Doors open 7:30PM, Showtime 8:40-11:00PM
Reserved Seats: $34.70 +bf
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MI-SEX are back on the scene with a bang! With Steve Balbi at the helm, the band creates an on stage chemistry that is electrifying. “Compu-PU-pu-PU-pu-PU Computer Games”!
If that chorus isn’t familiar to you then you didn’t live through the early 80’s. This international hit single preceded the glut of similar-sounding British chart entrants by a year or more, and became one of the defining pop-rock songs of a generation.
MI-SEX, a name and a sound in 1977 that grew out of combining the collective creative energies of cabaret singer Steve Gilpin, an art-rock bass player Don Martin, a talented Southern drummer Richard Hodgkinson, a frustrated guitarist/songwriter Kevin Stanton, and a funk/dance keyboard player Murray Burns. 1979 saw them release their début vinyl LP, Graffiti Crimes with singles But You Don’t Care and the prophetic Computer Games going top ten on the New Zealand, Canadian, German & South African charts and number one in Australia. In the 80’s they went on to release three more albums, before semi-retiring in 1984. Coming back together in the late 80s for two more Australian tours, the summer of 1990 saw the band begin writing fresh material and talking of recording again, but, sadly, that was just before Steve Gilpin’s fatal car crash.
It was then 20 years before the band re-emerged from the music underground, after the acceptance of an invitation by Steve Balbi (Noiseworks/Electric Hippies) to front Mi-Sex at a private party and outdoor “Christchurch Quake Relief Concert”. With Balbi upfront, the band’s passion was reignited and they haven’t looked back. They recently released their first album in over 30 years, Not From Here, in September 2016.