Rabbit (band)

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This article is about the Australian band. For the Japanese band, see Rabbit (Japanese band). For the South African band featuring Trevor Rabin, see Rabbitt.
Origin Newcastle, Australia
Genres Rock, glam rock
Years active 1973–1977
Associated acts AC/DC
The Cherries
The Heroes
The Tex Pistols
Past members Mark Tinson
Phil Screen
Jim Porteus
Greg Douglas
Dave Evans
David Hinds
Barry Lytten

Rabbit (originally The Cherries) was an Australian hard rock band, from Newcastle, Australia. The band was formed in 1973 by Mark Tinson (guitar, vocals), Phil Screen (drums) and Jim Porteus (bass). Vocalist Greg Douglas joined in 1974 and was replaced in October of that year by Dave Evans, formerly of AC/DC. The band played a mixture of originals and covers by artists such as Alice Cooper, The Who and The Sweet. Two early singles were followed up by a self-titled album in 1975. David Hinds joined as rhythm guitarist in 1976.

The band was described as frenetic and violently hedonistic, and their second album Too Much Rock n Roll was released in October, 1976 after the release of another two singles. Tinson and Screen then left the band. Barry Lytton joined as drummer and Tinson was not replaced.

A version of The Raiders' "Let Me" appeared as a single in early 1977. Rabbit split up that same year when both Evans and Porteus left. Tinson, Porteus and Screen then formed Heroes who released an album in 1980. Hinds joined Finch. Tinson and Screen also worked together in Swanee and The Tex Pistols. Dave Evans went on to a string of other bands.[1][2][3]

Former members[edit]

  • Greg Douglas - Vocals (1973 - 1974)
  • Dave Evans - Vocals (1974 - 1977)
  • Mike Tinson - Lead guitar (1973 - 1977)
  • David Hinds - Rhythm guitar (1976 - 1977)
  • Jim Porteus - Bass guitar (1973 - 1977)
  • Phil Screen - Drums (1973 - 1977)
  • Barry Litten - Drums (1977)
  • Duncan Faure - Singer (1975-1977)



  • Rabbit (1975)
  • Too Much Rock n Roll (1976)


  • "Lady La Di Da/Marvel Man" (1974)
  • "Too Much Rock n Roll/Shake That Thing" (1976)
  • "Wildfire/Bad Girls" (1976)
  • "Running Bear/Lets Go Rockin' Rollin' Tonight" (1976)
  • "Let Me/Kiss Me Goodnight" (1977)


  1. ^ "Artists :: RABBIT". MusicMight. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Mark Tinson". Marktinson.iansandercoe.com. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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