CHOIRBOYS started this year 30 years ago at founding member Mark Gable’s home in Church Point on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Armed with little 4-track studio setup in the bedsit the boys would come around to do the demos that would lead CHOIRBOYS to their first recording deal with the ‘Alberts’ label. It was the beginning of something that every kid dreams about, starting a rock ‘n’ roll band with a bunch of friends and not knowing what would happen next. It was a great time to start a band and it was a great time to be young. It was a year of not caring about the future and a great year of creativity, it was a year CHOIRBOYS started their journey that would lead them into the hearts of the Australian public and the pages of Australian music history.
Fast Forward 30 Years… CHOIRBOYS are now an essential part of our Australian culture having penned one of this countries unofficial anthems “Run To Paradise”. They epitomise the essence of the Australian pub culture scene and have secured their place in Australian music history and are viewed by many as the quintessential Australian rock band. With the tag of being an ‘Iconic Australian Heritage Band’ the terms perennial, exciting, exuberant and thoroughly entertaining are still used to describe what CHOIRBOYS are all about. It is a fact that CHOIRBOYS have been entertaining the young and old for 30 years, that they have sold multi-platinum albums and that they have survived when so many others have fallen. CHOIRBOYS have achieved legendary status in Australia and not just because of their longevity; they have also achieved this because they deliver time and time again.
So why stay around so long? “Because we bloody love it”, says singer Mark Gable. “CHOIRBOYS is exactly the kind of band that I always wanted to be in as a kid”, “so why not keep on doing it till you die?” Mark says with much enthusiasm. “It is so much fun being in this band”, he adds. The last 24 months has been extremely exciting, with the band concentrating on major corporate events in Australia and overseas. Mark became the host of the Vega Sunday Session aired on Vega 95.3FM and has also become an ambassador for ‘Beyond Blue’ The Depression Initiative. This has only served to enhance and expand the band’s future. With their music embedded in Australian culture, with hits such as ‘Run To Paradise’, ‘Boys Will Be Boys’, ‘Struggle Town’ and ‘Never Gonna Die’, CHOIRBOYS are a part of Australian history. CHOIRBOYS and their music have found their way into our hearts, ears and minds and will be a part of our lives for a long time to come. To celebrate the three decades that CHOIRBOYS have persisted, and existed, the band is about to embark on its 30th anniversary tour ‘NEVER GONNA DIE’, their first major tour since 2004. The tour will support the release of the 30th anniversary album ‘NEVER GONNA DIE’ The Very Best Of through Warner Music.