Lo-Tel

Lo-Tel

Real Name:
Luke Hanigan, Dave Lumsdaine, Darren Brollo
Profile:
Lo-Tel is a Sydney-based band. Initially a trio consisting of Luke Hannigan (singer and guitarist), Dave Lumsdaine (bass) and Darren Brollo (drums), Lo-Tel were signed to Murmur Records in 1999 on the strength of a demo that reached the label through an industry veteran who saw potential in the band. Their first single "Genre Casting" was released in early 2000 only on vinyl, subsequently leading to their first commercial single "Teenager Of The Year". The latter became a Top 40 hit on the back of its appearance in the popular Australian film Looking For Alibrandi. They also sang the Telstra advertisement remix of I Am Australian. Lo-tel's debut album Planet of the Stereos dropped in November 2000 and achieved moderate commercial success. Two further singles from the album, "A Pop Song Saved My Life" and "Crucifix", enjoyed a similar amount of airplay and publicity but were less successful. In March 2001, Luke Hannigan married his long time partner, Australian actor Pia Miranda, in Las Vegas.

After a two-year break, Lo-Tel regrouped in 2002 (with Paul Wheeler, ex-'<url:http://www.discogs.com/artist/Primary+(2)>Primary</url>' replacing Brollo), and put out their elaborate second album The Lost Thing, with artwork by Shaun Tan. Although the album track "Angel" received some commercial airplay, The Lost Thing failed to make the Top 50 upon release, and Lo-Tel slipped from view soon after.

Darren Brollo is currently the drummer for the band Betamax, which is headed by singer/singwriter Jacob Butler of Australian Idol (2007) fame.
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Lo-Tel Discography

Albums

Lo-Tel Planet Of The Stereos (Album) Murmur Australia 2000 Sell This Version
mattcd122 Lo-Tel The Lost Thing(CD, Album) Murmur mattcd122 Australia 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Lo-Tel Genre Casting (Single) Murmur Australia 1999 Sell This Version
EPIC46 Lo-Tel Hudson N.Y.(CDr, Single, Promo) Epic EPIC46 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
MATTCD102 Lo-Tel Teenager Of The Year(CD, Single, Enh) Murmur MATTCD102 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
MATTCD110 Lo-Tel Crucifix(CD, Maxi) Murmur MATTCD110 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
MATTCD107 Lo-Tel A Pop Song Saved My Life(CD, Single, Enh) Murmur MATTCD107 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
35028 Jebediah, Lo-Tel Jebediah, Lo-Tel - The Source(CD-ROM, Mini, Promo, Smplr) Esky 35028 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
mattcd131 Lo-Tel Angel(CD, Maxi) Murmur mattcd131 Australia 2004 Sell This Version

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