Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Resides In: Phoenix
Music Style: Genre-bending alternative rock with a South African influence.
The Lineup: Kongos is comprised by brothers Daniel (guitar/vocals), Johnny (keys/vocals), Jesse (drums/vocals) and Dylan (bass, vocals).
Did You Know?:
Their dad is British singer-songwriter John Kongos.
Quotable: “We have never placed any limits on what we would entertain for a song. We know whether it is a Kongos song or not, but there are no genre limits. We are influenced by so much, we let our influences come through in the final product.” – Danny Kongos to Cryptic Rock webzine.
Kongos single “Come With Me Now” earned a No. 1 spot on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
Influenced By: Bob Marley, Paul Simon, Amadou & Mariam
Has Toured With: Kings of Leon, Young the Giant, The Joy Formidable
Fun Fact: The Kongos brothers split their time between London and South Africa growing up before settling in Phoenix in 1996.