The Parlotones

The Parlotones

Put simply, The Parlotones are potentially South Africa’s biggest selling pop/rock act ever with 800,000+ albums sales worldwide. Even more impressive when you consider this has been achieved via independent record labels in just a few key markets. Double Platinum, Platinum and Gold Records saturate the band’s discography. Their live story is even more humbling having played live to over 2 million people in their career to date. Add to that the 1 billion people that watched the band on TV as they opened the 2010 FIFA soccer World Cup, and you get a sense of this band’s success so far.

When The Parlotones first met in 1998 in Johannesburg, little did they know that they would go on to write one of the greatest Rock ‘n Roll stories South Africa had ever seen. Their hard working, humble attitude, dedication, and commitment to their music has seen them enjoy a career that has spanned over 15 years, achieved multi-platinum selling status and accumulated numerous awards.