Originating from South Africa, Grassy Spark comes from a part of the world known for its diversity of cultures. They’ve always felt a calling to bring a power that combines their home and the world to the stage.
No boundaries, no genre specificity, just a diverse, explosive, and spirited performance that keeps you guessing.
The group’s first album, Portal, explored bringing together cultures by blending reggae, ska, pop, funk, R&B, Maskandi, and Latin music.
Grassy Spark has maintained this progressive experimentation of sound and has further developed its child-like wonder for the new, the old, and everything in between with their infectious latest releases, “The Candy, Flow”, “Are You Talking”, and “Sedgefield”.
Positively described as a collective that has never been afraid to take risks, Grassy Spark’s sophomore album is due for release later this year. Curious listeners can expect the group to seamlessly veer from the status quo while sustaining their signature sounds to produce a body of work as diverse as it is inspiring for new and old fans.
Their most admirable attribute is their ability to captivate any audience. This remains the reason they sell out shows in South Africa. They give live performances new meaning by balancing personalised improv and conscious execution in sound and movement.
2014 was a turning point for the band when Greenpop invited them to perform at their festival of action in Zambia. Here they experienced the rawness of Africa while returning to the roots of what it meant to be busking musicians, expressing pure energy that people from all walks of life can relate to. They found their love for giving back to the Earth by planting trees and genuinely understanding our planet’s crisis.
During the festival of action, they met and collaborated with South African Folk hero Jeremy Loops, producing a song called “Living in a Paradise” that became the lead single from their Portal album.
In 2015 they opened for The Cat Empire, The Kooks, and Milky Chance at Vodacom in the City and Rocking the Daisies.
In 2016 the group toured South Africa with UB40 playing a sold-out stadium tour. That same year, they opened for headliners Mac Miller and Foster the People at Rocking the Daisies and Vodacom in the City.
It’s safe to say the group is a go-to booking for original high-energy dance-driven line-ups, having played all of South Africa’s most loved music festivals, including Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, Jbay Rage, Plett Rage, Splashy Fen, and the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
The band had a Euro tour booked just before COVID-19 brought the live entertainment industry to a halt. This gave the team time to reflect, grow, and have a well-deserved nap.
Now the band is picking up where they left off and planning their EU expansion, despite the uncertainty we all face – No matter what, the dream must be lived.
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