'Cheating', a track from the new work-in-progress album 'Just Another Band', is played on 5FM on Sunday night the 23 January on the Dinosaur Days radio show.
The new album, 'Just Another Band', is well under way and will probably contain three instrumental tracks and eight or nine vocal tracks.
8 June: 'Just Another Band' released.
After the album was played on SAFM the response was good in that we were given exposure to listeners that never knew that we existed. The response however was not good from other radio stations. 5FM however did interview us after the album was released. We were also rated at number 8 on the Dinosaur Days albums of the year for 2000. 'Just Another Band' was number 18 in the SA Rock Digest Albums of the Year for 2000.
The response was quite different overseas. The Dutch magazine "Strutterzine" interviewed the band and posted it up on the site. The interview attracted a lot of interest and we were selling CDs from the website as well as receiving emails from all over the world. (Norway, Sweden, Germany, Japan and America) We were reviewed in Rock Report magazine as well as a few others in Europe. All of these reviews were good and they helped us gain some kind of base in Europe.
Once again we were able to cover our costs for the album and had plans to start the next album Judy unfortunately informed us that she was emigrating to Australia at the end of the year. Her husband had been transferred. This was a huge setback as Judy had fitted in perfectly with the format that we had.
In the meantime I began a project with a singer (Sherry-Lee Jones) that would eventually become a side project to Off the Edge. The band is entitled Age of Innocence and our debut album is called 'Nowhere Land'. The style is very much in the direction of bands like Renaissance and other soft rock influences. The album took about a year to record and it kept me busy without having to think of a replacement for Judy.
A friend of mine eventually gave me a contact number for a singer by the name of Giselle and told me to contact her as he thought that she might fit in with what we wanted to do. Giselle (Mynhardt, born 30th May 1964)
was very enthusiastic and she joined us in February 2001. She has brought in her own style, very different to Judy. We've finished the first song (entitled 'Hold On') for the new album 'Unfinished Business' and are busy with new tracks at present.
11 March: Pre-release review appears in SA Rock Digest