Adriaan Roets
1 minute read
7 Mar 2016
4:08 pm

Culling the herd: Zebra & Giraffe part ways

Adriaan Roets

South Africa loses one of its most popular rock groups.

Zebra and Giraffe

After eight years together, South African rock super group Zebra & Giraffe called it quits today. The SAMA lauded band consisting of Greg Carlin, Alan Shenton, Mike Wright
and Stefan Henrico confirmed that their show on March 20 at Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town will be their last performance together.

The band shared the news on their Facebook page with their 30 000 followers. The post reads; “It’s with sadness in our hearts that we announce the end of Zebra & Giraffe. Kirstenbosch Gardens (20th March 2016) will be our last show for the foreseeable future. We’d like to thank each and every one of our fans over the years – your support and love for our music has made this amazing journey possible.

“To our families and friends – thank you for your love and support, for believing in us, and for putting up with all the craziness! To the people who’ve played an integral part in making this band what it is, we thank you for all your hard work and loyalty (Jess, Darryl, Marinus, Karl, Shy, Cian, Darren, Andrew, Rob, Bert, Liny, Cath, Christine, Tania, Marcus, Warwick, Maryke).

“To all our fellow SA musos that we’ve shared the stage with, partied with, and toured with – keep rocking, keep the dream alive, thank you for all the good times, the late nights, the hangovers, but most off all – the music. Over the past 8 years we’ve achieved so many things that we’re proud of; we’ve poured our hearts and souls into every recording and every show, but the time has come for each of us to move onto different things.”

For fans, all is not lost – the band also released their latest song Redefine for free.

Listen to Redefine on soundcloud.