K A H N the story
Kahn Morbee, lead vocalist/guitarist of South Africa's most loved musical outfits; THE PARLOTONES, has over the last 5 years forged his reputation as a solo artist performing as KAHN. His artistic and musical contributions on all of THE PARLOTONES studio albums have received critical acclaim across the globe and his solo project is setting him on course to follow the same path.
With a compelling stage personality of his own and a reputation for enthralling audiences, KAHN attributes his musical influences across a range of genre’s and this is set to take listeners on a cathartic experience that allows them to hold onto every lyric they can all associate with.
Formed in 2014, KAHN embarked on creating his debut album SALT that earned him his first SAMA (South African Music Awards) nomination in his solo capacity for Best Adult Contemporary Album. KAHN recently completed second studio album, A NOISE IN THE VOID, that is set for release in July 2017 - the first single from the album, WE COULD BE DIVINE, a collaboration with South Africa's own queen of rock n' roll, KAREN ZOID debut at #1 on the iTunes download charts as well as feature very prominently across all major South African radio charts.
KAHN’s distinct and distinguished vocal ability earned him a coaching spot on The Voice South Africa in 2015 and together with RICHARD STIRTON, #TeamKahn was crowned the inaugural winner of the season 1 and earned KAHN a spot on the coaching panel for season 2 where #TeamKahn was again crowned the winner with CRAIG LUCAS.
In 1998 Kahn formed The Parlotones, a melodic quartet which has attained a global following, they have headlined the 20,000-seater Coca Cola Dome, and played in the historic 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-off Concert to an audience of a billion. The Parlotones staged an original rock theatre production, Dragonflies and Astronauts, which was broadcast live around the world in 3D via DIRECTV and in 2D on Facebook. Performing thousands of shows in countries around the world and having played live to over 2 million people in their career to date, The Parlotones have performed at many European and American music festivals with, among others, the Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons and The Cure. The band has also received South African Music Award’s (SAMA) for:
2006 | SAMA Awards Winner | Best Rock Album for Radiocontrolledrobot | The Parlotones
2009 | SAMA Award Winner | Music Video of the Year | Overexposed | The Parlotones
2010 | SAMA Award Winner | Best Rock Album for Stardust Galaxies | The Parlotones
2010 | SAMA Awards Winner | Best Music Video | Push Me to the Floor | The Parlotones
2016 | SAMA Award Nomination | Best Adult Contemporary Album | SALT | KAHN
2016 | The Voice South Africa Season 1 winner | RICHARD STIRTON
2017 | The Voice South Africa Season 2 winner | CRAIG LUCAS