éVoid

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éVoid was a popular 1980s afro rock/pop/jive/dance/punk band in South Africa.

Originally formed in 1977 around core members and brothers Lucien and Erik Windrich 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 live performances and guerilla-style self-promotion as they moved from one rock venue to the next across the country. éVoid's most famous residency 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. Wayne Harker was hired and work on their eponymous debut album began in April of that year.

1985 saw éVoid play in front of some 100,000 music fans at "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 in December 1986 to coincide with éVoid's return to SA for a six-week nationwide tour - to mixed views and sentiments. The duo released a third, "Graffiti Lounge", in 2008.

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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Albums

25 0575-1 éVoid - éVoid album art éVoid éVoid (Album) WEA 25 0575-1 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
WIC 8027 éVoid - ...Here Comes The Rot album art éVoid ...Here Comes The Rot (Album) WEA WIC 8027 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
SEED 113 éVoid - Graffiti Lounge album art éVoid Graffiti Lounge(CD, Album) Seed Music SEED 113 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TLS 128 éVoid - My Sharona / Magicia album art Void* My Sharona / Magicia(7", Single) Teal TLS 128 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
WIS 807 éVoid - Shadows album art évoid Shadows (Single) Wea International WIS 807 Zimbabwe 1983 Sell This Version
WIS 814 éVoid - Taximan album art éVoid Taximan(7") WEA WIS 814 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
WIM 415 éVoid - I Am A Fadget · 12" Jive Mix album art éVoid I Am A Fadget · 12" Jive Mix(12") WEA WIM 415 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
WIS 857 éVoid - Dance The Instinct album art éVoid Dance The Instinct(7", Single) WEA WIS 857 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version

Compilations

TATCD6 éVoid - Classics album art éVoid Classics(CD, Comp) MultiKulti TATCD6 South Africa 2014 Sell This Version