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The Roots and Branches of this Cape Town-based band

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                    TINY FOLK (1964)                                
                    -----------------     brother & sister  
                    |               |     folk duo                
                 MELANIE         RICHARD    
                  HYAM            HYAM                                
                 vocals          guitar   
                    |               |                                            
                    |               +-----+
                    |                     |
                    |           THE BLUE THREE (1965)
                    |           ---------------------
                    |           |         |         |                                                    
                    |        RICHARD    TULLY      MIKE
                    |         HYAM     McCULLY    McCULLY
                    |        guitar      bass      drums     
                    |           |         |         |
                    +-----------+         +---------+
                    |                     |
                    |                 THE BLUE BEATS #1 (1965-66)
                    |           ---------------------------------------
                    |           |         |         |         |       | 
                    |        MARTIN     TULLY      MIKE    MAURICE  BERNIE 
                    |       TREADWAY   McCULLY    McCULLY  FINDLAY  TAYLOR
                    |        guitar      bass      drums    guitar  organ
                    |                     |         |         |
                    +---------------------+---------+---------+
                                          |
                                      THE BLUE BEATS #2 (1967)
                                ---------------------------------------
                                |         |         |         |       | 
                             MELANIE    TULLY      MIKE    MAURICE  RICHARD 
                              HYAM     McCULLY    McCULLY  FINDLAY   HYAM
                             vocals      bass      drums    guitar  guitar 
                                |         |         |                 |
     The Runaways,              +---------+---------+-----------------+
     The End                              |
         |                         THE LARFING STOCKE (1968)
         |            -----------------------------------------
         |            |         |         |          |        | 
         +--------> ALLAN    MELANIE    TULLY      MIKE    RICHARD 
  Rigar 5 (1964),   FAULL     HYAM     McCULLY    McCULLY   HYAM
  Nu-Trends (1967) guitar    vocals      bass      drums   guitar  
   |                  |         |         |          |        |
 +-)------------------+- - - - -+- - - - -+----------+--------+
 | |                                      |                                   
 | | ELEPHANT (1969)                 McCULLY WORKSHOP #1 (1969)                                      This line-up recorded the
 | |--------------------        --------------------------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - -      McCully Workshop Inc album
 | V|       |          |        |         |         |        |        |        |       |       |     in 1969 (produced by Billy Forrest) which
 |RICHARD GEORGE     SAVVY   GLENDA     TULLY      MIKE     IAN    RICHARD   ALLAN  MELANIE  ALAN    featured the hit single      
 | BLACK  WOLFAARDT  GRANDE WASSMAN   McCULLY    McCULLY   SMITH    HYAM     FAULL   HYAM   vd MERWE "Why Can't It Rain".
 | guitar bass       drums   vocals     bass      drums   trumpet, guitar   guitar  vocals   organ,
 |  |       |          |        |         |         |      flute     |    (see below)        vocals                
 |  |       V          V        |         +---------+--------+       +----------------------------------+
 |  |   Abstract    Suck (1970),|         |                                                             |
 |  |    Truth      Omega Ltd   +---------)-------------------------------------------------------------+                                                    
 |  |    (1970)      (1975),              |                 Glenda and Richard married and formed...    |
 |  |                Razzle          McCULLY WORKSHOP #2 (1971)                                    PENDULUM (1972-1975)                                                              
 |  |                (1981)     -------------------------------      Recorded Genesis       ----------------------------------------- 
 |  |                           |         |         |         |      concept album          |          |          |        |  then  |       Big hit in 1975 with                  
 |  |                         BRUCE     TULLY      MIKE      IAN                          GLENDA     RICHARD    RUSTY    PAUL     STEVE     'Take My Heart' based                  
 |  |                        GORDON    McCULLY    McCULLY   SMITH                          HYAM       HYAM    NORTHCOTE COETZEE POWDERLEY   on Ketelbey's 'In A                  
 |  |                        guitar      bass,     drums,  trumpet,                       vocals     guitar      bass    drums    drums     Persian Market'.
 |  |                           |       vocals    vocals    flute                           |                      
 |  |          Foggy Lane <-----+         |         |         |                             |                                                
 |  +-------------------------------------+---------+         +-----> Feedback              +------>Went on to form Clout in 1977,
 |                                        |                                                         divorced Richard, married
 |                                    McCULLY WORKSHOP #3 (1975)                                    Bernie Millar of Circus,                         
 |                   ------------------------------------------       Recorded Ages album           sang with Juluka in 1983...
 |                   |          |         |         |         |       in 1975              
 |                RICHARD      LEON     TULLY      MIKE     RICHARD                                      CROCODILE          Robin "Crocodile Harris" 
 |                 BLACK      MORTON   McCULLY    McCULLY   WILSON                                        HARRIS            Graham had a huge hit with  
 |                 guitar    keyboards  bass,      drums,   violin,                                       vocals            the Mike & Tully McCully composition
 |                   |                  vocals     vocals  keyboards                                         |              'Miss Eva Goodnight' in 1974.
 |                   |                    |         |         |                                              |
 |                   +--------------------+---------+         +----------------------------------------------+ 
 |                                        |                                                                  | 
 |                                    McCULLY WORKSHOP #4a (1977)                                 WRIGHT BROTHERS (1977)    Recorded the hit                  
 |Allan played on the           -------------------------------       Recorded the classic        -------------------       single 'Silverbird'.
 |first McCully Workshop        |         |         |         |       single 'Buccaneer' and      |                 |
 |album in 1969               RICHARD   TULLY      MIKE     RUPERT    the Workshop Revisited   RICHARD           CROCODILE 
 |(see above)                 BLACK    McCULLY    McCULLY   MELLOR    album in 1977            WILSON             HARRIS                
 |                            guitar     bass,     drums,  keyboards <-+                       keyboards          vocals                      
 |                             see      vocals     vocals     |        |                                            |
 |                            below       |         |         V        |                                            |     
 |                                        |         |       BORSTAL    +--The Difference (1966-67),                 +-----> Huge hit in 1982 with 
 +----------------+                       |         |        BOYS         Hell's Disciples,                                 'Give Me The Good News'.
                  |                       |         |        see          First Acquaintance (1968-71)
          WAKEFORD HART (1970)            |         |       below
          originally formed in 1969       |         |
       --------------------------------   |         |      
       |          |          |        |   |         |
     PETER      ALLAN       PAT     others|         |
     WALES      FAULL     HUMPHREYS       |         |
     vocals,    guitar      drums         |         |
    keyboards     |          |            |         |
       |          |          |            |         |
       +----------+          +------------+         | Mike McCully has been involved in
                  |                       |         | various very successful projects:
   PETER WALE'S BARBER'S ASSASSIN         |         | The Sixty Something series, Station 70,
       a 1970 performance                 |         | Beatlemania, Kings Of Rok, A Tribute To
      -----------------------             |         | Bob Dylan and others...
      |           |         |             |         |
     PETER      ALLAN     others          |         | Rupert Mellor played the pub circuit around
     WALES      FAULL                     |         | South Africa. Toured with Jack Hammer.
     vocals,    guitar                    |         |
    keyboards     |  via the Square Set   |         | Richard Black was a founder member of Late Final, 
                  +-------------+         +----+    | has also done solo work and is involved with     
                                |              |    | Street Level Records with James Stewart.
                       UNCLE EDWARD (1973)     |    |
                      ---------------------    |    |
                      |         |         |    |    |
                    ALLAN     NIELEN    others |    |
                    FAULL     MARAIS           |    |
                    guitar    vocals           |    |
                      |         |              |    |
                      +---------+--------------+    | 
                                |                   +---+
                       FALLING MIRROR (1978-1979)       | Falling Mirror had
                      ------------------------------    | 4 successful albums:
                      |         |         |        |    |  Zen Boulders, 
                    ALLAN    NIELEN      PAT     TULLY  |  The Storming Of The Loft, Fantasy Kid and
                    FAULL    MIRROR   HUMPHREYS  McCULLY|  Johnny Calls The Chemist. 
                    guitar   vocals     drums     bass  |  Shattered, a compilation album, was
                      |         |                  |    |  released in 1989 and on CD in 1992.
                      +---------+                  |    |
                      |                            |    |
               +------+                            |    |
               |                                   |    |
               |      +----------------------------+    |
               |      |                                 |
               |      BORSTAL BOYS (1979)               |
               |      ------------------------------    |
               |      |         |          |       |    | 
               |    KENNY     RUPERT     PETER   TULLY  |
               |    HENSON    MELLOR     TAYLOR McCULLY |
               |    guitars   keyboards  vocals  bass   |
               |               see                 |    |
               |              below                |    |
               |                                   |    |
               +----------------+------------------+    |
                                |                       |
                      FALLING MIRROR (1980-1986)        |  
                      ---------------------             |  
                      |         |         |             |  
                    ALLAN    NIELEN     TULLY           |
                    FAULL    MIRROR    McCULLY          |  Tully has produced albums for a
                    guitar   vocals     drums,          |  variety of artists at his Spaced-
                      |         |        bass           |  Out Sounds studio in Cape Town.
                      |         |         |             |  David Kramer, Lesley Rae Dowling
                      +---------+         |             |  and many others...
                      |                   +-------------)---------------------+
                      |                                 +-------------------+ |
                      FALLING MIRROR (1992-93)                              | |
                      ---------------------------------------------------   | |
                      |         |         |         |         |         |   | | In 1992-93 the band reformed and did quite a 
                    ALLAN    NIELEN      TIM       ALAN    VIVIENNE   JULES | | gigs in and around Cape Town.
                    FAULL    MIRROR     FAULL      DAY     McCULLAGH  MEYER | |  -- Alan Day, November 2005
                    guitar   vocals     drums      guitar  keyboards  bass  | | 
                      |         |                                           | | 
                      +---------+-------------------------------------------)-+ 
                      |                                 +-------------------+  
                      |                                 |
                      FALLING MIRROR (1996)             |  Falling Mirror went into the studio
                      ---------------------             |  in 1996 to record the, as yet, unreleased
                      |         |         |             |  Hammerhead Hotel album.
                    ALLAN    NIELEN     TULLY           |
                    FAULL    MIRROR    McCULLY          | 
                    guitar   vocals     drums,          |  
                      |         |        bass           | 
                      |         |         |             |  
           +----------+---------)---------+             |  
         +-)--------------------+                       |
         | |          +---------------------------------+
         | |          |     
         | |          SIXTY SOMETHING (1994)
         | |          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         | |          |           |           |            |           |          |            |           |
         | |         MIKE        DUCK       LESLIE       TIFFANY     ANDY     MARY-ANNE     SHANNON     VENESSA
         | |       McCULLY      CHOWLES   KLEINSMITH     GRIFFIN    MURRAY       RAY        MOWDAY       NOLAN
         | |        drums       vocals      vocals        vocals    guitar       bass         sax       keyboards
         | |          |           |                        |                                               |
         | |          +-----------+------------------------+-----------------------------------------------+
         | |          |
         | |          SIXTY SOMETHING ELSE (1995)
         | |          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         | |          |           |           |            |           |          |            |           |
         | |         MIKE        DUCK       DENNIS       TIFFANY     ANDRE      REGGIE       JUDY       VENESSA
         | |       McCULLY      CHOWLES     BAKER        GRIFFIN     FOURIE     EDWARDS      BROWN       NOLAN
         | |         drums      vocals      vocals        vocals     guitar      bass         sax       keyboards            
         | |          |                                                |                                   |
         | |          |                                                +----> died 21 March 2001           +-> Released stunning debut solo
         | +----------+-------------------+                                                                    album 'Burn' in 2001.
         |                                |
         |                      McCULLY WORKSHOP #4b (reformed in 1998)                                                                               
         |            - - - - - ------------------------------- - - - - -        Reformed and re-recorded
         |            |         |         |         |          |        |        some classic tracks and
         |          ALLAN     RICHARD   TULLY      MIKE     RUPERT    KEVIN      some new ones. Buccaneer
         |          FAULL     BLACK    McCULLY    McCULLY   MELLOR    GIBSON     CD released in 1998.
         |          guitar    guitar     bass,     drums,  keyboards   drums              
         |            |         |       vocals     vocals      |        |
         |            |         |         |         |          |        |
         +------------+         |         +---------)----------)--------+----------------+ 
                      |         |                   |          |                         |
    +-----------------)---------+-------------------)----------+                         |
    |                 |                             |                                    |
    |                 |                             |                                    |
    |    +------------)-----------------------------+                                    |
    |    |            |                                                                  |
    |    |            FALLING MIRROR (28 December 2001)                                  BLUE SCREAM (2003) 
    |    |            --------------                                                     ----------------------------------------------                       
    |    |            |            |          The duo reformed for a one-off gig         |              |              |              |
    |    |          ALLAN        NIELEN       at the Independent Armchair Theatre      ROGER          KEVIN          TULLY          ROBIN       
    |    |          FAULL        MIRROR       in Cape Town. Some new material was      KAYE           GIBSON        McCULLY       GALLAGHER
    |    |          guitar       vocals       premiered alongside the old classics.    vocals         drums           bass          guitar                              
    |    |                                                                                                             |              |
    +----)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ - - - - - - -+
    |    |                                
    |    |
    |    STATION 70 (December 2003 - March 2004)
    |    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    |    |           |           |           |            |            |            |             |           |           |          |
    |   MIKE        JAMES      JAMES       JASON         KARL       FELICITY       KATE          LEE       MARLENE      SALLY      ALISTAIR
    | McCULLY    McCULLAGH    DOBSON       GUILE       HERINGS         B          HAWKES        PAVER        HAY      ROBINSON   MOULTON BLACK
    |   drums,     guitar,    keyboards,  guitar,        bass,       vocals       vocals        vocals       sax,      vocals        DJ,
    |   vocals    harmonica,   vocals     vocals        vocals         |                                    piano                  vocals
    |    |          vocals                   |                         |                
    |    |                                   |                         +-> Released solo hit 'Who You Trying To Be Cool For Baby' in January 2005,
    |    |                                   |                               written by James McCullagh, son of Mike McCully.
    +----+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ 
         |                   
         McCULLY WORKSHOP #4c(2004-2005)                                   Recorded 'Reaching For A Dream' in late 2004.                                                                
         ------------------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - -           Performed live in January and February 2005
         |         |         |         |         |             |           to launch the 'Best Of McCully Workshop' CD.
       RICHARD   TULLY      MIKE     RUPERT     JASON        ROBIN
       BLACK    McCULLY    McCULLY   MELLOR     GUILE      GALLAGHER
       guitar     bass,     drums,  keyboards,  guitar,     guitar   
       vocals     vocals    vocals   vocals     vocals     on 'Reaching 
                                                (live)     For A Dream' 

1999-2008 Brian Currin

Portions of this Family Tree were published in print form in the McCully Workshop Inc Korean CD re-issue, February 2003.


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