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Models Return From Out Of Sight

News posted Monday, July 22 2013 at 12:00 PM.
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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.


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GOD  said about 2 years ago:

Sadly I have not kept my body....tight

slothman  said about 2 years ago:

absent friends or gtfo

Kez  said about 2 years ago:

left to right:
Mark Ferrie, Andrew Duffield, Barton Price, Sean Kelly. Before joining the Models, Barton was a member of Sardine V with Ian Rilen (and The Crocodiles with Jenny Morris).

Kez  said about 1 year ago:

from the Oztix/Ding Dong page:

Ding Dong Lounge and The Harbour Agency Presents

Friday 20 September 2013 and Saturday 21 September 2013

Return of Models - the Iconic Melbourne band!

Kelly, Duffield, Price and Ferrie celebrate the musical adventurousness, sly humour and pioneering nature of the early Australian alternative music scene with a sound that is as fresh now as it was then.

2010 saw Models inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame after gaining notoriety in the early 80’s with ground breaking mini album ‘Cut Lunch’ but it was their long player ‘The Pleasure Of Your Company’ featuring the hit ‘I Hear A Motion’ which cracked it commercially for the band.

The band dips into its repertoire to remind us that the 80s music scene in Australia was more about the excitement of expanding musical barriers and forging new styles than big hair and shoulder pads.

Don’t miss 2 exclusive Melbourne shows at the Ding Dong Lounge Friday 20th & Saturday 21st of September 2013

(tickets are $35 including booking fee through this website)

Mess+Noise  said about 1 year ago:

and Montero supporting on the Friday

black wasp!  said about 1 year ago:

Nice to see the Sennheiser MD-441 there. Whoop.

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