Hush were a Sydney based Glam-Rock band of the 1970’s. They were, like many bands of the time, true “Road Warriors” who worked hard and worked often and appeared regularly on TV shows like Countdown.
The original lineup was formed in 1971 and consisted of Keith Lamb on vocals, Chris Nolan on keyboards, Robin Jackson on guitar, Rick Lum on bass and John Koutts on drums. In 1972 Nolan, Jackson and Koutts left and were replaced by Les Gock on guitar and Chris “Smiley” Pailthorpe on drums. This lineup is probably considered the “classic” version of Hush. They initially came to the attention of the broader public after making the NSW finals of the 1972 “Hoadley’s Battle Of The Bands”.
They enjoyed a solid recording career from 1972 through to 1977 with their biggest successes being in the mid 1970’s with Bonie Maronie” and “Glad All Over”. Their colourful live performances also translated well on to a brand new medium of the time, Colour TV.
Jacques De Jongh joined in 1976 as a second guitarist but Rick Lum left soon after and they continued again as a four-piece band. They disbanded officially in 1977 although various lineups have reformed for odd performances more recently.