Australian band Tall Tales and True formed as a three-piece in Sydney in 1984, building a loyal audience in the inner city before releasing their self-titled debut mini-album in 1986. They released the singles Wasted Life, Up Our Street and You’ve Got Your Troubles before being signed to the independent label, rooArt.
Their rooArt album, Shiver, appeared in 1989, producing the singles Trust and Hold on.
Also in 1989, the band embarked on a tour of Canada and the US, joined by violinist Simon Alcorn and then Robert McComb from The Triffids. After touring the UK, the band released the EP Superstition Highway in 1991.
Vanessa Lucas was added on violin and bass when Rob McComb left, eventually also joined by Dave Goesch on lead guitar.
The album Revenge (1992) produced the singles Lifeboat, Summer of Love, Watching the Wind Blow and Looking for a Place after which the band disappeared from view for two years.
1994 saw the release of their third album, Tilt, which produced two singles – You Sleep I’ll Drive and Moonshine.
Tall Tales and True played their final show at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney in 1995 with Matthew de la Hunty returning to his hometown of Perth and releasing his solo album Scissors, Paper, Rock in 1999. This was followed by a second album – Welcome to My Rock And Roll World – in 2001.
Matthew de la Hunty