Square Set makes a comeback from the 60s

At back, from left, are Gordon Mackay, Derek Marks, Clive Fester and Malcolm Cassisa. In front is Angela Mitchell.

The Square Set, a number one selling South African super-group from the sixties, are reviving the music of their time in a show titled The Square Set Revival Show, on Saturday October 15, at the Rockwell Theatre, 32 Prestwich Street, Green Point, at 8pm.

Founder member and bassist Derek Marks will be supported by Gordon Mackay on keys and vocals, Angela Mitchell on lead vocals, Malcolm Cassisa on drums and Clive Fester on guitar and vocals.

The Square Set started one March day in 1966. Neville Whitmill, Derek Marks and Keith Moffat met Nol Klinkhamer with the idea of making music professionally.

Composition, arrangements and rehearsals went on daily for six months before the band presented itself to the public.

Silence is Golden, their own composition, went on to make it to number one within three months of its release. That’s what I Want made it to number one in South America (both Brazil and Argentina) and Portugal in 1971 and 1972, respectively.

The band went on to create many singles like Carol Carina and Get me some Help as well as produce three full albums with great successes in South Africa, South America, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Belgium Congos.

Tickets cost R100. Book at Quicket or the Rockwell Hotel on 021 421 0015. Pictured, from left, are Gordon Mackay, Derek Marks, Clive Fester and Malcolm Cassisa. In front is Angela Mitchell.