About the Author

I grew up in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) from 1962 to 1975 after immigrating there at age 8. I went to junior school at Godfrey Huggins in Marondera and to high school at Allan Wilson in Harare. Our record shops were mainly filled by artists from England and America, but "local" talent played an important part too. The Flames single "For Your Precious Love" spent an unprecedented 13 weeks at number one in the Lyons Maid Ice Cream Hits of the Week, presented by Keith Kennedy. The albums sold well also. Both Burning Soul!! and Soulfire!! were standard fixtures at parties. Perhaps that's why unscathed copies are hard to find.

I now live in the Netherlands. Even at this advanced age I still get goosebumps listening to the electrifying energy the Flames injected into well-known songs. I collect other music too, everything from Abba to Zappa. I have fairly decent sets of material by the Who and on the Vertigo label. In May 1997 I took my brother and my then 12 year old son to see the Who and friends play Quadrophenia in Rotterdam. I'd seen them in the same hall 21 years earlier during the Who By Numbers tour.

My day job is varied. I am a freelance instructor-trainer in communication skills for sales success, and I also provide training in the twin fields of noise and vibration measurements for industry, government, education and consultancy. I hold diploma's in Industrial Science, Digital Electronics and Acoustics.

If you like this homepage for the Flames, why not send me a short E-Mail?
bas@the-flames.com