Circa:  1969 – 1972
Home town:  Salisbury

  • Chris Broadbent – Band leader and lead guitar
  • Tony Smith – Leads vocals and rhythm guitar
  • Dave Charles – Bass guitar
  • Colin Storey – Drums

Mike Marks (Replaced Dave Charles upon his departure).

Neville Salmon (Replaced Colin Storey upon his departure).

Merv Visagie joined as lead guitarist and Chris Broadbent moved to rhythm guitar.  Chris subsequently got married and left the band.

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THE SINDICATE (1969) From left to right: Chris Broadbent, Dave Charles, Colin Storey & Tony Smith

The SINDICATE comprised former Alan Wilson High School lads.  The band’s eventual disintegration was hastened by the departure of the only remaining founding member, Tony Smith.  After leaving the band Tony relocated to Australia where he continued to gig as a solo musician – read more about him in the IN THE TRADITION section.

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THE SINDICATE at Triangle (1969/70) From left to right: Chris & Maureen, Merv & Viv, Colin, Mike, Sue & Tony
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The SINDICATE take it to the good folk of Triangle on New Year’s Eve 1969/70
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The SINDICATE “on the rocks” at Epworth Mission, Ruwa From left to right: Merv Visagie, Tony Smith, Mike Marks, Neville Salmon (replaced Colin Storey on drums) and Chris Broadbent

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