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Thursday, July 22, 2010


Internationally acclaimed South African band Just Jinjer promise to rock The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway for the first time, with two shows only on August 8 and 9

Just Jinjer are the most successful rock band ever in South Africa, having sold more that a quarter of a million albums. The band; made up of Ard Matthews (vocals and guitar), Brent Harris (drums and vocals) and Denholm Harding (bass and vocals); returned to their home country last year, after being based in Los Angeles for eight years.

The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway has become a hugely popular venue for South Africa’s top bands, so it is fitting that Just Jinjer are finally set to perform there. Part of the appeal of The Barnyard Theatre for live music is that it is an intimate venue with great sound and lighting. It also offers a laid-back environment where patrons are able to enjoy food and drinks before and during the show seated at tables and counters, and can meet the bands in the bar after the show to buy paraphernalia and get autographs.

Over the last decade, Just Jinjer has performed and toured with U2, Counting Crows and Def Leppard, among many others, performing for hundreds of thousands of fans in venues all around the world from the UK to Dubai.

Just Jinjer’s debut album, All Comes Round, became one of the best-selling rock albums in South African history. Their second album, Something for Now, reached gold status in only three weeks from release. Both albums achieved platinum status. Their albums Greatest Hits (2001) and Just Jinjer (2006) reached gold status. Their current album, Milk and Honies, was released in South Africa in December 2009 and is enjoying much success and acclaim.

Audiences can expect to hear their current radio hits off the Milk and Honies album: Time Of Your Life and What He Means To Me, but also a mix of their old favourites such as Shallow Waters, Father and Farther, Like You Madly, their cover version of Sugarman, Paradise In Summertime, Here’s To You and For All We Know.

Tickets R150 pp. Seating will be as for normal shows, with no standing room. Phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 for bookings or e-mail for enquiries and further details.