Models Return From Out Of Sight
News posted Monday, July 22 2013 at 12:00 PM.
Melbourne’s 1980s mainstays Models have booked an exclusive pair of September gigs in their hometown. The band, an incarnation of which reconvened back in 2008 and cancelled shows in 2010 after the death of former frontman James Freud, will play on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 at Ding Dong Lounge, which has gone through its own share of changes.
Formed in 1978, Models released five albums during the subsequent decade, including the 1985 classic Out of Mind, Out of Sight, reissued in 2011. When interviewed by M+N, iconic Australian producer Mark Opitz said of his contribution to that album and 1986’s Models’ Media: “I knew [‘Barbados’] was a hit when I first heard the demo: it was just how to go about pulling it together …We were dead lucky with the Models every time … It was all about finding songs that were going to work.”
The opening title track of Out of Mind, Out of Sight is included on next month’s Mushroom40: Rock compilation, celebrating the label’s 40th anniversary. The current Models line-up is co-founding guitarist/singer Sean Kelly, bassist Mark Ferrie and keyboardist Andrew Duffield (both of whom date back to 1979 with the band) and drummer Barton Price, who played in Models from 1982 to 1988.
Tickets are $31.30 plus booking fee via Oztix.