"INXS" (pronounced "In Excess") is an Australian rock group. The band was formed in 1977 and comprised of the late Michael Hutchence (lead vocals), Andrew Farriss (guitar and keyboards), Tim Farriss (b. August 16, 1957, in Perth, Western Australia, Australia) (lead guitar), Jon Farriss (drums), Garry Gary Beers (bass), and Kirk Pengilly (b. July 4, 1958, in Kew, Victoria, Australia) (saxophone and guitar). On September 20, 2005, Canadian singer J.D. Fortune became the band's new lead vocalist after a twelve-week competition on the CBS reality show ''Rock Star: INXS''.
INXS began under the name ''The Farriss Brothers'' but the band changed it in 1979, just prior to the release of their self-titled début album in 1980, ''INXS'', which featured "Just Keep Walking".
Its follow-up, 1981's ''Underneath the Colours'' (produced by Richard Clapton), became a hit-album in Australia.
In 1983, their third album, titled ''Shabooh Shoobah'', was released successfully worldwide. The single "The One Thing" brought them their first top 30 hit in America, while "Don't Change" became a staple in the set list of college rock bands who played the frat circuit. The album ...
|music genre||Dance, New Wave (music)|
|current members|| J.D. Fortune|
Garry Gary Beers
|past members|| Michael Hutchence|