The Paradise Motel

Profile:
The group formed in Hobart, Tasmania in the early 1990s, with Bickford, Aulich and Bailey where they played one concert, before relocating to Melbourne in 1995.

They found their new lead singer, Merida Sussex, working in the St Kilda Public Library. They were soon signed by Mushroom Records.

The band later relocated to London, though did not record again anything after their relocation, and broke up in 2000.

In January 2008 recording began on the band's third studio album 'I Still Hear Your Voice At Night', completed at the end of 2008. Longtime violinist and co-arranger Campbell Shaw became a full-time member of the band after recording, bass guitarist Esme MacDonald joined shortly before recording as did drummer Damien Hill. In December 2008 drummer Damien Hill took his own life and the album was not released until January 29th 2011, the date Hill's daughter was born shortly after his death.

Work on a fourth studio record, Australian Ghost Story began mid-2009, again produced by the band, this time with overdubs in London by Jason Breckenridge and mastering by Casey Rice. The album was released on the 30th anniversary of her birth, June 11, 2010.
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Albums

dinf007, DINF007 The Paradise Motel - Still Life album art The Paradise Motel Still Life (Album) Infectious Records, Infectious Records dinf007, DINF007 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
INFECT47CD The Paradise Motel - Left Over Life To Kill album art The Paradise Motel Left Over Life To Kill (Album, Comp) Infectious Records INFECT47CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
none The Paradise Motel - Flight Paths album art The Paradise Motel Flight Paths (Album) Infectious Records none UK 1998 Sell This Version
74321 67880 2 The Paradise Motel - Flight Paths & Reworkings album art The Paradise Motel Flight Paths & Reworkings (Album) Infectious Records 74321 67880 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
none The Paradise Motel - Australian Ghost Story album art The Paradise Motel Australian Ghost Story (Album) Left Over Life To Kill none Australia 2010 Sell This Version
none The Paradise Motel - Australian Ghost Story Live album art The Paradise Motel Australian Ghost Story Live(CD, Album) Not On Label (The Paradise Motel Self-released) none Australia 2010 Sell This Version
LOLTK05 The Paradise Motel - I Still Hear Your Voice At Night album art The Paradise Motel I Still Hear Your Voice At Night(CD, Album, Dig) Left Over Life To Kill LOLTK05 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
LOLTK 006 The Paradise Motel - Oh Boy album art The Paradise Motel Oh Boy(CD, Album, Dig) Left Over Life To Kill LOLTK 006 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DINF001 The Paradise Motel - Left Over Life To Kill album art The Paradise Motel Left Over Life To Kill (EP) Infectious Records DINF001 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
dinf006 The Paradise Motel - Bad Light album art The Paradise Motel Bad Light(CD, EP) Infectious Records dinf006 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
DINF4 The Paradise Motel - Some Deaths Take Forever album art The Paradise Motel Some Deaths Take Forever(CD, EP, Ltd, Num) Infectious Records DINF4 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
Infect 46S The Paradise Motel - Calling You album art The Paradise Motel Calling You (Single) Infectious Records Infect 46S UK 1997 Sell This Version
DINF009 The Paradise Motel - Please Keep Me Safe album art The Paradise Motel Please Keep Me Safe(CD, EP) Infectious Records DINF009 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
LESM0027 The Paradise Motel - Thumbelina album art The Paradise Motel Thumbelina(7", Single, Jukebox) Les Martin Records LESM0027 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
DINF014, MUSH01730.2 The Paradise Motel - Heavy Weather album art The Paradise Motel Heavy Weather(CD, Single) Infectious Records, Infectious Records DINF014, MUSH01730.2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
74321 56286 2 The Paradise Motel - Watch Illuminum album art The Paradise Motel Watch Illuminum (Single) Infectious Records 74321 56286 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
INFECT68CDS The Paradise Motel - Hollywood Landmines album art The Paradise Motel Hollywood Landmines (Single) Infectious Records INFECT68CDS UK 1998 Sell This Version
none The Paradise Motel - Aeroplanes album art Paradise Motel* Aeroplanes Mushroom none Australia 1998 Sell This Version
DINF021, MUSH01778.2 The Paradise Motel - Derwent River Star album art The Paradise Motel Derwent River Star(CD, Single) Infectious Records, Infectious Records DINF021, MUSH01778.2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
Infect69CDSP The Paradise Motel - Drive album art The Paradise Motel Drive (Single) Infectious Records Infect69CDSP UK 1999 Sell This Version
INFECT65CDSP The Paradise Motel - Lee's Trees album art The Paradise Motel Lee's Trees(CD, Single) Infectious Records INFECT65CDSP UK 1999 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none The Paradise Motel - Signs Of Still Life - A Montage - From The Debut Album album art The Paradise Motel Signs Of Still Life - A Montage - From The Debut Album(Cass, Promo) Infectious Records, MDS none Australia 1996 Sell This Version
INFECT65CDP The Paradise Motel - Flight Paths (5 Track Album Sampler) album art The Paradise Motel Flight Paths (5 Track Album Sampler) Infectious Records INFECT65CDP UK 1998 Sell This Version
INFECT 47CDP The Paradise Motel - Left Over Life To Kill (Specimen Songs From The Forthcoming Album) album art The Paradise Motel Left Over Life To Kill (Specimen Songs From The Forthcoming Album)(CD, Promo, Smplr, Cle) Infectious Records INFECT 47CDP UK 1998 Sell This Version
INFECT 65CDPX The Paradise Motel - Reworkings album art The Paradise Motel Reworkings(CD) Infectious Records INFECT 65CDPX UK 1999 Sell This Version