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doremi_004One of the more respected Australian post-punk bands, Do-Ré-Mi formed in Sydney in 1981 and achieved a degree of success both at home in Australia and overseas.

The band had success with their second single, Man Overboard (June 1985), which contained phrases such as “penis envy” and “pubic hair” and yet somehow escaped any censorship problems.

The song became one of the most memorable singles of 1985 and peaked at #5 on the Australian singles chart.

The attention resulted in an extended trip to Europe where the band played numerous supports as well as headlining a number of gigs while working from their base in Amsterdam.

Subsequent releases did not catch the mainstream listeners and thus their excellent album Domestic Harmony, while critically acclaimed, did not sell well.

Lead vocalist Deborah Conway went on to pursue a solo career and Do-Ré-Mi disbanded in late 1988.

Deborah Conway
Stephen Philip
Helen Carter
Bass, vocals
Dorland Bray
Drums, vocals