2006 – present (11 years)
Hailing from Tauranga, New Zealand, this four piece folk, funk, roots band has spent the last 20 months playing shows around Australia. After playing over 380 shows since their arrival in May 2006 they have cemented their place as one of Australia’s hardest working groups.
BONJAH have followed their acoustic roots and share a deep genuine love for playing music. Having already gathered a legion of fans in Melbourne and around Australia by playing and touring relentlessly, their reputation as an amazing live act is fast continuing to grow. There is a serious word of mouth buzz surrounding the band.
BONJAH have completed two well-received national tours on the East Coast and an extensive tour of the West Coast. Their experience at playing together is apparent – their shows are natural and unscripted and combine soulful roots and funk/reggae grooves so well. The band are proud to say that they live off of their music – from CD sales and shows – since arriving from New Zealand. The critically acclaimed 9 track EP, ’Lemon Tree Bay’, named after the town that inspired the songs recently sold out of it’s third pressing. BONJAH recorded a show at The Evelyn to a packed house in late 2007, the CD called ’Looking for Life’ has 5 live tracks and 3 studio tracks, it is due to be released on Itunes on April 25th. It is available at shows. This is the beautiful organic sound of BONJAH.
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