No Substitute! | Cindy Alter

--:--
Cindy Alter unpacks her career from Clout to Nashville and back.

Singer-songwriter Cindy Alter is no shrinking violet! With dollops of humour and candour, she reminisces about her time in South Africa's most successful pop export, Clout, scaling the heights of the global music business, travelling the world, and selling millions of records. Her band, Zia, were at the forefront of the Afro-pop movement of the 80's and enjoyed huge international success.

Cindy comes out guns blazing about the insincerity and backstabbing of the music industry, her battle with the twin enemies of dread disease and indifference, and her move to Nashville to pursue her songwriting. This riveting tale of a rock and roll warrior survivor who has remained true to her heart and art is essential listening.
25 Oct 2023 English Explicit South Africa Music · Society & Culture

Other recent episodes

The Magic Man | Neill Solomon

Neill Solomon explores his world of music, art, film and theatre. Neill Solomon journeys through fifty years of making original folk, rock, pop and world beat with side trips into performance theatre, painting, film soundtracks, the creative process and composition. His endless quest to use music as a tool of…
5 Feb 1 hr 12 min

Sex, Drums & Rock and Roll! | Danny de Wet

A hilarious Danny de Wet lets rip about the madness in the music. Danny de Wet is one funny guy...a natural storyteller of note, he has been, as he calls it, the `lead drummer` for some of the biggest South African bands in rock: eVoid , Petit Cheval., Electric Petals…
24 Jan 1 hour

Powers to the People! | PJ Powers

PJ Powers opens up about Hotline hits, fame, Mandela & The Queen, and more. My guest in this episode of From the Hip with Benjy Mudie hardly needs an introduction; she is one of South Africa's most successful musicians with over 40 years of hit-making under her belt and is…
14 Nov 2023 1 hr 06 min

One for the Fadgets! | éVoid

éVoid come clean about Shadows and life on the fame rollercoaster in the 80s. This was an in-depth conversation with Lucien Windrich (éVoid guitarist and vocalist) and Erik Windrich (éVoid keyboardist and lead vocalist), the founding members of the iconic 1980s South African band éVoid. They pioneered an innovative fashion…
12 Nov 2023 1 hr 12 min

Rabbitt, YES, Hollywood - the inspiring story of a musician | Trevor Rabin

Trevor takes you on his journey to pop, rock, and film superstardom. Trevor Rabin has scaled the heights of pop superstardom with Rabbitt, global recognition and chart success with prog rock demi-gods YES, and conquered the highest echelons of the competitive Hollywood motion picture soundtrack world with nearly 50 blockbusters…
7 Oct 2023 1 hr 24 min