Pseudo Echois an Australian band which plays New Romantic style of music. The band was formed in 1982, by schoolmates, Brian Canham (vocalist, guitar and keyboard player) and Pierre Gigliotti ( bass and keyboard player). The other two members of the group were, Anthony Argiro (drum player) and Tony Lugton ( guitar and keyboard player). The group released their first album called, Autumnal Park and from it came the singles, Listening, Stranger In Me, Dancing Til Midnight, and Beat For You. The band climbed to success in a hurry in 1984. They became the 2nd biggest group in Australia. INXS was at the top of the list. The track, His Eyes, also from the first album, was used in the movie, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning.
Pseudo Echo had a change in membership before they released their second album. Tony Lugton was replaced with James Leigh ( real name James Dingli). The groups second album was released and was also successful. It was called, Love An Adventure and was released in 1986. From the album came the hit singles, Love An Adventure, Donít Go, Try, and Living In A Dream. The album was re-released the next year and included the remake of the song, Funkytown ( a Lipps, Inc. Song). The album reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and number 8 in the U. K., in 1987. The album also stayed at number 1 in Australia for 13 weeks. The track listing was a little different for the album released overseas than it was for the release in Australia, and the U. K.. The overseas version of the album was re-released in 1987, with a few changes in some of the songs.
The band released their third album in 1989, and it was called, Race. The album was more of a pop rock and metal style and was not as successful as the first two albums were. Singles from the album were, Fooled Again, Over Tomorrow, Eye Of the Storm, and Donít You Forget. Their change in music style seemed to have lost many from their established fanbase they previously had with their New Romantic style of music. The band went on tour to promote the Race album and then split up shortly after the tour ended, in 1990.
Pseudo Echo reunited in 1999 and produced the EP called Funkytown Y2K: RMX. The EP included 6 new re-mixes of Funkeytown and a year later ( in 2000), they released a double CD called, Teleporter. The CD consisted of 4 all new tracks, 5 re-mixed tracks, and a live performance in Melbourne, Australia. The group continued to tour in Australia ans were last reported seen in 2005, touring with The Idols.
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