PJ Powers and Hotline




PJ Powers:

Various Artists:

  • Concert In The Park (Live) (May 1985) WEA, CIP 1
    includes 'Dance Mama' by Hotline
  • Anthems (1995) Gallo, CDRWC 5
    includes 'World In Union 95' by Ladysmith Black Mambazo featuring PJ Powers
  • Reach Out And Touch EP (August 1998) PolyGram, SINTCD 008
    includes 'Reach Out And Touch' by Artists For Peace
  • Rugby World Cup '99 (1999) Decca, STARCD 6512
    includes 'World In Union' by Bryn Terfel & PJ Powers

    Margaret Singana:

  • We Are Growing - Shaka Zulu (Soundtrack) (1986), PVB Music
    includes 'Music For Africa'

    Steve Kekana:

  • The English Album (1999) Gallo, CDRED 630
    includes 2 duets from PJ and Steve; 'Feel So Strong' and 'We've Got Love'

    The Rock Rebels:

  • Get This (2001) SAfm, CDVM(WL) 30


  • PJ Powers: Vocals


  • Alistair Coakley: Lead guitar
  • George van Dyk: Bass
  • Patrick van Rensburg: Drums
  • Geoff Sedgwick: Keyboards
  • Ron "Bones" Brettell: Keyboards
  • Eric Mann: Drums
  • Larry Rose: Drums
  • Guido Maibaum: Bass
  • Sheldon Thomas: Keyboards


PJ Powers

Long before PJ Powers, who was born Penelope Jane Dunlop in Durban on the 16 July 1960, became Thandeka ("the loved one") or achieved a UK chart hit with 'World In Union' (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) in 1995, she was the lead singer for top South African rock band Hotline, who formed in Johannesburg in 1980. PJ Powers came from an all-girl group from Durban called Pantha.

Pantha was formed in 1979. We had a fairly good run but being an all girl group in the shadow of Clout,we never managed to secure a record deal. PJ Powers was the fronting singer then known as Penelope Jane Dunlop.
-- Debbi Lonmon (Little Sister), July 1999

The band changed their style to afro-rock in 1983 and went onto even bigger things, like overseas tours. PJ Powers and Hotline released a greatest hits album in 1991.

Hotline disbanded in 1987.

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