Bright Blue

Bright Blue: Formed in Cape Town in 1983 with Robin Levetan (vocals), Tom Fox (guitar, vocals), Ian Cohen (bass, vocals), Dan Heymann (keyboards) and Peter Cohen (drums).

They released their self-titled debut album in 1984 and received radio play with their first single “Window on the World”. A second single “Living in Africa” did not do as well. The band lost some momentum when two band members (Dan Heymann and Ian Cohen) were conscripted to the army but released a second album The Rising Tide in 1988, by which time Robin Levetan had left.

The single “Weeping” topped the charts in 1987. A follow-up single “Where would I go” also received radio play. Later in 1988 they released the single “Time On My Own” which received some radio play.

After that Dan Heymann left the group when he moved to the United States.

The remaining three members released the 3-song e.p “Open Your Eyes” in 1996 and then in 2003 (with Dan Heymann) they released the song “Madiba” as a free-to-download single (recorded in 1990).

In 2008 the original five members reunited to play at an End Conscription campaign concert at Spier Estate in the Western Cape.