Stella One Eleven

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Stella One Eleven
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres
  • Pop
  • rock
Years active 1997 (1997)–2005 (2005)
Labels
Past members

Stella One Eleven were an Australian pop, rock band, which formed in September 1997. They released three studio albums, Mr Big Car (1999), In Your Hands (2000) and Stella One Eleven (October 2003). Three of the band's singles, "Go Slow Girl" (July 2001), "Out There Somewhere"/"S.S.D." (October 2003) and "She" (March 2004), reached the top 40 on the ARIA Singles Chart. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2001 they were nominated for Best Independent Release and Best Adult Contemporary Album for In Your Hands. At the previous year's ceremony their single, "Only Good for Conversation" (September 1999), was nominated for Best Independent Release. The group had disbanded by October 2005 with the members undertaking solo projects.

Formation[edit]

Stella One Eleven were formed in September 1997 in Sydney when singer-songwriter Cindy Ryan went into a studio to record her debut solo album.[1] While working with her session musicians, Ryan decided to form a pop rock band with them instead.[1][2] Stella One Eleven's debut single, "Hard", appeared in 1998 and was followed by their first album, Mr Big Car, in 1999 on Candle Records.[3]

The group's line-up was Bowden Campbell (ex-Front End Loader) on guitar, Pat Hayes (ex-Falling Joys) on bass guitar and backing vocals, Genevieve Maynard (ex-Bughouse) on guitar and backing vocals, Ryan on lead vocals and guitar, and Raphael Wittingham (ex-Clouds, Golden Rough) on drums.[3] Most of the album's tracks were co-produced by Maynard with Tim Powles (of the Church); two tracks were produced solely by Maynard.[4]

Additional singles issued from the album are "Mr Big Car" (June 1999), "Only Good for Conversation" (September) and "She Lies" (December).[3][5] At the ARIA Music Awards of 2000, "Only Good for Conversation", was nominated for Best Independent Release.[6][7]

Stella One Eleven released their second album, In Your Hands, on Wow Records in late 2000. The line-up was Hayes, Maynard and Ryan with Brian Cachia on drums and Sam Carter (ex-Dogbouy) on guitar.[3] At the ARIA Music Awards of 2001 In Your Hands was nominated for Best Independent Release and Best Adult Contemporary Album.[6][8]

It generated a top 40 single, "Go Slow Girl" (July 2001), on the ARIA Singles Chart,[9] which was placed on high rotation by national youth radio station, Triple J.[10] The album reached No. 13 on Alternative Albums Chart.[11] The band wrote the theme song for National Youth Week in Australia and were appointed official Youth Week ambassadors for 2000.[10][12] In October 2001 the group were guest programmers on rage.[10]

Self-titled album[edit]

After a hiatus of two years the group reconvened to release their third studio album, Stella One Eleven, on 6 October 2003. Ryan had collaborated with outside writers including Mark Seymour (of Hunters and Collectors) on "Cold" and Paul Andrews of Lazy Susan on "Paleface" and "Beautiful Boys". It reached number 12 on the ARIA Australasian Artists Albums chart. Lucinda Gardiner of Oz Music Project described it as "an unashamedly pop album that deserves more recognition then it will probably get... Ryan's lyrics are sweeter and more optimistic here than in previous recordings. There is none of the outward vitriol on [it] that is on their other albums."[13]

They issued two singles – "Out There Somewhere"/"s.s.d. (Sweet Sweet Darling)" in October 2003 and "She" (March 2004) – the latter was produced by Paul Mac. Both singles reached the ARIA Singles Chart top 40.[9]

By October 2005 Stella One Eleven had disbanded with both Ryan and Campbell releasing solo albums: Ryan's Love Hate Tattoo and Campbell's Crooked Mile.[14]

Members[edit]

Neighbours soundtrack[edit]

Stella One Eleven's songs have featured in the background of the cafe run by Harold Bishop in the TV series Neighbours.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Complilations[edit]

  • "She Lies" included on The Basement Showcases Volume One. Club Acoustica 2002 released by Underfoot Records.

Extended plays[edit]

  • Jump and the Eclectic Acoustic Covers Collection (March 2001) Wow Records/MGM (WOW911) AUS: No. 93[5]

Singles[edit]

Year Song AUS
chart peak
[9][5]
Album
1998 "Hard" 100 Mr Big Car
1999 "Mr Big Car" 163
"Only Good for Conversation" 192
"She Lies" 95
2000 "Loose" In Your Hands
2001 "Jump" 93 Jump and the Eclectic Acoustic Covers Collection
"Go Slow Girl" 31 In Your Hands
2003 "Out There Somewhere"/"S.S.D." 33 Stella One Eleven
2004 "She" 36

Awards and recognition[edit]

Year Award Work Result
2000 Best Independent Release[7] "Only Good for Conversation" Nominated
2001 Best Adult Contemporary Album[8] In Your Hands Nominated
Best Independent Release[8] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DaRonco, Mike. "Stella One Eleven | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Artists :: Stella One Eleven". Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 16 August 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Stella One Eleven". Oz Music Project. Archived from the original on 7 August 2005. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Church Discography – Stella One Eleven". Earthlink. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Week Commencing ~ 23rd April 2001 ~ Issue #582" (PDF). The ARIA Report. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (582): 2, 4, 7, 11, 16. 23 April 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2002. Retrieved 8 April 2017.  Note: The EP is incorrectly titled: Jump and the Eaectic [sic] Acoustic Collection.
  6. ^ a b "Search results for 'Stella One Eleven'". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2000". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2001". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c "Stella One Eleven - Australian top 50 chart history". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  10. ^ a b c "Stella One Eleven – guest program". rage. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 13 October 2001. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Week Commencing ~ 13th August 2001 ~ Issue #598" (PDF). The ARIA Report. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (598): 2, 4, 7, 11, 16. 13 August 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2002. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "National Youth Week 2015 – Research". University of South Australia. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  13. ^ Gardiner, Lucinda. "Stella One Eleven Stella One Eleven". Oz Music Project. Archived from the original on 7 August 2005. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  14. ^ Ryan, Cindy. "Invitation to Our Launch: Cindy Ryan and Bow Campbell". Stella One Eleven Official Website. Archived from the original on 19 August 2006. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 

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