Zebra Giraffe – Conference Entertainers is the name of a new force pressing itself into the hearts and minds of music fans – and even on the first listen it’s clear that Z&G’s debut longplayer, ‘Collected Memories’, is every bit as unique as the animals that it’s named after.
In the 6 years since Zebra & Giraffe played their first show to an expectant crowd at Oppikoppi Wild Card 2008, the band have headlined all of South Africa’s major festivals, toured the length and breadth of the country and played alongside The Killers, Snow Patrol, Oasis, Sum41, Prodigy and Panic at the Disco.
In 2009 they were invited to play live at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Nairobi, Kenya, and in 2011 played at MusExpo, “the United Nations of music and media”, in Los Angeles. Book through Speakers Inc
Knuckles” will be the fourth studio release from Zebra & Giraffe and is due out in August 2014. It follows “Collected Memories” (2008) which produced seven Top10 singles and won the SAMA for ‘Best Rock Album’ and the MTV All Africa Award for the band as ‘Best Alternative Band’; “The Knife EP” (2010), launched internationally and mixed at Metropolis Studios in London (Editors, Florence and The Machine, Snow Patrol, U2)
“The Inside” (2010), released as standard and deluxe editions, including a “Making of…” DVD; and “The Wisest Ones” (2012) which again won the SAMA for ‘Best Rock Album’ and earned MK Music Awards nominations for ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Rock Album’.
Zebra & Giraffe is: Greg Carlin (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Alan Shenton (lead guitar), Mike Wright (drums) & Stef Henrico (bass, keyboards)
Zebra & Giraffe’s live debut was at the prestigious Oppikoppi ‘Wildcard’ music festival – they then finished off 2008 playing to over 4000 people at the Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.
2009 has seen Zebra and Giraffe nominated for the Best New Act and Best Video at the MK Awards (March), winner of the SAMA Award for Best English Rock Album (May) and many show highlights including a performance alongside Snow Patrol and Oasis at the Coca Cola Zero Fest (April).
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