Electric Mary

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Electric Mary
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Hard rock, blues rock, stoner rock
Years active 2003–present
Labels Powerage Records, Bad Reputation, Big Records, Listenable Records
Associated acts Southern Sons, Bugdust, Russell Morris, Hellhounds, Mr Brown, Kellie Fernando-Bird, Bottle of Smoke, Sneak
Website www.electricmary.com
Members Rusty Brown
Pete Robinson
Alex Raunjak
Brett Wood
Past members Andy McIvor
Fox Fagan
Irwin Thomas
Patch Brown
Nathan Cavaleri
Glenn Proudfoot
Stephen(Venom)Brown
Davey Porter

Electric Mary is a rock and classic rock band from Melbourne, Australia.[1] Their debut single "Sail On" reached #76 on the ARIA Singles chart.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

Founded in 2003 after meeting Mary Campbell electric mary at Jimi Hendrix Studio in New York City In 2008 they were finalists in the MusicOz Awards, nominated for Best Rock Band.[3] They were also selected to support Whitesnake[4] and Judas Priest.[5] 2009 saw them tour with Alice Cooper[6] and Glenn Hughes[7] as well as showcasing at Experience PRS for PRS Guitars in Stevensville, Maryland alongside the likes of Carlos Santana, Dweezil Zappa and Buddy Guy. In 2010 they supported Deep Purple.[8] Whilst in the States, Electric Mary collaborated with Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Jason Corsaro[9] on a live recording which is yet to be released. Corsaro's credits include Soundgarden's Superunknown.

The latter part of 2011 saw the band perform at the World Cup in South Africa and then embark on an extensive concert tour of mainland Europe including Hell Fest in France.

In 2012 the band returned to Europe for an extensive tour taking in France, Spain & Belgium and then over to the UK and then went on to perform at The Hard Rock Hell Festival in Wales.

In 2012 The bands Drummer Stephen(Venom)Brown decided to leave and was replaced by Davey porter, who Rusty had played with on off for the previous 20 years.

In 2014 the band released the EP The Last Great Hope it was greeted with rave reviews and the band undertook a European tour selling out shows in Spain and France,unfortunately upon returning home Davey fell from a roof and smashed his ankle which kept the band off the road for more than a year.

2015 was spent in Limbo as the other members spread their wings into other outfits to temper their musical hunger.

In 2016 the band discovered the lost tapes of Hell Dorado from the previous tour, it was a revelation and they quickly snapped up the services of The Machine[disambiguation needed] to mix the Album. The band were hellbent on using The Machine after falling in love with his work on records by Detroit band Clutch[disambiguation needed]. A tour of Europe in October 2016 started the "Straight Out Of Hell Dorado " tour.

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • Four Hands High (2004) – Big Records
  • Down to the Bone (2008) – Powerage Records[10][11][12][13]
  • III (2011) – Listenable Records (Europe)
EPs
  • The Definition of Insanity (2006)[14]
  • The Venom Principle (2008)
  • Long Time Coming (2011)
  • From The Vault (2012)
  • The Last Great Hope (2014)
  • Alive In Hell Dorado (2016)
Singles
  • "Sail On" (2004) – Big Records AUS #76[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cashmere, Paul, (1 January 2009). "Electric Mary, the Undercover MySpace Indie Act of the Day". Undercover Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved on 7 August 2012.
  2. ^ The ARIA Report, Issue 743
  3. ^ MusicOz Awards
  4. ^ Classic Rock
  5. ^ PRS Guitars From The Land of Oz... Meet Electric Mary
  6. ^ Out in Canberra, 26 August 2009, Alice Cooper w/ Electric Mary by Liam Budge
  7. ^ db magazine, Thursday 23 April, Glenn Hughes/ Almost Human/ Electric Mary by James McKenzie
  8. ^ The Australian, 24 April 2010, "Deep Purple"
  9. ^ http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=9179_Electric_Mary_Record_With_Soundgarden_Engineer
  10. ^ Sunday Mercury, Sep 30 2008, ELECTRIC MARY - Down To The Bone By Paul Cole
  11. ^ The West Australian, 14 August 2009, Down to the Bone 4.5/5 stars review by Phil Jupp
  12. ^ Sunday Mercury, 28 September 2008, Down to the Bone review by Paul Cole & Jack Daniels
  13. ^ National Library of Australia listing Down in the bone
  14. ^ All Access Magazine Electric Mary :: The Definition Of Insanity by The Atomic Chaser
  15. ^ The ARIA Report, Issue 745

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