Johnny Cradle are a Johannesburg, South Africa based three piece band.
Laz provides the DJ scratch sample samples and FX, Tebogo J Mosane
drums the drums and backs the vocals, Sakie leads the vocals, bass the
Moog and plays the keys.
With roots in Mdantsane and Umthatha in the Eastern Cape and Ga-rankuwa
in Gauteng it’s no wonder these 80’s grown-ups have a diverse influence
behind their township slang Xhosa/ English lyrics driven by heavy bass,
almost hip hop electronica drum rhythms, DJ cuts reminiscent of golden era
hip hop and a bluesy rock electric guitars.
Add to that a visual creative flair that sees the trio creative directing their own
photo shoots, videos such like “uLate” and artwork for their debut self titled
In three years Johnny Cradle have graced multiple stages in the Jo’burg
scene as well as formidable festivals like Grahamstown festival (2015),
Oppikoppi (2016), Milliepop (2017), Lush festival (2017) and well as radio live
performances and appearances on stations like 702, Power FM, Yfm to name
Ever stylish the Cradle crew have also recently graced numerous print outlets
like Destiny magazine, The Mail & Guardian, The Sunday Times style pages
and Sakie appearing in various TV and print commercials and style features
as well as brand campaigns for the trendy menswear label S.P.C.C
With their music video for “uLate” currently doing the rounds on social media
the future has never looked brighter for Johnny Cradle with a new single and
album on the way and series of upscale festival appearances be sure to
check them out.
Access the complete album info (10 songs)