Sherbet

Sherbet

Profile:
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 The 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

Sherbet Time Change A Natural Progression (Album) Infinity Australia 1972 Sell This Version
Sherbet On With The Show (Album) Infinity Australia 1973 Sell This Version
Sherbet Slipstream (Album) Infinity Australia 1974 Sell This Version
Sherbet Life Is For Living (Album) Infinity Australia 1975 Sell This Version
L 35443 Sherbet ...In Concert(LP, Album) Infinity L 35443 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
Sherbet Howzat (Album, Comp) Infinity, Infinity, Infinity New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
Sherbet Photoplay (Album) Epic Australia 1977 Sell This Version
Sherbet Caught In The Act ... Live (Album) Razzle Records Australia 1977 Sell This Version
Sherbet Sherbet (Album) Sherbet Record Productions Australia 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

INK-4405 Sherbet Free The People(7") Infinity INK-4405 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
INK-4859 Sherbet You've Got The Gun(7", Single) Infinity INK-4859 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
FX-11,796 Sherbet Can You Feel It(7", EP) Festival Records FX-11,796 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
INK-4683 Sherbet You're All Woman(7", Single) Infinity INK-4683 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
Sherbet Hound Dog (Single) Infinity Australia 1973 Sell This Version
K-5245 Sherbet Cassandra(7", Single) Infinity K-5245 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
Sherbet So Glad You're Mine / For Your Love (Single) Interfusion 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
Sherbet Summer Love (Single) EMI 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
Sherbet If I Had My Way (Single) Epic UK 1976 Sell This Version
Sherbet Howzat (Single) Infinity Europe 1976 Sell This Version
Sherbet Dancer (Single) Epic, Epic Germany 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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