QED (band)

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QED
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres New Wave/Pop
Years active 1983–1985
Labels EMI Australia
Associated acts Dave Dobbyn
Renée Geyer
Air Supply
The Crocodiles
Past members Ian Belton
Rex Goh
Jenny Morris
Shane Flew

QED were an Australian New Wave trio, whose lead singer, Jenny Morris, went on to achieve commercial success as a solo artist.[1] The band had a top twenty hit single, "Everywhere I Go", on the Australian Kent Music Report in 1983.[2]

History[edit]

In February 1981, New Zealand band, The Crocodiles relocated to Sydney and soon disbanded. In late 1983, The Crocodiles' lead vocalist, Jenny Morris, formed QED in Sydney with guitarist Rex Goh (ex-Air Supply), bassist Ian Belton (ex-Dave Dobbyn, Renée Geyer).,[1][3][4] and drummer Shane Flew. The trio signed with EMI Australia and were produced by Mark Moffatt (The Saints, Mondo Rock, Tim Finn) and Ricky Fataar (Geyer, Finn, Kids in the Kitchen).[3][4] QED recorded some of The Crocodiles' material including, "Everywhere I Go", "Animal Magic" and "You're So Hip";[1] Morris also co-wrote new songs with Goh.[3] Their debut single, "Everywhere I Go", was released in December,[3][4] which peaked at No. 19 on the national chart.[2][3] QED performed it on Countdown on 1 April 1984.[5] The follow-up single "Solo and More" was issued in March, but failed to chart.[1][2][3] The third single, "This One", appeared in August and reached No. 45 on the national singles charts.[2][3] Additional musicians for QED’s first album, Animal Magic, included keyboardist Amanda Vincent (Eurogliders, who later joined the Jenny Morris band), drummer Steve Fearnly, saxophonist Tony Buchanan, and Fataar on drums.[1][3][4] EMI released it in November 1984, but sales remained low and the album did not chart.[1][2][3] QED only released one album and disbanded by 1985, Morris continued session / touring work with other artists, Belton went on to join Mondo Rock, and Goh to Eurogliders.[3] Morris later had a successful solo career.[1]

Members[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Tony Buchanan – saxophone
  • Andy Burns – keyboards
  • Ricky Fataar – drums
  • Steve Fearnly – drums
  • Shane Flew – guitar
  • Martin Irwin – keyboards
  • Sam McNally – keyboards
  • Glen Muirhead – keyboards
  • Amanda Vincent – keyboards
  • Warren Williams – bass

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Animal Magic - EMI (EMX-430021) (November, 1984)

Singles[edit]

  • "Everywhere I Go"/"Checkmate" - EMI (EMI 1119) (December, 1983) (AUS No. 19)[2]
  • "Solo and More"/"I'll Get it Right" - EMI (EMI 1372) (March, 1984)
  • "This One"/"Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" - EMI (EMI 1288) (August, 1984) (AUS No. 45)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g McFarlane (1999). Encyclopedia entry for 'Jenny Morris'. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gibson, Mark (26 May 2009). "QED". Australian Music History. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d Spencer et al, (2007) QED entry. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Countdown Date: 1/4/1984. Show#: 410". Countdown Archives. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 

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