Kids In The Kitchen

by Roger Garrod on September 15, 2008

in Bands - K

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Kids in the Kitchen was a band from Melbourne, Australia during the 1980s. The band stood squarely within the New Romantic movement that dominated mid-1980s pop, showing influences of “New-Rom” groups such as Ultravox in its use of synthesisers, its angst-ridden lyrics, and the tendency of frontman Scott Carne to pronounce words such as “too” and “do” as if these had two syllables.


The band’s original line-up when it formed in 1983 was: Scott Carne (vocals), Greg Dorman (guitar), Craig Harnath (bass), Greg Woodhead (keyboards)and Bruce Curnow (drums).

The band’s first single, “Change In Mood” (produced by Ricky Fataar and Tim Kramer) reached No. 3 on the Australian national charts. After the release of their second single in Australia, “Bitter Desire”, Dorman and Woodhead quit the band and were replaced by Claude Carranza (guitar) and Alistair Coia(keyboards).

Their third single “Current Stand” was a hit overseas as well as in Australia, however the band only released two albums, Shine (1985) and Terrain (1987), before breaking up the next year.

After the group split in 1988, Carne formed a band called Priscilla’s Nightmare who released one self-titled album, then he embarked on a solo career. Carne’s solo single “All I Wanna Do” was a minor hit in 1990. Curnow opened a Billy Hyde music store in Shepparton, Victoria in 2002.


  • Scott Carne – Vocals
  • Greg Dorman – Guitar
  • Craig Harnath – Bass
  • Greg Woodhead – Keyboards
  • Bruce Curnow – Drums
  • Claude Carranza – Guitar
  • Alistair Coia – Keyboards
  • Scott Johnson – Drums
  • Simon Kershaw – Keys
  • Jason Stonehouse – Drums
  • Dave Williamson – Sax



This clip is from Hey Hey it’s Saturday, Australia Day 1985 - Something That She Said


  • Shine – 1985
  • Terrain – 1987

Known Gigs

Date City Venue
07/05/85 Sydney, NSW The Tivoli
31/05/85 Balmain, NSW Balmain Leagues Club
11/08/85 Sydney, NSW The Tivoli
11/10/85 Revesby Revesby Workers Club
13/10/85 West Ryde Jaggers
07/01/86 Cataract, NSW Cataract Scout Camp
14/01/86 Sydney, NSW The Tivoli
+ Geisha
30/01/86 Cabramatta Sweethearts – Stardust Hotel
31/01/86 Balmain, NSW Balmain Leagues Club
16/09/86 Sydney, NSW The Tivoli
17/09/86 Sydney, NSW The Tivoli
19/09/86 Sydney, NSW Macquarie University
+ John Justin & the Thunderwings
01/10/86 Sans Souci St George Sailing Club
05/10/86 Maroubra, NSW Maroubra Seals Club
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1 Clive Heritage May 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm

I have the first Kids in the Kitchen CD signed by the band .

Scott Carne signed stating “wow this is the first CD we have ever signed !

Happy with that


2 sharon lavery September 25, 2010 at 4:28 am

I have both ‘Shine’ and ‘Terrain’ on CD. Happy with that?


3 Sarah Walker October 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

Absolutely loved KITK and still do! I saw Scott Carne live recentlt and he’s still dot it! ???
Got to correct the title of the video above… The track is called ‘Something That You Said’ not ‘She Said’!


4 tony October 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm

my sister sung with dorman and woodhead after they left the band and formedf another band called shabazz…or shabbaz. they played at several melb venues incl. checkpoint charlies (the only band to sing there), now known as “the market”- gay venue.. and they were f**ken hot!


5 Greg October 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Does anyone have video footage of 28th Jan 1984


6 zafonik July 31, 2014 at 6:26 am

Why did KITK get rid of their original lead guitarist, and keyboard player ?


7 TheKiller April 12, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Does any one remember a track they recorded called “Bruce’s big bonus beats”? I think it was on the flip side of a 12″ EP they released. I want to get a copy of that.


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