Steve Balbi

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Steve Balbi
Live at the Vanguard
Background information
Also known as Vern
Born 3 October
Sydney, Australia
Associated acts Noiseworks, Electric Hippies, Jenny Morris, Move Trees, Rose Tattoo

Steve Balbi played bass in the hit-making Australian band Noiseworks, and was also in Electric Hippies along with fellow Noiseworks member Justin Stanley. Prior to Noiseworks, he was in Rose Tattoo, and prior to Rose Tattoo was in a band with his cousins called The Apaches, who performed 'Fox on the Run' on the TV Talent show 'Pot of Gold' in 1976. Balbi has also worked with David Bowie,[citation needed] Tom Jones,[citation needed] Jenny Morris, and Michael Hutchence,[citation needed] among others. He was a voice double in the film Moulin Rouge! [1] as well as the voice of "Magic Carpet Ride" for Network Ten's 2003 station ID. Awards he has received for his work with Noiseworks include three ARIA Double Platinum records and three ARIA Gold records.

In 2006 Steve began a new original project— Move Trees — with Scott Aplin, Pete Skelton and Doug Aplin. In 2007 Move Trees joined Noiseworks on the road during their tour.

26 October 2009 saw the latest Solo release from Steve, "I Found You", out on UK label Foundry Records.

Since 2011 he is fronting a newly reformed Mi-Sex, reunited for a fundraising concert following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. As of 2014 they were back in the studio working on new songs, 30 years since their last release.[2]

Since 2003, Steve has also been a founding lead vocalist with the CCEntertainment series of concerts that celebrates the music of Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles and Led Zeppelin.

In the mid/late 70's Steve was a bass guitarist for a blues/funk rock band called Rupert B (performing in Sydney). Other members were Mick Buckley(drums), Rohan Cannon(guitar & vocals), Mick Thornton(Slide trombone/trumpet), Guillermo Mayer(saxophone).
Steve has also performed with Kevin Borich, with Adrian Cannon(drums)& Guillermo Mayer(saxophone).


  1. ^ IMDb entry
  2. ^ Vicki Anderson (March 25, 2014). "When Muldoon met Mi-Sex". Retrieved November 25, 2014. 

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