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Sherbet a. The Sherbs and Highway was one of the most prominent and successful Australian rock bands of the s. Their biggest singles were " Summer Love " and "Howzat"both reaching number one in Australia. Though the band 's success in the U. Throughout the s, the group was managed by Roger Davies. From until Sherbet scored 20 hit singles in their homeland including two number ones and released several platinum status albums. Sherbet were formed in Sydney in by guitarist Clive Shakespeare with members of his former band, Downtown Roll Band.
Initially they started out as a soul band doing Motown covers and other soul and rock-based material. The band's first single was 's "Crimson Ships", a cover of a song by Badfinger ; it featured original Sherbet vocalist Dennis Laughlin. The band played a formative residency at Jonathon's Disco in Sydney duringplaying eight hours a night, four days a week for eight months, and it was during this period that they were spotted Suck Brick - Deterioration - Suck Brick (Lathe Cut, Album) their future manager, Roger Davies.
Daryl Braithwaite joined during this period, initially as a second lead vocalist. Laughlin left the band a few months later and Braithwaite then became Sherbet's sole lead singer. InSherbet won Australia's prestigious national rock band contest the Hoadley's Battle of the Soundsand they are notable as one of only two groups to win the competition along with The Twilights who went on to achieve major commercial success.
Most of their early recordings were produced by Festival's house producer Richard Batchenswho also produced several hit albums and singles for Infinity's other major success, Richard Clapton.
The band increased its profile with prestigious support slots on major tours by visiting international acts including Gary Glitter and The Jackson 5. By earlyafter much turnover, Sherbet's line-up had solidified to include lead vocalist Braithwaite, Small World (Part One) - Huey Lewis & The News - Small World on guitar, bassist Tony Mitchellkeyboard player Ogonjok - Various - Trax#26 Porterand drummer Alan Sandow.
However, from toSherbet's chief songwriting team of Shakespeare and Porter were responsible for co-writing the lion's share of the band's music, which deftly combined British pop and American soul influences. The band released their first album Time Change A Natural Progression in A string of hits followed in Australia, with Sherbet consistently releasing original Top 10 hits such as "Slipstream""Silvery Moon" and the 1 hit "Summer Love" In fact a total of 11 Sherbet songs reached the Australian top 10, and the band became the darlings of Australia's teenyboppers and made regular appearances on the top TV pop show Countdown.
Sherbet's albums also charted extremely well in their homeland: 's On With The Show peaked at 6, 's Slipstream reached 5, 's Life Is For Living was a 6 hit, and their first Greatest Hits compilation from became their first 1 album. Fromlead singer Braithwaite also maintained an active solo career alongside Sherbet, with Sherbet members often playing on Braithwaite's solo singles.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Porter also began to take an occasional lead vocal on Sherbet singles. Throughout this era, Sherbet toured Australia regularly and with remarkable thoroughness; they were one of the few bands to consistently commit to playing full-scale concerts in even the remotest regions of the country.
In JanuaryShakespeare left Sherbet citing 'personal reasons'. The last song he played on before leaving the band was "Child's Play", a 5 hit in February. Shakespeare was replaced at first by journeyman Godriders (In The Sky) - Cheerleader69 - Godriders In The Sky Gunther Gorman but within weeks and before any new recordings were made Gorman left and was replaced by Harvey James ex Ariel.
Around this same time, bassist Tony Mitchell stepped up to join Porter as Sherbet's new main songwriting team. The song's success lead to an extensive international tour in As well, while the Howzat album also made 1 in Australia, it failed to chart in the U.
Hoping to achieve international success, from Sherbet spent several years trying to make an impact in the United States.
Their album Photoplay was retitled Magazine for US release, and featured elaborate gatefold packaging. Though Photoplay and its lead single "Magazine Madonna" were successes in Australia both reaching 3 on their respective chartsthe retitled Magazine LP failed to chart in the U.
With U. Accordingly, the band's final U. But despite the new group moniker, the Highway 1 record flopped in the U. By this time the band's career in Australia began to decline. The band's next single, "Beg, Steal or Borrow" missed the chart completely, and January 's "Angela" from the soundtrack to the film Snapshot only Matter Of Time - Sherbet - Super Hits (DVD) to Their Australian success was on the wane, and whether as Sherbet or as Highway, the group had been unable to come up with a follow-up international hit to "Howzat".
Seemingly frustrated by the sudden career turnaround, after issuing a final single in Australia as Highway "Heart Get Ready", which flopped at 89the band broke up in mid The breakup did not last long.
Matter Of Time - Sherbet - Super Hits (DVD)the band reconvened with exactly the same personnel, but with another new name The Sherbs and a somewhat modified progressive new wave sound. This version of the band had some minor success in America, but their almost complete lack of chart action in Australia was in stark contrast to their s heyday. It was the first album by the group — under any of their names — to chart in America.
A week later, on the chart Matter Of Time - Sherbet - Super Hits (DVD) March 28th, the track climbed to 14, in the process becoming the band's biggest US hit on any chart. However, the news was not all good: none of the singles issued from The Skill hit the Australian topa huge comedown for a band that had been major stars in Australia only two Cant Repeat - The Offspring - Greatest Hits earlier.
A second Sherbs album, Defying Gravityfollowed inbut failed to produce a single that charted in the either the US or Australian top Staying on the chart for 16 weeks the track reached number 26 in June of The track's mild AOR success was not enough to ignite album sales in the US, though, as Defying Gravity only reached on the album charts.
A mini-album Shaping Up appeared in It was critically well received and spawned two rather minor hits in Australia, but the US issue missed the chart completely. The Sherbs were now in a position where the American listening public was apparently largely indifferent to their new releases, and — despite their newer, more contemporary sound — the Australian audience had seemingly written them off as a relic of the s.
Garth Porter Matter Of Time - Sherbet - Super Hits (DVD) said that he found this especially frustrating, as he felt The Sherbs were actually writing and performing better material during this era than in their s heyday.
The band finally decided to call it a day inreverting back to the "Sherbet" name for a surprisingly successful farewell tour of Australia and a final single, "Tonight Will Last Forever". Shakespeare returned to co-write and appear on this final single, and both Shakespeare and James rejoined Sherbet on the final Matter Of Time - Sherbet - Super Hits (DVD).
Following the group's break-up, lead singer Daryl Braithwaite went on to a successful solo career in Australia, and Garth Porter and Clive Shakespeare became successful record producers.
Sherbet have continued to come together to perform on occasion over the years. Sherbet now usually performs as a six piece line-up of Braithwaite, Sandow, Mitchell, Porter, James and Shakespeare, as in a recent live appearance at the May Australian TV Logie Awardswhere they performed their biggest hit, "Howzat". This performance launched the Countdown Spectacular tour which they headlined throughout Australia during September Matter Of Time - Sherbet - Super Hits (DVD) October The band also played three warm-up shows in August billed as Daryl Braithwaite and Highway  so as not to pre-empt the Willy Wonky - Various - How The Sun Was Made reunion for the Countdown Spectacular.
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