MONARK sets out on their first South African nationwide Barnyard tour in June 2016, supported by local Folk/Pop sensation Majozi.
Performing as a 4-piece band, Monark deliver something completely fresh and unique, and are setting trends sonically and stirring up tastes in the South African music landscape. Having dominated the South African airwaves with their first 2 singles, Smiling (5FM Top 3) and Build It Up (5FM Top 5, and #1 on Jacaranda FM, Highveld/KFM, Algoa FM, OFM). They also released their 3rd single, Something, building up to the release of their debut album NEGATIVES. The album, which was released worldwide on 14 July 2014, peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Album Chart on the day of its release. Their energetic and polished live performances have been incredibly well received by their fans, with Monark performing on some of the top stages in the country – including Rocking The Daisies, Durban Day, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Parklife, 94.7 Joburg Day, KFM 94.5’s KDAY, Splashy Fen, KKNK, Durban Botanical Gardens, to name but a few. Their new single and music video for Soldier has recently been released and fans can expect a fiery performance show casing all their hits.
Majozi is a proudly South African musician who has recently emerged onto the scene from the coastal city of Durban. At the age of thirteen, he started to teach himself guitar, which eventually led to him studying a foundation course in jazz and popular music at the University of KwaZulu Natal. He describes his music as being Indie-folk with subtle influences of electro and attributes his faith as one of his musical inspirations. In April 2016 he released his debut album, FIRE, which charted at nr. 3 on the iTunes Chart on its release day.
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