Based: Johannesburg

Monark is a five piece pop band from Gauteng, South Africa. The band was formed when producer Ewald Jansen van Rensburg teamed up with friend and vocalist Eugene Coetzer. For a couple of years they worked towards finding the specific sound they were after. Once they felt they had discovered it, they gathered together the musicians that were needed to grow and perform the music.
Their first single “Smiling” was released in May 2013 and immediately gained mainstream attention and popularity on major radio stations throughout South Africa: charting at no.3 on 5fm and currently climbing the Kia Take 40 SA chart (September/October 2013).
Their first studio album is due early 2014, and will be released through Universal Music.