Initially formed as Zennith in Brakpan but became Void in 1977 with Lucien Windrich (guitar and vocals), Eric Windrich (keyboards, guitars and lead vocals), Terry Andalis (replacing Benjy Mudie on bass) and Danny De Wet (drums). During a stint in Zimbabwe they released a cover version of the Knack’s “My Sharona” on single.

Returning to South Africa they gigged incessantly with Jose “Aggi” D’Aguiar joining as vocalist and began to attract a growing following. In 1982 Terry Andalis, Aggi D’Aguiar and Danny De Wet left the group (they went on to form the Garage Band). George Voros replaced Danny de Wet on drums, but in turn was replaced by Wayne Harker.

In 1983 the remaining trio released their self-titled debut album and immediately went to the top of the charts with “Shadows” and “Taximan” (which featured Bakithi Khumalo on bass).

During a tour in 1983 Danny De Wet stepped in as drummer when Wayne Harker was arrested by the Military Police for going AWOL.

In 1984 eVoid released the “I am a Fadget”/”Kwela Walk”/”Telem and Godom” EP. In 1985 Wayne Harker left the group to join Askari and the Windrich brothers went over to the UK to avoid conscription into the SADF and to try to break into the international market.

In 1986 they released their second album, Here Comes The Rot, and undertook a six-week promotional tour of South Africa. The album did not do as well as their first album. Thereafter music became a side line activity for the brothers but they did release a short album Graffiti Lounge in 2008 and in 2014 did a brief tour of South Africa with the parallel release of Classics, a greatest hits compilation.

Working Girls

A vocal/dance group who formed in Johannesburg in 1984 and played with a backing band.

The group consisted of Justine Hertz, Julie Jade Aston, Theo Andallis, Shivvon Ryan and Lee Sharri. Cindy Swartzman replaced Theo Andallis.

They released the album Streetenergy in 1984 and the first single from the album “Working Girls” received widespread air play in South Africa. The follow up single “Talking Too Loud” and 12” single release “Why Me” were less successful.

Benjy Mudie of WEA confessed that this was the only time in his career he signed a band strictly to make money. However, the concept did not survive the release of their only album.