PJ Powers and Hotline




  • PJ Powers: Vocals


  • Alistair Coakley: Lead guitar
  • George van Dyk: Bass
  • Patrick van Rensburg: Drums
  • Geoff Sedgwick: Keyboards
  • Ron "Bones" Brettell: Keyboards
  • Eric Mann: Drums
  • Larry Rose: Drums
  • Guido Maibaum: Bass
  • Sheldon Thomas: Keyboards


PJ Powers

Long before PJ Powers, who was born Penelope Jane Dunlop in Durban on the 16 July 1960 (not 1961 as certain other sources show), became Thandeka ("the loved one") or achieved a UK chart hit with 'World In Union' (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) in 1995, she was the lead singer for top South African rock band Hotline, who formed in Johannesburg in 1980. PJ Powers came from an all-girl group from Durban called Pantha.

Pantha was formed in 1979. We had a fairly good run but being anall girl group in the shadow of Clout,we never managed to secure a record deal.P.J. Powers was the fronting singer then known as Penelope Jane Dunlop.
-- Debbi Lonmon (Little Sister), July 1999

The band changed their style to afro-rock in 1983 and went onto even bigger things, like overseas tours.PJ Powers and Hotline released a greatest hits album which is available on CD.

Hotline disbanded in 1987.

This website is part of the
South African Rock Encyclopedia.

The South African Rock Encyclopedia

TOP back to where you came from
South Africa's Rock Legends

South Africa's Rock Classics