Die Lemme

Not officially a group but the name which Gary Herselman gave to the loose affiliation of musicians who contributed to his 2014 solo album, Rigtingbevok.

Contributing artists included Albert Frost, Arno Carstens, Chris Letcher, Paul Riekert, Syd Kitchen, Rian Malan, Warrick Sony, Lloyd Ross, Toast Coetzer, Jannie van Tonder, Willem Moller, Francois van Coke, Valiant Swart, Frank Opperman, Max Mikula, Richard Haslop, Robin Auld, Tonia Selley, Kathy Raven, Sannie Fox, Dave Davies and Jonathan Handley.

Radio Rats

Formed in Springs in 1977. Jonathan Handley (guitar, vocals), Dave Davies (lead vocals), Herbie Parkin (bass) and Niall Bell (drums).

Were signed by Jo’burg Records and released the album Into the Night We Slide and the single “ZX Dan” in 1978. “ZX Dan” was one of the top songs of the year on SABC’s Radio 5.

The band has continued to perform and record intermittently over the years with many changes in their line-up (especially drummers) but with the consistent front duo of Jonathan Handley and Dave Davies.

Titus Groan

Short-lived band formed in 1985 as an off-shoot of the Radio Rats: Jonathan Handley (guitar, vocals), Dave Davies (vocals), David Allen (bass), Peter Peyerl (Drums).

Released the single “Padded Rooms” and other songs including “Agony”.