Non Stop Dancers

Non Stop Dancers

Band members:

Larry Van Kriedt: vocals, guitar and saxophone.
Brett Van Kriedt: drums.
Jane Stewart: keyboards.
Karen Steains: Bass.
Kevin Jones: guitar.

Following the breakup of The Eighty Eights ('Time Machine' and 'James Bond' - minor Oz hits 1981) frontman Larry Van Kriedt undertook a new musical direction and project in 1983, when with brother Brett, he formed Non Stop Dancers. Together the Sydney based quintet played an interesting mix of pop, funk and soul, with a bit of jazz-fusion thrown in for good measure.

Gathering a loyal live audience they issued one independent single in May 1984 ('Only One') and were then snapped up by the EMI label. Their one and only album 'Surprise Surprise' was released in December '84 following hot on the heals of the first single lifted from it 'Shake This City'.

The song 'Shake This City' was an infectious song, in the best possible meaning. I mean you just couldn't help but feel upbeat and willing to dance like a damn fool every time you heard it - well I did anyway. I recall seeing the video for the song on the ABC's 'Countdown' at the time but have never come across it since. The song bopped it's way to #44 on the Australian national chart, largely on the back of its popularity in the band's home market of Sydney where it surged to #22 in November '84. Two more singles followed from 'Surprise Surprise' ('Mobbing Me' and 'Dancing'), neither of which charted nationally. The band continued to play for another 18 months and released one final single in mid '86 with 'Lost And Found'. But their brilliance just failed to register at the right moment on pop's timeline and so Non Stop Dancers stopped the bop and went their separate ways soon after.

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Non Stop Dancers Discography Tracks


Non Stop Dancers Surprise Surprise (Album) EMI Records Australia 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NSD 001 Non Stop Dancers The Independent Single(7") Not On Label NSD 001 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
EMI-1353 Non Stop Dancers Shake This City(7", Single) EMI EMI-1353 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
EMI 1447 Non Stop Dancers Mobbing Me(7", Single, Promo, pic) EMI EMI 1447 Australia 1984 Sell This Version

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