éVoid

éVoid

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éVoid was a popular 1980s afro rock/pop/jive/dance/punk band in South Africa.
Their eponymous debut album was released in South Africa in 1983 resulting in major chart success to match their success as a live band.

Originally formed in 1977 around core members and brothers Lucien and Erik Windrich (both born in the Netherlands in November 1958 and February 1960 respectively) and then known simply as Void, the group won their section of the "East Rand Battle Of The Bands" in 1978.

Adopting the name éVoid in 1982, the band would (complete with painted faces, tribal dances and jive rhythms - known as 'ethnotronics') rise in prominence and receive increasing attention, thanks to their fantastic live performances and guerilla-style self-promotion as they moved from one rock venue to the next across the country. éVoid's most famous residence was surely that at the Chelsea Hotel in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, with dedicated fans (known as fadgets) in almost equally outrageous and colourful ethno-gypsy garb queueing for hundreds of metres.

Early in 1983, drummer George Voros left for England, and Wayne Harker was hired. Soon afterwards, work on their eponymous debut album began at RPM Studios, Goud Street in downtown Johannesburg in April of that year.

1985 saw éVoid and numerous other artists of the time attract more than 100,000 music fans to "The Concert in the Park" in support of Operation Hunger at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium.
However, by then the band also felt that they had reached the pinnacle of their hopes in South Africa and the brothers left for the UK.

Work on the duo's second album "Here Comes the Rot" was undertaken throughout most of 1986 and the album was released by WEA Records (South Africa) in December 1986 to coincide with éVoid's return to SA for a six-week nationwide tour - to mixed views and sentiments.

Lucien Windrich: vocals, guitars
Erik Windrich: vocals, keyboards, guitar

Terry Andalis: bass (1977-1982)
José "Aggi" D'Aguiar: vocals (1977-1982)
Danny de Wet: drums (1977-1982)
George Voros: percussion (1977-1983)
Wayne Harker: drums (replaced Voros in 1983)
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éVoid Discography

Albums

éVoid éVoid (Album) WEA Italy 1983 Sell This Version
éVoid ...Here Comes The Rot (Album) WEA, WEA Records (Pty) Ltd. South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
SEED 113 éVoid Graffiti Lounge(CD, Album) Seed Music SEED 113 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

évoid Shadows (Single) Wea International Zimbabwe 1983 Sell This Version
WIS 814 éVoid Taximan(7") WEA WIS 814 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
WIM 415 éVoid I Am A Fadget · 12" Jive Mix(12") WEA WIM 415 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
WIS 857 éVoid Dance The Instinct(7", Single) WEA WIS 857 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version

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