The Shed record label was launched in 1980 and Shed Music (Pvt) Ltd was created to deal with music rights. The studio’s main successes came with singer, David Scobie, and the band, The Bhundu Boys. Many other prominent local acts, however, also recorded at the venue, including the Rusike Brothers, the Great Witch and the Real Sounds, all becoming household names as a result.
Martin Norris wrote a song called “Gypsey Girl” for Scobie to record. The single enjoyed instant success and raced up to No 1 on the hit parade, enjoying nine weeks in this position and a total stay of twenty-five weeks on the charts. It also reached No 5 in South Africa. Scobie later joined the studios as an engineering, later becoming a director before starting his own studio.
The Bhundu Boys, similarly, success with a strong of local hit singles and albums. The band were later signed by Warner Bros. Although the band didn’t enjoy any significant success thereafter, their music continues to be in demand.