Mad Monks in the 60's

James Leicher wrote:

You know anything on the mad monks ?Played in JHB time before or after The Bats,My uncale was Edward leicher and I did hear Eddie Ecktien played drums with them .

cheers

James Leicher

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9 thoughts on “Mad Monks in the 60's

  1. Hadyn Goldman wrote:

    Eddie never played. Roland Deale lead guitar is in the advertising industry. Rohan Thomas bass guitar still plays in a band. Drummer Joe Mustapha is still around but not playing very much. We formed a band called Timpani and played at Bella Napoli in Hillbrow. I was the drummer. Now playing in my own band called Hullabaloo with Jo Day on vox.

  2. ACCORDING TO GARTH CHIVERS AND TOM JASIUKOWICZ IN THEIR BOOK HISTORY OF SOUTH AFIRCAN POP.;
    HERE IS THE LINE UP AND i KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE BECASE AI SAW THEM SEVERAL TIMES PLAYING IN THEIR MONKS CASSICS.
    Eddie Liecher Key boards
    Joe Mustapha Drums
    Tommy RAUTENBACH GUITAR
    Johan Schutte Guitar
    Rohan Thomas Bass
    Cass Savra Vocals He went to London for a year singing with some Uk groups. They recorded the following Wonderful world 1968
    Hold on 1968
    You’ve got me humming 1968
    I knew Eddie he moved frtom Mayfair and lived in Linden, he was a great Keyboard player..

  3. Eddie Leicher did indeed play. He used a Hamond organ model M which was a heavy piece of equipment to cart around, but well worth the effort because of the sound it produced.Joe Mustapha and myself still remember Eddie with much fondness and remember the great times we had as musicians in the Mad Monks band. I am still active as the bass player in my band called Take Four and we do a monthly gig at Tonino’s pub in Sydenham as well as doing gigs around Joburg

    • ROHAN,
      IM GLAD YOU SETTLED THIS ISSUE ABOUT EDDIE.I WILL DEFINATELY TRY TO COME AND SEE YOU WHEN IM IN SOUTH AFRICA IN JUNE.I LIVE HERE IN THE USA AND IN THE 90’S HAD A RECORD COMPANY DISTRIBUTING OVERSEAS LABELS.WE TRIED TO SELL SOME SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS THAT WERE AVAILABLE ON CD AT THAT TIME. RABBIT WAS OUR BIGGEST SOUTH AFRICAN SELLER FOLLOWED BY THE FLAMES.THIS WAS DUE TO THE FACT THAT TREVOR RABIN , PLAYED WITH YES, DUNCAN, WITH THE BAY CITY ROLLERS AND THE FLAMES PLAYED WITH THE BEACH BOYS.IF YOU STILL HAVE SOME OF YOUR MAD MUNKS 45’S WHY DONT YOU PUT THEM ON U TUBE SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY YOUR MUSIC AGAIN.

      • Pete,
        Thanks for your response, much appreciated, will have a look to see if I can locate those 45’s and will get back to you. Cheers!

      • I recently saw something on Eddie and the Mad Munks on the “Famous South African Lebanese ” website.( Lebanese South Africa- Famous South African Lebanese Entertainment). Im Glad the Mad Muks are getting the recognition they derserve.

  4. Married to bass guitarist of mad munks (Rohan Thomas). He still does gigs around Jhb. Drummer was Joe Mustapha (jams from time to time). Eddie Leisher (key boards) passed away. Cas (singer) back in SA. Married. Not performing anymore. Come and listen to Rohan first saturday night of each month playing with group TAKE 4 at Tonino’s Dunnotar st. Sydenham. Reperoire 60’4 /70’s rock

  5. Hi James. My dad is Rohan Thomas the bass guitarist. He is still mates with Joe the drummer

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