|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||new wave kiwi new zealand 80s classic rock nz|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 2000s|
Formed in New Zealand in 1977, Mi-Sex originally comprised Steve Gilpin (New Zealand, d. 6 January 1992, Australia; vocals), Don Martin (bass), Murray Burns (keyboards), Kevin Stanton (guitar) and Richard Hodgkinson (drums). Mi-Sex started off playing cover versions of UK new wave material, and during their history borrowed heavily from Elvis Costello, Mink DeVille and Graham Parker, as well as cultivating an electro pop image. They relocated to Australia in 1978 and toughened up their sound. They toured incessantly and by 1979, despite attracting derision from their contemporaries for their image, Mi-Sex was one of Australias top live acts. Like Mother Goose, another New Zealand band, Mi-Sex had success with a novelty single Computer Games, which featured Gilpins hiccuping styled vocals. Paul Dunningham replaced Hodgkinson in 1981 and Colin Bailey (ex-Silent Movies) was recruited as second guitarist in 1983. Their follow-up singles also...