Jannie “Hanepoot” van Tonder

Whilst many of the fathers of the GBB musicians were preachers, Jannie van Tonder’s dad prayed that Jannie would become a preacher. Unfortunately Jannie never became a preacher, but he learned to play the trombone like an angel.
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Jannie played in various orchestras prior to joining the band, “the Softies”. He later met James Phillips and played on Phillips’ album “Wie is Bernoldus Niemand”. He was a founder member of, and drummer for the Gereformeerde Blues Band.

After the break up of the GBB, van Tonder played in numerous bands including a stint with the successful, Dutch soul band, “the Bob Color”.

van Tonder is still involved in music and these days also works as a web designer.

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