Artist info

Genre

Dance, Roots


band members

Marcus Azon- Vocals, guitars, percussion. Pepa Knight- Keys, vocals, bass, percussion.


Influences

Paul Simon, Arcade Fire, Peter Gabriel


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Sea Legs


Bio

Jinja Safari is two equal halves: harmonizing frontmen & multi-instrumentalists Marcus Azon and Pepa Knight. Marcus grew up in Tasmania, the son of a preacher-man. The son of an artist, Pepa hails from the central coast of New South Wales. In early 2010, the rhythm of their two personalities were revealed, intertwined and born from a debut meeting over a beach campfire beside the semi-tropical jungle of Australia’s eastern coastline. Sharing the same adventurous instincts, their imaginations soared over the Indian Ocean to settle in the East-African township of Jinja. The first live show for Jinja Safari was held on May 1st 2010 in a secret coastal forest for family & friends. The Debut EP from Jinja Safari was released in August 2010.

Review

Reviewed by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

12 May 2010

Triple J
40

really really promising for a band who have been together for such a short time - Jinja Safari will make waves very soon

really really promising for a band who have been together for such a short time - Jinja Safari will make waves very soon

Review

Reviewed by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

01 May 2010

Triple J
50

Is this much music really coming from just 2 guys? It's dreamy folk pop, with a melodic richness comparable to acts like Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective and Sigur Ros. A very impressive first offering.

Is this much music really coming from just 2 guys? It's dreamy folk pop, with a melodic richness comparable to acts like Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective and Sigur Ros. A very impressive first offering.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

21 Feb 2011

Triple J
40

Was slow on the uptake on this one, but this is a great sound. Really digging the EP, Intersting to see what can be done with the canvas of a full album

Was slow on the uptake on this one, but this is a great sound. Really digging the EP, Intersting to see what can be done with the canvas of a full album