Many in Knysna consider Just Jinjer to be one of their favourite bands. Besides great music, this is also due to the relationship the band has with our town, performing here more than any of South Africa’s other big artists. The reason for this is probably a combination of the band apparently loving the beauty of our town and Ard Matthews, the lead singer, apparently having mates here.
When i was staying next to Pledge Nature Reserve, i recall a pleasant evening listening to Just Jinjer practicing in a house somewhere down the road – the sound carried well.
They’ve come a long way from when i last interviewed them in Durban, just after they returned from LA, and an even longer way since 2003 when i had them on a CD compilation of mine called Wicked Rock – Let us Be Heard. I think that’s Ard on the top left of the inner CD cover.
Here’s a message from the band:
“We’re trying hard to get ‘Bright Light’ to Number 1 on the iTunes single charts and the only way is for you, our music family, to help us do it. Check out the link below which will take you directly to the iTunes store.”