Sean Kelly (Australian musician)
Sean Kelly in San Francisco, California with Models – 1986
|Birth name||Sean Patrick Kelly|
|Also known as||Sean Kelly|
|Born||9 November 1958|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Genres||Rock, new wave|
|Labels||Suicide, Mushroom, Polydor, RooArt, Columbia, Sony Music, Liberation Blue|
|Associated acts||Spred, Teenage Radio Stars, Models, DUH, Absent Friends, The Dukes, Interchange Bench, Astrid Munday and Dystopia|
Kelly started his career in 1977 in Spred, later called Teenage Radio Stars, alongside James Freud who would later join him in Models. After the demise of Teenage Radio Stars Kelly and fellow band member Pierre Voltaire (Peter Sutcliffe) joined with former JAB members Janis Friedenfelds (Johnny Crash) and Ash Wednesday to form Models. The Models continued, with many line up changes, until 1988.
Kelly released a solo single "Thankyou Goodnight" in 1989 and formed Absent Friends with his partner Wendy Matthews and Garry Gary Beers. After a top ten album, Here's Looking Up Your Address (#7), a top ten single, "I Don't Wanna Be With Nobody But You" (#4), and an ARIA award the band broke up in 1990. Kelly provided guitar on Matthews' debut solo album, Émigré (November 1990).
Since then Kelly has played with Interchange Bench (1993–1998) with Andrew Duffield, Billy Miller, Ken Firth and Cal McCalpine; and also with Astrid Munday and Dystopia (1996–1999), together with Astrid Munday (vocals), Stephen Moffat (guitar), Tim Cleaver (bass), Shamus Goble (drums), Rosie Westbrook (bass) and Craig Williamson (drums). Kelly toured with a reformed Models in 2000 and 2001 before releasing his first solo album Moons of Jupiter in 2006.
with Models (1979 —1988)
- Alphabravocharliedeltaechofoxtrotgolf – Mushroom (November 1980)
- Cut Lunch (EP) – Mushroom (July 1981)
- Local &/or General – Mushroom (October 1981)
- The Pleasure of your Company – Mushroom (October 1983)
- Out of Mind, Out of Sight – Mushroom (1985)
- Models' Media – Mushroom (December 1986)
- Models' Collection – Mushroom (November 1993)
- Models and Friends – Mushroom (1995)
- Melbourne (live) – Shock (2001)
with Absent Friends (1989 —1990)
with The Dukes (1990 —1993)
- Harbour City – Sony (December 1992)
- I Fought the Law (EP) (1993)
- "Thankyou Goodnight" single – rooArt (1989)
- Moons of Jupiter – Liberation Blue (2006)
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