Wednesday, 11 September 2013
This Is Real/Individuals/It's A Sunny Day/Leaf On A Tree/You Need A Friend/No Love Around/I'm Not Satisfied/Days Are Gone/You Don't Need Me/Colour Of Love
Australian rock band The Sunnyboys, formed in 1980, were known for their powerful yet melodic songs, many written by frontman Jeremy Oxley. Jeremy and his brother and fellow band member Peter originally hailed from Kingscliff where they were students at Tweed River High and members of garage band Wooden Horse. After moving to Sydney and forming The Sunnyboys, the band moved from playing small inner-city venues to cracking the mainstream music charts very quickly. Their first two albums, Sunnyboys and Individuals both charted into the Top 30 of the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. The Sunnyboys produced melodic power pop classics and were rewarded with an immediate positive response. However as is the case with many bands, talent and enthusiasm was not enough to keep them together. Jeremy Oxley was battling mental illness and after much internal dissent, and despite critical praise and a number of hits, The Sunnyboys broke up in 1984.
They have reunited sporadically since their original break-up, playing one-off shows in 1998 and 2012.