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Friday, January 20, 2012


Internationally acclaimed South African band Just Jinjer are preparing to rock The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway again, with one show only on January 27. Currently in production for their new album, they will deliver old favourite songs that put them on the map both locally and abroad, as well as a showcase of the new songs that they have been preparing for the world.

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 Durban-based Ard Matthews (vocals and guitar), Brent Harris (drums and vocals) and Denholm Harding (bass and vocals) - returned to their home country in 2009 after being based in Los Angeles for eight years.

Over the last decade, Just Jinjer has performed and toured with U2, Counting Crows and Def Leppard, and most recently INXS 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 last album, Milk and Honies, was released in South Africa in December 2009 and also enjoyed much success and acclaim.

Audiences can expect to hear previews of their new material along with 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, For All We Know, Time Of Your Life and What He Means To Me.

Just Jinjer's power and alluring appeal is fuelled by well-honed and heartfelt musicality, a commitment to communication on a genuine emotional and cerebral level — music that touches the heart, body, mind and soul — and a dedication to their musical mission that is virtually unstoppable.

The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway 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.

Just Jinjer perform on January 27. Tickets R160 pp and seating will be as for normal shows, with no standing room. Book through The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or e-mail for enquiries and further details.