Since the mid 80’s the Choirboys have been performing in pubs, clubs, theatres, concert halls and football grounds around the world. Along the way they’ve released some of the biggest and most influential songs of the past two decades – hits including the rock anthems “Run to Paradise”, “Boys will be Boys”, “Never Gonna Die” and “Struggletown”.
The bands original front man, Mark Gable (lead vocals/guitar) along with co-founder Ian Hulme (bass/vocals) still head up this slick rock outfit. The Choirboys are complete with the addition one of Australia’s best rock drummers Paul Wheeler.
On stage THE CHOIRBOYS are energetic, charismatic and compelling musicians. Their show highlights the bands chart topping hits along with the great new tracks from “Evolver”.
The Choirboys started on the Northern Beaches area of Sydney in 1979. The original members of the band were Mark Gable on vocals, Ian Hulme on bass, Lindsay Tebbutt on drums, and Brad Carr on guitar. They started jamming and writing songs, and playing together in venues around Sydney.
In 1983, George Young (formerly of The Easybeats, and older brother of Angus and Malcolm Young of AC/DC) heard a demo from the Choirboys. He recorded their self-titled debut album with his partner Harry Vanda of the famous Vanda & Young production team at the same studio where the early AC/DC and Rose Tattoo albums were recorded.
The first single, “Never Gonna Die,” reached #21 in the Australian single charts in 1983. Australian TV musical personality Ian “Molly” Meldrum said the album was “destined to become an Aussie classic.” Cold Chisel invited the Choirboys to support them on their “Last Stand”, their last tour for 15 years.
- Mark Gable – Vocals and Guitar
- Ian Hulme – Bass and vocals
- Paul Wheeler – Drums and vocals
- Lindsay Tebbutt – Drums (1979-1992)
- Brett Williams – Guitar (1988-1992)
- Brad Carr – Guitar (1979-1987)
- Richard Lara – Guitar (1995-1999)
- Barton Price – Drums (1994-1996)
- Richard Coleman – Drums (1997-2001)
- Johnny Ghiselli – Guitar (2000-2003)
- Tony Le Rhodes – Drums (1996-1997)
Run To Paradise (Acoustic)
- Choirboys – 1983
- Big Bad Noise – 1988
- Midnight Sun – 1991
- Dead Drunk Live Hangovers – 1991
- Decade, Best of 1983-1993 – 1993
- Dancin on the Grave of Rock n’ Roll – 1996
- Yo-Yo – 1996
- Evolver – 2004
|Hitmen + Dee Minor and the Dischords + Choirboys|
|28/01/83||Somersby||Narara Music Festival 1983|
|08/09/83||Dee Why, NSW||Dee Why Hotel|
|+ Forever Fifteen|
|10/09/83||Fairy Meadow, NSW||Cabbage Tree Hotel|
|+ The Rams|
|+ Vicky O’Keefe|
|13/06/99||Blacktown, NSW||Blacktown RSL Club|
The Boys Are Back In Town show.
Choirboys + Matt Finish + Spy Vs Spy + Dee Minor & The Dischords + Outline + The Radiators + Swanee + Zarsoff Bros + Mandrake + Lie Detectors