The Onyas

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The Onyas
OriginBrisbane,  Australia
GenresPunk rock
Years active1991-present
Labels
Associated acts
MembersJohn McKeering
Richard Stanley
Jordan Stanley
Past membersAnton Bladwell
Joseber

The Onyas are an Australian punk rock band which formed in 1991 in Brisbane. The members are John "Mad Macka" McKeering (vocals, guitar) and the brothers Richard "Stanners" Stanley (bass) and Jordan "Jaws" Stanley (drum).

On 19 October 1996 they supported to the Sex Pistols in the Festival Hall in Melbourne during the Filthy Lucre Tour of the British.

They made five international tours. They were three times in Europe (1996, 1997 and 1998) and two in the United States (1997 and 2000).

Since 2007, John McKeering is also guitarist in the Cosmic Psychos.

In 2016 the band celebrated its 25 anniversary with a concert on 1 April at The Tote, Melbourne.

Members[edit]

Current line-up
  • John McKeering – vocals, guitar
  • Richard Stanley – bass
  • Jordan Stanley – drum
Occasional line-ups
1992
  • John McKeering – vocals, guitar
  • Anton Bladwell – guitar
  • Richard Stanley – bass
  • Jordan Stanley – drum
1997
  • John McKeering – vocals, guitar
  • José Bernardo "Joseber" Tolosa – guitar
  • Richard Stanley – bass
  • Jordan Stanley – drum

Discography[edit]

Cassettes[edit]

  • Brack (1991) – Self-editing

Albums[edit]

  • Get Shitfaced With The Onyas (1996) – Au-Go-Go
  • Six! (1998) – Au-Go-Go

Live albums[edit]

  • Heterospective (2000) – Dropkick

Singles[edit]

  • "Beer Gut" (1994) – Au-Go-Go
  • "Live For Rejection" (1994) – Lance Rock
  • "London... Paris... Bracken Ridge!" (1997) – 1 + 2
  • "Live For Rejection" (1996) – Man's Ruin
  • "Hit You Up The Guts" (1996) – Rock & Roll Inc.
  • "Drink 'Em Up Motherfuckers!" (1998) – Sheep
  • "Three More Hits From The Onyas" (1999) – Junk
  • "Admission Of A Lifestyle" (2000) – Dropkick

Splits[edit]

  • With Big Bongin' Baby: "The Onyas & Big Bongin' Baby" (1994) – Destroyer
  • With The Rockford Files: "Pissin' & Peckin' With The Onyas" (1995) – Knuckledrag

Further reading[edit]

  • Beteta, Manuel (2016). El año que matamos a Skippy: Un recorrido por el high-energy, punk, garage y power-pop australiano (in Spanish). Barcelona: 66 rpm Edicions. ISBN 978-84-945330-6-8.

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