It’s a timeless piece of music and it will always be relevant, especially in South Africa. Michael Waddacor, Johannesburg, September Michael Waddacor, Johannesburg, September Webpage: Erik, Lucien and their fellow band members of the day spent most of the subsequent four years on the road, honing their craft, paying their dues and gathering a loyal following of fans in South Africa. The rudiments of New Wave, Floydian-type concept rock, AOR pop and hints of traditional African rhythms have been meticulously fused to create their own unique brand of flamboyant rock. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By now, audiences were guaranteed that anything between 60 and 80 percent of the band’s music would be original, with the cover material certainly not likely to be played by other bands on the rock and pop scene.
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In this spirit, the three-piece embarked on a gruelling three-week tour from Durban ‘s University of Natal campus, down the coast to Cape Town and northwards to BloemfonteinJohannesburg and Pretoria. This is significant given South Africa’s prevailing sociopolitical malaise of the s. Taximqn band changed its name to “Void” inand the following year was joined by Lucien’s younger brother, Erik born Februaryalso in the Netherlands. A rich artistic heritage to be cherished Who knows what the future may bring.
Throughout most of they worked on their second album.
I have always believed that it is an album that could stand on its own. His return to London taxlman that German tour proved to be a turning point. For both brothers, rock ‘n roll in its myriad of expressions was the key to opening new doors of perception and experience. Shadows is another song that continues to endure, as does Dun Kalusin Ta Vaa song about the South African struggle.
Guitarist Lucien Windrich and drummer George Voros are energetic, competent musicians who consistently veoid the orchestral landscapes sketched by the nimble-fingered Erik Windrich.
The rudiments of New Wave, Floydian-type concept rock, AOR pop and hints of traditional African rhythms have been meticulously fused to create their own unique brand of flamboyant rock. Erik born in Februaryalso in the Netherlands matriculated in having written and performed two “rock operas” for school productions and joined the band in after a stint with his own rock band, Ardent Hayes.
With the smash hit singles “Taximan” and “Shadows” on it, the album was destined to do well.
Eovid headlines of the time provide some hint: Early inanother change occurred when Wayne Harker took over from drummer, Georg Voros. They were tuned in deeply to, and inextricably from, the spirit of their times, but they never stooped towards cheap and angry soapbox politicking and proselytising.
Lucien sounds even happier, more relaxed and focused and much wiser these days.
NovemberRetroFreshfreshcd An opening presented itself in Rhodesia — a country where audiences were starved of good live rock music. Today, I am a better person and a better musician and I am looking to the future now, believing in what I’m currently writing and performing in Germany.
In some respects, our music, despite being original and explorative, was too up and positive with a strong sense of fun, which we got from South Africa. Michael Waddacor, Johannesburg, September Webpage: Today he lives in North London with his partner Cathy, a midwife, and their son and daughter.
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The final stint at the Chelsea proved one certain thing: It is not as strong as “Shadows” or “Taximan” but still a great song in it’s own right.
Their vision was lucid, their plans bold but seemingly attainable and their spirits high, even if softened by a gritty realism acquired on the South African music scene where too few musicians really earned a comfortable living. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
The impact of these works was distilled in some of the band’s songs, among them Shadows. But there’s been the downside, too.
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Harker was taken into South African Defence Force custody to eviid before a court martial for being absent without leave AWOL from military service since December days. This article needs additional citations for verification. Additional lyrics on “Sangoma” provided by Kay.