Pseudo Echo

Pseudo Echo

Profile:
Pseudo Echo is an Australian band which plays New Romantic style of music. The band was formed in 1982, by schoolmates, Brian Canham (vocalist, guitar and keyboard player) and Pierre Gigliotti (bass and keyboard player). The other two members of the group were, Anthony Argiro (drum player) and Tony Lugton (guitar and keyboard player). The group released their first album called, Autumnal Park and from it came the singles, Listening, Stranger In Me, Dancing Til Midnight, and Beat For You. The band climbed to success in a hurry in 1984. They became the 2nd biggest group in Australia. INXS was at the top of the list. The track, His Eyes, also from the first album, was used in the movie, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning.

Pseudo Echo had a change in membership before they released their second album. Tony Lugton was replaced with James Leigh (real name James Dingli). The groups second album was released and was also successful. It was called, Love An Adventure and was released in 1986. From the album came the hit singles, Love An Adventure, Don’t Go, Try, and Living In A Dream. The album was re-released the next year and included the remake of the song, Funkytown (a Lipps, Inc. Song). The album reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and number 8 in the U. K., in 1987. The album also stayed at number 1 in Australia for 13 weeks. The track listing was a little different for the album released overseas than it was for the release in Australia, and the U. K.. The overseas version of the album was re-released in 1987, with a few changes in some of the songs.

The band released their third album in 1989, and it was called, Race. The album was more of a pop rock and metal style and was not as successful as the first two albums were. Singles from the album were, Fooled Again, Over Tomorrow, Eye Of the Storm, and Don’t You Forget. Their change in music style seemed to have lost many from their established fan base they previously had with their New Romantic style of music. The band went on tour to promote the Race album and then split up shortly after the tour ended, in 1990.

Pseudo Echo reunited in 1999 and produced the EP called Funkytown Y2K: RMX. The EP included 6 new re-mixes of Funkytown and a year later (in 2000), they released a double CD called, Teleporter. The CD consisted of 4 all new tracks, 5 re-mixed tracks, and a live performance in Melbourne, Australia. The group continued to tour in Australia and were last reported seen in 2005, touring with The Idols.

Previous members:

* Tony Lugton - Keyboards (1982-1984)
* Anthony Argiro - Drums (1983-1985)
* James Leigh - Keyboards (1984-1989)
* Vince Leigh - Drums (1985-1989)
* Tony Featherstone - Keyboards (1997-1999)
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Pseudo Echo Discography

Albums

Pseudo Echo Autumnal Park (Album) EMI Australia & New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
RP-119 Pseudo Echo Radio Special(LP, Promo) EMI RP-119 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo Love An Adventure (Album) EMI Australia 1985 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo Love An Adventure (Album) RCA Victor US 1987 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo Race (Album) RCA Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo Teleporter (Album) Colossal Records Australia 2000 Sell This Version
AR-4115 Pseudo Echo Autumnal Park - Live(CD, Album) Almacantar Records, Polymod Records AR-4115 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Pseudo Echo Ultraviolet(CD, Album) Not On Label (Pseudo Echo Self-released) none Australia 2014 Sell This Version
none Pseudo Echo Live At The Viper Room(CD, Album) Not On Label (Pseudo Echo Self-released) none Australia 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Pseudo Echo Listening (Single) EMI, EMI Australia 1983 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo Stranger In Me (Maxi, EP, Single) EMI Australia 1984 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo A Beat For You (Single) EMI New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
EMI-1304 Pseudo Echo Dancing Until Midnight(7") EMI EMI-1304 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo Don't Go EMI Australia 1985 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo Love An Adventure (Single) EMI, EMI UK 1985 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo Funky Town (Single, Maxi) EMI New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo Living In A Dream (Single, Maxi) RCA Australia 1985 Sell This Version
6538-1-RDAB Pseudo Echo Special AOR Rock Sampler(12", Promo) RCA 6538-1-RDAB US 1987 Sell This Version
RPS-252 Pseudo Echo Take On The World(7", Promo) RCA RPS-252 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo Fooled Again (Single) EMI Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
Pseudo Echo Over Tomorrow (Single) EMI Australia 1989 Sell This Version
COL-4750 Pseudo Echo / Lita Ford Pseudo Echo / Lita Ford - Funkytown / Kiss Me Deadly(7", Single) Collectables, BMG Special Products COL-4750 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Pseudo Echo Fighting The Tide(File, AAC, Single) Not On Label (Pseudo Echo Self-released) none Australia 2012
none Pseudo Echo Suddenly Silently(File, AAC, Single) Not On Label (Pseudo Echo Self-released) none Australia 2012
HW10098 Pseudo Echo Heaven(12") Groove Nation HW10098 Australia Unknown Sell This Version