Friends First

Formed in 1986 with the idea of spreading a Christian and political message, working towards a post-apartheid society.

It was a musical concept involving many people including songwriters Nick Paton and Steve McEwan. The core band was Malcolm du Plessis (vocals. Producer), JB Arthur (vocals, guitar, keyboards, producer), Dany Bridgens (guitar), Victor Sibusiso Masondo (bass) and Lloyd Martin (drums).

Released the albums We See A New Africa (1986), Another Friend In Another City (1988) and Dumisani Ma-Afrika (1993) and the single “Jabulani Afrika” in 1987.


Johannesburg studio group formed by Glynn Storm in 1982, after the demise of Backtrax.

It was composed and produced by Glynn Storm and JB Arthur. They released the album Half A Loaf in 1982.

Storm transitioned into African Image later that year.