Sun

Sun were an Australian jazz-rock/blue-eyed soul ensemble from Sydney that released the album Sun 1972 on RCA Victor. Vocalists Renée Geyer and Richard Clapton subsequently launched successful solo careers. Members: Renée Geyer (vocals, 1972), Keith Shadwick (saxophone, flute, clarinet, vocals), Chris Sonnenberg (guitar), George Almanza (piano), Henry Correy (bass), Garry Nowell (drums), Richard Clapton (vocals, […]

Southern Cross

Southern Cross were an Australian hard-rock band from Sydney that released a self-titled album on Laser in 1976. Members: Alan Milano (vocals), Michel Brouet (bass, vocals), Jeff Beacham (drums), John Baxter (guitar, 1975), Bruce Cumming (guitar, 1975-77) Discography: Southern Cross (1976) “Queen of Rock and Roll” / “Stormy Lady” (1977)

Terry Britten

Terry Britten (born July 1947) is an English-born musician, songwriter, and producer who first emerged as the guitarist of the Australian pop-rock band The Twilights during the mid-1960s. During the late 1970s, he rose to prominence in the Northern Hemisphere as a songwriter for Cliff Richard, penning the 1976 hit “Devil Woman” and most of […]

Tamam Shud

Tamam Shud were an Australian psych-rock band from Sydney that released the album Evolution on CBS in 1969, followed by the sophomoric Goolutionites and the Real People on Warner Bros. in 1970. Members: Bjerre (guitar, vocals), Peter Barron (bass), Dannie Davidson (drums, 1967-70), Tim Gaze (guitar, vocals, 1970-72, 1994-95), Bobby Gebert (keyboards, 1971), Richard Lockwood […]

Taste

This page is about the Australian band named Taste. For the late ’60s Irish blues-rock trio headed by Rory Gallagher, click here. Taste were an Australian hard-rock band from Melbourne that released the album Tickle Your Fancy on Bootleg in 1976, followed by Knights of Love on Philips in 1977.  Members: Joel Witenberg (drums, vocals), […]

Tarney/Spencer Band

The Tarney/Spencer Band — alternately billed as Tarney & Spencer — were an Australian pop-rock duo comprised of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Alan Tarney and drummer/co-writer Trevor Spencer. The pair released a self-titled album on Bradley’s in 1976, followed by two albums and a standalone single on A&M in 1978 and 1979. Despite limited success as a recording […]

XL Capris

XL Capris were an Australian New Wave band from Sydney that released four singles and two albums on self-press Axle between 1979 and 1981. Members: Julie Anderson [aka Nancy Serapax] (drums, 1978-1980), Tim Gooding [aka Errol Cruz] (guitar, vocals), Johanna Pigott [aka Alligator Bagg] (bass vocals), Kimble Rendall [aka Dag Rattler] (guitar, vocals, 1978-1980). Michael […]

Zoot

Zoot were an Australian beat/garage-psych band from Adelaide that released seven singles and one album on Columbia between 1968 and 1971. Bassist/vocalist Beeb Birtles later resurfaced in Mississippi and the Little River Band while guitarist/vocalist Rick Springfield relocate to the U.S., where he achieved fame as a singer and actor during the early 1980s. Members: […]

Tin Tin

Tin Tin were an Australian orchestral-pop combo that released two albums on Atco/Polydor in 1970 and 1971. Vocalist/keyboardist Steve Kipner later resurfaced in Los Angeles as a hit songwriter for Olivia Newton-John and Chicago. Members: Steve Kipner (keyboards, percussion, vocals), Steve Groves (guitar, percussion, vocals), Johnny Vallins (bass, guitar, vocals), Geoff Bridgford (drums) Discography: Tin […]