Are you ready for a South African love story like no other? Zebra is back with the feel-good Love Anthem of the year (in the back of a cab) … this is Taxi Love!
Recently the Pretoria-based Indie Band Zebra broke the internet when they embarked on a mission to gain more Instagram followers. They undertook to keep streaming live on Instagram until they reached 2 000 followers (doing live busking and all sorts of fun challenges). This grabbed the attention of 5fm presenter Nick Hamman, who called Zebra and put them live on the spot on the afternoon drive show.
When Nick asked if the lads can play anything live, they stopped the vehicle and jammed the track Taxi Love live next to the road. Not only did Zebra get more than the planned 2 000 followers (within minutes), but the response to the song Taxi Love was absolutely overwhelming (with requests for the track streaming in for days).
Being a new track, Taxi Love is not available on the debut EP by Zebra (that was released back in March), so the lads got into Gemini AD Studios and recorded Taxi Love
SAMRO: 236 5062
Music & Lyrics by Siphe Mashigo, Wildre van Deventer & Nacho Steez (Justin Swartz)
Performed by Zebra
Cover Art Duncan Potgieter
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Alec Surridge (Gemini AD Studios)
Zebra is self-described as the "wayward love-child of Comedic Rock and Indie Music"! Affectionately known as the "herd" Zebra weaves a fantastic story with their original songs and catchy lyrics, all the while making everyone in the house dance!
Zebra has been getting a lot of attention on both the club and festival circuits with notable performances at Bushrock, Park Acoustics, Oppikoppi, Splashy, DeepRoots and RAM Halloween (with many more to follow). They opened for the likes of Jack Parow, PHFat, Rubber Duc, Fokofpolisiekar, Bittereinder and Van Pletzen and completed their first tour of KZN in December of 2018. Their first single New York was released on SoundCloud shortly thereafter.
In March 2020 Zebra released their debut EP and was amongst the first artists to live stream their release performance due to lockdown. Now mere months later they are back with a new member on Vocals & Keyboard (Justin Swartz aka Nacho Steez) and a new single Taxi Love, ready to conquer the world!
Duncan Potgieter (Drums) Siphe Mashigo (Vocals) Ivan van Heerden (Bass) Wildre van Deventer (Vocals & Acoustic Guitar) Nacho Steez (Vocals & Keyboard)
Photos: Devographic & The Scatterbrain ZA
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