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.

Petit Cheval

Pretoria/Johannesburg based band. Formed in 1984 by Jonathan Selby (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Johan Griesel (bass), Harold Skenk (keyboards) and Francois du Plessis (drums).

Before they recorded anything du Plessis was replaced by Danny De Wet on drums.

They released the single “Magical Touch” in 1984 and then two albums, The Voice of Reason (1985) and The Perfect Gift (1986) along with several singles.

They received considerable radio play in 1985 and 1986 but the band broke up after Jonathan Selby participated in the controversial Bureau for Information propaganda song in 1986.