Home town:  Grahamstown

Circa:  1970


  • Alistair Coakley – Lead guitar
  • Brian Watts – Guitar
  • Bill Malkin – Bass
  • Brian Wood – Drums

In 1970 Bill Malkin went to Rhodes University in Grahamstown where he teamed up with Alistair Coakley (later Hotline), Brian Watts and Mark Wiggett, and later Brian (Ben) Wood, to form ‘Tribe’.

Tribe 1 playing Rhodes Ball 1973
TRIBE – 1972 – Playing at the Rhodes Ball in 1973. Bill, Brian Wood, Alistair Coakley & Brian Watts.

Tribe disbanded after its members left university.