Girlband (Australian band)

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Origin Australia
Genres Pop
Years active 2006–2008
Labels Sony BMG
Members Renee Armstrong
Renee Bargh
Jessica Smith
Patrice Tipoki

Girlband was an Australian pop group formed in 2006. There were four members, Renee Armstrong, Renee Bargh, Jess Smith and Patrice Tipoki.


The girls released their first single Party Girl on 7 October 2006, it debuted and peaked at number forty-three on the ARIA Charts.[citation needed] Their second single, Electric, was released on 28 April 2007.[citation needed]

In February 2007, the group traveled to Mumbai, India to film a promotional song for Sajid Nadiadwala's fifteen million rupee 'Heyy Babyy'.[1]

Later that year, the group supported a national tour for The Rogue Traders before disbanding in April 2007.[2]

Before Girlband[edit]

Jess Smith has appeared in Blue Water High, Home & Away and Always Greener, as well as appearing in a range of stage productions that include Caroline O'Connor - All That Jazz.

Renee Bargh has been a back-up singer for Delta Goodrem and appeared in a theatre productions that include Hats Off 2005 and Wimbledon Charity Ball 2004.

Renee Armstrong has appeared in Bootmen (both film and stage productions), Home & Away and Always Greener.[citation needed]. Most recently she played Amber in the stage production of Hairspray in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Patrice Tipoki, is a WA Academy of Performing Arts Musical Theatre Graduate and has toured with a number of musical theatre productions, including We Will Rock You, Disney's The The Lion King (as the lead character of Nala) and most recently Wicked, alternating the lead role of Elphaba with Jemma Rix.[citation needed].



Year Song AUS chart
2006 "Party Girl" 43
2007 "Electric" 73

2008 Heyy Babyy (Indian movie special song appearance)


Year Album AUS chart
2006 "Coming Out Fighting"


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