Circa: 1971 – 1974
Home town:  Salisbury

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    SARATOGA 1971

    Jenny Cahill – Vocals

  • John Westergaard – Guitar
  • Nigel Surtees – Guitar
  • Terry Hayden – Bass
  • Jill Schofield/Mike Schofield/Bruce Pentreath (1977- 1980) – Keyboards
  • Peter Cahill – Drums

Additional members/replacements:

  • George Montenegro – Piano
  • Dave Parker – Bass
Saratoga 1971
THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS! Back Row from Left – Right: Kelly-Ann & Sharon Neild, George Montenegro, Terry Hayden, Pete Cahill, Hilton Mambo, Jenny Cahill & Tony Hulley. Front Row from Left – Right: Georgie Brown, Karen Woodhouse, Bleu Barnard & Shelley Ayling

SARATOGA were a cabaret band who played every weekend at the Kamfinsa Park  and  Highlands Park hotels.  Jenny was a lively vocalist who was very popular with the audiences.  During 1977 the band were involved with Terri Begaman (Model School) in putting on a show called Magic Of Music.  This was performed at both the Bulawayo Trade Fair and the Salisbury Agricultural Show of that year.  The band also backed artists such as Hilton Mambo, Jenny Cahill and the Neild Sisters.  During 1977 – 1998 they were also involved in the series of Troopies Shows and toured the country with various artists.

In 1971 SARATOGA were the backing band for “The Magic Of Music Show” which toured Rhodesia.   Other acts included the Neild Sisters, Jenny Cahill and Hilton Mambo.

DOIN’ THE SARATOGA! From Left to Right: Mike Schofield, Dave Parker, Pete Cahill, Jenny Cahill and Tony Hulley.

In subsequent years Terry Hayden moved to Australia (Perth) where he met up with older brother, Harry, after a period of twenty years.  They formed a band in Perth and gigged until 1998 before “calling it a day”.  Peter & Jenny Cahill still live in Durban and where they continue to perform as a duo.  John Westergaard (younger brother of Edwin of TELSTARS fame) also lives in Perth but has retired from music.  Nigel Surtees relocated from Rhodesia to South Africa and played in a number of Johannesburg-based bands before joining the FOUR JACKS & A JILL.  He is believed to still be residing in Johannesburg. 



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