The John Steel Singers

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The John Steel Singers
Origin Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Years active 2007–present
Labels Levity, Dew Process
Associated acts Little Scout, Robert Forster
Members Scott Bromiley
Tim Morrissey
Ross Chandler
Pete Bernoth
Luke McDonald
Past members Dion J. Forde
Damien Hammond
Pat McDermott
Conan Thorogood

The John Steel Singers are a six piece band from Brisbane, Australia,[1] named after a toy horse that band member Tim Morrissey named John Steel.[2] They were formed in 2007 when Morrissey and Scott Bromiley decided to start making music together and were soon joined by Ross Chandler, Pete Bernoth, Pat McDermott and Luke McDonald.[3] The band released an EP and a mini album independently before signing with Levi Jeans's record label Levity and releasing another EP, In Colour.[4] The band has had multiple tracks on rotation on Triple J,[5][6][7][8] won an Triple J Unearthed competition[5] and became the Unearthed Artist of the Year in 2008.[9] The band's song 'Overpass' placed 52nd in the 2010 Hottest 100.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Tangalooma (2010) #67 AUS[11]
  • Everything's A Thread (2013)[12]

EPs[edit]

  • The John Steel Singers (2007)
  • The Beagle and the Dove mini LP (2008)
  • In Colour (Levity, 2008)
  • Masochist (2009)

Band members[edit]

  • Scott Bromiley – vocals, guitar, keyboards, trumpet, bass
  • Tim Morrissey – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Ross Chandler – drums
  • Pete Bernoth – vocals, keyboards, trombone
  • Luke McDonald – vocals, keyboards, guitar

Past members[edit]

  • Dion J. Forde – bass
  • Damien Hammond – bass
  • Pat McDermott – bass
  • Conan Thorogood – bass

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mengel, Noel (5 November 2009), "Putting some steel into pop", The Courier Mail: 42 
  2. ^ Rullo, Jasmyn (18 October 2009), "Riding high with a steely resolve", Sunday Herald Sun: 9 
  3. ^ "Steely", Canberra Times, 22 October 2009: 2 
  4. ^ Mengel, Noel (8 November 2008), "JSS' chaotic grand plan", The Courier Mail: 14 
  5. ^ a b Irwin, Julia (5 November 2008), "The singers with sting", Northcote Leader: 14 
  6. ^ "Levity releases chart topping John Steel Singers". Fuel TV. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Fans and fame for indie band", Byron Shire News, 19 June 2008: 40 
  8. ^ "Pain that feels so good", Hobart Mercury, 22 October 2009: 37 
  9. ^ "Things keep getting bigger for the John Steel Singers", Sunday Telegraph, 11 January 2009: 127 
  10. ^ "Hottest100". abc.net.au. 2010. 
  11. ^ "Chartifacts – Week Commencing: 15 November 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. 15 November 2010. Archived from the original on 16 November 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  12. ^ http://dew-process.com/news/detail/index_html?content_id=164848&category=John+Steel+Singers