Garth Porter

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Garth Porter (born 24 September 1948) is an New Zealand born Australian musician, songwriter and record producer best known as a member of the 1970s pop group Sherbet, and for his key role as co-writer and producer for country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, Porter was the keyboard player with the Australian pop group, Sherbet, and co-wrote most of the groups hit songs, including their 1976 hit "Howzat". He sang lead vocals on "Hollywood Dreaming" and "Matter of Time" with Sherbet.

He helped launch Lee Kernaghan and co-wrote some of the songs for the live Musical theatre production The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular (which toured Australian capital cities — twice). The Original Cast Album of the show won the ARIA award for Best Cast / Show Album).[1]


Band career[edit]

  • Swellsfoot Assembly (NZ) 1969
  • Samael Lilith 1969-1970
  • Sherbet 1970-1980
  • The Sherbs 1980-1984
  • Stevie Wright Band 1986
  • Alex Smith and The Volunteers 1989


Music Database


  1. ^ "And the winners are...". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2002-10-16. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 

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