Formed in Soweto in 1969 with Vusi Xhosa (guitar), Vusi Nkosi (bass), Lukas Pelo (saxophone) and Phillippe Mziza (drums).
Released a steady flow of singles throughout the early to mid-1970s, beginning with “Boyoyo 800” in 1972 and including “Puleng” (1975) which Malcolm McLaren famously ‘used’ for his song “Double Dutch”(1983).
They later released two albums, Back in Town (1983) and TJ Today (1987).
Grew up in Kwazulu-Natal and began to learn the guitar in the late 1950s. In the early 1960s he started performing as a session musician and performing in shabeens.
He also learnt to play the violin. Over the next thirty years he played on sessions with a wide variety of musicians including the Boyoyo Boys, West Nkosi, Robart Bopape and the Mohatella Queens.
In 1986 he recorded the Grooving Jive No. 1 EP (with Shifty Records) as a member of the Jo’burg City Stars.
In 1989 he recorded his first solo album with Shifty Records, The Art of Noise.