The Hippos (Australia)

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The Hippos
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia
GenresBlues and Roots
Years active1986 - 2003
LabelsWarner Music Group

The Hippos were an Australian blues band formed in Sydney in 1985.[1] The band released four albums in their time together until they folded in the 1990s.[2][3]

Band members[edit]

The original band members included:

  • Leszek (Lez) Karski - guitar, lead vocals. (Left to join the Bondi Cigars.)
  • John Power - bass, lead vocals.
  • Ace Follington - drums. (Left to join the Bondi Cigars.)
  • Ian Jones - saxophone, percussion, backing vocals.
  • Bridie King - keyboards, percussion, backing vocals.


Other musicians included:

  • David McBride - trombone. (Hippocracy)
  • Nigel Harris - trumpet. (Hippocracy)
  • Tim Reeves - drums.
  • Matt Morrison - drums.
  • Rory McKibbon - guitar.
  • Phil Groves - keyboards.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Organisation Award Song Result
1989 ARIA Breakthrough Artist - Single Dark Age Nominated[12]
1989 ARIA Engineer of the Year Dark Age Nominated
1989 ARIA Producer of the Year Dark Age Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.australianbluesmusic.com.au/Artists/TheHippos.aspx
  2. ^ http://rqsretrouniverse.blogspot.com.au/2008/05/living-in-20th-century-dark-age.html
  3. ^ http://australianmusichistory.com/the-balmain-sound-indie-rock-from-the-balmain-peninsula/
  4. ^ http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/102035075?searchTerm=%22Hippos%22&searchLimits=exactPhrase=Hippos%7C%7C%7CanyWords%7C%7C%7CnotWords%7C%7C%7CrequestHandler%7C%7C%7CdateFrom=1988-01-01%7C%7C%7CdateTo=1990-01-01%7C%7C%7Csortby
  5. ^ http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127236121?searchTerm=%22The%20Hippos%22%20AND%20(music%20OR%20band)&searchLimits=exactPhrase=The+Hippos%7C%7C%7CanyWords=music+band%7C%7C%7CnotWords%7C%7C%7CrequestHandler%7C%7C%7CdateFrom=1984-01-01%7C%7C%7CdateTo=1994-12-31%7C%7C%7Csortby
  6. ^ http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127247622?searchTerm=%22The%20Hippos%22%20AND%20(music%20OR%20band)&searchLimits=exactPhrase=The+Hippos%7C%7C%7CanyWords=music+band%7C%7C%7CnotWords%7C%7C%7CrequestHandler%7C%7C%7CdateFrom=1984-01-01%7C%7C%7CdateTo=1994-12-31%7C%7C%7Csortby
  7. ^ http://www.45cat.com/artist/the-hippos2
  8. ^ http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SKoP24VQ4lc/UircL_mLP4I/AAAAAAAACq4/rRBG8jf1OGA/s1600/September+11,+1988.jpg
  9. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=The+Hippos&titel=Dark+Age&cat=s
  10. ^ http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ohMW8Y8mbi8/UkAinXNxpnI/AAAAAAAACr8/vhv75aFmG74/s1600/September+25,+1988.jpg
  11. ^ http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jhf7FzlCOo4/UkQMTk0ivdI/AAAAAAAACtM/nle3JY0ZFHo/s1600/October+2,+1988.jpg
  12. ^ http://www.ariaawards.com.au/history/search/?text=Hippos&view=list

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