McCully Workshop was the first South African band to record and produce its own original songs in the 70s. The group became famous with four original albums that produced eight hit singles. One of their hit singles, Buccaneer won the Song of the Year category at the Sarie Awards in 1978.
In the same year, the band with a social conscience performed at the Baxter Theatre to raise money for Themba Thana to study music in the USA. In 2006, they raised more than R100 000 for the Reach for a Dream Foundation. In 2010, the band started working on a new album, Work in Progress which was released the following year. The single, Money in your Pocket from their 2010 album became a particular favourite amongst music fans. Group member Tully McCullagh invented a new microphone in 2012 for studio and live use. This microphone is now being used extensively in the USA by top artists, including The Rolling Stones.
- Best South African Duo/Group