Melbourne, Australia’s most prestigious 70’s soul/R&B group,
STYLUS, is enjoying a new wave of vigour – following great
shows in 2015 and 2016.
From the beginning, having a huge hit with their version of
Seals & Croft’s “Summer Breeze”, their third album being released thru
Motown Records in the US, and Japan’s Toshiba-EMI re-issuing the entire
catalogue of 4 albums in 1999, STYLUS has enjoyed unprecedented
respect as a world-class musical collective.
That’s the reason they were selected to open the Australian
shows of Ike & Tina Turner, Average White Band and George Benson,
among other leading world soul, funk and jazz artists,
in 1975, ’76 and ’78.
Three original STYLUS members – vocalist/songwriter
Peter Cupples, pianist/keyboardist Sam McNally and guitar wizard
Ronnie Peers – have done more in their careers since the 70’s,
than can possibly be listed here. Suffice to say,
they are all better at their art, than ever.
Melbourne’s Gerry Pantazis on drums and Chicago, USA born
Doug Williams (an Aussie for many years now) playing bass and lead vocals,
complete this line-up of STYLUS, making it the most powerful yet!
The STYLUS song-list comprises their “classic” hits from the 70’s, intelligent
funk and dance cover versions and a chunk of new original material.
Four songwriters in Stylus means there’s no shortage of great material.
STYLUS is back for real with new recordings and
the best shows of its long life.