Long is the time since billboards throughout the nation have lit up with the title Divinyls. A model synonymous with uncooked, thrilling, and above all uncompromising rock ‘n’ roll. A band that gained the guts of a nation after which finally the world. That time has come once more as founding member, guitarist and co-songwriter Mark McEntee returns in 2019 with a proficient new line-up hitting the street in March to honour the legacy and rejoice the indelible music created with the late, nice Chrissy Amphlett.
Led by the commanding vocal stylings of Amphlett and the whip good guitar vocabulary of McEntee, the Divinyls have been a large worldwide success within the ‘80s-‘90s.
Managed early on by Bon Scott’s pal and collaborator, Vince Lovegrove, the Divinyls signed to the biggest-ever publishing take care of EMI America because the duo co-wrote hits similar to Boys In Town, Only Lonely, Sleeping Beauty and the worldwide hit, I Touch Myself, which charted at #2 on the US charts in 1991.
By this time the Divinyls have been sharing administration with Madonna and Michael Jackson. It was a deal that had stemmed from early and hard-earned American success, opening 1983’s iconic US Festival to over 150,000 folks, being the main target of a double-page unfold within the New York Times and touring with the heady likes of Aerosmith, The Ramones and The Cult.
While I Touch Myself was banned in sure components of the world (together with radio stations at residence in Australia) it induced a stir with audiences as bras have been raised at exhibits in salute and a brand new openness advanced in popular culture. The empowerment impressed by Amphlett was unstoppable and although she tragically handed away in 2013, she stays a female icon for then and now.
Throughout the band’s historical past, Mark McEntee impressed as a world-class songwriter and guitarist, and a highly-acclaimed musical arranger within the studio. He co-wrote I Touch Myself with Billy Steinberg (Like A Virgin, True Colors, Eternal Flame), had his track, Science Fiction, included in APRA’s ‘75th Anniversary Best 30 Australian Songs Of All Time’ and penned The Pretenders 1999 hit, Human On The Inside, for Chrissie Hynde. The Divinyls are inductees within the ARIA and Victorian Music halls of fame as proof that the songs will reside on perpetually.
Feeling an natural want as a musician to carry out the songs he co-wrote as soon as once more, McEntee will lead a significant Divinyls tour in 2019. Joining him might be firebrand Baltimore-bred, LA-based singer/songwriter, Lauren Ruth Ward, unique Blondie guitarist and Divinyls (1987-88) alumni, Frank Infante, and a cracking new Australian rhythm part to deliver these hit tunes – from the guts and supply – again to phases all around the world.
It’s time. And it’s additionally, as McEntee says, a Divinyls Mission.
See you on the street!
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*Tickets on sale December sixth, 2018
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