Hotline (3)

Members of Hotline (3): Alistair Coakley, Bones Brettell, P.J. Powers
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Discography of Hotline (3):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Feel So Strong 2 Audio 1983 Red Bus Records
2 Help 2 Audio 1984 CNR Records
3 Feel So Strong 2 Audio 1983 Red Bus Records
4 Dance Mama 2 Audio 1983 Red Bus Records
5 Feel So Strong 2 Audio 1983 CNR
6 Feel So Strong 9 Audio 1983 CNR Records
7 The Best Of P.J. Powers & Hotline 16 Audio 1991 Mike Fuller Music Records
8 Jive 6 Audio 1987
9 Feel So Strong 2 Audio 1983 Red Bus Records
10 Feel So Strong 2 Audio 1983
11 Current 6 Audio 1986 Mike Fuller Music Records
12 Feel So Strong 9 Audio 1982 Red Bus Records
13 Feel So Strong 2 Audio 1983 Red Bus Records
14 Feel So Strong 2 Audio 1983 CNR
15 Help / Born Out 2 Audio 1984 CNR Records
16 Jabulani 8 Audio 1984 Mike Fuller Music Records
17 Music For Africa 10 Audio 2005-11-00 Mike Fuller Music Records
18 Feel So Strong 2 Audio 1983-01-17 Mike Fuller Music Records


[b]Hotline[/b] was a meat 'n potatoes rock band that formed in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1980, with the original line-up consisting of PJ Powers (vocals), Alistair Coakley (lead guitar), George van Dyk (bass), Patrick van Rensburg (drums) and Geoff Sedgwick (keyboards).

In 1983 the band changed their style to afro-rock, and that's when success really kicked off - not least of all by being popular with both black and white audiences (something rather unusual in the old days of apartheid, and frowned upon by the corridors of power).

Larry Rose and also-producer [a=Bones Brettell] replaced members Patrick and Geoff respectively, and it was this line-up that went on to even greater heights.

The band split in 1987, with PJ going on to an equally successful solo career while Larry Rose later joined [b]Cinema[/b] and Alistair Coakley now plucking the strings for Folk & Celtic outfit [b]Waldorf String Band[/b].


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