Monday, October 4, 2010

Melbourne Bands

Please note that the following list is just a starting point... there are many, many more artists to be added!

Please add to this list by either of the following methods...

1/  Use the email link here ... melbmusicscene@gmail.com
2/  Visit our group page at ... Facebook
3/ Use the comments link below

Any bands not on our list will be added as soon as we can.

Doug Parkinson In Focus
The Strangers
The Zoot
Axiom
Russell Morris Band
Somebodies Image
Campact
Wild Cherries
Running Jumping Standing Still
Spectrum
Indelible Murtceps
Pink Finks
Sons Of Our Vegetal Mothers
Daddy Cool
Mondo Rock
Mighty Kong
Norman Gunston
INXS
John Farnham
Mississippi
LRB
Stars
Coloured balls
Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls
Paul Kelly's Messenger
Paul Kelly & The Dots
Kush
AC DC
Chain
Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band / Matchbox
Pantha
Hot City Bump Band
Renee Geyer
The Incredible Penguins
Secret Police
The Elks
The Dugites
Crossfire
The Little Heroes
Real Life
Dear Enemy
The Dingoes
Adderley Smith Blues Band
Carson
Broderick Smith's Big Combo
Taste
Texas
The Tony Catz Band
MiSex
Scandal
Cold Chisel
Hush
Big Pig
Kids In The Kitchen
Pseudo Echo
Hunters and Collectors
The Models
Men At Work
The Bushwackers
Sirius
Dutch Tilders
Kevin Borich Express
LaDeDa's
Jimmy and the Boys
Australian Crawl
Mental As Anything
Redgum
Rockabilly Rebels....
Avalanche
Drummond
Bootleg Family Band
Brian Cadd
Skyhooks
Short Story
Merrill Bainbridge
Dragon
The Choirboys

The Ideals
Rock Doctors
Stockley, See and Mason
Peter Cupples Band
Stylus
I'm Talking
Z Cars
Dead Can Dance
Uncanny X Men
People With Chairs Up Their Noses
The Models
James Freud & Berlin
The Birthday Party
The Pelaco Brothers
Stilleto
Sidewinder
Daniel
The Blue Echoes
The Thunderbirds
The Runners
The Orphans
Gary Young's Hot Dog
Hot Club
Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons
Ariel
Wendy & The Rockets
Red Hot Peppers
The Spaniards
The Ferrets
Billy Miller's Nice Blokes??

Some of the above bands are NOT from Melbourne but did tour and play many times in the local venues.  That will be something that will have to be split off at a later stage.

27 comments:

  1. North 2 Alaskans
    Autodrifters
    Mooney Valley Drifters

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  2. The Skates played many times in the Melbourne area. Lived in Richmond and Elwood. Originally from Brisbane 1976.
    Melbourne 77 and 78.

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  3. Gerry Humphries and The Loved Ones.
    The Flies
    Max Merritt and The Meteors

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  4. Sweet Jayne 1977 to 1983 played at Bananas, Kingston Rock, Village Green, Station Hotel, Pier Hotel Frankston, Bombay Rock, The Central Club, Tiger Lounge, Martinis,Croxton Park, Manhattan,Esplanade Hotel, Gerswin Room,Cross Keyes,Village Green,London Tavern, Chevron,John Barleycorn,London Tavern,Ringwood Iceland,Prospect Hill,Ferntree Gully Hotel,Sentimental Bloke, Matthew Flinders,Lorne Pacific Hotel,RMIT Storey Hall (Rock Against Racism), Melbourne Uni.,Royal Oak Hotel, Cheltenham,Chessman Disco,Prince of Wales St Kilda,Southside Six,Sentimental Bloke, Bayswater Hotel,Golf View Hotel Geelong,Tottenham,Club Chevron,Carnaby Inn,Billboard, Sanddown Hotel,Poyntons... and that does not include all their country and interstate tours.

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  5. Sweet Jayne also played Double Bill or Support to over 30 of the bands on your list above.

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  6. Anyone recall an African (???) Band that played a lot in south Yarra late 80's/early 90's??

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  8. The Beat Detectives at Macys 1981-82

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  9. the Kevins, the Millionaires, Mark Gillespie. Reading the band list above fired up a few memories.

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  10. Does anyone remember the melody lords?

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  11. Can anyone tell me if they recall a mid to late sixties outfit from Melbourne that featured Colin Vincent on guitar and Joe Pennuto on bass? Can't recall the band name

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  12. The masters apprentices
    The valentines
    The plum
    Billy thorpe and the aztecs

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  13. Laurie Allen Review
    Lincoln Green
    MPD

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  14. Bill Millers Band was called Great Blokes not nice blokes

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  15. The Driters, the shindiggers and Push of Love would play the Prine of Wales in Fitzroy st St Kilda free on a Thursday nights. Also the st Kilda Inn in Barkly st.
    How could we forget the Duke of Edinbourgh and the Grey Hound in Brigton red St Kilda.

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  16. Push of Love played the Armadale, The Club in Collingwood and the CEntral Club in Richmond.Corner Hotel Richmond and the other barn across the road.
    St Kilda festivals in the earlier days supported a lot of local bands.the Old Village Belle in Barkly st and the Middlepark hotel in Canterbury road were popular bans venues in the 80's.

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  17. The prospect Hill Pub Kew , south side six Morrabbin

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  18. The Flare with Bobby Cookson

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