Zebra and Giraffe (abbreviated to Z and G), are an alternative rock band from South Africa. The band’s debut album, Collected Memories, was released on 5 May 2008. Zebra and Giraffe are one of South Africa’s leading alternative rock bands. Since forming in 2008 they have released 3 full-length albums, two of which have won the SAMA award for Best Rock Album. They have also had unprecedented success on National radio with 17 singles being playlisted off their 3 albums.
The band consists of founding members Greg Carlin (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Alan Shenton (lead guitar) as well as the newly formed rhythm section of Mike Wright (drums) and Stef Henrico (bass,
keyboards). As a live act they have toured extensively across South Africa, headlining all of the country’s major festivals. They have also played alongside The Killers, Snow Patrol, Oasis, Sum41, Prodigy and Panic at the Disco. In 2009 they were invited to play at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Nairobi, Kenya where they scooped the award for Best Alternative Album.