Odendaal who are all South African Music Awards Producer of the Year Award winners.

The album combines original songs by Hoogendyk with those of other songwriters.

In April 2012, the double-disc special edition release of Elvis Blue won the SAMA for Best Adult Contemporary Album.

Hoogendyk travelled to America to co-write new material for Journey with Jeff Franzel, Richard Harris and Pam Sheyne who together composed the hit single, ‘Lifeline’.

Journey received the SAMA award for Best Adult Contemporary Album.


2013: On the day Afrikaans was released, Hoogendyk’s first Afrikaans album debuted on the iTunes store chart at #3, making him the first Afrikaans artist to reach its Top Ten ranking.

‘Seëngebed’ (translated from Afrikaans as ‘blessing prayer’) is Hoogendyk’s Afrikaans rendition of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika, South Africa’s national anthem, and was performed with Afrikaans singer, Coenie de Villiers.


  • 2010: Things My Father Said
  • 2011: Lighthouse
  • 2011: Save Me
  • 2012: Right Here, Right Now
  • 2012: Lifeline
  • 2012: That’s What We Do
  • 2013: Not Gonna Say Goodbye
  • 2013: Rede om te Glo (Reason to Believe)
  • 2013: Spore (Footprints)
  • 2014: Toe Ons Jonk Was (When We Were Young)
  • 2014: Mooi (Beautiful)
  • 2015: Shine


2010: Elvis Blue

Track Listing

  • 1. Save Me
  • 2. Lighthouse
  • 3. I’m on Fire
  • 4. Things My Father Said
  • 5. Only Wanna Be With You
  • 6. Little Hero
  • 7. Lightly Tread
  • 8. Lately
  • 9. Right Here, Right Now
  • 10. Lover
  • 11. Stay
  • 12. Believe
  • 13. To Make You Feel My Love

2012: Journey

Track Listing

  • 1. Glory Road
  • 2. Lifeline
  • 3. That’s What We Do
  • 4. Anchor
  • 5. Not Gonna Say Goodbye
  • 6. Be More
  • 7. Journey
  • 8. All You Need To Know
  • 9. Come Alive
  • 10. Closer
  • 11. Be The One
  • 12. Never Give Up on You
  • 13. Home

2013: Afrikaans

Track Listing

  • 1. Toe Ons Jonk Was
  • 2. Rede Om Te Glo
  • 3. Mooi
  • 4. Horison
  • 5. Dromer
  • 6. Vriende
  • 7. Hoop in Die Donker
  • 8. Liefling
  • 9. Spore
  • 10. Steel
  • 11. R20 000
  • 12. Hillbrow

Elvis Blue Net Worth

Lvis Blur has an estimated net worth of $500 000.



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