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Biography

  • Born

    10 August 1978 (age 41)

  • Born In

    Brussels, Belgium

Karen Zoid (born Karen Louise Greeff) is a female South African rock artist, with both vocal and guitar talent. From busking in Johannesburg to national treasure. Her current band members are Henry Steel Jnr (guitar), Schalk van der Merwe (bass guitar) and Tim Rankin (drums). They are sponsored by Levi's as part of their support of various South African artists.

She was born, on 10 August 1978, in Brussels, Belgium, to a South African diplomat, and grew up there and in Johannesburg.

She released her solo album, "Poles Apart", through EMI in June 2001, which was an instant success. She captured the imagination of the South African youth, especially Afrikaners for whom she revamped old folk songs into modern rock hits. Even the press started referring to the "Zoid Generation", and her icon status was highlighted in 2004 by both Time Magazine and U.S. News & World Report. Her second album, "Chasing the Sun", was released in June 2003, also under EMI. Both these albums have achieved Gold Record status.

In 2004, Zoid married former band member Don Reineke, with whom she had a son in January 2007. The couple later divorced in 2010.

Albums:
Poles Apart (2002)
Chasing The Sun (2003)
In Die Staatsteater DVD (2003)
Media (2005)
Postmodern World (2007)
Alive in a Postmodern World DVD (2008)
Ultimate Zoid (2009)
Terms & Conditions (2010)
Zoid Afrika (2012)
Drown Out The Noise (2015)

Her website is located at http://www.karenzoid.co.za

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