Circa: 1975
Home town:  Bulawayo

  • Geoff Helsdinger – Lead Guitar
  • Hugo Rijpstra – Rhythm guitar & vocal (formerly of the Merseys & the Collection) – replaced original member Dennis Murphy
  • Ian Blyth – Bass guitar & vocals
  • Dave Wylie – Drums & vocals
The Playmates
The Mates are playing!! (Left to Right: Ian Blyth, Geoff Helsdinger, Dave Wylie and Hugo Rijpstra)

The Playmates were originally formed by Dennis Murphy and later morphed into AMBAR.