The Parlotones

Alternative Rock Band - Johannesburg
The Parlotones


The Parlotones is a rock band based in Johannesburg, South Africa. They have achieved multiplatinum-selling status in their home country. They experiment with their sound and various structures in their songs, incorporating the typical doo-wop or traditional folk structures. The Parlotones are known for the face make-up worn by lead singer Kahn Morbee.

Audiences watching The Parlotones are swept up in a whirlwind of energy and rock orchestrated by front man Kahn Morbee. Not adverse to experimentation, the band merges innovative and authentic ideas into a comprehensive sound, which lends itself to mammoth live performances, the likes of which audiences have rarely seen.

The genius of the band was recognized locally when their debut full-length album, "Radiocontrolledrobot", won the 2006 Best Rock Album at the SAMA’s, and the band performed alongside international rock greats at the Coca Cola Massive Mix concerts. They were asked to perform again during the 2006 concert, a rare honour as no band is booked twice in a row to avoid repetition.

The Parlotones


The Parlotones were given the opportunity to open for super group Live on their Black Mountain White Light tour to SA, where they played to packed out stadiums in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. This was followed by an invitation to perform at Live Earth South Africa as well as being voted ‘Music Star Of The Year’ at the You Awards. After completing four shows in England in the beginning of 2007 the band has been going back and forth to perform all over England and Ireland.

The Parlotones launched their third album ‘A World Next Door To Yours’ to a sold out performance. The album has already achieved a number 1 hit with its first single ‘Giant Mistake’ and sales of the album have been impressive enough to put it on the top slot of all music store charts countrywide.


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