South African band, Stone Jets is gaining popularity in the United Kingdom, especially in England where they are now based. Their talents are being recognised, resulting in Stone Jets being invited to play at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show and they will be taking up their second engagement, performing live at the RHS Royal Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival on the 6th and 8th of July.
“It is an honour to play at both of these annual events, especially in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year.” says singer Given Nkanyane. “We are looking forward to sharing our music with visitors to the Hampton Court Palace event where we will be playing two dates.”
Known for their original sound and compositions, Stone Jets creates original toe-tapping music, wrapped in rhythmic soul with a scattering of traditional elements. Their simple yet substantial melodic song writing style and strong live performances, makes them popular musicians and crowd-pleasers from the tip of Africa to Europe and beyond.
Originally from South Africa and now based in the United Kingdom, Stone Jets combines the talents of Given Nkanyane’s distinct voice and in equal measures Manfred’s guitar prowess. It’s the fusion of the two, together with recent new band members Adrien Latgé on drums and bassist, John Schaffer.
Musicians Given and Manfred compose all their own material with Manfred playing the guitar he built! “Songs always begin with a feeling and as these ideas about people, life and everything in between evolves so do our perspectives, understanding, and feelings which we reflect in our music.” says frontman, Given.
Stone Jets released their first EP, River, in 2014. The band’s second release, What I Say (released in 2016), was preceded with a lyric video for the first single off the EP Hurricane, which critics described as a “lively, foot-tapping summer single.” In 2018 Stone Jets released their album Memory which was well received.
The duo has played all of South Africa’s major festivals including OppiKoppi and Splashy Fen, were featured on South African national television stations and playlisted on commercial, campus, community radio stations across the country.
Listen on line on Spotify and Apple Music; visit Stone Jets on YouTube and www.stonejets.com or follow @StoneJets online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.