Bill Kimber And The Couriers

The Couriers



  • Shakin' Up A Storm, Renown NLP 248

    Shakin' Up A Storm

  • Big Beat Session, Renown NLP 250
    Tracks: Hippy Hippy Shake/ Breathless

    Big Beat Sessions

  • Swinging Fashions, Renown NLP 262

    Swinging Fashions

    Compact Disc

  • Double CD, Rockin' Beat RB 021

    Double CD

    Seven Singles

    Original Company Sleeve

  • Hippy Hippy Shake/ Trambone
    Renown 45N 1354, 1963

  • I Want To Hold Your Hand/ Green Onions
    Renown 45N 1355, 1963

  • Breathless/ I Love Her So (Peter Fairweather)
    Renown 45N 1364, 1964

  • No Particular Place To Go/ Be Mine (Bill Kimber)
    Renown N 1378, 1964

  • Take Away/ Done Me Wrong
    Ember Records EMB S21, 1965

    Take Away


  • Bill Kimber: Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
  • Richard "Dick" Laws: Vocals and Lead Guitar
  • Peter Fairweather: Vocals and Bass Guitar
  • Alan Turner: Drums
  • Barry Ashby: Vocals joined in 1965


I'd like to thank the following people for their valued contributions: Brian Currin for his technical advice and (constructive) criticism. Richard Laws for his patience and wonderful memory. Susan Louw at SABC. Hans Pokora in Austria and two fellow Capetonians, Alan Hilton and Derrick Gillespie. And also Rob Allingham for his assistance to trace all the original Renown master tapes. How wonderful to know that not all our music went up in flames!

Richard autographed and donated his ONLY copy of the ultra rare picture sleeve single to my vinyl collection.

A comprehensive website for Bill Kimber and the Couriers will be published in due course. Read about the Band's appearance in South Africa's first beat film, Africa Shakes.

Tertius Louw, May 2001