Sherbet

Sherbet

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Australian band formed in 1970 in Sydney by guitarist Clive Shakespeare. It wasn't until 1972 that Sherbet's line up stabilized and consisted of Daryl Braithwaite, Clive Shakespeare, Tony Mitchell, Garth Porter and Alan Sandow. They had evolved from a soul based covers band to a pop/rock band working with original material. During their attempts to break into the US market, Sherbet changed their name to Highway (10) to give them a harder edge. The band broke up in 1979 but reformed under a new name Sherbs which lasted for a further 4 years and produced 3 albums. From 1999 Sherbet have come together to perform a number of times with the original members returning to the group.

Members:
Clive Shakespeare (Guitar) left 1976 returned 1984
Dennis Laughlin (Vocals) left 1970
Daryl Braithwaite (Vocals)
Tony Mitchell (Bass)
Garth Porter (Keyboards)
Alan Sandow (Drums)
Gunthrher Gorman (Guitar) left 1976
Harvey James (Guitar) 1976 left 1982 returned 1984
Tony Leigh (Guitar) 1982 left 1984

Formed in 1969 from the remnants of two dance bands, Sherbet played for eight grueling months in a Sydney discotheque before being spotted by the young Roger Davies, who was later to manage Tina Turner and Janet Jackson. By January 1972 the lineup had settled to the members shown here. Between 1971 and 1978 Sherbet released 15 albums and 30 singles, 20 of which were consecutive hits. Named Best Australian Group in the TV Week King of Pop Awards every year from 1973 to 1978, they gained a sound edge over other bands through Garth Porter's Mellotron machine. In 1979 they changed their name to Highway, attempting to project a heavier image in a failed bid for the US market. After splitting, they briefly reunited as The Sherbs, this time aiming - in vain - at an audience their own age.
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Sherbet Discography

Albums

IN 24725, C 34725 Sherbet Time Change A Natural Progression (Album) Infinity IN 24725, C 34725 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
L 35007 Sherbet On With The Show (Album) Infinity L 35007 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
L 35275 Sherbet Slipstream (Album) Infinity L 35275 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
L 35652 Sherbet Life Is For Living (Album) Infinity L 35652 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
L 35443 Sherbet ...In Concert(LP, Album) Infinity L 35443 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
L-35905, L35905 Sherbet Howzat (Album) Infinity, Infinity, Infinity L-35905, L35905 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
L 36268 Sherbet Photoplay (Album) Epic L 36268 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
L-36,417 Sherbet Caught In The Act ... Live(LP, Album) Razzle Records L-36,417 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
L 36617 Sherbet Sherbet (Album) Sherbet Record Productions L 36617 Australia 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

INK-4405 Sherbet Free The People(7") Infinity INK-4405 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
FX-11,796 Sherbet Can You Feel It(7", EP) Festival Records FX-11,796 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
INK-4859 Sherbet You've Got The Gun(7", Single) Infinity INK-4859 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
INK-5145 Sherbet Hound Dog (Single) Infinity INK-5145 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
K-5245 Sherbet Cassandra(7", Single) Infinity K-5245 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
K-5399 Sherbet So Glad You're Mine / For Your Love (Single) Interfusion K-5399 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
K-5834 Sherbet Freedom / Wishing Well(7", Single) Infinity K-5834 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
K 5535 Sherbet Slipstream(7", Single) Infinity K 5535 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
K-5590 Sherbet Silvery Moon(7", Single) Infinity K-5590 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
EMI-10709 Sherbet Summer Love (Single) EMI EMI-10709 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
K-6152 Sherbet Matter Of Time / Only One You(7", Single) Infinity K-6152 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
K-6072 Sherbet Life(7", Single) Infinity K-6072 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
EPC 4574 Sherbet Howzat (Single) Infinity EPC 4574 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
S EPC 4777 Sherbet If I Had My Way (Single) Epic S EPC 4777 UK 1976 Sell This Version
EPC S 5030, EPC 5030 Sherbet Dancer (Single) Epic, Epic EPC S 5030, EPC 5030 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
K-6399 Sherbet Hollywood Dreaming / Gimme' Love (7", Single) Infinity K-6399 Australia 1976 Sell This Version

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Lomax63

Lomax63

January 20, 2013
There is also a promo single called 'Take My Heart' released in 1978 on Epic records. S EPC 6732. The B side is called Don't Wait Too Long.

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