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Posted on: Monday, 12 April 2010

Just Jinjer to perform at The Assembly in Cape Town this April

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The last time I saw Just Jinjer perform I was a very young, barely turned 18 year old girl at a dingy bar in Table View, but I was so excited to watch this band perform. I remember the smokey room packed to bursting with people of a like mind, all ready to rock to the sound of Just Jinjer. I will never forget standing as close to the front of the stage as possible and stretching out my hand in anticipation of touching the hand of lead singer, Art Matthews.

What a rush. It was an absolute blast that evening and has been firmly imprinted into my memory bank. I was dare I say a little bit more than excited when I found out that Just Jinjer would be performing not one, but two shows at The Assembly in Harrington Street, Cape Town, this April.

I was annoyed with myself when I missed the boat and didn’t get tickets for their performance in February earlier this year as one of the concerts in the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert  Series which takes place annually from approximately November to March and showcases some of South Africa’s hottest bands and talents.

The performances take place within two days of each other the first being Thursday 22 April followed by a performance on Saturday 24 April. If you purchase you tickets early (from Webtickets: www.webtickets.co.za) you will receive a discount of R10 per ticket. Tickets purchased at the door will set you back R120 a person – a price I’m more than willing to pay to hear the powerful lyrics this band has produced.

Just JinjerFor those of you who have not heard of the band – complete shock and horror, picture me falling off my chair now on hearing this news – let me tell you a bit about the band. The members are Denholm Harding (bass and vocals), Brent Harris (drums and vocals) and Art Matthews (vocals and guitar). They have toured with some of the world’s greatest artists such as Counting Crows, Live and U2 – you’re impressed aren’t you? If you ever listen to the radio you would have heard from of their music and some of my favourites are “Paradise in Summertime”, “Sugarman” and “Like You Madly” from their second album released in 1998 and

You can expect to hear some of their older favourites, some new releases as well as music from their latest album “Milk and Honies”. Some of the songs performed will be never before heard as they are preparing the recording of their new album in June this year, they want to see what you think of the music. So come on and give them your support. Doors open at 20h00 and the band will be on stage at 22h00.

Cape Town will certainly rock on both 22 and 24 April so make sure you find yourself in the throng of the crowd at one of these two performances. Don’t be like me and miss out of this opportunity to see one of South Africa’s great bands perform. There is plenty of time to prebook your tickets so you don’t arrive on the night only to be disappointed if they have sold out beforehand. Just Jinjer I have liked you madly for years and can’t wait to see you on stage again!

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Tania Stephenson


Tania loves to cook and create magic in the kitchen for family and friends (or even just herself). Be it finding a new recipe or making a tried and tested dish from her recipe folder - the kitchen is her sanctuary. Find her hanging out with friends round the braai or curled up on the couch reading the latest crime drama. With a spring in her step and a song in her heart you’ll find her supporting local artists in theatre, music and dance – from a hip hop competition or the latest musical on stage at Artscape in Cape Town. Enjoying all things culture she likes to share her experiences and delights with those around her.

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2 comments about Just Jinjer to perform at The Assembly in Cape Town this April
  1. April 12th, 2010 at 09:21
    joyanne says:

    i also remember seeing JJ back when they first started, in Kalk Bay and again at the Hard Rock, Waterfront. They were awesome. Saw them at Rocking the Daisies in 09 and Kbosch this year and they still rock, tho sad to see Ard (BTW it’s Ard not Art :-)) going bald – none of us stay young forever – love some of their new stuff tho, and so glad they’re back in SA for now!

  2. April 12th, 2010 at 15:12
    Tania says:

    The new stuff is really great and it is fantastic to have them back on SA soil. I think they have a sound that is so unique and such meaningful lyrics! SO sad I missed their Kbosch performance, at least I can make up for it and see them at Assembly.