Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, vocalist and guitarist John Wither is a rare talent. His six-piece band John Wizards includes Raphael Segerman, Emmanuel Jean Thierry Nzaramba, Geoffrey Brink, Alex Montgomery and Thomas Parker.
The band's mystifying and electric sound has been described as a mixture of afropop, reggae, South African house, R&B, soukons, shangaan electro and dub.
Their diverse skill set landed them gigs at some of Europe's biggest music festivals including Glastonbury, Primavera, Midi Festival, Melt Festival and Pukkelpop.
John Wizards was also featured on the Mail and Guardian 200’s Young South Africans of 2014. They touched base at Rocking the Daises and played at the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival in 2016.
Their first album, which includes the singles “Lusaka by Night” and “Muizenburg”, was voted eighth on The Guardian's UK Top Ten Albums of 2013.