The Shyannes/CheyennesWhen this group started in the early 60s it was originally called The Shyannes.It was primarily a guitar-based rock band but over the years it evolved into a much more versatile band performing a wider range of musical styles. The new progressive group changed its name to The Cheyennes.The group performed widely throughout South Africa performing to all types of audiences of different racial groups. The following line-up was the most stableHenry 'Monks' Leggat on bassSelwyn Harry on drumsEugene 'Jik' Manick on saxBabs Frank on lead guitar Lance Saunders on keyboards
Updated 18 June 2019
Here’s a tribute to The Cheyennes. It was written and sung by the then 18 year old DJ ReazMatazz at Club Lipstick - Roadhouse Hotel on the night of the 20th of September 1986.Cheyenne Rap(Thanks to Reaz Moorad the Cheyenne Rap and line-up informationThanks also to Lance Saunders for the recordings and to Tertius Louw for the label details)
The group recorded a number of singles which had limited release.
The following two recordings can be heard and viewed on the Marq Vas Youtube channel.Click on the image of the record to view on Youtube
They also recorded an album with The Fire Birds and Phillip Malela