Australian band Machinations formed around Tim Doyle and Tony Starr in 1979, using what electronic instruments they could find.
Their school friend Fred Loneragan joined as singer and they played their first show at Garibaldi’s in Darlinghurst, Sydney in early 1980.
The band received their first overseas exposure when the single Pressure Sway (July 1983) became an American dance floor hit, reaching the Billboard Dance Chart, and the Top 10 playlist at LA radio station KROQ-FM.
Vocalist Fred Loneragan was involved in a hit-and-run accident while cycling in Sydney in 1989. He was left unconscious in a gutter for more than three hours with a broken neck and concussion until he was found by a passing motorist.
Nick (Nero) Swan