Biography

Ganggajang was formed in 1984 when Mark “Cal” Callaghan from The Riptides, former members of The Angels drummer Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup and bassist Chris Bailey, together with Kayellen Bee and Marilyn Delaney, decided a brand new band would best showcase their songs.

After adding former Aliens guitarist and keyboard player Geoffrey Stapleton and Adelaide born guitarist Robert James, “Ganggajang” became their self titled debut album. With sales in excess of 120,000, it spawned the hit singles “Gimme Some Lovin”, “House of Cards”, “Giver of Life”, “The Bigger They Are” and what some regard as the unofficial Australian national anthem - “Sounds of Then (This is Australia)”.

A second album, “GANGAGAIN” was completed in 1987 with the band members going on to pursue individual projects.

In 1991, the band reformed (without Kayellen and Marilyn, who had gone on to successful careers in the film industry), and took to the road for one brief tour.

The audience response was so overwhelming it encouraged the band to record the 3rd album “Lingo” which was released in 1994.

Ganggajang continue to perform across Australia and the world and in February 2001 they completed their third tour of Brazil, performing to enormous crowds .

October 2002 saw the release of the long awaited fourth album, “Oceans and Deserts”.

Edited by Bundybear on 1 Jan 2007, 00:19

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