|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
11 January 1949, Melbourne, Australia. Braithwaite came to national attention as lead singer with the Australian teen phenomenon of the 70s, Sherbet. His talent as a vocalist was often overlooked by older music buyers, put off by his adoring teenage fans. He managed to have substantial success both as a member of the band and on solo vocal outings. His early solo albums and singles were a mixture of cover versions of standards or Warren Morgan-penned originals and did very little to change the opinion of the public at large, even though he won many awards as a pop vocalist and had seven Australian Top 40 entries from 1974-79.
By this time Sherbet was aiming at the overseas market and Braithwaites solo career was put aside. Although the Sherbs, as the band was now known, recorded some strong material, the bands aspirations faltered and Braithwaite retired from the music business altogether. During a period working as a labourer, he...