Watershed are a Johannesburg-based pop/rock band centered around singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Craig Hinds, founded in 1998.

Signing to EMI South Africa in 1999 and surrounding himself with a revolving cast of musicians, Mr. Hinds' first album, "In The Meantime", was released in April 2000, with the band soon and firmly establishing themselves on the live circuit.

International success arrived when a German radio DJ heard their signature tune "Indigo Girl" on the radio while vacationing in South Africa. The SWR3 DJ bought a copy of the album, played it on air back home... and the listening public demanded more. EMI Germany subsequently picked it up and released the track as a single, eventually making the European charts in 2002. The band's debut album was also re-packaged for the European market (with a slightly different track listing) for release in the same year

Sophomore album "Wrapped In Stone" followed in 2003, with the third album "Mosaic" having been released in October 2005. On May 5th, 2006 it was made available in Europe as well.

Current line up (2017):
Craig Warren Hinds - vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica;
Howie Combrink - drums, vocals
Paul McIver - guitars, vocals
Gideon Botes - guitars, vocals

Past members: Vernon "Hodge" Hodgetts - bass (since 2000); Graham Smith - keyboards (since 2003); Nic Rush - electric and acoustic guitar, e-bow, dobro and mandolin (since November 2003); Lizzie Rennie - violin, keyboards (from 2000-2002 and again since April 2006).

Tulsa Pittaway - drums (January 2000 to 2007);


Watershed Discography Tracks


Watershed In The Meantime (Album) EMI South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
Watershed Wrapped In Stone (Album) EMI Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Watershed Mosaic (Album) EMI South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
Watershed Staring At The Ceiling (Album) EMI Europe 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7243 5 50695 2 8, 7243 550695 2 8 Watershed Indigo Girl(CD, Maxi) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 7243 5 50695 2 8, 7243 550695 2 8 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 51337 2 4, 55 1337 2 Watershed Shine On Me(CD, Maxi) EMI, EMI 7243 5 51337 2 4, 55 1337 2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version


CDP000.766 Watershed Closing Down(CD, Promo) Capitol Records CDP000.766 Germany Unknown Sell This Version