In 1986, Australian band Wa Wa Nee were in the unusual position of having a recording contract (with CBS records) but never having played a live gig.
Their debut single Stimulation (June 1986) nevertheless reached #2 on the Australian chart and was the first debut single to reach gold status in Australia since Eagle Rock was a 1971 hit for Daddy Cool.
In 1987, English pop mogul Simon Napier-Bell became Wa Wa Nee’s manager. Napier-Bell used to manage Wham! to whom Wa Wa Nee were unfavourably compared in their early days.