List of Men at Work band members

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Men at Work
Men At Work 1983.jpg
Men at Work in 1983
Background information
Origin St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Rock, new wave, pop rock
Years active 1979–1986
1996–2002
Labels Columbia, Sony
Past members See: Former members

Men at Work was an Australian pop rock band founded in 1978 in St Kilda, Victoria.[1][2][3] The group is best known for several Number 1 singles and albums released between 1981 and 1983.[1] The following is a complete chronology of the band's member history.[1][2][3]

Former members[edit]

  • Colin Hay – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, bass (1978–1986, 1996–2002; occasional performances until 2012)
  • Ron Strykert – lead guitar, bass, vocals (1978–1985)
  • Jerry Speiser – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1979–1984)
  • Greg Sneddon - keyboards (1979)
  • Greg Ham – keyboards, vocals, saxophone, harmonica, flute (1979–1985, 1996–2002; occasional performances until 2012; died 2012)
  • John Rees – bass, backing vocals (1980–1984)
  • Jeremy Alsop – bass, backing vocals (1985–1986)
  • James Black – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (1985–1986)
  • Mark Kennedy – drums (1985)
  • Colin Bayley – guitar, backing vocals (1985–1986)
  • Chad Wackerman – drums, backing vocals (1985–1986)
  • Paul Williamson – saxophone, keyboards, backing vocals (1985–1986)
  • Simon Hosford – guitar, backing vocals (1996–1998, 1999–2001)
  • Stephen Hadley – bass, backing vocals (1996–1998, 2001)
  • John Watson – drums (1996–1997)
  • Tony Floyd – drums (1997–1998, 1999–2000)
  • Rick Grossman – bass, backing vocals (1998–2000)
  • James Ryan — guitar, backing vocals (1998–1999)
  • Peter Maslen – drums (1998–1999)
  • Rodrigo Aravena – bass, backing vocals (2000–2001)
  • Heta Moses – drums (2000–2001)
  • Warren Trout – drums (2001)

Lineups[edit]

1978–1979 1979 1979–1980
("Men at Work" name adopted)
1980–1984
(Classic lineup)
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Ron Strykert – bass, guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Speiser – drums, vocals
  • Greg Sneddon – keyboards
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Ron Strykert – bass, guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Speiser – drums, vocals
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Ron Strykert – guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Speiser – drums, vocals
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • John Rees – bass, vocals
1984–1985 1985 1985 1985
  • Colin Hay –vocals, guitar
  • Ron Strykert – guitar, bass, vocals
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • James Black – guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Jeremy Alsop – bass, vocals
  • Mark Kennedy – drums
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • James Black – guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Colin Bayley – guitar, vocals
  • Jeremy Alsop – bass, vocals
  • Chad Wackerman – drums
1985–1986 1986–1996 1996–1997 1997–1998
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • James Black – guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Colin Bayley – guitar, vocals
  • Paul Williamson – saxophone, keyboards, vocals
  • Jeremy Alsop – bass, vocals
  • Chad Wackerman – drums

Disbanded

  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • Simon Hosford – guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Hadley – bass, vocals
  • John Watson – drums
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • Simon Hosford – guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Hadley – bass, vocals
  • Tony Floyd – drums
1998–1999 1999–2000 2000–2001 2001
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • James Ryan – guitar, vocals
  • Rick Grossman – bass, vocals
  • Peter Maslen – drums
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • Simon Hosford – guitar, vocals
  • Rick Grossman – bass, vocals
  • Tony Floyd – drums
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • Simon Hosford – guitar, vocals
  • Rodrigo Aravena – bass, vocals
  • Heta Moses – drums
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica
  • Simon Hosford – guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Hadley – bass, vocals
  • Warren Trout – drums
2001–2002
(Occasional reunions until 2012)
  • Colin Hay – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Ham – saxophone, keyboards, vocals, flute, harmonica

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Men at Work'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus; Warnqvist, Stefan. "Men at Work". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Nimmervoll, Ed. "Men at Work". Howlspace – The Living History of Our Music (Ed Nimmervoll). White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2014.