South African Singing Doctor to Launch Debut Album in Cape Town

One of The Mother’s City top singing-doctors is set to launch a new CD later this month, with the sole purpose of using his passion to make a difference in his community.

Upright Citizen is the début musical album released by singing-doctor Marc Hendricks, and he is set to dazzle Cape Town audiences at the Artscape Theatre on 22 April, for a one-night only performance.

Dr. Marc is well-known to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, as he is the much-loved and well-respected treating oncologist for many of our Little Fighters, who spend a lot of time at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

Proceeds of the show will be donated to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital for transformation initiatives.

Dr. Marc, as he is fondly referred to by our Little Fighters and their Families, is a wonderful, caring, compassionate Paediatric Oncologist who also has the voice of an angel (listen to him performing his composition BIRD SONG on the video below).


Some of the comments made by Little Fighter Families:

“Dr Marc… such a sweet soul… after deciding to have my daughter spend her last few days on this earth at home… Dr Marc made sure that I had everything I needed however also encouraged me to bring her in if at anytime I felt it was too much…. which I did… he made sure that my dying daughter was comfortable… gave us a private room for family and friends to pay their last respects… Dr Marc was not her treating oncologist however in her last days… he together with Dr Ann made sure that she was as pain-free as possible… I knew that my daughter was in the best possible care.”

“Wonderful! Dr Marc is my daughter’s oncologist too. He has a wonderful voice, we can’t wait for the release. Congratulations.”

“Wow, this is awesome! Congratulations Dr Marc! Such a sweet, kind doctor!”

“Wow do talented I so many ways. We are forever grateful to you for your guidance and kindness Dr Marc. We wish you bountiful success!”

“Wow, so cool to read. We from East London and Dr Hendricks was my daughters oncology doctor at Redcross last year.”

“Dr Marc you are a special person.”

Please Support this Wonderful man!


Mark Hendricks performing his composition BIRD SONG for the Faculty of Health Sciences UCT 100 Centenary performance.


This is Marc’s fourth musical release, second full album and first solo album. Upright Citizen shares Marc’s stories, sometimes intimate, always honest traversing the story of his life, family and work inspired by his “earliest love affairs with music and creative writing”.

Marc, who has been recording and writing music since the early 90s, says this CD has been “a long time coming” after his last release in 2000.

Upright Citizen was arranged and recorded by engineer and studio owner, Paris Zannos, at Paris Studios in Cape Town in September 2016.

The CD launch performance of Upright Citizen is directed by renowned actress and director Quanita Adams with musical direction by the quintessential Amanda Tiffin. The performance is set to feature some of the country’s premier musicians on stage: Amanda Tiffin (piano and keys), Kevin Gibson (drums), Shaun Johannes (bass), Dave Ledbetter (guitar), Marc de Kock (saxophone and flute), Farida Bacharova (first violin), Patrick Goodwin (second violin), Paula Gabriel (viola), Kristyan Chernev, (cello) and The UCT Jazz Voices.

Come, sit back and relax for an evening of fun, great music and great performances by fantastic musicians at the beautiful Artscape Theatre as we tell the story of Upright Citizen. Support music for a change.”

Ticket sales are open at Computicket and are available at (search Marc Hendricks CD launch) or call the Artscape Dial-a-Seat facility on 021 421 7695 to book by credit card or contact the Box Office on 021 421 7839. Tickets are priced at R175 each. Concessions are available for block bookings of 10 or more, students and pensioners.

For more information about Marc Hendricks and the Upright Citizen CD Launch visit:


Please support by either attending the Launch or purchasing one of his CDs



About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

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