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     ATLANTIC ROSE [1969-1970] formed at SACS High School, Cape Town
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     |              |               |             
   STEVE          DAVID            ROB           
   LOUW           MILLER         SINCLAIR        
   vocals,        drums           vocals,        
   guitar           |             guitar 
     |              |               |
     +--------------+               +----> Moved to Johannesburg
     |
     ATLANTIC ROSE [1971] 
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     |               |             |
   STEVE           DAVID          PAUL
   LOUW            MILLER        JARVIS  
   vocals,         drums         guitar
   guitar                          |
     |                             +------------------------------------------------------------+
     |                                                                                          |
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     ROCKAWAY [c.1979] Steve, Willem & Rob Nagel met at Stellenbosch Folk Club in 1976          |
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   STEVE          WILLEM                                                                        |
   LOUW           MOLLER                                                                        |
   vocals,        guitar                                                                        |
   guitar           |                                                                           |
     |              | see below (1998)                                                          |
     |              +---------> NOTHING PERSONAL (moved to Johannesburg)                        |
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     ALL NIGHT RADIO [1981]                                                                     SAFARI SUITS [1978-79]
     ----------------------------------------------------------                                 ---------------------------------------                   
     |               |               |           |            |                                 |             |            |          |
   STEVE            NICO            ROB       RONNIE       PITCHIE                            RICHARD rep.   PAUL        STEVE      GRAHAM
   LOUW            BURGER          NAGEL       MILNE      ROMMELAERE                          "DISH"  Jeff   JARVIS       MONI      HANDLEY (brother of Jonathan
   vocals,         guitar          bass,       drums        guitar                            DEVEY   Knight guitar      guitar,     bass     Handley, Radio Rats)
   guitar            |            harmonica                   |                               drums   in '79  |          vocals       |
     |               |               |                        |                                 |             |            |          |
     +---------------+---------------+- - - - - - - - - - - - +                                 +-------------+            +----------+---> The Pop Guns
     |                                                                                          |
     | Steve went to New York in 1981, returned March 1983                                      |
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     ALL NIGHT RADIO [October 1984] album: The Heart's The Best Part                            THE NEWS [1980-84]
     --------------------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -                --------------------------------------------
     |               |               |               |             |            |               |              |              |            |          
   STEVE            NICO            ROB            RICHARD        BRIAN       JOHN           RICHARD          PAUL         ROBERT      MALCOLM
   LOUW            BURGER          NAGEL           PICKETT        SEPPEL      ROLLO          "DISH"          JARVIS       "STRETCH"   MACDONALD 
   vocals,         guitar          bass,           drums         keyboards   producer         DEVEY          guitar       SCHOONRAAD     bass
   guitar                         harmonica                                                   drums                         guitar,    
     |               |               |                                                          |                           vocals
     +---------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------+
     |
     ALL NIGHT RADIO [November 1984] live                                                       ELLA MENTAL [1984-89]
     ----------------------------------------------------------------                           ------------------------------------------
     |               |               |               |              |                           |             |            |             |
   STEVE            NICO            ROB            RICHARD       PITCHIE                       TIM          HERMAN       HEATHER       ADRIAN
   LOUW            BURGER          NAGEL           "DISH"        ROMMELAERE                    PARR         EUGSTER       MAC           LEVI
   vocals,         guitar          bass,            DEVEY         guitar                      guitars       drums         vocals        bass 
   guitar            |              sax             drums           |                           |             |
     |               |               |               |              +----> DOLLY ROCKERS        |             |             
     +---------------+---------------)---------------)------------------------------------------+-------------+                              
 +---)-------------------------------+               +---------> went to London to play with éVoid
 |   |
 |   ALL NIGHT RADIO [November 1986] album: The Killing Floor                                                                     YMAGE formed in 1982 out of HARARI and UMOJA
 |   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -          --------------------------------------------------
 |   |               |               |               |              |                |               |                 |          |                 |                |             |
 | STEVE            NICO           MIKE            TONY           HERMAN            MIKE           GLEE               TIM       JIMMY             GODLA             DON         DONOVAN
 | LOUW            BURGER        CAMPBELL          DRAKE          EUGSTER           FAURE          SINGERS            PARR     MNGWANDI          MGCINGA            LAKA         KNOX
 | vocals,         guitar          bass <--+       keys <--+      drums              sax <-+        vocals            guitar     bass             drums             keys        vocals,
 | guitar            |                     |               |                               |   on "Reign Of Fire"                 |                 |                |          guitar       
 |   |               |           HAMMAK >--+               +--< RIO                        +----< HAMMAK and many others          |                 |                |               
 +---+---------------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------------+----------------+
     |
     BIG SKY [August 1990] album: Waiting For The Dawn
     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     |               |               |               |              |                |               |                 |                |             |           |             |            |            |            |
   STEVE            NICO            ROD            RUPERT         McCOY            STEVE           JIMMY             GODLA            BENMONT       WADDY       ROBBIE         DON          ROY         SHELLY       KEVIN
   LOUW            BURGER          NAGEL           MELLOR         MRUBATA          NEWMAN         MNGWANDI          MGCINGA           TENCH        WACHTEL     McINTOSH        LAKA        BITTAN        YAKUS       SHIRLEY
   vocals,         guitar        harmonica         keys <--+       sax             guitar <--+      bass             drums         +-> keys         guitar      guitar <-+     keys         piano <-+   mixing       producer
   guitar                            |                     |                                 |                                     |    |                                |                          |     |
     |                               +----> BLUES BROERS   +----< McCULLY WORKSHOP           +--< TANANAS          HEARTBREAKERS >-+    |                  PRETENDERS >--+         E-STREET BAND >--+     |
     +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - +  
     |
     BIG SKY [July 1995] album: Horizon  "Best Rock Act of 1996" - FNB Music Awards
     ---------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
     |               |               |               |              |                |                |
   STEVE          BENMONT          MARK            SCOTT          TOMMY             ROB             SHELLY
   LOUW            TENCH          HARRIS           CRAGO          GIRVIN           JACOBS           YAKUS
   vocals,         keys            bass            drums          guitars          mixing          producer
   guitar            |               |               |              |               
     |               |               |               |              |
     +---------------+---------------+---------------+--------------+    
     |
     BIG SKY [August 1997] album: Going Down With Mr Green                                        GEREFORMEERDE BLUES BAND [1989] Voëlvry Toer
     ----------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - - - -              ------------------------------------------------------------
     |               |               |               |              |               |             |               |               |             |            |
   STEVE          BENMONT          MARK            SCOTT          TOMMY            ROB          JOHANNES        WILLEM          KARLA         PIET         JANNIE 
   LOUW            TENCH          HARRIS           CRAGO          GIRVIN          JACOBS        KERKORREL       MOLLER         KRIMPELIEN     PERS        "HANNEPOOT"
   vocals,         keys            bass            drums          guitars         mixing         vocals,        guitar      (TONIA SELLEY)    drums,      VAN TONDER
   guitar                                                                                        keys             |              vocals       bass         drums
     |                                                                                                            |               |       
     +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+---------------+
     |                                                                                                via THE PRESSURE COOKIES 
     STEVE LOUW and BIG SKY [March 1998] live, support act for RODRIGUEZ                        (supported MEAT LOAF in October 1996).
     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------           PAT THRALL was MEAT LOAF's guitarist
     |               |               |               |                |              |           on this tour (see BIG SKY 2002 below).
   STEVE           WILLEM          TONIA          GRAEME            RUSSEL         REUBEN     
   LOUW            MOLLER          SELLEY         CURRIE            TAYLOR         SAMUELS    
   vocals,         guitar          vocals,         bass            keyboards        drums      
   guitar            |           percussion          |                |              |                                                
     |               |               |               |                |              |
 +---+               |               |               |                |              |
 |                   |               |               |                |              |
 |   +---------------+---------------+---------------+----------------+--------------+
 |   |
 |   RODRIGUEZ [March 1998] live                                                                                            HAMMAK (1968-1972)
 |   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 |   |               |               |               |                |              |                                      |               |               |             |              |             |
 | SIXTO           WILLEM          TONIA          GRAEME            RUSSEL         REUBEN                                 KEITH           ANTON            MIKE         ANDRE          MANDY         OTHERS
 | RODRIGUEZ       MOLLER          SELLEY         CURRIE            TAYLOR         SAMUELS                                LENTIN           FIG            FAURE        de VILLIERS     COHEN
 | vocals,         guitar          vocals,         bass            keyboards        drums                                 guitar           drums           sax          guitar         vocals
 | guitar            |           percussion          |                |              |                                      |               |                                            |
 |   |               |               |               |                |              |                                      |               |                                            |
 |   +---------------+---------------+---------------+----------------+--------------+                                      +---------------+--------------------------------------------+
 |   |                                                                                                                      |
 |   RODRIGUEZ [June 1998] album: Live Fact                                                                                 SPIDER (USA 1979) originally known as SIREN
 |   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - - - - -                      --------------------------------------------------------------
 |   |               |               |               |                |              |                |                     |                |              |             |              |
 | SIXTO           WILLEM          TONIA          GRAEME            RUSSEL         REUBEN           ROBIN   added later   KEITH            ANTON          JIMMY         HOLLY          MANDY
 | RODRIGUEZ       MOLLER          SELLEY         CURRIE            TAYLOR         SAMUELS          WALSH   in the studio LENTIN            FIG           LOWELL        KNIGHT         COHEN
 | vocals,         guitar          vocals,         bass            keyboards        drums           guitar                guitar           drums          bass          vocals,        vocals
 | guitar            |           percussion                                                                                 |                |                          keys
 |                   V                                                                                                      |                |
 +---+            See below (2003)                                                                                          |                | 
     |                                                                                                                      |                |
 +---)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+                |    
 |   +---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 |   |
 |   BIG SKY [October 1999] album: Decade (compilation plus 4 new songs)
 |   -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - - - - - -        BLONDIE CHAPLIN was a member of
 |   |               |               |               |              |                |                |        THE FLAMES and then the BEACH BOYS. 
 | STEVE            ADAM           MICKEY          ANTON           PAT             BLONDIE          KEVIN      He has also performed both live and
 | LOUW            HOLZMAN        d'MICHELLE        FIG           THRALL           CHAPLIN         SHIRLEY     and in the studio with THE ROLLING
 | vocals,          keys           bass            drums          guitars          vocals,        producer     STONES
 | guitar            |                               |              |              guitars            |
 |   |               |                               |              |                |                |
 +---+---------------+-------------------------------+--------------+ - - - - - - - -+ - - - - - - - -+
     |
     STEVE LOUW and BIG SKY [September 2002] album: Beyond The Blue
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - - - - - -         KEVIN SHIRLEY has produced 
     |               |               |               |              |                |                |         LED ZEPPELIN, SPRINGBOK NUDE
   STEVE            ADAM           KEITH           ANTON           PAT              ERIC            KEVIN       GIRLS, BLACK CROWES, SILVERCHAIR,
   LOUW            HOLZMAN         LENTIN           FIG           THRALL           BAZILIAN        SHIRLEY      AEROSMITH, IRON MAIDEN and OTHERS
   vocals,          keys           bass            drums          guitars          guitar         producer
   guitar                            |               |              |                             (see 2020 below)
     |                               |               |              | 
     +-------------------------------+---------------+--------------+ 
     |
     STEVE LOUW & BIG SKY [2003] live
     ----------------------------------------------------------------          
     |               |              |                |              |          
   STEVE           WILLEM         PETER           SCHALK          SIMON        
   LOUW            MOLLER         COHEN           JOUBERT         ORANGE            
   vocals,         guitar         drums <--+       bass <--+       keys <------< BLUES BROERS, FROSTED ORANGE, VALIANT SWART
   guitar            |                     |               |        |
     |               |                     +-< BRIGHT BLUE +--------)----------< VALIANT SWART, SONS OF TROUT, ANTON GOOSEN & OTHERS
     |               |                                              |
  +--)---------------+----------------------------------------------+
  |  |
  |  |
  |  BIG SKY [2008] album: Trancas Canyon
  |  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  |  |               |              |                |              |            |
  | STEVE           RICK         KEITH             ANTON           PAT        BLONDIE
  | LOUW           MELICK        LENTIN             FIG           THRALL      CHAPLIN
  | vocals,        keyboards      bass             drums           guitars      guitar,
  | guitar                                                                      vocals
  |  |     
  +--+
     |
     STEVE LOUW & BIG SKY [October / November 2008] live, DVD: Big Sky Presents Heart & Soul [2009]
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------         
     |               |              |                |              |              |         
   STEVE           WILLEM          TIM            JACQUES         SIMON           ROB
   LOUW            MOLLER         RANKIN           STEYN          ORANGE         NAGEL   
   vocals,         guitar         drums            bass           keys          harmonica <----< BLUES BROERS, ALL NIGHT RADIO (see above)
   guitar                           ^        
     |                              |
     |                              +------< BED ON BRICKS
     |                        
     STEVE LOUW [February 2020] album: Headlight Dreams [May 2021] 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     |               |              |                |               |               |               |       
   STEVE            ROB           KEVIN           ALISON           GREG            KEVIN            JOE
   LOUW            McNELLY      McKENDREE        PRESTWOOD        MORROW          SHIRLEY        BONAMASSA
   vocals,         guitars      keyboards           bass           drums          producer       lead guitar
   acoustic                                                                                          on
   guitar                                                                                     "Wind In Your Hair" 
                                                   

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