Danny Kongos / Kongos
Hometown:Johannesburg, South Africa
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.
The Charts: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. ---
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