Just Jinjer

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Just Jinjer
Origin South Africa
Genres Rock
Years active 1996–present
Labels Curb Records, Sony BMG, Capitol
Members Ard Matthews
Brent Harris
Denholm Harding

Just Jinjer (formerly known as Just Jinger) is a contemporary rock group from South Africa.[1] Just Jinjer is one of the top selling rock bands in South African history, with over 250,000 units sold. Over the last decade, the band has performed and toured with U2, Counting Crows and Def Leppard among many others, performing for hundreds of thousands of fans in venues all around the world from the UK to Dubai, and released six critically acclaimed albums.

The band's debut album, All Comes Round, became the best-selling rock album in South African history.[2] Their second album, Something for Now, was certified gold in only three weeks from release.[2] Both albums achieved platinum certification.[3]

2004 saw Just Jinger (as their name was then spelled) doing several arena shows with the Counting Crows and completed their own sold out tours of London and Dubai. In 2005, the band recorded their international debut album with Grammy Award-winning producer David Bianco in Los Angeles.

In 2006 Just Jinger changed the spelling of their name to 'Just Jinjer', to avoid having the second word in their name mispronounced /ˈɪŋər/ or /ˈɪŋɡər/ instead of /ˈɪnər/.[1][2][4] They released a new eponymous album in 2006 with this new spelling, consisting of 13 songs including both new and old material.[4]

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Current members

Former members



  1. ^ a b Scott, Sally (2006-09-21). "Just Jinjer @ home". Tonight. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  2. ^ a b c "Just Jinjer's Cape gig to soundtrack summer". Tonight. 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  3. ^ Van Dyk, Gary (2001-12-19). "Watershed, Just Jinger share River Club bill". Independent Online. Archived from the original on 10 March 2005. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  4. ^ a b "Just Jinjer for Kirstenbosch". Iafrica.com. 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 

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