DEF FX are Australia’s number one surf electronic rock 90s band. Their music has been described as a fusion of psychedelia, industrial, grunge, electronica, and heavy metal, and in their early days, even reggae and disco. They released a number of albums in the 90s including Water (1991), Light Speed Collison (1992), Baptism (1993) and the ARIA Gold album Majick (1996). The band disbanded in 1997 after multiple chart successes and a reputation as the best live touring band in Australia. They toured internationally with bands like Smashing Pumpkins and No Doubt.
Fiona Horne herself widely regarded as one of the pioneering women in Australian punk rock music. Starting in bands in the 1980s Fiona went onto to create DEF FX in 1991 and was known as one of the most enigmatic women in Australian music of that time. Fiona went on to write several bestselling books on Witchcraft, and established herself as a popular international television personality and radio show host. Most recently, Fiona became an accredited commercial pilot and is passionate about working with organisations providing medical services, food and supplies to poor and underprivileged communities. In February 2017, she coordinated relief efforts and piloted two humanitarian aid missions into Haiti in the wake of devastating Hurricane Matthew.
2017 will mark the 20th year anniversary since the band broke up. It will also be the first time since 1993 that the original founding guitarist, BLAKE GARDNER will perform with the band. Blake (with a story like original guitarist of Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Frusciante) is the original song writer of name-making hits like, SURFERS OF THE MIND. His sonic style was a cornerstone of the band’s sound. Whilst the band was touring the USA in 1993 with two songs in the Billboard charts, Blake had a breakdown and the band could not complete the tour. A replacement guitarist was brought in who remained inthe band whilst Gardner went on to perform in metal bands in Denmark and become a ground-breaking music producer there.
DEF FX will be joined onstage by My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult (often shortened to Thrill Kill Kult or TKK ) on their first ever visit to Australia. Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax Records stable of bands, THRILL KILL KULT creators Groovie Mann (lead vocals) and Buzz McCoy (keys/production) have been conjuring up sonic tales of blasphemy, sexcapades and kitschy horror for over 25 years. Their sound is a concoction of experimental, disco, rock, new wave, lounge and glam, interlaced with their signature “sampled dialogue” – a reflection of the duo’s musical influences, and insight into their taste in cinema.
The Heaven and Hell tour will mark a special reunion for DEF FX, bringing together the original songwriters and performers that were pivotal in creating that unique 90s DEF FX sound and image. They will play all their hits and are releasing a new single especially for the tour. Joined by friends and cult band TKK will make it one of the music events of the year.
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