Kongos is a South African alternative rock band consisting of four brothers: Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Daniel. They spent their childhoods in the city of London and in South Africa. They compose, record, and perform in Phoenix, Arizona. The four men are the sons of multi-million-seller British singer-songwriter John Kongos.
They are of Greek origin and have attended the Greek Saheti school in Gauteng, South Africa. Their song “Come with Me Now” was used in the official trailer for the film Holy Motors used.
The band’s debut album Lunatic was released in 2012. With the single “I’m Only Joking”, from the album topped various South African charts including all three of Tuks FM’s charts and received copious airtime on 5FM and on many other stations in South Africa. The music video for the song debuted on TV 5 on SABC 3 and was in rotation on MKTV. Their second single “Come with Me Now” was in rotation on both 5FM and Tuks FM. The song appeared on the 5FM Top 40 and the Tuks FM Top 30 charts.
In late October 2013, the band self-released Lunatic in the United States. In 2014, both “I’m Only Joking” and “Come With Me Now” began receiving noticeable exposure in the United States, gaining momentum in airplay on radio and being featured in television commercials there. As a result, the band was signed by Epic Records in late January 2014 and the band re-released Lunatic. “Come With Me Now” has sold more than 70,000 copies as of March 2014.