Pinky Beecroft

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Pinky Beecroft is an Australian singer/songwriter/performer.

Music[edit]

He was the lead singer and song-writer of Australian band Machine Gun Fellatio. He quit the band in 2005, at which point the group split up. He is the lead singer of Pinky Beecroft & The White Russians.[1][dead link] and has released a self-titled EP [2] and a full-length album entitled Somethin' Somewhere better[3] and 'Pretty Black'. He made a number of appearances on the ABC television series The Glass House.[4]

He has also appeared on the Network Ten series The Panel, as well as In Siberia Tonight on SBS-TV.

Beecroft co-wrote the song "No Aphrodisiac" (credited as Matt Ford).[5] The song was recorded by The Whitlams and went on to win an ARIA Award for Song of the Year.[6]

Writing[edit]

Under his birthname, Matt Ford, he has written for a number of TV series, including Farscape,[7] a popular US-Australian TV series broadcast on the Sci-Fi channel, and Sweat,[7] which starred Heath Ledger. His writing credits also include the long-running Australian series Stingers,[7] Love Is a Four Letter Word,[7] Medivac,[7] Wildside,[7] G.P.,[7] and Lochie Leonard.[7] He was the writer of ROAD,[7] a telefeature for SBS Independent, produced by Enda Murray and Lisa Duff and using an all-indigenous Australian cast and crew. It screened on SBS-TV. He wrote the screenplay for the documentary feature Killing Priscilla, directed by Academy-Award winner Lizzie Gardiner and screened in Australia, the UK and the US. His writing credits also include Frankies House,[7] (an Australian-US-UK co-production), Sea Patrol, and the Showtime series Satisfaction,[7] which is currently a hit for the Showcase channel. He was also referenced in the Satisfaction episode "Pony Girl". While Heather is watching the film clip to the song "Roller coaster" by MGF she mentions that the lead singer thinks she's paranoid.

His feature film screenplays include Prodigal Son, and Twisted Sister.[8]

He was a writer and producer of ABC TV's Love Is a Four Letter Word.[9]

He co-wrote the book A Grown-up Guy's Guide to Life with Joan Sauers.

His short stories were featured in the marketing campaign for the most recent Elle Macpherson lingerie range.[10]

He hosts the WPA World Nine-ball Championship on ABC-TV and is currently working with Chaser member Charles Firth on his satire driven Manic Times.[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

With Machine Gun Fellatio Ford/Beecroft was nominated for an Aria Award for Best New Song for "The Girl Of My Dreams Is Giving Me Nightmares" in 2003 [12]


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