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]


  • Dalvanius and The Fascinations s "Canberra We're Watching You" 1975
  • Rockwell T. James lp Shot of Rhythm and Blues 1977
  • Craig Edmonston lp B.R. 1987
  • Johno's Blues Band lp Don't Knock The Blues 1989
  • Scary Bill lp Scary Bill 1989
  • The Sunnyboys lp Wildcat 1989
  • James Blundell cd Hand It Down 1990
  • Craig McLachlan and Check 1-2 cd Craig McLachlan and Check 1-2 1990
  • Ana Christensen cd Brave New World 1990
  • Lee Kernaghan cd T.O.C. 1992
  • James Blundell cd This Road 1992
  • Hugh McDonald cd The Lawson Album 1994
  • TC Cassidy cd TC Cassidy 1994
  • Gina Jeffreys track "Away in a Manger" 1996
  • Tania and Ray Kernaghan track "Indian Pacific" 1998
  • Troy Cassar-Daley track "Christmas For Cowboys" 1999

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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