Peter McKinnon formed Sunday Painters in Wollongong on the south coast of NSW (Australia) with school friend Peter Raengel in 1979 with Dennis Kennedy joining in 1982.
This trio became the nucleus of the band, although a number of other musicians played with the band during the 1980s.
Heavily influenced by DIY attitude of the punk scene of the late 1970s, the band recorded and produced their own songs, releasing them on their own Terminal Records label. They also created record covers which were works of art in their own right – one EP came with three different covers, another featured an individually made and coloured cover for each of the 250 vinyl EPs. A cassette release featured Raengel’s bloodstains on each of the 100 copies.
Vocals, guitar, bass, clarinet
Vocals, flute, keyboards