Karl Kikillus

Singer and guitarist whose music career ran part-time alongside his broadcasting career from 1980 right through the 1980s.

In broadcasting he began as an announcer/producer with Springbok Radio in 1981 while also presenting Pop Shop on television. In 1982 he moved to Radio 5 and then to Radio Highveld in 1985. After that he had stints with SAFM (in 1986), back to Highveld (1989/90) and then Jacaranda (1992).

Musically he performed with various groups (Passing Clouds and Rush Hour being the most prominent) and as a solo artist he had some success with the single “Another shore” which charted on Capital Radio and SABC stations in 1983.

Rush Hour

Formed in Johannesburg in 1987. Also known (during 1987 and 1988) as Passing Clouds and Peter And The Wolf.

The line up on their only album, The Perfect Way (1988), was Asval Ismail (keyboards), Martin Mitchell (bass, vocals), Andre Steenkamp (drums), Kevin Kruger (percussion), Estelle Kokot (lead vocals) and Jacques Lagesse (guitar, vocals).

Others who performed with the group included Jenna Lessing (vocals, flute), Karl Kikkilus (vocals, guitar) and Johnny Fourie.