Zebra & Giraffe

"The Africa Voices Programme has turned our world turned upside down. Shy has taught us new ways of thinking about our music, from how we produce it to how we perform it. She has re-energized the band in ways we never thought possible. I've personally learnt more from Shy in the past few months than I've learnt in my entire time in the music industry. The programme has demystified so many aspects of what makes music successful, powerful and globally accessible. It's knowledge that's being offered nowhere else in
South Africa!" 

Greg Carlin - Lead Singer, guitarist and founder of Zebra & Giraffe

In the 6 years since Zebra & Giraffe performed 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 MuseExpo in Los Angeles. The band has just released their brand new EP "Slow Motion" (2015) which was recorded in California and produced by Cian Riordan (HOLYCHILD, The Wombats). 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’; and "Knuckles" (2014) "Knuckles” which was nominated for a SAMA for 'Best Rock Album.'

Zebra & Giraffe is [L-R]: Stef Henrico (bass, keyboards),  Alan Shenton (lead guitar), Greg Carlin (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Mike Wright (drums).