|(left Chris Doheny-right Shaun Gardener)|
Titled 'The Richest Man' the second single from Shaun and Chris explores new territory for SRS by writing a social commentary about the haves and have nots and what is truly important in ones life..
After passing each other for many years on the local Melbourne music circuit Chris Doheny and Shaun Gardener have finally got around to doing some gigs and writing together.
Both of them singer, guitarist, producer, songwriters there was no shortage of ideas and ability when they got in to the studio together…
Doheny Recounts the birth of SRS. “Late last year I was stuck when my usual guitarist was ill so I called up Shaun to fill in on guitar for a show with my band Australian Made at a festival in Tom Price Western Australia. We spent about 6 hours in a small outback bar in WA drinking all their scotch and chatting while waiting for a flight on the way back to Melbourne and realised how much we had in common. The project name (Slow Release Syndrome) reflects how we intend to go about it, which is to write and release tunes at our own pace and as time permits!”
Gardener explains. “I used to watch Chris Doheny perform with his band Geisha some years ago and be in awe of his musicianship and vocal prowess, so it's a great thrill for me to finally get to embark on this musical journey with him.
I really hope you have as much fun listening to the songs as we had in the creative process…..stay tuned for more.”
Chris Doheny – gained national attention when he emerged with the band Geisha, which scored a worldwide deal with EMI Music and scored eight Top 10 singles in Australia between 1985 and 1987. One of these, “Kabuki” reached Number One. (Twenty years later Geisha were discovered in America, and Doheny toured there in 2007). He wrote songs for Daryl Braithwaite, James Blundell, Lee Kernaghan, Stevie Wright as well as US band Berlin’s singer Terri Nunn, Roxette and Andrew Ridgeley of Wham! fame. He is the voice of “More Than A Game”, theme song of Nine Network’s AFL The Footy Show, fronted glam-pop band All The Young Dudes, hard rock outfit Dragonfly and, helped coordinate the soundtrack for Australian movie The Castle, and has been releasing solo recordings and new Geisha tracks on his label Diamond Dog Records.
Shaun Gardener - Best known as lead singer and guitarist for Melbourne based band 21-20 and as the front-man for Channel 7's house band on 'Live and Kicking' from 1999.
Shaun made many appearances on Channel 10's 'Good Morning Australia'. A prolific writer, he has produced numerous CDs, including several recent solo CDs, displaying his ability to traverse many and varied musical genres. He studied classical guitar with noted classical guitarist and teacher Sebastian Jorgenson at the Montsalvat Artists’ Colony.
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