New Video: JACK PAROW ‘Ode to You featuring Nonku’

“It’s the hardest I’ve ever worked on a music video in my life.” Jack Parow

Watch Ode to You featuring Nonku, here:

Filmed, directed and edited by PAUL WARD


“I also come from working horrible jobs I hated, and when you are stuck in those jobs you always feel like you will never get out of them and it always feels so draining and difficult, so that’s why it’s an ode to the people who do those jobs, because without them this whole country would fall apart.” From an interview with On a Music Bender (

Jack Parow and Nonku met up with these working class heroes to find out more about their lives and jobs.  Watch the behind-the-scenes segments here:


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Lyrics from Ode to You:

“this is an ode to you, hate your job but the house needs food

you wanna quit, you wanna kill but the rent is due

push on through ,hold on tight, fight the fight

there’s a hand on your throat and it’ s holding tight

9 to 5, jy try, jy druk, jy hou styf vas

but you work for a boss and you hate his guts

jy voel stuck, maar onthou, ek’s hier vir jou

whether jy numbers punch of jy huise bou

yster klou, days too long, nights too short

you just went to sleep, then you’re back at work

if you’re up at night or you’re up at dawn

whether you’re sweeping streets or you’re mowing lawns

whether jy meetings het of jy parties hou

whether jy suits aantrek of jy klere vou

whether your washing cars or washing clothes

this is an ode to all the working class hero’s.”



Date: 28 August 2014

Venue: Smugglers Tavern

Address: Cnr Riverbend Road & Witkoppen, Bloubosrand

Contact: 011 704 7199

Date: 29 August 2014

Venue: Presley’s

Address: Ernies Pl, Pretoria

Contact: 012-807 0690

Date: 30 August 2014

Venue: Presley’s Boksburg

Address: Gibb Rd, Boksburg

Contact: 011-826 19898

Date: 30 August 2014

Line-up: Jack Parow & more

Venue: Marks Park Sports Club (Pinkie Fest)

Address: Orange Road, Emmerentia


Date: 5 September 2014

Venue: Rumours Lounge, Roodepoort

Address: Shop 20 Palm Court, Cornelius Street, Weltevreden Park 1709

Contact: Fred Otto – 079 825 7995

Date: 6 September 2014

Venue: Aandklas Pretoria

Address: 494 Hilda St, Pretoria 0028

Contact: 012 362 3712

Date: 27 September (Tribeone Fest)

Line-up: Jack Parow & many more

Venue: City of Tshwane

Address: Google maps –



Back To Amsterdam Tour

Date: 12 September 2014

Venue: Doornroosje, Nijmegen

Date: 13 September 2014

Venue: Smeerboel Festival, Utrecht

Date: 14 September 2014

Venue: Patronaat, Haarlem


The Party Cruise

Book here: (MSC Cruises) (StudentFlights)

Jack Parow and Naaldekoker ‘captains’ the PARTY CRUISE! This is the only December party cruise which stops at two islands – Inhaca and Portuguese Island. During the day, passengers can enjoy pristine Mozambican islands, cocktails and sunsets, and then rock the boat into the night. 

8 December 2014: Durban, South Africa 
9 December 2014: Inhaca & Portuguese Island 
10 December 2014: Inhaca & Portuguese Island 
11 December 2014: Inhaca & Portuguese Island 
12 December 2014: Durban




Twitter: @JackParow




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