BESERK

Circa:  1969
Home town:  
Fort Victoria
Members:

  • Kevin “Dutch” Van der Westhuizen – Bass & vocals
  • Jim Dawson – Lead guitar & vocals
  • Tony Geranios – Drums

With the demise of NOCTURNAL CREATURE, the three remaining members renamed themselves BESERK and continued to pursue their musical interests.  The band’s sound hardened after Jim Dawson had discovered – and equipped himself! – with an effects pedal or two.  The band started to play further afield and fondly remember one gig at an agriculture show where they had to balance their gear on a wall separating the pig sties from the performance area!  As with so many of the bands of the era, BESERK came to an end when both Dutch and Tony were called up for national service.

(See also NOCTURNAL CREATURE, THATCH and ANVIL)