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The Silhouettes
The Sihouettes were formed in 1970 from members of two groups, Stepping Stones and Illusions, when the groups disbanded. illusions had been the resident band at the Bosmont Hotel, Johannesburg since 1969. Reamaining members of the groups got together with the help of Cyril Mills whose house was used as a practice venue for The Stepping Stones, and formed a new group called The Silhouettes. The band was first managed by Pat Artman and later on by Basil Wilson who stood by the band through good times and bad. The present manager is Elton Beown who took over from his father Thomas “Tucker” Brown, who managed the group for over 10 years. Although the personnel of the group has gone through many changes, the group is known for its versatilty in catering for both the young and not-so-young. In fact the group has been dubbed as “the darlings of the young and old.” In 1975 they won the Battle of The Beats with Mimi-Pops, a child group from Benoni coming second and Revolution third. Besides performing mainly in local clubs in the Johansburg area, The Silhouettes have also played in Eastern Transvaal, Durban, Kimberley, Klerksdorp, Swaziland and most recently in Botswana. The group have performed with many noteworthy artists including Bernie Brown, Walter Brown, Taliep Peterson, Don Stanton, Danny Joseph, Adele First, Raymond Fourie, Terry Fortune and Noel Mitchell. The present line-up Elton Brown - Base Guitarist and vocalist Tucker Brown - Lead guitarist and vocals Grant Brown - Keyboards Greg Arnie - Drums Errol De Bruin - Vocal and percussion Vernon Visage - Saxaphone The Silhouettes have recorded three CDs Simply Silhouettes , Storybook Children and Peanut Vendor.
Updated 05 April 2024