(Sydney, New South Wales 77 – 84)
originally called Johnny & the Hitmen


Official Pre-79 Releases:

Johnny Kannis

Under the Boardwalk 7″ (RCA Victor, 103131) recorded Dec 77, released Nov 78
Tracks: Under the Boardwalk, King of the Surf


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Johnny Kannis

Demo recorded Dec 77 Trafalgar Studios
Tracks: Pushin’ too hard


Balmain Town Hall, Sydney 15-11-77 (Tracks unknown)

Demos recorded late 78 Trafalgar studios
Tracks: Dancing Time, 15 Hours, Come With Me, Feast Of Worlds, I Am The Man, The Tales, In Your Eyes, It’s So Wild, Kicks Right Now, My Baby Smiled, No Clue, Sequence & Scene, Something’s Not Right, Wings Of Steel, Wise Guys, Wrath Of God

Live late 78, venue unknown
Tracks: You got Soul

Demos recorded late 78 / early 79 Trafalgar studios
Tracks: 15 Hours, It’s So Wild, I’d Like Kiss You, Nearly Night, Night Is Over, No Clue, Wings Of Steel

Stagedoor Tavern, Sydney late 78 / early 79
Tracks: Dancing Time, You Got A Hard Time Coming, War Or Hands Of Time, Gonna Be Late, No Clue, 15 Hours


Further Information;


Line ups:

77 – 78
Johnny Kannis (voc)
Charlie Georges (gtr)
Warwick Gilbert (bass)
Ron Keeley (drms, 77)
Angie Pepper (voc)

78 – 79
Johnny Kannis (voc)
Clyde Bramley (bass, 78)
Alan Brown (drms, 78)
Steve Harris (keyb/gtr)
Ivor Hay (drms)
Chris Masuak (gtr/voc)
Warwick Gilbert (bass)
Lynne Phillips (voc, 78)
Phil Somerville (bass)

Johnny Kannis, Chris Masuak, warwick Gilbert are ex-Radio Birdman
Charlie Georges is ex-Hellcats