Carte Blanche

Johannesburg-based studio duo formed by Keith Berel (guitar, vocals and other instruments) and Dieter Smith (bass).

Released the singles “Walk Away” and “Killer In The Crowd” and the album Far Cry, all in 1986.

Flash Harry

Formed in Johannesburg in 1978. After some initial lineup changes the group that performed on their first album was Keith Berel (songwriter, vocalist, lead guitarist, sax and flute), Gerry Salendis (keyboards, vocals), Joh Hansen (bass) and Fred Knowles (drums). In 1978 released the single “Eyes”, followed by “No Football” in 1981.

Received substantial airplay on Radio 5 with “Shame On You” (1982).

They also released two albums, Going Straight (1981) and Take What You Can (1982). They broke up in 1983.

Pocket Lips

A short-lived South African studio project comprising producer Ian Ostrin, Zack Haynes, Sam Wingate and Keith Berel (formerly of Flash Harry and Carte Blanche).

They released the album The Rhythm of Life in 1987 which included the popular single “It’s Amazing”.