FLASHER

Circa: 1986-87
Home town: Johannesburg
Members:

  • Andy Scott– Lead vocals
  • Chris MooreLead guitar & vocals (ex Copperfield)
  • Hannes HenkelRhythm guitar & vocals
  • Bill Malkin – Bass & vocals (Later replaced by Peter “Bones” Ball, also ex Copperfield)
  • Mark WiggettDrums (Later replaced by another Rhodie muso, Robbie Wright)

On occasions, when Chris Moore was not available, Alistair Coakley would deputise.

Soon after forming, the band took up a weekly residency at the Bayricherhoff Restaurant north of the city.  In 1990, Bill Malkin left the band and was replaced by Peter “Bones” Ball (ex Copperfield).   The band continued to play on and off into the late 1990’s, sometimes with Dave Dale (ex Copperfield) on drums.

In 2005, a number of the band’s former members re-grouped for a reunion at which Bill Malkin and Dave Ball took turns on the bass.

FLASHER REUNION (2005)

Andy Scott fronts up on the vocals with backing from the band comprising Peter Ball, Hannes Henkel, Chris Moore, Dave Dale and Bill Malkin.

THATCHED FLASHER! Left – Right: Hannes Henkel, Peter Ball, Mark Wiggett (obscured on drums), Andy Scott (vocals) and Alistair Coakley.
STAGE FLASHER. (Left – Right): Hannes Henkel, Bill Malkin, Dave Dale (drums) and Andy Scott (vocals).