QED was a Sydney based band from 1983 to 1985.
During the same period, late ‘83 to early ‘84, Jenny Morris joined with ex-Air Supply guitarist Rex Goh, and bassist Ian Belton (ex-Dave Dobbyn and Renee Geyer), to form the core of a new band, called QED. The trio were joined in studio by various session players, and producers Mark Moffatt (produced Saints, Mondo Rock, Tim Finn) and Ricky Fataar (produced Renee Geyer, Tim Finn, Kids In The Kitchen – also ex-Rutle!). Among the players contributing to QED’s first album, were keyboardist Amanda Vincent (Eurogliders and later the Jenny Morris band), drummer Steve Fearnly, saxophonist Tony Buchanan, and Fataar himself on drums. Morris brought a number of former Crocodiles’ songs to the project, whilst Goh and Morris co-wrote a number of new songs.
The lead out single was the up-tempo synth pop number ‘Everywhere I Go’, which hit the Australian charts in December 1983. In early ‘84 QED performed the song ‘live’ on ‘Countdown’, an appearance that no doubt aided in boosting the song’s national chart peak to #19 soon after (#6 in Sydney). EMI had released QED’s debut album ‘Animal Magic’ during the same period, but sales remained sluggish. The follow up single ‘Solo And More’ hit the shelves in March of ‘84, but missed the charts completely, although the third single (and best IMHO) ‘This One’ reached a solid #45 nationally during the second half of ‘84. I’m not aware if QED toured much as a live act, which may have been a contributing factor to their album ‘Animal Magic’ failing to cast a spell on the record buying public. At any rate, QED ended up being a one album only project, and during 1984 Jenny Morris returned to session/touring work with other artists (Belton went on to play with Mondo Rock, and Goh with Eurogliders).
- Ian Belton – Bass
- Steve Fearnley – Drums
- Rex Goh – Guitar
- Martin Irwin – Keys
- Jenny Morris – Vocals
- Warren Williams – Bass
|01/07/83||Sydney, NSW||The Tivoli|
|03/07/83||Leumeah||Campbelltown Leagues Club|
|13/07/83||Riverwood, NSW||Riverwood Hotel|
|25/07/83||Kings Cross||The Manzil Room|
|13/08/83||Maroubra, NSW||Maroubra Seals Club|
|07/09/83||Sydney, NSW||The Tivoli|
|09/09/83||Coogee||Selinas – Coogee Bay Hotel|
|10/09/83||Narrabeen||Royal Antler Hotel|
- Animal Magic – 1984