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     AD ASTRA (1973-1977) Cape Town                                        PREAMBLE (1973) Cape Town
     -----------------------------------------------------                 -------------------------------       Preamble won the
     |        |         |       |        |        |      |                 |          |       |          |       Westerford High           
   PETER    OWEN      ALAN   JOHN-PAUL BRENT    JOYCE  ANDREA            CRAIG       GRANT   IAN        PETER    Schools "Battle of
   HANMER   ROGERS  PETERSON  GEYER    KLEVE  EGLINTON  VALE             FISHER      FISHER  LIDDLE    GOODACRE  the Bands" in 1974
   guitar   guitar,   bass,   drums    vocals   vocals  vocals           guitar      bass    drums      guitar
     |      violin,  vocals     |                                                     |
     |       keys       |       |     Made the finals of the "Cape  +-----------------+
     |        |         |       |     Battle of the Bands" in 1977. |
     +--------+---------+-------+     Joyce and Andrea were only 15 |
     |                                at the time.                  |
     AD ASTRA (1978)                                                LIMOUSINE (1977/78) Cape Town
     --------------------------------------                         --------------------
     |         |         |       |        |                         |          |       |
    PETER    OWEN      ALAN  JOHN-PAUL  DAVID                      GARY      GRANT    DESMOND
    HANMER   ROGERS  PETERSON  GEYER   STEPHENSON                  WALKER    FISHER   HUDSON
    guitar   guitar    bass,   drums    vocals,                    guitar     bass     drums
     |                vocals     |      guitar                      |          |
     |                   |       |             +--------------------+          |
     +-------------------+-------+-------------)-----+-------------------------+
                                               |     |
     BOSS (February 1980) Johannesburg         |     WILDESIDE (1979) Cape Town
     --------------------------------          |     --------------------------------
     |         |          |         |          |     |          |         |         |
   TONY     MICHAEL     WAYNE     GARTH        |   PETER      GRANT    JOHN-PAUL   ALAN
  O'DWYER   POTTERTON  EDGERTON  POTTERTON     |   HANMER     FISHER    GEYER     PETERSON
   guitar    bass       drums     guitar       |   guitar     bass      drums      guitar,
     |         |          |         |          |     |          |         |        keys
     |         +----------+         |          |     |          |         +---------+------> army call-up
     +--> BAND O'GYPSIES  |         |          |     |          |
                          |         |          |     |          | via military service
     +--------------------+---------+----------)-----+          +---------------------------+
     |                                         |                                            | 
     |                                         +-----+                                      |
     |                                               |                                      |
     BOSS (1980)                                     HEAVY WEATHER (1979/80) JoBurg         | Played in
     --------------------------------                ----------------------                 | entertainment
     |         |         |          |                |          |         |                 | corps during
   PETER     MICHAEL   WAYNE     GARTH             TONY        GARY     ROBERT then PAUL    | this time
   HANMER    POTTERTON EDGERTON  POTTERTON        GROENEWALD  WALKER    BOTES       ARIEL   |
   guitar     bass      drums     guitar           guitar,     bass     drums       drums   |
     |                   |          |              vocals                                   |
     |                   |          |                |                                      |
     +-------------------+----------+----------------+                                      |
     |                                                                                      |
     |                                               +--------------------------------------+
     |                                               |
     BOSS (1981)                                     BASH STREET KIDS (1981)                                     
     --------------------------------                -------------------------                                                                   
     |         |         |          |                |           |           |                               
   PETER      TONY      WAYNE     GARTH            GRANT       PETE        SIMON
   HANMER   GROENEWALD EDGERTON  POTTERTON         FISHER    HARRISON      WALKER
   guitar    vocals,    drums     guitar            bass      vocals,      guitar
     |        bass       |          |                |        harmonica 
     |         |         |          |                |
     +---------+---------+----------+                |
     |                                               |
     BOSS (July 1981)                                |         SAVANNAH (1980/82) JoBurg                     PANTHA (1980) Durban              
     --------------------------------------------    +---+     ---------------                               -------------------------------------------
     |         |         |          |           |        |     |             |                               |          |         |        |           |
   PETER      TONY      WAYNE     GARTH       ABIGAIL    |   COLIN         OTHERS                      PENELOPE JANE  DEBBI      RENE    DULCIE        DI
   HANMER   GROENEWALD EDGERTON  POTTERTON    PRISGROVE  |   HEANEY                                       DUNLOP     LONMON     STOLTZ vd WESTHUIZEN  JONES
   guitar    vocals,    drums     guitar       vocals    |   drums                                        vocals     guitar      bass    keyboards    drums
     |        bass       |          |           |        |     |                                             |          |         |        |
     |         |         |          |           |        |     |                                             |changed   |         +--------+--------> WOW (1980)
     +---------+---------)----------+-----------+--------)-----+                                             |name      |                                           
     |                   |                               |                                                   |          +------> CHIX (1985), LITTLE SISTER (1990)
     |                   +----> see STREETALK (below)    +-----+                                             |
     |                                                         |                                             |
     BOSS (1982)                                               DR JIVE AND THE BLUENOTES (1981/82)           HOTLINE (1981) Burnout
     --------------------------------------------              ---------------------------- - - - -          -------------------------------------------
     |         |         |          |           |              |        |        |        |       |          |         |         |          |          |
   PETER      TONY      COLIN     GARTH       ABIGAIL         GRANT   CLIVE    GREG      TONY   WINSTON      PJ      PATRICK    ALISTAIR   GEORGE     GEOFF
   HANMER   GROENEWALD  HEANEY   POTTERTON    PRISGROVE       FISHER RIDGWAY  RIDGWAY   RIDGWAY MANKUNKU   POWERS    v RENSBURG COAKLEY    v DYK     SEDGWICK
   guitar    vocals,    drums     guitar       vocals         bass    guitar   vocals,   drums    sax      vocals     drums      guitar     bass      keys
     |        bass       |          |                          |        |      guitar     |                             |                     
     |         |         |          |                          |        |                 |                             |                     
     +---------)---------+----------+--------------------------+        +-----------------+---> ROCKING HORSE           |                              
     |         |                                                                                                        |
     |         +-----------------------------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------+ 
     |                                                         |
     BOSS (May 1982)                                           TOP DOG (1982)
     --------------------------------                          ------------------------------------------------------------
     |         |         |          |                          |         |         |        | then   |        |   then    |                 
   PETER     GRANT      COLIN     GARTH             CIRCUS   BERNIE    GLENDA    TONY     MIKE    GRAHAM    PATRICK      GARY           
   HANMER    FISHER     HEANEY   POTTERTON            |      MILLAR    MILLAR  GROENEWALD ROWE    CLIFFORD van RENSBURG v ROOYEN        
   guitar     bass      drums     guitar              +----> vocals    vocals    bass     guitar   guitar    drums       drums
     |         |         |          |                                    ^         |                 |        |
     +---------+---------+----------+               CLOUT----------------+         |                 +--------+-------> CYNDICATE (1984) see below
     |  same line-up, but a new name                                               |
     |                                                                             |
     STREETALK (1982)                      Streetalk played at the                 |
     --------------------------------      Sun City Superbowl on the               |
     |         |         |          |      12th July 1982.                         |
   PETER     GRANT     COLIN      GARTH                                            |
   HANMER    FISHER    HEANEY    POTTERTON Recorded 'High & Dry' single -          |
   guitar     bass     drums      guitar   see Early Days CD                       |
     |         |         |          |                                              |
     +---------+---------)----------+                                              |
     |                   |                                                         |
     |                   +----------> MATTISSON                                    |
     STREETALK (1982)                 BROTHERS see below                           |
     --------------------------------                                              |
     |         |         |          |                                              |
   PETER     GRANT     WAYNE      GARTH                                            |
   HANMER    FISHER   EDGERTON   POTTERTON                                         |
   guitar     bass     drums      guitar                                           |
     |         |         |          |                                              |
     +---------+---------)----------+                                              |
     |                   +-----------------------+                                 |
     STREETALK (1982)                            |    BETAMAX                      |
     -----------------------------------------   |    -----------------------      |
     |         |         |          |        |   |    |           |         |      |
   PETER     GRANT     MERCO      GARTH     FRED |   ROB        MARSHALL   OTHERS  |
   HANMER    FISHER    KESIC     POTTERTON  WOODS|  HENDRY      HARMSE             |
   guitar     bass     drums      guitar    keys |   keys       guitar             |
     |         |         |          |        V   |    |           |                |
     |         |         +----------+       RIO  |    |           |                |
     |         +--------------------)------------)----+-----------+                |
     |                              |            |    |                            |
     +------------------------------)------------+----)----------------------------+   
     |                              |                 |
     OFF THE EDGE (June 1983)       +------------+    JERAZ (1984)
     ----------------------    recorded 3 demo   |    -------------------------------------------------
     |         |          |    tracks            |    |         |         |        |        |         |
   PETER      TONY      WAYNE                    |  GRANT      ROB      JOHNNIE  MARSHALL  VIC       LIZ
   HANMER   GROENEWALD EDGERTON                  |  FISHER    HENDRY              HARMSE   
   guitar    vocals,    drums                    |   bass      keys      drums    guitar   vocals   vocals 
     |        bass                               |    |
     |         |                                 |    |
     +---------+                                 |    |
     |                                           |    |
     OFF THE EDGE (1983) recorded demo tracks    |    JERAZ (1984/85)
     ---------------------- - - - - - -          |    -------------------------------------------------
     |         |          |           |          |    |         |         |        |        |         |
   PETER      TONY       NEIL       ABIGAIL      |  GRANT     EDDIE      ANDRE   MARSHALL  VIC       LIZ
   HANMER   GROENEWALD   FOX        PRISGROVE    |  FISHER    GILBERT     VOS     HARMSE   
   guitar    vocals,     drums      vocals       |   bass      keys,     drums    guitar   vocals   vocals
     |        bass                               |    |        sax                 |
     |         |         Some of these tracks are|    |                            +-----> OVER THE TOP (see below)
     +---------+         available on Early Days |    |            
     |                                           |    |
  +--)-------------------------------------------)----+                                     
  |  |                                           +----------------------+
  |  |                                                                  |
  |  OFF THE EDGE (1983) sessions for first album                       STREETALK (1986)
  |  ----------- - - - - - - - - - - -                                  ----------------------------------------
  |  |         |          |          |      Recorded 3 tracks with      |        |         |         |         |
  |PETER      TONY       ERIC      COLIN    Eric (on loan from Hotline) GEOFF  GARTH     GUIDO      DAVE     MERCO
  |HANMER   GROENEWALD LIEBERMAN   HEANEY   and one ('Foolin' Around')  GOODE POTTERTON MAIBAUM    RIDLEY    KESIC
  |guitar    vocals,    drums      drums    with Colin                 vocals  guitar    guitar     keys     drums
  |  |        bass                                                      ^                  |
  |  |         |                                         TANK ----------+                  +-----> HOTLINE (1987)
  |  +---------+
  |  |
  |  OFF THE EDGE (1983) more sessions for first album
  |  ----------------------- - - - - -                   
  |  |         |           |         |                             
  |PETER      TONY       DAVE      INGRID                               
  |HANMER   GROENEWALD   SHARP     HERBST <----- CLOUT, TARZAN        
  |guitar    vocals,     keys      drums               
  |  |        bass         |
  |  |         |           |
  |  +---------+-----------+
  |  |
  |  OFF THE EDGE (October 1984)                      
  |  ----------------------- - - - - -     Recorded 2 songs, 
  |  |         |           |         |     released as bonus       
  |PETER      TONY       DAVE      COLIN   tracks on the CD             
  |HANMER   GROENEWALD   SHARP     HEANEY  re-issue of the first      
  |guitar    vocals,     keys      drums   album Off The Edge
  |  |        bass         |         | 
  |  |         |           |         |
  |  +---------)-----------+         +---------> IN AND OUT, RIO, TOKYO ROSE
  |  |         |
  |  |         +---------------------------------------------------+        
  |  |                                                 CLOUT       |
  |  MATTISSON BROTHERS (1984)                           |         CYNDICATE (1984) JoBurg                 FACE TO FACE (1984)                          WORKING GIRLS (1984)
  |  ------------------------------------------------    | ---------------------------------------         ----------------------------------           ------------------------------------ - - - - 
  |  |         |           |         |        |     |    v |       |          |         |        |         |        |        |       |      |           |        |        |       |       |        |
  |PETER      DAVE       STUART     PAUL    RALPH OTHERS CINDY    TONY       PEPS    PATRICK    GRAHAM   SIMON    JOHN     KEITH   SIMON  JARROD      JUSTINE  JULIE    SHIVVON  LEE    THEO then CINDY
  |HANMER     SHARP    MATTISSON  MATTISSON MADEIRA      ALTER GROENEWALD COTUMACCIO v RENSBURG CLIFFORD LeFEVRE LeFEVRE McFARLANE FELLOW JAY ASTON   HERTZ  JADE ASTON  RYAN   SHARRI ANDALIS   SWARTZMAN
  |guitar     keys       vocals    vocals    bass        vocals   bass       keys     drums     guitar   vocals   guitar   vocals,  bass  drums       vocals   vocals   vocals  vocals vocals     vocals
  |  |         |           |         |                     |       |                                                       guitar,          |           |        |
  |  +---------+-----------+---------+---------------------)-------+                                                        keys            |           |        |
  |  |                                                     |                                                                 |              |           |        |
  |  MATTISSON BROTHERS (1985)                             +-------> Zia, The Cindy Alter Band                               |              |           |        |
  |  -----------------------------------------------------                                                +------------------+--------------+-----------+--------+
  |  |         |           |         |        |          |                                                |
  |PETER      DAVE       STUART     PAUL     TONY      OTHERS                                             |
  |HANMER     SHARP    MATTISSON  MATTISSON GROENEWALD                                                    |
  |guitar     keys       vocals    vocals    bass                                                         |
  |  |         |           |                  |                                                           |
  +--+---------)-----------+                  +------+----------------------------------------------------+   
  |            |                                     |
  |  +---------+                                     |                              
  |  |                                               |
  |  FEATHER CONTROL (1986)                          CHAPTA TOO (1985) JoBurg
  |  -------------------------------------           --------------------------------------------
  |  |         |        |        |       |           |           |          |         |         |
  | DAVE     GARY     CHARLES  JIMMY    JOE         TONY       JARROD     KEITH     JUSTINE   JULIE
  | SHARP    FINCH     KUHN   NICOLAS VELLEMAN     GROENEWALD JAY ASTON McFARLANE    HERTZ   JADE ASTON
  | keys     guitar   vocals   guitar  drums        vocals,    drums      guitar     keys     vocals
  |  |         |        |                           bass
  |  |         |        |                            |
  |  |         +--------+----> Record execs at Gallo |
  +--+                                               |                       
     |                                               |                   
     DOMINO (May 1987)                               KID GLOVES (1985/86) Kimberley then Cape Town
     --------------------- - - - - - -               ----------------------------------
     |         |         |           |               |           |           |        |
   PETER     GRANT     STUART       DAVE            TONY       PETER      PETER     ANDRE
   HANMER    FISHER   MATTISSON     SHARP         GROENEWALD   BURGER     v WYK   v ROOYEN
   guitar     bass     vocals       keys, bass,     bass       vocals     guitar    drums
     |         |                    programming      |  
     |         |                     |               |
     +---------+---------------------+               |
     |                                               |
     |                                               | Joined CAPAB and toured with
     OFF THE EDGE (1991)                             | David Kramer and Taliep Peterson
     -------------------------------                 |
     |         |         |         |                 |
   PETER     GRANT      DAVE     RONNIE              |                 
   HANMER    FISHER     SHARP    FERINO              |      
   guitar     bass      guitar   drums               |
     |                   |                           |
     +-------------------+                           |
     |                                               |
     TIMES TWO (early 90s) JoBurg                    |
     -----------                                     |            KADE (1997) JoBurg
     |         |                                     |            ------------           
   PETER      DAVE                                   |            |          |          
   HANMER     SHARP                                  |          JUDY       OTHERS 
   guitar    vocals,                                 |         MARSHALL
     |       guitar                                  |          vocals
     |      (see below)                              |            |
     +-----------------------------------------------+------------+
     |
     OFF THE EDGE (1997 to 2000)
     ----------------------         Released On The Run
     |          |         |         in March 1999
   PETER      TONY      JUDY
   HANMER    GROENEWALD MARSHALL-   Released Just Another Band
   guitar,    vocals,   SCHUTTE     in June 2000
   keys       bass      vocals
     |          |         |
 +---)----------+         +-------> moved to Australia
 |   |                                 
 |   AGE OF INNOCENCE (2000-2001)   Released 'Nowhere Land'       OVER THE TOP (also known as THE LOUD for a time)
 |   ------------------             in March 2001                 -----------------
 |   |                |                                           |               |
 | PETER         SHERRY-LEE                                     CLINT          MARSHALL  <-------- JERAZ (see above)    
 | HANMER          JONES                                      CUNNINGHAM        HARMSE
 | all instruments vocals                                       vocals          guitar
 |   |            (see below)                                     |
 +---+                                                            +-----------+
     |                                                                        |
     OFF THE EDGE (Feb 2001 - December 2002) Released Unfinished Business     |
     -----------------------                 in June 2002                     |
     |          |          |                                                  |
   PETER       TONY      GISELLE                                              |
   HANMER     GROENEWALD MYNHARDT                                             |
   guitar,     vocals,    vocals                                              |
   keys        bass                                                           |
     |                                                                        | 
     +------------------------------------------------------------------------+
     |
     OFF THE EDGE (March 2003 =>)           Released Site Under Construction 
     ----------------------------------     in March 2004
     |          |          |          |
   PETER      CLINT      DAVE      SHERRY
   HANMER  CUNNINGHAM    SHARP     JONES
   guitars,  vocals      keys      backing  
    keys                           vocals
     |
     |     
     OFF THE EDGE (14th August 2004) 'Site Under Construction' CD launch - first live performance ever!!
     ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
     |          |          |          |           |           |           |
   PETER      CLINT      DAVE      SHERRY        GLEN        MIKE     NIKKI-LEE
   HANMER  CUNNINGHAM    SHARP     JONES        WELMAN       DOREA     VOIGT
   guitars   vocals,     keys      backing      drums        bass     backing 
             guitar                vocals                              vocals 
	 

1999-2004 Brian Currin



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