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The Parlotones

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BIOGRAPHY January 2011 Kahn Morbee (Vocals, Guitar), Glenn Hodgson (Bass, Piano, Backing Vocals), Paul Hodgson (Guitar), Neil Pauw (Drums) In the last 12 months The Parlotones have: - released the platinum selling “Stardust Galaxies” which won Best Rock Album at the 2010 SAMA’s - released the platinum selling, live recording of their show at The Coco Cola Dome – “Live Design” - performed at the Opening World Cup Concert to a billion viewers - completed a 70 city world tour and entered 3 Billboard charts in the USA . In their home country, South Africa, the band’s profile is such that they were chosen to play the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, Africa Day and at Live Earth. Their innovative, big-production music videos have been nominated for MTV awards and The Parlotones won two awards at the prestigious ISC (International Song Contest), in the US, judged by the likes of Robert Smith, Tom Waits and Rob Thomas. . In November 2009, fans packed the Dome in Johannesburg and helped the Parlotones make history (first time a South African band headlined this venue) - the CD/DVD “Live Design” documenting the event, bears testimony to this. Their success is not limited to their music alone – the band have their own brands of wine ‘Giant Mistake’ and ‘Push me the Floor’ which has earned the band a no.1 spots in the Sunday Times wine list and distribution through major European retailers. (The third variant “We Call This Dancing” has just been released). Their music has also been made available in a limited edition pre-release format on a cellular handset, they have their own branded laptop, a designer running shoe and even a campaign that included a Parlotones meal available from a global food retailer. In April 2010, The Parlotones played at the Dow Life Earth Run for Water in Cape Town. The Parlotones also performed as part of the 2010 Official FIFA World Cup Kick Off Celebration concert. Other artists included the Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and Shakira. The concert will took place on June 10th, 2010 at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg and was be screened to millions all over the world. While football fever swept Europe, the band was played on Sky Sports, and were talkSPORT’s official ambassadors for the World Cup in the UK. “Come Back as Heroes” by The Parlotones was the musical anchor of Germany’s national first TV channel ARD for their World Cup image trailer campaign. The Parlotones Key Acknowledgements include: -South African Music Awards 2006 - Best Rock Album -You Awards 2007 - Best Band -FHM Readers Choice 2007 -MK Awards 2007 - Best Video -Resfest 2007 Best Video (nomination) -People’s Choice Awards 2008 - Best Music Act -Leisure Options, Best of Joburg, Readers Choice Awards- Best Band 2008 and 2009 -Loerie Kraft Award 2008 (first time a music video has won at the Loeries) -MTV Africa 2008 – Best Group nomination -MTV Africa 2008 – Best Alternative nomination -MK Awards 2009 – Best Video -MK Awards 2009 – Best Animation -MK Awards 2009 – Best Serenade -SAMA Awards 2009 –MTN Record of the year (nomination) -SAMA Awards 2009 – Best Global Chart DVD (nomination) -SAMA Awards 2009 – Best Music Video Of The Year -International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2008 Music Video (first place) -International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2008 Performance (second place) -2009 “Rock.Paper.Scissors” featured on USA hit TV series One Tree Hill -The band are spokespersons for both Live Earth and Earth Hour along with Bishop Desmond Tutu, Prince Charles and Rihanna -Charity involvement: Starfish, children's charity - MK Awards 2010 – “Push Me To The Floor”: Best Video - MK Awards 2010 – “Overexposed” Best Special Effects - International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2009 * Life Design: Best Rock (nomination) * Life Design: Best Video (nomination) * Push Me To The Floor: Best Video (2nd place) -SAMA Awards 2010 – “Push Me To The Floor”: Best Music Video Of The Year -SAMA Awards 2010 – “Stardust Galaxies”: Best Rock Album English -You Awards 2010 - Best Band -MTV Mama Awards 2010: Best Video (nomination) “Life Design” -Leisure Options, Best of Joburg, Readers Choice Awards- Best Band 2010 (winner 3rd year in a row) -MK Awards 2011: Best Video - Stars fall down (nomination) -MK Awards 2011: Best International breakthrough - Life Design (nomination) -MK Awards 2011: Best animation - Stars fall down (nomination) The Parlotones – Useful Links: The Parlotones 90 sec EPK: http://www.youtube.com/user/realartistgroup#p/a/u/0/nPBoykU-PmM Video “Life Design” (on rotation at MTV Europe) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbH6nzcMq7M Video “Life Design” – live at The Dome in Johannisburg in front of 12.000 fans: http://www.youtube.com/user/realartistgroup#p/a/u/1/ByXMbWBX30E The Parlotones “Giant Mistake Wine” Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKYmwaQF-8M

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The Parlotones

The Parlotones have moved to Los Angeles to focus on the American market.The multi-platinum selling Johannesburg-bred quartet have headlined the 20,000-seater venues, performed at the World Cup Kick-off Concert, toured with Coldplay. The Parlotones staged an original rock theatre... Read More →

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